- May 13, 2017
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I'm underlining part of this post as it makes a great point about one of the reasons we moderate the way we do. All of the posters involved in recent drama are valued posters that have been here a long time. They've all been a part of good RPG discussions and all been part of inside Pub jokes. That said, all of us have bad days. I know I've lost my temper here and posted things I regret.As many of you know me from forums past, you know that I can shitpost with the best of 'em, so I say this with authority born of experience: if you're an asshole online, it's because you choose to be. Don't point fingers and whine about others - that's gutless. Be an adult and own your behavior.
If you don't like the forum culture, change it, starting with yourself. That's what I try to do, some days better than others.
We also have a lot of baggage from other forums and culture wars with the gaming scene. I think everyone that comes here wants to get past all that crap, but it just boils up sometimes whether we want it to or not. It's just the hopelessly optimistic view of the Pub that we can have a place where all kinds of gamers can mingle.
I know it might seem like I don't care because of the light moderation, but the fact is I try to moderate lightly because I do care. There isn't anyone posting on the forum currently that I could ban without feeling bad about, even if some of them have pissed me off from time to time.