NeoGAF Ban Review/Justice Project (Off-Topic Edition)

Thabass

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He said he regrets what he said, which makes it regrettable. It's fine if you think he shouldn't need to regret it though.
Looking back on it, I do. But, I still don't like being politically correct. It forces you to be like everyone else and idealism is thrown out the window. Being politically correct throws idealistic expression out the door and individualism is shelved. You can't be you because people want you to be something else. It's the ultimate form of control and it's something I don't want any part in.
 

matt404au

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Looking back on it, I do. But, I still don't like being politically correct. It forces you to be like everyone else and idealism is thrown out the window. Being politically correct throws idealistic expression out the door and individualism is shelved. You can't be you because people want you to be something else. It's the ultimate form of control and it's something I don't want any part in.
That’s the spirit! Send the PC police to the gulags.

Real talk though, it’s the height of irony that the people talking so much about letting people be their true selves are pushing political correctness onto others in order to achieve it.
 
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slugbahr

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Charlequin quietly reshaped the community at every opportunity with bans like these, mainly on gaming side. He was the main guy banning everyone for wrongthink in the Anita threads et al. Unlike besada, he never mentioned his ideological leanings though, and in discussions and logging he always found other reasons for his bans that would seem legitimate on the surface. Nefarious guy.
More like Charlatan
 

slugbahr

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That’s the spirit! Send the PC police to the gulags.

Real talk though, it’s the height of irony that the people talking so much about letting people be their true selves are pushing political correctness onto others in order to achieve it.
I hate the idea of political correctness. It implies being 'correct' for the sake of political points, or just putting on a facade.

Do the right thing cos it's the right thing to do, not because it will appease someone's feelings.
 

Negotiator

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I hate the idea of political correctness. It implies being 'correct' for the sake of political points, or just putting on a facade.

Do the right thing cos it's the right thing to do, not because it will appease someone's feelings.
For better or worse, human beings are social creatures, so peer pressure is extremely strong for most people out there.

There's even an experiment that proves it:


TL;DR: most people are afraid that the tribe/hivemind will "reject" them if they go against the majority. We evolved that way, but modern societies are very different from traditional tribes.
 

Thabass

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I hate the idea of political correctness. It implies being 'correct' for the sake of political points, or just putting on a facade.

Do the right thing cos it's the right thing to do, not because it will appease someone's feelings.
Correct. The weird thing about this is: people try to force political correctness or being good on people. That's not quite how it works. Be good to yourself and other is just something that should be part of our culture. You can find that within yourself, in religion, or just your values. There's no subculture that will help you be a better person. If you're an asshole, you're an asshole. If you're nice, you're nice. Being politically correct is just a shallow value people want you to have because they want to control you.

Don't make that mistake.
 

EviLore

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Hi, I was wondering if it would be possible to unban my old account, DanteFox, that was banned multiple years ago when the craziness was just starting to get bad. That would be awesome.
Oh hey dude. Christ, trigger-happy ex-mods. Permed for this post. :messenger_expressionless: That's an easy one to undo, you're all set. Sorry about the insanity at the time.
 

Yoshi

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That’s a lot of work and not worth it imo. Whoever wants to get back can simply contact Tyler and tell them. Unbanning everyone will also bring back those snowflake cunts and turn the place into a shitshow
How many "snowflake cunts" do you think e.g. Bish has banned? And my suggestion was of course assuming he could just do it automatically filtered by mod who handed out the ban.
 
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Grivenger

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How many "snowflake cunts" do you think e.g. Bish has banned? And my suggestion was of course assuming he could just do it automatically filtered by mod who handed out the ban.
Yeah, I agree with you here. If there's a way to filter and automate the process, it could probably be worth the risk.
 

ZombieFred

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Well you can add me (look at my post history at the time, I have no desire to edit either) to the list as I miss talking video games and wanting a fresh start somewhere again as next gen is starting to come. I feel like I want to become a better person myself with hopefully to see some more common sense and empathy moving forward.
 

Mista

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Well you can add me (look at my post history at the time, I have no desire to edit either) to the list as I miss talking video games and wanting a fresh start somewhere again as next gen is starting to come. I feel like I want to become a better person myself with hopefully to see some more common sense and empathy moving forward.
I thought you were “ashamed” of Tyler. You changed your mind now mate? OR you actually discovered what’s bollocks and what’s not?
 

ZombieFred

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I thought you were “ashamed” of Tyler. You changed your mind now mate? OR you actually discovered what’s bollocks and what’s not?
I PM'd Tyler before making any post here and to give my utter honest views and explaination. But considering how much stuff I've done under the influence of alcohol and being a dick then wanting to be better myself and how easily people can manipulate your own weaknessess and honesty to twist as under a different perspective, I've had a good cake of hubris to know that the world is not black and white, so you can put me on what is "bollox" and what not, hate-mobs and the domino effect heat of the moment (what I did and raise my hands of guilty admission).

One thing without a doubt though, video game discussion sure aint like it use to be and how badly I missed those times to have an actual good respectful discussion without any alternative agenda.
 
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Mista

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I PM'd Tyler before making any post here and to give my utter honest views and explaination. But considering how much stuff I've done under the influence of alcohol and being a dick then wanting to be better myself and how easily people can manipulate your own weaknessess and honesty to twist as under a different perspective, I've had a good cake of hubris to know that the world is not black and white, so you can put me on what is "bollox" and what not, hate-mobs and the domino effect heat of the moment (what I did and raise my hands of guilty admission).

One thing without a doubt though, video game discussion sure aint like it use to be and how badly I missed those times to have an actual good respectful discussion without any alternative agenda.
I respect a man that owns up to his mistakes. Welcome back mate, hopefully you’ll stick around with us this time.
 

Melonkhet

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I PM'd Tyler before making any post here and to give my utter honest views and explaination. But considering how much stuff I've done under the influence of alcohol and being a dick then wanting to be better myself and how easily people can manipulate your own weaknessess and honesty to twist as under a different perspective, I've had a good cake of hubris to know that the world is not black and white, so you can put me on what is "bollox" and what not, hate-mobs and the domino effect heat of the moment (what I did and raise my hands of guilty admission).

One thing without a doubt though, video game discussion sure aint like it use to be and how badly I missed those times to have an actual good respectful discussion without any alternative agenda.
Welcome back! We haven't met (as I am on the newer side), but it's a pleasure to meet you! It's very mature admirable that you owned up to some mistakes; but hey, we all make them! I know I sure as hell do.

See ya around the forums! :messenger_heart:
 

brap

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Well you can add me (look at my post history at the time, I have no desire to edit either) to the list as I miss talking video games and wanting a fresh start somewhere again as next gen is starting to come. I feel like I want to become a better person myself with hopefully to see some more common sense and empathy moving forward.
Will NeoGaf still respect Bane Posters as a minority group?



I'm a big guy
for you
and don't want to be in a plane and crash with no survivors.
Ok I like you.
 

TUROK

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Man there's a LOT of people coming back. I wonder why that is...
In my case, I just ended up here as one does when scouring the webs about video game shit, and just decided "fuck it, let's see what happens."

And now here I am.

Remember you from The Vesti, by the way. I still hang around there, but nowadays that place is.... Different.
 
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Mista

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In my case, I just ended up here as one does when scouring the webs about video game shit, and just decided "fuck it, let's see what happens."

And now here I am.

Remember you from The Vesti, by the way. I still hang around there, but nowadays that place is.... Different.
Happy to have an old face back. Welcome back bruv
 
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