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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Whataboutism Surrounding Depictions of Sexualized Minors
Japan have a higher age limit and tighter child marriage laws than a lot of the states in USA, so I am not sure what is more offensive.
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(20088879)

GamingThread Days Gone - Unique Real Time Snowfall/Weather
Reason User warned: Thread whining and driveby post
Honestly.... who cares. Show me quality game play and game design.
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(20094001)

GamingThread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
Red Text Thread reopened because this is actually true.
The author is incorrect. The changes were communicated at a conference on April 10th and the new application files are listed here-
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(20073992)

EtcetEraThread Game of Thrones S8, Apr 14-May 19 @9PM EDT |OT| Influence grows like a weed
Reason User Banned (3 Days) : Advocate piracy.
Wait you're waiting till next years bluray? Bro just torrent until then you're gonna have the whole thing spoiled. No way you'll make it.
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(20084510)

GamingThread I love talking shit online. Anyone else? (Not racism or personal based)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Antagonistic Behavior and a History of Similar Infractions
Im not excusing being a dick, prick. But if im playing and i say you need to practice to get under your skin in a competitive game thats not really being a dick. If you think so maybe go back to your safe space and mute me. Like i said going overboard and insulting people isnt cool. Being told toy suck against an opponemt isnt that big of a deal
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(20082116)

GamingThread Mortal Kombat 11 - Review Thread
Reason User warned: inflammatory generalisation
I'm always left a little dumbfounded at dudes who defend or try to minimize the exploitative MTX in games. I can't help but imagine some neckbeard with loli posters in their room typing up these opinions Cuz it's the same guys you see at the game store making the same arguments.
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(20060066)

GamingThread Melee fan throws a dead crab at HungryBox after he won a Melee tournament
Reason User banned (1 day): off-topic trolling and derailing
There’s nothing more pathetic than frustrated straight men.
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GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Warned - System Warring
As I said, they have invested before and what did we get? Halo and gears getting diminishing returns, sea of thieves adding to the 'release with no content and spending years adding more' group, crackdown 3 and one truly successful franchise in forza. Is adding more devs a good thing? Of course, but people defending Microsoft with the excuse of 'they are investing in games' are ignoring that this has happened before and in the grand scheme of things nothing has changed since they still have the image of having no great exclusives and sold half as many consoles as last gen and o ly managing that by essentially having their console on sale or bundled heavily for 90% of its life. Again, I'm pleased they are investing more in games but even in the best case scenario they do bring out a tonne of high quality and greatly received games in 4-5 years, can you blame people for not having faith NOW since they would have spent 15 years being known as the company with no great exclusives other than forza?
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GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Antagonistic behaviour across multiple topics, system warring, and numerous accumulated infractions relating to hostility
Hahaha obtuse Joe here still at it. No it's an observation, and no conspiracy maybe collusion.
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(20070529)

EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliERA 2019 |OT4| Sum Up the Last 400 Pages in 4
Reason User Warned: Derogatory Language
This is pure selfishness on my part, but since I paid off my student debt a few years ago, I'd feel kinda gypped if this happened.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | Warren's college tuition plan includes cancelling college debt
Red Text Enough with the metacommentary. If you want to make a generalized thread on student loan forgiveness then do it.
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(20078888)

EtcetEraThread Game of Thrones S8, Apr 14-May 19 @9PM EDT |OT| Influence grows like a weed
Reason User banned (3 Days): Trolling and antagonistic behavior across multiple threads.
Why all are we here ? to see end of course. Do you think most people care how shitty show is anymore , they just want to see how it ends
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread - MY ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Consistent history of system warring; previous accumulated infractions
The way I'm seeing it is that Gears, Forza Horizon and Ori alone will make PS5 look like a successor of the Ouya.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread - MY ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE
Reason User Warned: Instigating system wars
The way I’m seeing it is that if the Anaconda is more powerful it won’t matter Sony’s first party games will make Anaconda look more like a garden snake....
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GamingThread March 2019 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, April 16th (See Staff Post)
Red Text Let's end the callouts and accusations now and focus on our collective love for sales trends. Thank you.
Reposting for a new page:
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GamingThread March 2019 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, April 16th (See Staff Post)
Red Text Let's end the callouts and accusations now and focus on our collective love for sales trends. Thank you.
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(19966532)

EtcetEraThread The Mueller Report (with redactions by AG Barr) will be released on Thursday according to the Justice Department
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory generalizations, previous infractions
You dont have to look too far, on this very forum you have people applauding assault and harassment of GOP members and people who think differently. You also see people wishing death on politicians, public figures, and the police from time to time. Those are your radical left democrats
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EtcetEraThread So is Era really not normal?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory generalizations, cross-forum drama, and attacking the community
No. Considering one of the most prominent members of the old place was literally arrested for child porn, which plenty of people knew him well enough to band around him to donate money to before the allegations came out, you have to remember a lot of the community migrated from there to here. There are also plenty of great people here too, but unlike 4chan or reddit, the shitheads know they’ll get instantly banned for being shitheads, so instead of outting themselves they hide away and passive aggressively chip away at discussion/virtue signal/concern troll to try and get it out of their system. There is only one real topic that allows everyone to be as vitriolic as they want without reprecussion on here, I think that goes without saying what it is, and maybe you can observe and get a glimpse of a poster’s true colors. But other than that you need to follow the hivemind. The average poster - myself included - had no idea just how fucked up Amir0x was before the arrest, he was even pretty outspoken against bigotry, misogyny, and did his fair share of virtue signaling. This place is very far from normal and shouldn’t be an accurate representation of what the general consensus is in real life. Every poster shouldn’t automatically be taken in on the merits of “well, they’re an ERA member so they must be progressive and intelligent, there must be a reason for ” and every discussion shouldn’t be taken as analogous to how the majority of people in the real world think. That said, it can be a pretty neat place for discussion about certain subjects and it’s up there with reddit for me in terms of SFW forum posting
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(20066533)

GamingThread Sony Cracks Down on Sexually Explicit Content in Games (Article States That It Refers to Underage Characters: Check Threadmarks)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing Sexualized Depictions of Minors; Inflammatory Generalizations
A lot more than Americans, yes.
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(20064925)

EtcetEraThread The CIA says that China’s security agencies provided funds for Huawei: report
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Drive-By Inflammatory Comment.
Certain people ITT working hard for their Chinese Social Credit.
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EtcetEraThread The Verge: Samsung galaxy fold screens breaking after a day of use for users
Reason User Banned (1 day): Trolling, history of similar behaviour
Nah, apple is good at creating negative trends just because it maximizes their profit margins.
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(20057555)

GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Warned: Trolling
Sony always best bc the next generation doesn't start till they say it does.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory generalizations surrounding race
The Japanese people are imature in general.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread Anime |OT| Spring 2019 - Kappas and Stray Dogs and Fox Girls, Ara Ara~
Red Text Just a reminder: you can talk about any show that is airing this season here, but you cannot mention sub groups, websites that host direct downloads or torrents, or link to or mention to any websites that help you find pirated episodes of any series.
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(19979974)

GamingThread Marty NEEDS to do the music for Halo again. Back up the Brinks truck if you gotta MS.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Derogatory language in reference to serious issues.
damn all the SJWs are gonna have a field day with this thread.
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(20004678)

GamingThread [Kotaku UK] Nintendo responds: "We checked with Atlus who confirmed that the actual lyrics of the song do not include the word "retarded"."
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Transphobia and Rationalizing Harassment Over a Series of Posts; Account in Junior Phase
Know a few people who worked with the author in question and based on their previous experience with the author this is par for the course. No reason to harass/go after someone of course, but it seems like the politics come before writing/truth once again. The worst part is this just gives more ammo for people against credible writers (even at Kotaku) like Schrier and (my personal favorite) Tim Rogers and the like. There are good people under the Kotaku banner that don't always get it right, but they usually handle it way better than doubling down, blaming their editor, and then fleeing the scene. Apparently they were told not to publically respond which makes sense, but still a shame this was so terribly handled and then the site just left the unaltered article up and just went "sorry guys we made the change promise but we need the clicks and can't get this damn edit button to go through" lol.
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(20053785)

GamingThread Speedrunner CalebHart42 banned from Twitch for racism.
Reason User Banned (permanent): dismissing racism
Eh I don't really think that was justified, I don't watch his stuff but just because of something he said in a PM doesn't make someone a racist even more so what just looks like a jokey hello to someone else. To me this whole thing kinda seems like a streamer getting a ban because they accidentally clicked on porn or gore. Just seems kinda pointless even more so since it seems like this is only a 4 day thing?
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EtcetEraThread Jordan Peterson - The "Intellectual" We Deserve
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Repeatedly minimizing modern civil right’s efforts over a series of posts and dismissing concerns surrounding intolerance; account still in junior phase
This is the third time someone made an equivalence to the civil rights movement. I don't understand how any progressive cause today can even remotely compare to the moral emergency of the civil rights movement.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
Red Text Saying a candidate is a plant is a huge accusation, that said person entered the race to only attack or sabotage someone, in this case Bernie Sanders. Making such accusations without proof is nothing more than peddling in conspiracy theories and that has and will always be a bannable offense. We understand that posters will employ heated rhetoric from time to time, but we have to draw the line at conspiracy theories.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
Reason User Banned (5 days): ignoring modpost and conspiracy theories
The proof was already talked about on this website extensively pretty recently.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
Red Text Enough with the metacommentary, this is a thread for the 2020 Primaries. If you have any moderation concerns, feel free to PM me or any other mod.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory and antagonizing commentary
That crowd has a very nasty habit of demonizing democrats, while at the same time backing an independent running for the endorsement of the democratic party. Theres a sense of entitlement that only the sanders crowd knows what's best for the party and the country, while at the same time doing jack fucking shit to canvass, raise funds, or otherwise assist any candidates running below the presidential level. Local politics- your state reps, senators, city councilmen etc are absolutely crucial in how the lives of everyday people are affected but the sanders wing is nowhere to be found when it's time to put the work in to get people elected and supported. I attended DSA meetings. Several in fact. The rhetoric is over the top nonsense about how democrats are the problem, democrats are in love with capitalism, and democrats need to be saved from themselves...presumably by sanders and his wing. This rhetoric has not gone unnoticed, the lack of downballot support has not gone unnoticed (from Sanders AND his supporters), and consensus among the democratic base is that these people can die in a fire.
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Posting a conspiracy theory
Oh god. Bye, Felicia. Him equating Bernie to Trump is so disgusting and exposes him as the anti Bernie plant he is in this race.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User banned (duration pending): dismissing concerns around content including sexualised minors, whataboutery
I'd say that's very relevant exactly because one is fiction and the other is reality. Now if the fiction had led to that reality, that would be an actual issue but I'd still lay that problem at the feet of the people who let fiction guide their reality. So I guess the question then is rather, what kind of real life consequences are there of these characters mentioned in the opening that would constitute a problem? Are girls trying to conform with this image? (aside from 'non-norm' comic-cons I guess) Are guys who regularly watch this getting excited when they see a little girl walk by irl? Is that the concern?
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(19971110)

GamingThread Smash Bros. Ultimate custom stages are already getting out of hand
Reason User Banned (3 days): Hostility, history of infractions.
Seems redundant.Moderate your own fucking kid. Why should any of us care? That's YOUR job as a parent.
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GamingThread Mortal Kombat 11 Switch, first 3rd party game using high GPU speed in handheld mode (See Staff Post)
Red Text This thread is about information uncovered from the console modding and homebrew scene. As long as a hack can be used for legitimate homebrew and/or legal emulation, we will not be permitting derails about piracy. Further derailment will be actioned.
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(19898969)

GamingThread Sony Cracks Down on Sexually Explicit Content in Games (Article States That It Refers to Underage Characters: Check Threadmarks)
Reason User banned (duration pending): peddling rhetoric associated with hate movements + long history of defending misogynistic content
California Sony at work. I'll buy that it's only limited to underage anime girls when they stop censoring things like DMC5 for no reason.
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EtcetEraThread The Road to Avengers: Endgame |OT| "There was no other way."
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility towards other members, previous warnings
Can you fuck off tho
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User banned (5 days): derailing serious topic with platform wars and antagonizing other members over a series of posts + history of infractions
2019 and the internet, ladies and gentlemans. so cringy
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User banned (permanent): transphobia + previous severe infraction
Good. I hate having to deal with that crap in public - would have to do so in the privacy of my own home
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EtcetEraThread Tesla Model S Battery Explodes in Parking Garage
Reason User warned: antagonising other members
He worked his ass off to be where he is now. His detractors are just as rabid.I did so because this forum has never given Elon a fair shake, and apparently never will. Won't be commenting on Tesla threads anymore because there's apparently no good discourse to be had. Enjoy your echo-chamber, people.
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GamingThread Why is Days Gone a tired zombie premise in the minds of many when Resident Evil 2 is not?
Reason User warned: thread whining
Finally another thread to shit on Days Gone. Wouldn't be Era without a new one every day.