Random thoughts and comments Oct 24, 2013 14:01:39 GMT -5
Post by jcarter on Oct 24, 2013 14:01:39 GMT -5
You can quote me on this: Arm historically just ignores problems and tries to ban its way out of them. Basically the only way that dictators know how to deal with revolting populace. It's funny because Arm is ran in the US not by a third world country where dictatorships are so common.
I leave you with a quote by Thomas Jefferson that really captures how I feel about Arms staff rigt now. Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
As you said, staff are never going to enter into a discussion unless there's control of it, either through moderating or threatening your account. In the year or so I've had the site and wiki going there's never once been any contact with me. any acknowledgement of the site is either when players get e-mails telling them their karma has been docked and to stop posting here or that one time Euronymous namedropped us and sent a bunch of traffic our way.
The whole absurdity of it blows my mind because it should be a friendly and open thing. It's a niche hobby entirely based around social interaction and having fun with other people but there's strict rules about what you can and can't talk about, there's no transparency in things, and people are actively sought out and punished for talking and posting with other players about "taboo" topics. The last part of it just gets me, because it's a volunteer game people do for fun. What does it say about the personality of a guy who's idea of a fun time is settling on the internet after work and cross-referencing offsite posters to accounts so he can sufficiently dock their karma for posting up the description of a gizhat? I know I harp on it, but I don't think people get how nuts that is and that people choose to do that sort of thing instead of say interacting with players or having some other form of fun.