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Codex has gotten too edgy and has declined considerably

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by <3sRichardSimmons, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    This is anecdotal, but as someone who has lurked the Codex since roughly 2007, I would say that there was a marked influx of shitposters right around 2014. Codex was always "edgy" and in your face, but it became much more characterized by political and chauvinist posters roughly around that time. Most of them tend to stay out of the Adventure sub-forum (or GRPG for that matter), but there are still a few posters here that are more interested in posting their inane culture wars bullshit than they are in discussing adventure games. I don't know why said influx occurred, but I think it's disingenuous to say the Codex of 2021 isn't any less of a shithole than the Codex of 2010; the Codex has declined considerably.

    EDIT: This post (although one I still agree with and believe to be true) has been taken out of context. It was originally posted in a different thread as a response to why some devs no longer post on the Codex. Someone decided it needed to be split off into its own thread. I guess they felt the shit soup was getting a little stagnant and needed a good stir.
     
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  2. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    To be honest, negativity wears you over time, and the Codex is otherwise incredibly tempting.

    To take a basic example, knowing the negativity, I still made Let's Play here because there is the best interaction with Let's Player I ever found, but at some point I realized I did not want to create more "content" where antisemitism and racism is so "cool" that it is in display 50% of the time in the shoutbox ; and I feel like it keeps getting worse. I still comment from time to time, but won't write reviews or AAR or anything.

    I suspect Dave felt the same way, an incredibly tempting forum where you try to put the negativity and edginess and racism aside for a while, until you can't because come on, that's too much of it.

    He is still reading us though.
     
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  3. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    so people shitposting in the shoutbox which is well away from any subforum and which can be safely ignored made you drop making let's plays where hardly anyone made any muh racist comments because reasons
     
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  4. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    Well, maybe I should participate in this Blood Bowl Tournament and write reports of my matches and...

    [​IMG]

    ... OOOOHHH the first 8 words of the 14 words. Nice. Maybe I won't participate in this tournament after all, I will just join the next one of the OT Paradox Forum.

    Joke aside, the shoutbox is the most evident place, but honestly all subforums are contaminated : the Playground a bit less than the others certainly, but the RPGcodex is a block.

    If you are a developer, you most probably don't want to be associated to the Codex at this point, it is as simple as that. And I plan to do my own thing eventually.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    codex should just use a script to censor all racism to anti-white racism therefore it will be acceptable by the video game industry
     
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  6. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    Removing the clique that raves endlessly about the "kikes" and the "niggers", among whom only one member meaningfully contributes about games (and tbh does good let's play), would go a long way to make the site more palatable to the video game industry.
     
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  7. gabel Learned

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    Holy shit, yeah, turn Codex into another sanitised, worthless SJW echo chamber. Why don't you leave for one of the dozens of censored forums or other places out there instead?
    Besides, there is already too much sucking off developers going on here. If grown men are unable to ignore one or two dissenting, childish or politically incorrect shitposts per page, they are the problem, not the shitposting "clique".
     
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  8. V_K Arcane

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    ...and the point just proves itself.
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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    I dunno, I definitely started feeling more bothered by, let's say diplomatically, political sentiments in gaming-related discussions over the past couple of years. It's more so GRPG than Adventure subforum, but there's been an increase in edginess here too.
     
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  10. Trans-Financial-Man Prophet

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    Shut up and leave you spineless wretch.
     
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  11. gabel Learned

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    Maybe if devs stopped putting politics in all games, people wouldn't be so allergic to it?
    But you retards probably don't even notice anymore that there are faggots, trannies and niggers in every single game nowadays.
     
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  12. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    There are black people in my game ! That's politics ! How dare they !

    OK loser.
     
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  13. gabel Learned

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    Yep, You are retarded.

    The overrepresentation is the problem. And the fact that leftist scum like you want them in games where they don't belong, like certain historical settings for example. Have you noticed how every Hollywood flick or AAA title has a black guy, some Asian, and a white guy or something nowadays? The casts of all these shit movies and games look the same. How is that diverse? How does every single setting need gay people?

    We can also return to the industry there for a second. Notice how no complete games get released anymore? It's all early access or release with a million bugs, thousands of DLCs, lootboxes, abos and the games keep getting worse. And the people who are defending all this shit in the industry are a majority on the Codex as well. Yet you want to sanitise the one place that still allows critique of these practices.

    But keep pretending there's no problem. Dishonest pleb.
     
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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    lol bullshit, you realize old threads didn't magically disappear and we can still go back and read them to realize the overall tone of the site has remain unchanged, right?
    stop trying to rewrite history
     
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  15. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    omg codex has changed so much!

    codex:
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. WallaceChambers Learned

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    Haven't been posting here for very long and can't anything regarding the site's history. But I will say that there's a difference between pure shock value edge-posting and legitimate expressions of alt-right/ethno nationalist sentiment.

    The former wouldn't turn me off from a community but the latter would. Looking at that screenshot, without further context, it's impossible to tell which it is.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    :hmmm:
     
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  18. V_K Arcane

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    "An increase" in something doesn't mean that it wasn't there before, but that it grew. And yes, I agree with WallaceChambers that there's a difference between pure edgelording and earnest political sentiment - and my impression is that there's been a shift in that direction as well. You simply might not notice that because none of it bothers you in the first place.
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    use the ignore feature, dipshit
     
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  20. V_K Arcane

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    Nice attempt to move the goalposts, but the point is how much of political shitposting is actually happening in gaming threads - not how much of it I see. I do actually add people to my ignore list quite liberally - and am very tempted to add one more at the moment - yet even with that active I'm seeing an increase in bothersome content.
    Another problem with ignore feature is that it doesn't stop other people from engaging with the ones you ignore, so sometimes you have to used the "show ignored content" option just to make sense of what happens in the thread.
     
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  21. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    please do add me to your ignore list you whiny retard
    an even better idea is that you should go use resetera
     
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  22. V_K Arcane

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    I'm sorry I hurt your feelings.
    But that's just another problem with right-wing snowflakes - you're just too emotional. Hard to have a proper discussion of anything when the other side just throws a tantrum at every hint of disagreement.
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    "all I want to do is censor things, why are you getting upset?!"
     
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  24. V_K Arcane

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    And that's another problem with right-wing snowflakes - total lack of reading comprehension. Not surprising one bit though.
     
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  25. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    "y-y-you're just a snowflake!"
    absolutely seething
     
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