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Codex has gotten too edgy and has declined considerably

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

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    such tolerant wow
     
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  2. Zlaja Arcane

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    'Decline of the Codex' is the longest running meme around here. I remember people complaining about the decline of this place 15 fucking years ago. And then new tide of complaints every 1-2 years since. I stopped giving a toss, whether true or not, ages ago. Everything is going to shit, anyway.
     
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  3. Shackleton Arcane Patron

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    Fair point, perhaps 'tolerable' would have been more accurate. I think the following quote sums it all up though:

    I agree with the first part, remain unconvinced on the second. I doubt deleting a few posts here and there that are just people spamming 'nigger' will cause many quality posters to rage eject and head to wherever else they could go.
     
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  4. DarkUnderlord Professional Throne Sitter

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    Because despite popular misconception, it's really hard to get rid of any particular person. First you get the "Free XYZ" campaign, which if you really want to silence means banning more people. This just makes them more determined. Suddenly the queue starts clogging up with new posters who usually play nice until they get passed, at which point it starts again. This makes you hyper vigilant. Somewhere in there you start suspecting everyone of being an alt of someone you banned. So you end up banning innocent people. People who haven't been banned yet rise up against this tyranny of increasing bans and so to gain control and stop the forum melting down into a "Free XYZ" everywhere, you ban more people. Suddenly you find yourself filtering everything trying to keep the bad people away. And your team of moderators are more than happy to ban first and never ask questions. Before long you win, but you've sacrificed so much that you've turned the forum into Resetera. And every post is about trans rights and gay pride. And why? Because someone said "nigger" on an internet forum. And yet you're still left wondering why the fuck people can't just discuss computer games on a computer game forum. But that's just it, it's all political now.

    No, it's not what I'd prefer the Codex to be known for, and yes, some people here are too casually racist even for my liking. But it's a discussion forum. You're here to discuss it. You fucking retards.
     
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  5. Ismaul Citizen First Class #3333 Patron

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    No one's a Nazi here. We're just playing a role.

    And to be frank, this was not a role we chose. It's the label others decided to give us. And like you say, "Unlike most cRPGs, real life does have choices & consequences."
     
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  6. Gregz Arcane

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    We just wanted to play video games

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  7. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Also a slight counter point to the "Only discuss the quality of the game, not politics" line of reasoning that Infinitron and others have posted.

    Could you not argue that these "political discussions" are directly related to the quality of the games? Isn't this virtue signalling significantly impacting the quality of the writing? Isn't this obsession with ugly female characters negatively affecting the art design and aesthetics of a game? The frequent obsession with accessibility the complexity and difficulty of games?

    A lot of subjects and themes are now completely verboten in video games. According to the woke crowd, portrayal = endorsement after all.

    Maybe I'm just a dinosaur, but to me it feels as though the maturity and writing quality of video games has taken a massive leap backwards.
     
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  8. Maxie Arcane

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    You keep people banned for shits and giggles, get a grip
     
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  9. TZ3K Arcane Patron

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    Sounds like whats needed for moderation is not a mod squad with hammers, but a clowning squad ready to drive the worst posters crazy and into leaving on their own accord.
     
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  10. Alphard Savant

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    it was in the past decades since italian derives directly from latin and in latin "nigrum" means "black". As the year passed "negro" was seen progressively more as a derogatory term applied to people and was replaced by the more common form "nero". but the leftoids avoid call black people black even here and call them "persona di colore" (person of color)
     
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  11. Alphard Savant

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    exactly this. If the second most important reason today to release games after profit ( sometimes even the first) is to poison the minds of consumer with leftist propaganda, you cannot expect people not comment on this pillar on wich the game was built.
    But i agree of moving all "controversial" ( aka wrongthink for the left) discussion in GD, thus avoiding the big eye of Sauron noticing us too much and close this place
     
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  12. Falksi Arcane

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    That's a really intelligent and well reasoned post with some good points.

    But to me you ultimately stick by your own kingly comrades, rather than pander to what the masses want. Even if said comrades are dropping the ball.

    I'd sooner be amongst honest , racist mentalists capable of expanding my POV's on things, than have this placed sanitized and lose it's edge.
     
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  13. Diablo1_reborn Busin 0 Wizardry Alternative Neo fanatic Patron

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    It's the internet that declined after everything became too political, and not just the CODEX itself.
     
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  14. gurugeorge Arcane

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    Real Nazis will always respect the division of labour Crispy talked about: the game forums are for discussing games, serious business; the other sub-forums are for shitposting and amusement. This is the way.
     
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  15. Corvinus Arcane

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    This is what is happening and has happened for a long time. Cassidy and Turisas are two examples, but there are more: When there was a vote regarding whether to kick Kalin off the site, there was a mass gimping of Codexers who voted against banning him. Many had zero association, like myself, and just didn't want to see another Codexer kicked at by the moderation team for no reason. The reward for the "wrong" vote was to be branded with 'Kalinist' and a text that said 'I have disgusting opinions' and also removing account privileges as well as confing them to GD for months. All privileges were not restored aftwards either.

    Does this seem fair or "needed" to you?
     
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  16. just Learned

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    i like it
     
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  17. Alphard Savant

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    i didn't understood that drama , what was the reason kalin was banned? i didnt vote but i asked to unban him because i don't want anyone banned from the site ( except the ones invoking for censorship, to each their own medicine).
    this site is attractive to many, and not only conservative and right sympathizers i suspect because here you can discuss freely every topic without the tought police censoring every "wrong" word and idea. If Infinitron and other mods want to start banning people for their political idea they should know beforehand that the site will lose most of its current userbase, myself included , and will not even prosper in the new form either, because there is always reddit and resetera likes boards and forums against wich a nu heavy moderated rpgcodex cannot compete
     
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  18. DarkUnderlord Professional Throne Sitter

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    Filthy Kalinists. Disgusting creatures. I ban them whenever I can.
     
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  19. Niggerino Learned

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    Yep, developers deciding to make their characters ugly is political. Also nowadays they always make the barbarian/pure warrior character a woman which is also political.
     
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  20. mondblut Arcane

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    I don't have any problem with that.
     
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  21. Falksi Arcane

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  22. Semiurge Arbiter

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    There may be some basis on their choice though. I remember that American McGee's Alice (over 20 years ago!) got positive feedback for not making Alice look like Lara Croft below the neck. Making characters look less like wank material without sacrificing attractiveness was a good enough compromise for some time, for making games more enticing to girls as well, but now even that's not enough. Now female characters must look like wank material for lesbians instead, and only to the small minority of them that really go for butch. It's a double standard in action, don't tell me that those boygirls of The Outer Worlds don't check those boxes, they practically make gaydars explode.
     
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  23. laclongquan Arcane

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    Hell, not even mods. Me being a normal poster and I suspect every new posters of being alt of some oldfags I might have known.

    Maybe if DU can tell us how many unique IP visits in total Codex has so we would know how many actual Codexers we have~
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    they're purposely made ugly
    compare cassandra in dragon age 2 vs dragon age inquisition, including the developer commentary regarding her design process

    Mike Laidlaw on Cassandra in DA2:
    Casper Konefal on Cassandra in DA:I:
     
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  25. mondblut Arcane

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    Virgin italian vs chad spaniard.
     
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