Are mods being overly strict now?

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Spysong192 wrote:
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Shagsbeard wrote:
It's their playground. Their rules. Nothing that anyone here thinks or says makes any difference at all in that regard. They could shut this forum down entirely and we'd just go on with life.

Are they being too strict? Not at all. This is one of the more permissive gaming forums I've participated in.


In the last months it became one of the most [deleted by admin] forum i ever saw in my entire gaming life that is 15+ years now.


Yeah, because most other fora just delete/lock the whole damn thread OR have automated language filters. You can pretend we don't have an unusual amount of freedom to be crass and fiery for an *official forum for a game*, but that's all it is. Pretending.
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Spysong192 wrote:
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Shagsbeard wrote:
It's their playground. Their rules. Nothing that anyone here thinks or says makes any difference at all in that regard. They could shut this forum down entirely and we'd just go on with life.

Are they being too strict? Not at all. This is one of the more permissive gaming forums I've participated in.


In the last months it became one of the most [deleted by admin] forum i ever saw in my entire gaming life that is 15+ years now.


I get my whole post history removed every time I post in the D3 forums.
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Spysong192 wrote:
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Shagsbeard wrote:
It's their playground. Their rules. Nothing that anyone here thinks or says makes any difference at all in that regard. They could shut this forum down entirely and we'd just go on with life.

Are they being too strict? Not at all. This is one of the more permissive gaming forums I've participated in.


In the last months it became one of the most [deleted by admin] forum i ever saw in my entire gaming life that is 15+ years now.


Yeah, because most other fora just delete/lock the whole damn thread OR have automated language filters. You can pretend we don't have an unusual amount of freedom to be crass and fiery for an *official forum for a game*, but that's all it is. Pretending.


Are you yourself pretending this? Or is this the real opinion you´ve settled down now. I know some other words from you on this matter. But.. be it so. I can only speak for myself and i never saw this much of censorship in a gaming forum like here. Well be it so i´m not here to discuss if that´s something good or bad just that this is my experience here.
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Last edited by Spysong192 on January 24, 2014 3:12 AM
Are they strict? Not really, but it depends on who you are. They clearly play favorites. I got banned for saying this: "lol 1 lvl 74 map is not end game"

Probation for 5 days for that. I mean..really? Not to mention many other occasions similar..

The problem is that they don't catch the one's who flame-bait and antagonize you first..it's like the dreaded double tech in the NBA. It's a joke man.
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Inconsistency has always been a problem. I've just not personally seen something like this that seems so overboard on something so minor.
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No I don't think they are being overly strict.

I watch the D3 forums and these forums between appointments. Both forums are the same toxic environment. Blizzard lets a handful of trolls who hate the game and spend all day trying to drive away customers run the forums. Just as toxic and unpleasant as POE forums, which is the inverse of the D3 forums (actually its probably the same group of people on both forums) who drive away people who don't blindly love the game, while mods ban people who have issues with the game.


Two totally different approaches among the two forums, same end result.

Its entertaining for sure.


Needless to say. D3 and POE have some of the most awful and unpleasant forum goers ive ever seen. Really I do think its the same lot of people on both game forums.

Just wanted to toss this in there. With this community, you can ban and heavy hand moderate, or let the trolls take over. Result is exactly the same toxic environment. One end of the spectrum or the other. Fanboys gone wild or troll madness.

Not sure what it is about self proclaimed hardcore"vets" that make a person so...unpleasant.

Log on to the forums of my ARPG without a hardcore vet following ands its a fricking utopia. Its the funniest thing ive ever seen tbh.
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No I don't think they are being overly strict.

I watch the D3 forums and these forums between appointments. Both forums are the same toxic environment. Blizzard lets a handful of trolls who hate the game and spend all day trying to drive away customers run the forums. Just as toxic and unpleasant as POE forums, which is the inverse of the D3 forums (actually its probably the same group of people on both forums) who drive away people who don't blindly love the game, while mods ban people who have issues with the game.


Two totally different approaches among the two forums, same end result.

Its entertaining for sure.


Needless to say. D3 and POE have some of the most awful and unpleasant forum goers ive ever seen. Really I do think its the same lot of people on both game forums.

Just wanted to toss this in there. With this community, you can ban and heavy hand moderate, or let the trolls take over. Result is exactly the same toxic environment. One end of the spectrum or the other. Fanboys gone wild or troll madness.

Not sure what it is about self proclaimed hardcore"vets" that make a person so...unpleasant.

Log on to the forums of my ARPG without a hardcore vet following ands its a fricking utopia. Its the funniest thing ive ever seen tbh.


This is good. Bad in that it's true, but good.

I've thought long and hard about how I'd deal with it. Obviously extremities don't work. I've sort of come to the conclusion that games like PoE are a perfect storm for trolling.

1. free to play -- can just make more accounts, has an image of being 'inferior' to games that you have to pay for, loyalty is typically very short term, with the potential for jadedness rising constantly

2. online-only/multiplayer -- means a LOT of technical issues regarding game hosting, lag, desync, etc.

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3.hardcore -- constant arguments over balance, mechanics, what's fair and what's not, who's 'good' and who's not...

With all those in play, moderation is almost a pipe dream. Remove any of the three and you're probably okay.
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Retarded is offensive in that you are using a word that defines a condition UTTERLY out of the person's hands to describe someone who may be by choice 'stupid'. There is a base wrongness in mocking people who can't help what they are by using terms that define them as insults to those who can.

We had a lot of discussion about this, and came to the consensus that just because a word is acceptable elsewhere doesn't mean it should be acceptable here.

Don't play the 'adult/mature' card, Stryker. You're smarter than that.

And yes, the Chris RMTs thread is still going at this moment. The trolls have Support by the short and hairies more often than not with this forum.

Too strict? Don't make me laugh.



Yeah, but you apparently can tell certain types of people to kill themselves or to die. Unless that was removed, I don't think it was. That was and is objectively worse than a slur.
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Last edited by BoltThrower87 on January 24, 2014 3:41 AM
I don't get this... you can say what ever you want on this forum so long as it's not hateful to others, or outright profanity. I can say "what the fuck" and no one bats an eye. I just can't go around calling people idiots or saying that GGG is run by a bunch of morons.... which I don't believe is true, but people say stuff like it and get edited.

Keep it respectful and you can voice what ever opinion you want.
I still have the opinion that the community is smart enough to deal with language in it´s own way and that playing the police from a 3rd party will only make things worse.
What can never be lent or earned?
Somewhat, that devours everyone and everything:
A tree that rush. A bird that sings. It eat bones and smite the hardest stones.
Masticate every sword. Shatters every shrine. It defeat mighty kings and carry mountains on lightly wings. What am i?

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