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EtcetEraThread Invincible - Season 1 | Fridays on Prime Video (Use spoiler tags for all comic spoilers and speculation)
Red Text All, as this is a thread for the series on Amazon, please please please tag your spoilers for any book-related material. Some of you are doing this, but I wanted to put this out there that everyone should do so.


GamingThread Hogwarts Legacy senior producer Troy Leavitt, a game dev who used to make anti-feminist and pro gamer-gate videos (staff post added)(Up: Resigns)
Red Text So this is a uniquely awful situation where both the creator of the IP and a senior producer on the game have unrepentant bigoted views.


EtcetEraThread ResetEra Moderation Staff is Fucking Up Beyond Belief on LGBT+ Issues
Red Text For the good of the community, we are commuting Ketkat's ban to time served. After speaking at length with Ketkat, we recognize that the breach of privacy was the crux of the problem and that it was a mistake to reference the personal relationship in the initial banner.


EtcetEraThread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
Red Text For the good of the community, we are commuting Ketkat's ban to time served. After speaking at length with Ketkat, we recognize that the breach of privacy was the crux of the problem and that it was a mistake to reference the personal relationship in the initial banner.
(Posted in the wrong thread before, my bad).


EtcetEraThread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
Red Text The situation is being discussed, but most of the people we need to talk with have gone to bed. Obviously, we're not okay with the status quo. We'll need to take tomorrow to figure out where any of us go from here.


GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT7| - nm
Red Text Just a quick reminder. We do take people posting fake “insider info” seriously, and this includes things like using coded messages to hint at said info. Having fun and joking around about rumors and the like is fine, but if you’re going to do something silly you need to make it clear to everyone that it’s done in jest. A short disclaimer in spoiler tags is fine.


GamingThread PC Gaming Era | April 2019 - Goodbye, Uzzy is your new King
Red Text From day one our mission has been to keep as much of this site and community together as possible. After reviewing recent events and everything leading up to them, we concede with broken hearts that at least in part we have failed.


EtcetEraThread Candace Owens gets shown her own Hitler speech at White Nationalism hearing
Red Text Drop the cross forum drama and get back to the topic, please.
(Forgot to highlight it, oops)


EtcetEraThread Major active shooting going on in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 49 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)
Red Text Let's keep the 8ch posts out of the thread, ok? Clearly they are related to this, but we don't need to be posting things from there.


GamingThread Should DMC5 remove its perceived tribute to Michael Jackson?
Red Text This topic is especially hard to adjudicate given the long and tortured history of the cases, the outcome of previous trials, and the fact that Michael Jackson is deceased. That said, we've been actioning members who attacked the accusers as liars etc. A number of posts are still being reviewed to ensure consistency.


EtcetEraThread Leaving Neverland, HBO documentary on Michael Jackson's alleged child sexual assaults, review thread: Currently 94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Red Text This topic is especially hard to adjudicate given the long and tortured history of the cases, the outcome of previous trials, and the fact that Michael Jackson is deceased. That said, we've been actioning members who attacked the accusers as liars etc. A number of posts are still being reviewed to ensure consistency.


GamingThread How can THQ Nordic be held accountable for the 8chan AMA? (READ OP)
Red Text Thread rebooted. What should have been a discussion about how to hold THQ Nordic accountable for its actions instead, by the inclusion of a binary poll, devolved into infighting and recriminations. There is generally broad agreement that the people involved should lose their positions. Total boycotts are not necessarily the only way to express disgust with a company.
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EtcetEraThread Fragile manbabies start review bombing Captain Marvel
Red Text We don't need cross-forum drama taking over this thread. Please get back on topic. Thanks.


EtcetEraThread Congresswoman Omar ignites new anti-Semitism controversy with comments on AIPAC
Red Text Disagreeing with an act of moderation does not give you a license to attack staff or insult individual moderators. Furthermore, as the banner stated, the user in question had multiple prior infractions related to hostility. If you have an issue with a moderation decision, contact one of the Mod Captains (B-Dubs, Hecht, or Mist). If the thread continues to derail, it may be locked, and posts will be moderated.


GamingThread Nintendo-First Party Thread |OT2| New Year. New Mii.
Red Text So we're not just filling up this thread with whether or not a Direct is happening - let's keep all the Direct-related speculation in the community thread. This thread should be for people to talk about actual substantive topics regarding Nintendo first-party output. If and when a Direct is announced, a thread can be made to discuss it.


GamingThread [Kotaku] Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absurd'
Red Text Stop with the derails by attacking each other. Either discuss the topic at hand or leave the thread.


GamingThread MrDeadMoth, Twitch Streamer Who Beat His Wife On Stream, Not Yet Banned By Twitch
Red Text If you think someone is an alt, report it. Otherwise, stop this nonsense. Plenty of users on the site do not post frequently.


EtcetEraThread Major iOS12 data vulnerability found
Red Text Let's knock it off with attacking the OP's history and focus on the thread itself. If there's a position presented that you want to discuss/argue over, then fine, but stop with the derails. If you believe anything to be platform warring you are more than welcome to report it and we can take a look.


EtcetEra HangoutsThread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Red Text Review complete, thread reopened. This was a small handful of posters making trouble and it has been dealt with. Let us proceed in an orderly fashion please.


EtcetEra HangoutsThread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Red Text What the hell guys. A poster with 11 infractions gets a duration pending ban (has not even been permed), and suddenly some individuals take it upon themselves to start a riot and post links to actual hate sites? To those of you responsible: This is why we can't have nice things. This is entirely unacceptable. We've made a point of moderating this thread loosely, including allowing a ton of "banter" which would not fly on any other part of the site. It's a damn shame that a few of you are bent on ruining it. To those of you who had nothing to do with this, we apologize for the disruption and inconvenience while we clean up.


EtcetEraThread Today (Nov 19th) is International Men's Day (Read OP)
Red Text This is a thread for awareness regarding things like mental/physical health issues, fear of being vulnerable, restrictive gender roles, and how these constructs perpetuate toxic masculinity. There is meaningful discussion to be had here so please do not post just to be dismissive.


EtcetEraThread THR: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's Home Targeted By Anti-Fascist Protesters
Red Text All right, I think this thread has gone on long enough. Gonna lock it and do a run through to see if anyone is seriously advocating for violence in this thread, however.


GamingThread DQ creator Yuji Horii divorces wife, $10m settlement, marries DQIX staff member in '20 year affair'
Red Text Updated the title so it doesn't seem like Horii was marrying hundreds of people


GamingThread Latest person to be fooled by Elon Musk's supposed affability and "nerd-cred": Geoff Keighly.
Red Text This doesn't seem to be a serious invitation, and casual tweets generally aren't threadworthy. If something real comes out of this a thread would be warranted at that time.


EtcetEraThread Final Senate Vote on Judge Kavanaugh Underway (Saturday 3:30PM EST) [Update: Confirmed] (Read OP)
Red Text We understand tensions are running high, but remember to avoid antagonizing other members, hostile generalizations and calls for violence, and to avoid re-litigating the 2016 primary. Thank you.


EtcetEraThread Bigotry and denialism in ResetERA
Red Text If you have any questions regarding a moderation action, or lack thereof, feel free to message me directly with links and I will look into it personally. It’s possible some cases slip through the cracks, but to be clear it is our policy to action harshly bigotry of all kinds. It is also our policy to issue permanent bans for any actual doxing attempt, regardless of the target.


GamingThread Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age |OT| Classic Combat Camera is Crucial
Red Text All, please be careful with spoilers. While this game can be difficult to exactly describe where you are in the story without giving things away, please try to take care when posting your progress or answering others' questions. Here's an example of a bad spoiler.Here's a better one:This goes for other games as well. If someone asks a question, don't respond with "No that doesn't happen in DQXI, but in DQIV did you know that the bad guy is really your mother omg!?" or even for things happening later in DQXI: Don't respond with "No, but later in the game you get a mecha-spaceship that shoots rhinoceroses at enemies!" This has been a great thread for the most part, please try and be considerate of your fellow players. Thanks.
...I don't know why the spacing is so weird in this post.


GamingThread Fired IGN Nintendo editor responds to plagiarism accusation
Red Text We aren’t interested in providing any sort of exposure for Moriarty, positive or negative - so please get the thread back on track to the original topic. Thanks.


GamingThread EmuParadise no longer providing ROM download links
Red Text I think there's a perfectly good argument discussion emulation and preservation and what goes on with that, but across this thread we do see multiple examples of people openly advocating or admitting to piracy, which is against our FAQ.


EtcetEraThread It's Becoming Increasingly Clear that DC/WB Have No Idea What They're Doing With Their Movies
Red Text Let's not derail this thread with more James Gunn discussion - if you want to discuss that, feel free to go here:


EtcetEraThread Why was the feedback thread erased from existence?
Red Text The intent of the feedback thread was to only have it open/visible for the weekend, at which point we'd take the information provided and use it to update our policies going forward. The thread isn't erased, we still have it in our moderation forum so we can analyze the feedback and adjust our practices going forward. We're working on a way to communicate the answers provided in thread in a digestible format in the near future.


EtcetEraThread Calls for boycott as racist Trevor Noah clip resurfaces
Red Text While I know in recent days there have been many stories regarding the alt-right making accusations, digging up dirt, etc., on famous people in order to get them fired, each story needs to be looked at separately. In Trevor Noah's case, the initial accusation was brought up by Aboriginal Australians who felt genuine offense at his "joke," and while it's true that members of the alt-right have been more than happy to jump on the train, that doesn't diminish the original concerns and offense by the Aboriginal Australians. Try not to conflate those two parties when looking at this situation.
We're not ignoring the thread, but there's still a discussion to be had (again, while I know the source of the original accusations, it has been latched onto by unsavory types, so they're sadly part of the conversation). People get things wrong, and honestly with a lot of the recent news lately, I can at least sorta "understand" why people are making that assumption. That doesn't mean it's correct. At this point I'm hoping people learn from their knee-jerk mistake and course-correct before we jump to any major action. That said, I suppose I can add to this (and the OP) to clear it up:


GamingThread Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama isn't happy just being a war crime denier, is anti-LGBT too!
Red Text Let's cool it with the death wishes, all right? I mean, yes there's a slight difference between "I hope he gets murdered on the way home" and "I hope he dies of old age, in his bed, surrounded by his loved ones," but let's just...not.


GamingThread Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama isn't happy just being a war crime denier, is anti-LGBT too!
Red Text You know you can just report something if you think it's violating a rule we have here instead of posting "Yikes" repeatedly.


EtcetEraThread Debate Thread: USA Gun Control
Red Text I think in general this topic hasn't been, but I think we should lay some ground rules here.To the left:- The idea that guns being banned any time in the foreseeable future in America is laughable, at best. It's not that it may or may not be a good idea, it's that gun ownership is ingrained in the very fabric of the country and would need the equivalent of an act of god to change. Like it or not, it's a right enshrined in the Constitution. Want to debate background checks or other facets of restricting gun ownership to specific individuals? Go ahead. If you want to debate whether it be a right or not, go ahead, but temper your expectations with the reality that .To the right:- I think we need to cool it with the doomsday scenarios. Yes, there was a Civil War ~150 years ago, and apart from a few loonies on either side of the spectrum, no one WANTS to go that route again. The President may be Commander-in-Chief, but he does not have unilateral authority to suddenly declare war on half of the populace. The legislature, the states, and even members in his own chain of command do not have to follow such an order. You can claim that gun ownership is part of the desire to defy a tyrannical government, but assuming that's the immediate-future outcome of all this is ridiculously out there. The argument "better to have one and never need than to not have one and need it" is tired and while it sounds pithy, is just a platitude. I'm seeing a lot of rote talking points from the opposite ends of the POV here, and I think this discussion could do with more thoughtful discussion and less sensationalism. Less arguing the extremes, more on measured responses.Disclaimer: I'm a veteran with an expert marksman badge, have hunted in the past, do not own a gun at present, but am not opposed to the idea.


EtcetEraThread Israel parliament passes bill into law defining the country as an exclusively Jewish state
Red Text The OP has requested that his thread be locked. If another poster wishes to make another thread, they may.


EtcetEraThread NYT: Trump was shown highly classified intel that proves Putin personally ordered attack on the US
Red Text If someone comes in the thread, have the discussion then. No need to @ them.


EtcetEraThread London murder rate overtakes New York for first time ever after spate of fatal stabbings/shootings
Red Text Everyone, cool it with the personal attacks. If you can't have a debate regarding crime in Croydon without doing so, then you're more than welcome to just not post.


EtcetEraThread Rod Rosenstein Announces 12 More Russians Indicted for hacking Democrats
Red Text Ok, let me explain how this works. We don’t moderate the entire Internet, and we don’t want to. If you see something out of whack on ResetEra, report it and we will look into it. The reason Jackpot was banned is that we don’t want members to go all “Internet Detective” on other users. We’ve already had instances of people misrepresenting themselves on this site, to the point where it is not always completely obvious that Member X is the same Member X as before. I understand that you might be “sure” that a member might be the same one, and, while you probably are correct, we do not want to make this a habit. See here:


EtcetEraThread FireFox Quantum |OT| - Ground up redesign with new speed engine, UI, & extensions
Red Text As any of us have seen, sometimes software behaves in unexpected ways. I'm not saying he is right or wrong, but it sounds like he has a particular issue. Either help with the issue or don't, but just repeating yourself if he isn't seeing what you're seeing doesn't help the conversation. On your end, just calm down. Insulting others isn't gonna get you any closer to a fix.


GamingThread Why women criticise sexualised character designs (READ OP)
Red Text Let's cool it with the tone policing. If you have a problem with a user, provide an actionable report - but don't keep harping on it in the thread and derailing