GamingThreadPSA Thread of "Add this game to your account now and keep it forever"
ReasonUser banned (1 month): Hostility. Backseat moderation. Multiple prior bans for the same behavior.
Oh my fucking god. You guys really don't realize how your inane, unbearable, endless sarcastic metacommentary (after I explicitly asked you all to knock it off like three times or more, even) is fucking up this thread so much more than a couple "thank you" are in the other thread?
This thread is indeed ruined and will continue to be ruined until you about how very ruined it is. There's literally no end to this ungrateful, entitled whining, no matter what solution the rest of us try to come up that works for the most people. I'm giving this a day or two to settle, and if you all keep this up, I'm asking a mod to lock both threads and let any of you geniuses sort it all out. I'm done with this monumental bullshit.
GamingThreadNew U.S. Antitrust Bill Would Require Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Sideloading
ReasonUser banned (2 weeks): Mod-whining and misrepresenting moderation, hostility, cross-thread drama and thread derailment over multiple posts. History of infractions for hostility.
This forum's mods are ridiculously, and I mean , pro-Steam, in ways that completely lopside the moderation in any thread that even remotely includes Steam. There was some user claiming that devs are fine with the Steam cut; then, when proven wrong through a poll stating the opposite, said (and I quote) . This sort of dev-bashing would be an easy ban in literally any other context; but because it's in support of Steam, the post didn't even get a . Dev voices and opinions calling out for a reduction of Steam's cut or criticising Steam in any way are consistently and systematically ridiculed and insulted (even though many of the most prominent pro-developer figures in the industry, like Rami Ismail, constantly raise it). "If you don't like Steam, sell it on your website" is a recurrent cop-out that rarely gets called out, let alone moderated.
Frankly PC-moderating mods need to take a long, hard look at their pro-Steam bias and realize they're engaging in platform wars that are explicitly against the TOS, except they of course wield a disproportionate amount of power that empowers aggressive pro-Steam users to get exemptions from the TOS, while intimidating people with any criticism of Steam (or straight up ), making any semblance of "civil discourse" impossible, let alone "triumphant". There can't be any discourse when the rules clearly only apply to one side.
EtcetEraThreadWhen Were You Radicalized? | Renegade Cut
ReasonUser Thread Banned (1 Week): Hostility
Thank you, will watch later. I would also like to know if the other people I replied to also agree with the vision of anarchy you posted. Then don't. I have no more interest in discussing ideas with people that feel insulted when they are challenged, than I have to discuss religion. Literally added nothing to the discussion, so thank you, next.
GamingThreadBlizzcon 2019 |OT| Seize the means of hype (READ STAFF POST)
ReasonUser banned (1 week): ignoring staff post, backseat moderation, trolling
Unfortunately, on the matter of shits given, and in the same way some seemly give none about corporations appeasing totalitarian governments, I do not give any about their inalienable right to a thread of ideologically pure posts coming only from those that they, personally, deem to be true, worthy fans.
For that matter, and probably more relevantly, , so you should probably steel your poor heart against the mind-searing horrors of random people criticising your favorite megacorporation in an internet forum. You have my moral support in these trying times, but I'm confident you will somehow survive such a harrowing gauntlet.
GamingThreadShawn Layden blames publishers and developers for lack of PlayStation crossplay (Up: Wargroove dev Chucklefish responds in thread - "We were told no")
ReasonUser Warned: Inappropriate analogy
Or, you know, leave the thread since you're the one that doesn't care. Believing a studio when it has no reason whatsoever to lie (and can face serious repercussions if they do) is not the same as believing a corporation when it has every reason to lie. Also known as the reason normal people don't say "she's probably lying" to abuse victims. If you don't care, the fuck are you doing here? Terms like "bitching" and "if they give a shit" prove without a shadow of a doubt who precisely do you care for. What are you exactly asking for here, screenshots of the actual correspondence between the studios and Sony? So convenient that you won't be swayed by anything short of confidentiality-breaching.
GamingThreadJIMQUISITION: Nintendo, The Industry, And The Attack On Emulators (Bonus: We Happy Few)
ReasonUser Warned: Hostility
I love it that he's so used to using funny voices when reading other people's statements aloud that he does it for both Nintendo and Emuparadise.
Re: depressed people who need medication, I'm 200% with him, fuck people who stigmatize others for that. Fuck them to hell, as if there wasn't enough stigmatization already. I won't wish unmedicated clinical depression on them, though, because nobody should have to go through that.
OK, so what "happy pill popping culture" then? Antidepressants aren't something you can just munch occassionally when you're feeling down. For one they typically don't have any effect until after two weeks of taking them. For another the side effects are so shitty (I hope you like sleeping) it would not be worth it at all.
The fact that Inside Out doesn't in any way, shape or form feature antidepressants or any other drug should be an answer far beyond what this disingenuous question merits. If you think they are the same, you never suffered depression, so count your blessings and stop spouting ignorant nonsense. Antidepressants treat one of the two; take a wild guess which one is it.