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Codex has gotten too edgy and has declined considerably

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

  1. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Define moderate. Pretty much every "moderate" forum or community ended up becoming a woke hellhole. Places like Reddit and even RPG.net were relatively "moderate" 10 years ago.

    Strictly controlling discourse is always a slippery slope. It might be initially fine, but eventually someone says that X view is not welcome anymore, then Y is no longer welcome either. Eventually you just end up with a sterile boring community, or even worse a woke echo chamber.

    If people have examples of communities where this hasn't happened, feel free to prove me wrong.
     
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  2. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    *welcoming to moderate views*

    You must live in a entire different reality than me buddy, because that certainly doesn’t describe the internet.

    In fact the codex is one of the last places you actually can post moderate views without being dogpiled on.

    I’ve been banned from multiple forums for simply questioning. Not for stating anything extreme, not for being agressive, but for having the simple audacity to look at certain topics in a nuanced manner that were labeled black and white.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    moderate views = you think it's ok for convicted pedophiles in drag to read books to children
     
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  4. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Good example was a gaming/piracy forum I used to post on. Back in 2014 they allowed full discussion of gamergate, and most of the posters were generally fairly anti-woke.

    Slowly certain members started demanding "stricter" moderation, and many of whom eventually ended up moderators themselves. Political discussion got banned, though funnily enough only if it wasn't left leaning. Occasionally a token woke/SJW post would get shitcanned to make things look "fair". Eventually regulars/veterans were getting banned all over the shop.

    This place was already way stricter than the Codex as well, and was pretty zero tolerance on outright "alt-right" stuff. The forum is pretty much dead these days, most of the regulars and old timers fucked off when the woke regime got their claws in the place.
     
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  5. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    What today's politics are teaching me first hand is that people are very reactionary creatures, desperate for simplistic explanations and worldviews, no matter how idiotic those might be. Swathed in relative comfort of the past 3/4th of a century, the spoiled western generations freak out at the first signs of turbulence (the sjw crap, trannies, whatever), and instead of trying to fix this shit in a positive, productive way, half of them turn to brilliant past shit like tyrants, monarchies, racism, sexism, etc.
     
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  6. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    example of moderate views allowed on major social media platforms & gets you rewarded with a job at NYTimes
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Shackleton Arcane Patron

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    Fucking hell, why do I make a post designed to cause response when I'm on my bloody phone and cba to deal with it's shitty small screen?
     
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  9. Strange Fellow Peculiar Patron Sad Loser

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    And that's really the root of the problem. If people could say nigger wherever they liked, people who have nothing to offer beyond saying nigger wouldn't have to come here to do it. There's not much we can do about that, though, other than hope the internet gets unfucked somehow. Active moderation is just going to cause quality posters to leave.
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    the more people get upset by NIGGER being posted the more other people will post NIGGER because they know it upsets those that are afraid of the word NIGGER
     
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  11. luj1 You're all shills

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    The reason we have decline is not edginess, but lack thereof. Brutal critique is better for everyone in the end. Who gives a shit if that scared the devs away. I'm talking strictly about consumer standards.

    If you are talking about politics, then you must understand that the world declined. Culture declined, art declined, gaming declined. Of course the Codex declined as well. So this topic is virtue signaling at its best.

    Lastly, OP has poor gaming standards himself despite his advanced age, which is an amazing achievement in itself.
     
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  12. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    When I went to the US to visit my girlfriend's family I made the mistake of shouting "NIGGER" in a park and everyone got very upset. I tried to convince them that in Italy we are allowed to say that because there aren't as many blacks as in the US, but they've all been very suspicious of me for the entire trip.
     
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  13. Vlajdermen Arcane

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    >Implying Italians are white
     
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    italy isn't even a real country, it's basically mediterranean belgium
     
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  17. Ravielsk Educated

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    A developer that is scared of by brutal critique is not a developer in the first place. True creatives worth their salt are the most critical of their own work, more than any other and constantly strive to improve it.
    By shutting off all critique or allowing only minor non-critiques you prevent any kind of improvement or growth from occurring. In fact all that invites is stagnation and eventually recession. Which ironically enough describes the current gaming and entertainment landscape perfectly.
    Why hello there Moviebob I did not know you use rpgcodex.
    But yes you are very much correct the people getting anxiety from looking at their faces on zoom calls are the true manifestations of mental strength and healthy social progress. Clearly its those fragile losers offhandedly mocking them on rpg enthusiast forums that are the wimpiest of wimps. On that note where exactly is this rpgcodex monarchist thread I would very much like go and educate those unenlightened swines with facts and logic. *tips fedora*
     
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  19. Ravielsk Educated

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    Isn't one of the words for "black" "negro" in italian?
     
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  20. Corvinus Arcane

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    The one who gets his thirty pieces of silver by posting presskit advertisements here, obviously. He'll also remove critique he doesn't agree with, like for example if you point out that just MAYBE all the girls in the Outer Worlds are a bit on the ugly side. Maybe there's an agenda there?

    What was the russian saying now? "He cries out in pain as he strikes you." How apt. Got to lie a little in every sentence. It would be a funny joke if it wasn't true.
     
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  21. Sweeper Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Said the Dalmatian.
     
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  22. Fluent Learned The Real Fanboy

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    I AM HERE TO RESTORE BALANCE!

    jk. my ego isn't that big anymore. but more importantly, i wanted to say that, while i've only been around since 2013 or so? i've never seen a decline here. i don't visit the non-game areas, never have and never had much of an interest to, so i don't see a lot of nasty stuff that way. but in terms of rpg discussion and purely that, this site is still the best by far that i've seen, and it's greatly enjoyable for an rpg nerd that just wants to see what others think about games. beyond that, i don't mind the more... outrageous, parts of the discussions, either, i find it kinda quaint in a way. deep down and also not so deep u are all lovely people that like the genre, and that's good enough for me. no decline noticed.
     
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  23. luj1 You're all shills

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    No, you are just a moron.

    Today politics found its way into every pore and aspect of society. Including games. If you put politics into games, people are going to talk about it.

    The world has gone to shit and forums are not exempt. The old Codex cannot exist under these circumstances. Just like you can't release Fallout today because you can shoot kids in the back of the head.

    Finally, before you mention 'ye olde Codex' again, remember you are an exposed Obsidian shill and literal decline enabler.
     
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  24. Morpheus Kitami Learned

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    While its easy to miss on the 'dex, just so many places on the wider internet are overrun with SJWs. The kind of places where they'll hunt down and pester non-stop anyone they think is guilty of wrongthink, let alone saying something as horrible as their enemies believe they're the heroes. I've seen people driven off those sites with that exact behavior. And don't think those places have it any better when it comes to badgering game devs, because I've seen Resetera drive off its share of them. Anyone "big" doesn't even bother with sites that aren't in the top 100 sites anymore, anyway. Reddit is usually as obscure as they'll go.
    I don't think the Codex is perfect, but awful people here are usually aware of why they're awful people, even if they never do anything about it. I've never found one of the "good" sites where they even briefly considered that they were the bad guy.
     
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  25. Sweeper Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Aware, yes, but more importantly, proud of the fact that I'm awful.
     
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