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What if we split the Codex into two sites: RPG Codex + Political Codex?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by DarkUnderlord, Apr 14, 2021.

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What do you think about splitting the politics out to a separate stand-alone website + forums?

  1. Over my dead body

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  2. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA

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  3. kingcomrade

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  1. Eirinjas Cipher Patron

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    They should name it: YTPIPO.COM

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  2. Ravielsk Educated

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    Reading through this thread and others like it I noticed that they all seem to be based around the same misconception that whatever changes happened to codex are entirely external. A.k.a its not the world of 2005 and 2021 are two different worlds with different sets of relevant discussion, its those filthy GG refuges/pol/acks or some other nebulous group that just sorta spontaneously showed up on the site. Its not that topics that used to have 0 overlap now have a massive overlap, nope its just angry shit posters and nazis. If only we could get rid of them all then time would reset and it would be all like it was back in "the good year of choice".

    The sad part is that this is not only wrong for obvious reasons but also because it historically never actually worked. Not for forums, not for image boards, not for news websites.
    Oneangrygamer.net was infamous for its "edgy"(read 2005 libertarian) content yet while it was this edgefest of a site it had massive success and plenty of traffic each day, with sometime hundreds of comments under the more popular articles. Then it was sold off and despite a complete re-brand nobody cares. The site is effectively dead with comment sections gone and basically 0 traffic.
    Similar thing occurred with Neogaf where despite all the concessions made the site was hard booted of the net after the owner was accused of sexual misconduct(accused proved to have committed, keep that in mind). The only reason why the site did not disapear into the memory hole is because the management momentarily understood that getting good boy points from journos might warm their hearts but it leaves their sites empty and balance at 0.
    Same thing actually happened with 8kun.top. Where the moderation got the bright idea to first kick out the GG crowd because "they were shitting up every thread" but then also pushed out anything to do with politics to promote its custom brew "news" board and as a finishing blow even managed to chase out the l*li degenerates. That place is currently a ghost town with the most active boards being a Qanon larp board and hypno-sissification board. Also no one bothered to exonerate it for all its valiant effort in any way shape or form and its to this day considered and unclean site.

    Point being chipping away at your community for any reason will never bring you anything. The media and developers will not just flock to you for being a good boy and nobody will be exactly giddy about joining a forum/site where they face the risk of being removed en masse whenever they become slightly inconvenient.
     
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  3. Semiurge Arbiter

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  4. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    I've seen this happen over and over again on Internet communities. A small band of posters or group is blamed for all the problems. Of course if they are banned, then they are quickly forgotten and people immediately start complaining about something else as the source of all their issues.

    What this effectively is is the fable The animals and the plague. It's always easier to blame a few unpopular people who can't defend themselves than to admit that the problem is not what they were complaining about, but themselves.

    http://read.gov/aesop/130.html

     
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  5. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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  6. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    ud like dat wuldnt ya?
     
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  7. Melcar Arcane

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  9. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    All my posts are in RPG forums.
     
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  10. Zibniyat Arcane

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    This forum has existed for some 2 decades, and whilst people who have posted primarily or exclusively in Pol/GD part were always somewhat ridiculed or shunned, it is only now that, for some mysterious reason (no, it is probably not Infinitron, leave the Jew alone), that is seen as "problematic" (as modern leftist journalists would say).

    Now, I have some 50% of my posts in Politics alone, but that translates to around 2500 posts over the period of some 7 years, which is less than 365 posts per year, that is - less than a single post per day. That is not called "only discussing politics", it is called "occasionally leaving a comment about politics". Of course, there are worse posters out there, but also many more who are better, but the point is that the post distribution is really misleading.

    Moreover, in my example, I simply don't play games as much. I finish up to 5 games a year tops, and frankly am never invested that much in order to discuss them at length. Meanwhile, Skyrim and other garbage games can have megathreads which according to idea behind this thread is a far more preferable thing to having political-oriented discussion, which is frankly absurd. And, at the end, many of the threads in Politics and GD have offered a lot of entertainment and amusement, even from outright crazy posters, I'd argue that the amount of entertainment that I have extracted from some of discussions there is greater than from many of the games I've played.

    Of course this should be a gaming forum first, but why force anyone to post or not post about something? Moderation is there to remove posts deemed unnecessary or "problematic" and to keep discussions in gaming threads focused and productive. Those bothered by Politics are free to ignore it. And the political forum is overrated. There are maybe 50 regular posters in Politics which post more than those 1 post per day like I do, who could be said to keep that part of the forum alive, and they are from all over the world. This site can be hardly said to be a breeding ground of extremists, we are too much a disparate group for that. If 50 posters fr all over the world is too much for a forum... then any topic or member can be seen as "problematic" and this idea of splitting would simply be the beginning of something much worse.
     
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  11. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    I mean it's just pathetic. You're 38 years old, you're married with kids, and these people act like you're a loser for not playing and discussing 25 games a year. You literally can't make this shit up. I don't give a shit about post ratios.

    Maybe realize that if you're still arguing against Bethesda all day at 40 years old, you're the loser? At the end of the day, how much Bethesda games have declined really doesn't matter all that much in comparison to things like the rise of China, or what happens after death.
     
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  12. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    This community is being torn apart. DarkUnderlord it's time to admit the joke has gone too far, and apologize (and go on a diet).
     
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    So, once you're 38 years old and married with kids, you should stop playing and discussing videogames and start to obsess pathologically about homosexuality? Got it.
     
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  14. Sweeper Arcane Zionist Agent

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  15. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    stop marrying kids, this isn't saudi arabia
     
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  17. Jacinda Arnhem Arcane

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    I voted Leave simply because I like change and drama.
     
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  18. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    Are you fucking kidding me? Because people didn't "obsess about it" starting 40 years ago to instead "live and let live" for 40 years straight without doing ANYTHING, THIS is where we are today:

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  19. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    Stop posting your gay fetish shit. Go to a gay forum or something. RPG Codex isn't a gay fetish site.
     
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  20. gabel Learned

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    It's not?
    Well, I'm sure it soon enough will be.
     
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  21. Melcar Arcane

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    Split it into Hetero Codex and Gay Codex.
     
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  24. gabel Learned

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    Well, Hetero will be a ghost town, so no need to split in the first place. :3
     
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  25. Achilles Arcane

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    So this is what it has come to.
     
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