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Old 09-26-2017, 10:09 AM
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We'd then be discussing politics and religion about video games. Every aspect of media has become more politicized. Not discussing them has become a political statement, since it implies someone doesn't care about an issue enough.

Every generation or two has to deal with some political upheaval. This is ours.
Even without current upheavals, controversies are often inspirations for stories in the games we play (whether as a history lesson or a comment on past/present/future issues). They're unavoidable, so banning their discussion would result in more problems as individuals struggle to navigate what can even be touched on.

In WoW alone there's questions on racial superiority (Garrosh), what lengths we should go to avoid our own demise (Sylvanas), and what happens when the ruling class ignores the plight of those underneath them (Defias). Starcraft asks the question "Is blood thicker than water" with Mengsk and his son. More importantly, is our race (species) something we should support unequivocally or can we work with others (SC2 Heart of the Swarm)? Even Diablo doesn't escape controversy (Can something that's not rooted in the Angelic Choir be good for the world? Does one have to follow their heritage to be good or evil? Does it designate who we are?).

If there's no avoiding it, then the only thing we can do is moderate how it's discussed (e.g. stopping abusive behavior and abhorrent opinions [e.g. someone promoting Supremacist or violent views]).
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:23 AM
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Is there any way to get PJ back?
SPK is not taking this well.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:39 AM
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SPK is not taking this well.
SPK needs to let PJ make her own decisions.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:41 AM
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I've been away from this forum because of how slow it's been. But this forum and the people here have a place in my heart. The drama now is bad. I think it's destroying the forum. It makes me sad to see this.
Drama's always been around, it's just that now we're facing a bunch of issues (some typical, some less so) in that we're dealing with the mid/late expansion lurch, the summer slow down, the host issues causing slowness, and the takeoff of the Discord, such that the signal to noise ratio from the drama is a lot greater than it's previously been.

Unfortunately, and I've griped to the rest of the Staff about this, I'm worse than useless when it comes to trying to address the technical needs of a forum. I try to be a passable people person, but I don't know the first thing about operating a server, running a website's back-end, and I haven't done a lick of programming in over a decade.

I can try to talk about drama, but the technical issues are way beyond my ken.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:05 PM
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SPK is not taking this well.
We already lost many ppl, I don't want to see another funny poster gone due to drama.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:52 PM
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Hopefully PJ stays gone. Maybe you can go with them.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:11 PM
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Given the harassment she's been subjected to over the years I wouldn't be surprised if she decided not to return.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:04 PM
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One said she'd stay there and then there were seven.

Alright, let's complete the song as posters desert the forum. Should take less than a few months.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:22 PM
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I don't wanna be rude, but i'm watching people who hate me leave like

https://i.imgur.com/66DSWN1.gif

Unlike Cersei, i'll be a good boy. I'm tired of being naughty.

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Old 09-26-2017, 09:29 PM
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I don't wanna be rude, but i'm watching people who hate me leave like

https://i.imgur.com/66DSWN1.gif
You are still here while others aren't. Tells us much about the story state of Scrolls of Lore.

Chances are Canthus, Gurzog and you will be the last three posters on this forum.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:41 PM
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Man, why is Genya still here? I mean, really.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:56 PM
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You two running to post, how surprising. Anyway that's why i used the Cersei gif. I survived to the last season despite the odds

I think it's mostly because i can control myself and my super asshole/shitposting self is a persona which i stopped using :3

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:01 PM
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That's why i used the Cersei gif. I survived to the last season despite the odds

I think it's mostly because i can control myself and my super asshole/shitposting self is a persona which i stopped using :3
You still are an asshole and a shitposter. Mind you, theses seem to be valued traits theses days, so carry on.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:03 PM
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I like how Genya is afforded the privilege of being a unrepentantly toxic poster with no ramifications whatsoever besides the sole reason that he/she comes from a complete shithouse of country.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:01 AM
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Quality of post is in the eye of the beholder, and I don't think anyone's been banned purely for that.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:26 AM
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FYI, we've suspended Genya on several occasions for flaming excessively. However, unlike Hammer and Galdus, he hasn't compounded said flaming with outright racial slurs/racism or general and consistent harassment (or at least not that I've been made aware of).

That said, Genya, your modus operandi in this past week has been remarkably aggressive against posters you disagree with. I recommend you take your own advice and step away before warnings come out.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:44 AM
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In more positive news, the site seems to be running faster for me. Anyone else seeing an improvement?
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Now imagine a music, dear readers, heavy with cellos at a rapid staccato. Cellos held between thighs in a dark room. The little room of Harry's chest as he walks with his teammates to the opening gate of his first Test of Cribbage. They are a rag-tag group of champions, this bunch, and with Harry, the near-perfect new god, they know they will dominate the day. Harry is a world laced with rivers of wizardly blood. He is ready.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:30 AM
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The site would go faster if old ass posts were deleted from 10 years ago. I get it's nice to look back at but over 1 million posts is slowing the database down considerably and SoL isn't running on the type of servers Blizzard has.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:28 PM
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The site would go faster if old ass posts were deleted from 10 years ago. I get it's nice to look back at but over 1 million posts is slowing the database down considerably and SoL isn't running on the type of servers Blizzard has.
That's actually something we've talked about a bit. Splitting the DB and archiving old posts (accessible, but not part of the standard load/search set) is definitely on the list. The nitty gritty of that, however, is not my forte so I'll leave that to the experts.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:52 PM
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I mean, do we really need a 400 page spam thread? We can make a new one, and I question the sanity of anyone that searches 10+ years for posts (Shaman).
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:23 PM
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I mean, do we really need a 400 page spam thread? We can make a new one, and I question the sanity of anyone that searches 10+ years for posts (Shaman).
You say that, but you never know when a truly vital post needs to be resurrected for new users...like Lordaeron's Lamps and Female Ogres.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:49 PM
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I mean, do we really need a 400 page spam thread? We can make a new one, and I question the sanity of anyone that searches 10+ years for posts (Shaman).
Half of the posts are in the halls and in general discussion.
Close all threads with more than 100 pages and create new ones.
Delete all threads inactive for more than 90 days.
That will ease the load on the DB.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:54 PM
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You say that, but you never know when a truly vital post needs to be resurrected for new users...like Lordaeron's Lamps and Female Ogres.
Simple, we form a commitee to archive key lamp-posts and such for posterity and burn the rest
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:00 PM
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Simple, we form a commitee to archive key lamp-posts and such for posterity and burn the rest
Don't be a damn fool, where would we find the committee to organize the committee?
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:08 PM
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Don't be a damn fool, where would we find the committee to organize the committee?
We can put together a small group of core posters to discuss the idea.
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