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EtcetEraThread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week) ignoring staff post, posting poorly sourced material
Just had this video shared with me by a friend in Cambodia, showing how the police are enforcing a lockdown there


EtcetEraThread A immigration officer processed deportations for 20 years. Now he fears his own, after his Mexican birth certificate was unearthed.
Reason User Banned (5 days): Inflammatory comment and prior infractions
"I was just following orders" says the Auschwitz guard.


EtcetEraThread Reverse information on “ They Didn’t Have Children and, Most Said, They Don’t Have Regrets”
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory commentary
Obviously it's exaggerated to a violent degree there, but yeah I think if someone has kids they should probably be vegan + give up flights, or admit that they don't care about the environment or the future of the human race.


GamingThread Blizzard Releases Statement, Reduces Blitzchung And Casters' Suspension To Six Months And Restores Blitzchung's Prize Money
Reason User Banned (3 days): trolling, whataboutism
Hey did you ever hear the story of the American Prison Industrial Complex?


GamingThread Ooblets dev received thousands of "hateful, threatening messages" over Epic exclusivity
Reason User banned (1 week): Holding developers responsible for receiving threats
There's no way to make this kind of announcement without pissing off some people. But there are some ways to make this kind of announcement without trying to piss off as many people as possible.


GamingThread Tetris Effect coming to PC on July 23rd (4K, Rift/Vive VR support) - exclusive to Epic Games Store (see staff post)
Reason User banned (3 days): Trolling, excusing piracy.
Loads of people in the comments of the announcement saying that they'll pirate it instead of buying it on EGS. I don't think people should pirate, but at least in cases where they're pirating games that have gone EGS exclusive, the developer is still getting paid. Kinda minimises the worst element of piracy. Not advocating for piracy, I think it would be better if people just waited and bought it when it did hit their store of choice, but I do subscribe to the idea that piracy is a consequence of poor customer service more than anything else. The best way to minimise piracy is to have a customer-centric approach, and I do not think Epic are doing so, and thus an increase in piracy rates is a predictable and inevitable consequence of games going exclusive to EGS.


EtcetEraThread European Court of Human Rights rules that calling Muhammad a pedophile isn't under freedom of speech
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Giving credence to historical revisionism and antisemitic rhetoric
It's actually pretty similar in Europe for Holocaust deniers. I don't for a second support the ideas broadly presented by Holocaust deniers (ie "it never happened" or "there's a big conspiracy about it"), but my understanding is that good faith academic research that concludes the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust is somewhat lower than the generally accepted numbers could be considered a criminal act. These laws are intended to target bad faith/racist Holocaust deniers, however I also think it's important for historians to rexamine any/all historical events, and they should face academic scrutiny, not legal scrutiny.


GamingThread Shu Yoshida: "PlayStation 4 is doing so well - we don't forget why we're here now"
Reason User Warned: Off-topic drive-by post.
"For the players" "What about the players that want cross play?" "No not those players, the other ones".