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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by DarkUnderlord, Feb 3, 2019.

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  1. Bring buttons back

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  1. a real mystery where all those retarded ratings were coming from, huh?
     
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  2. nah. even when people abuse the system, it does nothing to limit free speech.

    this is a sjw argument: you make trannies feel bad, so they don't have free speech because they are afraid to talk because you make them feel bad when they do.

    being called stupid doesn't limit your ability to say stupid things. the fact that people react to your content at all is proof of your free speech.

    now, it would limit it, if the setting to hide posts with large amounts of negative ratings were enabled, but it isn't so meh.
     
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  3. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Are you saying that constant abuse by someone doesn't make you think twice about saying things?

    For example, the utter hate and hysteria of the media vs Trump doesn't somehow warp the messages that Trump is trying to put out? Or a person constantly triling you calling you a liar and a retard and wish you were dead doesn't somehow influence other people's view of what you say?

    No communication in human society is predicated on one thing. There is always a receiver as well as an emitter. When there is constant interference from an outside source who is determined to ensure that whatever is received is in the worst light possible, then you have a problem with free speech.

    Remember, we are not talking about people who legitimately said something dumb and is called on it. We are talking about people are being targeted by butthurt children who then constantly tries to create noise around the guy in an attempt to silence him, drive him away, belittle him and worse. We are talking waking up every day to 20-30 "you are retarded" or "kill yourself" messages from the same guy, not a bunch of different people. That is not acceptable in any civil society, and you know it.
     
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  4. Not if that "abuse" amounts to calling them an idiot online.

    If that's all they are doing, then it's a *choice* of pure ego: Be thin skinned and run to the teacher crying an hoping she will silence their free speech or ignore it.

    And if someone is consistently saying dumb shit and chooses to stop talking based purely on ego, then that's actually positive for them because they will stop saying dumb shit all the time.

    Now, if I were to try and get you fired from your job, track you down in person and harass you, blackmail you, hurt you physically or financially, piss in your coffee, etc that'd be different. Because I am limiting your free speech through fear instead of just giving you my opinion and letting you accept it or ignore it as you choose.

    People reacting in normal ways, like calling an idiot an idiot, don't limit free speech. They encourage it. It's the reactions of others that we seek and learn from in any communication, within reason.

    If you just wrote things and no one reacted, that would make you silence yourself.
    That's doesn't impair his free speech. People can and do choose to discard that. Now, it may be libelous and might be illegal if our laws didn't protect the media so that they can be character assassins, but it doesn't limit free speech.
    Then you are interfering with my free speech by arguing with me. You're making me feel bad and you keep doing it. Please stop your abuse. :roll:
    :nocountryforshitposters:

    It's all so tiresome.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    This is entirely subjective. IMO, most Codexers say nothing but dumb shit, since they really have no arguments to back their stances and thus resort to ratings because a simple emoji is as basic as their opinion is. For instance, a lot of the Codex's opinion could be synthetized with a single "SJW" rating because that's what their opinions amounts to regarding a lot of different topics: "SJWs this", "SJWs that".

    Imagine if you went to GameFaqs and emojis existed there, and said "Fallout is the greatest RPG of all time". You would get showered with Retard ratings, because to them only a retard could claim such a thing in the face of Fallout 3.
     
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  6. No shit, sherlock. We're talking about people voicing their subjective opinions by rating posts.
    You would know, having written 3249 posts here of what I assume is some of the most retarded shit on the internet.
     
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  7. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    woosh
     
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  8. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    This is a forum. We sort of have to be here in order to participate. If we were to walk away from the screen, as it were, it means that our free speech has been curtailed. The harasser won. He has silenced us and drove us away, as was his intent. He has taken away our freedom of speech. Thank you for making my point for me.

    The fact that you cannot discern between calling someone's opinion dumb and a concerted campaign against that person says more about you than it does about anyone else.
     
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  9. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Bad English does not denote retardism. This is the Internet. English is not even the most used first language. Nor the second or third, come to think of it.

    I was poking fun at Sigourn and it was not meant as a serious dissertation on his mental faculties. What we have here in your post is confirmation bias at its worst.
     
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  10. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    At first I thought you were crticizing my happy outlook, didn't even think of it as poor English (in hindsight, I understand I should have written "much more happy" or "I'm simply happier").
     
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  11. You don't get it. It also says "close your eyes".

    The point is that you can ignore it. No one is holding your eyes open with toothpicks and forcing you to look at the ratings or to take them to heart.

    You can just ignore it and remain on the site.

    Just like both you and Sigourn did with your [​IMG] and [​IMG] tags.

    They're on every one of your posts and yet somehow that hasn't stopped either of you from making page after page of retarded posts for years now.

    :retarded:
    I wish we had ratings so that I could rate your post retarded, just for thinking this.
     
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  12. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    It is a bit of an in-joke amongst my group of friends. In a restaurant menu (especially a Chinese restaurant one) with dozens of items and thousands of words, all squished together or covered with colourful crap, I would be the one to pick up on bad English or hilarious boo-boos.
     
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  13. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    A false dichotomy doesn't help your case at all. The choice isn't "deal with retarded ratings or go away". The choice is "stay and deal with the retarded ratings, or stay and let's get rid of the retarded ratings". I'm for the latter because it has been proven already it leads to far better discussions. People are more inclined to argue when they can't magically slap a retard button on someone's post and make like the discussion was over before it even started.

    By the way, the only retard here is yourself. No arbitrarily assigned tag on Cael or me is going to change that.
     
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  14. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    And there it is. Your innermost workings laid bare. It wasn't that hard to admit what you really want is the ability to harass and bully others, now, is it?

    Here are some phrases for you to ponder upon:
    Your rights end where others' begin.
    We will have world peace when everyone learn to mind their own business.
    Freedom of speech does not mean harassment or bullying is OK.
     
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  15. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I find it rather... ironic... that he would go down that path, given the tags that he has.
     
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  16. existential_vacuum .PNG Police Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    You do know that you can turn notifications off, right? For ratings specificatlly. For thread updates. For quoting.
    If you feel offended by people expressing their opinion in a fucking emoji form , maybe you should grow thicker skin or re-evaluate your posts.
    People always engage if they're interested or feel like there's room for shitposting discussion. If they aren't engaging, than they are not interested in it. Simple as that. With ratings gone only a small fraction started to engage, a small fraction went on to post :some_rating: as a response and the rest just started to ignore the posts.
    So, you should not be surprised that your posts are rated "retarded" or "shit". You're Codexer after all. Oh, wait, you aren't like most Codexers? Then let me present you with your very own:
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. :retarded:
    Hey now. Don't bully me.
    Yeah, it was completely arbitrary and had nothing to do with the dumb shit you posted right before you got it. Sure.
     
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  18. [​IMG]

    Is this the part where you ignore all my points and just throw a strawman at me?

    Yes. Yes it is.
    I never said that. Either learn to read or learn to make a better strawman.
    Here are some words for you to ponder upon:

    Quit sounding like so much of a faggot.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    There is nothing to your post other than "take all the shit I will throw at you and don't you dare complain" on high repeat. Your arrogance in demanding that others take your shit without a murmur is pretty much classic leftard sjw screeching. That you would ape your betters by calling others faggots is amusing, to say the least.
     
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  20. No, the post I posted before had several points that you ignored like a bitch because you had no legitimate response to them.

    Keep trying to put words in my mouth though. I'm sure that there's at least one person who's dumb enough not to just scroll up and see how full of shit you are. :roll:
    "no you're the REAL sjw!!"
    :roll:
    Ape my betters? Who am I "aping" exactly? You? Are you calling people faggots? You do know that's "bullying", right? For shame.
     
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  21. aratuk Arbiter

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    Really, DarkUnderlord, your previous experiment didn't go far enough.

    What you should do is simultaneously reduce the availability of English words that can be typed in the Codex, as you steadily increase the options for emoji and ratings. In doing so, you will foster the development of an ideographic writing system whose expression you control completely.

    No concept could be admitted to the conversation without your sanction. Who could meaningfully argue that RTwP has any place in a serious game if the symbol we use to represent it depicts a lobotomized, drooling Pepe the frog?
    Subtly or unsubtly, you would steer the dialogue surrounding not only RPGs, but politics, god, and the wealth of nations.

    :killit:
     
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  22. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Lol! Says the guy whose only argument is "No, it doesn't!" Your points are laughable simply because you ask people to leave the Codex if they can't take the heat, which is exactly what the harassers want. If everyone were to do that, the Codex would end up being like RetardEra where every wrongthink is subject to harassment and bullying, but I suppose that would be your dream place. Only your orthodoxy allowed.

    It is also hilarious how you claim I ever used the word "faggot" other than as a quote from someone else. You see, unlike your kind, I do try to retain a modicum of civility.
     
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  23. Again, not what I said, wasn't my argument. Keep pretending though.
    So laughable you bitched out and ignored them.

    Yeah, yeah.
    I never said that. I specifically said that this wasn't what I was saying.

    But I have no problem with anyone being a bitch and leaving. It's better than being a bitch and strawmaning like you're doing.

    :d1p:
    :retarded:
    Learn to read.
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    You expect people to answer your laughable points? The arrogance is strong in this one.

    Your continued use of derogatory images only reinforces my point about you wanting those who can't take the heat to leave. You can use words to try and cover it up, but like all sjws, your actions betray you.
     
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  25. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    I'm sitting here reading this whole exchange while eating Pocky sticks, downing a 7-Up I forgot I had from two weeks ago. It's not quite the golden mansion with four female Croatian supermodels that the fortune teller told me I'd have eight years ago, but it's a good first step towards it.

    Incline is a sleeping beast that will awaken one day.
     
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