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Drama Cringe [NEXT LEVEL lames™] ResetEra sold to M.O.B.A. Network for USD$4.55 million

FingerBang

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My transgender friends are old… and therefore pretty tired of how their decades of struggle to be accepted has been co-opted into the culture and identity wars.

They just want to live peaceful, bigotry free lives, and have no interest in trying to redefine what basic human biology is. Nothing about the current trans lobby helps them. Nothing. And I despise that lobby for creating that environment, because they’re lovely people and don’t deserve it 😡
They do, trust me, they deserve to have the best possible lives they can and to be loved like, and maybe more, than any other human being. And I bet non of them claims that there aren't differences between men and women or that you people need to use their pronouns. I imagine they make an effort to present themselves as women and most people are fine with it because, well, most people are nice. Gender dysphoria is a real condition that deserves comprehension.

These trans-activists online are not the average transperson and most people unfortunately don't understand it since they've never been exposed to any kind of "normal" transperson. They see this weird bearded dudes telling women to suck their dicks, they see someone with anime avatar, trans flag, they/them pronouns and some marxist/antifa reference in their bio and assume that's what trans is all about. And that's because, for those people, it's an identity to wear instead of a real condition. It's a power play, and you can see that in most progressive activism. We went from "accept me for who I am" to "comply or you will be punished". How people think this ends well is beyond me.

The fact I am on the left and these people are supposed to be my team makes it hurt even more
 

SaucyJack

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My transgender friends are old… and therefore pretty tired of how their decades of struggle to be accepted has been co-opted into the culture and identity wars.

They just want to live peaceful, bigotry free lives, and have no interest in trying to redefine what basic human biology is. Nothing about the current trans lobby helps them. Nothing. And I despise that lobby for creating that environment, because they’re lovely people and don’t deserve it 😡

I have the same experience. A school friend went through the surgery back in 1987, was a different environment. She’s pretty pissed off about how it’s going now.
 

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I want to play some vidya, but I can't stop reading Maiden Voyage's dispatches from the eastern front.
I need to workout so I'll have to stop sometime soonish.
 

mckmas8808

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Cerium is actually one of the greatest modern con artists we have ever seen.

  • Saw the slowly growing discontent that had been manifesting at GAF for years.
  • Orchestrated the EviLore incident to rile up the entire community which was "the last straw" for many.
  • Immediately has an entire, working forum ready to go to migrate as many GAF users as possible.
  • ResetERA was planned and in the works for days, if not weeks before the migration.
  • Already has THOUSANDS of accounts ready to instantly start his forum as well as mods to run it. The ad money commences...
  • Brand it as a new beginning with a less strict approach to moderation which was kept for a few months then slowly devolved over time to even stricter moderation and echo chambers.
  • Basically do nothing as your mod team runs the site and your stolen community provides all the content.
  • Make absolute bank (4.5 million fucking dollars) selling to whoever the fuck is buying highest, drop an announcement at 2AM EST, then disappear never to be heard from again.
Like, I almost have to respect this level of hustle.

It was the greatest hustle of our times. Makes sense.
 

near

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Even I got a bit of off-site shit when I was a mod and I tried to keep things separate. So yeah, it's awful.

I wouldn't recommend moderating (for anything) even if you were getting paid, if you at all care about the community you're covering. It's one thing when it's just a job and that's it but crossing the hobby and work streams is a definite mess in this area.

GAFs moderation has always been rather savage which is what I've always loved about this space, alleviating bullshit and cultivating real discussion. With that said however, the moderators are always going to have there fair share of hate as a result. You'd only want to moderate something you actively care about and are willing to allocate time to. If you were paid for it back then would you have seen it as work despite how taxing it was?

No one ever sent me death threats wtf. Am I worth less than other mods???

I refuse to answer this question. :messenger_anxious:
 

Starbuck2907

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As always, the socialists/communists sell out when the $$$ is good. And never see anything hypocritical about it.

They say “get woke, go broke” - but they forget that sometimes you can exploit the woke populace for $$. They’ve become what they hate - capitalists! Funny stuff. And probably doing all kinds of mind tricks on themselves to justify it.
 
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Swift_Star

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As always, the socialists/communists sell out when the $$$ is good. And never see anything hypocritical about it.

They say “get woke, go broke” - but they forget that sometimes you can exploit the woke populace for $$. They’ve become what they hate - capitalists! Funny stuff. And probably doing all kinds of mind tricks on themselves to justify it.
I don't think the Cerium guy or whatever is his username is a socialist/communist.
 
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GloveSlap

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Cerium really is a smart one...

Uses Dad's money to seed a business with little risk since he is being handed a large user base. Knows better than to interact with his community because he knows how toxic they are. Resists the urge to temper the ban gestapo to increase ad revenue, since it would risk another exodus. Then finally sells when it starts to implode under the weight of its toxicity.

And just when i think he can't get any smarter.......He plays the mental health card on the way out to try to make himself the victim and mitigate the fallout.

Bravo.
 

Nickolaidas

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"Huh guys? Is it okay guys? Can we say what we were all thinking but were afraid that we were gonna get banned for it, guys? Huh? Is it ok to finally say what a fucking mental prison this whorehouse was, guys? Is it SAFE TO FINALLY SPEAK OUR FUCKING MINDS, GUYS, BECAUSE WE REALIZE WHAT A FUCKING GRADE A' THEATRE OF PRETENDING THIS PLACE WAS, GUYS!?!?"







Guys.
 
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It is I was literally fucking there when it happened. He literally talked on discord about not being able to sleep because he did so much work to cover that specific developer who then was connected I guess to some shitty tweets and cringe political views. After a bunch of dog piling on top of console war BS from both here and reset, he basically called it quits for posting.


But the Developer coverage/interview he did was the stroke that broke the camels back.

Which is unfortunate, he seems like a pretty genuine dude who is passionate about the stuff he does.
 
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If MOBA will use the site for advertising, no way theyll allow the crazy banning to continue and lose members that way right?
Exactly.

No doubt mods will be told to tone down bans. MOBA's user base is competitive e-sport kinds of gamers too. So not exactly polite and proper gamers.

There is no way MOBA will promote to their existing user base to go sign up to Reee and then get banned right away from over-zealous mods.
 

RoboFu

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Exactly.

No doubt mods will be told to tone down bans. MOBA's user base is competitive e-sport kinds of gamers too. So not exactly polite and proper gamers.

There is no way MOBA will promote to their existing user base to go sign up to Reee and then get banned right away from over-zealous mods.
the current mods will be there for a year tops. to "ease" transition.
 

Shouta

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GAFs moderation has always been rather savage which is what I've always loved about this space, alleviating bullshit and cultivating real discussion. With that said however, the moderators are always going to have there fair share of hate as a result. You'd only want to moderate something you actively care about and are willing to allocate time to. If you were paid for it back then would you have seen it as work despite how taxing it was?



I refuse to answer this question. :messenger_anxious:

I would have seen it as work, yeah. It becomes a job and one has a responsibility to that position if you're being paid to work. It becomes real taxing to mod once a place gets over a certain size and how taxing it is on someone grows with that increase. You need to be able to disconnect and walk away sometimes but there's not as much room for that in a job and your livelihood could potential be on the line. That's why I said it's crossing the streams too much. Mind you, that's just my personal feelings on the potential of working full time as a moderate specifically. Work places vary wildly and maybe it would have been a super chill job but my personal health and interest in hobbies comes first, which is why I never considered it.
 
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the current mods will be there for a year tops. to "ease" transition.
Cerium's big post said something about no changes to mods and content.

How would he know? Does he have something in writing signed by lawyers saying MOBA promises to keep everything whole? Doubt it.

So he'll say this as he's on his way out to make it sound reassuring, but nobody knows what MOBA will do.

The guy is full of shit.
 

Stuart360

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Although this situation is obviously hilarious, its also very frustrating that a company would pay that much for a fascist woke sjw infested echo chamber cess pit of a site.
It seems a victory against clown world is still a long way off.
 
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RoboFu

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Cerium's big post said something about no changes to mods and content.

How would he know? Does he have something in writing signed by lawyers saying MOBA promises to keep everything whole? Doubt it.

So he'll say this as he's on his way out to make it sound reassuring, but nobody knows what MOBA will do.

The guy is full of shit.
thats buy out 101,. "NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE" then they add "FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE". There is literally a by the book method to buy outs. the given time span is usually a year before changes happen.
 
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