Penny-Arcades opinion on "the pro"

#1 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

So here it is: 
 

#2 Posted by Andorski (5310 posts) -

Xbox Live needs more moderators like him.
 
 
Like... a lot more.

#3 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Andorski: Seriously. That's one annoying little kid down. 19,999,999 to go.
#4 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

That's pretty funny.

#5 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I'm heading to bed but does someone want to provide context on this for me?

#6 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Hamz: On the comic or on the situation that made the comic?
#7 Edited by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -
@Hamz: The Pro is a fairly well-known Xbox Live Mod.
 
The other day, a video came out with a user begging people to spam it, so Microsoft would be forced to rid of the Pro.
 
It shows the Pro abusing his admin abilities, but a lot of users noticed that there were sound... discrepancies. The real video was uploaded later, recorded by someone else, and shows the counter-side to what the mod was experiencing. Most notably, people telling him they fucked his grandmother until she bled out of the mouth and died.
#8 Posted by j_meyer_13 (387 posts) -
#9 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" @Hamz: The Pro is a fairly well-known Xbox Live Mod.  The other day, a video came out with a user begging people to spam it, so Microsoft would be forced to rid of the Pro.  It shows the Pro abusing his admin abilities, but a lot of users noticed that there were sound... discrepancies. The real video was uploaded later, recorded by someone else, and shows the counter-side to what the mod was experiencing. Most notably, people telling him they fucked his grandmother until she bled out of the mouth and died. "
 
Yes, Major Nelson and Stephen Toulouse (sp?) commented on the video as well. While the did say that The Pro had an inappropriate tone, the user who uploaded the video was a hacker.
#10 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" @Mmmslash said:
" @Hamz: The Pro is a fairly well-known Xbox Live Mod.  The other day, a video came out with a user begging people to spam it, so Microsoft would be forced to rid of the Pro.  It shows the Pro abusing his admin abilities, but a lot of users noticed that there were sound... discrepancies. The real video was uploaded later, recorded by someone else, and shows the counter-side to what the mod was experiencing. Most notably, people telling him they fucked his grandmother until she bled out of the mouth and died. "
 Yes, Major Nelson and Stephen Toulouse (sp?) commented on the video as well. While the did say that The Pro had an inappropriate tone, the user who uploaded the video was a hacker. "
There was even another video uploaded showing the kind of comments the moderator was getting. I'm glad I saw that. I'm glad Stephen Toulouse brought up that he's a hacker but I still don't like him. Anyway's I found the hackers twitter ID. It's iTzLuPo .
#11 Posted by Jimbo (9814 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" Xbox Live needs more moderators like him.
 
 
Like... a lot more. "
Totally agree.  I don't care if his tone was 'inappropriate', because he was right. If they had 100 other guys slapping the shit out of people like that in order to maintain some kind of minimum acceptable standard on XBL, I would still be paying them a gold membership fee.  As they clearly aren't prepared to do that - for obvious reasons - then fuck them.
#12 Posted by CaptainMax (218 posts) -

the pro is secretly wade fulp. 
 

#13 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

He's still a bad moderator.

#14 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

If the guy was cheating then fine, ban him. But the Mod seemed to go out of his way to be a dick about it.

#15 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

For everyone that didn't see the new video that back ups the pro here it is. 
 
  

#16 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

i would have done what the pro did if i had his power

#17 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

I really don't think we need another thread about this, there's all ready been one about it.
Though i applaud penny arcade for picking the right side that thepro was wholly right in what he said and did.

#18 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -
@ch13696: I don't think anyone who has seen that video can say anything negative about The Pro other than he's kind of a pretentious jerk. 
 
Compared to the average XBL user, the guy is ray of hope in an ocean of piss.
#19 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

""
When you and I log into the service of our choice, we can log off at any time. Try to imagine a world where you could not escape these people, where it was your damnation in a literal sense to stew in a crockpot of social disease. Maybe he should be nicer to people who claim to have fucked his grandmother until she was destroyed by the process.  That's something he can work on, maybe.  I'm sure there's an informative pamplet he can peruse.  In the meantime, let's get that statue made.  ""
 
best damn reply to people that continuely say....but but but but his attitude was bad he seemed to be a dick.
I think we'd all be a dick upon hearing about how someone raped out grandmother till she bled out her mouth...

#20 Posted by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -

That kid fucks grandma's so hard they go flying out windows.

#21 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker:
 
Well, to be fair, his boss Stephen Toulouse did post on his twitter that he was going to discuss with "The Pro" about his "tone". The comments about him being unprofessional are probably because he will give the wrong impression of what Microsoft's employee's are like. Arguing with a random tool on Xbox Live is just going to add fuel to a fire, and it did. If I was a mod, I would have banned  the hacker too, but the way the way this played out was akin to the saying "never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
 
 

#22 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" @WilliamRLBaker:  Well, to be fair, his boss Stephen Toulouse did post on his twitter that he was going to discuss with "The Pro" about his "tone". The comments about him being unprofessional are probably because he will give the wrong impression of what Microsoft's employee's are like. Arguing with a random tool on Xbox Live is just going to add fuel to a fire, and it did. If I was a mod, I would have banned  the hacker too, but the way the way this played out was akin to the saying "never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."   "
and as i've said you likely wouldn't have acted any different if the kid had gotten any words and neither would I. and I would rather have a Mod that acts as he did then acts soulless when confronted with such unwarranted hateful words.
and i doubt he'll talk to thepro he'll likely congratulate him as I said there is no reason to have this thread its been talked about before.
there are 2 groups one that supports thepro, and those that are wrong and uselessly decide some how he acted wrong in the face of such harassment and abuse when they in the same position would have acted no different.
#23 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" That kid fucks grandma's so hard they go flying out windows. "
WORD!!! 
 
In other news - people cuss on Xbox Live?!  THIS IS MADNESS!!! 
 
*cue Leonidas, stage right*
#24 Posted by HistoryInRust (6316 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
Maybe he should be nicer to people who claim to have fucked his grandmother until she was destroyed by the process.
It's really not a funny situation, but this line had me laughing for about three minutes straight.
#25 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:

" and i doubt he'll talk to thepro he'll likely congratulate him.... "

Via Stepto's twitter:
 
  I spoke to The Pro and he's certainly regretful about the tone. ..We try to do our job protecting the service dispassionately...
#26 Posted by AURON570 (1674 posts) -

I don't own an xbox, but damn if I payed monthly or yearly to play online, what am I paying for if not to ban kids like Lupo? 
 
p.s. do the mods get payed for this? if no, damn they must put up with a lot of shit.

#27 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@AURON570: 
 
Don't worry, The Pro says he "makes four times as much we thinks he does and half of what he deserves."
#28 Posted by Slab64 (1055 posts) -

So, there's the pretension everyone is talking about...

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