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  1. astro

    astro
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    No, because that would go against the ethos of the place which is, in large part, to raise awareness for issues like these.

    Nothign to do with the reasons you mentioned.
     
  2. dmaul1114

    dmaul1114
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    It’s a false equivalency to assume people that would rather not deal with news and politics in down time when they come to a video game focused community are all uninformed and just wanting to keep their heads in the sand.

    As above, I read/listen to lots of news sources, spend a lot of time discussing them with my wife, colleagues at my university, friends, regular write/call my representatives as the local, state and federal level, donate a fair bit to political and social causes, volunteer some and so on.

    Forums are just for fun for me and I have little interest in serious discussions on them. I’d rather put that effort into making a difference in the real world than being a keyboard warrior online.

    This place also isn’t a good source for staying informed as its so one sided as evidenced by how upset people get when the NYT posts an OP Ed that goes against their views. I prefer reading views that go against mine, that offend me, that piss me off as that’s how I get a sense of how the other side is thinking, of what my views are up against. I also like reading things that occasionally cause me to rethink my views—which is tough these days as things are so tribalism and most things are coming from the far left and far right and it’s hard to find centrist viewpoints that can cause me to rethink things in either direction (most far left and far right stuff is off putting to me—far right is far worse of course).

    I wasted too much effort in my younger days in the George W. Bush era arguing politics with randoms on forums—mostly a gaming forum even (Vs. forum on Cheapassgamer.com). I gained nothing from that and far more from spending that time truly staying informed and trying to do real world things to make an actual difference.
     
  3. Ferrs

    Ferrs
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    I do think if people don't want those threads they can use plugins and such. But coming here and say we need to create subforums to put the "trash" there, especially considering what is Era and where do we come from.

    There's a reason we fleed from the "just want to talk about games" stuff from Gaf meltdown.
     
  4. David

    David
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    Not everyone is American buddy. The thing that is happening is terrible but it doesn’t affect us all, stop trying to force stuff into people. Just apply it to yourself.
     
  5. CaLe

    CaLe
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    People should be free to view the forum in any way they like... Trying to force awareness on others when they actively want to disengage is a losing battle.
     
  6. Daysean

    Daysean
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    Just do your part and post light hearted content/threads then
     
  7. Then just browse the ones you find fun. No one is saying to eliminate those, but there is an insinuation to eliminate the ones that are making some people feel uncomfortable. Sorry, not sorry. It's real.
     
  8. WrenchNinja

    WrenchNinja
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    That is a terrible idea.

    If you need a break, take one. But this shit should not be hidden away in some subforum.
     
  9. astro

    astro
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    You do realize why/how this forum was made, right?

    This is not just a place for fun, this is a place to lend a voice/raise awareness for many marginalized groups as much as it is to talk about memes and video games.

    You don't like that, there are other forums.
     
  10. GekkoPolo

    GekkoPolo
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    On top of what everyone else mentioned (at a glance); the outrage culture around here bums me out too, especially with comedy
     
  11. McMahon

    McMahon
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    lol. it's funny cuz it's sad and true.
     
  12. David

    David
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    Hide by the user or separated into its own forum isn’t eliminating, people interested in those subjects will participate while people that wants to discuss about Godzilla will focus on that because you can read news everywhere on the internet.

    Sorry no sorry my dude.
     
  13. Kitsunelaine

    Kitsunelaine
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    I didn't know politics was infecting https://www.resetera.com/forums/video-games.7/ as well!!!!!!!1111!!!111one!!111
     
  14. max.rem

    max.rem
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    You know that it's not either or.
     
  15. Theorymon

    Theorymon
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    I agree with this 100%. Fact is, we’re in some shitty times around the world right now, so expect shitty news. It’s ok to take breaks (I took one after I was panicing over my family during hurricane maria), but that doesn’t mean the world is gonna stop turning.
     
  16. astro

    astro
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    It is absolutely affecting us all.

    Don't be naive.
     
  17. You do you. Make sure to keep the sand out of your ears while it's in the ground.
     
  18. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl
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    This thread doubled the size of my ignore list.
     
  19. David

    David
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    I will make sure, don’t worry.

    Happy life > everything else.

    Is sad what is happening but not, most people around the world don’t feel that entitled.
     
  20. I've been feeling exactly the same way for a few months now, OP. Not that I'm saying people should stop, but I do feel overwhelmed.
     
  21. Ferrs

    Ferrs
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    It does affect the whole world. Not as strongly as America, and you may feel that it doesnt affect you personally, hut globally but it does. And it can get worse (I'm not even American).
     
  22. dmaul1114

    dmaul1114
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    Fair enough and I have been giving strong consideration to leaving.

    As I said in an earlier thread, I mostly come here for the movies/tv/sports threads. So another alternative would be to make a sub forum for those things and leave the politics and random stuff here I suppose.

    But in any case, yes the politics stuff is prevalent in the gaming forum too. But as the above poster said, that’s just the slant of this community so I’m probably better off just leaving.
     
  23. Kitsunelaine

    Kitsunelaine
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    https://www.resetera.com/forums/hangouts.10/

    It literally already exists. At this point I wonder if you're being intentionally disingenuous.
     
  24. That happy life comes at the expense of ignoring children in cages. Hobbies are harder to keep once the gestapo is coming for you.
     
  25. John Kowalski

    John Kowalski
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    This is by and large the crux of the question. Is this the kind of community posters step into to step away from somewhere else that might be having a negative impact in their lives? Or is this the place they should step away from? It's best for any one person to have outlets where they can rest from the exhausting weight of what's going on in the world, and friends are what i would consider to the be usual destination for that. Sometimes my friends need to talk about something that's going on in their lives, but sometimes they also need someone to give them a space away from their worries and stresses, and it's part of a relationship to offer each of those as it becomes necessary. I suspect a fair number of posters on this forum come here because it's where they can care for their own mental health and rest their minds when weary of everything else.

    But this forum is not that place. Whether by design or by influence of what kind of relationship we have with each other, it just isn't.
     
  26. ZeoVGM

    ZeoVGM
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    I checked out during E3 for the first time in months to see how it was holding up.

    It's a cesspool, really and truly. Blatant sexism, Trump supporters, the term "SJW" thrown around regularly.

    And it's dead. Even during E3, it was fucking dead.
     
  27. StallionDan

    StallionDan
    Banned Member

    • User Banned (1 Week): Misrepresenting moderation. Accumulated infractions.
    Same here, people on ignore you literally see nothing from, no "This content is hidden because user on ignore list" and even if they quoted by others you see nothing, the quote is invisible to you. But you can be banned for not responding to them...
     
  28. David

    David
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    Now you are being desilusional.

    See why negativity is bad for your life?
     
  29. dmaul1114

    dmaul1114
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    That’s not where the threads for current movies, current TV seasons, current sporting events (like the World Cup now) etc. are though. They are in this forum.
     
  30. What "outrage culture" has there been?
     
  31. Hydrus

    Hydrus
    Member

    I just wish the admins would finally make a world news/ politics section and keep it seperate from EtcetEra. Seems like fun topics get buried by the constant " Trump did this evil thing today!" topics everyday. Please make a new section.
     
  32. astro

    astro
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    Ahh, privilege to ignore this stuff. Must feel nice.


    Well if lending a voice where people have less of one is something that tires you...
     
  33. RedMercury

    RedMercury
    Member

    Exactly, be the change you want to see in the world. If people want to talk about it those threads will do well.
    Nobody is forcing anything though. You choose to come here. There is nobody guiding your hand.
     
  34. astro

    astro
    Member

    Again: do you have any idea what foundation this place was built upon?

    This is not the forum for you if you just want video games and memes.
     
  35. Sibersk Esto

    Sibersk Esto
    Member

    Please do
     
  36. molnizzle

    molnizzle
    Member

    This forum exists because the old one was run by a sexual predator.

    This isn't a social justice forum. It's still a video game board with an off-topic section.

    This is not the forum for you if you just want to discuss social issues.
     
  37. rjinaz

    rjinaz
    Member

    I love how this is an open community and people just post what they want to talk about. Mods rarely close topics. So, basically, this is what the community wants to talk about, it isn't some kind of conspiracy. It sucks for you if you don't. Might I suggest finding another forum or simply skipping threads? Also people with the "race bait and outrage" smh so cute...
     
  38. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl
    Member

    Then watch the threads, click on the 'watched threads' thing, and stop bitching.
     
  39. SolmisateSol

    SolmisateSol
    Member

    Yeah it can feel pretty depressing reading the Off-Topic thread.

    I don't like the trend of starting political threads with no call-to-action. Most of the content is OMG LOOK AT HOW AWFUL THIS IS. So lets do something about it, just posting the article itself without any indication of how you can help is pointless.

    For instance, I came across this article yesterday about how a woman forced border patrol off a greyhound bus as they were looking for undocumented immigrants. I suggest everyone read it, because it contains valuable information that you can actually use in the public sphere.
     
  40. platocplx

    platocplx
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    I agree, people are overplaying why people are banned. and moderation is needed on sites i really dont care how people feel about it to maintain order you need to have some decency in posts and the mod team here has done a pretty damn good job of it.
     
  41. WrenchNinja

    WrenchNinja
    Member

    You should really watch the movie Inside Out.
     
  42. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake
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    What is Hangouts/Gaming/Search for 500.
     
  43. astro

    astro
    Member

    You're literally 100% wrong about that, lol.
     
  44. Spookie

    Spookie
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    Not certain I agree with 'outrage culture' but for me there is certainly a habit of people being incredibly hyperbolic in their responses. I find my self rolling my eyes often looking at the responses to some trump threads.
     
  45. Kitsunelaine

    Kitsunelaine
    Member

    I'm sorry this forum isn't Literally Perfect And Just For You. At this point you're just picking nits and making a big stink out of nothing.
     
  46. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake
    Member

    What is the search function for 500.
     
  47. BronzeWolf

    BronzeWolf
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    When the Nazis started the internment camps, it didn't affect the whole world, just the jews, commies and gays.

    Until it did affect the whole world
     
  48. The Kree

    The Kree
    Member

    Buncha fucking crybabies whining about having to read an optional wall of text while actual real lives are falling apart.

    Go outside or find another fucking forum. Garden.org seems nice.
     
  49. dmaul1114

    dmaul1114
    Self-Requested Ban Member

    I don’t think that’s making a big stink, just expressing some preferences.

    But whatever, I’ll just make my exit and let all you jaded fucks wallow in your misery here.
     
  50. Hydrus

    Hydrus
    Member

    Yes. This is the same community that came from GAF, you know Gaming Age Forum. This is a gaming forum first, everything else second. Like I said, just make a new section where all news and politics can be in one place. No need to mix topics like "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review Thread" with "USCIS will form a task force to strip immigrants who are naturalized Americans of citizenship". I feel like these kinds of topics should be separate.

    And yes this is the forum for me. If this is the place for you to strictly talk politics and world issues, then you should probably spend your time somewhere else.
     
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