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Codex has gotten too edgy and has declined considerably

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

  1. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Type 'rpg codex' on Google and see the second result. It's Reddit's take on Codex.
     
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  2. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    That reddit take is almost word for word with the criticisms of the site you used to see on places like SomethingAwful back in the mid/late 00s. It's just since GamerGate we're also "tainted" by association with the "alt-right".

    It makes zero difference though ultimately, AAA devs never liked how critical we were about their games. The politics is just icing on the cake, and also provides a very convenient excuse as to why we should be ignored.

    Ultimate point is it doesn't matter how much this site tries to rebrand itself, clean itself up or censor, we will never be palatable to the vast majority of AA/AAA companies. I see no reason why we'd want to be chasing people like that anyway.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    why deal with the truth when you can just create a hugbox on trannycord where only opinions you agree with are allowed to be voiced?
     
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  4. Niggerino Learned

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    Well, by definition the extremists are at the fringe but that's only if you look at things from a modern perspective. If you compare the mainstream culture of 20 years ago with today you find that we went through a radical cultural change. Also the freaks basically control the entertainment and news business so they have no problem shifting the overton window. Their only problem is they pulled too hard so a lot of right wingers are left out of the mainstream. Also look at the endless virtue signalling of basically every major corporation today.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    did I just take a time machine back to 2014?
     
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  6. Falksi Arcane

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    Fuck Reddit.

    Fuck IGN

    Fuck Bethestard, CDPR and Biowank

    Fuck Disney and their butchery of beloved universes.

    Fuck liberals.

    Fuck niggers.

    There is only strong and weak, and the reason the Codex is still hailed as the dogs bollocks is that, despite too much political shit & entrenched views on certain games, the posters here know they're onions, some to a point where they are obsessively mental about their passions.

    We're cunts, but at least we know we are and don't allow for the weak and feeble to pollute our environment with their limpness. They can fuck off to Reddit for that.
     
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  7. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    downs a copious amount of moonshine before continuing to read whatever Porky types
     
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  8. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    Every time I read the word "moonshine" I can't help but think about the Mayan deity Maximon:

    I don't want to know how much of this is true. I just want to believe.
     
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  9. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    LatAm truly is a magical place.
     
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  10. Seigneur Locklear Savant

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    [​IMG]
     
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  11. I'm Big Into Anal Arcane

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    oh its the six monthly codex navel gazing thread about racists and weirdos

    move along, nothing to see here Karen's
     
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  12. Lambach Arcane

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    Bruh, Norse mythology includes the main god riding an 8-legged horse who, get this, is the son of said head god's son that he (emphasis on the masculine pronoun) gave birth to as a result of his fuck session with a giant.... while he was taking the shape of a mare. Ponder all the implications of that.

    In comparison, that other diety is vanilla as it gets.
     
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  13. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    Yeah, but does it accept Coca-Cola cans as offerings?

    Didn't think so.
     
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  14. Lambach Arcane

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    I imagine it likely would, if we're talking early versions of Coca-Cola with actual cocaine in it. Seems right up their alley, tbh.
     
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  15. 1451 Seeker In My Safe Space

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    The codex is fine, always has been. If you dislike someone's views, ignore them.
    Use the tools at your disposal to make your browsing experience tolerable.
    Whining won't change the forum.
     
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  16. Broseph Fabulous Hoosier Patron

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    The Codex has declined considerably in the 9 years since I first started visiting here. That being said, it is still *by far* the best site I've found for serious game discussions and digressions into fun banter that would result in an insta-ban almost anywhere else. I am one of the more left-leaning and least edgy posters on this site and I've been banned from nearly every other forum I've ever posted on. Despite being subject to frequent harassment by bigoted fucks on here, the Codex will always be my home. To leave forever, you must take forever to leave.
     
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  17. Lambach Arcane

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    :love:

    You're still a faggot and we all hate you, by the way.
     
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  18. Justicar Learned

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    NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER
     
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  19. mondblut Arcane

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    Why would anyone want the Kodex to be "palatable to the video game industry"? Being the thorn in the side of these shitstains is our only purpose.
     
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  20. Ravielsk Educated

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    Then please define said difference beyond "it does not take a genius". That is a universal non-statement with no actual meaning.

    A. That is a fundamentally impossible ideal to achieve. Communication of any kind is always happening around generalizations and simplification. If it did not a phrase like "comparing apples and oranges" would take at least 30 minutes to express the specific genus and specific sub-species that are and are not relevant to said phrase.
    B. Actions create reactions. If one group keep tossing shit on another and does so consistently there will an equal if not greater reaction. Somehow every time this comes up people have trouble grasping this basic formula and pretend that "reaction" can just spontaneously happen without a prior action.

    Please link me to those threads please. I would very much like to engage with these fellow patricians that by your description are edgier than the 8chan /pol/ crowd.
     
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  21. mondblut Arcane

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    And let evul alt rights have their place? Nooo, it cannot stand!
     
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  22. Shackleton Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I believe this is what is called a 'freudian slip'. :D
     
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  23. Falksi Arcane

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    This is the kind of shit Reddit pulls........



    And those scummy cunts have the audacity to slag the Codex off.

    I'd execute every last motherfucking one of them with extreme prejudice.
     
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  24. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    The site has been a joke since ca 2015. Only morons are registering lately.
     
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  25. Shackleton Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    One of the main problems is that, as others have pointed out, there are lots of other forums or social media platforms that are more rigorously moderated and welcoming to moderate views. There are not a lot who allow the kind of bigoted and hateful rhetoric that the Codex does. A natural consequence of that is that a proportion of the more reasonable and tolerant posters will just get fed up reading the nonsense and bile spewed here and move on, while the bigot contingent will just grow as people get ejected from other sites that won't tolerate them and find the Codex. There's enough of them to egg each other on and provide validation for their views, why would they leave?

    Not only does the Codex not scale to anyone's level, it can also be quite unbalanced.
     
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