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#1 Posted by MarxMygdala (45 posts) -

I don't get it. What is the purpose in locking a topic that doesn't have something, like, illegal in it? If someone's not endangering the community or spamming... what's the purpose of closing "troll" topics or whatever?

Are moderators so afraid of people getting their feelings hurt and engaging in stupid conversations? Does regulation of speech actually improve the conversation on here? It just makes for a bunch of insular, easily-offended freaks to gather together and talk like robots.

owait, I guess that's who the Giant Bomb staff is courting, the aspergers who will pay money for their "content" and never challenge their worldview of these "personalities" as e-celebrities. haha

How high school, to have these people telling you what is and what isn't worth discussing. If the autistic ran the world...

#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

This sounds like the work of The Vigilante MB.

#3 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Are you talking about the topic where you just posted a bunch of pictures of Monster Hunter and said "THIS SUCKS FUCK JAPAN!!!" ?

#4 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

I lol'd

#5 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

It's never a good idea to criticize a forum's moderators.

It always makes you look sort of pathetic. Trust me, I know from experience.

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -

You're obviously butthurt.

...Yes, I used the term butthurt. comeatme.jpg

#7 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Yep. You seem like a well adjusted person.

#8 Posted by Chris2KLee (2337 posts) -

Cool story bro.

#9 Posted by MarxMygdala (45 posts) -

@CL60: And that guy whose Halo 4 Forge topic got locked for not being "worth discussing," yeah. What the fuck is the point of some guy coming in and telling you, "NO, YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT THIS DERP."

#10 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -

I have to return some video tapes.

#11 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

trolls are trolls and no one likes them. Why have them if all they do is annoy people or waste space.

#12 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

"Pussily". That's a new one.

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

You're obviously butthurt.

...Yes, I used the term butthurt. comeatme.jpg

Easily one of the lamest fake words in existence, but still one of my favorites.

#14 Posted by MarxMygdala (45 posts) -

@Meowshi: I don't intend to criticize the moderators. They are handed down edicts from the egos further up the foodchain, no doubt.

@McShank: Why choose to be annoyed? Choosing to be unhappy in the face of freedom of speech is always the wrong, conservative choice.

#15 Posted by Cheesebob (1243 posts) -

This is General DISCUSSION there wasn't any in your thread. Ergo why keep it open?@MarxMygdala:

Also saying that Monster Hunter sucks isn't challenging anything, it does suck, everyone knows that.. Also enjoy the lock and inevitable ban lol

#16 Edited by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -
@CL60 said:

Are you talking about the topic where you just posted a bunch of pictures of Monster Hunter and said "THIS SUCKS FUCK JAPAN!!!" ?

I was about to ask what topic of his just got blocked
 
well this shits gonna get blocked soon so it doesnt really matter.  OP, youre just being an idiot.
#17 Posted by Junkerman (271 posts) -

Irony

#18 Posted by punpun (232 posts) -

Too obvious

#19 Posted by BionicMonster (1032 posts) -

This thread does nothing to deter my assumption that posters with the default picture have nothing worth saying.

#20 Posted by PK_Koopa (583 posts) -

"Pussily" is a great adjective.

#21 Posted by Enigma777 (6078 posts) -

Time to learn how annoying the karma system is. >:]

#22 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

Damn this isn't locked yet?

#23 Posted by beebo83 (13 posts) -

neener neener

#24 Posted by Tan (425 posts) -

You're right! Locking theads is lame! They should just stop the source of the problem.

#25 Posted by NoExtraLife (215 posts) -

I kinda agree, there being far to soft, rather than just removing the worthless topic, they should remove the worthless user as well.

#26 Posted by MarxMygdala (45 posts) -

Jesus Christ, you people are the ones trolling me. I won't attack you on a personal level seriously ever, but to not be able to say what I want limits my wish to say ANYTHING. Do you not understand that?

What have I said that is a lie? What have I said that you even particularly disagree with? I'm willing to discuss.

The idea of a ban on a site like this instills no fear. You can just make another account and troll with that. That's the real bizarre situation about these moderated discussions on free forums.

#27 Posted by Christoffer (1866 posts) -

@MarxMygdala: I can only answer for myself. I have left quite a few forums because 90% of every new post have been a shit throwing contest between a few immature posters protected behind internet anonymity. If the Giant Bomb forums becomes that, I'm out and lots of people with me. And the Giant Bomb staff knows this.

#28 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

Hey guys what's going on in here?

#29 Posted by AlexAlterisio (96 posts) -

Let me guess, you just got your thread closed? Sounds more like you're mad that you got a little slap on the wrist rather than being mad about the state of these forums

#30 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@MarxMygdala:  I don't know who stuck a stick up your ass, but you've actually just made a lot of sense in this thread. I mean it.
#31 Edited by Chris2KLee (2337 posts) -

@Jimi said:

Hey guys what's going on in here?

I think we're talking about summer hats, but don't quote me on that.

#32 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Are you talking about the topic where you just posted a bunch of pictures of Monster Hunter and said "THIS SUCKS FUCK JAPAN!!!" ?

Wow, really? This is amazing. lol.

Yeah, you can shut the fuck up. I had a thread that was locked because I was asking how many other open gays there were on the site. You had a thread locked because you're an idiot. Stop whining and come up with something decent to converse over.

#33 Posted by punpun (232 posts) -

Attacking popular games, insulting the autistic. This guy's original!

#34 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Big brother is now watching you real closely.

#35 Posted by MrMatey72 (85 posts) -

I'm more amazed you said "Pusily" I have a feeling this thread is probably going to get locked soon.

#36 Posted by fywgf (1 posts) -

@PK_Koopa said:

"Pussily" is a great adjective.

That'd be an adverb, guy.

@Christoffer said:

@MarxMygdala: I can only answer for myself. I have left quite a few forums because 90% of every new post have been a shit throwing contest between a few immature posters protected behind internet anonymity. If the Giant Bomb forums becomes that, I'm out and lots of people with me. And the Giant Bomb staff knows this.

Why do you choose to be offended? When has ignorance of a touchy discussion ever served you well? Putting your fingers in your ears and softly crying is fucking sad. Grow up and ignore them, letting them burn themselves out, or argue better than they can.

To choose ignorance, to ban those with controversial things to say is just... super-pussy.

So, really, other than attacking me, does anyone have anything to say about why moderation of your words is a good thing to have? When have thought police ever been the proper choice in a community?

#37 Posted by liquidmatt (230 posts) -

@Chris2KLee said:

Cool story bro.

This guy is my hero

#38 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4641 posts) -
#39 Posted by Trace (3574 posts) -

We have forums rules in place to encourage users to be respectful, and discourage flaming or trolling. We also crack down on spam topics or topics with little to no substance because they clog up the forums and only prevent users from finding more interesting discussions to participate in. We're not afraid of people getting their feelings hurt, but users should be able to reasonably participate in discussions on this site without feeling like they're always going to be aggressively mocked or flamed by other users.

If you have criticisms about moderation actions on the forums, making a thread like this is not the way to go about it. Instead, you should contact us or Ethan, who oversees our actions.

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