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Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





Puppy Time posted:

People complain a lot about Twitter, but I've gotten a lot of good and fun from it, mainly due to liberal use of the option to mute words. I can get my depressing news from outlets that fact check and don't add catastrophizing rants about civilization collapsing every time a thing happens.

Mute words, curate your follow list, and try to have at least a third of your dash involve cute animals or other nice pictures. That's the way to have a good twitter experience.

Thank you very much for letting me know I can do that. I will have a much less depressing timeline now!

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Junpei Hyde
Mar 15, 2013


Never believe in lies





Muting words is a thing but it doesn't do jack about screenshits or misspellings (intentional or no)

SgtSteel91
Oct 21, 2010



Puppy Time posted:

People complain a lot about Twitter, but I've gotten a lot of good and fun from it, mainly due to liberal use of the option to mute words. I can get my depressing news from outlets that fact check and don't add catastrophizing rants about civilization collapsing every time a thing happens.

Mute words, curate your follow list, and try to have at least a third of your dash involve cute animals or other nice pictures. That's the way to have a good twitter experience.

I just mainly follow fan artists, so most of my timeline is full of nice art or memes

Except for like 5% where it's the artists, rightly, venting that they're getting poo poo on how they draw characters

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Dapper_Swindler posted:

I forgot how much Spoony was. Has he done anything of late or has he slid into an even darker place.

He's unbanned on twitter and seems to be in a much better mood as of late.

The only videos he's done this year are a few movie reviews that were kind of rushed together.

EDIT: (sorry for Spoony watch, but things seem okay on his side)

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Junpei Hyde posted:

Muting words is a thing but it doesn't do jack about screenshits or misspellings (intentional or no)

Yeah, those are still a pain, as are the occasional post that avoids the words, but it made my dash go from one half to three quarters negativity to like maybe a tenth, with plenty of cute things in between. I have to add words sometimes, but mostly it's been great for my mental health and productivity.

ETA: Spoony made vids this year? Good for him!

daddy anime
May 20, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


lornekates posted:

Thanks, I appreciate the support.

The (long) short of it is:

1) A user was posting a Howard Stern related running gag in the Howard Stern thread. To refrain from drawing too much attention to this user, I'll just call him "The Petty loving Whiny poo poo-Fucker Known as Immortal Anime", or "Immortal Anime" for short.
2) A bunch of baby-pants Howard Stern fans got upset at an unfunny, worn-out "joke", which is super ironic given who they listen to.
3) I get near daily reports of "Immortal Anime posted Baba Booey wah wah". I laugh and file them under "Ignore". So let this be on the record, I was on the side of Immortal Anime and actively defending him against false reports of "thread-making GBS threads".
4) Some 50+ reports over several weeks later, I figure fine, let's make this fair. Post, to effect "Since this is a running joke, I will allow it as long as it's running. For as long as IA posts this once a day, every day, it isn't banned. Everyone else also is allowed to post this once a day with no repercussions. BUT if IA misses even a single day, the running joke has stopped running, and I'll agree it's thread-making GBS threads. Anyone posting it gets a probe/ban. I probably won't monitor it, so you have to let me know that the rule was broken. Anyone complaining to me around it gets a probation."
5) So it's a bog-standard "SomethingAwful is nonesense" thread rule. As is the, as I keep hearing, "SomethingAwful Culture".
6) IA misses a day, and the rule kicks in.
7) Some people explicitly test the rule, and get reported. They get a probation and/or ban. All is good and everyone is happy.
8) Some time later, someone else breaks the rule.
9) IA starts whining "MODS!". Literally. It's in the thread, you can go see it yourself. He also sends me a PM complaining about it. Note that this is against the rules, that everyone else was adhering too.
10) In the interest of fairness, I punish the original poster-- but also give Immortal Anime a short probation for breaking the rules. Maybe it was a day? I can't be arsed to check.
10.5) Again, can't be arsed, but I think for coming off his short probe-- wait, I think it was coming off the probe AND posting in the Howard Stern thread something like "gently caress you bitch rear end mod you can't touch me". Yeah, I think that was it. Well, that's just above and beyond any thread-rule thing. That's just rudeness and sass. So he gets a month probe for being so willfully brazen. I honestly don't care about the insults myself, but it isn't a good look to let someone who is already annoying the thread get away with off-topic straight out insults.
11) All seems well. Then Immortal Anime poops his diaper like a baby and starts to cry like a wussy to his friends who are mods in another thread.
12) They give him a short probation for something else. Depending on who you believe, it was either for breaking a rule in a different subforum (which happened to have the sideeffect of cancelling out the month-long probation-- that's how the SA mod system works for some reason)-- or it was doing that just as a cover story for intentionally evading a probation under a flimsy excuse. I think we can guess which way I lean now.
12.5) In fact, take special note of #12. IA was on probation, so he couldn't have posted something NEW that got him probated. That means that a moderator went back to an old post, and probated him for that. An old post. In the past. Keep a note of that.
13) I send a PM to the moderator "Hey, just an FYI, that user is on a month-long probe, just so we don't override each others' probes", because I figured it was an honest mistake. I don't hear anything back from that mod. Since I have no idea how that mod is related, and can't check on the mod queue anymore, I'll withhold that name.
14) I also make a post in the moderator subforums pretty much the same FYI, since I figure that's the best way to communicate with the other mods. In the mod subforum. For moderators. Where moderators talk to each other. Y'know.
15) An admin basically says "I retracted the overriding probe, I'll keep an eye on it". I say thank you.
16) I start getting PMs from several users alerting me that, once again, Immortal Anime has had his buddies short-circuit his probation. People are noticing that he's circumventing the rules, which is, again, not a good look. In fact, in the reading I did when I became a mod, I was under the impression that evading a probe or ban was itself a bannable / permabannable offense.
17) I re-queue the month ban because that is only fair.
18) Poopy-pants Immortal Anime, now that he's hidden under the skirt of his Mommy, sticks his tongue out at me, because he is a very mature adult. He starts emailing me PMs that range from insults to threats to nigh-doxxing. (Well, he thought he was being a Big Boy by insinuating he doxxed me, but since all he actually unearthed was one of the top hits when you google my name, it wasn't very impressive. For the record, it was the Master Chef Canada audition tape I put together for a laugh: https://vimeo.com/70910715).
19) I reply cordially to him, explaining at first that the most ironinc thing about his tantrum is that he actually had my support for his running joke. I had been explicitly protecting him-- rejecting requests to probate him for the running joke, and in fact came up with the thread rule to not only CONTINUE the running joke, but to actively punish anyone who tried to stop him. And instead he turn an ally into an enemy all on his own. My last PM to him is to calmly say "Look, my PMs are for moderator related communications. So unless this is official business, please don't PM me.". In other words, "I'm asking you nicely to stop trying to harass me, and I'm making that clear. This is me giving you an out to just walk away and not escalate this."
20) His response is to throw more mod sass. Like most "tee hee I'm being so clever" idiots, the words themselves are innocuous, but the intention is blatant. I don't like people like that. I really don't.
21) I do make these conversations and PM mod sass known in the Moderator threads. The message I get is basically "Yeah, people sassing in PM is a no-no, and is usually a punishable offense". Gotcha.
22) So, since I can't take an action on a PM (a mod can only action on posts in their own subform), I go back to find a post by Immortal Anime to action on. I was under the impression that you can't submit a probation on a post that already had a probation against it. I might have been mistaking, I can't confirm that-- typing this I might have been thinking "a user can't SUBMIT a mod report on a post that's already been reported". The first one I come across that hasn't been actioned on is one of his joke posts. I put a, I want to say 1 or 3 day on it. Kinda a subtle acknowledgement to the people who are already probing him for 1 or 3 days. It's short enough that if they try to evade it, they'll only make it longer by effect.
23) I start to get harassing PMs from Immortal Anime's friends. They are "harassing" in the same way-- innocuous phrase, intention is clear. I honestly don't care because it's a PM, but it's amusing in a way that watching a child trying to walk in Daddy's shoes is. They're just trying SO HARD to be Big Boy. But I don't really want a PM box full of people sending me these, so I respond with what is effectively a form letter, with the same intention as the one I sent to IA. "Thanks for emailing, I appreciate you taking the time. However, this PM is for mod business, etc, etc". If anyone has ever worked customer service, you know exactly how you handle an irate customer. They either want help, which you're here for them, or they want to yell, in which case you need to end the conversation. With a smile. I get a couple "you're weird" replies, but the PMs go away.
23.5) For the record, those PM users are, since you can easily cross-reference with people who are crying and lying in the QQcs thread: "pog boyfriend", "stay safe", "grumple wumpkins", and the lovely "gently caress My rear end".
24) All of the above is basically communicated in the Moderator sub-forum too, because I like to give co-workers a heads-up when a shitstorm is brewing, because there can be splash back. Also, so that if they're getting PMs or complaints with lies in them (again I'll point you to the QQcs thread), they have my version on hand. Silly me, I thought the word of a moderator, who is also a poster in good standing with the forum, would have more weight than some trolls with a grudge.
25) At this point, FactsAreUseless says he won't protect my month long probation. Whatever.
26) I log in and I'm demodded. (I wasn't aware of what's going on in QQcs thread at the time)
26.5) Now that I *AM* aware of that thread, remember what I said about point 12? "IA was on probation, so he couldn't have posted something NEW that got him probated. That means that a moderator went back to an old post, and probated him for that. An old post. In the past.". So yeah, check out that QQcs thread-- and note that the thing his buddies are complaining about is that he was probated for. The exact same thing. Funny how they can do one thing, then complain about other people do that same thing. Hmm, almost as if they're being-- disingenuous or something.
27) You'll note there is no bullet-point here where anyone from the Admin team says "Hey, Lorne, there's some performance we're unhappy about, so let's talk about it like adults to come to a mutually beneficial outcome". Or "We're thinking of demodding you, can you give us your side of this situation".
28) I log in and find I'm demodded, and a message from FactsAreUseless saying "I don't know if that's the way to phrase it, and I've never sent one of these before, so this will be super awkward. Anyway, we've demodded you. You seem like you're trying to be very serious and professional about moderation, but in a way that isn't really compatible with the forums. Thanks for all the work you put into RGD. I appreciate it."
29) What the gently caress? "serious and professional" about moderation. Yeah, no poo poo, that's what you do in a position of power and responsibility. And "serious", what the gently caress, have you ever read one of my posts? Did you SEE the goddamn hoop-jumpy stupid fun thread rule I put into place? And your appreciation is to demod me with no discussion? I feel REAL appreciated there, buddy.
30) And you will notice the "we" in there. Yeah, so, after talking with some other mods & admins though basically a few "What happened?!?" emails, trying to understand what happened, the messaging I get back is "We're surprised too. There was no discussion about this. No one on the admin team was part of this decision, just FactsAreUseless. Sorry."
31) I write this "short" post.

tldr: So there you go. A pissy-baby shitfucker known as Immortal Anime gets special privileges from a moderator. He then manages to still mess that up, and gets punished for it. He whines to his friends who help him evade punishment. He throws abuse, and gets punished for it. His friends whine, lie and misrepresent what happened. The whining makes it's way to an admin who is friends with the whiny babies. The admin acts on his own to demod me.

And what would a post be without some screenshots?

Immortal Anime going "wah wah my friends like me better i'm not mad ur mad it was just a joke and u don't like fun" (again, remember, the entire point of these rules was to LET him have his annoying fun). Note the pathetic attempt at "doxxing" there.



(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Dragonatrix
Aug 16, 2009

You have offended STRINGIE! You must be punished!


Arcsquad12 posted:

I'm rewatching Spoony's Ultima retrospective. I forgot how much fun this series was.

Odd coincidence. I just finished a rewatch of most of that last week. Still haven't watched Ultima 9 stuff because it gets... uncomfortably awkward and bad, but that's all. At least the series does make me want to give some of the pre-IV Ultimas a go sometime.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


Mokinokaro posted:

He's unbanned on twitter and seems to be in a much better mood as of late.

The only videos he's done this year are a few movie reviews that were kind of rushed together.

EDIT: (sorry for Spoony watch, but things seem okay on his side)

I didnít know he was banned to begin with. Glad he is getting better.

Max Wilco
Jan 22, 2012

I'm just trying to go through life without looking stupid.

It's not working out too well...

Mokinokaro posted:

He's unbanned on twitter and seems to be in a much better mood as of late.

The only videos he's done this year are a few movie reviews that were kind of rushed together.

EDIT: (sorry for Spoony watch, but things seem okay on his side)

You're going to have to point me in the direction of those new reviews, because I can't find them on his site, or on his YouTube page.

Yardbomb
Jul 11, 2011

What's with the eh... bretonnian dance, sir?




They still did nothing wrong.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis





...And your point is? Yes, welcome to July of 2018. Congratulations, I guess, on your successful test of your slow teleportation machine. You've missed quite a bit in the three and a half months since you've been gone.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Max Wilco posted:

You're going to have to point me in the direction of those new reviews, because I can't find them on his site, or on his YouTube page.

Check the spoony experiment Reddit. They might be patron only for now.

Max Wilco
Jan 22, 2012

I'm just trying to go through life without looking stupid.

It's not working out too well...

Mokinokaro posted:

Check the spoony experiment Reddit. They might be patron only for now.

Still don't see any videos, though. The last Patreon post was from 2016. The Reddit had a couple of posts saying he had a new reviews, but all they link to is a series of tweets he did on The Quick and the Dead and Class of 1999.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


Mokinokaro posted:

Check the spoony experiment Reddit. They might be patron only for now.

if i were him and i made good vids, i wouldnt hide them behind my dewindling patreon wall.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


Man the Quick and the Dead is a fun movie. I should watch that again.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Dapper_Swindler posted:

if i were him and i made good vids, i wouldnt hide them behind my dewindling patreon wall.

I agree. He was such a great producer.

I just hope his upswing on twitter means he's getting help.

OmanyteJackson
Mar 18, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo



I read this twice and cannot decipher any of it.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


OmanyteJackson posted:

I read this twice and cannot decipher any of it.

its gone now. what was it?


Mokinokaro posted:

I agree. He was such a great producer.

I just hope his upswing on twitter means he's getting help.

yeah, i loved his stuff and it was genuinly sad how far down he has gone. i just hope he gets help.

BobbyK
Jun 4, 2008

by Cyrano4747


Yeah I loved that spoony video where he screams about how bad final fantasy is and how the one character is gay and how the other character has boobs. So good.

His ultima videos are great too, love the screaming "betrayal" line after every sentence

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



BobbyK posted:

Yeah I loved that spoony video where he screams about how bad final fantasy is and how the one character is gay and how the other character has boobs. So good.

His ultima videos are great too, love the screaming "betrayal" line after every sentence

Cool, thanks for telling people they don't actually like a thing?

Yardbomb
Jul 11, 2011

What's with the eh... bretonnian dance, sir?



BobbyK posted:

His ultima videos are great too, love the screaming "betrayal" line after every sentence

This except unironically.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


MandaloreGaming finally looks to Dawn of War and the Ultimate Apocalypse Mod.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.



holy loving poo poo. i need that mod.

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


Spoony is very 2006. It doesnt age well

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


Tired Moritz posted:

Spoony is very 2006. It doesnt age well

ehh. he ages a ton better then doug walker and stuff. him and brad jones are pretty timeless enough.

Yardbomb
Jul 11, 2011

What's with the eh... bretonnian dance, sir?



Dapper_Swindler posted:

holy loving poo poo. i need that mod.

It's a whole lot of fun, the older DoW games actually had/have a weirdly in-depth modding scene.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


Dapper_Swindler posted:

ehh. he ages a ton better then doug walker and stuff. him and brad jones are pretty timeless enough.

It turns out when you have passion for something and a positive outlook in your videos they can be very entertaining. Like I said I've been watching his Ultima retrospective and you can tell he cares a lot about these games and they're a blast watching him go through them again with an adult perspective noticing all the crazy stuff.

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



Yardbomb posted:

It's a whole lot of fun, the older DoW games actually had/have a weirdly in-depth modding scene.

I should reinstall those games

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



holy poo poo I really need to reinstall those games and get that mod

Max Wilco
Jan 22, 2012

I'm just trying to go through life without looking stupid.

It's not working out too well...

I hate this thread so much. I said something here a while ago about wanting to be better at strategy games so I could get into Warhammer stuff, and everyone said to check out Dawn of War, and I thought, "Eh, I probably won't get it." Now I own Dark Crusade the Space Marine shooter, and Vermintide 2. What's worse, I think that I can actually play Dark Crusade pretty well from the two missions I played on Easy. Now I'll probably want to install that mod when I watch Mandalore's video.


BobbyK posted:

Yeah I loved that spoony video where he screams about how bad final fantasy is and how the one character is gay and how the other character has boobs. So good.

His ultima videos are great too, love the screaming "betrayal" line after every sentence

I loved the Ultima videos where he discussed about Ultima 4, 5, and 6, and detailed the themes and ideas that they tackled.

I also like when he riffs on FMV games. I wish he was still doing more FMV Hell.

Also, if you're talking about the start of the FF8 review, he did apologize for that in the lead-in for his FF13 review.


Dapper_Swindler posted:

ehh. he ages a ton better then doug walker and stuff. him and brad jones are pretty timeless enough.

Honestly, I miss the early days of video reviews, back when it was still this new thing. You had folks like Armake21 and PlayItBogart emulating the AVGN, and while they weren't on the same level, they could still be pretty entertaining. I'm also kind of...nostalgic, I guess...for Obscurus Lupa and Brad Jones old stuff. I know they're still making videos, but Brad seems to have transitioned out of doing exploitation films, and I while I like Movie Nights (even though I haven't been keeping up with it), I miss Lupa's old format.

Yardbomb
Jul 11, 2011

What's with the eh... bretonnian dance, sir?



Max Wilco posted:

I hate this thread so much. I said something here a while ago about wanting to be better at strategy games so I could get into Warhammer stuff, and everyone said to check out Dawn of War, and I thought, "Eh, I probably won't get it." Now I own Dark Crusade the Space Marine shooter, and Vermintide 2. What's worse, I think that I can actually play Dark Crusade pretty well from the two missions I played on Easy. Now I'll probably want to install that mod when I watch Mandalore's video.

Get Total Warhammer 1/2 next

Solitair
Feb 18, 2014

This statement is a lie!


I think I'm done with Spoony, anyway. I don't care what he thinks about movies anymore, and I've grown to love some of the dumb goofy bullshit that makes him get such a stick up his rear end sometimes.

Max Wilco
Jan 22, 2012

I'm just trying to go through life without looking stupid.

It's not working out too well...

Yardbomb posted:

Get Total Warhammer 1/2 next

I already have Total Warhammer 1. Total War is a totally different (and more complex) beast from Dawn of War. DoW on Easy I can seem to handle from the little I've played, partially since I can hit the plus button and regain my dudes who just died. I tried starting as the Dwarves on Normal difficulty in TWW1, and I struggled with battles and doing things on the map. Total Warhammer 2 looks cool with factions like the Skaven and Tomb Kings, but I need to watch Party Elite's or Zerkovich's vids on Total War before I give it another shot. I also heard rumors there's going to be a third one as well.

Really, between Total Warhammer and Vermintide 2, it just makes wonder why GW doesn't reinstate classic Warhammer Fantasy.

Max Wilco fucked around with this message at 07:47 on Jul 7, 2018

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




The best thing Spoony did was help me discover Reb Brown.

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






SgtSteel91 posted:

I just mainly follow fan artists, so most of my timeline is full of nice art or memes

Except for like 5% where it's the artists, rightly, venting that they're getting poo poo on how they draw characters

That's what I do and my tumblr experience is pretty much totally painless because of that and the fact that I don't really use the search thing on there at all.

Kunster
Dec 24, 2006



Film Critters, aka a youtube production from ZEAL where two queer furry folk poke at films (Posted their Fight Club video previously) is now gonna poke at the Silent Movie film not being so bad.

volts5000
Apr 7, 2009


Kyleís got a new video out. Fantastic as always. The end made me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=?8gU3IA4u-J8

volts5000 fucked around with this message at 20:59 on Jul 7, 2018

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Wanna hug that Kyle.

It feels super weird feeling friendship-like with someone who doesn't even know me. Parasocial relationships are bizarre.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


volts5000 posted:

Kyleís got a new video out. Fantastic as always. The end made me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=?8gU3IA4u-J8

it got pulled. what was it?

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nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




Dapper_Swindler posted:

it got pulled. what was it?

Saw it on my subs list, but didn't get the chance to watch it yet. From the title and the thumbnail it looks like it was a video on bisexuality.

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