TruthTellah's forum posts

#1 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

Puppy Birthday, Pat!

@truthtellah said:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATRICK!!

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Wait, what's the question again?

Happy Birthday, Patrick?

Happy Birthday? Patrick!!

#2 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

@rorie said:

This wasn't intentional.

Oh thank goodness. I thought one of the designers had gone a little coocoo for cocoa puffs.

Now, if the background of the forums suddenly became random pictures of puppies, that wouldn't be too bad...

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

Man, WTF is up with these poll results. Seriously?

I think people are simply acknowledging that what Rohrer is doing is rather apparently an unprofessional and childish thing worthy of criticism. He purposefully misrepresented comments by someone he disliked just to advertise his game, and when asked to take it down, he has stubbornly refused. Disagree with or dislike Pitts or not, it doesn't excuse how Rohrer has responded.

Personally, I voted "Pitts and Rohrer both come off bad in this." Because at a certain point, spats like this always just get messy. They're both adults. Pitts should have listened to the old saying that if you wrestle with a pig, you'll both get dirty and the pig will like it. Neither looks great from it all, but Rohrer is the most obviously immature here for responding so spitefully to a review he didn't like. Plenty of reviewers will like or dislike your games; it's the very nature of making games which different people may feel differently about. Responding with vindictiveness is possibly the worst way someone could handle a bad review.

Hopefully Pitts will just walk away from all of this and Rohrer will eventually come to his senses and take down the quote himself.

#4 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

Happy Birthday you unstoppable monster! Keep up the great work!

#5 Edited by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah said:

@starvinggamer said:

@truthtellah said:

I can understand what he did initially as a kind of cheeky mock(which devs have done before with divisive games), but misrepresenting those comments and then deciding to not change or take them down was improper and deserves criticism.

Except that's exactly what he did, changed the quote to be 100% accurate and even went out of his way to provide the necessary context.

The least he could do is correct the quote to be accurate, especially after initially misrepresenting his comments, but if someone requests that their comments be removed, that's also something a reasonable individual would do. At this point, keeping it against his objection is just petty, and it seems like a rather childish move. The spirit of a mock quote is in cheeky fun, not out of some kind of spite. Rohrer is being petulant about something he should just let go.

Rohrer is under no obligation to remove the quote, though. And how often has a member of the press used a quote to paint a subject in a certain way despite any objection on behalf of the quoted?

He is certainly under an obligation to remove the quote when requested to do so. It's an advertisement for his game. That's different from writing an article about a game. He may not be legally required to remove the quote, but certainly there is a general obligation to do so when someone asks. As Pitts has said, this is frankly the first time I've ever seen this happen with a developer. It's not a developer trying to cover up a story by getting a quote removed; it's a reviewer trying to stop a developer from misusing their quotes in an advertisement without their permission.

Pitts is free to dislike a game if he wants and share that, but a developer almost always requests if they can use quotes for an advertisement. I've never heard of a developer using a quote in an advertisement against the will of someone. It's really quite odd, and it simply comes off as the developer being vindictive. Rohrer is in no way acting like a professional, and regardless of whether what he is doing is legal or not, it's not a decent thing to do as a developer or individual. His initial misrepresentation was mistaken, but his continued stubbornness is embarrassing.

#6 Edited by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

@truthtellah said:

I can understand what he did initially as a kind of cheeky mock(which devs have done before with divisive games), but misrepresenting those comments and then deciding to not change or take them down was improper and deserves criticism.

Except that's exactly what he did, changed the quote to be 100% accurate and even went out of his way to provide the necessary context.

The least he could do is correct the quote to be accurate, especially after initially misrepresenting his comments, but if someone requests that their comments be removed, that's also something a reasonable individual would do. At this point, keeping it against his objection is just petty, and it seems like a rather childish move. The spirit of a mock quote is in cheeky fun, not out of some kind of spite. Rohrer is being petulant about something he should just let go.

#7 Edited by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

Agree or disagree with Pitts' thoughts on the game, Rohrer was mistaken to truncate the comments and then not either change or remove them upon request. I can understand what he did initially as a kind of cheeky mock(which devs have done before with divisive games), but misrepresenting those comments and then deciding to not change or take them down was improper and deserves criticism. Pitts has every right to defend himself from a developer improperly quoting him; though, the little spat has gone a bit far.

Things like this are almost always a little messy. I'd say Rohrer is clearly the one who is most at fault though. Just comes off petty.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

Woohoo! The forum is legible again! :D

Maybe it was just a weird glitch.

#9 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

@egg said:

oh wait maybe (Game) is just a placeholder and it's supposed to say ([name of game])

If so then I take it all back, the updated GB is awesome..

..assuming this change will actually come true. Make it happen please!

I'm guessing that's exactly it.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9423 posts) -

I would like to think this is just them rolling out a new version and they plan to put that back in. Maybe they just took it out temporarily because it was causing that weird glitch with notifications?

It's an important part of the forums; so, I imagine they'll have to put it back in soon.