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matt404au

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Holy shit....

That first reply.
Hahaha literally every third person got banned.

Also I assume this is an impostor @Tesseract

 

DunDunDunpachi

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Hahaha literally every third person got banned.

Also I assume this is an impostor @Tesseract

That Kinsei user should get a special tag.

Wrongthink Slayer.

That is seriously the best banbait thread I've seen on ERA. Three pages and over twenty bans. That has to be a record.

 

Crash Station

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I just can't see the site being sustainable with that kind of culture surrounding it. Like, I guess if there's more crazies paying for Era Clear than we think, but even then, how long can the site really last? The Alexa ranking seems pretty high even if it's dropping, but we can be pretty confident a massive chunk of the viewership comes from adblock users, and the community itself doesn't really have a stable growth of active posters. Most of the new sign-ups are alts of either already banned people or trolls, the rest of the internet hates the place including progressive spaces, the industry itself doesn't listen to them after they consistently shit on people that make a single mistake or associate with less progressive people (which is hypocrisy since the owner of the site is a homophobe), etc.

I guess a full meltdown probably isn't happening without a massive scandal, but Era sinking further and further into irrelevance seems assured.
 

DunDunDunpachi

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I guess a full meltdown probably isn't happening without a massive scandal, but Era sinking further and further into irrelevance seems assured.
Slowly sinking further and further into irrelevance would be the best outcome. A massive scandal would be really bad for all parties involved. The gradual, excruciating decline of ERA will offer a documentary for the internet to see where this ideology takes you. It's already like a little terrarium of venus fly traps, snapping at any innocent insects who enter. Fascinating to watch. Bit by bit, they'll isolate themselves.

Of course, ERA won't view it as "isolating themselves". They'll view it as purifying their ranks. The True Believers are already sharpening their knives.

Let them act out their little power fantasies. It will hopefully shock anyone who watches it go down, bit by bit, and it might inoculate them from falling prey to this sort of brainwashing in the future. ERA isn't just a bad forum. It's a cult that is abusing its own members. Granted, this abuse is diluted across thousands of members and may be harder to notice from within, but make no mistake: the people running that circus are psychopaths bent on extracting subservience and personal grandeur.

At first it was only ban temp-bans (that later turn permanent). Now you see ten bans from one thread, and twenty bans from another. Everyone says it feels like walking on eggshells. This is not accidental. The mods aren't like "hey folks, lighten up. We're really sorry people feel this way. How can we turn around this impression?" No, they are reinforcing Right Thinking and doing it openly.

A massive scandal would be unfortunate. ERA is already displaying the same paranoid skepticism that they accuse Trump supporters of falling prey to: they hardly believe anything they see in the media, except for a few enshrined sources. Any "massive scandal" concerning ERA that comes to light would instantly be denied and downplayed, and the mods would go into full PR mode. It would confuse their members and would give them even more leverage to play their game of manipulation.

Right now, some members are saying openly "a lot of our members aren't really as progressive as we all tell ourselves". I expect soon this will further degrade into a paranoid attitude of "ERA as a forum is being attacked from all sides, and we are being smeared, and only we carry the torch of truth and freedom". If the forum survives implosion, it will eventually reach that point, and it will be amazing to witness.

A scandal would prevent that. Instead of letting them all bear witness to the homunculus they all sacrificed GAF to create, they would be drawn in further into the fantasy-drama known as ERA. It would be another opportunity to isolate ERA members from the outside world.

ERA is without a doubt one of the most fascinating online experiments I have ever watched unfold.

I'm curious if they'll ever make their forum member-only visible like they "accidentally" did a few months ago. :pie_thinking:

Ah, it's whatever. Hopefully some of those misled members feel welcome to return here, as long as they understand the nature of GAF now that the authoritarians are gone.
 
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matt404au

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Slowly sinking further and further into irrelevance would be the best outcome. A massive scandal would be really bad for all parties involved. The gradual, excruciating decline of ERA will offer a documentary for the internet to see where this ideology takes you. It's already like a little terrarium of venus fly traps, snapping at any innocent insects who enter. Fascinating to watch. Bit by bit, they'll isolate themselves.

Of course, ERA won't view it as "isolating themselves". They'll view it as purifying their ranks. The True Believers are already sharpening their knives.

Let them act out their little power fantasies. It will hopefully shock anyone who watches it go down, bit by bit, and it might inoculate them from falling prey to this sort of brainwashing in the future. ERA isn't just a bad forum. It's a cult that is abusing its own members. Now, this abuse is diluted across thousands of members, but make no mistake: the people running that circus are psychopaths bent on extracting subservience and personal grandeur. You only see ten bans here, twenty bans there. Everyone says it feels like walking on eggshells. This is not accidental. The mods aren't like "hey folks, lighten up. We're really sorry people feel this way. How can we turn around this impression?" No, they are reinforcing Right Thinking and doing it openly.

A massive scandal would be unfortunate. ERA is already displaying the same paranoid skepticism that they accuse Trump supporters of falling prey to: they hardly believe anything they see in the media, except for a few enshrined sources. Any "massive scandal" concerning ERA that comes to light would instantly be denied and downplayed, and the mods would go into full PR mode. It would confuse their members and would give them even more leverage to play their game of manipulation.

Right now, some members are saying openly "a lot of our members aren't really as progressive as we all tell ourselves". I expect soon this will further degrade into a paranoid attitude of "ERA as a forum is being attacked from all sides, and we are being smeared, and only we carry the torch of truth and freedom". If the forum survives implosion, it will eventually reach that point, and it will be amazing to witness.

A scandal would prevent that. Instead of letting them all bear witness to the homunculus they all sacrificed GAF to create, they would be drawn in further into the fantasy-drama known as ERA. It would be another opportunity to isolate ERA members from the outside world.

ERA is without a doubt one of the most fascinating online experiments I have ever watched unfold.

I'm curious if they'll ever make their forum member-only visible like they "accidentally" did a few months ago. :pie_thinking:

Ah, it's whatever. Hopefully some of those misled members feel welcome to return here, as long as they understand the nature of GAF now that the authoritarians are gone.
Having recently watched Chernobyl, I think the bolded is particularly prescient
 

Mochilador

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Witness Era becoming even more insane.

It's not uncommon for one or another poster to be occasionally banned in this videogaming forum for talking about videogames, but now they're being banned in hordes. Three in the same day in the same thread.
These are some insane bans.
 

Crash Station

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I'm curious if they'll ever make their forum member-only visible like they "accidentally" did a few months ago. :pie_thinking:
I almost feel like this is the logical conclusion with the way the site is headed. The paranoia from the outside seems to be ramping up and E3 certainly isn't helping. I could see them doing a somethingawful thing too where they make it inaccessible to non-paying members.
 
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Ol'Scratch

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I almost feel like this is the logical conclusion with the way the site is headed. The paranoia from the outside seems to be ramping up and E3 certainly isn't helping. I could see them doing a somethingawful thing too where they make it inaccessible to non-paying members.
I can see it now and it is glorious, like the little cult of fucktards that they are. I think I need to go prepare some Kool Aid...
 

Ol'Scratch

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Lmao dude is absolutely terrified for asking a simple question. But I remember him being a genuine piece of shit cunt so I don't feel bad for him 🤣
This came up in another thread that kind of blew my brain meats, and now mind you I can not see the picture in question but that is here nor there I think, the folks over there want trans representation but then get even MORE offended if there is trans representation if they do not look like some kind of Bailey Jay model or something. Now do not get me wrong there are some very attractive trans, we have some on here and I am sure there are some on REEE but for the sake of honesty there are others that look like Eli Manning in drag.
 

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Lmao dude is absolutely terrified for asking a simple question. But I remember him being a genuine piece of shit cunt so I don't feel bad for him 🤣
I used to consider this place the North Korea of game websites before the split, but I was wrong. This place was simply China compared to ResetEra's North Korea. Who the hell gets scared to post on a video game forum. :messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

Crash Station

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Reminder that Finale Fireworker had a depression meltdown when the gaf implosion happened, comparing it to being homeless. The guy is an obsessed lunatic and a terrible person to have representing your website, even if he is a pretty solid representation of what Era is now. Cerium giving these people the keys to his house is going to lead to one of them setting it on fire.
 

captainraincoat

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Justice has been served.
I liked the Cosby show as a kid...does that by default make me a rapist lover??

The whole 8chan/thq is fucking stupid...yes the forum has a bad rap for idiots posting shit on the boards but it certainly didn’t allow it and took steps to remove and ban the people who do...like pretty much every popular internet message board.....I think because this board consistently calls out the stupidity of the sjw mantra it’s a target.
 
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Helios

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So what's the problem here? It's 5 pages of Yikes and Oofs with everyone avoiding to answer what exactly they're outraged about. "bUt TheY pOsTed tHaT tWeEt ThAt oNe TiMe" is not a good answer.
They wanted trans inclusion in their game (Even though it's not confirmed to be trans and the one guy that pointed this out got banned) and they got it. It's maybe a bit too in your face, but in general CDPR are never shy of showing nudity. It also fits in with the setting.
 

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So what's the problem here? It's 5 pages of Yikes and Oofs with everyone avoiding to answer what exactly they're outraged about. "bUt TheY pOsTed tHaT tWeEt ThAt oNe TiMe" is not a good answer.
They wanted trans inclusion in their game (Even though it's not confirmed to be trans and the one guy that pointed this out got banned) and they got it. It's maybe a bit too in your face, but in general CDPR are never shy of showing nudity. It also fits in with the setting.
bruh are they really gonna show hot girls with big dicks? This game just keeps sounding better and better...
 

nush

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So what's the problem here? It's 5 pages of Yikes and Oofs with everyone avoiding to answer what exactly they're outraged about. "bUt TheY pOsTed tHaT tWeEt ThAt oNe TiMe" is not a good answer.
They wanted trans inclusion in their game (Even though it's not confirmed to be trans and the one guy that pointed this out got banned) and they got it. It's maybe a bit too in your face, but in general CDPR are never shy of showing nudity. It also fits in with the setting.
Big metal robo arm - OK
Big metal robo cock - Yikes WTF BBQ!!1!
 

EviLore

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ResetEra encounters possible trans imagery: "yikes" "oof" "not a good look" "what the actual fuck?" Truckload of bans, locked thread, no understanding of how to cope.

NeoGAF encounters possible trans imagery: puns, jokes, memes, and an undercurrent of tolerance. Zero bans, no lock necessary.

:messenger_ok:
 

CyberPanda

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ResetEra encounters possible trans imagery: "yikes" "oof" "not a good look" "what the actual fuck?" Truckload of bans, locked thread, no understanding of how to cope.

NeoGAF encounters possible trans imagery: puns, jokes, memes, and an undercurrent of tolerance. Zero bans, no lock necessary.

:messenger_ok:
Weird part is people still stay there, and take the abuse. After they see their fellow reeetards getting banned left and right.
 

Ol'Scratch

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ResetEra encounters possible trans imagery: "yikes" "oof" "not a good look" "what the actual fuck?" Truckload of bans, locked thread, no understanding of how to cope.

NeoGAF encounters possible trans imagery: puns, jokes, memes, and an undercurrent of tolerance. Zero bans, no lock necessary.

:messenger_ok:
You transphobic son of a bitch!
 
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crowbrow

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I hope the ReeeeeesetEra staff continue to pander to the fringe lunatics while alienating the rest of the normal people. It's how this website can grow back again.

lol
I've thought about doing this. It would be hilarious. Act like the craziest SJW there and get a bunch of people banned when they call on my craziness. I should be easy and entertaining.
 

Bullet Club

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Someone post the Cyberpunk ding dong lady in that thread and say it did well.
 

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I hope it’s election time soon, I want to see how insane that forum will get.

Also I was hoping it would be a Kanye West vs. Michelle Obama for presidency just for the lulz.
 

Saruhashi

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I've thought about doing this. It would be hilarious. Act like the craziest SJW there and get a bunch of people banned when they call on my craziness. I should be easy and entertaining.
It's already happening.

I can tell you with certainty that there are "SJW" posters on there with 100s and even 1000s of posts that are just taking the piss by pretending and getting others riled up. Probably just laughing at all the dummies who agree with them and the bans that get dished out to those who don't.

In ANY sphere on the internet where there is division between two (or more) "sides" of a conversation you will have people who pretend to be an extremist on one side in order to get people riled up.

It's something that has pretty much always happened.

Read up on the death of Benno Ohnesorg in West Berlin, 1967.
TL DR: At student protests in West Germany in 1967 a West German police officer shot and killed a student. This incident sparked the growth of left wing movements in West Germany. Turns out though that the West German cop was actually an East German Communist collaborator.

Ideas like "controlled opposition" are old.

The fact of the matter is that there are always people who are playing both sides or people who are pretending to be an extremist on one side to damage their reputation for the benefit of their actual side.

On the internet this kind of gets out of control because of anonymity.
Imagine seeing an argument online that makes you so mad that you HAVE to reply. You get mad as fuck "how dare he even say that" and you batter your angry retort onto your keyboard and you tell all your friends about the idiot you saw online today.
Now imagine that person is actually a 14 year old kid sitting at home laughing their as off at your outrage.
As a kid myself this was pretty much all we did on Yahoo Chat back in the day. Saying mad stuff and then laughing at the fallout.

Shit even without anonymity it gets done. I watch that "Flat Earth" documentary (can't remember what it was called) on Netflix and got a very distinct impression that a lot of the people involved with that community are just jokers who enjoy the fun of riling up and arguing with people. It's true that modern society does hold "science" and "scientists" in some kind of unimpeachable position and it's kind of cool to see people challenging that, even if it is just trolls and idiots.

This is why the best thing anyone on the Left can do is to police their own ranks. You do not see this on ResetEra as the moderators tend to side with "SJW" craziness even when said craziness makes them ALL look like a bunch of irrational loons.

If a poster posts something that SO MANY people are willing to risk the ban to tell them to shut up then you pretty much know that the person is either a total fucking troll or a swivel-eyed loon and why would you want either of those as a so called "ally".

This is why NeoGaf is far superior. Moderators are permissive up to a point and as a result posters are not afraid to call each other out and this either makes the trolls appear super obvious or makes the loons seem like they have no influence and no respect.

Some guy saying that Smash Bros Ultimate (one of the most accessible fun and inclusive games ever, really) has 40% of it's DLC linked to homophobia because one of the guys who worked on the soundtrack for one of the games that the DLC has borrowed a character from is either a troll or a loon.

If they had any sense they'd punt that poster for creating and "inflammatory" thread. However the site is so infested with trolls and loons they can't do this because of the backlash.

In the end it's the "normal" people who see the thread for the total lunacy it is who have to eat the bans when they question the lunacy.

Pick a game. Pick an oppressed class.
Now write a post saying how the game is somehow demeaning or ignoring or misrepresenting that class.
Sit back and watch the shit show.
 
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I hope it’s election time soon, I want to see how insane that forum will get.

Also I was hoping it would be a Kanye West vs. Michelle Obama for presidency just for the lulz.
Even before the actual election, there's still going to be a lot of chaos when it comes to the Democratic primary next year.

Joe Biden getting the nomination would create a massive shitstorm, since Resetera doesn't want to see 2 White Men battle for President.
 
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Saberyoko

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ResetEra encounters possible trans imagery: "yikes" "oof" "not a good look" "what the actual fuck?" Truckload of bans, locked thread, no understanding of how to cope.

NeoGAF encounters possible trans imagery: puns, jokes, memes, and an undercurrent of tolerance. Zero bans, no lock necessary.

:messenger_ok:
Sorry, we were too busy discussing if the game gonna be good or bad or if Keanu Reeves save the conference.

You know, like a normal person.
 
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