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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
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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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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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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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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 The mislabeling of left wing sources as "alt-right" is a problem (The problem with joe biden documentary)
Red Text Well, this was our bad. While we try to be thorough, our research was not sufficient enough in this instance. The thread will remain locked, as discussion of it really belongs in the Primary OT, but still - it shouldn't have been labeled as alt-right. That's our mistake, and we'll make sure it doesn't happen again in the future.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text The last few pages are rife with people coming in here to complain about other threads, which is against the rules of the thread. We understand that the recent thread lock had some of our members confused and upset, and we do apologize for the mistake. That said, this is not an excuse to start fights in this thread, or to break the rules of the staff post.
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EtcetEraThread Casting Director Says Adèle Haenel Has A “Well-Deserved Dead Career” After Awards Protest Of Roman Polanski [See Staff Post]
Red Text The subject of this thread is about the disgusting ways in which a casting director aired his sexist feelings about Adèle Haenel, attempting to destroy her career over the way she handled the César ceremony. This is absolutely NOT the place to ponder whether or not Polanski has any shred of talent, and further posts that continue to veer into that territory will be actioned accordingly.
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GamingThread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [THERE'S A STAFF POST! READ IT!]
Red Text There have been a number of posts lately that have been less speculation and more trolling, hostility, and generalizing. People are allowed to speculate that the GitHub leak might be the final specs. People are allowed to speculate that they're not final. Calling out other members who believe what you don't is unacceptable and will be moderated as such. Cut the hostilities and keep the thread fun and informative without attacking each other.
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EtcetEraThread Potential ResetEra Data Breach (Appears to be False, See Threadmark)
Red Text Let’s clear this up: Our tech team investigated claims of a data breach and found no evidence of such on our end. We have no reason to believe our database has been compromised. What appears to have happened is that a determined troll gained access to a small number of accounts through known-leaked passwords (from breaches on other sites) and/or brute forcing weak passwords. One of the IPs used by the troll in question, not to mention the writing style, matches those used by a banned member who has long been engaged in alt right harassment against our community.
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EtcetEraThread Potential ResetEra Data Breach (Appears to be False, See Threadmark)
Red Text Let’s clear this up: Our tech team investigated claims of a data breach and found no evidence of such on our end. We have no reason to believe our database has been compromised. What appears to have happened is that a determined troll gained access to a small number of accounts through known-leaked passwords (from breaches on other sites) and/or brute forcing weak passwords. One of the IPs used by the troll in question, not to mention the writing style, matches those used by a banned member who has long been engaged in alt right harassment against our community.
Not trying to create a panic but this morning, someone on Twitter claimed that ResetEra had been breached and user data including emails and passwords had been leaked online. I posted this in the and messaged staff, but no one has responded so far. Given how serious this is, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware so users could change their passwords on Era and emails / other accounts as soon as possible. I'm not sure how reliable this person is, but regardless, it would be a good idea for everyone to change their password and enable two factor authentication just in case this turns out to be real.
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GamingThread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT11| Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War [NEW NEWS, NEW THREAD - CHECK OUT THE STAFF POST]
Red Text Alright everybody, listen up. As we approach OT12 of this living nightmare, we're gonna throw down a new rule. Random speculation and math and teraflops and whatnot will stay in this thread, as will the avatar bet silliness. However, if something credible (and I must stress the word credible) gets leaked or announced, a new thread should be created for it. As the saying goes, "new news new thread." That will keep things from being buried under the RDNA2 mathematics in here.
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EtcetEraThread Daughter of Steven Spielberg, 23-year-old Mikaela booked on domestic violence, a week after coming out as adult entertainer
Red Text There are a number of posts that are very disappointing. We'd like to remind everyone that demeaning or disparaging sex workers is against the forum's policies. As stated in the FAQ:
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text Discussion guidelines are largely the same as the last thread, though we're clarifying a few things.
Alright, folks. Now we're playing for alllll the marbles. This OP will be briefer because frankly nobody read the first one anyway and I can't be assed. Alright, the big one. Super Tuesday is March 3rd this year, and you'd better believe that people are watching it closely. Even more, even states are participating in the first primary day in March, and it's a big reason why the goddamn campaign season has dragged on like it has. This year, we're getting Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa (caucus), California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine (fuck Susan Collins), Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Vermont. That's a lot of delegates right up at the front. If you live there, remember to make sure you're registered and get out to vote! And now to do it again! The 10th has voting for Democrats Abroad, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Washington (the state, not the district). Just google the name of your primary and make sure you're registered, same as the others. Next up, we've got the US Virgin Islands (caucus) on the 12th, followed by the Guam and Northern Mariana Islands caucus on the 14th. Caucuses... ugh. Still, it's good to participate. On the 17th, we've got another bundle! This time, it's Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. Once more, if you live in any of these states, make sure to check your voter registration! A moment of silence for those members of Era still stuck in Ohio before we proceed. My heart goes out to you, poor souls. From there on, we have Georgia on the 24th, and Puerto Rico on the 29th, and then we're done with March! By this point, most of the large, delegate-rich states will have been parceled out, but we've still got a ways to go until the convention. Plenty of time for folks to eat bans.
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EtcetEraThread Seattle Coronavirus patient has died (See Staff Post)
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EtcetEraThread NY Times: Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders
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EtcetEraThread The mental health of this community [Read Staff Post Before Posting]
Red Text Let's try this again. As stated before, hijacking this thread to complain about the strictness of moderation or cancel culture will not be tolerated. More broadly, this is a very serious discussion that warrants sensitivity, empathy and a responsible approach. You have no compulsion to post if you don't care about the subject. The team will be reading the thread and discussing suggestions that come up, as well as responding to constructive feedback. We want the forum culture and community to improve, just as much as you all. But insensitive, dismissive and inflammatory posts will be subject to moderation.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It Can't be Worse than Iowa, Right? (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text Update to the discussion guidelines: Based on our observations of discussion and thread health, and with further feedback from the community, we're reducing first time infractions for posts that violate rule #3, posting contextless tweets, from one week to a warning in most cases. The goal of this rule was twofold. The first, milder goal was to reduce the number of people essentially using the thread to retweet. We wanted people to engage with the things they were bringing in, in the interests of fostering better discussion.
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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Red Text This epidemic is a serious situation and as such deserves a serious level of discussion. Please refrain from posting unsubstantiated information from unverified or disreputable sources, baseless conspiracy theories, or low-effort fear-mongering. Any comments failing to do so may be subject to moderation. Thank you.
Given the concern and confusion of discussions in the wake of the current Wuhan novel coronavirus outbreak (aka 2019-nCoV or COVID-19), the team has allowed me to reboot the coronavirus thread with a more comprehensive OP for our members to learn about the disease and its current situation, so as so prime conversation and prevent misinformation. It is important to emphasize that information on COVID-19 continues to emerge and evolve as researchers and medical professionals around the world contend with this ongoing outbreak; statements (including the opinions of other posters) should therefore be evaluated in that light. __________ The World Health Organization (WHO), the public health arm of the United Nations, has a handy webpage on the current outbreak, with a plethora of links to guidelines and information. Of particular interest to the general public is their Q&A, which provides an easy overview of the basic characteristics of the disease: As well as their page on recommendations for the public in protecting against infection: Of note is the recommendation that healthy individuals need only wear a mask if they are taking care of someone with a suspected infection; otherwise, wear a mask if you are experience coughing or sneezing symptoms, and make sure to do so in conjunction with frequent hand-washing. It should also be noted that the WHO does not recommend restrictions on international travel at this time (as per their statements on the and ). However, basic precautions should be taken, and advice can be found in the video below: For those interested in keeping abreast of emerging epidemiological information, the WHO also releases daily global situation reports, which can be found here: Basic stats as of the 22nd of February: For a streamlined overview globally, please refer to the WHO's interactive situation dashboard: __________ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health institute of the United States, has also composed a hub dedicated to the coronavirus, which is of particular interest to our American members, but also provides information of use to our members globally. Below you'll find some PDF factsheets with a quick overview of COVID-19: For our members located in the US, the CDC provides an updating page outlining the presence of COVID-19 cases state by state: Concerning international travel, the CDC has issued a , recommending that individuals avoid all nonessential travel to the People's Republic of China. and have both been issued Alert - Level 2 Travel Notices, meaning that travelers should practice enhanced precautions, and that older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel to those countries. , meaning that the CDC does not recommend avoiding travel to Hong Kong, but that travelers should exercise basic precautions. __________ For some information more generally on disease, the novel coronavirus, and its social ramifications, Era member kindly provided us with the following links: I also highly recommend his thread on resources pertaining to epidemiology: __________
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EtcetEraThread Mum Shares Heartbreaking Video Of 9-Year-Old Son Traumatised By Bullying (Video goes viral) [SEE STAFF POST]
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GamingThread PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concerns [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text If Sony wants to cancel their public showings, that's up to them and this has no bearing on whether or not it was the "right" decision. People have their own opinions about this decision, and that's fine, but you do not need to be disrespectful towards each other.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text People are allowed to believe this is an overreaction from Sony, just like people are allowed to believe it's a sensible precaution. Do not attack others just because they disagree with you about this.
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EtcetEraThread Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Fargo) openly discusses hitting his two children and referring to them as "little f**kers" [see staff post]
Red Text From the general guide to ResetEra:
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GamingThread [VG247] Meet the Transgender Voice Actor Behind DONTNOD's Tell Me Why Transgender Protagonist [see staff post]
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EtcetEraThread I'm tried of rude customers (customer service stories) [See Staff Post]
Red Text As has already been explained, there is a substantive difference between the post that was banned earlier in this thread and Nepenthe's post. 'Reverse racism' rhetoric is not something that will be tolerated here. Do not derail the thread with complaints about transparency, either. This is neither the time nor the place. Posts that continue to derail the thread will be moderated.