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Staff NeoGAF Ban Review/Justice Project

Gashtronomy

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Not gonna lie, I loved when he went into a console warrior killing/banning spree.
Except most people weren't console warriors, some, like me, were caught in the crossfire of a pussy with a godcomplex who lost his mind because of the cult of personality.

Highlighting mistakes of a console isn't a reason to be banned, unless said bannerrerr is deranged.
 

Dargor

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Except most people weren't console warriors, some, like me, were caught in the crossfire of a pussy with a godcomplex who lost his mind because of the cult of personality.

Highlighting mistakes of a console isn't a reason to be banned, unless said bannerrerr is deranged.
Well, I still loved when he went on a console warrior killing/banning spree.
 
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-Arcadia-

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Damn, sad to see darkestdame darkestdame banned. I disagreed with him on most things and he could be rather disingenuous at times if you ask me, but a permaban seems a bit extreme...
Yeah, no.

There's a difference between disagreements between two people expressing opinions, and constantly astroturfing/trolling the politics forum and nothing but.

When your only contribution to Neogaf is to make it a worse place, it's time to go.
 
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Zefah

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Yeah, no.

There's a difference between disagreements between two people expressing opinions, and constantly astroturfing/trolling the politics forum and nothing but.

When your only contribution to Neogaf is to make it a worse place, it's time to go.
Can't say I agree with that assessment entirely. I engaged with darkestdame in all sorts of threads and called him out plenty of times, but I never got the impression that he was just trolling (as in only saying things to get a rise out of people and not necessarily genuinely believing those things). Some stuff was out of line sure, but permanent removal seems a bit extreme to me is all. Oh well!
 
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-Arcadia-

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Can't say I agree with that assessment entirely. I engaged with darkestdame in all sorts of threads and called him out plenty of times, but I never got the impression that he was just trolling (as in only saying things to get a rise out of people and not necessarily genuinely believing those things). Some stuff was out of line sure, but permanent removal seems a bit extreme to me is all. Oh well!
In this case, I define trolling as trying to get a rise out of people, while believing those things.

I saw quite a bit of Darkest, and he never, not once, came off as someone who was genuine about having a conversation with other members. He was always pushing his own narrative as dishonestly as possible, enjoying the chaos he seeded, and when confronted with an opposing argument, simply amped up those attributes even more.

It’d be a whole different story for my opinion, if Darkest tried to engage with other members, talk with them, and contribute to the forum. I don’t have to agree with this person, for him to be a good poster.

For example, Imagine if he made a great post on... say, how he thinks socialized medicine is a great idea, and worked hard on presenting his argument? Really presented some food for thought, and engaged meaningfully with critics in the replies? Granted, a lot of us would disagree, lol, but the effort in such a thing would be apparent, and those threads would go a whole different way.

Instead, we got thousands of variations on Orange man bad, low-effort bait, and constant, persistent dishonesty and aggressiveness, that persisted past multiple mod warnings, bans, and a custom tag.

That isn’t fun or enjoyable to be around, and that is ultimately what people come here for.

You yourself, even in a forgiving appraisal of him, had to admit he was often disingenuous. Who really wants a person like that around?
 

Bigrx1

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I saw quite a bit of Darkest, and he never, not once, came off as someone who was genuine about having a conversation with other members. He was always pushing his own narrative as dishonestly as possible, enjoying the chaos he seeded, and when confronted with an opposing argument, simply amped up those attributes even more.
This was his whole existence on the site in a few sentences - it was so blatantly obvious that his only purpose here was to poke and prod with ZERO interest in actual discussion. As you said, if asked or challenged on anything he would just ignore the question, divert, deflect or respond with another GOT'YA TRUMP question in return typically with a LOL :messenger_tears_of_joy: thrown in as well. I was often baffled why some members kept putting so much time and effort into their replies to him when he would never respect the effort or respond to it in any meaningful way anyway.
 

idkisaidit

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Damn im new here and switched over here from gamefaqs specifically to avoid the sort of bias outline in the OP. lol wow.
 

idkisaidit

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Am i correct in assuming the ppl who pushed hilary and did everything possible to quell sanders supporters then went on to blame the sanders supporters here for donald trump? Even tho theyre the ones who forced the objectively incorrect candidate down our throats? haha thats what happened on gamefaqs. Smh.
 

EviLore

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Am i correct in assuming the ppl who pushed hilary and did everything possible to quell sanders supporters then went on to blame the sanders supporters here for donald trump? Even tho theyre the ones who forced the objectively incorrect candidate down our throats? haha thats what happened on gamefaqs. Smh.
Yep.
 

ethomaz

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Mods.

Can you share what the content of the post you guys removed from the thread please?

Edit - I found it in a quote... the damage control from Tim to not get bad with the parts.
 
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Lmao wow so i literally just need to post for the first time to get flagged as a troll by the regulars here? I guess we dont get a lot of new users on this board then or what?
I just think, and I could be wrong, it tends to be a red flag when a brand new account bee-lines straight toward political/meta-commentary. I could be wrong.
 
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-Arcadia-

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Lmao wow so i literally just need to post for the first time to get flagged as a troll by the regulars here? I guess we dont get a lot of new users on this board then or what?
It’s nothing personal. If you’ve been on the internet, with your eyes open, you know how bad the troll, shill, infiltrator problem has become.

Don’t take it to heart, unless you’re actually one of those 😋, and prove them wrong by simply being yourself.

That said, you are suspicious af. :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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How does someone with 0 posts or reactions come to request a ban on an account created in 2017?
I was thinking the same thing. I wondered why he would request a ban if he never posts. Perhaps he is always logged in lurking? But, if that was his "problem," then he could still just lurk as a guest, logged out, so I dunno
 

Saberyoko

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I was thinking the same thing. I wondered why he would request a ban if he never posts. Perhaps he is always logged in lurking? But, if that was his "problem," then he could still just lurk as a guest, logged out, so I dunno
Maybe he lurked on the butts and boobs thread but now find a new source.
 

matt404au

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EviLore EviLore : May I kindly ask to get my posting rights restored in the "Wuhan Corona" thread.
Things went back to a more evened out state in there, so I feel I wouldn't wreck shit anymore with my opinion.
Young brap, I know you're reading this. This is how you show that you learned your lesson and get your privileges restored.
 

Stiflers Mom

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Young brap, I know you're reading this. This is how you show that you learned your lesson and get your privileges restored.
Old Matt, I am not sure this case is comparable, since I requested myself for my posting privileges being removed for that thread for some time.
 
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