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Philip Cardgage

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58681 on: January 10, 2019, 02:10:47 PM »
Lest we forget

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That gave me chills when i saw it. Poor nathan :(

I'll never understand how he doesn't break character.  I think he's only broken once, for a split second when he was talking to the brothers who gave a shout out to J-Squad.  Even with the Grandson's pee guy, he never cracked. 

jorma

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58682 on: January 10, 2019, 02:11:16 PM »
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I've come to realize something... It doesn't take much to make gamers snap.

Discussing lack of representation in videogames? snap.

Acknowledging that racism is an issue within the gaming community? snap.

Wife interrupts you while streaming games? snap EXTRA hard.

thinking about pewdiepie and the money he makes whilst only gaining in popularity despite all my efforts fighting him by posting about his atrocities on upsetera? galaxy snap.



Philip Cardgage

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58683 on: January 10, 2019, 02:12:14 PM »
Lest we forget

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That gave me chills when i saw it. Poor nathan :(

I'll never understand how he doesn't break character.  I think he's only broken once, for a split second when he was talking to the brothers who gave a shout out to J-Squad.  Even with the Grandson's pee guy, he never cracked.

No one even seems to have a consensus on how much of that character is real. People have said that he's actually really outgoing and some people say that no, that's just a slightly played up version of his every day personality.

Philip Cardgage

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Philip Cardgage

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58686 on: January 10, 2019, 02:16:21 PM »
Man, Bill Gates got OLD.

Don Rumata

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58687 on: January 10, 2019, 02:17:16 PM »

I'll never understand how he doesn't break character.  I think he's only broken once, for a split second when he was talking to the brothers who gave a shout out to J-Squad.  Even with the Grandson's pee guy, he never cracked.


Happened here.

Chim Richalds

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58688 on: January 10, 2019, 02:17:37 PM »

benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58689 on: January 10, 2019, 02:25:52 PM »
OH NO BEN SHAPIRO?!?!?!  I had to check out the PewDiePie video for this- he has Ben Shapiro look at *Ben Shapiro* memes and react to them.  That's it- nothing political whatsoever.  What is the problem here?

Dat Ree antisemitism.
Ben Shapiro is a well known literal by-the-book "fun size" Nazi.
meowr

Philip Cardgage

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58690 on: January 10, 2019, 02:27:56 PM »
OH NO BEN SHAPIRO?!?!?!  I had to check out the PewDiePie video for this- he has Ben Shapiro look at *Ben Shapiro* memes and react to them.  That's it- nothing political whatsoever.  What is the problem here?

Dat Ree antisemitism.
Ben Shapiro is a well known literal by-the-book "fun size" Nazi.

The Jewish community need an Enzom to police themselves.

benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58691 on: January 10, 2019, 02:28:53 PM »
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Kylo Rey
Coincidentally, I was looking at the ban bot graphs and this dude has the most combined bans + warnings.

Second place is ZattMurdock Esq. (Though he has the overall most bans.) R.I.P. in pieces, sweet prince.
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benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58693 on: January 10, 2019, 02:38:02 PM »
This is getting embarrassing

https://www.resetera.com/threads/pewdiepie-promotes-known-white-supremacist-again.92504/

Pewdiepie watched a compilation of tiktok videos that features an altright guy for five seconds. He doesn't promote him, he doesn't mention his name and the guy's face isn't recognizable to anyone who isn't deep into the right wing scene.
LOL, thread already closed.  And another dumb thread that has nothing to do with video games but was posted to the gaming thread at that.

If you check the Twitter post of the guy who "reported" this, it's already filled with comments calling him full of shit and really reaching on this one.   :lol
I assumed the mods were going to close it pretty quick because of the nature of the "gotcha" was so bad the frothing would look stupid. And they tried bans for a bit, but it was clearly not working as a honeypot to expose all the alt-right gators lurking simply because it was too easy to defend as a nothingburger that even Era regulars in good standing were downplaying it as silly. It was nuttier people trying to amp it up into something and calling out innocent users and trying to pick fights unsuccessfully that led them to have to close it*. Was basically a mod backfire instead of OP backfire. :rollsafe

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The quality of conversation in this thread has really diminished and so we are closing it to further replies. There doesn't seem to be anything else to say here.
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agrajag

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58694 on: January 10, 2019, 02:43:45 PM »
thank god era mods don't have their finger on the pulse of bore discussion quality, they'd close our whole forum down  :doge

shosta

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58695 on: January 10, 2019, 02:43:56 PM »
Old FF was way better with his ginormous screeds. This one just plays internet janitor and cleans up the problematic threads. Kind of lame. :fbm

BisMarckie

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58696 on: January 10, 2019, 02:49:06 PM »
For shosta:

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Friends and expats,

It is difficult to create a community.

You can build a website and write a mission statement, but these things are only structural. It takes interest, passion, and participation from users to turn an inanimate website into a living thing. It will take the effort of every member here to turn our burgeoning congregation into the true community we are looking for. No moderator or administrator can be responsible for that – this is a responsibility every user shares. It is rare so many people have the opportunity to start something new together. If we are going to be successful, we must believe in what we are doing.

Many of us have come from someplace else and have nowhere else to go. We must be humble and mindful of this fact. As we adapt and recreate the homes we’ve lost, we must be conscious and leave certain things behind. We must shape them in a more perfect vision. If we aim to create someplace respectable and dignified, we must individually uphold those values. While first and foremost this is a hobby forum, it also aims to be much more than that for hundreds of its members. This is our pocket world. It’s our place to go. We are all each other’s neighbors and must treat each other as such.

There is no place else on the internet like what we are trying to build. We must take it seriously.

As you post and get acclimated with our new forum, channel your energy into reconstruction. Do not fall victim to petty arguments, do not capitalize on every opportunity to be negative, and remember that everyone here is a refugee. Seek positive conversation. Remove your ironic veil and speak honestly. Post thoughtfully and thoroughly and remember everything you contribute is a building block. Do not let our menagerie collapse under the same heavy-handed negativity that defines other forums we find distasteful.

    Be inclusive in your language, beliefs, and expectations. For this forum to become a massive multinational destination, no human being can feel unwelcome in its environment. Respect their culture, respect their gender, and respect the identity of every member at all times. Nobody should ever feel defensive of their humanity. This kind of hostility cannot be tolerated here. This kind of standard is non-negotiable and should be upheld by every member.

    Conversation is invigorated by dissent. It is natural to disagree with your fellow posters and it is commendable to take a stance on something you believe in. If you argue, do so in good faith. Allow members to speak their mind and answer them sincerely. Do not declare your fellow member a lost cause before the conversation has had the chance to conclude. Certain values are non-negotiable, but not every argument is untenable and we must allow one another the space to disagree.

    Restrain your urge to hyperbolize. Exaggeration overstates your investment and encourages extreme responses from others who feel the need to mirror your position. Attempt to articulate why you care about things, or how things make you feel, and leave room for others to respond at different levels of intensity.

    Do not forget where you came from, but focus on our future. Everyone here comes from somewhere else and we mustn’t cling to our nostalgia. This is a new era free from the burden of history. Embrace your new home, believe in its livelihood, and relish in this occasion. Do not fall victim to the false comforts of the past. Remember why we are moving forward and do so with pride.

    Lastly, be accommodating to the growing pains of the website. There are bound to be technical hurdles. There are bound to be trolls who slip through the grate. There will be some quiet days as members are approved and you may feel like important faces are missing. But you must have patience and support your new board through its afterbirth.

Be confident in yourself and others. Remember what you want this forum to be and hold yourself to that ideal. Demand it of your peers by setting the example. Nobody would be here if they felt at home anywhere else. Remember, we really are the last of us.

With admiration, respect, and confidence,
Finale Fireworker

shosta

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58697 on: January 10, 2019, 02:49:22 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

Philip Cardgage

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58698 on: January 10, 2019, 02:54:03 PM »

riotous

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58699 on: January 10, 2019, 02:55:49 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Occam

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58700 on: January 10, 2019, 02:59:23 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

Of course not, that would be the normal thing to do. These people are not normal.

Joe Molotov

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58701 on: January 10, 2019, 03:01:02 PM »
For shosta:

Quote
Friends and expats,

It is difficult to create a community.

You can build a website and write a mission statement, but these things are only structural. It takes interest, passion, and participation from users to turn an inanimate website into a living thing. It will take the effort of every member here to turn our burgeoning congregation into the true community we are looking for. No moderator or administrator can be responsible for that – this is a responsibility every user shares. It is rare so many people have the opportunity to start something new together. If we are going to be successful, we must believe in what we are doing.

Many of us have come from someplace else and have nowhere else to go. We must be humble and mindful of this fact. As we adapt and recreate the homes we’ve lost, we must be conscious and leave certain things behind. We must shape them in a more perfect vision. If we aim to create someplace respectable and dignified, we must individually uphold those values. While first and foremost this is a hobby forum, it also aims to be much more than that for hundreds of its members. This is our pocket world. It’s our place to go. We are all each other’s neighbors and must treat each other as such.

There is no place else on the internet like what we are trying to build. We must take it seriously.

As you post and get acclimated with our new forum, channel your energy into reconstruction. Do not fall victim to petty arguments, do not capitalize on every opportunity to be negative, and remember that everyone here is a refugee. Seek positive conversation. Remove your ironic veil and speak honestly. Post thoughtfully and thoroughly and remember everything you contribute is a building block. Do not let our menagerie collapse under the same heavy-handed negativity that defines other forums we find distasteful.

    Be inclusive in your language, beliefs, and expectations. For this forum to become a massive multinational destination, no human being can feel unwelcome in its environment. Respect their culture, respect their gender, and respect the identity of every member at all times. Nobody should ever feel defensive of their humanity. This kind of hostility cannot be tolerated here. This kind of standard is non-negotiable and should be upheld by every member.

    Conversation is invigorated by dissent. It is natural to disagree with your fellow posters and it is commendable to take a stance on something you believe in. If you argue, do so in good faith. Allow members to speak their mind and answer them sincerely. Do not declare your fellow member a lost cause before the conversation has had the chance to conclude. Certain values are non-negotiable, but not every argument is untenable and we must allow one another the space to disagree.

    Restrain your urge to hyperbolize. Exaggeration overstates your investment and encourages extreme responses from others who feel the need to mirror your position. Attempt to articulate why you care about things, or how things make you feel, and leave room for others to respond at different levels of intensity.

    Do not forget where you came from, but focus on our future. Everyone here comes from somewhere else and we mustn’t cling to our nostalgia. This is a new era free from the burden of history. Embrace your new home, believe in its livelihood, and relish in this occasion. Do not fall victim to the false comforts of the past. Remember why we are moving forward and do so with pride.

    Lastly, be accommodating to the growing pains of the website. There are bound to be technical hurdles. There are bound to be trolls who slip through the grate. There will be some quiet days as members are approved and you may feel like important faces are missing. But you must have patience and support your new board through its afterbirth.

Be confident in yourself and others. Remember what you want this forum to be and hold yourself to that ideal. Demand it of your peers by setting the example. Nobody would be here if they felt at home anywhere else. Remember, we really are the last of us.

With admiration, respect, and confidence,
Finale Fireworker

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agrajag

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58702 on: January 10, 2019, 03:01:23 PM »
they have to stop the lameness epidemic from spreading. Because if you even lay your eyes on Diminished Quality Thread you will be infected with the lameness and your quality will diminish.

Occam

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58703 on: January 10, 2019, 03:05:49 PM »
they have to stop the lameness epidemic from spreading. Because if you even lay your eyes on Diminished Quality Thread you will be infected with the lameness and your quality will diminish.

Stupidity is contagious.
It's how Trump got elected.

james

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58704 on: January 10, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.
:O

shosta

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58705 on: January 10, 2019, 03:09:43 PM »
One counterargument I guess is that there are so many people on upsetera who would just post in the same topic forever if they could and win every argument by attrition. See the Jordan Peterson thread which lasted for like, what, 150, 200 pages? Am I remembering that right? So in that context, yeah, you have to close threads or else they would never stop being at the top of the page and annoy everyone else.

On 4chan there used to be this concept called the polite sage... A normal sage is where you'd put "sage" in the email field which makes the thread not bump to the top, probably because you hate a thread. But a polite one is done not because you didn't like the thread and were expressing your discontent but because you were having a conversation with other people that you wanted to continue and you didn't think it warranted bumping the thread. I guess a similar concept occurs in email chains where you remove all the other people from the CC list to branch the conversation. Something like that would take a lot of pressure off the mods who are trying to balance making the forum readable and not stomping on everyone's faces all the time.

Joe Molotov

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58706 on: January 10, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.

I've watched an anime about railroad otakus, so I understand completely.
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Nintex

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58707 on: January 10, 2019, 03:12:34 PM »
The REE mods just want to play out their Stalinist fantasies.

They dress up in USSR NKVD garb, start their computer and start smashing those warn and ban buttons while they furiously masturbate and read all the reports.  :ussrcry
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james

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58708 on: January 10, 2019, 03:17:08 PM »
The REE mods just want to play out their Stalinist fantasies.

They dress up in USSR NKVD garb, start their computer and start smashing those warn and ban buttons while they furiously masturbate and read all the reports.  :ussrcry

Regarding furious masturbating, I hear some of them like to edge.

They do it by coming here and posting even though they have no power. Some are on this very page,
:O

shosta

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58709 on: January 10, 2019, 03:18:27 PM »
fact check: shitsta was a bore member before he was a moderator

spoiler (click to show/hide)
And so was Nibel! :bolo

HaughtyFrank

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58710 on: January 10, 2019, 03:18:36 PM »
I love the addition of "Thread locked by OPs request" though.

It's the ultimate defeat and humiliation  :snob

james

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58711 on: January 10, 2019, 03:24:16 PM »
fact check: shitsta was a bore member before he was a moderator

spoiler (click to show/hide)
And so was Nibel! :bolo

Date Registered: September 28, 2017

Joined: Oct 23, 2017

Hm.

The dates check out, but we know that Resetera would never welcome a member of a notorious alt-right forum with active transphobic members, never mind promote them into a position of power.

So whats going on here?

 :putin :putin :putin


Also:
Total Posts: 6671 posts

 :holeup :holeup
:O

Chim Richalds

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58712 on: January 10, 2019, 03:39:15 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.

Was this forum dedicated to model railroads or actual railroads?

I've known a couple of people who were heavily into the models, and those are some....interesting people.  I almost witnessed a fistfight when there was a disagreement over the amount of bolts in a foot-long section.

james

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58713 on: January 10, 2019, 03:41:34 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.

Was this forum dedicated to model railroads or actual railroads?

I've known a couple of people who were heavily into the models, and those are some....interesting people.  I almost witnessed a fistfight when there was a disagreement over the amount of bolts in a foot-long section.

The real stuff. Choo choo motherfucker.
:O

joeboy101

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58714 on: January 10, 2019, 03:46:04 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.

Was this forum dedicated to model railroads or actual railroads?

I've known a couple of people who were heavily into the models, and those are some....interesting people.  I almost witnessed a fistfight when there was a disagreement over the amount of bolts in a foot-long section.

Are you suggesting there’s obsessive behavior in the model railroad community?

 :jeanluc

james

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58715 on: January 10, 2019, 04:05:38 PM »
Model railroads were the video games of the 1950s
:O

clothedmacuser

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58716 on: January 10, 2019, 04:11:23 PM »
No one even seems to have a consensus on how much of that character is real. People have said that he's actually really outgoing and some people say that no, that's just a slightly played up version of his every day personality.

He's a pretty awkward fellow.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 04:16:31 PM by clothedmacuser »
sigh

Propagandhim

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58717 on: January 10, 2019, 04:14:26 PM »
It's too bad CBB won't invite Adomian back on, and we have to settle for having him on that shitty Chapo thing

clothedmacuser

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58718 on: January 10, 2019, 04:23:39 PM »
Nathan Fielder talking about animal rape

sigh

thisismyusername

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58719 on: January 10, 2019, 04:32:43 PM »
Edit: This joke is a lot funnier to me than the rest of you.

Propagandhim

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58720 on: January 10, 2019, 04:41:14 PM »

benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58721 on: January 10, 2019, 04:44:10 PM »
See the Jordan Peterson thread which lasted for like, what, 150, 200 pages? Am I remembering that right? So in that context, yeah, you have to close threads or else they would never stop being at the top of the page and annoy everyone else.
It's still going: https://www.resetera.com/threads/jordan-peterson-the-intellectual-we-deserve.30669/page-105

Though I notice the OP "requested account closure" as did the OP of this Wank Dad thread: https://www.resetera.com/threads/the-atlantic-why-the-left-is-so-afraid-of-jordan-peterson.61134/

Though the OP of this thread thankfully will not even though they are unlikely to win ERA Poster of the Year sadly: https://www.resetera.com/threads/jordan-peterson-blames-violent-men-on-women-not-marrying-them-says-enforced-monogamy-is-incel-cure.43411/
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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58722 on: January 10, 2019, 04:45:58 PM »
Why even close any thread if the quality has "diminished"? Why not just let it slide into irrelevance if it's so lame? Wouldn't people just stop posting in it eventually when they have nothing left to say?

I hate the habit of thread closing.   Drives me nuts and it's one of the reasons I at some point stopped getting into any remotely long winded arguments on GAF and never really started on ERA.

Writing those pointless mini-essays takes time, and then you literally could have the thread closed before you hit post, or right after, etc.  lol

Theres a forum on the internet that was about railroads.

Before you laugh, you nerds like anime, so fuck off.

Anyway, the moderators were idiots. Someone would post a somewhat open ended question. Someone would answer. Thread locked because the question was answered. ???

Hypotheticals were banned.

Any slightly off topic reply = thread lock.

They didnt understand that the purpose of a discussion forum was discussion. More posts = more activity = more ad revenue. But nope. Lock, lock, lock.

What used to be a very active forum now gets like 5 posts a day across 40 subforums.

Was this forum dedicated to model railroads or actual railroads?

I've known a couple of people who were heavily into the models, and those are some....interesting people.  I almost witnessed a fistfight when there was a disagreement over the amount of bolts in a foot-long section.

Are you suggesting there’s obsessive behavior in the model railroad community?

 :jeanluc

It wasn't really something I thought about until I encountered people involved in it, but looking back yeah, it's obvious.  Some of those models are cool as fuck though...I knew one dude whose railroad building was bigger than his house.

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thisismyusername

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58725 on: January 10, 2019, 04:57:44 PM »
Hecht seems like a well-adjusted person. :doge

bdoughty

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58726 on: January 10, 2019, 04:59:59 PM »
IGN just went full Kotaku. Never go full Kotaku.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01/10/opinion-video-games-have-a-dead-football-player-problem

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I realized I was running all these dead men around the field, people who died in an anguish that many of them could not understand, a suffering inflicted by their vocation... and my patronage. Those blips on the screen represent specific, real people whose bodies were given over to a violent sport for the sake of our entertainment and for the acquisition of profit. My heart tells me there’s something wrong with the way we’re treating sports in video games.

This would be an amazing topic for Resetera. Surprised not to find one yet. Then realize they have OT's for the NFL and College Football and have those banned.

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58727 on: January 10, 2019, 05:01:33 PM »
Wait until they learn about WWI and WWII.
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bdoughty

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58728 on: January 10, 2019, 05:03:05 PM »
Wait until they learn about WWI and WWII.

I would imagine the author of the piece hides in a closet when they are playing Battlefield in the IGN offices.

benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58729 on: January 10, 2019, 05:15:32 PM »
Wait until they learn about WWI and WWII.
Much like the war it was based on, Tecmo Bowl...

Also, fuck, that game came out 30 years ago, of course some players will be dead. He should fire up some Madden games and see how many dead people are in the classic and all-time teams.
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El Babua

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58730 on: January 10, 2019, 05:17:31 PM »
Hope he's never played any wrestling games  :doge

benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58732 on: January 10, 2019, 05:19:18 PM »
The solution: Immortal Football Players.
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benjipwns

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58733 on: January 10, 2019, 05:32:09 PM »
I've watched an anime about railroad otakus, so I understand completely.
Thomas The Tank Engine isn't an anime.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58734 on: January 10, 2019, 05:33:10 PM »
Hecht seems like a well-adjusted person. :doge
https://twitter.com/Hecht_ERA_/status/1060666290648440832

someone inform Kirblar

*goes to Iraq*

*returns as a woke lunatic*

There's a movie script here  :thinking
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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58735 on: January 10, 2019, 05:51:33 PM »
theres no site on the internet that I can find thats willing to do anything about these people, just shitposting or even sometimes careposting

Propagandhim

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58736 on: January 10, 2019, 05:52:05 PM »
Hecht seems like a well-adjusted person. :doge
https://twitter.com/Hecht_ERA_/status/1060666290648440832

someone inform Kirblar

*goes to Iraq*

*returns as a woke lunatic*

There's a movie script here  :thinking

How do you make a 2 hour film about serving food in the dining hall compelling? 

BisMarckie

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58737 on: January 10, 2019, 05:53:25 PM »
Ratatouille was pretty successful :trumps

Jenkem

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58738 on: January 10, 2019, 05:56:58 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/newly-elected-us-senates-1st-bill-criminalizing-israel-boycotts.91757/

High levels of geopolitical knowledge meet
Jewish conspiracy

this thread is amazing

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The good news is this should be ceremonial as the House won’t pass this.

I would hope.

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GOP is always cancer, per usual.

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Feels like a bill meant to force dems to choose a side.

ahh yes only the evil GOP would do this! democrats are pure and only care about ideology of the right side of history!! chuck schumer will stop this, I'm sure of it!  :neogaf :neogaf :neogaf

also interesting how they are all of a sudden rallying around 'freeze peach' when they've always claimed that people crying about freedom of speech are alt-right gamergater nazi incels  :doge

Propagandhim

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Re: Other Forums |OT| Book Reading, Free Speech, and Full-Blown Centrists Within
« Reply #58739 on: January 10, 2019, 05:57:00 PM »
Ratatouille was pretty successful :trumps

From General Patton to Patton Oswalt   :goty2