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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 131452 times)

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1440 on: May 15, 2022, 09:01:04 AM »
Two mods have been banned over on TBP in the last week or so.  That's different.
I don’t know if that is actual progress. The mod I saw catching a ban looked like a case of the Woke vice getting turned tighter and tighter to where they’re targeting their own. Which is to be expected.

The latest ban I saw was for KaijuGooGoo making the observation that generally speaking people are less racist than they were 65 years ago. For noting that progress had been made since 1957, not at all arguing that racism doesn’t exist, Q99 handed out a 2-day ban.

That’s what Steven Pinker calls “progressophobia”.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1441 on: May 15, 2022, 11:34:41 AM »
Two mods have been banned over on TBP in the last week or so.  That's different.
I don’t know if that is actual progress. The mod I saw catching a ban looked like a case of the Woke vice getting turned tighter and tighter to where they’re targeting their own. Which is to be expected.

The latest ban I saw was for KaijuGooGoo making the observation that generally speaking people are less racist than they were 65 years ago. For noting that progress had been made since 1957, not at all arguing that racism doesn’t exist, Q99 handed out a 2-day ban.

That’s what Steven Pinker calls “progressophobia”.
That’s not a bad term for it. Ironic that people who call themselves progressive have to deny that progress has been made at all on any topic they care about. The denial of any progress being made eventually can lead one to think progress is impossible, and if progress is impossible I guess one might as well eventually become some kind of conservative.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1442 on: May 15, 2022, 07:56:12 PM »
Two mods have been banned over on TBP in the last week or so.  That's different.
Who's the other? Arethusa ate a one day, which really isn't much of a ban to be honest.
KaijuGooGoo

I'm more curious what happened backstage.  Years ago when asked do mods ban just on their own judgement I recall the answer being there were always multiple people discussing it backstage before a ban was handed down.  A one off mod ban I can see as just everyone has an off day.  Two in short order seems like some folks aren't getting along as well as they may have in the past.   Could still just be coincidence but I would think mod bans get a little more discussion and notice by other mods reminding everyone to be on best behavior.
Maybe they don't.
Not a mod. Validated user, but not a mod.

My mistake.  Although I swear that user was a mod at one point.

EDIT- Nope. I'm wrong. Not ever a  mod and history of infractions at least for the last couple years
No harm done. You probably saw him popping up in infractions and got him mixed up.


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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1443 on: May 19, 2022, 09:33:49 AM »
These people are fucking incompetents.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/a-friend-is-having-trouble-with-their-account.897344/

But then, is anyone really surprised?

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1444 on: May 20, 2022, 05:20:18 PM »
Reported a year prior even. Takes away from punishing wrong think?

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1445 on: May 20, 2022, 11:02:11 PM »
If they put as much effort in making sure to run Orwellian, regressive and repressive website, as they do their tech issues they would have none or very little.

Can’t have anything pulling them away from making sure that no one posts anything remotely positive about the police.

If I am not mistaken someone told pundits about a tech issue on the site and it was fixed within hours.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1446 on: May 31, 2022, 08:33:11 AM »
You saw it here, folks: TBP's official stance on police is 'ACAB'.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/acab-did-i-miss-a-ruling.897690/

Now, particularly in light of the Uvalde police department's response to the school shooting there, I can understand a certain amount of vitriol.

But once again, TBP mods are ALL about the fee-fees, not the nuance or the facts.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1447 on: May 31, 2022, 07:40:02 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1448 on: May 31, 2022, 07:50:34 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1449 on: May 31, 2022, 08:01:52 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

How about the Rayshard Brooks Killing?

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993842478/fired-atlanta-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated-due-to-personnel-rules
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1450 on: May 31, 2022, 08:10:41 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

How about the Rayshard Brooks Killing?

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993842478/fired-atlanta-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated-due-to-personnel-rules
Was Rayshard Brooks an active shooter (or, as Ratman_tf specified, a school shooter)? Looking over your article, it sure seems that he was not.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1451 on: May 31, 2022, 08:15:35 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

How about the Rayshard Brooks Killing?

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993842478/fired-atlanta-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated-due-to-personnel-rules
Was Rayshard Brooks an active shooter (or, as Ratman_tf specified, a school shooter)? Looking over your article, it sure seems that he was not.

I guess it depends if you consider a Taser gun to be a gun.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1452 on: May 31, 2022, 08:51:08 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

How about the Rayshard Brooks Killing?

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993842478/fired-atlanta-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated-due-to-personnel-rules
Was Rayshard Brooks an active shooter (or, as Ratman_tf specified, a school shooter)? Looking over your article, it sure seems that he was not.

I guess it depends if you consider a Taser gun to be a gun.

  Well, considering Atlanta had just suspended and fired cops a few weeks before for tasing people and called a taser a deadly weapon....it does cause a bit of mental gymnastics.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1453 on: May 31, 2022, 08:52:34 PM »
What member of the Uvalde police department wants to risk life in jail for shooting a school shooter? After George Floyd I'm surprised any cops are still willing to stay on the force at all.
Do you have an example of a cop facing charges for firing on an active shooter, or is this just more of your usual absurdium?

How about the Rayshard Brooks Killing?

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993842478/fired-atlanta-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-reinstated-due-to-personnel-rules
Was Rayshard Brooks an active shooter (or, as Ratman_tf specified, a school shooter)? Looking over your article, it sure seems that he was not.

I guess it depends if you consider a Taser gun to be a gun.
If I'm not mistaken, Georgia law specifically classifies Taser use as 'deadly force'.

Shasarak

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1454 on: May 31, 2022, 11:55:17 PM »
Looking over your article, it sure seems that he was not.

Looking over my article it says:

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Footage captured by police body cameras, Wendy's security cameras and bystanders showed Brooks resisted arrest but was running away from the officers when he was shot. In the scuffle, he grabbed an officer's Taser, then ran away. Rolfe chased him with his own Taser drawn. Still running, Brooks tried to fire the Taser back toward Rolfe. Rolfe then drew his handgun and fired three shots, two of them striking Brooks.
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