Guardian of Nonsense
Original Sin Donor
- Nov 13, 2006
- Manchester, United Kingdom
I personally find the off-topic discussion not being the right one. There are many threads that go off topic with no intervention. What we have here is a moderator intervention that people did not listen to. The reason of that intervention lies in the posts before that. Not all of that being visible to everyone. What is really annoying is people not listening to moderators. You don't have to agree with the moderator, but you might also not have the complete picture either.
When you get two infractions within a span of 15 days you will be banned for a day, [. . .] Very few of the infractions a moderator can give are already 2 points. One of them is reluctance of not listening to moderators.
I just don't get why there is any kind of drive to crack down on discussion. Who cares what thread it's in.
Didn't you just.... Nevermind"old people are irrelevant and their opinions don't matter". Yes, there are a lot of older people in RPGWatch. By all means say we have poor taste in games. But drawing a correlation between age and poor taste - isn't that a step too far?
Here's the thing...On one end you have moderating like RPGWatch and on the other end you have moderating like on the CodexOfUltimateWisdom. RPGWatch moderating is generally of a high quality and it overall maintains a much higher standard than the CodexOfUltimateWisdom - however that does come at a cost i.e. our good moderators have to spend a lot of time and effort and sometimes worthwhile conversations get ended too early. Let's face it, 99% of the time the conversation doesn't continue in a new thread.
Saying someone is a f'ing idiot - that shouldn't be okay here. This kind of stuff is okay in the CodexOfUltimateWisdom but being accepting of it just degrades everything to such a low denominator it is almost impossible to have a discussion like what happens here most of the time.
There's an "official" KOTC2 thread that lackblogger started after the Kickstarter, that's where we talked about Mantis :lol: But overall, the amount of *crickets* in that thread was kind of surprising. I ended up going over to the Codex to get some real discussion about the game.The KotC2 thread on RPGcodex has 287 pages. RPGwatch doesn't even have a KotC2 thread. I did have a very brief discussion about how good the Mantis race is with someone. But I forget where that was. You'd think this would be where the oldies would shine. But, nope. It's a no-show.
But as far as current, shall we say relevant, RPG discussion goes, RPGwatch isn't doing so great. I think that is mostly because of the older user base. Most days the new posts are all in the sticky threads that aren't about RPGs. The music, films, things you don't need to know, what I just bought, etc.
There's an "official" KOTC2 thread that lackblogger started after the Kickstarter, that's where we talked about Mantis :lol: But overall, the amount of *crickets* in that thread was kind of surprising. I ended up going over to the Codex to get some real discussion about the game.
But, SirJames, what if someone insults another person!? Who cares?! If user A insults user B then B can just ignore them. If B WANTS to engage in a "bad" exchange of insults that's unfortunate but still organic and valid in its own way. In the end it will resolve itself within minutes without intervention.
But, SirJames, what if someone goes off-topic!? Who cares?! If user A goes off-topic with user B then B can just ignore them. If B WANTS to engage in a "good" exchange of off-topic discussion then it's fortunate and organic and valid in its own way. In the end it will resolve itself within minutes without intervention.
Is RPGwatch really relevant as a place to discuss RPGs today?
The Elden Ring thread on RPGcodex has 432 pages. RPGwatch doesn't even have an Elden Ring thread. The KotC2 thread on RPGcodex has 287 pages. RPGwatch doesn't even have a KotC2 thread.
Are we allowed to go off topic in this thread as well? I smell an incoming infraction.
(I've had three already in just one year.)
Eye does a great job but is heavy-handed on moderation. Now I know most of us are used to lax mods letting everyone do want they want, but that has changed.
I mostly visit and come here to share news not to chat. That's just me as the older I get I have less patience, and find I lack the will to share/debate my opinion online.
So from this old grognard who despises older games, and shit-posts I apologize.