So 18% of the population of India organised the largest general strike in history. A quarter of a billion people. 3.2% of all living humans on planet Earth. And the English speaking world is mostly just... not paying attention?

If you let these folks carry on lying about mods, you end up with an environment where people won't come forward to report long-term campaigns of emotional abuse. Don't make the same mistake I did; institute a "Lying about the mods gets you booted" rule and enforce it right from the start. There's nothing more damaging to a community.

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For a long time I let these numbnuts chat whatever they like, I figured it was better to have the grumblings out in the open where they can be challenged. That was a mistake, because if people see interactions like this:
"The mods are corrupt"
"Corrupt how? What'd they do?"
"I can't say, they'll ban me"
People generally *won't* go "So the same people who'll ban you for giving details *won't* ban you for saying they're corrupt, cool story bro," they'll just drop it and let the doubt fester.

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The paranoid freezepeaches are now saying I'm using, or protecting players who are using, the techniques that I highlighted, dissected, and told everyone to keep an eye out for.

It's astonishing and depressing watching the mental gymnastics these people will go through to keep their worldview intact.

There are people like this in every community - maybe only one in a hundred, but they're always the more vocal ones.

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In my game is a small (and shrinking) contingent of paranoid arseholes. You know the sort, freezepeach types who object to the concept of moderation in general and express this by spreading misinformation about corruption or favouritism among the mod team.

In the CoC I put up last week is a lengthy section on recognizing common abuse techniques like DARVO, gaslighting, isolation etc, put in there so the players know what to watch out for.

I really resent the solar roads scammers because now you can't have a conversation about photovoltaics without someone trying to take them off the roof and put them near a road for no reason at all.

Like, the solar road thing primed people to say silly stuff like "Why don't we put them on highway meridians" or "Okay driving on a solar panel has some drawbacks, maybe we can put them by the SIDE of the road instead"

Solar panels and roads are now intertwined in people's minds and it's WEIRD

It's snowing!

I'm gonna put pinball wax on the bottom of the sled so it's like that bit in National Lampoon

I bloody resent having to adjust my black/white levels. That's a thing that gets set once and then everything should look good on it - Netflix expecting me to adjust MY levels to offset THEIR mistakes makes me a grumpy and unreasonable Dan.

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The Queen's Gambit is a riveting show but Netflix sucks at setting black/white levels, this is some amateur-hour washed-out nonsense right here

Usually they go the other way and make everything too dark, can we start a gofundme to buy Netflix a reference monitor?

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RE3 remake, I dunno if I'd go so far as to outright call it sexualized violence buuuuuutt... 

I don't like that we seem to only get butt-focused camera angles when Jill is hurt. If I want sexy stuff in a horror game it'd better be horrifying and confusing like in Silent Hill 2, and this is, again, the wrong sort of horrifying and confusing.

Having ruined food, Capcom is now ruining butts.

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RE3 remake, slightly lewd 

Like, can we maybe compartmentalize Jill's trauma from her butt, a little bit? 'cause so far, Capcom's running with the program of "Horrible thing happens to Jill which knocks her onto hard concrete and obviously hurts her" -> "Immediate Butt Shot." Like, one follows the other within a couple of seconds, and I don't like what Capcom's trying to rope me into in this way.

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RE3 remake, slightly lewd 

Now don't get me wrong, I LIKE butts, but there's a time and a place, y'know? Jill's crawling out of a flaming subway car after seeing a dozen civilians horribly killed, here.

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RE3 remake, slightly lewd 

RE3: Do you know about Jill's bottom?
Me: Given that the camera is always behind her,
RE3: But are you really AWARE of her bottom, we spent a long time on it
Me: and given how in every cutscene you've done that thing,
Me: yes that exact thing

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Very cool -- is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code:

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)


There are only a handful of pinball machines that I consider(ed) grail machines - a game that I absolutely wanted to have in my collection at some point. I remember playing Barracora (Williams, 1981) at my very first pinball event in Vandergrift, PA, and the second I saw it, I knew I wanted it. It doesn’t come up often, but I was able to grab one a couple years ago. Today I start to tackle my first full tear down and playfield swap.

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