Hot New Top All Games Games (Main) Games (Hangout) Offtopic Offtopic (Main) Offtopic (Hangout)
"Are these alt posts just vying for 'craven post of the day' on kiwi farms or something?"

Bans & Warnings (Hot) Off-Topic (Main)

Vote Button
Score
0.14
Total
2
Published

(75080301)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll account
I am going to be honest. This topic has shown me that this forum has become a bubble. Everybody has to agree with the same things or you are directly banned. There is no open discussion anymore(funny because that's what the meaning of a forum is).
Vote Button
Score
0.09
Total
0
Published

(74924220)

EtcetEraThread Letitia Wright (Shuri) links to anti-vax video on Twitter [UPDATE: She has deleted her Twitter account]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Further Admin Review): Dismissing Transphobia; Prior Severe Bans
From my understanding, the "transphobic material" is part of that long ass bonkers Hotep vid she clearly shouldn't have posted (but did), which I've said before is very likely what she was referring to with her last tweet about that vid before deleting her social media. That seems to be what people are referring to, and I take it that since the internet considers Dave to be transphobic ... anyone sharing The Closer online would be "sharing transphobic material". But I'm not gonna condemn random people or celebs and entertainers for praising/ sharing parts of the special online. And like I said in that post, 2020 was a wild year with lots of wild shit and mistrust+misinformation about the vaccine from all directions. She aint the first or only or last person with a platform to post some shitty opinion about it, which is why her abdicating her social media platform was the right move in my eyes.
Vote Button
Score
0.09
Total
0
Published

(75171753)

EtcetEraThread Does China actually still follow Communism?
Reason User Banned (duration pending review): justifying concentration camps and mass internment, account in junior phase
Lenin had the Cheka to exterminate fascist saboteurs. And likewise Stalin had to deal with sedition not from without, but from within. Which required a purge.
Vote Button
Score
0.06
Total
0
Published

(75110490)

EtcetEraThread Nets say that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice until he is a full time participant (meaning, he has to be vaccinated), put him on blast.
Reason User banned (1 month): Spreading vaccine misinformation over a series of posts
Didn't Kyrie already get Covid? If he did, he shouldn't have to get the vaccine. I find it funny that everyone screams TRUST THE SCIENCE but then is happy to ignore it when players that already had Covid would prefer not to get the vaccine, as was the case with Wiggins. What do all these "scientists" thinks the vaccine does? Of course, if he's never had covid and doesn't want to get the vaccine he's a dumbass.
Vote Button
Score
0.05
Total
0
Published

(75102216)

EtcetEraThread Demi Lavato - Referring to extra terrestrials as 'alien' is offensive...to the alien...
Reason User banned (1 month): antagonizing other users across multiple threads, prior bans for the similar behavior
Weird that the OP hasn't updated/edited any misgendering or even asked for a thread closure at this point, but I guess to notice lol. However this did give me a chuckle:
Vote Button
Score
0.05
Total
0
Published

(74930169)

EtcetEraThread DUNE | OT | Denis Villeneuve movie, Frank Herbert books etc.
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing Concerns Around Representation
The Fremen are not Arabs. The Arab people are among their several very, very distant ancestors, and their culture is a hodgepodge of multiple cultures and religious movements. We're talking about a mixed culture that has survived, separately from Earth, for thousands of years. For their words to be pronounced like they are today is absolute nonsense. Heck, we're less than 2000 years separated from the Roman Empire, and we have no way of truly knowing how Latin was spoken back then, despite the language still being taught and used. Your expectations are unreasonable if you want the Fremen to be a perfect replica of modern Arab culture and language or even physical appearance. Come on, don't make grand sweeping statements based on the trailer alone. "Jihad" isn't replaced with "crusade" in this movie. Both words are used in the book, after all. The movie doesn't use the word "jihad," however, at least from what I can remember. The word is instead replaced with "holy war."
Vote Button
Score
0.05
Total
4
Published

(72338344)

EtcetEraThread Hawaii Wants Tourists to Postpone Their Trips, but Many Aren’t Yet
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Generalization; Prior Ban for the Same
Yea people here love to feel all high and mighty and tut tut at anyone even remotely close to having “privilege” It’s like they want everyone else to be as miserable and poor as them and before you pass judgment on me if you’re posting on a hobby video game forum you are not as “poor” as you think you are
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
0
Published

(75043233)

EtcetEraThread President Biden signs proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day, first prez to do so
Reason User warned: Inappropriate language
Fixed. I mean, good for him, and fucking finally that a US president finally did it, but let’s not suck off a war criminal.
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
0
Published

(75055989)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User banned (duration pending review): Excusing transphobia over a series of posts
Is it okay to discuss openly one's conflict about this? Or is the point that I am either "with" everyone or "against" them? Can a person be conflicted about what a comedian is actually trying to say or do they have to instantly know every person's thoughts and intents before they start to talk about that internal conflict? I think understanding transphobia and its role in the world and how it relates to what Dave is focusing on as opposed to embroiling oneself in the emotional energy it causes when the spectator is exposed to his jokes is important. I can understand the emotion and energy his stand up causes on this topic, and still reject that Dave's intent is what the majority of people say it is. Doesn't a person's statements and actions define intent? Or is it the community's interpretation of those statements and actions? I feel like, especially in historical context, it is way more the former than the latter. Intent is notoriously difficult to assume or accept. A good recent example is Stephen Colbert IMO. If you look at Stephen Colbert's show after 2016 and the election of Trump, he basically remade his name in Trump's shadow. Trump caused him to become the #1 late night comedian. Do we assume that Colbert rode those coattails from the start, though? Was that his intent? Because recently, he won't even say Trump's name live on air. I would firmly argue that perhaps Colbert rode that awfulness, but that there was a grey point somewhere where he didn't consciously decide to utilize Trump to elevate himself. And from day 1 of Trump's election I was literally curled in a ball in bed over the fact he was elected because I knew what it meant (and what it still means) for the future of the United States and the world. And I was furious at any and all media for the way they had (in my opinion) brought it about. And anyone that benefitted from it turned into some kind of evil for me. But at what point did Colbert turn from a lucky benefactor into an active benefactor into a regretful benefactor of what was happening? Did he have intent in it? Why did he stop saying Trump's name entirely finally? Should I burn him at the stake for not realizing sooner that his focus on Trump was elevating Trump and that he should stop? And that grey area, to me, is also present in what Dave is doing. Why did he try to go so hard on the LGBT community in this special? Was it really to threaten them? I am fine with this community's conclusion that his actions in some way harms others - but not that it only harms others. I think this forum has a very real problem with stating opinions as facts and trying to flame anyone that doesn't align. Please don't tell me that everything you and you believe is the truth in this world. That's as bad a take as any on a message board intended for discussion. Where's the statement from Dave himself on what he was trying to do here? Where is your objective source of truth on the matter? And please don't respond with another opinion. And please don't tell me that EVERYTHING a comedian does can be taken at face value. Their whole purpose is to constantly do things that face value. This is literally as bad as aligning with the people from whom you are trying to protect in the LGBTQ community, a community of which I am a part (although I am not transgender, for clarity purposes). This is similar to book burning in fahrenheit 451. I am literally communicating a struggle / opinion and you are burning me at the stake for it. Since when did drive by moderation become an acceptable thing on this forum? I am not trying to justify transphobia. I am trying to speak about the fact that Dave is quite literally addressing all the criticism of himself head on in this special. One can focus on the jokes and feel that emotional fire (I am not per se defending the jokes), or they can focus on his intent with the whole special. I do think the fact that basically his whole special focuses on the LGBTQ community is not a coincidence. I do actually think he is trying (even if one decides his execution is flawed) to say something a bit larger than the sum of the parts of his very targeted jokes. And I think this is where my disagreement with this community lies - to ignore that other part of this special and focus on the way he gets there , I think, is to miss a lot of important stuff that deserves conversation. Comedy is actually a panacea for fear, historically speaking. I am not saying this special or the way he went about it is justified. But isn't there perhaps that silver lining? I can understand the community's fear that what Dave did drives certain communities toward more problems with self. Can the community understand my fear that silencing comedy would also increase the danger to those same communities? You aren't entirely right or wrong. Though as I say above, I am not transgender but identify as a part of the LGBTQ community. Everyone has an opinion on everything, btw. All you have to do is ask them about it. In this case, a couple non LGBT friends asked me to watch the special and see how I felt about it, so I did. And then I saw this thread and was surprised I didn't feel the same exact way or as strongly as everyone here does. How is a post like this even allowed when people are calling for my ban for actually communicating my own conflict on the matter? Come on people. This is a message board. It is meant for the exchange of information and viewpoints. I am not an enemy, though I do recognize why my post, without communicating my opinion, was too brief originally. I've tried to rectify that above. All of this isn't to say that I am perfectly educated on all of this, and understand the nuance of why the era community has reacted the way it has. Part of the reason I posted was to open the door to further understanding and perhaps change my own perspective.
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
0
Published

(75076371)

EtcetEraThread Demi Lavato - Referring to extra terrestrials as 'alien' is offensive...to the alien...
Red Text Here is a reminder that Demi has come out as nonbinary and stated their gender pronoun is "they/them". Misgendering may be subject to moderation going forward.
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
0
Published

(75072897)

EtcetEraThread NFL sends Las Vegas Raiders more Jon Gruden emails (including misogyny, racism, homophobia) as probe continues (update: he's resigning)
Reason User Threadbanned: Pending Further Review
I guess I didn’t realize racism, homophobia and misogyny were OK for some but not others…
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
1
Published

(74782566)

EtcetEraThread Letitia Wright (Shuri) links to anti-vax video on Twitter [UPDATE: She has deleted her Twitter account]
Reason User banned (3 days): Ableist language
LOL she fires her reps for how they handled the shit she put out there on social media. What a fucktard. But not surprising when there's still people out there not-so-slyly excusing her.
Vote Button
Score
0.04
Total
0
Published

(75019104)

EtcetEraThread How is cryptocurrency meant to function as an everyday currency?
Reason User ThreadBanned : Trolling
Those coins are more like critical ass. I'd recommend re-reading what I said and coming back with a proper response because right now, you can miss me with that "do your own research" bullshit as a rebuttal. No one uses your cherrypicked cryptocurrencies that no one has ever heard of prior to this thread on anywhere near the same scale of transactions as centralized financial systems and no one ever will. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if just learned about Solano by Googling "solar crypto" right before posting the above. I know for a fact that miners. EDIT: Just to visualize this nonsense: This is just one coin.
Vote Button
Score
0.03
Total
0
Published

(74900007)

EtcetEraThread Is being a landlord (owning a condo/apt) a good idea or investment, or just stick to Stocks?
Reason User banned (3 days): Hostility to the OP
Exact vibes i am getting. Its deplorable. Fuck landlords and especially aspiring ones here who should know better
Vote Button
Score
0.03
Total
1
Published

(74589987)

EtcetEraThread Sinema Locks Door to Bathroom Stall as Protesters Demand Answers
Reason User Warned: Rhetoric Disparaging Sex Workers
Those whores would absolutely give her a platform. Really, I think she's such a shameless narcissist that she would go to Fox.
Vote Button
Score
0.03
Total
1
Published

(74526051)

EtcetEraThread What was the lingo/phrase that made you realize that you are getting too old for this shit?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Further Admin Review): Racist Dogwhistles; Prior Bans for Hostility and Dismissive Commentary Including a Severe Ban for Dismissing Transphobia
Stan and sus… it’s like co-existing with inbreds. Although honestly I should have seen this coming with “bro” and later “bruh” — for those too linguistically lazy to enunciate bro — becoming popular about 10 years ago.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
3
Published

(73351702)

EtcetEraThread Behold The Most Metal Animal On Earth, The Ayam Cemani Chicken Who Is Black To The Core. Literally. Even Its Bones And Meat Are Black
Reason Banned (duration: 1 month): Perpetuating racist and harmful stereotypes about Black masculinity.
So the rumors are true? Black cock is bigger than white cock?
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74849676)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (duration pending review): Dismissive commentary around transphobia; account in junior phase
The fact that this topic is what gets talked about is Dave's whole point of that special IMO. You would never see this much outrage and a thread about his Clifford the Big Red N joke or any of the police inequality jokes hes made throughout his career. Empathy is a two way street.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74796195)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Justifying transphobia, account in junior phase
I just watched the special, those hating on it for him saying he's TERF, really did not watch it or have a hard time with others having differing opinions and thoughts. It was a great special, with an awesome heartfelt story towards the end about a transgendered friend of his. If you haven't watched it and judge him off of offhand remarks from others, congrats on letting others construct your opinions for you. If you watched it and are offended, you have that right, but missed the point of what his message was about.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
4
Published

(72452035)

EtcetEraThread The banality of blackness
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Anti-Black Racism
A few months ago I made a thread. For whatever reason, it was closed. These feelings have not gone away. Full disclosure it has nothing to do with social media. It's about art, specifically black art. I used to think that the reason we don't see black artists that speak on things is because we just aren't afforded the opportunity. Increasingly, however, I'm starting to think it's because many black creators put themselves in boxes and only speak on blackness. I live in NYC and am an artist. I am being mentored by a renown black artist. He is schooling me in the biz. I have began to build a professional and creative network and a lot of them are black and their work is almost always, universally, typified by their blackness. It's so banal and ubiquitous here that it feels like a giant fucking grift, where talent isn't rewarded so much as being black is. A lot of the work in my network is really sub standard. Like one collective in the local area that has been making rounds talks almost nothing of social issues. Their main thing is blackness. Here in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Museum is opening an exhibit to show Obama's Presidential portrait. How is this group going to commemorate it? By making portraits of people surrounded by trees to mimic the overall aesthetic of Obama's portrait. That's it. Using one persons art as a basis to make money. This is just one spurious example. I notice people of races don't do this shit and if they do they are smart to not make it the totality of their artistic identity. They realize that there's wisdom in having an oeuvre that works for people of different backgrounds. So much black art boils down to "Hey, I'm black." It's so fucking boring. The worst part is how black artists are cajoled into this corral of creative stagnancy. I fear that if my career goals line up, I'll still be forced by my bosses to only make pictures pertaining to blackness. What about the recent Afghan situation? What about the War on Terror? What about the ripple effects that has on views on military? Or Islam/Muslims? I'm really interested in the sociology of what makes us human and the webs that we are connected to, and too often it feels like this is an attitude only afforded by non-black artists. Take a look at a lot of black art and it often feels copied and pasted. I'm again, convinced it's a grift for many. I go to exhibit after exhibit and it's almost always the same. Meanwhile the non-black people get to tell cool, diverse stories and they're not obsessed with their identities even if they're people of color. This doesn't mean they have no pride of where they come from, but they seem just as interested in telling stories about people who like them as much as they are interested in telling stories about people that are. It's getting hard to hold back my tongue and just flat out say,"your work sucks and your blackness is the only reason you're here. Please tell us something about you besides your blackness." You can see this is dynamic in the pop culture. Like how they replace characters that are historically white with a black version of that character rather than making a unique black character. It's as if black art is constrained to a specific plane and if you go outside of it you're going to get tomatoed. I'm not saying speaking truth to power and articulating your blackness has no value. But creatively, is that all there is? So your answer to white people making art that features only white people is to make art that only features black people? And you live in New York City? How could you, reliably, critique white peoples pastiche that limits this world to a select race if you're doing the same? I'm really, really scared I'll make my career goals of working for the New York Times or AP or something, and they only give me black stories where I'm just pigeon holed. To counter this, I've started to distance myself almost entirely with the movement and black art. I'm in the process of making my own collective and unlike other collectives ran by black people I've decided to make it non-black. The first guy I recruited, my co-partner, is a straight white man. The goal of the collective is find diverse voices where we can tell stories visually in a high level manner. I'm really trying to build a group of people from diverse backgrounds: black, brown, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, Latino, Arab, LGBTQ, Native;etc. even white as long as they have something to say and don't reduce their messages to just identity politics. I told someone I know about joining my collective. He's a black man. He told me no because he wants to focus only black issues. It's always like this. It's as if that's all they have to say. The worst part of black arts limited dynamics is that it teaches white people that black people are just victims. More than that, it teaches black kids that blackness is a fashion statement. In the end, we all lose. Here's a picture to close this out.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74737632)

EtcetEraThread Chinese government has removed "Respect and protect the right of ethnic minority children to receive education in their own language" from its policy
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Concern Trolling; Inflammatory Commentary; Attempted Thread Derail; Prior Bans for Similar
China is smart. Once they take Taiwan have fun trying to buy graphics card. The US won't be going to war with the world's largest army and navy and soon to be air force. Only way we'll be getting graphics cards and rare earth metals is if the US decides to do business in Chinese Digital currency instead of US dollars. Otherwise it’s WW3 over graphics cards
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74735544)

EtcetEraThread Chinese government has removed "Respect and protect the right of ethnic minority children to receive education in their own language" from its policy
Reason User banned (1 week): Whataboutism
Something a lot of Americans are ignorant about is the dialectic, just adopting the will of the American empire without an ounce of self reflection, just slop it up and propagate the empire's rhetoric against a powerful country that is diametrically opposed to western hegemony. I mean, it's either that or one way or another, either intentionally or otherwise you support and like American/western hegemony and are willing to dismiss the very real fact that America is without question the biggest threat to peace around the world. I believe that the Ughyur people are being oppressed in China. I think it's terrible, I also think the evidence supports that it doesn't remotely hold a candle to what's happening in Gaza or what America did to Iraq, and you're probably going to have a very difficult time proving otherwise. So if you live in the imperial core and you're spending all your time worrying about what China is doing to Muslim people while spending very little time worrying about what your own country or the country that your country is allied with is doing, which also happens to be worse, maybe reflect on that or just continue to be a liberal and be anathema to me.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74659299)

EtcetEraThread Chinese government has removed "Respect and protect the right of ethnic minority children to receive education in their own language" from its policy
Reason User banned (1 week): Whataboutism
I seriously cannot believe you just Shen Yun'd me.Yes. Chinese people aren't naturally saints, and it is ridiculous to pretend that their ancient cultural solidarity is being repressed by the CPC. Let's set aside the simple fact that oppression of ethnic minorities is common in all cultures (American indians, inuits, ainu, sami, jews and so on), China literally fought a civil war in living memory! You brought up "5000 years" did you forgot how many of those years were spent killing each other? Spoiler, roughly 4000 of them. You make the common mistake of thinking "agency" is universally good. I'm telling you now that it is not. Agency is a double edged sword. When a Taliban extremist beheads a woman, that is Arab agency. When Bolsonaro's government razes the Amazon, that is Brazilian agency. When Hindutvas repress subcontinent Muslims, that is Indian agency. Human agency carries the potential to deny others their individual agency, always have. There has not been a single moment in human history where this was not true. What people here really want is not agency. What they want is "you're free to do whatever you want, provided it is from the choices I outlined for you". That is not "agency". We have a bunch of words for that, though. Paternalism, elitism, enlightened despotism, white savior, etc. Take your pick, but if you're going to use "agency" you should have the honesty to recognize the implicit downside. Caveat emptor: I am Chinese and have lived in China a few years; there are good sides and bad sides to the people, the culture, and the government. The last time I visited was 2017. It is possible China has degenerated to 1984 in the last 4 years, but I doubt it, as I still regularly send my relatives holiday greetings. Mostly, they are just worried about COVID. If they care about the Uyghur situation, they never brought it up to me. CPC repression? Possible, but seeing enlightened liberals shrug at the border crisis instead of literally storming the chain link fences, why should I hold my relatives to a higher standard than my so-called "countrymen"? No one cares, no one actually cares enough to do anything. Posting "how awful" on the internet is worthless. Put up or shut up. Let me repeat, if an American is posting here about "tankies" covering up Uyghur repression instead of plotting to storm the border to free the "kids in cages", their opinion is worth less than shit to me. It is actually more vile than just not posting at all, because people using ethcs as a conversational cudgel without backing it up with praxis just degrades both ethics and praxis.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74685879)

EtcetEraThread What are some things that today's kids will never get to experience?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Misogynistic Commentary
Having to configure your sound card while installing PC games. Having a huge issue in gameplay be unfixable due to lack of patching Having to pull out a fold out map to figure out where you're supposed to go. Hope you know where you are. And how to properly fold it back up again. Girls mostly only hoping to become a housewife. They could get a job as a secretary or a phone switchboard operator. Maybe some other jobs. Having to do a report or something only to find that the encyclopedia doesn't cover it because it's outdated.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74739588)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissing Concerns Around Transphobia
I’ll just say if you haven’t watched the special, and you are commenting in this thread you are in way driving home one of his points. I don’t agree with him, but like any piece of art. It isn’t there to be neutral.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74740182)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Admin Review): Downplaying Transphobia; Prior Severe Infractions Involving Prejudice
I’m one of the people in that thread that can’t wait. I can still enjoy the rest of the show and find this one segment of it highly disrespectful and shake my head at it like “wtf are you doing?” He does self inflicted wounds but at the same time I’m not sure if he just doesn’t give a fuck or just doesn’t know what he is saying.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(74734227)

EtcetEraThread Dave Chappelle announces he's a TERF
Reason User Banned (2 Months): Harmful Commentary Around Non-Binary; Prior Ban for Dismissing Concerns Around Transphobia
At least he's upfront and honest about it but what a view. Hard disagree from me, if someone has gone through the sex change process, I mean yeah it might not be the same but that shouldn't mean they can't be recognised as the opposite gender. I personally only get confused when people claim they are neither male or female, which is a whole different thing entriely. Like, how can you claim to not be either? Does he actually mention mention DaBaby when talking about punching down on his people? That would be ultra-yikes, Kevin Hart I could sort of understand but there was no excusing DaBaby at all.
Vote Button
Score
0.02
Total
0
Published

(53157064)

EtcetEraThread Letitia Wright (Shuri) links to anti-vax video on Twitter [UPDATE: She has deleted her Twitter account]
Reason User Warned: Trolling over a Series of Posts
So what if we stopped caring what they think? Stop watching the movies they make. If Disney was like hey new rule in your contracts can't tweet without us giving the green light will that make you feel better? Also Disney is a shit company so let's just boycott them too.