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The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

Asisreo

Archdevil's Advocate
When me and my friends get in a debate, we get going something fierce but it's all in fun because we know each other and can tell when we're joking. Sometimes, it leaks into my typing and I can't tell you how many times I've had to backspace entire paragraphs.

What sucks the most is when there's something that's a matter of opinion like which TTRPG is better or something. I know there's no end in sight to actually finishing the "debate" but I'm usually passionate about some stuff that I put alot of work into, some of which is game design.

I'll use this thread to call the majority of these forum posters out:

You don't know jack-squat about game design and much of what you imagine is wrong with your system is just a matter of designing something that fits a design goal. You'll never have fun playing a star wars TTRPG if your least favorite genre is sci-fi. If you don't want magic in your games, play a TTRPG without magic. Game designers work extremely hard working with complex game theories in order to maximize a fun experience within their games. Some games aren't fun, true, but I see complaints about designs that are brilliant if they knew how the designs worked.

A GM complained that our characters were too squishy in CoC because he wanted to play an action-mystery or something. I wanted to slam my head on the table.

So yeah, you'll notice I bring up that something isn't as good or (more likely) bad as it appears because the design and how it meshes with a character, system, setting, and player can really change how it's percieved.
 

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Sabathius42

Bree-Yark
I see that I cannot even say that I was going to say something. Maybe we should just stick to gaming then. Did not make me feel better though, but maybe good thread for others.
Feel bad for you, Aco. You didn't get a curteous ear like you should have, and I think the way you were treated is a poor look for the boards.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I really dont see the point of a thread in which I dont say what I didnt say because it wasnt the right thing to say the other time when I didnt say it
I have often regretted the things that I have posted.

I have never regretted the things I have not.

It's a lesson you think I would have learned by now, and yet, here I am. Obviously, the lesson is not well-known, as the continued existence of twitter exemplifies.
 

Xaelvaen

Stuck in the 90s
There's a particular thread as of late (not naming names, as is the theme of this thread)... I just can't even. So much fury, fire, and passion. Keeping quiet. Letting it all die right here. (Fiery Bubble) <- Right there is where it shall forever stay.
 

There's a particular thread as of late (not naming names, as is the theme of this thread)... I just can't even. So much fury, fire, and passion. Keeping quiet. Letting it all die right here. (Fiery Bubble) <- Right there is where it shall forever stay.
Yeah, I know what thread you mean. I commented on it, and am glad that I did, but there's a lot of stuff going on.
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
(about numerous threads on different topics over a month)

I kind of wish there was a real world way to look into alternate worlds, to see where potential role-playing group members had been regular posters on a board like this... Because in some cases I would just have to leave the room for a bit mid-game to save myself from the lack of ability to edit words once they were in the air, instead of just on a screen.
 

Janx

Hero
I have often regretted the things that I have posted.

I have never regretted the things I have not.

It's a lesson you think I would have learned by now, and yet, here I am. Obviously, the lesson is not well-known, as the continued existence of twitter exemplifies.
I sometimes wonder if we are better served by not talking to each other. Which is of course, ridiculous. But then, there'd be fewer arguments, if nobody spoke to begin with.
 

I sometimes wonder if we are better served by not talking to each other. Which is of course, ridiculous. But then, there'd be fewer arguments, if nobody spoke to begin with.
I am convinced that there are some people and ideas that are served best by just the right amount of talking. In real life, these people are often held in place by the constraints of actual conversation. On the internet, sometimes they just keep posting forever.
 

Retreater

Legend
One of my problems IRL is that I'll keep talking without reading the room. I'll step on toes, offend people, and come across as a know-it-all. Too much time in the DM seat has made me think that I need to try to lead discussions.
 


Janx

Hero
I am convinced that there are some people and ideas that are served best by just the right amount of talking. In real life, these people are often held in place by the constraints of actual conversation. On the internet, sometimes they just keep posting forever.
Yup. I try to realize if I'm re-replying with basically the same thing I already said. Once the conversation has looped, it's time to stop, they haven't gotten my point and likely won't.

or if I wrote a long reply. Good sign that I wasted my time, and I delete it without posting which is a smaller waste of my time and none of the blowback.

I've got to reach the next stage of not replying or posting to achieve Nullvana.
 

One of my problems IRL is that I'll keep talking without reading the room. I'll step on toes, offend people, and come across as a know-it-all. Too much time in the DM seat has made me think that I need to try to lead discussions.
I do that. I have autism, and don't have great social skills (reading the room, gestures, etc), which makes it difficult to communicate in person. I prefer communicating online, because it's easier for me to get my point across through text than speech.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Many comments in many threads, that I haven't made.

Start responding to someone. Drift into political, religious, or other taboo territory. < CTRL > + A. Del. Move on.
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
Many comments in many threads, that I haven't made.

Start responding to someone. Drift into political, religious, or other taboo territory. < CTRL > + A. Del. Move on.
What's sad is this forum software keeps your response in that thread unless you clear cookies... At least it does for me.
 


Yeah. I intend to talk to Morrus about that one. The written-but-not-posted post should at least clear when you close the browser session.
I would appreciate this change. It often is annoying when attempting to write multiple responses in the same thread, and other situations.
 


Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
I really had a big post planned for the Recommendation of a cheap laptop thread. But I stopped when I realized it just summed up to one sentence.

I don't recommend a PC for anything beyond mail-checking and browsing under $600. Every personal and professional experience says, it just isn't worth it to cut corners like that on a computer. Also having knowledge about the quality of the parts used in those cheaper commercial units, and the ever growing resources needed for OS and software. Not to mention the bloatware that can accompany those devices.

I didn't want to thread crap though. Sigh.
 

I really had a big post planned for the Recommendation of a cheap laptop thread. But I stopped when I realized it just summed up to one sentence.

I don't recommend a PC for anything beyond mail-checking and browsing under $600. Every personal and professional experience says, it just isn't worth it to cut corners like that on a computer. Also having knowledge about the quality of the parts used in those cheaper commercial units, and the ever growing resources needed for OS and software. Not to mention the bloatware that can accompany those devices.

I didn't want to thread crap though. Sigh.

Good call. I totally would have debated you on that. OTOH, if you feel up to starting a new thread I'm happy to have a friendly go at it :)
 

Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
Good call. I totally would have debated you on that. OTOH, if you feel up to starting a new thread I'm happy to have a friendly go at it :)
Nah I am good. The other underlying reason is that I do enough computer hardware and performance discussion at work.
 

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