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Whatever happened to The Big Purple /tg?

Before coming here a few years ago I use to browse and occasionally post there for a very long time but before the Mods went insane I had left and was not up to date on all that had transpired.

So what went wrong?
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banning spiders and sneks
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>>60808755
The mods want RPG.net to be as welcoming as possible by driving people away that they do not like.
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>>60808873
>The mods want RPG.net to be as welcoming as possible by driving people away
/thread
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>>60808755
I don't know if these threads have a purpose anymore. RPG.net is so far gone you can't even make fun of them.
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>>60809245
Yeah by the way people talk about it it's more sad than funny.
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>>60808755
I went there just to see what you're talking about. There is a thread about new Star Wars movies and one of the first 3 posts already complains about Lucas' views on climate changes. These fags have terminal stage of /pol/ if nothing else.
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>>60809245
Yeah it's like a chain-smoker that's suffering horribly from terminal cancer. They brought it on themselves and there was some schadenfreude in watching it, but it's hard to do without feeling like kicking someone when they're down.
remember to coup de grace and then burn the corpse, lest the contagion spread
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>>60809634
Isn't like /tg/ is much better.
Btw what are the places to talk about actually rpgs, making setting etc now?
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>>60809791
For all that's bad with /tg/ nowadays, it's still miles better than the purple.
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>>60809791
No. It's all gone.

So together, we're making a post apoc setting.
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>>60809905
Dunno anon, some days you can scroll without hinting of a good thread outside the generals.
>>60809957
Good for me, but I don't think it will survive the night.
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>>60809978
Ever tried to create a thread of your own instead of waiting for other people to deliver?
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>>60809992
Lots of times, that's why I know of what I'm talking about.
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>>60810026
So how did it go?
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>>60809992
Saw several, actual quality, interesting threads just fall off the board unpopulated yesterday.

>>60809791
/tg/ is MUCH better. Only people who constantly reply to trolls and get in long arguments instead of hiding the troll posts think otherwise.
You can easily go through a thread, only read the serious posts, and come away thinking this is a really great place for intelligent discussion and viewpoints.
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>>60810079
Depends of the day, perhaps one in ten hits bump limit, some times you get great discussions, other times you get hijacked be /pol/, people than doesn't jerk before posting there spamming tangential images than drive good conversation away, or its simply ignored and dies when I have to go to sleep even when we where having and interesting conversation.
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>>60808755
They went full /pol/, confirming that horseshoe theory is true. The real shame of it was that it used to be very good. Tons of developers, not just super indie ones, posted there. If you had a question about the rules or their intentions it was so easy to reach out. There were lots of really experienced and old-school players who had great stories and experiences to share, some even going back to playing with Gygax. And they used to get tons of shit done too. There were always 101 ideas / plot hooks / spooky things / other stuff you could steal for your game threads. There were a bunch of custom settings that were pretty neat.

All lost. Like tears in the rain.
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>>60810114
>interesting threads just fall off the board unpopulated yesterday
Really? I see a lot of depopulated threads on /tg/ created with some promising pitch. What do they have in common? OP doesn't bother to keep the thread going, he drops the bait and leaves. People reply to the OP for a couple dozen posts but OP fucked off. If the person who started the discussion doesn't bother to put effort into it why would anyone else? Example: that alchemy thread which survived for several days on poor ration of scarce bumps.
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>>60810115
>perhaps one in ten hits bump limit
Impressive, none of my threads have ever hit bump limit besides numerous generals I've made.
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>>60809978
>Good for me, but I don't think it will survive the night.
As good a start as any other.
Tell me anon, what comes in the night? Why is it so bad that it caused the civilization to collapse?
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>>60810251
You're not entirely wrong, the OP can help continue the thread, but a thread of 2 people is not sustainable in the imageboard format.

If the OP, or if it's a question thread, a highly passionate anon, puts a lot of effort in, and there are no other posts because everyone else is busy raging in some general about /pol/ or sjw's, then there's really nothing to do.

I'm not going to bump a thread for days straight in hopes it will get noticed.
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>>60810272
It's hard work anon, some of the threads I sheepherded lasted nearly a week of autistic bumping three times a day, and some times its worth it.
>>60810306
Because before going to hit the sack you have a little bump than no one response too, so when you awaken the thread is dead, because the majority of the people than you were talking with were of the same time zone and did go to bed at the same time than you.
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>>60810251
>What do they have in common? OP doesn't bother to keep the thread going, he drops the bait and leaves.
Another thing they have in common is that they're often niche subjects or situations. Only a few people are going to be interested in "dwarves are art-deco, elves are art-nouveau: discuss" or "Would you play a setting that mixes biopunk with surf rock and agorism?".
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>>60810601
>dwarves are art-deco, elves are art-nouveau: discuss
That was a good thread. It died too soon some anons were posting interesting art.
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>>60810618
>>60810601
>dwarves are art-deco, elves are art-nouveau: discuss

I missed that!
Is there an Archive of it?
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>>60810390
Your heroic display of autism puts my puny autism to shame. Anyways, I don't think short thread are bad or tired undead threads supporetd by unnatural bumps and vile magic are good. Some of the most fun talks I had with people here were under 20 posts but we participants had fun together.
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>>60810601
Yeah- but those used to actually get discussion. I think in large part the "degeneration" of /tg/ is just a factor of it being a *faster board* than it used to be, so stuff that might get only one reply every handful of hours has less opportunity to stay alive until it can acquire a critical mass of interesting ideas and become a truly alive thread. When a thread you last posted in before you left for work could consistently survive until after you clock out, you had way more opportunities to actually come up with ideas on that premise.
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>>60810692
Or, as another anon mentioned, when you could leave a thread, go to bed, and come back in the morning full of fresh ideas. There's a kind of step function for creativity there.
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>>60810647
There's an archive of everything.

https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/text/art-nouveau/type/op/
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>>60810390
>>60810601
I think these two things are connected. /tg/ got faster, like twice as fast if not more since 2014. Thus threads have to be bumped more often with empty posts.
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>>60810647
It had all the signs of a good thread (an interesting premise, anons with curiosity, some other anon with knowladge, art, respectful discussion) but as I said, it died to soon.
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>>60810618
>>60810647
>https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/59369320/
I posted a dozen pics in it but the thread only limped to just under 100 replies.
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>>60810727
>https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/59369320/
I remember that month, an awful one with a very barren of actual interesting threads and lots of shitposting, pol and people than didn't jerk.
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>>60810713
Also, we've gained resident literal nazi shitposters.
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>>60809992
>Ever tried to create a thread of your own instead of waiting for other people to deliver?
>>60810713
>I think these two things are connected. /tg/ got faster, like twice as fast if not more since 2014. Thus threads have to be bumped more often with empty posts.
Yup, this is a big part of why we can't produce as much OC as we used to.
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>>60810783
Nazis, SJW, ERP than don't get the cue than they are getting too far posting they fetish (count all the magical realm threads right now, it used to mean than you don't force it to anyone, it has morphed into putting it everywhere here), /a/ and /v/ anons than did come here from the /qst/ times and took a liking of shitposting they style here... Don't get me wrong, /tg/ has been shit since day one, but at least people did come here to talk about actual Rpgs/wh40k and furries weren't allowed.
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>>60810783
The problem is the hundreds of people who reply to the handful of r/thedonald transplants.
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As someone who started out on rpgnet before moving to /tg/ that site has been slowly going to shit over the course of a decade. I barely recognize the site anymore, the userbase is ironically more hostile and unwelcoming there then it's ever been lately and its all under the guise of inclusivity.
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>>60810788
It's like thread gravity and coagulation. Generals got numerous and fat. They house most of the discussion on /tg/, they are big but don't participate with outside environment much, they are inert. They are fast and had to be replaced regularly with new threads. Meaning, you can see 3-4 versions of popular generals sometimes. At the same time, bump flow got powerful, its pressure washes away weak threads which can't attach themselves somehow.
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People remember the good and forget the bad. I remember 5-10 years back people compaining about how /tg/ never gets shit done anymore, or how good warhammer wednesdays use to be and how everything has gone to shit since then. There was no 'golden age' of /tg/ and things aren't noticably worse now. The board is just as capable of producing Engine Heart or whatever now as it was then.
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>>60810783
We got all kinds of /pol/ shitposters: ultra-right, deep left and anything in between.
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>>60810973
>how good warhammer wednesdays use to be
That was because they were young and still not as jaded as they are now, myself included. It was a fun but very cringey time, I think we hit peak /tg/ at around a year after the nazi mod.
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>>60810973
/tg was never great but it is noticeably shittierr than it was even 2 years ago. The influx of counterbandwagon faggots due to Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, and Critical Role is what really fucked up this place. There's a metric fuckload of posers here trying to act cool by showing off how much more they know than normies bu copypasting classic /tg shitposts. Not to mention the legion of brain dead idiots here who think they can jumpstart OC by making vapid threads of retarded hypotheticals and expect someone else to just run with it.
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>>60811014
Absolutely not, the first crusade against fun basically cemented the "bunch of generals with a sprinkle of shitposting threads" format we see today.

/tg/ used to be more spontaneous too. Things like storythreads and world building used to be thrown up whenever anyone had a fun story or idea to post, now for some reason we have a few generals that are barely alive full of bitter autists instead.

Strict moderation sterilized the board to some degree, even though I believe it was somewhat of a necessity (as the time right before that had even worse fetishposting then we do now and pretty much nothing was on topic.)
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>>60811044
Fuck you, dude. If Paracelsus saw you he would call you the elemental of salt.
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>>60811094
It was before the generals, the start of the quests (I think Rubi was about to start and some good ones were made, before moot dumped every quest here), we hit a good mix of fun, world building,memes when were still considered a quintaesential part of the board, some lewds (thulsa doom) and spontaneous threads with some of the local shitposting, moderated but with a savoir fer. Remember the one than must not be named or how you couldn't talk about rpgs without porn, you know moderation is key to this board to thrive.
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>>60811105
Case in point, look how assblasted empty headed shitposters get when you call them out for making threads full of nothing.
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>>60811249
Where? Shitposters aren't assblasted by your bitching, they aren't stopped or discouraged by it, they love when people take the bait or encourage more shitposting.
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>>60811282
Seething
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>>60811292
You are grade A bitch. Keep moaning and complaining about everyone and everything until the board is shaped into your ideal image.
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>>60811346
dam sun u mad
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>>60811550
Oh wait, what I said about you already happened to RPGnet. Verily, Fates are in humorous mood today to let us meet here.
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>>60808755
>Huh, I haven't been on there in a while, let's see what's up
"So umm...why is MYFAROG a votable option under "Fan's Favorite Publisher?"
>Jesus Christ
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>>60811186
>moderation is key to this board to thrive.
Fuck you. rpg.net killed itself because of moderation. /tg/ is as much of a shithole as it is today because of moderation.
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>>60811978
>muh shitposting pride
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>>60811094
>even worse fetishposting then we do now
Nigger there's barely any fetishposting these days - we used to be known as /d/lite for very valid reasons, now /tg/ is nearly as sexless as a space marine
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>>60812483

Moderation always, ALWAYS devolves into censoring dissent. That has always been true on 4chan during times of strict moderation, and on other sites as well. Remember the six month period when you got instantly banned for criticizing 4E D&D on /tg/? That happened.
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>>60812538
>Remember the six month period when you got instantly banned for criticizing 4E D&D on /tg/? That happened.

No, it really didn't.
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>>60812538
>rules are censorship
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>>60812504
>now /tg/ is nearly as sexless as a space marine
You're fucking delusional
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>>60811788
They even type like fags.
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>>60810868

I'm in the same boat as you.
Fuck Rpg.net, honestly. I really regret going on there when I was younger and how it fucked me up.
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>>60811978
Not him, but
>moderation is key to this board to thrive
I think that moderation could help the board significantly.

Right now, we as a community are very lenient on low-quality shit-posts. Moderators will delete whatever enough of us report, they only give a fuck about things that people don't like.

Our moderation is a guided moderation. There are porn posts that last a while, not because of no moderation, but because if no one reports it, it's not bothering anyone, as an example.

What we're not using this for, is to discourage low-quality shit-posts.

If there was a community wide effort to only accept things that take some effort, even if it's only a tiny amount of effort, then quality posts and shitposts would become the norm.

This could be done without moderation by just hiding and not feeding, but then the zero-effort posters just respond to themselves to try and bait attention and shit up the whole thread. That and peoples pride doesn't let them ignore zero-effort posts because they have been You-ed.

The real problem with all of the above is that it's unrealistic. People don't want quality posts, they want to have extremely low-brow back and forth arguments so that the reptile part of their brain gets to feel some confrontation.

/tg/ right now is exactly what most people want from it.
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>>60812538
>That happened
Where did you read about that, sunshine? Someone was having a laugh at your expense.
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>>60812565
You do realize that they are, right? By definition?
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>>60811978
This. Niggermod/nazimod/kittenmod or whichever you prefer to call him fucking gutted this board. Not that we didn't have our troubled times, like the Flare spam o when 4e came out, but it was amusing faggotry rather than sterile whinging and the tendies patrol doing it for free.
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>>60812590
>Our moderation is a guided moderation.
This defeats the point of having moderators in the first place. If the mods expect me to flag all the shit content on this board why not give me mod powers and eliminate the middleman?
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>>60810390
>Because before going to hit the sack you have a little bump than no one response too, so when you awaken the thread is dead, because the majority of the people than you were talking with were of the same time zone and did go to bed at the same time than you.
Good enough to work with.

The world as we see is dead. Not because of war, famine, or disease, or some natural cataclysm. No army decimated us, no meteor suddenly struck the Earth. Most people just died. One night those who went to sleep just never woke up. The only thing common in the stories of the few survivors was that they had someone watching over them. No, none of that superstitious guardian angel bullshit. It's a proven fact that those who slept in shifts, or who had someone keep watch, or just had a restless spouse waking up every now and then, survived. Go to sleep alone, or all together at the same time, you never wake up. Nobody knows why. No autopsies ever found a disease or changes in the bodies of the dead-sleepers.

This is your world now, where your greatest enemy might be your only chance to survive, and you his, once you find yourself alone. The very presence of others became as necessary as food and water. What is your story?
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>>60812690
Because it's better to ignore the raving madman than to give him a gun.
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>>60810851
>handful

The population of 4chan quadrupled during the primaries to the 2016 US election.
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>>60812646
This, exactly.

/tg/ still has not recovered from the days of Nazimod, and likely never will. We lost all our good drawfags, writefags, and general air of positivity and "/tg/ gets shit done" (even though it was always 50 idea guys taking credit for 1 person's effort) when he started banning people for things that weren't even against the rules because he didn't like it.

Moderation should only be for the site's continued survival, like botspam and CP.

Even then, the days of the botspam were glorious, because /tg/ back then could take a joke and make anything into fun content.
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>>60812716
You could have saved us 15 posts if you just said
>stop trying to improve the board
At the start
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>>60812590
I totally agree. /tg/ would greatly benefit ignoring obvious shots but too many posters are vain and combative to let anything get ignored. On a base level people shitpost for attention, and nowhere else on 4chan gives your shit attention quite like here.

Also doesn't help /tg/ thinks it is untrollable while being super easy to troll. It's great how some anon will pull out a screencap from 2012 as a way to deflect away from the thousands of threads that get derailed by the lowest effort posts.
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>>60810973
>There was no 'golden age' of /tg/ and things aren't noticably worse now. The board is just as capable of producing Engine Heart or whatever now as it was then.

Yeah, there's no reason why this board hasn't seen more than one or two projects in the past three years. Nothing has changed from how it was...
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>>60812690
No it doesn't? It literally lets users control the board without giving the corrupting power of a moderator to someone involved in the community. The human element just fights against bot reporting programs.

Was this an ironic low-quality shitpost in response to the post? If so, good going.
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>>60812697
I know that a TV show or RPG would portray this as a world-ending catastrophe due to all the people who died, but in reality it would just become a fact of life that everyone takes into account.

Nice presentation, either way.
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>>60812855

The thing is, people talk about what is making the specific sub-communities better or worse but I just think that the general wargaming and roleplaying community has become rather shit, or at least lackluster as of late.

Its just going through a bit of a period of transition and will hopefully pick up. Big companies are making big changes (some good, some... less so) that are alienating the old community (for better or worse) and bringing in new people (for better or worse).

The thing is, /tg/ is way too sensitive to this. Yes, a lot of new people to the community have absolute shit taste. But its way too easy to make threads and posts lauding this shit taste and watch /tg/ go absolutely ballistic. If its that easy to get a reaction, why wouldn't you shitpost?
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>>60812789
>>60812590

This is really the biggest problem, it doesn't seem like getting rid of quests slowed the board speed, it feels like it has increased if anything, and so much of it is low-effort bait or people just starting the same thread again with no new contribution.

Like how the fuck did this get 6 unique replies already?

>>60812238

It's just someone implicitly complaining about idiots sperging out about some twitch streamer. But no one sages and no one reports and a bunch of people feed it before it falls off the board.

So we have threads like that instead of this one that died
>>60806219

We collectively act as if we get more enjoyment out of responding to shitty off-topic bait and that's what the board has become.
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>>60813557
One sentence OPs are the scourge of our land. Only bait threads can be lazier than that.
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>>60810851
This. Brittle reactionary idiots make every thread a target.
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>>60813557
It's because bait threads require no investment and get lots of replies.

Hiro banned mobile networks for a couple of weeks and the shitposting dropped off noticeably. But that hurt Hiro's ad revenue, so he allowed them again and the shitposting rose back to its previous level.

A questfag who genuinely wanted to run a quest had to craft an interesting pitch and then monitor the thread all day to reply to the players with engaging text. They made sure nothing they did was breaking board rules because it was important for them to be able to identify themselves (by tripcode) and to be able to post from a PC.

A troll just has to post an inflammatory statement from his phone and laugh at the replies and the mod's impotent ban. There's no investment required.
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>>60811788
>>60812581
Shouldn't that be "So ummm, sweeties, ..." in the SJW vernacular?
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>>60812576
Not him, but it's a blue board now and it was not before. We used to have plenty of nudity here. Now we do not. Ergo...
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I think we all understand a certain level of moderation is fine, but can anyone really argue that RPG.net has strayed into the realm of excess with bans for posting snakes and spiders, or bans because someone responded to a mod in a way that wasn't slavish adoration and that mod identifies as female thus.
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>>60815412
No, but they strayed into excess like 10 years ago. And even before then they were full of assholes backed by mods. I remember someone having a question about a ruling in a game that was ambiguous, the designer came in and explained how they intended the rules to work and why and op responded with autistic screeching about that not being RAW.

Even as early as like 2005 the mods were pulling shit like changing the passwords of accounts that got temp bans to turn them into double secret permabans and banning anyone who complained about moderation.

The forums were on a downhill slide basically since their inception. The mod powertripping has gotten worse and worse, but it has been a thing there forever.
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>>60815412
>I think we all understand a certain level of moderation is fine,
Fuck you.
>>60815579
Yeah, I stopped going there back in 07 or 08 because of really egregious mod abuse, though I can't remember the details anymore.
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>>60815579
The problem, of course, is that there is no viable alternative. ENworld sucks, GitP sucks, therpgsite is like Bizarro RPG.net, and then there's /tg/ which is a shell of what it was even in 2011.
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>>60815655
>Fuck you
Why? Are you really saying that a board without moderation whatsoever would be anything other than a shitfest?
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>>60815658
And of all these /tg/ is the best after all the shit that happened. So shut your trap and enjoy your viable alternative.
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>>60815712
No, I'm pointedly -not- going to shut my trap and there's nothing you can do to stop me, sweetie.

Also, RPG.net is really hard to follow as a forum because they've created so many shitty subcategories for inane bullshit while leaving roleplaying games a general for everything that the forum -should- be talking about regardless of genre, era, etc.
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>>60815777
It's up to you whether to enjoy what you have or bitch and complain, faglord. You won't be missed one way or another.
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>>60815833

Way to help make /tg/ a better place than RPG.net. Good job. Much wow.
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>>60815902
It's better than your passive aggressive memery, /tg/ is improving very very slowly, other places don't.
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>>60815676
Aside from stopping botspam, there is no need for moderation at all. If you're a faggot and the rest of the board isn't, you'll get shouted down or laughed at. If the entire board is full of faggots then no amount of moderation will save it.
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>>60815969
>If the entire board is full of faggots then no amount of moderation will save it.

Every public forum will always be full of faggots.

Also, if you expect no faggots, then how are we supposed to have threads without any OPs?
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>>60815955
>/tg/ is improving
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>>60815985
They become honorary faggots.
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>>60815988
Since the desolation of 2016 and 2017, of course
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>>60816021
>/pol/fugees shitting up threads
>weak generals for bad products
>not even remotely 'getting shit done'

No.
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>>60816049
not that anon, but to be fair, a shit post can be ignored if you really try, and they wont come back if you don't bite. This leaves plenty of space for better posts.
Back before /qst/, however...
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>>60816049
>weak generals for bad products
As opposed to what? /pol/fugees got bored and moved onto something else if you haven't noticed yet.
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>>60808755
/tg/ can be nice, but also shit.

Depends on your luck. Sometimes a mediocre thread can become a bunch of fun. Other times great worldbuilding can be ruined by uptight punks beyond repair.
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>>60816105
But someone ALWAYS bites. We are the most easily trolled board. And the trolls and people feeding them make up a good number of threads at any given time.
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>>60816176
A quarter of the board right now, give or take for the number of hiden threads I have right now. I would wager the majority of /tg/ right now hasn't played a rpg or wargame ever.
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>>60816176
>We are the most easily trolled board
As it has always been true. Just don't bite if you see someone else biting. Imititating the catch to force start bait chain is the second trick in troll handbook.
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>>60816232
>someone makes thread asking for help in 3.5
>drive-by shitpost happens because it's 3.5
>some faggot sees fit to derail the thread by edition warring with the drive-by shitpost while doing nothing to help OP whatsoever
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Am I the only one who wants those ID codes (way too tired to think of their names) that /pol/ has to be applied here?
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>>60816340
What's your point?
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>>60816363
I want flags so I can filter all the Canadians. They are responsible for 90% of shitposting.
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>>60816363
Have they made any noticeable impact on /pol/?
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>>60816379
The point is that it doesn't matter if I don't bite because nobody is fucking doing anything about the problem.
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>>60816363
I like them in /qst/
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>>60816418
Exactly, I haven't posted in these obvious bait threads in years, and I report them. But that doesn't solve the fucking problem because I am not everyone and neither is this guy. We need a critical mass that we don't have.
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>>60816408
Sorry.
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>>60816418
It matters because it's likely to get worse if you bite too. See?
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>>60816232
But that doesn't work because a good deal of the population of this board is made be crossposters than dedicate they time here to shit post, and make lots of low effort threads than they bump non stop with inflamatory or lew images than don't have a lick to do with the board. The same than when they are bored start shit in the on topic ones.
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>>60816494
>good deal of the population of this board is made be crossposters
Vast majority of /tg/ is crossposters, get over it. And get over the rest of your post as well.
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>>60816494
>>60816526
Vast majority of the whole fucking website is crossposters.
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Ignoring the stupidity of the crossboarders comment, guy has a point. There are a ton of obviously /v/ threads (and /a/ threads but I'm an /a/ crossboarder so I don't mind those).

And no matter how non-/tg/ they are, some amount of people want to come in and talk about vidya.
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>>60808755
Went full SJW and thus started killed all the fun and creativity it posessed.

Just like nu-/tg/ has been trying.
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>>60816650
So why does plebbit currently have more on-topic rpg discussion than either?

The issue is the mods.
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>>60816705
>plebbit currently have more on-topic rpg discussion
Your bluff is so bad, breh
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>>60816746
You sure, try to talk about goblins, giants, kobolds, beast folks, demons or angels without being inunded in shit posts or pathetic ERP.
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>>60816777
My point still stands, Reddit doesn't have more on-topic discussions if you don't count dozen flavors of DnD which on /tg/ is relegated to generals on OSR, pgg and such.

I don't mind ERP faggots in threads about fantasy because they at least attempt to discuss stuff and have fun doing it with each other. Faggots like you just complain and discuss nothing. As example with Reddit shows, you don't know what you are talking about.
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>>60816705
Why dont you stay there then?

People having reddit-cookies in their browsercache should be an autoban on 4chan and especially on /tg/.
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>>60816992
C'mon, dude, I don't post on Reddit. I had to visit it to check if the other guy is wrong.
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>>60808755
Went full retard.
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>>60816920
I tend to make two or three threads the days I post (art threads mostly), and bump actual thread than seems interesting and I tend to respond to anons asking questions about the sytems I know or GM tips. Meanwhile I can see the same anons posting the same low effort threads again and again discussing nothing and the way shitposters and erp destroy on topics threads has gotten stale, same images again and again and I could swear the same stupid coments.
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>>60817040
I see nothing wrong with any of this.
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>>60817040
Do you have a point here? I'm really surprised we don't have 40k and three D&D related threads in top 10.

Then you compare the whole board. Of course, Reddit threads below 1st page are dead but it demonstrates what a shitty place it is.
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>>60817089
It was a momentary snapshot, I'm sure sometimes we do, honestly all the generals being active at that moment really surprised me.

And I don't know that I have some point, I was just making a comparison so we could all see.
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>>60817071
Okay. I'm fairly sure I don't go to your threads.
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>>60817040
Hey cool, my game is in the top ten posts on rpg.net
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>>60817040
Seems about equal mix of good and bad threads on all three.
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>>60817117
It's amazing how some of the threads from RPGnet would be considered shitposting on /tg/ like gamey stuff. And that threads on Reddit in top10 have 2 posts for hours and only 1 of them is system neutral.
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>>60817243
I feel like this mostly just upholds the op of this thread: rpgnet is the worst.
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>>60817040
Is that really the ten last answers on Leddit? Doesn't it use some weird system based on popularity, last answer and upvotes or something?
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>>60816966
>Do redditschmucks actually seriously believe that if they circlejerk how /pol/ is to blame no one will be able to tell that the problem are SJW tards like you who dont belong here in the first place?
>Do you honestly think that anons cannot tell that you people acting like the fun-police and crying and bitching whenever someone as much as mention something politically incorrect are to blame for the cancer that is killing /tg/ right now?
>This is why we cant discuss anything creative anymore because as soon as someone makes fun of RESPECT WHAMEN or GOD FORBID a raunchy character-concept you start oozing shit from all your orifices about how THIS WILL NOT STAAAAAAND.
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>>60817040

I bet you 10 bucks the Rpg.net thread on Fantasy and evil races is talking about racism and how everyone who uses orcs is a bigot and a Nazi.
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>>60817345
Sorry, yeah I just had each on the default sort, which on reddit is "hot" which, yeah, is a mix of recency and upvotes and replies I think.

Here is a recency sort, not really much different in terms of overall quality I think
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>>60817385
>TL;DR: I hate D&D brand of fantasy racism.

Easy $10 if anyone had been stupid enough to make the bet.
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>>60817385
>thread on Fantasy and evil races is talking about racism and how everyone who uses orcs is a bigot and a Nazi.
you mean just like /tg?
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>>60817575
Wait, I thought orcs were magical realm now because all they do is rape elves.
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>>60817575

That you're comparing Rpg.net to /tg/ actually upsets me. Goddamn.
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>>60817664
Now that's magical realm. They used to rape everyone.
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Important /tg/ rules:
>No nudes, limited lewds
>actual on-topic content
>get shit done
The mods should be deleting the constant influx of threads that breach the above. The memey firearms threads, how would X fare, the old "excuse me _____ but" format and all that should just get snipped out when they see it. It's tired, old, and boring.
Frankly, /tg/ started to get bad when quests were stifling other content. We split them off to /q/. It's now starting to get that bad with generals, so either we should be locking "finished" generals or deleting premature ones. In a perfect world they'd be shipped off to a new /tgg/.
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>>60817706
Who do you think is posting in those shitholes? Mods and janitors. They'll never remove the thing they are invested in.
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>>60817706
>blaming mods for your own personal laziness and failing because you don't have a clue about 4chan moderation
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>>60817706
>The mods should be deleting the constant influx of threads that breach the above
No.
The board was superior pre-moderation.
People can't deal with hiding a thread now and they get all pissy.
We never used to be able to hide threads, and we did just fine. Even in summer.
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>>60808755
honestly RPGnet is fine, you just have to filter yourself like you would in public or at a job
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>>60817706
>/tg/ started to get bad when quests were stifling other content
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>>60817835
>Rely on the much larger board population to self-police
OR
>Police the board
Gee anon, which should the mods be doing? This isn't the time of Nazimod, you know. Quality content isn't getting sniped, and nobody's arguing that there be a political bias. Frankly, I wouldn't mind the same level of shitposting as long as it wasn't so formulaic.
I use the filters pretty extensively, and it gets rid of the shit pretty effectively. On the flip side I have 32 filtered and 8 hidden threads in Catalog right now. That's fucking crazy.
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>>60816966
This reads like pasta that was written by a bot, that was programmed by a drooling cretin.
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>>60817920
See
>>60817796
It answers your post in detail.
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>>60816363
I'd like them too. I think it's nice compromise for quality while keeping 99% anonymity intact. It'd make shitposters that much more apparent since you could track their activity for a thread or if they just did a drive by shit thread.
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>>60817952
>Half the board is dross
>my fault
Oh, you mean I should be reporting things too? What a productive use of my time.
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>>60816363
this would be the most effective fix. A lot easier to filter the faggot who keeps making MtG bitching threads rather than filter MtG altogether
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>>60812562
>No, it really didn't.
>>60812605

Yes it did. I got banned twenty times back then just for calling 4E the literal worst RPG ever made, thousands of times worse than FATAL. Which it is.
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>>60818659
Criticizing 4e is not the same as spaming and shitposting about 4e
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>>60818729

When you're a huge whore of a fanboy for the system, all criticism looks like shitposting to you.

The fact is, when 4E had just come out and the internet was exploding over how awful it was, some mod or another right here on /tg/ made it his personal crusade to ban everyone who criticises it. Doesn't matter if you justified it or not, just the act of talking shit about the least popular version of the game ever was punished with a 3-day global ban (always a 3-day global, because it's the maximum ban that you can't appeal). That is a fact and it happened right here. And it's not unique to 4chan, any place is vulnerable to that sort of shit if it allows any subjectivity to exist in moderation.
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>>60818600
That's not exactly how the ids are set. They're thread specific not site specific. So it'd be less about filtering like that and more about spotting samefagging or tracking a specific anon's posts through a thread.
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>>60816408
>I want flags so I can filter all the Canadians. They are responsible for 90% of shitposting.

This is unironically true. When /v/ and /int/ were combined for that april fool's gag, everyone could see that almost every single shitpost came from a Canadian IP.
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>>60818836
Even then it's useless. Cycling IP's takes literally seconds if you know how to access your router's settings.
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>>60818821
I'm not really a huge fan of 4e, but I distinctly remember dozens of threads that just repeated SHIT TWINKIE WOW CLONE over and over again with little variance. Made any sort of discussion about the game pretty much dead for years until recently.
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>>60818869
You're giving them too much credit. Many are exclusively phone posters and many aren't particularly bright and creative. Just making posting difficult will make many of them stop. They want easy attention, and any amount of resistance ruins that.
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>>60816966
You write like a serial-autist.
But you've got a point.
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>>60818821
I criticized 4e when it came out, I never got banned. You're just bad at not coming across like an asshole.
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>>60818872

People formed detailed explanations of why 4E was shit all the time. 4E fans then proceeded to completely pretend the criticisms weren't valid. Didn't even bother arguing against it usually, just unilaterally decided that it isn't videogamey or MMO-like because they decided so. No effort made to understand the argument at all, and with the rogue mod on their side, I guess they didn't feel like they needed to understand why so many people were so angry.

We haters got the last laugh though because WotC dumped 4E in the trashbin at record pace and replaced it with the "we're really sorry about that" edition.
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>>60812754
I disagree about it never recovering. Just because we lost all our good drawfags, writefags, and whatnot does not mean we never get more. /tg/ is in bad shape but it's not dead. We need to work on making things better that gets shit done not talk about the good old times like some old fart talking about when he was a kid.
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>>60809472
>everything i don't like is /pol/
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>>60818984
>everyone who calls out shitposting is a cuck
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>>60818972
It wasn't just drawfags and writefags that left. It was mods and janitors. And the current crop of everything is simply incompatible with a /tg/ that gets shit done. What content anons we do have never experienced the 'good old days' and come from reddit culture. The mods we have now weren't around when moot was still owner and are used to banhammering everything they don't like into submission.

There is no recovery from this because the problem is everything.
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>>60816992
Good idea then we can remove /pol/ as there will be no one using that board.
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>>60819037
>The mods we have now weren't around when moot was still owner
Fuck me, it seems like it was just yesterday and yet it's possible to find some anons who don't even know who moot is.
What happened to time? Where did it go? Why did it have to go?
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>>60818821
That never happened, fuck off you lying piece of shit.
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>>60812789
>Nowhere else on 4chan gives you attention
>>>/pol/
Faster board, more likely to get attention.
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>>60813865
This.
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>>60819001
/pol/ stopped cuck posting 2 years ago. you people really do see them as a boogeyman.
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>>60808755
Well man its full of OG people from an OG time who were content to chill until people got stupid. Its probably hard for people to see what the internet was like before y2k, but RPG.net is there for you.
>>60809472
wow. everythign you dont like is nazi eh?
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>>60819077
they moved on man. I remember use.net and newsgrounds, and a time when disketts were all the rage.
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>>60819037
If we just dwell on the past and go on about anons don't know what the 'good old days' were like /tg/ will never recover.
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>Spend life feeling shitty, get depressed over good memories, people I'll never see again, places I'll never go.
>Come to /tg/ to play pretend and fill part of that void in my heart

>It's just a bunch of fags whining about how everything on /tg/ sucks now and how the flavour of the week BBEG ruined /tg/ forever
make it stop
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>>60819188
>newgrounds
>floppies
please stop, it hurts
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>>60819188
I wonder what will happen to all those animators when Newgrounds finally croaks. Clearly immigrating Youtube isn't for all of them. I hope they find a place to keep using all that talent.
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any updates on black hat matt?
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>>60818418
There is something about someone wanting /tg/ to be better but refusing to contribute anything at all to that goal, that l think really speaks to this thread.
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>>60819661
At least based on the Sleepy Cabin Crew
>Stamper is losing his shit on Twitter.
>Zack is working on shit but shelved his dream project because some accessed his Youtube through his animation network and leaked a bunch of shit.
>Mick is getting legit but small time voice acting work.
>Tom Fulp still working at Behemoth.
>Jeff, Corey, Chris, and Tom are working on Nightmare Cops.
>Chris mostly makes money through lets plays.
>Most of them are in LA now.
So a mixed bag trending positive.
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>they go full lefty
>somehow this is full /pol/
Is evertone in this thread retarded?
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>>60825720
>evertone
Everyone
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>>60808755
NEOCOMMUNIST
RATS
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>>60810115
>other times you get hijacked be /pol/
Probably had it coming.
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>>60825720
Anyone, right, left or centrist, who can't keep his political views in his pants and don't spoil the fun is a /pol/tard. It's just you who can't understand this.




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