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EtcetEraThread Louis C.K. drops surprise stand-up special to help us through these difficult times
Reason User banned (duration pending): minimizing sexual abuse, account in junior phase
He sure did a bad thing. No question. Thing is.. having followed Louie for years, seen basically all his material including various interviews I just can’t believe he’s some kind of monster or predator. He’s a truly great comedian if nothing else. This special was ONLY advertised trough his email list and published on his own website, how he is forcing this upon anyone is beyond me. That the media chose to pick it up knowing it’s good klicks isn’t really his fault?
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GamingThread The lack of a new Monster Hunter entry on Switch seems a bad business decision
Reason User banned (1 week): trolling, platform wars, long history of related priors
If y'all want to port-beg while ignoring numbers then then do you. Hopefully Nintendo cuts that check again so you'll get your wish.That's what's weird about this thread and the handful of posters on here that continue to whine about this topic. Not only is there a MH game on the platform, it's a great game as well. Apparently that's not good enough though.
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GamingThread The lack of a new Monster Hunter entry on Switch seems a bad business decision
Reason User Warned: Trolling
GenU happened and day 1 with free online at the time had a nearly dead community online. Around 3-4 pages of lobbies or 12-20 lobbies. Just give it up with this Switch begging shit already, damn. If it happens, it happens.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |April OT| Lemon, it's April (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (3 months): dismissing racism; prior infractions for dismissing bigotry
if they wanted to win, yes. but they don't.
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EtcetEraThread Huge asshole, Graham Linehan, re-aims his brand of bigotry at the pansexual community.
Reason User banned (duration pending): dismissing concerns around transphobia, accumulated infractions
I have seen that said alot, but in my experience it is bollocks. A lot of people are not accepting of all aspects of trans without being racist, homophobic etc. That must be proveable statistically, in that most people are fully accepting of homosexuality and people of other races, but you couldn't say that there is the same social consensus on things like trans toilet use and sport participation. I don't think it is constructive to say that someone who is transphobic must be a general bigot - you are tarring a big chunk of people and you won't win them over like that.
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GamingThread The lack of a new Monster Hunter entry on Switch seems a bad business decision
Reason User Warned: Platform wars
The same reason MHW has been heavily concerned trolled since its unveiling. I suspect most people doing the "portable" argument didn't even start the series on PSP but on the home console Wii. And are refusing to play MHW on a laptop simply because the latter isn't made by one certain company.
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EtcetEraThread Racism row as French doctors suggest virus vaccine test in Africa
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissive Drive-By Posting
Era will always be era of course. In a thread blaming racism of 2 person on tv, we already see posts about "France" being this or that lol. Never change.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |April OT| Lemon, it's April (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary
Nah. If this board is any indication, Bernie supporters would rather vote for more Trump than Biden.
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EtcetEraThread I am kind of sad with my boyfriend because he thinks dogs shouldnt live inside the house
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Generalization
I'm sorry, every single dog owner I've come across that has had this 'no dogs on the furniture' rule are the same that don't waste a thought hitting or beating their animal. Every single one. They don't treat them like living things even if they have their 'own' beds. It's a disgusting attitude and just the tip of the iceberg that often filters through to other behaviors. If you're not willing to grant an animal the rights to your house, you don't deserve one.
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GamingThread Is Final Fantasy VII Remake "Good" Anime Or "Bad" Anime? (Read OP)
Red Text The OP has an interesting discussion regarding the use of anime tropes in the remake, but it can't happen if everyone is derailing or being hostile to each other. Please try and stay on topic.
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GamingThread Is Final Fantasy VII Remake "Good" Anime Or "Bad" Anime? (Read OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Backseat moderation, mod-whining, long history of same behaviour
Is this a meme or something? I'm genuinely confused by this and the few other trolls. I'm even more confused by why they are allowed to get that off topic and to so shamelessly troll for hostility. Aren't there rules about that?
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EtcetEraThread The mayor of Flavor Town Guy Fieri teaming up with NRAEF to help restaurant workers effected by COV
Reason User banned (5 days): thread derail, trolling over multiple posts
Chef José Andrés ( a real chef) has been doing this for years. He’s doing it now. He has his own organization too () He doesn’t just pop up in a crisis. Maybe he should go platinum blonde attention whore. That said, the more help the better so good on Guy.
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GamingThread Rumor: The PS5 final console design has not been shown because Sony is trying to solve heating issues with the console
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Trolling Over Multiple Posts
Nah, it’s really not. When media types get to say “their hearing” x,y,z without proof I get to say I heard it. I also remember Colin moriarty saying it on sacred symbols and I remember all of it being brought up time and time again when the “ps5 has more tflops than xbox2” crowd were crowing in the speculation threads. Again I’m not looking to crucify anyone here. People only comment on the information they are given and intuit what murky facts they get. Maybe we shouldn’t be spreading FUD in the first place? But again that’s probably a longer talk on internet media and the need to be first over factual when generating revenue
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EtcetEraThread Trump: "[NY] should've had more ventilators at the time. We happen to think [NY] is well served w/ventilators. We're gonna find out!"
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Inflammatory Commentary and Prior Bans for the Same; Account in Junior Phase
Because they'reboot licking careerists that only give a fuck about their job. The entire media as an institution needs to be burned alive and ass fucked into their graves. All of em.
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EtcetEraThread Vice: Hentai Site Makes All Porn Free During Coronavirus, Site Crashes Shortly After Announcement of Free Hentai (NSFW Article)
Reason User Banned (3 days): spamming low-effort, inappropriate memes
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GamingThread During this crisis, it make sense for publishers to release scheduled games digitally and postpone physical copies till later.
Reason User Banned (1 day): Antagonising other members
I made a WHOLE THREAD about this for Animal Crossing and got destroyed. I triggered many... you have been warned.
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EtcetEraThread France seized entire stock (6M) of masks from Swedish producer, intended for Spain/Italy. [Up: this occurred March 5th]
Reason User banned (2 weeks): posting unsourced material in a sensitive thread, history of conspiracy theorising
It’s unreal that people keep supporting the current EU. I’ve post a screen which said that between 2011 and 2018 the EU commission sent 63 recommendations to reduce public spending in healthcare and 45 recommendations to reduce support for people with disabilities only to enforce fiscal consolidation. This union has been a COMPLETE DISASTER from every point of view. Even social wise look at what was happening in France before Covid. We need to go back pre maastricht as soon as possible. If Italy will be forced to use the ESM ( austerity for years ) i’ m gonna leave for good.
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EtcetEraThread France seized entire stock (6M) of masks from Swedish producer, intended for Spain/Italy. [Up: this occurred March 5th]
Reason User Banned (1 month): Xenophobia
In my life, I've learned to never trust a frenchman. NEVER
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EtcetEraThread France seized entire stock (6M) of masks from Swedish producer, intended for Spain/Italy. [Up: this occurred March 5th]
Reason User banned (2 weeks): spreading misinformation/conspiracy theorising
We really need to rethink the EU once all this is over. Germany has been stealing medical supplies from other countries for weeks...
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GamingThread After puddlegate now Skirtgate - Jills Preorder costume (RE3 Remake) is not the original costume!!
Reason User banned (duration pending): sexist commentary, severe prior infraction
I'm waiting for the nude mod I won't start playing until then. Cacpcom should have bring people Jill's skirt if they sold Pre-order DLC as Original costume set. That said I would have preferred Jill's squirt.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User Banned (3 days): ignoring staff post
Has this been discussed? “The heat problems may force Sony to redesign system's cooling and chassis design. Reports say current PS5 design is failing due to overheating and compare it to the Xbox 360's dreaded RRoD thermal issues. Now we understand why the PS5 devkit has massive ventilation.“
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EtcetEraThread Many people who die of Covid would have died anyway within a short period (Imperial College London)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Thread Creation
Interesting article from a trusted source, these guys were responsible for getting the UK to change how they reacted. Basically in a rough estimate they feel two thirds would of died soon anyway. Imperial College London modelling, used to inform government, has suggested 500,000 could have died by August in the UK if the virus was left to rip through the population. It also warned the government's previous strategy to slow the spread by asking those with symptoms to self-isolate and shield the most vulnerable could have led to 250,000 deaths. Now, it is hoped the lockdown will limit deaths to 20,000. But that does not mean 480,000 lives are being saved - many will die whether or not they get the virus. Every year, about 600,000 people in the UK die. And the frail and elderly are most at risk, just as they are if they have coronavirus. Nearly 10% of people aged over 80 will die in the next year, Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter, at the University of Cambridge, points out, and the risk of them dying if infected with coronavirus is almost exactly the same. That does not mean there will be no extra deaths - but, Sir David says, there will be "a substantial overlap". "Many people who die of Covid [the disease caused by coronavirus] would have died anyway within a short period," he says. Knowing exactly how many is impossible to tell at this stage. Prof Neil Ferguson, the lead modeller at Imperial College London, has suggested it could be up to two-thirds. But while deaths without the virus would be spread over the course of a year, those with the virus could come quickly and overwhelm the health service. The death figures being reported daily are hospital cases where a person dies with the coronavirus infection in their body - because it is a notifiable disease cases have to be reported.
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GamingThread The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR delayed until further notice
Reason User Banned (1 Week) - Unneeded Hostility
Fuck you. Seriously. Fuck you. You don't know what I'm going through right now. It's clear I'm not the only one having issues with this. I'm sure I'm not the only one whose mental state is fucking fucked. I have people in the hospital dying of this shit right now. My entire household lost their jobs and my baby has been sick for the past three months and started running a fever this week. So SORRY for wanting some digital distraction to take me away from this shithole of a planet for a few hours.
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GamingThread The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR delayed until further notice
Reason User warned: hostility
"Hey Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, , you can't sell our product for the foreseeable future--and I know we hashed this out years ago--but we're gonna go ahead and sell it exclusively on our storefront. K? Sorry about that deal we made. Real shame." Some of y'all are genuinely stupid assholes.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User Banned (1 Week) - Conspiracy Theories
It sounds like they have boost clocks and are trying to rewrite the narrative to make people talk about the boosted frequency as the baseline rather than the standard running frequency. "No, no, no. This isn't a 3.5GHz cpu that boosts to 4.6GHZ. This is a brand-new innovation, it's a 4.6GHz cpu that can lower itself to 3.5GHz"
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Red Text This thread is about the Digital Foundry Deep Dive of the PS5 and what that means for playstation going forward. This thread is not about the XSX or conspiracy theories about journalists reporting on these matters via meta commentary or tangents
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (2 weeks): concern trolling, account in junior phase
Censorship and canceling is always good....am I right!! Let the book burning begin! Digital crucifixion hell yes! Damn I love this culture.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User Banned (1 month): hostility, conspiracy theories, platform warring, history of similar behaviour
I honestly think it’s time now to ban Windows Central, and folks like Tom Warren, Brad Sams and Ryan McCaffrey. Maybe unban them once we know everything or at least can be trusted to not transform into console warriors at any sign of PS5 being a lot more capable than they anticipated. They aren’t just out there spreading FUD, they are all to spread FUD and discredit alternate engineering solutions that perform as desired by developers. They are thirsty for these narratives to take hold, despite all other professionals reporting the opposite. We’re past the point of negligence and their behaviour is now what amounts to unabashedly parading around platform warring misinformation as news.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (1 week): antagonising other members, platform wars
Ps4 and Xbox One generation must have been very rough for them. On one hand they must be very happy that Xsx has more TFlops than PS5, on another hand, they extremely butthurt that differentce between the two isn't very big and it drives them batshit crazy; therefore, they act like this. I'm just happy that both systems are very capable and represent bigger generational leap than we had last time.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (1 month): Trolling. Hostility.
Just a little notice. The concern and FUD you are seeing around PS5 news lately is being done on purpose. Some of it is planned in a certain This thread heading to the dumps is apart of it i presume. There's this sad attempt to make PS5 look like it's going to fail and experience another PS3 generation. That is all. Bye.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User Banned (1 week): accusations of shilling, platform warring
I remember last gen ms had shills spreading fud about ps4 and trying to downplay the drm fiasco. Would not suprise me one bit if they were at it again, i mean their top executives associate themselves with some deranged fanboys. You would not see jim ryan or hermen do the same thing again, they would run the other way.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (1 week): platform wars, antagonising other members over multiple posts
It’s been that way for a long time. They prefer to keep Sony in their heads instead of playing their own box.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (1 week): Platform wars
I love that rumors about Cerny lying about variable clocks, PS5 overheating like 360 RRoD, PS5 being delayed 6-12 months, devs having a hard time optimizing for the console etc is all being parroted by Microsoft Central, MS fans like Tom Warren, Brad Sams and rando fanboys that Schreier has to shut down all the time.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): trolling, platform warring, prior bans for the same
No but I saw a few journalists corroborate that they have heard similar. I don’t want to post them because they’ll probably be attacked over it.
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GamingThread Sony is establishing a $100 million fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Drive-by Platform Warring
I'm fully expecting MS to one up that amount, anything less would be a bad PR move
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GamingThread Xbox app for PC gets speed boost, ditching Electron for React Native UWP
Reason User Warned: Hostility toward another member
what is there to disagree with? the only console specific feature to the companion app is the connectivity feature that is absolutely buried in terms of importance. im sorry you said some uninformed shit and just want to double down for no reason but the differences are minimal dude. if they werent youd actually engage beyond just saying some trite empty shit to make sure you get the last word in
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GamingThread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
Reason User warned: Ableist rhetoric
The first 30 minutes weren't remotely as bad as E3 2008's entire focus on casual games, the only one which fits that criteria is 1-2-Switch. I don't see how anything could rationally believe the Switch would be another Nintendo system driven by motion control gimmicks (which isn't inherently a bad thing) given:Anyone had that assumption based off the first was just foolish. The conference lean towards Japanese tastes, but that wasn't a bad thing. And it's not like Nintendo didn't try and have Western Third Parties there, they had EA and Bethesda there to announce ports. Still, announcements like SMT and a new No More Heroes ( which wasn't known to be a spinoff at the time of reveal, and it led to NMH3 regardless) were huge for enthusiasts who actually cared about those franchises, with the latter being a pipedream-level announcement. I imagine most people bitching about the conference just had bad tastes and didn't care about those type of series, which is on them entirely. Splatoon 2 being partially leaked (leakers were saying this was an enhanced port, not a brand new sequel) doesn't take away from the announcement's impact on the reveal lineup.The only thing "awkward" about it was the live translators occasionally stumbling over their words. Besides that, it was a top-to-bottom traditional press conference, nothing about it was long-winded. I guess if you've only grown up on Directs and need every single announcement crammed in 30 minutes ADHD-style it might be too long?
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Ignoring the staff post
That type of talk is definitely exciting for the SSD potential in next generation, but honestly at least in this talk with DF he really didn't cite anything yet regarding SSD use that shouldn't clearly be possible on the Series X SSD based on what they have shared and their talk about use of it as "virtual RAM" with 100GB of game assets at the ready and such. I am not saying that they may not come up with that example/demo at some point, just don't see it here yet.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Ignoring Staff Post
People don't know the difference between lying and PR, Cerny is not lying, Ken kutagari didn't lie either, we just didn't see the 4D PS3 games yet.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User warned: antagonizing another member over a series of posts
I asked you a simple question, after being wrong for two decades reading tech and the market why do you believe you are right this time? Everything else is just hubris.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
Reason User banned (1 day): Trolling. Platform wars.
That’s my point he’s claiming, theorizing. Just say we have a system that can do x and be done with it. Using peaks that aren’t possible to be operating simultaneously is just causing confusion. Their plan is to confuse until release, giving hope to fans there is some secret sauce to make up a performance gap.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |April OT| Lemon, it's April (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Until July 22): Second Violation of the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Trolling
holy crap lmao Assuming this bears out on election day, how is this helping progressives? How does getting beaten 65-32 by an allegedly dementia-riddled rapist who's been hiding in his bunker for the past few weeks help advance his policy goals and his "movement"? It's embarrassing.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 week): inflammatory point of comparison
seeing liberals morphing into trump supporters over this accusation has been wild. but not surprising. scratch a liberal and a fascist bleeds etc.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT5| Guidance recommends quarantining PoliERA
Reason User banned (1 month): Attacking other members over concerns of sexual assault allegations
This is EXACTLY why those of us with cooler heads insisted "Believe Women" means "treat the allegations seriously and investigate appropriately." If the details of the Salon article are anywhere close to accurate there is a lot of behavior by both posters and mods in the original thread that's going to age REALLY badly once a more thorough look at Reade is completed.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
Reason User Warned: Console wars
Xbox Console Warriors have become the Bernie Bros. lately. We get it, it's a good system like pretty much everyone here has been saying over and over. It existing is not going to get us to not buy a PS5. I'm not getting rid of my Switch either, no matter how many TFs the fucking XSX has.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 month): victim blaming, dismissing sexual assault allegations
There seems to be alot of people in this thread convinced that Biden did this, in that case why would this woman not sue him? Any of you got a good explanation for this?
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EtcetEraThread Umm... Elon Musk shipped CPAP machines to NYC hospitals... These are not ventilators.
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory trolling, a history of similar infractions
That's a weird thing to say. Not sure what triggered you so bad. Maybe the stuff you've donated to the hospitals and other places are better and work better. I don't know.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
Red Text This thread is about the specified Specs Cerny has discussed for the PS5 and what that means for playstation going foward. This thread is not about the XSX or conspiracy theories about hardware developers fabricating their hardware specifications
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 week): Trolling. Abusing the report system.
Yes I'm mostly just curious as to what their solution is, because an SSD (or two if you add a 2nd) that can run at that speed on PC right now is both very expensive and runs extremely hot. I doubt they'd be going down this road without a good solution already at hand and I'm dying to see it. They made it clear in the presentation that they are "targeting 5 GB/s (at least)" in the slide, which is going to be incredible in a console form factor.
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EtcetEraThread I am a sex addict and I’m really struggling
Reason User banned (permanent): false equivalence regarding homophobic bigotry in a sensitive thread, account in junior phase
it is unfortunate that someone giving Christian advice is now banned because his advice is deemed 'Peddling Dangerous and Inappropriate Mental Health Advice'. Who is the authority who sat and decided Christian advice falls into that category and all the rest of the things shared are the more appropriate answers? There is a lot of hypocrisy here and many are guilty of the very things they used to accuse Christians of. I notice a lot of depressed, suicidal and hopeless posts on this site compared to many other places I have seen and been a part of. At some point, it might be helpful to realize that something in your moral codes or philosophies of life is not working out. You accuse Christianity of indoctrination without having the self-awareness that hatred of all things Christian either from your schools or 'self styled' skeptics has had just as much of an indoctrinating effect on you. Hi , I am David from Ghana and I am a Christian, meaning I have had my sins forgiven through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is not something any church or priest can confer on you but is a supernatural work of God in the heart of man and transforms us from the inside out. You cannot grit your teeth to be Christian or to plod away at your problems. It takes the free grace of God. As he has loved me, I also love you enough to offer you actual help and to anyone whose heart has not been so hardened either by sin or by this unbelieving world. Do find below some helpful links that will truly help you and show you for the first time what it actually means to find help in God If I am to be banned, so be it but remember when any of you comes face to face with the Lord, that at least someone cared enough to tell you. God bless you all!
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GamingThread FFVII Remake Retails copies leaked
Reason User warned: Spamming across multiple threads
Got the delay email from Amazon. Meanwhile people in Australia can play right now. Seems fair.... I don't know if anyone from Square reads this but if you do the only way to make this situation right and save people from spoilers is release the game world wide digitally tomorrow. You'll get plenty of double dip sales like mine if you do.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |April OT| Lemon, it's April (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text Discussion guidelines are the same as the last thread, with one addendum bolded below.
All ballots due by the 10th, with results expected by April 11th. Results expected by... seriously, May 22nd? What is this, California? It's... not really a caucus anymore, huh? Well, c'est la vie. You need to have made a ballot request by the 31st of March, so I hope everyone in WY did. For everyone else, results are expected by the 17th. This is a Big Deal Election, with the fate of the State Supreme Court in the balance, but it's worth repeating: practice social distancing. If you can vote by mail, do so. Already got pushed back once, and it'll probably get moved again, assuming it hasn't already and I just missed it. Soooooo in a move that was technically illegal, but still probably a good idea, DeWine basically pressued the courts into letting him cancel in-person voting and move the date. We should have results... at some point. That said, there's reports of ballots not getting mailed out to all registered voters, so check your registration and see if you can get your hands on one. And... that's it. Unsurprisingly, quite a bit got canceled this month, on account of quarantine (WASH YOUR HANDS).
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (2 months): ignoring staff post; conspiracy theorising, multiple prior bans for ignoring discussion guidelines on this topic
The curve of number of dead relative to the number who recover has been flattening. See Worldometers, they have the graph. That is good news. But my worry is three things: 1- That the spread is only starting in poor countries, yet it is taking everything and then some to try and deal with this in the developed countries and the later will buy all the medical supplies needed to keep people safe. 2- We still seem to be missing something obvious about why this hasn’t been so deadly in Japan, and there has to be a better answer than “they are hiding it”. 3- People say this is conspiracy theory but I don’t see why: I still think the outbreak of vaping-related lung injury/illness was actually Covid which was simply supercharged if people were vaping with products laced with vitamin-e acetate because it helped the virus bind itself to the lungs. There is still no culprit identified. I’d be really curious to hear from someone who knows more about this stuff if it would have been possible for the virus to not be noticed in those cases because we would not have been looking for it at the time. The symptoms are extremely similar, people end up on ventilators, getting or dying of pneumonia, and even the CT scans of lungs are pretty much showing the same. If that is the case, the CDC would never want to admit they missed this, ever.Back in September, the vaping-related illness was spreading like a virus:
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EtcetEraThread I am a sex addict and I’m really struggling
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Peddling Dangerous and Inappropriate Mental Health Advice
It is not about religion or religious activities or what denomination (baptist, catholic, church of god, methodist, etc) you are apart of. It not about any pastor, the pope, preacher, or bishop. None of those can save you. Only believing in Jesus Christ and him only can save and free you. You have to believe in the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pray and ask Jesus to free you from this addiction and believe that he can. No one is saying don't seek professional help but you need to Jesus to truly set you free. My testimony: I had a porn addiction myself a few years ago but for many years since my 20"s (50 now) I masturbated every night to the point I couldn't go to sleep until I did. At some point, I got heavy into porn especially pornhub even did some live chat with girls. I was out of control until a few years ago I accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and saviour before that I was a pretend christian (christian in name only). Jesus free me from my porn addiction and I don't masturbate anymore either. Jesus can free you too.
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GamingThread Sony is the only platform holder who still makes anti-consumer exclusive deals
Reason User Banned (Permanent) - Platform Warring and Trolling Over Multiple Posts; Long history of infractions for the same thing.
Well the title speaks for itself. For the entirety of this gen Sony is the only platform holder who still uses the shity tactic of locking content and games behind their platform. This is unacceptable in 2020! Destiny items, Control season pass and now MW2 remaster getting held hostage by the their deal with Activision. While their main competitor MS are open to all platforms. Phil himself said that they are not interested in those types of deals. And I believe him. I'm pretty sure that Hellblade 2 and Outer Worlds 2 will come to PS5 as well because the first games where on the Sony platform. So what do you think Era? Is there any way to stop Sony from being anti-consumer? Or will they continue with this into the next gen?
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EtcetEraThread WHO official pretends not to hear, ends call, when asked about Taiwan by journalist
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Hostility
Youre creating your own conclusions, none of which are supported by this study. Find a new one. This one deals with the combined effect of transmission reduction and travel limitations and has concluded that under a moderate(.75) and strong(.50) reduction in transmission then travel limitations of 90% or more have a strong effect. They also show the effect of a 40% travel ban for comparison(notice how the number goes down when you increase the travel ban)Good advice, you arent capable of interpreting data correctly.Repeat it some more until you understand it.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 week): Hostility, harassment and inflammatory accusations over a series of posts and across multiple threads.
I'm getting sick and fucking tired of you running interference for Biden across every thread that involves Tara Reade's accusation of rape, calling for proof and more evidence despite the multiple allegations of inappropriate touching and harassment other women have also reported. Many of which is brazenly done on camera, in front of the rest of the world (some linked above). You've been downplaying her accusation since it showed up and no amount of "other people are saying/according to them" is going to change that. I see you. Turns out all of that is complete and utter bullshit and that you don't actually care about victims of abuse. You care more about burying a story to protect our probable nominee because you value that more than giving accusers a voice.
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GamingThread COD: MW2 campaign remastered announced, out now on PS4, other platforms at a later date
Reason User Banned (1 week) - Platform Warring
They are serving me right now with the V.I.P access to cod mw2. It made purchasing the most popular console this gen (the ps4) even more worth it. I can play the game right now when the country is on lockdown. The rest will have to play it when everyone is back to work.
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GamingThread COD: MW2 campaign remastered announced, out now on PS4, other platforms at a later date
Reason User banned (3 weeks): Trolling. Platform wars. History of similar behavior.
gotta love sony moneyhatting last gen exclusives while cancelling conferences left and right supposedly to save money.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Warned: Ableist language
Pro lifers: abortions reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Also pro lifers: lol who cares about a new virus which kills thousands every day?
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Trolling over a series of posts.
We have SSD bandwidth number, but if I remember correctly they never stated actual sustained numbers like what happens when NVMes are throttled due to heat. Also what are random 4K read speeds, which Alex said are what games actually use.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Antagonizing. History of similar behavior.
To be fair, I'd imagine that is the implication many may have taken from your posts, especially given what you were responding to. But it's possible there's a bit of crossed wires with respect to communication or takeaway. By the way, NXGamer responded to you. Not sure if you caught his post.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 week): Hostility. Ignoring staff post.
Journalists don’t get a free pass from spreading out just blatantly false information Dictator was on her saying how the SSD won’t have a big impact on open world streaming of assets, which was patently false and called out by ex ND developer
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text As this thread has been derailed, it is important to remind everyone that this thread is for discussion regarding Cerny's presentation about the system architecture of the PlayStation 5. It's time to get back on topic.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User warned: mod whining
A ban for antagonizing? These threads are mostly antagonizing each other, but this is the post that's ban worthy? There have been some really awful and arbitrary moderation going on lately.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User warned: Console warring, antagonizing other users
It has been Hell on Earth for many ever since the TV, TV, TV Xbox One reveal event. You're seeing 7 years of frustration and bitterness finally getting released.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (5 days): Antagonizing other members; history of similar behavior.
Brad Sams is on here, care to comment Brad? It's weird that MS basically has professional fanboys.
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GamingThread Mr Negative (Jimquistion)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Comparison and Thread Derailment; Prior Related Bans
ib4 15 minute video explaining how him being a big shithead is everyone else's fault Jim can shove off after the ooblets video. One of the worst examples of bottom feeding youtubers who thrive on stoking hate no matter who it hurts Trump's news conferences get good ratings btw. Maybe Jim should take notes and go full Trump, since you're justified in any behavior and any content as long as it gets more views
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EtcetEraThread Can the world return to relative normality before a COVID-19 vaccine is created?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Xenophobic Rhetoric
As long as China keeps its wet market trade, another virus pandemic is always in the future. Lots of exotic animals kept in horrid conditions, sick and defecating on the animals in cages below, being chopped up into meat and remedies for the whackos that think eating such meat will make them stallions in bed. THAT shit's gotta stop. Hopefully the whole world, after suffering from this virus together, can muster up a backbone strong enough to sanction China. When it was discovered that SARS originated by a special kind of wild cat they sold at one of their wet markets, China outlawed the sale of that cat... then when SARS cases went down, basically said, "Okay people, we can sell that wild cat meat again!!" The United Nations and other global groups should also adhere to a new law: "People, stop eating weird, sick animals!"
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EtcetEraThread PM Trudeau says $2B going towards PPE. 157M surgical masks, 60M N95 masks, 1570 Ventilators(working to get 4k more), 1M test kits, coming this week
Reason User Banned (permanent): troll account
Just imagine how much more equipment would be available right now if Trudeau didnt send 16 tons to China a month ago.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Violating the staff post in regards to hostility
You've spent this entire thread smugly shitting on Bernie and Bernie's supporters and injecting passive aggressive conflict at every opportunity. Kindly fuck off.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Downplaying sexual assault allegations over multiple posts
So much for innocent until proven guilty huh.
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GamingThread COD: MW2 campaign remastered announced, out now on PS4, other platforms at a later date
Reason User Warned: Port Begging
I understand mainline cod not launching on switch, but a remaster of the campaign only would be, like they say, perfect for switch. Well, seems like the problem is not really the online requirements or the machine power.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring Staff Post Regarding Hostility
Oh shut the fuck up with this nonsense please.
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EtcetEraThread Trump suggests hospitals are doing something nefarious with and/or stealing masks and hoarding ventilators
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Advocating Violence; Prior Ban for the Same
Where’s lee Harvey Oswald when you need him
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EtcetEraThread Trump Cabinet bible study leader claims U.S is experiencing "God's wrath" in regards to coronavirus, suggests LGBTQ people are partially responsible
Reason User banned (duration pending): false equivalence dismissing concerns around homophobia, prior severe ban for dismissing concerns around homophobia
Yup. I agree 100%. I will flip that and say there's scapegoating towards these people too:Basically everyone else is the problem except "me and my values...." *Example: [[The people who agree with me? Yeah, they're great. Those who oppose my views? Dump them.]] This is how most people think. Personally, I think that's the main issue. The internal. But folks are way more comfortable pointing at the "them".
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Conspiratorial Rhetoric in a Sensitive Thread
Sure there are people smearing her, there are tons of shit people in the Democratic party but how do we not know there are not people capitalizing already on a divide in the Democratic party caused by a guy who continuously stays in a race he already lost twice now. If it's as you say it is though and it comes down to the battle of the selfish people only want their best interest to win, I still point to Trump's handling of this pandemic on a daily basis as to reason enough to put everything aside and just ram Biden through the election process and get this idiot out of power.
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GamingThread 6 months ago Gears 5 overtook Fortnite as Most Played Xbox Game. Today it's 45th.
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Console warring; history of similar infractions
Stats, stats, stats... Currently Gears 5 has 1000 viewers on Twitch. Compare that to another blockbuster release from the same period Death Stranding, which has 13 viewers. Gears 5 is exhibiting 73 times the viewer engagement of Death Stranding. Ergo, Gears 5 is a success.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User banned (permanent): troll account
This is cute how you all are falling for the same Russian propaganda you accused the right of. They know they can continue to exploit your sour grapes that Bernie failed and keep going after Biden and building resentment. This woman has told her “story” 3 different times already and has changed key details each time it didn’t land how she presumably wanted. and of course she wrote an off the rails letter praising Putin that conveniently got deleted. youre all still to easy and it’s sad that the far left can fall victim to the same misinformation as the (now just regular) right.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Doom Eternal on Stadia Looks Great - But The Lag is Just Too High
Reason User Warned: Platform wars
So much for Negative Latency™. Just pull the plug already, Google! With next-gen consoles looming around the corner, you're going to have even more trouble even generating any sort of buzz around your inferior streaming service!
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EtcetEraThread Make mask (scarf, bandana, mask) wearing mandatory in the US.
Reason User warned: hostility
I stopped reading here because that's the fucking point. A big proportion of the people infected with COVID-19 think they are healthy and unknowingly spread it to others. Ignorant people who pretend to know it all are the worst.
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Ignoring staff discussion guidelines, hostility over a series of posts, accusations of alt. History of infractions for hostility.
Lol who's alt are you?
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GamingThread Resident Evil 3 Review Thread
Reason User banned (three days): excessive hostility
I will say, it warms my heart to know that even with the increase in action RE3 provides, it turned people off real quick. I will be sure to remember this when the usual action RE crazies come around talking about how the series needs suplexes and bodyslams again.Oh god. Cancel your game then, no one cares what you do with your money or how you justify what you spend it on. I would take a 6 hour game I enjoy over a bloated experience. Quit coming in here with your babble and go do something else.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (until July 22nd): 2nd violation of the staff post with hostility, metacommentary and cross-thread drama.
LOL times are a changin'
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EtcetEraThread WHO official pretends not to hear, ends call, when asked about Taiwan by journalist
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate commentary
When I first saw video I legit thought its a scene from a series or movie. I was aware of WHO's denial for Taiwan to join because of China but this is just childish, this dumbass was just straight up rude and unprofessional. If you lie at least do a better job at it. What Taiwan will get from joining the club ruled by bootlickers when country did an amazing job without them? P.S. The women is really pretty hope she wont get to disappointed to much by this response.
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EtcetEraThread WHO official pretends not to hear, ends call, when asked about Taiwan by journalist
Reason User Banned (1 week): antagonizing other posters
Damn, and I thought Schreier’s blatant silence on Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s use of slave labour was bad.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (3 month): Conspiracy theories to dismiss rape allegations
Even if true.. i find it convenient this surfaces now... i believe some money was involved here from some other part (republican/russian?) He is a better choice than Trump either way
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EtcetEraThread Feeling Sad and Angry... I suppose when we elected a Clown to be a President... we got a Clown
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling over a series of posts in a sensitive thread
Easier said than done no president in the last 100 years have faced an epidemic such as this. There is no telling if other presidents would have done better. Seeing the Democratic candidate for the upcoming election Trump is a much better option imo.
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GamingThread Is Bobby Kotick...a pedophile?
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): conspiracy theories
So I admit I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist and I was just looking at some YouTube videos on the whole Epstein pedophila island evilness and spotted this toward the end of the video...allegedly on Epstein's flight logs to "Little St. James Island"....where poor kids were trafficked The video in question: I know we all hate the guy but I don't seem to recall anyone here pointing this out in any posts....so I wasn't sure if anyone knew or just didn't care to mention it since he's already a terrible person as it is. Also posting to see if anyone heard anything or has any more credible sources And mods I do realize that this probably should go into EtcetEra but since he IS the CEO of a gaming company I just figured I'd leave it here since I felt like the Gaming Forum side seems to be more viewed thus giving it more exposure
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GamingThread PC Gaming ERA | March 2020 - The month between 2 and 4
Reason User Banned (3 days): Justifying piracy
Well, yeah, the competition angle is bollocks. When games are exclusive and you don't allow key resellers to, well, resell keys you're not generating competition at all. I'm still looking for a way to test play Control, because no matter how much I love Remedy, I'm not paying full price for their (or any, for that matter, not even Nintendo's) games. I can see myself resort to torrenting and, if I like it, buy it in a sale, like I did during the last recession.
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GamingThread PC Gaming ERA | March 2020 - The month between 2 and 4
Reason User Warned: Hostility toward another member
New account, old shit, I see how things work around here. The rest of your responses are terrible too but bringing out JUSTANOTHERICON really shows you're a major asshole only here to piss people off. For shame.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User warned: inappropriate joke
Maybe the Japanese just really hate human contact ...maybe having very low sex rates was their master plan to out live everyone?
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User banned (5 days): inflammatory point of comparison
I don't want four more years of neonazis No joke: I'd vote for Robert Mugabe over Trump. At least he had a sense of community, that there were people worth living for, and fighting for ,and even dying for. And Mugabe was a monster.
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EtcetEraThread People are really terrible at social distancing.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Spreading Misinformation; Making Light of a Pandemic
Distance helps and it's something to pay attention to but I wouldn't go out of my mind to make it a priority, it's all an overreaction.
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EtcetEraThread COVID19 Mess, will anyone ever be held accountable?
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Conspiracy theory in sensitive thread. Prior serious infraction. Account still in junior phase.
How are intelligent people blaming Trump? The Trump administration didn't cause this virus outbreak. This is solely the fault of China for the creation and spread and possibly the WHO for being incompetent and slow to react.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 month): Casting aspersions on alleged sexual assault victims
The fact that you think I'm trying to discredit this person is wrongheaded, and inaccurate. Taking sexual assault seriously means exactly that, it doesn't mean assuming the person accused is automatically guilty. I will wait and see how this story develops, and it's already been confirmed that a number of people have previously investigated her claims, and are now doing so again. I encourage everyone to take a collective deep breath and not rush to harsh judgement about either party involved.I'm not arguing on any hill, it's an important fact of this story and her statements about Putin and Russia was apparently part of the reason she wasn't taken terribly seriously before. Her statements on Putin should be taken just as seriously as her sexual assault accusations, meaning, they should be investigated as well. If you think it's outrageous to claim that some people who support Bernie Sanders would want this story to be true, in order to get him the nomination, than sadly I don't think you've been around politics enough.
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GamingThread So Xenoblade and Last of Us 2 come out the same day....
Reason User banned (5 days): Platform-warring, history of similar behavior.
A new game that's a sequel to a game with mc score over 95 vs a Wii Remaster that's being ported a second time and is being charged for full price. The poll results aren't surprising tho. What I expected on Era.
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EtcetEraThread CBC: 'We've kept the whole damn country running': Pandemic deepens divide between haves and have-nots in U.S.
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory generalization
This is Resetera where most posters welcome all people joining them in their misery.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
This issue, spread over various threads, has exposed what progressives on this forum already knew: Most of the membership here are rank and file moderate Democrats who lean in hard regarding identity politics but who also seem to fall into formation with neoliberalism, corporatism, imperialistic military intervention, etc. Go to a real progressive space and you won't see people praising Hillary Clinton or hand-waiving away Obama's illegal and egregious use of drone strikes. It is what it is.
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GamingThread Half-Life Alyx |OT| The right woman in the right place
Reason User Banned (3 days): antagonizing other uses over a series of posts
if you actually bother to read my posts instead of automatically getting all hostile you'll see that I stated where exactly I read the info...relax...I know you think VR is the greatest technological innovation ever...I'm looking for opinions from people that can be unbiased...and No I have not read all 3000 posts of this thread
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EtcetEraThread Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to donate $25 million to COVID-19 relief efforts (LA, Seattle, Southeast MI)
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility
Why does everything have to be black and white on this forum. I don't know about you, but I have enough brain cells to hold multiple opinions: 1) We can celebrate anyone doing something for the betterment of the world. 2) We can advocate and vote for leaders that want to close the wealth gap (via taxation, closing loopholes, etc), with the aim of making sure that billionaires don't have that much money while the majority of people are struggling.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 Specs Revealed by EuroGamer (See Threadmarks)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Accusations of Shilling, Platform Warring
Why would people believe Digital Foundry when they have been hired as PR for Microsoft? Come on, they can swear they are being impartial, but I don't believe it. The moment they accepted to do PR for Microsoft, they compromised their credibility.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring staff post, posting poorly sourced material
Hard watch, I still have tears rolling down my face. Italy, Spain, even France could be running out soon. It's a f* nightmare.
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GamingThread Monument Valley 2 is now free to own (iOS/Android)
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Seriously, dude? These folks are giving their game away for free because the world is a mess right now, and you thought that was an appropriate time to announce, without solicitation, that you think the game is boring?
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
Trump? How about Bernie? He did decide to stay in the race despite having no path to the nomination. It’s like he knew this was going to come out.
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EtcetEraThread UK coronavirus discussion (up: 27 March. Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19. Mild symptoms)
Reason User Banned (3 days): inappropriate joke
I am convinced Greta Thunberg started this to deal with Climate change had sex with 3 bats. Then ate their penis
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (2 Month): Downplaying sexual assault over a series of posts
I'm saying that hearing a lot of sexual assault stories, or being a survivor of sexual assault, doesn't grant someone extra sensory sexual assault victim verification powers. Personally I have less faith in someone's claim on anything (not just sexual assault) when it closely mirrors the language and phrasing used by others in contemporary media. But thats just because I'm incredibly cynical and acknowledge that I bring that bias to the equation.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
If only we had other president candidates that have actual principles/programs/policies and aren't going minorly senile and don't have rape charges against them. Oh wait...
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Casting aspersions on the credibility of the alleged victim of sexual assault
Kind of bothers me how many people around here seem to be so giddy about this. Simply thinking this is going to knock Biden down to pull Bernie back up. Calling for Biden to drop, not because of the allegation, but because he's not your preferred candidate. And that's what it is. Allegations should always be taken seriously but until this gets reported by outlets other than The Intercept call me skeptical. The reason I'm skeptical... The Intercept is alone. And The Intercept has had an agenda from the beginning... Bernie Sanders. And let's be real other organizations have likely already investigated this. This is not a new story. Do people seriously not think everyone would run with this if a story existed?
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User banned (1 week): Platform wars. Community trolling. Account in junior phase.
We all know what Cerny said. That's the issue. You constantly posting what he said doesn't change the ambiguity in his statements. "It spends of its time at that frequency". Well that means it spends some of its time not at that frequency. Then he give an example, "To reduce power by 10% it only takes a of percent reduction in frequency." Is 10% the minimum? Can it go to 15%? I guess you're interpreting "a couple of percent" to mean 2%, because a 3% drop takes into 9TF territory, and we can't have that. If the frequency drop is such a minuscule amount and won't effect performance why even mention it? Now the narrative has been set. When PS5 is released and the pixel counters get a hold of it. Any deviation in performance is going to blamed on a down clock here and there.
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EtcetEraThread COVID-19: Can we take an honest look at the possibility it was State created?
Reason User Banned (duration pending): conspiracy theories
I have not seen any evidence that supports the strategic assumption, but there are a whole host of reasons a country might go down this route: 1. test the efficacy of a bioweapon; 2. affect national outcomes, say, a national election; 3. determine the weak points of nation states for future exploitation; 4. distract from economic movements or economic threats while harmful and war like international fiscal policy quietly implemented; 5. a test run for a worse and more targeted bioweapon; 6. blame deflection, say, onto a terrorist group. Has any work been done or facts presented to support any hypothesis like this by any objective source of information?
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GamingThread Epic Games announces multiplatform publishing partnerships with studios behind Control, Limbo, and The Last Guardian
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling; Prior Ban for Trolling
Fantastic deal for Epic, fantastic deal for the devs, fantastic all around. I'm seeing tons of devs on twitter super excited about this. Only people this isn't fantastic for are childish gamers handcuffed to their precious Steam
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EtcetEraThread Spain says coronavirus tests it bought from China are failing to detect positive cases (only 30% correct of the time)
Reason User Banned (1 month): xenophobia
"Made in China" usually means cheap shit. So horrible in this situation.
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Victim blaming, whataboutism
There are many allegations against Trump also. I do wonder about the timing of this allegation to come to light after the nomination is all but almost confirmed. I also want to trust people. If I was given the choice between Biden and Trump, and I know that a no vote or a vote for a third party would make it more likely to elect Trump, then given the current state of the world with the pandemic response and everything else, I would vote for Biden. I think it’s more important to vote agains the modern Republican Party by voting for he most likely democrat to win, than it is to vote for the candidate that most represents your individual views.
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EtcetEraThread China temporarily bans foreigners entering country
Reason User banned (1 month): Xenophobia
China should stay isolated from the rest of the world until they tackle what's causing deadly new diseases to originate there on a regular basis. And there should be international oversight they're complying
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EtcetEraThread Reigns VS Goldberg canceled for Mania PC Edition.
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Off-topic trolling, history of similar infractions
Is this where we pretend we want them to cancel it for the safety of the workers instead of seeing it as a win for AEW? I want Riddle up.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Transphobia
Do you want to say that only trans people may take part of the discussion in this thread? Are only gay and bi people allowed to talk in gay/bi sex threads? Are only males and females allowed in male/female threads? Sorry, but this is nonsense in a discussion board. I'm quite new here (also I lurked since the beginning and for years on the old site), but I also find it quite worrying how everyone that is not full onboard your train is directly put in the "alt right and tranphobic" corner. I mean....if we have the whole spectrum of 100% tolerant lefts far to the right corner of racist and transphobic cunts on the right I think the people you banned here are 99% on your side. But you dismiss them as transphobic....This behaviour doesn't lead to more acceptance. I'm from germany and I only encouter this "there is only black or white" mentality way more in the US than in germany. It seems to me like there is no "gray area" at all in your culture, no matter if its about politics or opinions about sexuality, gender and topics like that. IF it were for transphobic reasons, then those people would also argue against trans men in sports, wouldn't they? Why are they only concerned about trans women in sports? Because they "worry" about the fairness in sports and it is nothing about transphobia at all. Isn't this proof that it is not due to transphobic reasons at all? It's not like there are no cases at all, where trans woman won competitions by a landslide and broke records:There is many, many more and there are also many cis women in sports who said that they have a disadvantage against trans women. I don't say that trans woman may not compete with cis woman. But there have to be rules, like the testosterone level or something like that. I'm not an expert at all, but sports have to be fair...and again, it is not transphobic at all to claim this! I and many other in here don't have a problem at all with trans men competing with cis men. I'm a cis man, I'm 100% for acceptance and tolerance, but the bans in here are mostly very questionable for folks that demand acceptance and tolerance. No, you don't need to accept alt right stuff. No, you don't need to tolerate transphobic stuff, but do you really, really want to put the people that voiced some concerns in here in the "alt right and transphobic" corner? Really?
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring staff post
Shoulda been Beto
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week) ignoring staff post, posting poorly sourced material
Just had this video shared with me by a friend in Cambodia, showing how the police are enforcing a lockdown there
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| Disaster Voltron
Reason User Banned (2 months): concern trolling and minimizing allegations of sexual assault
Isn't there an official thread for this Biden bedwetting stuff? Again, we're in a pandemic claiming 99% of the news cycle. I'm not saying this news isn't important, but on the totem pole of important or interesting things we should be talking about here, this Biden stuff should be somewhere at the bottom.
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EtcetEraThread It is still possible to avoid getting an (alleged) rapist as President. A few possible scenarios
Reason User banned (1 week): Drive-by trolling in a sensitive thread
the MAYNE STREEM METEOR are again covering up the CRIMES of DEEP STATE DEMOCRATS
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GamingThread DidYouKnowGaming barely covers games outside of Nintendo
Reason User Banned (1 week): platform warring, account in junior phase
What would you even say about Sony games? There's already plenty of youtube channels dedicated to how many teraflops are required to render third person dads
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EtcetEraThread Slay, Queen: Nancy Pelosi - Most Powerful Woman in American History, Thorn in Trump's Side - Turns 80
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Consistent hostility over a series of threads, many previous infractions for the same.
True youre probably thinking its Hitler or Richard Spencer or something.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User banned (3 days): Platform warring
Every gaming console or PC is defined by the CPU, GPU and RAM. Storage is something that adds flexibility, but how a game plays and how a game looks is always going to be defined by the former.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (permanent): Transphobia; account in junior phase
This is true, and it is not transphobic. It is unfair to require a teenage girl to compete physically with a person that has been a testosterone factory for years, which is what a teenage boy is, regardless of how they identify. You all have the moral high ground in a lot of these arguments about LGBTQ rights, but not this one. You're not going to win this one, no matter how many people you ban.
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EtcetEraThread How China Built a Twitter Propaganda Machine Then Let It Loose on Coronavirus
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory whataboutism
if only americans and their media were honest about the misery, murder and exploitation they historically have commited - including in their own country, that its only theirs thanks to genocide - id take their complaints and reports seriously. Also, id point to their president and to the democratic front runner being pathological liars, with media cumplicity. Where are the biden sexual assault news on your mainstream media?
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| Disaster Voltron
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing Allegations of Sexual Assault; Prior Infractions Related to Sexism
Yeah, this Biden story so far seems to be living exclusively in low rent conservative media, not even Fox or OANN have run with it yet. Makes me think it's already been investigated and no corroborating evidence could be found. If Biden did this, used his aides to create a situation where he would be alone with this woman to assault her, it wasn't the first or last time. That's not some rookie move, it's something you've done before and know you could get away with, and there would be other accusers.
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GamingThread Xbox Game Studios |OT8| Ori and the Speed of the SSDs
Reason User banned (3 days): Trolling
Most are not really AAA titles of the scope that you expect from an AAA title. Which is normal because you cant magically create triple AAA games from small studios, and at the same time intend to regularly release new games (preferably each month) for the gamepass platform so people will stay subscribed, or non-subscribers may find more reason to subscribe. I am not sure if it is the right approach for MS because they in a way are competing against the many other AA games from which people can choose. And there are only few true triple AAA games released each year that attracts many gamers in a different way then most AA titles can. I think Bleeding Edge is a game in the catogory Matt Booty spoke of, a well crafted game more then an AA game imo, but when even eurogamer calls it gamepass filler, then I would doubt the current strategy of quantity over, I would not say quality, but giving more games from the ground up the time to mature and the time to add content to distinguish from the many other AA games.
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GamingThread Bioshock: The Collection, Borderlands: Legendary Collection, XCOM 2 Collection coming to Nintendo Switch on May 29
Reason User warned: "lazy devs" rhetoric
Those games compress considerably with non ultra HD textures and most companies are just lazy as fuck when it comes to compression anyway, so those high numbers are not always indicative of a "true total." Every single Bioshock was one disc on last generation on the 360, which means we're talking less than 24 GB total. This is absolutely something that could have been done with more work and effort, and if they're charging $50 for their collection, it sure as hell should be using the pricier carts because the collection still retails for like $20 max these days elsewhere. This isn't some ridiculous ask.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
Trump "crushing him" would be pot calling kettle black though, and reinstigate all of his record that we've heard in the past few years. Maybe this will finally wake up the fucking Dems to back Bernie instead of ignoring him.
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GamingThread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Console wars
There is no doubt in my mind they tested @ 1.8. They would have tested at a variety of configurations, the 2GHz clock we surmised from the Github leaks was apart of that testing. And yes, they went above, Imagine where the conversation would currently be if Sony stayed at 2GHz/9.2TF. Again, 2.2GHz is not a move you make for your health. You make it because you're boxed in and need to eek out every shred of performance you can get. It's like overclocking a 1660 Ti to it's max or even beyond and then trying to say that it is practically identical to an RTX 2060, because of its newly adjusted core clock/teraflops. No, no it is not.
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GamingThread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Console wars, history of similar behavior
And there's still an entire PS4 worth of difference between the two machines in the GPU department, but of course it's more convenient to say that's it's only a 15% difference.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Transphobic concern trolling. Previous severe infraction.
The way this forum is handling these posts is absurd. Did we forget that forums are supposed to be about discussion? This is just an echo chamber at this point. Say what you will about GAF at least they were better at promoting actual an actual dialogue.
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory comparisons in a sensitive thread, a history of similar infractions
ERA IS A PRISON
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User banned (1 week): ignoring discussion guidelines
Because you're okay with a rapist who will make sure sexual assault is considered nothing? Okay. Continue to ignore the protection and rights of victims by letting Trump win. I'm sure all victims of sexual assault will feel great when Trump is president.
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Reason User banned (2 weeks): hostility, ignoring discussion guidelines + backseat moderation on another post
"I don't wanna hear any of you survivors of sexual assault who refuse to vote for a rapist complaining about the rapist who's in power." Quite frankly, you can eat shit.
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Red Text Remember that general hostility rules still apply. For example, do not accuse members, even without naming them, of "supporting a rapist" or discrediting the victim if they choose to vote for Biden. Likewise, do not accuse members of not caring about marginalized people if they choose to not vote. Avoid metacommentary.
Hey all, This is not me being the OP. This is just a single, centralized place to discuss what's become a fairly hot-button topic here so we don't get a slew of threads, counter-threads, etc. etc. In short, the positions we've seen outlined are : Voting is important, all the way up and all the way down the ticket, for reasons of power and politics. The Republicans represent an existential threat to the wellbeing of millions of vulnerable Americans in a way the Democrats simply do not, even a Democrat like Joe Biden. Biden still has a very long way down to go until he's half so bad as Trump. Ergo, it's your responsibility to vote for him, even if you find him incredibly objectionable (which some people disagree with in the first place), simply because the other guy is that much worse. Not doing so, in this model, is an expression of privilege, as a typically blue voter sitting out is, in our 2 party, system, effectively the same as a nonvoter switching sides. A vote is a personal expression of conscience and morality based on an evaluation of each candidate individually. Joe Biden is being accused of sexual assault. He voted for the Iraq War, and he voted against bussing, and he voted for the crime bill, and many other things beside. His platform is insufficient to face the coming climate and economic crises of the coming decades. Trump being terrible is irrelevant, because Biden has made himself ineligible by default. Ergo, demanding that people vote for him is a blind expression of partisanship at best and a cruel act of violence at worst, as you force people hurt by Biden and people like Biden to lend their support. This last part can be especially important. There's a great deal of trauma wrapped up in that. Don't vote for Biden, but vote downballot. In this argument, voting is a political position, but it allows more for the understanding of a vote as a personal expression as well. By splitting this difference, it comes to a course of action: namely, Trump is unacceptable, but so is Biden, ergo, just vote for the downballot candidates in an effort to staunch the bleeding should Trump win a second term. There are most likely more positions than this. If you feel like I've misconstrued one of the arguments, by all means, correct me; I'm doing my best to give a fair assessment to each. Discussion guidelines are as follows:
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GamingThread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
An actual falsehood. You think Sony clocked the PS5 GPU up so high for kicks and giggles? 36 CUs vs 52 CUs is a large, noticeable gap. It's not like the XSX GPU's clock of 1.8GHz is low. At 1.8GHz, PS5 comes out to 8.4TF At 2.0GHz, PS5 comes out to 9.2TF Clearly, Sony felt the need to up clocks to raise teraflops so they would compare more favorably, because both of the previous configurations are a major perception blow in the face of the XSX. No amount of denial from you lot will change this. Sony had no choice to be aggressive with clocks because the machine is lacking in grunt comparatively.
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GamingThread Bleeding Edge Review Thread
Reason User Banned (2 days): trolling
You are correct with what you are saying. But Tameem has been the main vision behind most of their titles, especially the acclaimed ones. "Antoniades described creativity and narrative as "core" to the studio. The team emphasised story over gameplay, believing that if the game's story was well-written and intriguing, the quality of the gameplay would also improve since it would attract players to continue playing." What you're saying is correct but all the scores point to is that said Director's vision was purely gameplay and reviews point to that direction as not solving the game's issues. Not saying it is their fault. But from a reception perspective it's nowhere near the level they typically produce. There's no point in making an excuse for that. Chilled if you like it though? But how much better could this game have been with an actual story? Seems like it was just something cheap to add to Game Pass in truth.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): casting aspersions on an alleged victim of sexual assault
Couldn't this news come out 1 year ago? 6 months ago? I do not think this was pre-planned, at all, but gosh if she picked a bad moment...
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 month): dismissing concerns regarding sexual assault allegations
For christ's sake yes, we should listen and take them seriously. But you should also the the police and the justice system do their job. We live in a civilised society were the court still decides whether you're guilty or innocent; not mobs on the internet who think they know everything. Acting like an angry mob every time a victim comes forward doesn't help them at all.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
This is the same DNC and Biden campaign that urged people to go out and vote during a pandemic. That it was okay. They won’t do anything unless under extreme pressure. Hopefully the news outlets will help with that
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GamingThread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
Reason User banned (one day): off-topic derail
My girlfriend said if there's a shadow drop (mini) direct today, then she'll take a bath and I have to give her a rim job. I'm not down to take that bet so I'm hoping there's no direct today (tomorrow instead please).
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GamingThread Epic Games announces multiplatform publishing partnerships with studios behind Control, Limbo, and The Last Guardian
Reason User Banned (3 days): Trolling, prior infractions for similar behaviour
Nah, I just don't support companies that act like garbage.
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GamingThread Epic Games announces multiplatform publishing partnerships with studios behind Control, Limbo, and The Last Guardian
Reason User banned (2 days): platform warring, trolling
Corporate fanboyism is not exclusive to console warriors sadly
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GamingThread Gamingbolt: Xbox Series X’s BCPack Texture Compression Technique Reportedly Better than the PS5’s Kraken
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Platform Warring and Antagonizing Other Users; Prior Bans for Platform Warring
what is it at the moment with all these accounts with low post counts yet just shitting on the ps5 and promoting the series x in every next gen thread with nearly every post? is the same happening with People shitting on series x and promoting ps5 with low posts? you can spot them straight away, no avatar and clearly warring. we don’t know how 3rd parties will use the ssd until we see games or 3rd party devs openly speak about it. I can imagine rockstar might use it. Xbox x has a large power advantage over pro and you barely see many 3rd parties doing much with it Except for higher res at sometimes the cost of the performance.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| Disaster Voltron
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissing allegations of sexual assault.
Probably help if we just waited and let this play out however it does. It seriously seems like a ton of people have made their minds up already and I can’t help but think a ton of it relates to people hating Joe Biden’s guts vs supporting a rape victim. Shows even more when people say they’re abandoning the Democratic Party or not voting if these allegations go nowhere or they don’t get the result they’re looking towards. Heaven forbid we wait until mainstream journalists do their sourcing and see what they found.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive and Condescending Commentary on a Sensitive Topic; Fostering an Exclusionary Environment
It's shit. I don't want it to happen and I get why it's upsetting. I hope Biden loses the primary. But if it comes down to Biden vs Trump, not voting won't stop a rapist from being elected. Have you considered how people who suffer under all the shit Trump is doing that Biden isn't would feel with the message that you don't think alleviating they're suffering is worthwhile if your own isn't alleviated as well?
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Victim Blaming Rhetoric
Did she come out when Obama announced Biden as his VP? Edit:not try to defend Biden, just curious as a outsider of U.S politics, it reminds me of so if this scandal continues to develop and Biden still becomes Democrat candidate, should he resign or get impeached even he beats Trump?
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Conspiratorial Rhetoric Surrounding Sexual Assault Allegations
Did anyone read this part in the article? Apparently this lady posted this a while back. I am not saying the rape didn't happen or that Biden is innocent. In fact there is plenty of evidence of him being a creep. But the timing of this along with her history makes me think it's not just because she suddenly got the courage to face Biden now. There might be other motivations.
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GamingThread Xbox Series X: A Closer Look at the Technology Powering the Next Generation
Reason User Banned (3 days): Platform warring, antagonizing other members
Fuck it I am out. Not going to argue against sweaty circlejerking that goes around here. We will eventually see how powerful they both are when games are out. Just don't be upset when some games will work better on PS5 even when it's not "strongest console ever".
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GamingThread [SPOILERS] Am I the only one who is still seeing that huge plot hole in RE2 Remake? [SPOILERS]
Reason User Warned: Lazy Dev rhetoric
It’s lazy from the developers and goes to show why the original is still leagues above the remake. It’s a fun game, a good - even great game, but it pales in comparison to the wonderful aesthetics, music and design of the original. Don’t know why the devs didn’t implement the Zap system in the original, but it is what is.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Red Text This thread is about the Trump administration’s persecution of the trans community. Let’s get back on topic.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User banned (permanent): transphobic concern trolling
What are the mods doing in this thread? Its not transphobia to say that it is NOT a simple question whether trans athletes should be able to compete in women's leagues. I think the question should be asked on a sport by sport basis. In MOST cases its not an issue. For contact sports with lots of injuries I'd probably lean more on the side of not having them compete or asking the athlete to compete in a mens league instead. Fully expecting to get banned for having a nuanced position here though...
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User banned (3 days): Off-topic driveby in a sensitive thread
Sorry LGBT community Biden has a stutter.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Transphobic concern trolling. Previously banned for pedantry in threads concerning trans issues.
Why are these people being insta-banned for a month? It's sad that I have to worry that me even asking this makes me worried I'll get banned as well. Is this site taking the stand that thinking in any way that trans-women competing in with women opens the door to unfair advantages is necessarily transphobic? Can somebody not have the view that the intention behind separations of genders was meant to be around the practical understanding that male and female physiology is different and that can matter in sports. And is it transphobic to recognize that transition does not always remove these physiological differences? Like, I'll admit that I'm not as familiar as those who are going through these transitions, not anywhere close. But I am under the understanding that transition isn't the same for everybody. This is entirely separate from whatever the transphobic Trump administration is trying to do and I don't really believe they are coming to anything here with any good intentions. But to me, the insta-month long ban on this is alarming. I am under the perception here that you can expect swift bans here now in a very inconsistent way. Not that I would necessarily want the exact same thing to happen with black issues, but it is clear that there is much more waffling on the moderation on those issues.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Concern trolling regarding transphobia; prior severe ban for transphobia
So post some scientific journal studies links. It's a discussion forum.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (2 months): Transphobia
I do actually see how there is an argument for this, in that men have an obvious physical advantage over women. So much so that people have created segregated sports/competetions for women. I do hope biological women do have an avenue to excel, but i dont think they will compare favourably to the average trans athlete. Because banning trans people probably wont go over well. I can totally see a future where gender segregation in sports is gone. Or drugs are allowed to level the playing field. But unless it becomes a super common thing, i dont really think its worth caring about.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (6 months): transphobia
Sounds like hormone therapy for 1 year should be a requirement to help level the playing field when it comes to muscle mass. But increased skeletal structure / being taller / increased bone mass will always be a general advantage of Trans-women who went through puberty before transitioning. There's no clear cut answer, especially for sports that highly depend on height like basketball, and height / reach tends to help in most sports. Edit : sorry, I was writing on mobile and didn't realize I left out biological when I mentioned men and puberty, and I realize that was stupid to say it that way in first place when I can just say Trans women so I changed it to that.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (2 months): transphobic concern trolling
I think this would be a valid argument if it weren't for the fact that even mid-teen male athletes are just way better than world-class female athletes. As far as world record 100m sprints go, which I would argue if one of the most impressive feats of strength, the world record youth time is 10.15 (16 year boy) while the current world record for women is 10.49 (which, by the way, in itself is way faster than the 2nd fastest). If the 16 year-old boy transitioned, are you saying he would not completely dominate the sport, easily breaking the world record? Looking at a more technical sport like soccer, it's not even close. In my country, which is one of the best internationally when it comes to women, the boys-16 team of one of the top teams played the women's national team. In my experience this almost never happens in top-level football so it's an interesting example to look at. The result? 3-0, and the boys played with one less player in the second half in an effort to even out the odds.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (6 months): Transphobia
Personally I believe that if the athlete has gone through puberty as a male before they transitioned to female that they should not be allowed to compete with biological women its inherently unfair because they now have the skeletal and muscular structure of a man.
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
Reason User Banned (6 months): Transphobia
Yup 100% for trans rights. But if people are "competing in a sport" then its not equal for anyone
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
No thank you on embracing Sanders.. Someone else fine, but not Sanders period end of story.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post
There is still time to drop Biden and embrace Sanders for Democrats. You can't tell me that Democrats can't sell a voice of reason during a Pandemic. If you ask me, this has a much better chance of success than Biden.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 month): victim blaming
My problem really is that when she came out with her story last year, she only told half the story. Why would she do that? Her contemporaneous complaint and corroborating witness make me believe her account... no doubt. I just find it ridiculous that she didn't disclose this full account back in April. It makes me doubt her motivations in telling her story (if not the veracity of the story itself).
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| Disaster Voltron
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Casting aspersions on the credibility of the alleged victim of sexual assault
I’m holding back until more information comes available, but at this point I believe it to an extent, although I’m also skeptical given her history.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| Disaster Voltron
Reason User Banned (1 month): hostility, inflammatory accusations
If you were serious about any of this you wouldn't have a Hilary avatar. She has a history of silencing victims of assault and supporting her rapist husband. You're literally downplaying/denying her history whilst clearly bullshitting about how you think all women should be believed because looking like you have morals is more important than having morals. I'm in no way downplaying the trauma you went through but you don't care about other victims. You're parading around an avatar celebrating a slave using terf to own Bernie bros. That's what you actually care about.No it's not. Nobody would have argued this with Christine Blasey Ford and nobody thinks Kavanagh was innocent after the hearing/investigation. Everybody here understands how difficulty allegations of sexual assault are to prove and what what "believe all women" means. It was already concerning enough that people who support Joe already like to pretend Anita Hill doesn't exist but this is on another level. He has a history of defending sexual predators and inappropriately touching women/children; it's not as this is some shocking revelation that came out of nowhere. Stop politicising how you perceive sexual assault based on your party.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (2 months): Casting aspersions on allegations of sexual assault
That coupled with her strong support of Sen. Sanders and complete 180 on her previous claims can't help but cause some degree of suspicion.
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EtcetEraThread "You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview
Reason User Banned (3 Months): Dismissing allegations of sexual assault, conspiracy theorizing across multiple posts
This is a tricky one. The inclination is to believe accusers, but at the same time her documented fawning over Putin and mockery of Mueller is a massive red flag given the general election opponent and his barely concealed allegiances.
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GamingThread Gamingbolt: Xbox Series X’s BCPack Texture Compression Technique Reportedly Better than the PS5’s Kraken
Reason User Warned: Platform warring
GamingBolt trying to take the crown from wccftech for clickbait articles written by clueless journalists based on twitter snippets? There's something really desperate about the way some Xbox fans are going around, finding some buzzword term they don't understand, and trying to make it out to be some huge thing. If it's a huge thing, we will find out from Microsoft and the journalists actually competent enough to analyse it.
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GamingThread If Half-Life: Alyx succeeds in sales, can we expect Half-Life 3 to be in VR as well?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Platform Warring; History of Platform Warring
Hl alyx probably sealed that valve wont be going back to vr. Just checked and 8k concurrent players, ouch. Id never think a hl game could be a non-hype event but putting it on vr did the trick. Then we have that next gen consoles ignore vr. I guess there may be a psvr2, but still. Its just not really part of the discussion. Teraflops was the discussion.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (permanent): troll account
why do you have a hardcore marxist/maoist as your avatar if you're this passionate about defending a neoliberal american-imperialist war criminal from fair criticism of his inability to form coherent sentences and then you have another poster on this page talking about how sacred american capitalist democracy is with an avatar from noted anarcho-communist urusula k le guin I would point out most of the libs here seem to have no idea what the art they consume means, but this is a video game message board so
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 month): ignoring the modpost in regards to trolling, prior ban for similar
"bend the knee, bend the knee, bend the knee", i scream and wither as I see the horror. I see vision slimy mixture of various unexplainable bodily fluids moving independently in some sort of lovecraftian mess. I look up and see, a man, Bernard, staying in a two person race against his a man he is politically opposed to. VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO i chant from every cell and hair follicle in my body for this, my friends, was disgusting.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary
think it's extremely cool how we went from apparently caring about insulin for the first time to "biden has dementia lol" trolling to "where's biden" back to "biden has dementia lol" trolling in the space of one month all because it's apparently impossible that bernie sanders' "shit on 70% of the party and try to win with 30% while simultaneously yelling at every non-biden to get out and bend the knee" strategy was awful
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to hostility
Just @ the fucking Rubin poster instead of painting with a broad brush and wasting the time of everyone who still reads your posts.
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EtcetEraThread Did Onepunch-Man seriously just do Blackface!? (Spoilers)
Reason User Banned (duration pending): trolling, history of similar infractions
anime is pretty racist, surprised it's still allowed on era..i question most people's opinions on race if they have an anime avatar because you know they over look lots of stuff from race to creepy underage fandom garbage
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EtcetEraThread Did Onepunch-Man seriously just do Blackface!? (Spoilers)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Rationalising bigotry. History of tone policing in threads concerning bigotry.
1) Read my further replies. I think one can easily argue that the (stupid) explanation brought up in OPM might not even be blackface judging by common blackface definitions. 2) It's not just about ignorance. While there might be a broad consensus in the US about blackface there is none in Europe. There are many reasons for that and I feel that the issue is worth discussing. Just slapping anyone across the face daring to discuss blackface won't bring us anywhere.
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EtcetEraThread Honestly.....How are we supposed to defeat the cult of Trump when people want to sit out the election in November?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory generalisations.
I think that's because a some of the "Leftists" on ERA and Reddit and otherwise have sort of stopped thinking after "ideals". They do not care about PoC being put through systematic racism, they don't give a damn about LGBTQ people getting harassed, killed or made pariahs because it doesn't fit their narrative of the issue. It's more important to them to talk about student loans, or healthcare than it is to acknowledge that yeah, people are literally dying. Entire huge groups of people are being set up to become at best third-class citizens in their own country but that isn't worth considering. ANd I think this stems from a lot of the mentality of never having to grow up and realize the world is gray. Sometimes you have to pick the lesser of two evils to make a better world. Sweden's leftist party did a deal wit the conservatives a few months back. The cons and their friends wanted to slap the government because luls...But they couldn't do it on their own. So the Left gave their votes to the Right coalition which meant that the Social/Liberal government had to roll back on massive cuts on unemployment aid and such. So to stop thousands of people getting it worse the Left worked with what amounts to their sworn enemies. Because in real life, sometimes you don't have the luxury of idealism.
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EtcetEraThread Honestly.....How are we supposed to defeat the cult of Trump when people want to sit out the election in November?
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Basically a self entitled person that says that they are for a cause but when they don't get what they want, they show their true selfish ways, Ladies and Gentleman.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 month): xenophobia
Yes, i understand that. You mean those are just for people with respiratory problems? I was talking about the people showing fever signs like the other user said they did in Asia. After all they did say that they're not using all of them.Maybe this week could bring good news in that department, going by this article in Expresso: So far i feel safe because i'm in the interior, but things seem to be picking up with the damn emigrants entering hidden in trucks and shit. i'm mainly worried about my mom who works in a nursing home.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 month): Dismissing concerns around sexual misconduct allegations
Investigate him, I say. But let's be honest, if he's found innocent, is that REALLY going to change anyone's minds in here? And I will say, that the title (#metoo) is a bit misleading. Here's what the accuser said herself: Not that treating another human being like that is great, but it's a bit different from sexual harassment.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring thread reply banner
love a piping hot beverage
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 month): Minimizing sexual harassment
trump is a rapist. Bernie wrote an article about women fantasizing about rape. Biden...has personal space issues. What he is accused of is unwelcome and he should apologize, but I think this is being blown up a bit out of proportion, especially considering his competitors foibles. If you think a stutter and a kiss on the back of the head makes him unelectable in the face of Trumps failures of the English language and pussy grabbing, you need to get some new material.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Warned: Driveby Trolling
Where has Uncle Joe been recently? Is he busy with pushup contests?
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Derailing a serious topic
Yes and one of those reasons is the way that the most ardent Sanders supporters act towards liberal women who don't support their god king Sanders. Mind you it's not the majority of Sanders supporters, most are cool people but the diehards are the worst along with the MAGA idiots.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 month): Minimizing sexual harassment and dismissive derail over a series of posts
The primary is over. Best to just move on. What's the value in dragging things out as Sanders continually lies to his supporters about the basics of how delegates work for months? I donated to Warren. I voted for Warren. When she lost (on the same day as Sanders), I moved on.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User banned (1 month): Minimizing sexual harassment over as series of posts
Please stop with the false equivalency. Biden has had an issue with "personal space" where people now come forward to say that they were "uncomfortable" with his close-talking. But, he is also from a different time and such behavior is more frowned upon today. What you have never heard is that he raped anyone. Or that he threatened anyone to "keep quiet". Or that he intimidated anyone into having sex with him. Or that he kept women down so that he could use his power to control them. It has been the opposite with him. Biden has been a public servant for decades, has been a champion of women's rights, minority rights and was early to support LBGTQ and marriage equality. Trump is a serial sexual harasser, abuser of people in his orbit, a liar on a scale this country has never seen, and an alleged rapist. He is also racist, misogynistic, antisemitic, or at least uses "dog whistles" to appeal to that sector of our society. He has corrupted government to reward himself, his family and his friends. He has hurt the middle class (even before coronavirus), has hurt the environment and is blatantly anti-science. He has been inept and incompetent in handling the coronavirus. He is a danger to our country and the world and cannot be permitted to get re-elected. You want to attack Biden for being overly touchy-feely? Fine. But, he will make a good president and will, hopefully, move this country forward in a positive way. One thing I do know is that he is not Trump: Biden is not a danger to this country and the world. Sanders had ZERO chance of beating Trump in November and we need to be done with Trump.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Derailing a serious topic
I fucking hate what happened during the week lead up to Super Tuesday. This fucker was done, we almost gotten rid of this creep. I knew this shit would come up if he was the nominee. More electable my ass.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (3 months): mocking allegations of sexual harassment
Can't believe the most powerful man on Earth will be a sexual predator with dementia who is also dead. Wild.
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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Deflecting from sexual harassment allegations, multiple prior severe bans across multiple topics.
Ryan Grim is a complete hack. The story isn't even actually the allegation (which has been out there for quite some time), it's a story attempting to turn risk-averse lawyers representing a nonprofit into a conspiracy to protect Biden.
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GamingThread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT7| March Madness
Reason User banned (one week): dismissive commentary around a global pandemic
There are thousands of illnesses and diseases that are way worse and kill more people every year, yet no one cares. It's just hypocritical to say so now when one has had a lot of people in his family suffer other diseases that are infinitely worse, more widespread and media isn't saying anything. Money makes the world.go round.
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EtcetEraThread Trump chose Easter as the day to "re-open" the country because it's a very special day to him/packed churches across the country will be beautiful
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Commentary
And that's why I'm ok with this. Evolution is finally getting off its ass and killing off the stupidest 2% of our society.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary
*Bernie hangs out with someone with some dubious shit" Ayyy bernie bad bernie stupid cunt *Hillary is a TERF, used slave labour, friend with FUCKING KISSINGER" YASS QUEENN SLAY Hypocrites
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory and Conspiratorial Rhetoric
Yeah the government literally hid it for months and now they come out of this looking like humanitarians. Disgraceful. After this clears the world should sanction the CCP like it has leaders in Iran. They need to be made to pay a price for this.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing the Concerns of Minority Members
It's pretty obvious what kind of picture is trying to be painted here. It ain't worth it my dude
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing the Concerns of Minority Members
Dude he called the wet markets barbaric which they absolutely are. What are you trying to do?
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GamingThread Mention one positive of a game you think is mediocre/bad/terrible/atrocious
Reason User warned: hostility; antagonizing other users
you guys and/or gals literally get nothing out of these hot takes, despite knowing the games you picked are neither bad nor mediocre. Doesn't matter if you didn't care for them or like them, you KNOW they are good games. It's like the people who joke about COVID whenever you cough or sneeze. Congrats? I guess??? So original. Even if you wanted attention, I don't think more than 2 people other than me will reply to you
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GamingThread Why is there no modern cop game?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory Point of Comparison Regarding Concerns of Systemic Issues with Policing
I knew there were going to be some quality opinions coming into this thread. Moderation has been extremely complacent thus far towards hateful rhetoric aimed at an entire profession worldwide, so I guess it's okay to continue.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 month): ignoring the modpost in regards to trolling, prior ban for the same
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary
no lies detected. folks know what theyre doing.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to trolling
Bernie is just holding out until Biden's brain eventually leaks out of his ears on during a live broadcast, his head slumping forward and drool pools into his lap from his mouth.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 month): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary, prior ban for the same
This thread calls Bernie selfish for being in the race and blaming him for putting people's lives in danger yet it was the Biden team that wanted people to go out and vote more so than the Bernie team. More progressives wanted to delay voting. They blame him even though as you said down-ticket races will still mean the primary season goes on. The hatred of Bernie is hilarious. And this continued fierce defending of him is baffling. This dude Biden already won. They don't need to bat for this buffoon, yet they still do despite claiming they wanted someone else to win. It's pop-gaf level tribalism where all that matters is "our team won so let's dunk on the more progressive politician." And yet they pretend to be progressives. But hey, they challenged that too because "actually, you're still a progressive by dunking on the progressive and going to bat for the non-progressive politician. Ackshually, who let you define progressivism?" It's sad, but hilarious now that the primary is essentially over. It was only sad when this was still a race.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary
Do down-ticket races no longer matter or something? This thread is insufferable.
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EtcetEraThread Honestly.....How are we supposed to defeat the cult of Trump when people want to sit out the election in November?
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Inflammatory accusation
The people threatening to "sit out" the election want Trump to win reelection. They're just afraid to admit it in public.
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GamingThread Why is there no modern cop game?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive rhetoric regarding systemic oppression in policing
Absolutely not trolling. To assume that cops are bloody thirsty monsters that thrive on ending or ruining lives is extremely narrow minded. The reality is the majority of them simply want to make their cities a safe place for themselves, their family, friends and simply fellow people. Are there a few bad apples that get joy out of beating someone up? Sure. But definitely not the majority of them by any measure. Wake up.
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GamingThread God of War & other 1st party title store pages remove "Only on PlayStation" for new "Playstation Exclusives" branding
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Trolling, prior serious ban for trolling
so many butts are hurting....bring it sony, les make them boys cry.
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GamingThread DOOM 64 |OT| No Absolution
Reason User banned (1 month): Hostility and trolling across multiple posts and threads + previous recent bans for trolling
lol, Doom Eternal makes you feel strong because you’re a meek little IT help desk clerk meanwhile my life is so good that I don’t need power trips to escape my real life so I can make quality (aka A+) posts and judge games based on their mechanics and implementation of ideas which threatens the crumbling shell of an ego you’ve built up by shooting grunts on Easy mode
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 month): xenophobia
I’m not blaming everything on China. I am saying China does not deserve any praise for helping with a pandemic they created. The mess that the West is in is still mostly their doing.
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GamingThread Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Xbox supply chain “On the supply side we are getting back on rails, but demand is an issue."
Reason User warned: Trolling, Console Warring
Hasn't this always been the issue with Xbox?
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User Banned (5 days): Trolling over a series of posts; history of similar infractions
Yeah sorry. It's great that my new ps5 will arbitrarily downclock from an already lower than expected performance level. I'm so lucky Cerny designed a lower performing console than the competition, that then gets less powerful. Genius. Yeah sorry. It's great that my new ps5 will arbitrarily downclock from an already lower than expected performance level. I'm so lucky Cerny designed a lower performing console than the competition, that then gets less powerful. Genius.
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EtcetEraThread Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on the Coronavirus pandemic. Is he ok??
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Antisemitic Rhetoric; Prior Severe Bans for Racism and Numerous Bans for Inflammatory Behavior
Its bad lighting. Also, Fuck Bernie Sanders. Grifting con artist scum
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EtcetEraThread My friend wants to get a puppy in about a month but will need to travel across the country to do it
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility
Boohoo I cant get a dog possibly while many are out or work, sick, or dying. Fuck this piece of shit thread.
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GamingThread Epic Games announces new games coming to the Epic Store (Samurai Shodown, Totally Reliable Delivery Service etc.)
Reason User Warned: Trolling
So... PC users asked for PC SS for months, and when it's finally here they aren't happy just because it isn't available on their favourite launcher, heh?
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo: What's Up With Xbox One X? All Versions Tested
Reason User Warned: Lazy dev rhetoric
Sorry to say and I know I will sound like a mad bitch. But this is just the work of Capcom being extremely lazy with the Xbox version. Because how can the Xbox One X underperform the PS4 Pro. I can understand the original Xbox One with the PS4 but with the Xbox One X being underperforming I think they didn’t even bother with Xbox.
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GamingThread I know why my Nintendo account got banned, I just can't prove it
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Just deserts for buying digital, dug your grave now lie in it. I have no empathy whatsoever for people who buy anything but online only games digitally, it's like you believe the 10's thousands of posts criticizing the trend/practice over the were some flat earther conspiracy. Reap the rewards of that "convenience".
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EtcetEraThread Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on the Coronavirus pandemic. Is he ok??
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Concern trolling
Has it been posted? He looks sick. I terrified. This is 9 days ago. And over there Trump is doing daily 2hr briefings with full vigor. We're fucked.
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EtcetEraThread UK coronavirus discussion (up: 23 March- Boris: ‘a very simple instruction – you must stay at home’. Restrictions for 3 wks (See threadmark)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory commentary; previous severe infraction.
No its not. Riligion won't save your family at this point. Dotn be stupid.
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GamingThread MS and Sony update/clarify BC status for next-gen consoles
Reason User Banned (5 days): Antagonising other members
Honestly I’m even sure why they care? Just trying to stir people up, be like: “Well! Until Mark Cerny goes on Twitch, holding two forms of identification, with his Sony business card stapled to his head, while showing the PS5 play all the thousands of games, and also saying to the camera that every game ever made will be playable, while R Kelly is peeing on him, then I’ll believe it.”
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EtcetEraThread Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19, was using the Senate gym and pool this morning
Reason User Banned (1 week): Concern trolling over multiple posts; account in junior phase
Some of the takes in this the takes in this thread. My lord. Quite a few of you need therapy.
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GamingThread Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hinokami Keppuutan (CyberConnect2) PV; coming to PS4 2021
Reason User Banned (5 days): Platform warring; history of similar infractions
The power of anime can't save a dying PS4 in Japan. They should have been smart and made it multi-platform. Don't know which executive is best friends with someone at Sony, but they have to learn someday. Anime games generally don't do well unless it's Dragon Ball or One Piece. I don't understand devs that continue to shit on the original fans by making anime games platform-exclusives. Just make it accessible to the fans regardless of platform. Don't understand Japanese devs' obsession with PS exclusives.
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EtcetEraThread Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to risks of COVID-19
Reason User banned (1 day): hostility, modwhining
Why the hell was i given a warning when there is a poster here advocating for the lax of restrictions for athletes to participate in the Olympics when there is a god damn pandemic going around? Wtf kind of bullshit is this?
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User Banned (3 days): Console warring over a series of posts; history of similar infractions
Thats the whole point, no one has shown ANYTHING about this revolutionary PS5 SSD besides a side-by-side comparison to current gen Spider-Man loading time and asset streaming. Nothing vs current gen SSD's or arguments for it, compared to the SSD's that the XSX has. Its all covered in some secret prophetic mysticism.
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GamingThread PS4 BC on the PS5 to work on “overwhelming majority” of the library, games to benefit from improved frame rates and resolutions
Reason User Banned (5 days): Antagonizing other members
A piece of your soul died the day you bought that PS4, didn’t it?
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EtcetEraThread Trump seeking $850B in emergency stimulus ($500B in payroll tax cut, $250B for small business loans, $58B for airlines) UP: Possibly sending checks
Reason User Banned (3 days): Inflammatory accusation
undercover maga chud probably
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EtcetEraThread New York state alone has more coronavirus cases than France or South Korea as infections soar to 15,168
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Inflammatory generalizations across multiple posts
NYC residents are fucking morons.
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GamingThread Resident Evil 3 SPOILER Thread (Early Copies, Datamining, Leaks pre-release)
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Accusations of shilling, hostility
Look I know you're busy shilling this game super hard and I'm sure Capcom are proud of you but I can voice my dislike of this as much as I want. This was a forum for discussion last time I checked. Block me if it bothers you that much.
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GamingThread Resident Evil 3 SPOILER Thread (Early Copies, Datamining, Leaks pre-release)
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility over a series of posts
And your post reeks like a 4chan copypasta. I'm not the one who needs to put people on ignore considering how embargoing the thing you wrote is.
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GamingThread wccftech.com: Why The PS5’s 10.3 TFLOPs Figure Is Misleading
Reason User warned: modwhining
Are they even trying to rein it in? GAF had its problems, particularly the shithead who owned it, but FUD like the article in the OP was shut down pretty quickly. It's embarrassing this thread has lasted over 9 hours and 11 pages on Era.
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EtcetEraThread What’s the best horror movie this century?
Reason User banned (7 days): hostility over multiple posts
I can't tell which one of us is taking this seriously, anymore. It's categorically impossible for you to wrap your head around the idea that I'm not the only one who has called you out on this. You could diffuse it right now by just admitting that you made a mistake, but like every you can do no wrong, and speak only the truth. I'm pretty sure that if I did share this with a therapist, they'd agree your inability to accept even constructive criticism based on easily referenced words of your own is striking, and the words "James Cameron" haven't even entered into the conversation, yet. I'm taking the high road by choosing to recognize the pathology displayed as a quirk of your personality, and your flabbergasted notion that I am somebody you don't know as adorable given your documented history of making authoritative threads/posts on current events in filmmaking that I regularly chime in on. That's not weird, that's just participating in the same online forum. Pretty much everybody you interact with on here is somebody you don't know. You're the one using the words "disturbingly personal" to describe observations anybody would make, and claiming that I'm "unloading pent-up baggage" when I fit the role of the regular, run-of-the mill commentator that challenges your rigid absolutism towards subjective value judgments in, oh, the vast majority of your history on Era. Your threads are a hoot. Avatar sequels should have come out years ago. A lot of the directors you can't stop worshiping are only mortals standing on the shoulders of giants/armies of other collaborators, and most of their best work is far behind them. Your poorly worded title confused more than one person. Whether we're discussing horror of the last twenty years or five times that span of time, it's not a substantially distinct pair of conversations, anyway. If you ignore me from here on out, that's unfortunate, but it won't stop me from enjoying your insecurities laid bare every couple of days when you get the bug up your ass to cook up an excuse to pontificate about cinema culture. This place wouldn't be the same without it.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): ignoring staff post, posting misinformation about origin of coronavirus
I love the babyboomers, they steal the wealth, destroy the environment, keep kicking us down. And now there final gift the Corona virus and us having to take care of them. I cannot wait till they truly fuck off
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User warned: backseat moderation
I understand and agree with the frustration of Bidens response. We need better. But we also already voted for Biden. Unless something happens, vote Biden in November. If you don't, get off this board.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Last Tuesday was 1000 years ago, old news no one cares about (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (July 22): Repeatedly violating the Primary OT staff post (hostility)
A lot of arguing over the past 5 years has been liberals being visibly upset at there being a political force more left than them after decades of believing they were the mighty opponents of Republicans and champions of the downtrodden, when in reality you’ve spent your adult life rooting for a neoconservative party.
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GamingThread PS4 BC on the PS5 to work on “overwhelming majority” of the library, games to benefit from improved frame rates and resolutions
Reason User banned (1 week): Platform wars
Wow! Didn't expect another damage control stunt reaction so close to the first one. Keep it up Sony!
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GamingThread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll Account
Well, when you only show first party developers on one machine saying great things that are already being done another, how does that make sense bro? THINK about that for a moment. We had the same thing about insiders telling us that it was going to be close, really close and we see that it's obviously not even close. Not even close at all. It was all hyperbole. That's why you see the back tracking with the magical SSD now. It's the next thing to save face.. LOL come on man... Nobody is trolling here, they have been trolling US...
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EtcetEraThread Am I a jerk if I don't let my sisters and kids come over?
Reason User banned (1 month): spreading dangerous misinformation
IMO, if this is going to go on for months and months, it may be best to get it before medical services get overrun. there's a good chance even after all this that you and your family are going to get it.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (3 days): ignoring staff post
I hope this dude is right, but obviously this isn’t peer reviewed and even reviewed at all considering the site. But he does cite his sources. Only time will tell.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (5 days): ignoring staff post, conspiracy theorising
so? we dont know if this was a man-made virus or id it was a mutation that just happened to start in china. if so, it could have started anywhere.
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Concern Trolling, Platform Warring, and Antagonizing Other Users Over Multiple Posts; Account in Junior Phase
Oh I forgot, ITT we only praise glorious Sony, they have the stringed console and best developed console of all time! So amazing architecture!
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GamingThread What I actually said on Kotaku Splitscreen about the PlayStation 5's specs
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling, platform warring, hostility; multiple prior bans for platform warring
Again, the hype that Jason is pushing should easily be supported by the titles Sony reveals. In less than a year all of this chatter about the ‘most innovative console in 20 years’ will have the software to show the true potential, or not. I just hope Jason isn’t as defensive in a year from now if the software doesn’t blow minds like he’s insinuating. For now, watching him go all in for Sony is amusing.
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EtcetEraThread UK coronavirus discussion (up: 21 March- deal with private sector to support NHS at cost: 1,200 ventilators, 20,000 staff, 8k beds- see threadmarks)
Reason User banned (1 week): Fear-mongering and misinformation over multiple posts
The whole point is to avoid as much social contact as possible, you could be a carrier and whilst your on that walk you cough and it jumps species to a different mamal group and it jumps from them into cattle/poultry. We then are truly fucked. If you want fresh air open your windows or get a fan
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GamingThread Animal Crossing: another Nintendo release, another tragic online mode
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility, prior infractions
Yeah I guess all my friends and and people from GameFAQs are super embarrassed right now. Fuck off honey. But glad to know it works fine for some of you. Hopefully I will get it to "work" too.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (July 22): Repeatedly violating the Primary OT staff post (hostility)
It's exactly the kind of leadership that is needed at this time.Yeah but they're brown and foreign and weren't gonna vote for Hillary so they do not matter at all. Unless Trump was the one who ordered the bombings in which case then we can pretend to care about their deaths. The constantly shifting goalposts when it comes to US imperialism on this forum shows a staggering lack of empathy for other human beings.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring the staff post with regards to hostility
Biden and Hillary are some of history's all time monsters? Do you have a fucking amoeba in your brain?
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User banned (1 week): Concern trolling
Expected to be, eventually. They still didn't clearly state when they would all work and that 100 or so are expected to be ready by launch. This is the same thing that we already knew. Their BC isn't everything day 1, it's upwards of 100 games at launch and then we don't know how long before the rest. " We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers." Not just a plug and play solution unfortunately.
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EtcetEraThread Reporter asked Trump what he'd say to Americans who are frightened: "nasty question," calls him a "terrible reporter"
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inappropriate joke
I really don’t know how a reporter hasn’t shot him yet. With all the guns in this country and we never use them on the right people
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EtcetEraThread Star Trek: Picard - Season 1 |OT| Re-ENGAGE!
Reason User Banned (3 days): Hostility and antagonizing multiple members over a series of posts
No one has to explain anything, so why are we even posting here? I was just asking an honest question, what did you think was cool about it? Initially he didnt mention visuals, so it could be anything he found cool?! That's already too much to ask? What? The f is wrong with yall.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Xenophobia; prior severe infractions. The duration of your ban may be extended.
It is absolutely black and white. China is directly responsible for the virus spreading to humans in the first place because of their barbaric wild animal markets. China is directly responsible for the virus getting out of control in China because they did nothing for MONTHS in an attempt to suppress the news. Because China did nothing for months, they are also directly responsible for the international spread of the virus.
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EtcetEraThread UK coronavirus discussion (up: 21 March- deal with private sector to support NHS at cost: 1,200 ventilators, 20,000 staff, 8k beds- see threadmarks)
Reason User banned (1 week): spreading misinformation, hostility, antagonising other user
At this stage I need to ask, are you wilfully being ignorant? As I keep repeating for the umpteenth time now a 200k-400k death rate from 60% infection or whatever past figures you've used are the figures if EVERYONE was infected PROPORTIONALLY. Do you understand what that means? When you remove the at risk that number drops significantly. I'll illustrate this in a simple analogy so maybe you'll understand better; if hypothetically and hyperbolically we were to round up all the at risk individuals (the sick, the old etc..) and shipped them off to a remote isolated island where the virus could not reach and in the mean time we let the virus run loose on everyone else that was left you'd see a death rate of close to 0% if not outright 0%. This population would then develop immunity to it and if we then returned those at risk individuals back into general population you'd have herd immunity that would totally protect them.That is in the clearest sense what the government is trying to do hypothetically. I can't explain it any simpler than that.I understand population statistics, it's you that's running with WHO statements without understanding the meaning or figures behind it. I'll educate you. What do you want to class as "young"? Lets say under 30. Looking at that stats by ICL we see that 0.0126% of under 30s die from this virus. This ALL under 30s. So that includes those people at risk that have an underlying health condition. Stats have shown that people with those underlying health conditions are at least 5 times more likely to suffer severe reactions to this virus. So for healthy under 30s we could be looking at death rate of 0.0025%. That's death rate, looking at hospitalisation we see that around 0.53% of ALL under 30s will require such due to contracting the virus. Looking at just healthy individuals we see that it's 0.106%. Now lets look at people that will require critical care, it's 0.0265% of ALL under 30s. So it's ~ 0.0053%. Hospitalisation in the UK for flu for under 30s is around 0.2%. So you're just wrong on every level. What the WHO was saying this on a literally sense young people are not immune to the virus. And that is completely accurate. They're speaking to those spring breaker types that think they are literally immune to the virus. Of course they're not.No they discussed herd immunity and the lack of it in both cases.No not "no herd immunity", they say "less" AND depending on how stringent the suppression methods are. And they don't say it needs to continue for 5+ months, they say it needs to continue indefinitely until a vaccine is developed.Again if that were the case we'd have seen a complete lock down days ago. This is beyond obvious. Why is a fairly high level of social interaction being allowed if the aim is to reduce R0 to below 1? Because they're allowing for herd immunity.Awww, this is sooo cute! Doesn't really jive though since I've had to correct you numerous times on gaps on your knowledge.I don't know if I should keep doing you the courtesy of assuming you're intentionally ignoring the correction I keep making to this misconceived or you're just no intellectually capable of understanding it. Either way I'm not going to example something again when I've already explained it 9 times.Yes their is, if you'd read the ICL report like you claim you did then you'd have seen this. Instead you read a news article about the WHO saying young people aren't immune and have somehow extrapolated that you mean that young people contract severe cases of the virus commonly.Comparison between flu in healthy young people and COVID-19 in healthy young people is accurate.In your bond villain fictional idea of herd immunity maybe. But no one with a modicum of intelligence has suggested it in the way you're. I've explained that 10 times now. I'm going to need to put you on ignore for my own sanity. Bye
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EtcetEraThread UK coronavirus discussion (up: 21 March- deal with private sector to support NHS at cost: 1,200 ventilators, 20,000 staff, 8k beds- see threadmarks)
Reason User banned (3 days): hostility
I really hope all the absolute fucking cunts writing reams of smug paragraphs trying to downplay this get banned.
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User banned (1 week): Inflammatory commentary. Platform wars.
None? You have all the youtubers, american and UK media shilling for Microsoft as if they were making the covid vaccine. Before that, they were all in for Stadia, thank god that bubble burst soon. The triggering among xbox fans because some developers dare say anything good about PS5 (how dare they!!) is embarrassing to watch.
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GamingThread [BBC] In China, Uighurs 'moved into factory forced labour' for foreign brands Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Insensitive and callous commentary on a serious matter
Here hoping they got their hands on Switch Pro.
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EtcetEraThread COVID-19 making gun owners panic...
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Fearmongering
I wish I owned guns right now. My city is going to go GTA levels of crime in the coming months. Gun owners are the lucky ones right now. I am scared to death with what I know is coming. All hell is about to be unleashed and most people still are not believing this. We all need to prepare for this!
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory Whataboutisms Surrounding Homophobia; Prior Severe Ban for Whataboutisms Over a Racist Slur
Tulsi vs Bernie: the thread where Era finally eats its own tail. Also, it takes a special kind of vile to call someone a homophobe when referring to it ("the homophobe"), while ignoring Biden's behavior towards women of all age. The predator? The sniffer?
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EtcetEraThread So I was out earlier in the day to get some take-out, and right next door...
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Misrepresenting concerns and hostility
Yes, everyone preparing for the worst case scenario in the midst of a global pandemic that is inevitably going to cause massive civil unrest just wants to shoot black people. Fucking galaxy brain take, right there.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Warned: Fearmongering
We're absolutely fucked aren't we? Like, how do we recover? We're all going to either die from this or die from starvation.
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GamingThread Kotaku - GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We're 'Essential Retail' [read threadmarks]
Reason User warned: Concern trolling
Do you really believe this? You think he's just waiting for his official start date before being privy to anything the company is doing? You're being naive if you think that. He absolutely shares responsibility for this from the moment he was announced as joining.
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Rationalizing Xenophobia
I don't why it's 'racist' to identify the virus with the place it originated from? i don't even believe in it's stigmatic potential :/ we had in the previous years: - MERS "Middle eastern respiratory syndrome" originated in: Middle East - "Rocky mountain spotted fever" originated in: USA - Lyme - German measles - Japanese encephalitis - Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever - Waardenburg - Mediterranean fever, Malta fever, Cyprus fever...........
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage
Reason User Banned (1 month): Dismissing concerns of racism.
I see no real issue with calling it the Wuhan virus considering that is where all the evidence is pointing towards. There are people who object to this labelling, and I think that unfortunately undermines the valid criticisms of labelling it a virus.
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EtcetEraThread Senator Burr (R-NC) Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Prep (update: Loeffler, Inhofe, Johnson too)
Reason User Warned: Historical reference implying violence
God Unbelievable I can't believe Loeffler and others Let themselves be so Obscenely Totally Immoral and Not show contrition Enough for this.
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GamingThread What I actually said on Kotaku Splitscreen about the PlayStation 5's specs
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Platform warring, accusations of shilling; multiple prior bans for similar behavior
Not calling Jason a shill but him writing about NDs work culture doesn't make him not a shill. It makes him a Journalist. I'm honestly confused why he decided on doing Sony PR work for them, before and after the reveal fighting against the cpu,gpu, ram etc. I'm sure if the SSD is this magic sauce that is the biggest change in 20 years Sony/devs will show that.
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EtcetEraThread Do y'all see that? (Logo change)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Spamming low effort troll posts after being juniored for the same.
no no nose brown br dayz loot food uh oh i got to go freddie dredd cha cha chattanooga selective mute malamute god god is god a you know what what in the butt give me your big fat seed pumpkin kin uh oh did i do that hat hate thread removed for 6 months. month. march. ram. daft punk. i know. no. nose. circle.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Warned: Hostility
That you are this triggered by Brie pushing medicare for all because THAT is the most important issue during a FUCKING PANDEMIC, is just mind-blowing. And of course, there is nothing even remotely controversial or even hostile in that video. The length some of you go to prove the double standards regarding "unity" and "hostility" is just magnificient to watch.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (July 22nd): Metacomenntary and hostility, second violation of staff post
Getting support from russian operative Tulsi is good now and chapo are republicans. I'm updating my spreadsheets.
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GamingThread Xbox Game Studios |OT7| Discover Your Next Favorite OT
Reason User Banned (5 days): Hostility, accusations of shilling
I have to say...that some of the stuff Jason is "reporting" seems to come across a bit like "damage control" and some may call it "spin". He seems eager to "report" stuff about PS5 because some see it as negative. I am not suggesting he is a console warrior or sides with one side or the other...it just seems odd to me at least that most of his recent "reporting" is defending/spinning/countering some of the negatives that have been brought up. To me that is not reporting, it is damage control for the benefit of the PS5.
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
Isn’t it interesting that the most console warring fan boy nonsense is coming when PS5 gets positive coverage, not when anything is really being said about XSX? It’s like there’s a group of people who had their testicles prime to explode over bad PS5 news and now that they’re not getting it they’re in a tizzy.
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GamingThread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory drive-by
I need not even watch the video. Let me guess. The saving grace is the SSD and it essentially closes the gap? Doesn't matter who is claiming it. The claim is still bullshit.
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GamingThread What I actually said on Kotaku Splitscreen about the PlayStation 5's specs
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Hostility; Accusations of shilling
Did I mention Xbox? If Sony did a poor job selling the specs, it's not his job to devote himself to change that narrative. It's not his job to sell the system by telling everyone how great it is, and throwing in how some devs think it's better than the XSX. That is the literal definition of shilling. As an independent journo who values a reputation of fair reporting, this was a balls up. He gave every Xbox fanboys the ammunition they needed to promote how he is a shill in their eyes. I would gather from his reaction that that's not how he wants to be perceived.
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GamingThread What I actually said on Kotaku Splitscreen about the PlayStation 5's specs
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Console warring, antagonizing another member
Why is an unbiased journalist going above and beyond to evangelize the PlayStation product? this is a cognitive blind spot my guy.
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GamingThread Jason Schreier: Playstation 5 more superior piece of Hardware in a lot of different ways despite of what you see in Spec Sheets
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Hostility, prior ban for antagonizing
Indoctrinated Cultists.
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GamingThread Jason Schreier: Playstation 5 more superior piece of Hardware in a lot of different ways despite of what you see in Spec Sheets
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Hostility Over Multiple Posts; Prior Bans for Similar Behavior
I really don't care if you're DF or not, devs are the ones making the games, pal
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GamingThread Digital Foundry || Minecraft DXR on Xbox Series X: Next-Gen Ray Tracing Analysis!
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Hostility and conspiracy theorizing across multiple posts; account in junior phase
right, now pixel count the actual demo presentation we have a video of and tell us how many of those frames are sub native and how far below native they are, and then run an RTX 2080 on pc on ultra with dynamic res enabled and do that exact same comparison. And even then that favors the 2080 because the public demo video as you clearly point out uses settings way beyond pc ultra and has effects pc doesnt even have at all. You didn't even do your jobs on the actual publicly available video, you point out a few effects but make no statement as to what resolution it runs at, nor the percentage of subnative frames, did no framerate analysis, none of that. and you didn't even compare PC ultra to XSX directly shot for shot, you spent most of the video comparing it to xbox one X, or a 2080Ti on insane preset at 30fps. Now also show us how it ran on an RTX 2080 two weeks into devleopment, because that's as long as the XSX version has been developed for. Do an apples to apples comparison, show actual proof, and quit lying. This aint the first time i've caught your site out in outright lies sir. And yeah, i can provide proof of that if anyone doubts me.
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GamingThread Matt Phillips (Ex-Crytek): Neither I nor anyone in my field has ever used "teraflop" as a unit of measurement of anything, it's meaningless
Reason User Banned (duration pending): Pattern of making low-effort threads despite being warned. Thread making privileges under review.
Since Teraflops are all the rage nowadays, very interesting to read a developer's perspective on it. Discuss!
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GamingThread Every single Xbox One game and every back-compat original Xbox and Xbox 360 game will work on Series X + Extra enhancements for some
Reason User Banned (1 week): Ableist language, platform warring
Nah. Unless Sony goes full retard, they should be fine. :) MS software know how shines here. Plus, they have invested in this for years and years. Good stuff!
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GamingThread It appears no one at Xbox has actually promised every XB1 game will be allowed to boot on Series X yet
Reason User banned (3 days): Platform wars
Wow, how conclusive, he blasted them for poor working conditions, he can't be a PlayStation fan, nope siree!
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GamingThread It appears no one at Xbox has actually promised every XB1 game will be allowed to boot on Series X yet
Reason User Warned: Console wars
From this to Schreier's twitter "it really is the best console ever" it really has been an embarrassing time
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EtcetEraThread Chinese Doctor Who Tried to Warn of Outbreak Is Dead From Coronavirus
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Conspiracy theorizing over multiple posts
Interestingly only 1 in 1000 people infected by the virus in Mr Li's age die of the disease. We didn't know this back then, however now we got far better statistics. Dude got butchered by the CCP for being a dissident. Utter disgrace.
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GamingThread Sony, MS and Nintendo have never been this healthy at the same time and this should be celebrated. Am i alone in this?
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Your post screams "I really need to stop talking". That's not how business works.
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GamingThread So, How much is gonna cost to build a PC with similar specs as Next Gen consoles?
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - History of Trolling & Console Warring
To match the Xbox Series X, you need the latest generation Nvidia Titan Xp, as well as at least 64GB of RAM. To match the PS5, you can just buy a Chromebook and a pair of good earbuds.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): ignoring staff post, fearmongering
if we weren't already in a Cold War with China, we definitely will be once this pandemic is over.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User warned: Using an ableist meme
First death and now 26 tested infected in my countryside district. Lock that goddamn shop up Merkel! Feels like people are getting more insane with conspiracy theories (compulsory vaccination! abolishment of cash! an attack on our SMBs! reeeeeee) instead of staying the fuck home and heeding the advice.
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage
Reason User Banned (3 Weeks): Hostilty; Numerous Prior Bans for Hostilty
Dude enough you Stan CCP so fucking hard in every thread you can Trump is a racist asshole and is definitely doing it with bad intentions but we do need to discuss how viruses are coming from there in a manner without racist intent
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Gaming HangoutsThread Giant Bomb |OT 19| Good Luck Vinny
Reason User banned (1 month): Thread derail. Trolling over multiple posts. History of similar behavior.
I got banned for "derailing a thread" because I complained that a historical moment in wrestling, for a transgender wrestler winning a title, was spoiled in a thread title before it even aired on the west coast. Meanwhile, nearly every thread in gaming is derailed immediately, and threads in OT are filled with misinformed people(the Fed injecting money thread for example) but no one is ever banned for it.
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GamingThread DF Direct: PS5: The full technical specification
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Conspiratorial rhetoric, prior bans for similar behavior
No it can’t the Xbox locked clocks will produce far better results than boost clocks that only last a few secs then tank performance even lower than base after because of thermal throttling. warning pure speculation below: It’s kind of painfully obvious that Sony unlocked the clocks last min to push their 9.2 tf to 10.2 on paper. Now they have to deal with power and thermal balance because of that.
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GamingThread Side-by-side official next gen flagship specs: Xbox Series X and PS5 spec sheets
Reason User Warned - Platform Warring
That wasn't my point, and I think you know that.That doesn't mean it can't be sustained. Someone with an Xbox avatar not arguing in good faith? I'm
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GamingThread XBSX and PS5 specs have been revealed Which console will you purchase at launch? Poll!
Reason User warned: Platform warring; Metacommentary
Gotta say for sony era this poll is way way closer than I would have ever dreamed here! Props xbox marketing!
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GamingThread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Platform Warring
Many, Sony Defense is in full force in this thread already.
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GamingThread Xbox Twitter confirms All Xbox One games will work on Series X, including current 360/OG BC titles
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Console wars
I love Backwards compatibility but you don't sell it to fans, desperate move by Microsoft.
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User Warned: Console wars
I don't know how a SDD has become the center piece for hyping up a system for next generation, I must have woken up in another dimension. The whole gaming world gets hyped over new GPU's and CPU's yet here we are talking about a SSD somehow changing the gaming world forever. My mind is freaking blown as these are delusion levels I have never before seen.
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GamingThread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Reason User banned (5 days): Hostility. Trolling. Prior ban for similar behavior.
Are you just stupid or something? You’re basically like my 3 and 5 year old daughters, just repeating wha the other said thinking it has any meaning whatsoever. If you at least came up with a reply or something instead of acting dumb. Hope you enjoy your fast travels as that’s all your PS5 ssd will be good for.
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GamingThread DF: PS5’s Variable Clocks Will Force Devs to Make Choices; Only 1st Party Will Truly Utilize SSD’s Speed (wccftech)
Reason User Banned (3 Days) : Off-topic trolling and platform warring; prior ban for trolling
Xbox day one. For 3rd party and 1st.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to hostility
Lol you Bernie bros do a better job of doing damage by all the bs you spew.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to hostility
Lol, you liberals do a lot more to keep people at home with your constant kicking down and berating of leftist Bernie supporters and with takes like these.
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EtcetEraThread I still can't believe the UK plan is to speedrun it (update: school/nursery closures from Friday)
Reason User banned (2 months): trolling over multiple posts, spreading unsourced misinformation in a sensitive thread, history of trolling
My cousin works for the MoJ. They have all received an email explaining that London will be locked down on Wednesday next week and the remainder of the country within two weeks after. BoJo is NOT announcing it until Monday to give 48 hours prep. This email came from the MoJ head.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User Banned (5 days): Hostility, history of similar behaviour
Stuff like this is why we can’t take most gaming journalism seriously. Instead of doing research when the time is right. He is out here just speculating on what he thinks may happen with no type of proof. Top journalistic integrity here folks
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GamingThread Side-by-side official next gen flagship specs: Xbox Series X and PS5 spec sheets
Reason User banned (3 days): Trolling. Platform wars.
It seems disingenuous to take sony peak performance numbers vs ms sustained numbers on paper, when we know sony will operate closer to 9 teraflops in reality
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Until July 22): Second Violation of the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Hostility
No, more needs to be said since it seems you lack empathy here. These are people who unless radical change comes to the healthcare system will likely die in the next few years. Including a bunch of LGBT individuals. What you're saying is that you don't care that they're going to die. Your job is to convince them to vote. Why would they vote if both candidates are going to kill them?
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage
Reason User banned (1 month): Justifying racism
Friend posted this on Facebook: "People that are racist and attack Asians over the coronavirus are idiots. That being said, I understand the anger/confusion people are having towards the Chinese and other Asians. This virus would not have started if Chinese people didn't eat live exotic animals in Wuhan. This virus would have been contained if the Chinese government acted right away. This virus would have been localised if Chinese people didnt break quaritine and travel the world. (Italy started with Chinese couple, Korea started with Chinese international studends breaking quarintine) If I lost a family member due to the irresponsible actions of the Chinese governement and people, I would be pretty mad too. Again, these racists people are complete idots. But racist people have always been racist and they just found a motive for their disgraceful belief. But at the same time, the Chinese are responsible for a lot of this chaos." For the record, he's Asian.
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus" UP: Trump: "It's not racist at all"/Official White House position: It's the media's fake outrage
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Invoking whataboutism concerning racism
Torn on this. On the one hand, fuck Trump... but on the other hand, to my knowledge no one in America has been “disappeared” for talking bad about the government response to Covid-19... unlike some places (China).
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EtcetEraThread I still can't believe the UK plan is to speedrun it (update: school/nursery closures from Friday)
Reason User banned (2 weeks): inflammatory generalisation in a sensitive thread
All to save a bunch of gammons who don’t give a shit anyway.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility toward another user.
It doesn't matter if I was lying. Most of those who were active in the old thread don't even give a fuck about Klee now. Did Klee also promised you a more powerful PS5 Pro? I'm genuinely curious : )
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GamingThread [BBC] In China, Uighurs 'moved into factory forced labour' for foreign brands Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony
Reason User Banned (permanent): Dismissing and justifying human rights violation across multiple posts, account in junior phase.
I just explain What do they think. This is not my point, please don't misunderstand me like this 【Finally, even if the Chinese government ’s approach is wrong Do you have a better way? They have attacked or even killed han Finally, even if the Chinese government ’s approach is wrong Do you have a better way? They have attacked or even kille han peopled(han is a Nation) before What reason do you believe they won't attack again (dont ban me) This national leader is very paranoid,I can't use other adjectives We had a minority education officer was Incited national hatred In the textbook,in china. SO he think Uyghurs cannot communicate In fact he is very friendly to minority,without xinjiangUyghurs. Please don't take what other leaders have done to attack current leader (If you have a Seriously different from me news please point out)】
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GamingThread Twitch streamer kaceytron banned indefinitely for "joke" about spreading Coronavirus so old and poor people will die
Reason User Banned (duration pending): Sexist language
Why do so many bimbos confuse shock value for comedy? That wasn’t anything NEAR funny
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 Specs Revealed by EuroGamer (See Threadmarks)
Reason User banned (1 month): Platform wars. Trolling. History of similar behavior.
Welcome to the silicone lottery PS5 edition people, good luck! Literally Digital Foundry will not be able to get an average framerate on games because it will depend ona system to system basis.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): Ignoring the staff post in regards to metacommentary
Wow! I can't believe the expert pundits on this forum were wrong.
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EtcetEraThread The Cock Destroyers Teach Sex Education | Netflix (NSFWFHBOCNWICAGP)
Reason User banned (3 months): misogyny, demeaning sex workers
God they are annoying as fuck, and their baboon balloon lips make them look like mutated circus clowns painted like street whores. I tried, but only got about 2 minutes in before I had to shut the video. Just go watch a porno if thats what you want.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User Banned (3 days): Platform warring
Look at all the excuses going round ... PS5 this gen is XB1 last gen ... Deal with it. Sony prioritized PS4 BackCompat and COST above Power .. Infact if even placed Bandwidth ahead of Power. And even with those 4 things, BC/Cost/Power/Bandwidth, XboxSeriesX takes 3 of those crowns ... Imagine if XSX also ends up taking Cost too.. Deal with it...
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GamingThread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Console warring
Hah. Sub 100 PS4 games on PS5 OVER 100 360 games worked on XB1 when they launched their BC programn. Sony really pissing in the corn flakes with this news
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Console warring, hostility, prior bans for console warring
What kind of Cycles, Sony and Nintendo have been dominating the console space for decades.He's an absolute fucking troll that will revise stuff to fit his agenda. Some of the posters on this site are pathetic man i swear. Like rabbid dogs
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
Reason User warned: Antagonizing other members
I'm quite happy with that presentation. Was just like the first half of the PS Meeting in Feb 2013 when they announced the PS4. Lovely stuff. What were people expecting? Seriously? You knew what you were getting, don't lie now. It was GDC talk but pre-recorded. Sick of this young whiny generation of gamers. Go back to your fortnite and CoD shit.
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 Specs Revealed by EuroGamer (See Threadmarks)
Reason User banned (1 day): Platform wars
I don't understand why MS went with the more powerful system. Their studios never put out visually impressive games, and third parties probably won't develop games with XB as the base system.
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GamingThread [BBC] In China, Uighurs 'moved into factory forced labour' for foreign brands Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing and denying human rights abuses.
Gross. Not to my country or my government, but to you who post shits like these. Our young generation are working in these companies without any differences, people from poor region to seek jobs throughout the country to change their lives. I totally don’t understand your purpose on these shit posts. I have seen enough racist posts against my country and my government in Era. You just can’t believe we Chinese live a better life than you and you are afraid of us. That’s fine. I feel sorry for you. In China we grow up with education that told us world people are our friends and we should unite to make the world better. And our country never been a country to rob resources from other countries . It’s in our vain that we work hard to get better life. With so many negative posts these days. I am more sure about it. We have the best country in the world and best government in the world and we live the best life here. I stay with my country and I love it. I love it more than ever. Oh and , take your 50 cents for making the posts. Another jokes for me to bring to our social community. Thx.
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GamingThread HOT GIRL VIDEOS +18 who leaked the cancellation of E3 says she heard of a Direct next week with BOTW2 + Metroid
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Misogynistic Rhetoric; Prior Severe Bans for Excusing Misogynistic Rhetoric and for Racism
I could see someone getting their jollies by leaking to a webcam hoe.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Hostility
Shut the hell up
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Hostility Over Multiple Posts
Sorry, not interested in giving you the pat on the back you desire for voting for Trump by proxy.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary
They're okay with that because they're privlaged enough to be able to afford their work insurance and pay co-pays. This is a video game forum where people waste thousands of dollars a month on frivalities and post photos of them in a brag thread.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary and Hostility
"oh no you were condescending, now i definitely wont vote in 2020!!" No one gives a shit guys. You cant appeal to / convince voters that are that mentally weak.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Trolling
reset era is a largely conservative forum
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Until July 22): Inflammatory Point of Comparison and Second Violation of the Primary OT Staff Post with Regards to Metacommentary
The same people repeating the “mean things in Twitter” line probably would have been fine with GamerGate. Just because you haven’t experienced unimaginable vitriol and harassment doesn’t mean it hasn’t been out there, and it’s discerning how much people are willing to dismiss online harassment because in the name of furthering their own ideals.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Until July 22): Second Violation of the Primary OT Staff Post with Regards to Metacommentary and Generalizations
"small part" Good joke. Also, I never said free reign. However, the irony can't be ignored. They were awful to EVERY other candidate and their supporters for the entirety of the campaign on this site. Even if a particular supporter did not participate, they certainly weren't out there calling for their compatriots to lay off.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring the Primary OT Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary
People telling Bernie Sanders to fuck off over the sex offending compulsive liar who can't even compose a full sentence are rich.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring staff post with regard to fearmongering
Can we make it through this? With the way society is....a new depression could be the end with all the crazies, everyone loading up on guns, etc.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring staff post with regard to dismissiveness
You have a 1 in 103 chance of dying in a car crash but that doesn’t stop you from getting in one.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring staff post with regard to dismissiveness
Still don't get There is 10x the panic then the flu in 2009 that killed younger people. The risk is obviously in spreading it to elderly but people that are younger tripping out and switching their whole life doesn't add up to the actual risk.
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GamingThread Xbox Series X: A Closer Look at the Technology Powering the Next Generation
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Platform Warring; Prior Bans for the Same
I agree. Getting whopped on power on again would be a big yikes for MS engineering team. You don't think they were aiming to be the most powerful? It would be an L whichever way they want to spin it.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to metacommentary
There have been a lot of masks coming off lately, but then the past half a year or so of this forum has been mostly one new garbage development after another, so I'm not surprised.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 Week): Violating the staff post with regards to coronavirus concern trolling in the Primary OT
This was posted two days ago. It could possibly be poor wording, but they didn't delete and repost even after hundreds of people pointed out that it's spreading false information. "If you are feeling healthy, not showing symptoms, and not at risk of being exposed to COVID-19" is fucking DANGEROUS, the way its worded implies that there is a demographic not at risk of being exposed to COVID-19. "...the CDC, and ??? have said it's safe out there for Tuesday..." Not true.The exact same copy was posted on Biden's Facebook page and the above clip is from cable news but thank you for your concern about my concern. If it was only on Twitter I guess posting deadly misinfo would be fine though since less people would see it.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll Account
I'll credit Biden for having the more revolutionary campaign as he sends his base to the polls to die in waves like the red army
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Commentary
Stop blaming China. This whole virus is our own fault, from beginning to end. In fact, you are just as guilty as any Chinese merchant at that Wuhan wet market where it all began. The fact of the matter is humans are beings that eat the dead carcasses of animals. Our disgusting addiction to meat is the whole reason this mess has started and needs to stop.
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GamingThread How Persona 5 Royal Changed A Homophobic Scene (Spoilers: It's Still Bad)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns of homophobia, trolling, a history of similar infractions
Couldn't care less tbh, can't wait to experience the game with all these new stuff added.
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GamingThread Gameinformer: Jill Valentine's New RE3 Remake Design: Less Sex Appeal, More Practicality
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Misogyny. Previously banned for the same.
Her RE3 remake design is miles ahead of the slut costume from the original RE3.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry || Minecraft DXR on Xbox Series X: Next-Gen Ray Tracing Analysis!
Reason User warned: hostility
if you want to talk shit about someone do it to their face, and to date not one actual developer has come out and corrected the formula i used to calculate the number of intersection tests you can do per second, and until one does, you can shut the fuck up sir. Infact nobody has provided a different formula for calculating that information at all. saying "youre wrong" but not proving it means literally nothing, and until someone can provide a formula that matches the known data, my formula stands. My formula straight up matches the fucking data both companies advertised, and if you think its wrong you're welcome to provide a better one, otherwise you can kindly fuck off with that passive agressive bullshit and talking shit about people behind their backs. every preview we have of minecraft RTX says it runs at 1080p at 30 - 60 at best on a 2080Ti and they spend months and had an entire team working on it. XSX is apparently delivering the same, except 1 dude did the tech demo in a month, without support from a team of engineers spending months helping him like the team has for the minecraft RTX work. so show me how minecraft RTX ran exactly one month into development, or uh, you're simply wrong here sir. its not an apples to apples comparison, and the data we have about minecraft RTX anyway says it doesn't run better on a 2080TI. dictator saying it does is not the same thing as dictator providing proof that it does, and we have footage of it running at sub 60 at 1080p on the 2080Ti, and none of it running over 60 at all times
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GamingThread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
Reason User banned (3 days): Hostility. History of similar behavior.
Reply to me from your actual account
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GamingThread Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Review Thread
Reason User warned: hostility
re: the underlined, everywhere includes animal crossing new horizons where you are dropped off to establish a community on a foreign piece of land, kinda like a modern colonial effort. and to the bolded: fuck off with that
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (3 days): Fear Mongering
some real dystopian shit. A week ago everything was fine (for me) and now I'm thinking that the US won't exist in 2-3 months. Why exactly are people buying guns?
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GamingThread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
Reason User warned: Platform warring
I really don't think any of Sony's PR with the PS5 has had "extremely high engagement" Resetera is a huge bubble, there's a reason people mocked this site and GAF as a den of Sony fanboyism for over a decade. Nobody outside of enthusiasts are going to watch this stream, while normal press conferences/reveals actually garner wider audiences. This is especially true for revealing the intial details of the PS5 through a random ass article out of the blue,.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring the staff post.
This. It's irresponsible for him to continue. He has no path to the White House. By having people continue to vote in primaries, gather in long lines and groups, he is endangering lives now. By all means, continue your message on your Twitch channel and The YouTube, but it's time to wrap it up. The correct thing to do is to drop out immediately following tomorrow's results, but I feel he will continue this charade a little longer.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Ignoring the staff post.
There's a pandemic. Bernie has no shot. He should drop out and just work behind the scenes to get his platform adopted rather than relitigate his stump speech.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Well, it's Tuesday... Again... (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring Staff Post Regarding Metacommentary
Every time I come to this thread I'm reminded that "Poli-era" is just "Third-wayEra"
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EtcetEraThread Ohio voting is still on for tomorrow (UPDATE: Health director orders polls closed)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Drive-By Trolling; Prior Bans for the Same
this is on Bernie this could have ended last week but Bernie being stubborn is putting people's lives at risk when the page could have been turned towards the general
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus"
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Derailing a Thread on a Sensitive Topic
Well no evidence has pointed out that authorities knew about a new virus from test results on November 17th. While information trickled out in January of a virus outbreak to the free world outside, inside China any information about it was covered up and any news reporting about it was forbidden. I visited China on January 18th for example, and literally NO ONE had heard about it! When finally the Wuhan lockdown happened media was allowed to report about a new virus outbreak. It is this cover-up that is the source of the world pandemic.
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EtcetEraThread Trump tweets about the "Chinese virus"
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory false equivalence surrounding racism
First and foremost, I'm genuinely sorry to hear about what you, your mom and anyone in a similar situation have to go through. No one should have to deal with that shit, especially considering the current situation. That being said, racist rhetorics don't have to result in physical violence in order to be qualified as racist. Additionally, the CCP is also calling it the "Japanese virus", and there's plenty of anti-Japanese racism in China, and it could very easily result in physical violence against them (whether it has happened or not, I do not know). As for people not calling out China on this, I linked to a thread in my first post where a Chinese official was making conspiracy theories about the US army bringing the virus to Wuhan. Not a single person called them out as being racists, so it's already been showed that people don't. And even in this very thread, people are more busy attacking the fact that I pointed out that people are not treating these things the same way rather than calling out the CCP for being racists shitheads just like Trump.I linked to a thread in my original post where people could've easily called out the behavior of the Chinese gov as racist, yet no one did. As for the rest of your post, again I'm genuinely sorry that you and other Asian people have to deal with the fear of racist attacks because of this whole thing. Anyway, the reason why I pointed that out at the bottom of my original post is just because I wish people would be consistent in challenging racist behavior, regardless of who does it. I didn't intend to derail this thread, so I'm gonna stop here. And fuck Trump and his racist ass while I'm at it.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Trolling in a sensitive thread over multiple posts
Should I sleep in my bathroom or in the closet? And what are the recovery rates so far? I'm reading Dailykos and Democraticunderground and I'm seriously contemplating suicide on my own terms if this winds up being Spanish Flu 2.0. I have a firearm for defense purposes only, but at least I can go quickly and painlessly once I've exhausted all other options. My great grandfather succumbed to Spanish Flu in 1918. If hospitals are turning people away now, how can i EXPEct treatment if things go dire?
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Ignoring staff post with regard to dismissiveness; inappropriate commentary on a sensitive topic
This is going to be a stupid question, but why is the panic resulting if people who are close to dying anyways (e.g. over 80; already have pre-existing major health complications) will be the only ones affected?
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User Warned: Metacommentary
Finally the people who harassed Klee has gone. Also Transistor is ruling over here. I hope this help to bring Klee back.
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GamingThread PlayStation Worldwide Studios |OT Se7en| What's in the box?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Platform Warring; Numerous Prior Bans for the Same
Can someone tell that Tom Warren dude that the PS5 logo is more popular than any news of the Xbox X Series announcement combined.
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EtcetEraThread Japan - Why is sexualization of minors (fictional/non-fictional) in media so prevalent?
Reason User banned (3 days): personal attacks and inflammatory false accusations towards another member
Didn't you get banned before for "it's not pedophilia, it's ephebophilia" ?
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EtcetEraThread Senator Mitt Romney proposes giving every adult American $1,000 during the coronavirus outbreak
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling in a sensitive thread
I’ll take it. going straight to my Xbox Series X and PS5 launch day purchases. I’m going multi-console day 1 bitches. Sorry to the rest of you dirty poors.
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GamingThread USGamer: Xbox Series X Will Require Proprietary Cards to Expand Hard Drive Space (USB HDDs still supported for backups and playing BC games)
Reason User Banned (5 days): Antagonising other members, trolling
nah, it's clear to me now what's going on and why this trash decision is being defended by strawmen from corporate ballwashers like every previous vad decision with statements like "you don't understand" when it's been clearly stated that yes, yes we do understand. it's for the money. period.
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User banned (3 days): Trolling over a series of posts.
So the PS5 has a lower BoM but is also more powerful in the GPU and has a better SSD, and somehow keeps that all cool in a slimmer form factor with higher cooling cost? (while still being a cheaper BoM through every party of it being better) Sounds great!
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User warned: Metacommentary.
Nothing of value was lost. All we lost are people who refused to acknowledge hat Github is completely wrong. I mean, look at Xbox, nothing of it was true yet they somehow thought it's still spot on for PS5. All they did was project their console bias. I'm glad these people are gone. Finally we can have a civilized discussion and not have that pendulum swing from 7 to 13 TF on a daily basis. Hell, we got to number below XOX at some point last week. Truly, this thread has become so much better ever since.
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User warned: Trolling
Cerny playing with us, bout to drop that 13 tf deal on us real good. I think the only thing that would make me consider X is the combination of an insane lineup and a single digit Sony Pony. The X reveal didn't wow me at all and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's cause I have no baseline to compare it to rn. Like yeah it's powerful... But what is power.
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User banned (1 week): Platform wars. Trolling. History of similar behavior.
I understand your point but when you can use the very accurate twitter trending and google search metrics then it’s very clear no one cares about the Series X ;)
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [Please read 03/16 staff post]
Reason User banned (3 days): Misinformation. Fearmongering.
Flu kills a lot more people yearly, actually also different strand of coronavirus. How come that people are just obsessing with this one? I don’t see the world stop because thousands of people die from flu. Ban people because of facts and their opinions? That’s exactly how coronavirus got so widespread, by suppressing people. Right now is perfect timing for anything positive, people are stuck home and most sporting etc events canceled. Perfect time to do a stream and have most views possible when everyone is online.
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GamingThread Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – Episode 1: Introduction
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Boys club rhetoric
Man.. do you know how much I like you? 1- Your username is Xenosaga, my all time favorite trilogy in any media 2- Your Avatar is Aerith, my all time favorite female character 3- You always post the latest news and updates on my favorite not only game but THING in all time, FFVII and now going to watch this on my big TV and touch myself the whole time XD
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GamingThread Ubisoft... Give me my Prince of Persia you Cowards!
Reason User Warned: Lazy dev rhetoric
Just a little thought. We know Ubisoft are extremely lazy in everything they do: in fact, they tend to recycle many assets from their own games. With that in mind, why not think that they took these assets from a Sands of Time trilogy remake they are supposedly developing and simply put them in this For Honor Prince of Persia crossover event to tease us?
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GamingThread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Reason User Banned (3 days): Inflammatory commentary
I see crunch time as the final push to win over a big battle. If you dont survive, you're out and if you do, it defines you and the games you make. Most of the ambitious AAA titles go through it. As for this guy, he was weak in handling this situation.
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EtcetEraThread NYT: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them
Reason User banned (duration pending): inflammatory rhetoric rationalising threatening children over multiple posts
Him and his family, those that have brain cells to judge situations, are just to blame. That includes his wife. His toddler? Chances are his toddler will grow up to take after daddy. And it's why I don't feel sorry for it. Just like I don't feel sorry for say, Trumps children. Or any children of a capitalist abuser who takes advantage of a situation.
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EtcetEraThread I still can't believe the UK plan is to speedrun it. [UK Coronavirus strategy, see threadmark]
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory commentary on a sensitive topic
Take some personal responsibility ? In your case do you really need the government to hand hold you through keeping you and yours safe ?
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [TRANSISTOR MADE A STAFF POST. READ IT, MMKAY?]
Red Text Alright, people. Listen up. The Series X specs officially got revealed. You can discuss those here:
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [TRANSISTOR MADE A STAFF POST. READ IT, MMKAY?]
Reason User Banned (1 day): Platform warring
It's the same as they were leading into the PS3 launch; this gen has made them smug and arrogant. Hope people enjoy their weak PS5 in the same way they did that overpriced lump of hardware.
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GamingThread PS5 Speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [TRANSISTOR MADE A STAFF POST. READ IT, MMKAY?]
Reason User Banned (1 day): Hostile and antagonistic behavior
please stop mentioning that coward he just threw a blind dart hoping to hit the right numbers and quit the site because he didn't want to face the eventual backlash. There are very very few people worldwide that would know the final specs of from BOTH companies.
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EtcetEraThread I.T Crowd Appreciation Thread
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissing Transphobia
0118 999 881 999 119 725 This show is bloody amazing! Also Richmond is by far the best character of the bunch, very wise to not overuse him. Same with the original CEO.This episode had my crying with laughter to be honest, from the start I was expecting that he just didn't pay much attention. And while questionable, the fight scene and the following: "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!" had me in tears. I can't believe how they even came up with half of these situations. But I must've missed what Linehan did, what happened?It's a shame, except for the finale, the entire show was recorded in SD. It's unfortunate that the BBC took their sweet time adapting to HD. Many shows weren't adapted into HD until well into 2009/2010. Hell the 2010 episodes of this show were still recorded in SD, it took this show until 2013 before it got HD.
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EtcetEraThread I.T Crowd Appreciation Thread
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissing Transphobia
I guess I never took a huge issue with it is because of how the character handles it. He doesn't immediately try to beat her up. He takes time to think things over for a few days. It isn't until she gets mad that he wants to break up that they start fighting. To be honest if I were in the same situation I'd probably have to take time to think things over. I have no frame of reference as I've never been in a situation like that. However I also wouldn't beat up a woman even in self-defense. I can see the issue though. As I said the better part of the episode is the stuff with Jen and the Internet anyway. Also the restaurant with the weird shaped foods is funny too. Just a shame the creator is a POS. What about the Gay musical episode? I find it one of the best episodes. Never saw it as making fun of gay people so much as making fun of people who are socially awkward around gay people. Also most of its best parts aren't even part of the musical anyway. Like Moss getting confused for an employee. What about Roy pretending to be disabled and not being able to just admit he made a mistake so he sticks with it until the bitter end. I am genuinely interested in the consensus of that episode. I hope I haven't misspoke here. I don't want to take this thread off topic but it is a discussion and some of its best episodes do have major problems.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring Staff Post Regarding Accusations of Disingenuousness
David Sirota's job is make Bernie look good and Biden look bad. Its not his job to be fair and I'm sure you know that. And since you really do not care about this issue, it really begs the question as to why you feel the need to argue like this. It makes it difficult to believe anything you say. I have assume when you post something, you are engaging in bad faith and then investigate and see if you are actually making a fair argument when it should be the other around.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (3 days): ignoring staff post regarding unsubstantiated sources and fearmongering
People are talking about a new virus already, what the fuck?
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Ignoring Staff Post and Posting Unsubstantiated Information
Received a text from a family member whose coworker knows someone from the Military at DC. The president could mandated a two-week quarantine for the nation. Stock up people.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Ignoring Staff Post and Fearmongering Over Multiple Posts; Prior Ban for the Same
South Korea's mortality rate is 8.25% China is 4.56% Japan is 14.29% Italy is 43.6% Iran is 13%
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User banned (3 days): whataboutism, ignoring staff post
I'd like to see the people boycotting this, also skip Cyberpunk 2077. I mean, surely this is because they are against crunch and NOT because they are pushing an agenda against Naughty Dog, I am sure...
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User banned (duration pending): Trolling. Long history of infractions for trolling, antagonistic and inflammatory behaviour.
Awww poor fucking developers they have to work overtime to make a video game. Be a fucking adult and make my damn game lol
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GamingThread Control: The Foundation Expansion - Reveal Trailer
Reason User banned (1 day): platform wars
Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider etc... Oh how you Xbox only players forget. Or would you 'timed exclusives suck' bunch just prefer the studio gets fully bought out instead?
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EtcetEraThread One Piece Mangaka Eiichiro Oda Faces Backlash for Upcoming Interview with Rurouni Kenshin Mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate generalisation.
Given Japan's view on stuff like this, not surprising, unfortunately. Blegh.Not sure about that, but to celebrate the start of the Reiwa era, Inagaki (writer for Eyeshield 21, Dr. Stone) had a bunch of Jump authors over at his house to celebrate, and they also did a compilation of a sketches for his 8-year-old son.Exactly. If Oda wants to stay in contact with the guy, go for it. But an interview like this? Nah.$1,900 fine.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text This has mostly died down now, but to be clear:
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Violating the staff post in regards to hostility and COVID-19 concern trolling
Encouraging people to vote in a primary that by all accounts should be over would be inherently dangerous if you were the one prolonging it maybe. Sanders wants the primary to continue so it continues. Not 5 days ago he was telling voters to stay in line and vote. Did we not have covid then? It's a dumbass galaxy brain take fit for a meme and low effort post in auto replies to twitter comments. Spare me.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT4| "What a tremendous year the past 12 days have been"
Reason User Banned (duration pending): hostility, trolling over a series of posts, long history of the same behavior
Just a probalistic example off the top of my head tbh? I removed it because it was needlessly and overly specific without any justification. Worst case it actually applies to someone here and they think I was talking about them.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): Conspiracy theories. Fearmongering.
I’m not claiming anything though. I’m still not following.I am not trying to corroborate the tweet that was posted. Just curious to see if that theory pans out.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 week): ignoring the modpost in regards to posting unsubstantiated rumors
So this is a whole thread, but it is terrifying. Makes it looks like the real danger is that the virus attacks the heart after a few days, and there may be no stopping it if it goes that route. This kind of mirrors what we were hearing out of China.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Warned: Thread derailment
Have any of you seen this yet This is just bat-shit insane!!! Sorry for low-res images, they're from the phone!!
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EtcetEraThread Sanctions on Iran are harming civilians & worsening the corona virus - they should be lifted
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing another member
Don’t worry about providing facts. He’ll just respond with more non-sense to justify his fanboyism for Bernie.
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EtcetEraThread North Carolina cop shares lunch with homeless
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory comparisons, dismissing concerns of racism
Ok let's follow that logic. Guess I'm bad since I work in the pharmaceutical industry. Profits above the peoples actual health. I support that system merely because I work in it. I'm unable to change it as a whole though, and even though my smaller individual actions don't follow the industry I work for, I'm still bad because I'm effectively an agent of an oppressive system that disproportionately harms people of lesser means. Absolutist thought with no grey area allowed. Isn't that how racism is fostered? Stereotyping individuals based on a broad assumption of a group? And lets say this isn't basic PR and that it's full copaganda. What evil did it bring to the world? What wrong did this one message bring? Don't be unreasonable. I just can't accept people painting with a broad brush.
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EtcetEraThread North Carolina cop shares lunch with homeless
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Hostility, Dismissing concerns of racism
Saying and believing ACAB is the exhibiting a low level of intelligence or at least an oversimplified view of the world. There is a clear systemic problem in countries like the US which has awful consequences. However, I believe that they are still good people that joined the police to help and protect the citizen, even if it is a minority. So yeah, it is a good gesture from him.
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EtcetEraThread North Carolina cop shares lunch with homeless
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Disregarding the concerns of minority members
Because the world is full of bad people and when someone does something good it's a nice change of pace and you can start to have a little faith in humanity? Some of you are just so skeptical, smh.
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EtcetEraThread North Carolina cop shares lunch with homeless
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Disregarding the concerns of minority members
That’s a really nice gesture from that dude, appreciate people like that and hope it’s genuine and from a good place edit: jeez this thread’s comments were a bummer from post 1. You’re allowed to feel positive about some things guys. I’ll give you permission.
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EtcetEraThread North Carolina cop shares lunch with homeless
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Disregarding the concerns of minority members
OP you have committed the cardinal sin of creating a positive thread in this forum. You should have replaced "cop" with "human" so that you had a slightly better chance of eliciting a more positive response.
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GamingThread Racist and homophobic idiot "Oofmatic" banned from FGC majors
Reason User Banned (2 Months): Rationalizing bigotry across multiple posts
I'm not trying justify his use "gay", "sh*t", or retarded. I should have made that more clear. He posted what he did and consequences happened. What I mean by nuanced conversation is two people could be chatting about something they find entertaining, using tone or words that others might find offensive. Jokes are a prime example, where I know plenty of people who like Dave Chapelle's stuff, but I know there are those that are offended by it. I've seen Twitter posts in the past where that pretty much happened.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Violating the staff post with regards to conspiracy theorizing
Biden is senile. You can't fucking deny thisIt's politics, get over itWhen the entire media and party apparatus are used to destroy the canidate trying to dismantle it, then yeah that sounds riggedI'm sorry people are being mean but now is not the time for civility. People are going to die because they lack healthcare. Fucking climate change. We have to get messyBiden should earn bernie bro's votes. Edit:HAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Violating the staff post in regards to hostility
You could have just typed, "My vote and political leanings are sacred and pure and thus worth maintaining even at the cost of the deaths of millions so I can masturbate my ego" Would have been faster and easier to type. As for the pieces linked, what's their contents? Is it true? Is it verified? Is it bullshit? We know the stuff about Biden and dementia are alt-right bullshit that Bernie's people are more than happy to lap up. But this stuff about Bernie, is there any proof to it? If it's bullahit, then yes Biden's people need to knock it off. If it's true, then yes it's fair game and Bernie should be made to answer for them. If it's in between, then there should be clarity on the situation.
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User Banned (3 days): Whataboutism, ignoring the staff post
Yes, because video games have the worst labour practices, no where else uses forced labour, child labour or sweat shops, and if they did surely no one would buy products made under those conditions
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GamingThread Anyone else feel very bitter about gaming industry?
Reason Threadmaking Privileges Suspended: Frequently Creating Concerning Threads
There was once a time where a teenage me wanted to make video games. He was so enamored with video games that he exhausted books and videos about how games are made. But now, knowing how reality kicked me in face multiple times about how fucked the gaming industry is, it makes it all worse. Hell, teenage me would've been so depressed he'll have a hard time getting out of bed. At this point, it makes me wonder why do devs still wanna stay in that shithole of an industry. It doesn't look like its gonna improve at any time and it won't ever get better even after we're dead So yeah, I feel very biter about gaming industry and I feel bitter that my dreams are nothing more than fucking delusions. Anyone else feel that way?
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User Banned (1 day): Antagonizing other members; prior related infractions
I don't believe you OP. I get the sentiment and agree it's an issue worth discussing but I dare you to share your PSN username here. I guarantee you'll cave and need to play the game.
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User Banned (3 days): Ignoring the staff post
The main problem with this thread is that is poiting directly to a single game/developer. That's not the way to present this problem or to try something to maybe fix it in any way. This happens in every industry we know and must be changed in the near future but you should say this and talk about all companies.. when you just call out a single game/developer you sound like some kind of fanboy in my opinion. We see all kind of people in this forums so if you are not a fanboy you should ask this thinking about all the people around the world suffering from this.. not just pointing at one single game. PS: I'm buying the game 100%
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GamingThread What would stop Nintendo from releasing Animal Crossing early due to the CV (Disney released Frozen 2 early for Disney+ due to CV)
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing Other Users
Damn, I triggered a few of you lol.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Violating the staff post in regards to spreading misinformation
There are so many rumours going around. The latest from Austria is that most of the serious cases in Italy also took ibuprofen and that there's a correlation.
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GamingThread Ex-Guerilla Games developer on upset fans over HZD coming to PC: "What the hell is wrong with you people"?
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility
I want to try and figure out at which point in history the PlayStation fandom became a Cult. Look at the behavior in this thread, the mental breakdown reactions on Twitter over it, the ND Crunch thread, and the "Crunch vs No Crunch" meme on Twitter. It's a Cult at this point. No two ways about it. And of course the personalities within Sony 1P like to egg it on and fan the flames.
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GamingThread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Reason User Banned (1 day): Hostility
ND fanboys are doing a hard work defending this trash practices
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GamingThread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Hostility towards other members, history of similar behaviour
Seriously the first party defenders are f*cking pathetic, I bet they are jumping up & down right now screaming ''GOT HIM!'' I've yet to see a more toxic & disgusting fanbase that's willing to overlook all controversies just to support their godsYep Neil is totally laughing cause that's exactly the kind of sad person he is.
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EtcetEraThread Elon Musk underplays coronavirus threat, tells employees that car crashes are more dangerous
Reason User Banned (5 days): spreading misinformation
Jesus christ, Im not downplaying anything. In fact I hope my government issues a closing of the schools as well as Norway and Denmark has. What I mean is - the panic that has infected the earths population is not a neccessary solutionary behaviour. To be infected you have to speak to someone for 15 minutes face to face. If you go to a store each week you wont get infected.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (2 days): Inappropriate commentary.
Try this; buy and stock a lot of supplies in secret, really really extremely secret. But when robbing, stealing, or even killing happen, you go robbing like you need it too. Win win situation.
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GamingThread Ex-Guerilla Games developer on upset fans over HZD coming to PC: "What the hell is wrong with you people"?
Reason User Banned (5 days): Antagonizing other members; history of similar infractions
Check his post history. He's dead serious, hence why most people on the previous page disengaged with him. Some people simply worship a piece of plastic and the company that outsourced it's parts, and they are completely blinded by their zealotry. Hence the whole OP.
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GamingThread Maximilian Dood's SoulsBorne Tier List: Best Of Souls & Blood (From Software Only)
Reason User Banned (duration pending): Disingenuous arguments and acting in bad faith; account in junior phase
Isn't this that racist that said the N-word on stream?
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User Banned (3 days): Trolling, ignoring staff post
What an hypocrit thread. I can imagine the "sent from my iPhone, with my Nike shoes". The game seems awesome, I'm getting it on day one to congratulate the team behind the game.
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GamingThread #CrunchNoMore I will not buy Last of Us 2. Join me
Reason User Banned (3 days): ignoring staff post, trolling
Half of them will do that. The other half doesn't even have a PS4 and are just here waiting the "Mighty Naughty Gods" to fail so they weren't buying it anyway. In the end it's the ERA bubble working.
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EtcetEraThread AMC will promote ‘social distance’ by capping movie theater attendance at 50 percent
Reason User Banned (3 days): Inflammatory commentary
I think ya might be overreacting just a wee bit there. I'm going to keep living my life and washing my hands. It's really not that big of a deal.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory false equivalence surround race
The stuff that gets allowed here is astounding. Yet I can guarantee if this were said towards another race it'd be an immediate ban.