Open Letter to the GB Gestapo

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#1 Posted by Sestren (56 posts) -

The Following is a letter I wrote to the..uh...whatever he/she is who "locked down" my last blog for not adding text to the video I posted. Yes. A video I made. It appears that being "locked down" means that no one is able to comment on the blog post. So since I couldn't defend myself in the same way he came after me, I had to send a PM, and here is the transcript.

"Dear...uh...Hamz, 
Ok, what the hell is going on? You "locked down" my blog? Who are you and what makes it your business to do that? Should I assume you've phished my account and report you to the GB staff? Let's start out assuming you didn't, and then we'll go from there.

I post a blog on my own, personal Giantbomb page, and I get gamer Gestapo stopping by to make sure I don't post blogs in certain ways? Who are you people anyway? Are you even actual GB employees?  
  
What business is it of yours the way I post my own blog? Are we not allowed to post works of our own on our blogs? If videos without explanations aren't allowed, then why provide the ability to embed something--especially considering it's nearly impossible to add text after someone has posted a video?  
 
I did find it amazing how you were able to enter the mind of this humble GB patron and decipher how I posted that without text because I "wanted everyone else to do the work." That's exactly why I did that! It had nothing to do with the broken interface or the fact that there's no point in explaining something that's supposed to be funny; it either is funny or it isn't. But it wasn't that, obviously. You're a master of understanding how the minds of people work, aren't you?  
 
This telepathy stuff is fascinating. Hey, let me try: You have nothing else to do in your life, so you patrol gaming websites looking for things you don't like so you can screw with people who did nothing to you. You do it so you'll feel like you have control over something. Wow! Explaining other people's thought processes is fun! Thank you for turning me on to this phenomenon...and turning me off from Giantbomb.com, which I mistakenly believed to be a sort of "free" gaming site. Silly me! ;)
    
Actually... I don't have to explain myself to you, who the-hell-ever you are. If you do actually hold some sway over things at GB, then I'm glad to finally find out that GB isn't worth my time. I'll blog elsewhere and probably switch to IGN or something for gaming news.  
 
 I thought I'd left the game site Nazism behind when I followed Jeff over from Gamespot.  
 
I guess dicks will find a way to fuck with people anyway, won't they? 
 
With all the sincerity of a thoroughly humbled game site peon in your glorious Gestapo presence, 
Sestren  "   
 
So bye, Giantbomb. Having no clue that GB would be just as rigorously fascist a site as Gamespot, I came to Giantbomb when Jeff Gerstmann left GS. Oh well.  
 
I'm out.

#2 Posted by Sadisticham (278 posts) -

Not to sure whats going on but you seem to be taking it all a bit to seriously.
 
...Relax a bit.

#3 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

If you attach your blog to the forum it's treated as any other thread. It's your own fucking fault you didn't read the rules. 
 
 
We don't need idiots like you here. GTFO.

#4 Posted by Fish_Face_McGee (475 posts) -

Cool story, bro!  Seriously, if you're getting pissed because your blog post (which gets treated like a forum post because that's how it functions) got locked, and want to leave because of that, it's not a stretch to stay that you won't be missed.

#5 Posted by Butchio (333 posts) -

laters dude

#6 Posted by Magresda (205 posts) -

You don't have to link your blog to the forums. If you do, it's subjected to the same rules as any other forum post. Simple as that.

#7 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -

oh wow.

#8 Posted by Creamypies (4044 posts) -

It's the rules dude. You have to give context to the video that you're posting.
 
Hamz is a moderator, he's doing his job.

#9 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@Magresda said:
" You don't have to link your blog to the forums. If you do, it's subjected to the same rules as any other forum post. Simple as that. "
Exactly. A small part of me hopes he is being sarcastic but he probably isn't...
#10 Edited by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

I really, really hate when people use Nazi and facist to descibe others. It's extremely offensive to people who actually did suffer real offenses at the hands of Nazis. 
 
As for your post, you seem to miss the part where you violated the rules of posting. So because you either didn't read them, or don't care, that makes the site facist? And your original locked blog was given the exact reason for it being closed in the comments. The moderator even offered suggestions as to how you could repost that video appropriately. Awfully nice of the the facist dicatators that control the site, don't you think? 
 
Anyway, now that we know that you've suffered one of the greatest travesties that world has witnessed, I expect nothing but great things from you as you leave, surely to expose further injustice in the world. In fact, I'm going to go and by a picture frame right now so that I have it at the ready for when the issue of Time's Man of the Year comes out with you on the cover, I can place it above my fireplace. God speed
#11 Posted by Phished0ne (2477 posts) -

it is kind of lame that when you link a blog to a forum  it doesn't make a "Copy" of it and put it in the forum, so if the thread gets locked, someone could still comment on the blog post. You have every right to post what you want in a blog but when you link it to the forums, it gets moderated as what it is, a forum post.   
 
 
but seriously, why so harsh? 

#12 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

Clearly, you haven't been with GB that long as we have rules here and it's your own damn fault for not reading them and not following them. We have a rule pertaining to utube spam and it's ilk. It's also your own damn fault for attaching your blog to the forums where it is treated like any other post. Hamz is a cool dude and just doing his job as a mod. You should treat him with more respect than that. You say you are leaving. Goodbye, good luck, and may you find greener pastures elsewhere.

#13 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Considering how the mods here were picked its a miracle that any are competent at all. You have to remember, its a none pay voluntary position, you shouldn't expect much. So you know, lighten up. Clearly the mods are as vain as you and want their last word in, which is why this isn't locked. Just keep it all in perspective. Its just a forum.

#14 Posted by Soap (3561 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" If you attach your blog to the forum it's treated as any other thread. It's your own fucking fault you didn't read the rules.   We don't need idiots like you here. GTFO. "
This, very much This.
 
 
Stop trying to be seen as some kind of victim, you made a mistake and you should of just accepted the little slap on the wrists you got for it, getting your panties in a twist about it is not needed and we will be better off without you.
 
Byeeeeee <3
#15 Edited by Kohe321 (3522 posts) -

Hamz, how dare you uphold the rules?! HOW DARE YOU!=!!=!=!=!?!?!!?one?!?!?questionmark!!?!!111
 
 
:<

#16 Posted by zigaroo (87 posts) -

Seeya later, duder.
 
P.S. It helps to not be an asshole to get to the bottom of a problem... uh... Sestren. You come off as a twelve year old who doesn't understand rules.

#17 Posted by Khann (2767 posts) -

Don't even bother man.. the site is what it is. Unfortunately, it's not always good. Good luck in future endeavours.

#18 Edited by Tiwi (1401 posts) -

here's what you should have done:
REPOSTED IT WITH TEXT.

#19 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Wow.  And such a high contributing community member.  15 posts and 2 reviews (one of which is a total crock).  Why should you be held to the rules that everyone else is held to about Toob Spam, right?  Boo fucking hoo, cry more, 'cause you're totally a victim here.
 
Oh, wait, no you're not.  Peace out, good riddance.

#20 Posted by ADTR_ZERO (1060 posts) -
@Soap said:
" @nanikore said:
" If you attach your blog to the forum it's treated as any other thread. It's your own fucking fault you didn't read the rules.   We don't need idiots like you here. GTFO. "
This, very much This.   Stop trying to be seen as some kind of victim, you made a mistake and you should of just accepted the little slap on the wrists you got for it, getting your panties in a twist about it is not needed and we will be better off without you.  Byeeeeee <3 "
#21 Posted by TooWalrus (13131 posts) -

Too bad he wasn't clever enough to ether re-post the blog with some commentary and attach it to the forums, or re-post the blog without commentary and leave it off of the forums.

#22 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

And this is why you must always read the rules.

#23 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -

The italics. 
 
The italics
won me over. 
 
Fight the Man! Go dude! 
 
Go!!

#24 Posted by MattyFTM (14328 posts) -

We consider video's posted without decent sized text commentary spam. This is because we were getting far too many posts of people posting a random youtube video saying "lol this is funny" and nothing else. It was clogging up the forum with nonsense that did not promote discussion, so we took action against it. This forum thread goes into more detail about why we did this.
 
You can still post these things in your blog if you wish, but you do not have to attach blogs to the forums. Once you attach it to the forums, it comes under all the scrutiny of a standard forum post. But if you just leave it in your blog, not attaching it to the forums then it'll be fine, as long as it doesn't break any major rules (e.g. pornography, piracy etc.).
 
If/when you have an issue with a moderators decision, please do not post it on the forums. Contact the moderator in question and/or other moderators directly via PM. We can talk about your issues privately, explain our actions, and hopefully come to an understanding. If you still have an issue with our actions, feel free to contact the site staff, either via PM on the site, or via email at gb_community@giantbomb.com.
 
And with that, I'm locking this thread. A forum thread is not the place to discuss these things. Please feel free to PM us if you wish to discuss this further.

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