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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I fail to see the problem.
    well, they wouldnt be able to moderate it any further. or is the other stuff such a cesspool anyway so it doesnt matter?
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    well, they wouldnt be able to moderate it any further. or is the other stuff such a cesspool anyway so it doesnt matter?
    Well presumably it's been decided that it doesn't matter if the mods weren't given any power over the 'other stuff' forum. If it's about 'other stuff' it should be moved there, moderating it is then someone else's problem.

    I really couldn't give a crap about this particular thread, but your explanation for it is worrying: it's basically saying they didn't move it as they didn't want to lose control over it, which is exactly the sort of weird-arse power trips most of us saw coming when this community mods idea came up.

    That and Anthile's making up of his own rules for the forum and posting them makes me think this idea is a couple of weeks from blowing up at most

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Pretty much this. What little drama there was was self-contained. The question shouldn't be "what was lost by closing it," but "what was gained by closing it?" If it was off-topic, move it to Other Stuff.

    Also, it's "tyranny," not "tyrrany."
    I spelled it right everywhere but the title. FML.

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    He also justified it by saying some of his best friends are crepes. That's not appropriate mod behavior. How can you be friends with something you are going to shove in your mouth and chew up? That's just cruel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    well, they wouldnt be able to moderate it any further. or is the other stuff such a cesspool anyway so it doesnt matter?
    Why would it need to be moderated further?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Why would it need to be moderated further?
    One doesn't argue with tyrants. One throws them off bridges.

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    It was terribly upsetting seeing the thread locked.
    I expected at least a month before this kind of thing happening.

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    If I still had any faith in random community members in positions of terrible power I would have lost it here. And the rule reminder thing. Luckily I am already so cynical that further betrayals cannot hurt me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoLAoS View Post
    If I still had any faith in random community members in positions of terrible power I would have lost it here. And the rule reminder thing. Luckily I am already so cynical that further betrayals cannot hurt me.
    "Hey guys, here are the rules, remember?"

    "OMG LITERALLY HITLER"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaira- View Post
    "Hey guys, here are the rules, remember?"

    "OMG LITERALLY HITLER"
    I had considered going Godwin first post but I figured it was tacky.

    Fight the power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaira- View Post
    "Hey guys, here are the rules, remember?"
    Actually that would have been fine. It's stuff like his:

    "In other words, I don't want to dig in people's posting histories and I don't care what you said in the past."

    Also that's not his job and he couldn't do that anyway even if he wanted to.

    Then he invents an entirely new rule about referral links, which might be good in theory (though there are issues with it), but he pulled it out of his ass rather than doing it because people wanted that doing or because he'd been asked to by the people owning the site.

    Literally Hitler? No, but it paints the picture of someone more interested in throwing their own weight around rather than shutting up and getting on with the job, exactly the thing we were talking about avoiding in the election thread.

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    Y'know what? I'm just gonna hand the microphone over to Deano. His ministrations are tipping the ever tight balance between my desire to wax prose about everything and my inherent laziness.
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    One thread locked and you're all running scared?

    The thread was useless... partisan sh*t flinging from another community, with locals tossing grenades in. And spam has always been reported and purged... referral links are spam, especially if they're not labelled.
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    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Nobody's ever lost sleep over being called a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    running scared
    It is to laugh
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    Wha? This thread is to laughs, as France was to Morocco.

    This thread : Laughs :: France : Morocco.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
    Quote Originally Posted by Serenegoose View Post
    Nobody's ever lost sleep over being called a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    referral links are spam, especially if they're not labelled.
    Double true.
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    http://playingitwrong.wordpress.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    One thread locked and you're all running scared?
    Just because a lot of us have been through stuff like this before and can spot the early warning signs. It'll be a fun new experience for you though, so hope you enjoy!

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    So... the sky is falling!! It's the beginning of the end!! RPS is dead!!

    Thanks Obama!
    Last edited by Unaco; 09-06-2013 at 05:33 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
    Quote Originally Posted by Serenegoose View Post
    Nobody's ever lost sleep over being called a cracker.

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    I will get you all banned for this.
    - Tom De Roeck.

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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    The end is near gentlemen! Also totally surprising and shocking post by Unaco. No one saw that coming.

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