They’re banning folks just for saying that they’ll buy the game regardless, so yes.
They’re banning folks just for saying that they’ll buy the game regardless, so yes.
I’ve matched with transgender people by accident on various dating apps because they put their settings as females looking for males. I pretty much end it respectfully by me telling them that I’m flattered but straight and they all have taken it well. One person was surprised on how nice I was. It might help them (on Tinder at least) if some changed their settings around, but what do I know?
"sexism against men makes no sense". What an absolute piece of shit, men can be victims of sexism as well. That's like saying you can't be racist to white people.
I'll still get the game.
You're not. You're a man living as a woman.
Never have I seen a more intolerant forum administration. It's less lenient than the Soviet Union in here. If you fart in the wrong direction, you're warned or (more likely) banned. Now tolerance in 2018.
This is a joke right? This is not specific to men. Men can suck, women can suck. How many girls are out there who have 0 empathy for guys they arent into who approach them? Guys are forced to deal with rejection in a way girls will never be able to imagine. This is a two sided issue
The first part is a good first step as it is actually addressing an issue that has been a long running issue on this site and online in general. Outrage culture, left eating itself, woke culture, and bad faith arguing are all used incorrectly by people and used primarily as a way to dismiss people as not being genuine so that they don't have to actually entertain that they could be wrong. It's incredibly similar to the arguments that people have used in the past that accuse people of virtue signalling which has been actioned quite a bit, which is why it was frustrating to see things regress on this front. The issue that exists within the pronoun section is the implications that doing something like that carries if it's not explicitly said. People who willfully misgender trans people are telling us that they don't really see trans people as the gender that we are, that we aren't valid. When someone does this explicitly for all trans people, that is abundantly clear. However, there are times where someone will see a trans person doing something criminal and they'll start to fall back into using the wrong pronouns. This shows that they don't see us as valid as much as they see our identities as a courtesy or a polite gesture that can be taken back when needed. We have been told in the past that people who do not see trans women as women, trans men as men, or trans people in general as valid will be perma'd instantly when they reveal this, and I think that willful misgendering should fall into that category as well. And you're right that trans people are individuals, but you sort of start to counteract that with your very next part. Staff members and regular members are not treated the same way, and it's always been apparent to everyone who posts on this forum to the point that it's a running joke in a lot of circles here. I'm not talking about who makes decisions on reports, but the way that hostility is treated as well as the way that bigotry is actioned. If someone insults another member, they'll get a warning or at most a day ban if they don't have a history. But, if someone comes after the moderation or express frustration they'll more than likely get 5 days to a week at minimum. I don't think that you all should be facing harassment of any kind, but this is one of the easily verifiable things on the site that people have seen. The way that bigotry is handled by people on Staff is also a bit strange. There was that one transphobic post by a moderator that when posted by anyone else would have been a month ban, but in this case, they were just talked to and allowed to stay on the team. When evidence was presented of how they had said these things throughout their time on GAF before this, it was dismissed and considered resolved. There are also chats that have been shown to people about a moderator on the staff talking in the discord about how Asexuals should not be a part of the LGBT+ community and instead of any challenging or talking through, was essentially told that people could see where they were coming from, to not feel bad, and then dropped. These things are always going to be treated differently because these people that are on the team are more easily reached, more easily talked to than the people on the forum, but these double standards that people see on top of the regressions that have happened in some topics are going to frustrate people. Of course you guys care about the site, but you often seem to be under the impression that you're the only ones who do and the rest of us are just trying to stick it to you instead of doing what we can from our own end. The users of this site are people too, and you can't expect us to take just as much abuse as you when we have no ways of pushing back against it. It's not that you all aren't open to listening or feedback, so much as the opinions on people of staff are typically held higher than the rest. Which is somewhat understandable as you're able to have longer and more in-depth conversations as you're in a discord together, but is part of the issue I have with this "Trans people are individuals" line. I get what your point is. There are threads where people are upset about an issue going on and telling someone that they don't care about trans issues without knowing the first thing about the person they're talking to. That isn't good, and that should be taken care of, but when we're able to recognize that trans people are going to differ on some of these minute topics it can't all come down to the weight of whichever trans mod is online at that particular moment to make the call every time. Because I'm dating someone who was on the mod team for almost 2 years and had a lot of conversations with you all, I know that it's rare for more than one trans mod to be around and tackling reports. And I think you all need to be more open to the idea that people aren't reporting what they see as bigotry for no reason.
Because regular users don't care
As a lurker who came over after Neogaf, I find myself checking the site less and less. - The trigger happy ban policy is absurd. I get the impression users are scared to have an opinion that doesn't fit the mods agenda. This leads to nothing more than echo chamber with no real discussion to be had. Imagine in your personal life if you shut down every conversation where you disagreed with someone. - Awful topic threads. The same posters over and over posting personal topics that are of no interest to anyone but themselves, to get a sense of validation that I assume is absent in their own lives. - Negativity and toxicity. The constant bickering is exhausting. It feels like everyone is playing morality top trumps, trying to out do each other and be faux outraged by any slightly divisive opinion. - I hate Trump as much as anyone, but the constant daily threads about him and his party on here are depressing. It would be nice to have a break for a bit. I swear posters get off on posting about his latest bullshit. We get it. He's a total prick. - Opinion threads posted as fact like a BuzzFeed clickbait headline. - Threads with people threatening to take their own lives. This is a serious topic obviously, but it seems to be the same people over and over who never take onboard any of the genuinely thoughtful and caring feedback from other posters. I know this is a complicated topic, and these people deserve and need attention and help, but I wish just they would help themselves. I feel like stepping away from Era and its negativity would probably do them some good. It's just all so tiresome. I think I'm done with the forum, checking it out of a daily reflex doesn't add anything positive to my life tbh.
If you're Kotaku, everything can be sexist. Even nature is sexist, it gave men penises and gave women vaginas so men can assert dominance women's vaginas with their penises. Everyone should have a penis, it's the only way to true equality.
This place would be so much better if everyone would stop trying to out-woke each other and just talk games. Technical aspects, gameplay, story. Not, how offended can we get about anything. So very much better.
Please don’t use sexualised insults like “fuck” and “ass”
Wew lads. It's really late and there are a lot of ideas running around here. I'll chime in with my two cents, but this post is gonna be pretty sloppy so bear with me. Firstly, If your previous view of me was that, erase that from your head right now. I do not care, intrinsically, about minorities, or women, or people, or racism, or anything like that. It is not part of my rhetoric to convince people that these things are morally bad, it is not part of my characters to be inherently concerned with these things. This is why I end up at many of the same positions that progressives end up. Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about homophobic and racial slurs. From a personal point of view, I don't think any word, inherently, should be off limits or out of bounds. There are times when using extremely vulgar language can achieve a great effect. This, so far, should be undeniable. Does racist language make a person racist? Does homophobic language make a person homophobic? Not necessarily, as much as it might upset some of you to consider this. This seems like a meaningless distinction, but I believe there's a great deal of difference between telling someone they are unintentionally empowering homophobic people vs being a homophobic person. Maybe you don't care, but to the person receiving the message, it matters, trust me.I have to be mindful of how I speak. Ultimately the way my message is interpreted by a viewer is my responsibility, or at least I believe I have some due diligence to ensure people aren't taking away the wrong message from my speech. This is why I generally avoid things like "faggot" or other types of heavy racial humor, and it's why I've been trying to edit out things like "retarded" and "autistic" from my vocabulary. I don't like the idea that people watching me could get an idea that I am homophobic in a way they might be, and I don't like the idea that racist people could listen to me and find companionship in what I'm saying, or some kind of affirmation in their horrible worldviews. I've written about this more extensively , if you care to read. Do I say offensive jokes privately that I would never say on stream? You better believe it. But why, what's the difference? A community that openly uses the word "faggot" feels unwelcoming because there are still a lot of gamers (and, larger, elements of society) that still act incredibly homophobic. If a friend of mine uses "faggot" in some insulting way in a private setting, I don't generally think twice about them saying it. If a stranger uses that word, I'm very uncomfortable around them because I don't know if they're actually a homophobic person. These distinctions may be meaningless to you, and to some extent you can argue that using racial/homophobic slurs in context should be off limits, and I'm fine with tackling those arguments. I generally don't like being called "racist" or "homophobic" because I believe my body of work (can u call a utube channel that tho) speaks for itself, but if you believe that my actions help to spread homophobic thought, maybe you don't care to make the distinction. I'm sleeping and I'll answer what I can when I wake up, and maybe even proofread/edit this if there are major fuckups. Stay safe my children.
Finally, some one had to call out Resetera for being such a toxic forum. The hive mind here instantly starts name calling when anyone expresses and opinion slightly different than theirs. By Resetera’s standards 99% of people in the world are a piece of shit, alt-right, racist, facist, white supremacist, nazi.
What if I told you the girls aren't real?
Nintendo's goal is to make good games, not political statements.
lol this is such a ResetEra thread title
It has been entertaining. Four more years please!
Who gives a shit about GayEra or FagEra. Just ban me who gives a shit.
Ever wondered why so many weebs want to go “teach english” in Japan?
I never said either of those. Both sides are not bad, I fight for equality for everyone and don't have to resort to labeling a group and excluding them to do so. I am a woman by the way.
Xbox gamepass is better than both imo.
Weebs right now:
Probably because non-binary or whatever your want to call it isn't real. And now for the part where I get banned for having an opinion that isn't popular but is also the opinion of the silent majority
It's hilarious to me that so many people hate voice chat in online games. According to ERA, everyone online is a racist, homophobic, sexist bigot. Yeah, there ARE assholes online, but the vast majority of people are well adjusted folks. Hearing some dumb 13 year old white kid say "nigger" doesn't offend me. Id rather not hear it, but I'm not gonna lose sleep over it. I'll just mute his dumbass and keep on moving. Far more bigger things to be angry about honestly. I don't make excuses for shitty people. I just expect it. Not to sound mean, but some folks need a thicker skin. We shouldn't tolerate hatred. We also need to do our part to shape the world into what we want it to be. We can't be idle and complacent, just hoping it happens. But it sure as hell won't happen over night either.
I put my daughter to bed and started to cry. She asked what was wrong and I said the world was ending. I apologized to her for not being able to keep her safe and said we'd be lucky to be alive tomorrow morning. I hugged her tight and said "Goodnight. FOREVER." Her birthday is tomorrow and I can't believe Trump did this to her.
Fuck this political correctness and all this shitty leftist agenda.
Well, you just verbally demeaned an entire class of people based on their racial identity. That's textbook racism. Doesn't matter if they're (or are) white, black, or any other color on the spectrum - when you bring race into it in an attempt to belittle: you're a racist.
Era is descending into the worst type of ultra-politically correct, don't dare offend anyone, ever culture. This isn't meaningful discourse and it's getting completely out of control. If people are unable to grasp the specific context of language and themes in a futureal dystopic video game and feel the need to overanalyse and disproportionately relate everything back to modern society and gender-identity issues (which are of course very real and scary), every one is going to have a bad time. It's a fucking video game, and a brilliant looking one at that. Move on.
They should just make Mario black for the next game, without explaining it, or making it a big deal or turning it into a gimmick. I don't see the harm; they should just go for it. Next Mario game, everything else stays the same, except that Mario is black and Peach can't stop smiling.
Era when a poc commits a crime against another poc
Calling them monkeys is too low? If anything it isn't low enough. it doesn't take a genius to see why this was a disaster.
Thread title Unbelievable, this forum has gone to the shitters and became exactly the same as GAF moments before the exodus. Trans rights are human rights, and you fucks need to learn that. And 90% of poliera can go fuck themselves too. Maybe grow a spine you pieces of shit. Eat shit. Also, love to the good posters that will remain here, much love
jeopardizing your family's stability over a joke? you know that when you die you don't unlock acheivements for that shit, right
Im ignorant on the subject but wasn’t it widely accepted that transgendered women posed a genetic advantage in sports?
Gift like 10 million dollars to the most prominent socialists on ERA and see how they react to their immoral wealth Not enough money to give most away and live comfortably, and not enough money to ignore... just the right amount for never ending cognitive dissidence.
The problem with Era specifically is that in an attempt to prove how woke they are, people often argue against points you never even brought up. They want an argument, not a discussion. More than once I’ve posted something and gotten a reply from someone arguing against shit I never even said because rather than engaging in an actual discussion, people on here just want to argue and prove how right they are and how wrong you are if you don’t share every single one of their beliefs. I always have and still do believe that I’m an extremely liberal and left leaning person but honestly this site just exhausts me and embarrasses me sometimes. It’s full of hypocrites who just want any excuse to “cancel” another human being who doesn’t live up to the impossibly perfect standards they’ve set. I’ve really grown to dislike this site over time. People here rag on NeoGaf, and while I’d never post there again, at least there simply having an opinion isn’t enough to get you banned. The moderation here is terrible, you can catch a ban for simply not being liberal enough, and as a liberal, that’s some bullshit. You’re not liberal at all if you feel the need to ban and exile everyone who shares an opinion you don’t agree with.
I don’t see an issue to be honest.
I would like to say some things now, but then I get banned...
Funny you mention shutting down the discussion because every day there are multiple banning of posters who express contrary opinions to these, in fact it's likely not long before the mods come and have a nice little ideological purge of this thread. The fact is that shutting down the discussion is the modus operandi of ResetEra, I have never seen a forum so hostile to debate, ever. If you don't recognise the hypocrisy in claiming that the mere presence of a certain word is psychologically harmful whereas the depiction of mass murder is not then you are immensely short sighted.
It's racism to not condone extreme physical violence in retaliation to words? That's cute.