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bork

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3360 on: October 14, 2021, 12:48:27 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-39#post-75220524
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Ngl, kinda terrified of the day soon coming when all emails are allowed to sign up, no amount of moderation will be able to handle that, pretty much a hell scenario
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« Reply #3361 on: October 14, 2021, 12:49:36 PM »
I want to know what kind of conversations Cerium had with the other shareholders to poolshark his way to controlling all stake.  If they knew what this site would be sold for just a few years later, they wouldn't have sold.

"So we just had to ban someone from socialist era again for talking about FBI watchlists and overthrowing the government, and twitter hotlinks aren't working as we've been flagged as an extremist hate site.
Now, I don't want to worry any of you, but if the FBI does contact me, can I have your full name and address in case they require further information as part of their ongoing investigations?"

"Sure, and I'll pay for my own background check!"
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« Reply #3362 on: October 14, 2021, 12:49:45 PM »
i guess i still don't get the outrage.  they were fine with cerium making tons of money per year before? did they think the ads were for charity?

It's one of those things where you don't really think about it until you see the numbers. Lore was rolling in it from GAF revenue long before Cerium stole his userbase, and it's been known for years that ERA generates revenue beyond overhead costs, but since Cerium didn't post about all his money and wasn't showing up on E3 livestreams it's easy to forget the long con.

it's almost like the userbase thinks internet sites run on rainbows and cuddles.

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3363 on: October 14, 2021, 12:49:46 PM »
I wouldnt profit share with bork either - you see all the garbage anime shit he buys? Lmao fuck that, I'm no enabler
fat

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« Reply #3364 on: October 14, 2021, 12:49:50 PM »
I've learned so much from this community so i will always have that knowledge with me if it dies. I always be thankfull of posters like Veelk, Nepenthe, Kyuuji, Dice, ZeoVGM and Fat4all of course.
:popular

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« Reply #3365 on: October 14, 2021, 12:52:38 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-39#post-75220524
Quote from: Milennia
Ngl, kinda terrified of the day soon coming when all emails are allowed to sign up, no amount of moderation will be able to handle that, pretty much a hell scenario
:hyper

do you still post in ERA, lyte?

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« Reply #3366 on: October 14, 2021, 12:53:51 PM »
Quote from: RedMercury
I guess what is bugging me was, was it necessary to sell to a corporation? Was there nobody willing to step on and take on the duties of keeping the site running? Yes, it was a big payout, but it also seems like the site was making pretty damn good money right? And let's say it had to be sold for whatever reason, was it ever offered to anyone from the community to raise the capital needed to keep this independently owned? Why not work out details for paying staff and stuff before selling so you have clear terms and they aren't left to their own devices?
lololololololol

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« Reply #3367 on: October 14, 2021, 12:54:43 PM »
holy shit what a read

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« Reply #3368 on: October 14, 2021, 12:54:56 PM »
I wouldnt profit share with bork either - you see all the garbage anime shit he buys? Lmao fuck that, I'm no enabler

bork would do the right thing and use his profits to bring Senran Kagura back.

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« Reply #3369 on: October 14, 2021, 12:54:57 PM »

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« Reply #3370 on: October 14, 2021, 12:55:18 PM »
Lol at those moderators being such losers theyíre okay getting no compensation to keep their power as Cerium flies off into the sunset with millions.

At least give Nep the money to pay off her car.

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« Reply #3371 on: October 14, 2021, 12:55:52 PM »
Quote from: RedMercury
I guess what is bugging me was, was it necessary to sell to a corporation? Was there nobody willing to step on and take on the duties of keeping the site running? Yes, it was a big payout, but it also seems like the site was making pretty damn good money right? And let's say it had to be sold for whatever reason, was it ever offered to anyone from the community to raise the capital needed to keep this independently owned? Why not work out details for paying staff and stuff before selling so you have clear terms and they aren't left to their own devices?
lololololololol

You know I always suspected RedMercury was a troll but this post proves they're just an idiot.

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« Reply #3372 on: October 14, 2021, 12:56:24 PM »
morrigan seems to be coming unhinged. :lol
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« Reply #3374 on: October 14, 2021, 12:57:58 PM »
All the people in this thread feigning care for staff make me angry and genuinely deeply sad. Same with the performative 'pay the mods' righteousness, especially in the context of the incredibly hostile and accusatory tone this thread has taken.

I was a moderator during the first year of this site. I didn't do it to get paid. I knew it was a volunteer position. I did it because I cared for this place, because I wanted to create a place where people like me could safely engage. I put all the energy I had into this place. I stepped down before the end of the year because of the incredible toll it took on my mental health. A large part of that toll was the community and its hostility toward anything and everything the mod team did - something I feel only got worse in the couple years since I left. This community is constantly hostile, accusing staff of conspiracies and malice, attacking staff at every opportunity it gets. It really hurt when I saw people from the community I was part of, the community I joined the team for, retreating to their Discord to accuse staff of all sorts of things.

I don't really have the energy or mental coherence at the moment to type up any more than this. My anger and sadness are eating up whatever energy I have left after a busy day at work. I'll just quote FiFi's post for more insight.

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3375 on: October 14, 2021, 12:58:31 PM »
Quote from: RedMercury
I guess what is bugging me was, was it necessary to sell to a corporation? Was there nobody willing to step on and take on the duties of keeping the site running? Yes, it was a big payout, but it also seems like the site was making pretty damn good money right? And let's say it had to be sold for whatever reason, was it ever offered to anyone from the community to raise the capital needed to keep this independently owned? Why not work out details for paying staff and stuff before selling so you have clear terms and they aren't left to their own devices?
lololololololol

Red Mercury is one never-ending Portlandia skit

Trojita

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« Reply #3376 on: October 14, 2021, 12:58:52 PM »
All the people in this thread feigning care for staff make me angry and genuinely deeply sad. Same with the performative 'pay the mods' righteousness, especially in the context of the incredibly hostile and accusatory tone this thread has taken.

I was a moderator during the first year of this site. I didn't do it to get paid. I knew it was a volunteer position. I did it because I cared for this place, because I wanted to create a place where people like me could safely engage. I put all the energy I had into this place. I stepped down before the end of the year because of the incredible toll it took on my mental health. A large part of that toll was the community and its hostility toward anything and everything the mod team did - something I feel only got worse in the couple years since I left. This community is constantly hostile, accusing staff of conspiracies and malice, attacking staff at every opportunity it gets. It really hurt when I saw people from the community I was part of, the community I joined the team for, retreating to their Discord to accuse staff of all sorts of things.

I don't really have the energy or mental coherence at the moment to type up any more than this. My anger and sadness are eating up whatever energy I have left after a busy day at work. I'll just quote FiFi's post for more insight.
It's always the posters that got their own baby bitch tags that are defending the site sale or how the mods act.  :lol

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3377 on: October 14, 2021, 12:59:35 PM »
morrigan seems to be coming unhinged. :lol

How do you tell the difference?

 :what

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« Reply #3378 on: October 14, 2021, 01:00:53 PM »
morrigan seems to be coming unhinged. :lol

Morrigan really seems to be just full on picking fights with other members now.  What a bitch.

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3379 on: October 14, 2021, 01:02:17 PM »

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« Reply #3380 on: October 14, 2021, 01:02:17 PM »
I wouldnt profit share with bork either - you see all the garbage anime shit he buys? Lmao fuck that, I'm no enabler

bork would do the right thing and use his profits to bring Senran Kagura back.
Iíll do some marketing if thatís whatís going down. Cold-calling, sandwich boards, chain myself to a Taco Bell. Whatever it takes.

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« Reply #3381 on: October 14, 2021, 01:04:04 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-39#post-75220524
Quote from: Milennia
Ngl, kinda terrified of the day soon coming when all emails are allowed to sign up, no amount of moderation will be able to handle that, pretty much a hell scenario
:hyper

do you still post in ERA, lyte?

Got perm'd for reporting one of stinkles' shitty posts there and posting I did that on here.  Still waiting for my unjust ban to be lifted- any day now!
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« Reply #3382 on: October 14, 2021, 01:05:37 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-39#post-75220524
Quote from: Milennia
Ngl, kinda terrified of the day soon coming when all emails are allowed to sign up, no amount of moderation will be able to handle that, pretty much a hell scenario
:hyper

do you still post in ERA, lyte?

Got perm'd for reporting one of stinklez' (sp?) shitty posts there and posting I did that on here.  Still waiting for my unjust ban to be lifted- any day now!

damn.

what i never got is how era could work for a buyout like this since they just banned most of their userbase lol.

benjipwns

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« Reply #3383 on: October 14, 2021, 01:06:02 PM »
Was the current admin/mod team aware of the 80 procent EBITDA margin or did you learn about it from this press release?
lol at this dude thinking the staff even knows how to find out what that stands for

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« Reply #3384 on: October 14, 2021, 01:08:15 PM »
damn.

Am missing out on so much by not being able to post there, like:




And:



And of course:




.
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« Reply #3385 on: October 14, 2021, 01:08:18 PM »
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It's been brought up that mods should be paid and I wholly agree. Not because "it would make the community better" or that it would improve moderation or create accountability or anything, but because this is now a business owned by a corporation.
always has been

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« Reply #3386 on: October 14, 2021, 01:08:50 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/post-75223029
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Some of the community seem to view mod activity in the same way they view cop activity, i.e. never to be trusted, always with an eye to ulterior motives or pre-existing dislike of those impacted by said mod activity. They distrust by default any empowered authority. And the cause is probably the same reason, a history of infractions by certain prior mods that leads to future distrust of anyone in the position.

 :sicko

benjipwns

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3387 on: October 14, 2021, 01:09:23 PM »
Is Cerium going to actually respond to any of the issues from this thread or was he just dropping the announcement and bailing forever?
:girlaff

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3388 on: October 14, 2021, 01:10:21 PM »
morrigan seems to be coming unhinged. :lol

Morrigan really seems to be just full on picking fights with other members now.  What a bitch.

Damn, she bitter at the former SalesERA.

Quote from: ProudAryanMetalWoman
Era: "pay your mods"

Also Era: "mods should be in tune with their communities and understand all the nuances thereof, and not be beholden to corporate interests, and should not be robotically following the ToS but should instead work organically, and also if I am mad at them I should be allowed to dogpile and attack them and aggressively demand they resign, and..."

Y'all are tripping if you think paid mods will give you what you what you want as a community or as a user.

 :neogaf

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"Transparency" really means different things to different people huh.
Transparency as it was promised is basically what you get with the warning/ban banners telling you why a user got banned and for how long, which didn't exist on the old site before that (and isn't something I've ever even seen on any forum before).

 :sabu

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I'm saying that you, right now, are part of the problem. You say you don't "engage in site drama" yet here you are actively stirring drama and calling mods "shitheads" and repeatedly insulting them without a single shred of self-awareness. I can't stop laughing, seriously.

Indeed.

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3389 on: October 14, 2021, 01:10:25 PM »
Is Cerium going to actually respond to any of the issues from this thread or was he just dropping the announcement and bailing forever?
:girlaff

 :lol :lol :lol

Yeah I'm sure he's getting right on that

bork

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« Reply #3390 on: October 14, 2021, 01:13:03 PM »
what i never got is how era could work for a buyout like this since they just banned most of their userbase lol.

Well, it's not like you have to be a member to view the site and generate those clicks.
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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3391 on: October 14, 2021, 01:13:35 PM »
Cerium the based chad transgender. The king of the trans. Got in, had all the lames do the work and did a runner with the money. Meanwhile, sex pest evilore is in his hell hole with racists in denial about his shit hole site being a success past 2017.

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« Reply #3392 on: October 14, 2021, 01:15:45 PM »
Quote

 minutes ago
#2,046
Is Cerium going to actually respond to any of the issues from this thread or was he just dropping the announcement and bailing forever?



Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Mostima

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3393 on: October 14, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »
Yeah, the first thing I'd do if I got several million dollars would be to go on Resetera to get yelled at for being a capitalist or whatever.

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« Reply #3394 on: October 14, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »
All the people in this thread feigning care for staff make me angry and genuinely deeply sad. Same with the performative 'pay the mods' righteousness, especially in the context of the incredibly hostile and accusatory tone this thread has taken.

I was a moderator during the first year of this site. I didn't do it to get paid. I knew it was a volunteer position. I did it because I cared for this place, because I wanted to create a place where people like me could safely engage. I put all the energy I had into this place. I stepped down before the end of the year because of the incredible toll it took on my mental health. A large part of that toll was the community and its hostility toward anything and everything the mod team did - something I feel only got worse in the couple years since I left. This community is constantly hostile, accusing staff of conspiracies and malice, attacking staff at every opportunity it gets. It really hurt when I saw people from the community I was part of, the community I joined the team for, retreating to their Discord to accuse staff of all sorts of things.

I don't really have the energy or mental coherence at the moment to type up any more than this. My anger and sadness are eating up whatever energy I have left after a busy day at work. I'll just quote FiFi's post for more insight.

:riot
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« Reply #3395 on: October 14, 2021, 01:20:55 PM »
Cerium been on that rise and grind mindset since 2017. He took an insane asylum and made himself a multi-millionaire from it. He sold while the going was good instead of sitting on his ass and huffing his own farts like evilore and lowtax did.

 :lawd :mynicca


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« Reply #3396 on: October 14, 2021, 01:22:22 PM »
I'm sure if any of these posters were smart enough to pull this off they'd totally forego millions of dollars to keep up community spirit. Totally.

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« Reply #3397 on: October 14, 2021, 01:23:01 PM »
I do think is extremely hilarious that they managed to sell a graveyard at such a premium price

Quote from: astro
Please stop speaking for transera like this. We have a very lovely community here, even if some had to leave for their own reasons.

I'm sure some of the other members of the other communities up there feel the same.

Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3398 on: October 14, 2021, 01:23:03 PM »
Cerium ended world hunger by eating the last plate of food meant for the children

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« Reply #3399 on: October 14, 2021, 01:23:05 PM »
Cerium the based chad transgender. The king of the trans. Got in, had all the lames do the work and did a runner with the money. Meanwhile, sex pest evilore is in his hell hole with racists in denial about his shit hole site being a success past 2017.

Don't worry about Tyler, any minute now Trump will call him up and tell him what a good job he's been doing cultivating dozens of online nazis and give him a position on a Fox News show.

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« Reply #3400 on: October 14, 2021, 01:25:17 PM »
Quote from: astro
Please stop speaking for transera like this. We have a very lovely community here, even if some had to leave for their own reasons.

I'm sure some of the other members of the other communities up there feel the same.

So astro isn't just non-binary but also trans? How the fuck does that work?

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« Reply #3401 on: October 14, 2021, 01:25:31 PM »
Need to find out if we can do anything about if our posts which were sold can be protected from being sold time and time again by the company that bought era

I didnít opt in. Do we have any course of action?

the sale of this site is a bad thing full stop
I think I'm literally dying reading some of these

marrec

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« Reply #3402 on: October 14, 2021, 01:25:57 PM »
I'm sure if any of these posters were smart enough to pull this off they'd totally forego millions of dollars to keep up community spirit. Totally.

If I had half the drive and conman ability as Cerium clearly does I'd be secretly gathering users in Discords al la 2017 in order to make RestartEon.

nobody of note

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« Reply #3403 on: October 14, 2021, 01:28:08 PM »

Quote from: Nepenthe
About 95% of the theories I see posted about our "shadow cabal" and how we operate are things that I can't even foresee how someone came to the conclusion, on top of being wrong. People take this more seriously than we do, ironically.

is moderating Era a soul-sucking sanity-destroying therapy-motivating labour of love with round-the-clock cross-consultation to make sure every decision is made with appropriate care, or an lolol not that srs guys endeavor

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« Reply #3404 on: October 14, 2021, 01:29:29 PM »
It's almost as if those regulations for no-profit open organization were put to protect the work of volunteers from hustlers and exploiters.

I hope this community will move to a true, open, no-profit entity that actually publishes public balances.
Aside from the gibberish there's a minor point to this, I bet M.O.B.A. Network will be a thousand times more transparent about everything considering they have to be.

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« Reply #3405 on: October 14, 2021, 01:29:37 PM »
Quote from: Nepenthe
About 95% of the theories I see posted about our "shadow cabal" and how we operate are things that I can't even foresee how someone came to the conclusion, on top of being wrong. People take this more seriously than we do, ironically.

Reminder that nepenthe and other mods have talked about having literal mental breakdowns because of era

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« Reply #3406 on: October 14, 2021, 01:31:00 PM »
Quote from: astro
Please stop speaking for transera like this. We have a very lovely community here, even if some had to leave for their own reasons.

I'm sure some of the other members of the other communities up there feel the same.

So astro isn't just non-binary but also trans? How the fuck does that work?

Because itís a choice

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« Reply #3407 on: October 14, 2021, 01:32:11 PM »
Need to find out if we can do anything about if our posts which were sold can be protected from being sold time and time again by the company that bought era

I didnít opt in. Do we have any course of action?

the sale of this site is a bad thing full stop
I think I'm literally dying reading some of these

what's great is that their account deletion mechanism (which the mods are heavily pushing right now) is just a way to disassociate ownership of your content from you.

 :rollsafe

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It's almost as if those regulations for no-profit open organization were put to protect the work of volunteers from hustlers and exploiters.

I hope this community will move to a true, open, no-profit entity that actually publishes public balances.

Good Will Non Profits likes *checks notes* the NFL.
titor

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« Reply #3408 on: October 14, 2021, 01:32:22 PM »

Quote from: Nepenthe
About 95% of the theories I see posted about our "shadow cabal" and how we operate are things that I can't even foresee how someone came to the conclusion, on top of being wrong. People take this more seriously than we do, ironically.

is moderating Era a soul-sucking sanity-destroying therapy-motivating labour of love with round-the-clock cross-consultation to make sure every decision is made with appropriate care, or an lolol not that srs guys endeavor

To be fair, anyone who willingly doles out their labor free of charge to a for-profit corporation is probably incapable of taking themselves seriously as a person.

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« Reply #3409 on: October 14, 2021, 01:35:02 PM »
I seriously want Dave Chappelle to show up at the Netflix trans walkout and join in aka Clayton Bigsby

benjipwns

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« Reply #3410 on: October 14, 2021, 01:35:37 PM »
what's great is that their account deletion mechanism (which the mods are heavily pushing right now) is just a way to disassociate ownership of your content from you.
As has been pointed out by EU members for years, this doesn't comply with EU laws.

Now they're owned by a company in Sweden. (Which means even U.S. posters are now legally entitled to request deletions.)

 :lol

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« Reply #3411 on: October 14, 2021, 01:36:15 PM »


What kind of tissue-eating bacterium has taken hold in some of these peoples' brains

bork

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« Reply #3412 on: October 14, 2021, 01:36:20 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-41#post-75222987
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User Banned (Permanently): Inflammatory False Equivalence
Quote from: giblet
Moderators working for free, while the admin fills his boots.

Our gaming forum is linked to slave labour, concentration camps and genocide. Here's what to do about it.

 :popcorn

Edit: Banned!   
« Last Edit: October 14, 2021, 01:47:24 PM by bork »
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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3413 on: October 14, 2021, 01:36:43 PM »
I go to bed early and wake up to this.

Firstly Cerium took the money and ran. I would too he probably didn't want to end up like Eviloire. Having a forum worth nothing.

Lol at Nep thinking there won't be Hogwarts threads, I doubt she'll be a mod by the time that game comes round.

If someone was smart they'd be pulling a cerium and looking to start another site asap.

The mods must know they're on the chopping block better to leave with a smidgen of dignity now, than to get thrown into the pits of hell when the new owners want to maximise engagement and profit
« Last Edit: October 14, 2021, 01:45:44 PM by Vertigo »

Jansen

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3414 on: October 14, 2021, 01:40:12 PM »
Quote from: astro
Please stop speaking for transera like this. We have a very lovely community here, even if some had to leave for their own reasons.

I'm sure some of the other members of the other communities up there feel the same.

So astro isn't just non-binary but also trans? How the fuck does that work?

astro is full of shit. Probably the most obnoxious troll on era

Mr. Nobody

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3415 on: October 14, 2021, 01:40:28 PM »
Heard the news and seeing this place packed confirmed it  :neogaf

Propagandhim

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3416 on: October 14, 2021, 01:41:09 PM »



He must be off to get started on his mental health journey :salute

nobody of note

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3417 on: October 14, 2021, 01:42:06 PM »
oh hey look whose ban is over

Quote from: samoyed
Yeah, I'm not reading all 42 pages, stopped at 15.

Grats to Cerium on the payout.

Hopefully the shift cuts through some of ossification in the culture.

Also random thoughts from my skimming of the first 15 pages:
1) I see that the mods here, despite my run-ins with them, are visibly mistreated by the userbase and heckled and jeered for their missteps against the userbase. The relationship between mods-users being basically antagonistic has been an issue going back to GAF, hopefully this changes.
1a) The sudden "think of the mods!" outpouring reeks of crocodile tears. You're unhappy and you want to vent, fine, but have the guts to not hide behind a "moral" cause you don't actually support at all times; this is one of the most persistent issues with this community, the leveraging of morality when it is rhetorically convenient, then the abandoning of them when it is inconvenient.
1b) Era moderation is on a volunteer basis. This is not like some non-profits where the humanitarian mission extracts uncompensated labor from volunteers with moral pressure. Each moderator can, and often did, step down at any time if it got too hot for them, and even reintegrate into the community as an unprivileged user. That they didn't choose to presumably implies they thought it was worth it.
2) The financial value of the site has been an open secret since the GAF days. If you followed Evilore's escapades, or talked to some of the old guard, you'd know multi-million dollar offers (for GAF) have been turned down for years, much to the staffs' chagrin who constantly told Evil to "get that bag". I imagine a similar dynamic played out here. The perception of 'aw shucks we're just a fan run community who do things at cost' is a fantasy users told themselves to sleep better at night. It has never been true (except maybe circa 2004); it just doesn't make sense financially.
3) The worries about 'data selling' are overblown for one simple reason: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It's been 2 years since the EU disrupted every site in the world with its GDPR requirements and Sweden is a GDPR nation. Arguably your data is safer now under Swedish ownership than under GoDaddy.

TL;DR:
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give DIRETIDE

on some level I do admire his ability to constantly talk down to everyone about everything

bork

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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3418 on: October 14, 2021, 01:42:28 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/resetera-ownership-update.499677/page-43#post-75225270
Quote from: Bardeh
The slavery comparison is dumb and offensive, but it's also a bit grim that the owner of this site has just collected millions of dollars while moderators 'work' for free and admins have been left to make their own arrangements. For a community that leans as left at this one does, that sticks in my craw.

 :karen
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Re: Off-Site Discussion: Inappropriate Use of Another Moderator's Member History
« Reply #3419 on: October 14, 2021, 01:43:22 PM »
So I checked the introduce yourself thread, and the last post was made by member 104016.  The press release boasts of 55000 members meaning damn near 50% of the user base has been banned :titus