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  1. Uhh, that's not how the display of evidence goes. I've provided evidence, it is now on you to disprove that evidence. This isn't even like, pre lawschool stuff, that's law 12 stuff. Once again, what part of the chat? I already posted more of the chat? I'm posting more and there's nothing hugely changing here? It doesn't undermine my central points, which are: Arguing with you guys has been circular, and results in saying of mean things to me. Here's the entire log of what happened. You came to speak to me, ostensibly for nice reasons. Then you started to insult me after it was clear that I wasn't just gonna roll over.
  2. Which chat? I'm happy to dude. I did the one I think you mean, but it doesn't change that much Like, this isn't supposed to be a hit piece at all. It's just me explaining why I wasn't responding to phal's question about why I wasn't on diplo. I thought it was another attempt to rehash the same argument, although I've learned that the two of you have much more separate ideas of what is and isn't a reason to be there. I mean, we'll still talk about you, as you talk about us. I have in fact, searched the chat on nova diplo. But I'm happy to leave you guys alone, that's pretty much what I've been doing. You did after all, message me first. I think this is the most telling part, my dude. I opened with this: But once again; this isn't supposed to be a hit piece. This is supposed to be a standing testament to why I don't want to have to argue any more. My position is out there, and I'm tired of having statements made about my character for having them. It's on diplo gaming, I'm not harassing nova diplo with it. I'm trying to even keep it off of the salty d's.
  3. So I've created this thread so I can have somewhere to put all my thoughts about why I have not joined nova diplo in one place. There's been a metric fuckton of argument over it in the last few weeks, and I think it's about time to re-institute my 'no claims without screenshots' policy. You say person 'x' said 'y', you better be willing to use the search function to prove it. I will *probably* add to this at some point, because I've had to hurry this out the door to make a due date. So look, here’s the key fundamental of what I want; I don’t want to be in a diplo where the person in power is both wielding authority, and beholden to none. Part of why I like the Salty Ds, is that it’s explicitly bors creating something that is entirely laissez-faire. He doesn’t have grand plans, rules or anything like that. It’s not what diplo is right now, it’s what diplo was in about 2013. You can see this in the system I helped build; there’s no one there who holds all the cards. But both nova diplo and diplo gaming are an evolution of that; they have events, grand plans and money. There's not anything inherently wrong with that, but it demands a higher level of insurance than a wc3 clan. So I have two very similar questions in my inbox about why I’m not on Nova Diplo. Meanwhile, you guys attack people for saying bad things about you guys, and then I get things like this In my inbox, and what am I supposed to say to this? The irony is *probably* not lost on ABDeL, so what point in making this statement, other than to be hurtful? I’ve been having these same arguments for ages. The reason I've stopped responding is that neither phal nor abdel seem to be willing to acknowledge that my distinct desire not to be in a system where someone holds all the cards as a valid one. That is a fundamental desire, hammered in in my upbringing. In many ways van has once again succinctly put what I could not. These arguments keep descending into defending my own character with ABDel. In these you can see one of the harder issues; ABDeL and Phal are not a consistent body. I can't argue with both of them about the same issues but with different angles. Am I supposed to believe that Nova Diplo was established purely to spite cniper, or because people didn't want the reforms I was producing? Who knows, because the two most senior people there disagree. As for arguing with Phal, how can I do so if the arguments are based on foundations that are *fundamentally* untrue? And then we get into this final issue, which is your guys arguments don't seem to be reflecting reality any more. Phal, you are discussing issues so far into the mists that you do not remember them correctly, and I have to go digging to disprove it (Example) And finally so that I can show I've danced this little dance before. To make clear my thesis: I believe that Diplo should not be run by a single person, and should not be only about gaming. It's a discussion forum equal parts a gaming one. Hence why I advocated for a discussion community lead, and why the current diplo hierarchy is so crowded. But I'm tired of having to fight against a verbal bulldozer to disprove it. I argued with feanor for many years, and at least arguing with Feanor revolved around him finding smaller and smaller nitpicks until victory. But here? The same argument just keeps getting dragged out, a new coat of paint thrown on it and then thrown at me. Without evidence and screenshots, none of this matters.
  4. I'll fill in!
  5. Yes, because it has the capability to do so. We've existed in a monopolar world since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It's remarkable that we haven't seen *more* of this sort of behavior.
  6. The title is a bit silly. Will a country exercise political power?
  7. The issue here being less that they are doing it, and more with american citizens cooperating with it.
  8. Gracia's back to save diplo boys
  9. The people have seized power! Purges begin next tuesday
  11. Ser_Fergus


    What are your feelings on political commissars?
  12. As commander fergus has been recalled to handle affairs, the war is at a stalemate until domestic issues are resolved!
  13. Yeah, or using a confidential mod report to pursue personal issues! Reminder that tag and I didn't get our guarantee and I'm going to keep bringing this to more and more public places until we do. As for the rest of this, yesterday you assured me that the administration had almost no issues (and attacked me for even insinuating there could be!), but I think this whole thing proves otherwise, so I feel fairly vindicated that my statements, although misunderstanding who the attacked party was, were accurate to a degree. There is clearly a deep inability to communicate going on here, and this back and forth argument over the same points proves it. And I'd ask you do the same. Things haven't been hunky-dory up until this sudden breaking moment. There've been huge underlying tensions that are just now breaking free. We should talk about them and try to resolve them, not bury them and go back to pretending everything's okay. This is objectively true, and something I've tried to reinforce to my fellow DMs in D^3, to fairly limited understanding I feel. The reason that people play D&D is because it provides something that people enjoy. In this case, the people who went to join PP went because they enjoy what they make. The DM style of the D^3 dms, remaining and new is very different from the DM style of PP. In turn, there are many diverse DMs in the D^3 project which has both been a strength and a point of tension as we work together to craft something for the players. These players are not getting press-ganged off diplo streets, they're coming because they want to. This is an interesting one, as Templin, which has taken most of my organizational time recently has an administrator who runs several other servers in a roughly similar style. My question here being if we are going to institute a policy like this, it should be written down somewhere. I agree with it, but moderators need to have this known explicitly, given that I can think of a couple other moderators that have positions in gaming servers with similar pulls to diplo. And once again we come to the issue of, things that should be written out come the future. This is something I do disagree with, feeling that secrecy has lead us to this huge discombobulated mess, but if this is something we're pursuing then it should be made explicit. Because of this, I'd say some guidelines for mods would be well timed, we've got a nice three we can bang off right here: Don't be abusive to other users. Don't compete with diplo Don't share content shared in confidence with users other than those it was intended for.
  14. Ser_Fergus


    Welcome, allow me to change your life: