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You Are Banned If You Use The Word "GamerGate" On Escapist V2 -Just The Word

Epyc Wynn

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Copy-paste from what I said in this site's chatbox:
  • Epyc Wynn:
    If you mention GamerGate on your wall or in any of your posts, you are immediately banned for the reason: GamerGate is not allowed.
    5 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    On the new Escapist Magazine forum.
    5 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    Their contact box does not give any replies whatsoever despite emailing them multiple times.
    5 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    Essentially, the new site looks nice but it's the same usual shit.
    5 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    And no, they had no idea it was me. They immediately banned me under an alternative alias because I said I thought GamerGate was not reported well on my own wall.
    4 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    That's it. No swearing, no insults, nothing controversial, and they explicitly said that the reason I was banned was because GamerGate is not allowed.
    4 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    So not that I was desperate to rejoin Escapist but this is definitely the final nail in the coffin.
    4 minutes ago
  • Epyc Wynn:
    It's just the same shit with a different coat of paint. Dead On Arrival.
Edit: Also thought I should mention, I have never posted on the site before and only posted this 1 comment on my wall. Didn't even have a profile pic. They purely removed me because the word "GamerGate" appeared -even though I wasn't saying anything in relation to what I thought of the event itself.

Edit 2: In case any of you theorize they were tracking my IP, they said in advance of creating this site that all old users can return without fearing punishment; mods further stating users could easily do so under a new alias. This means they just banned me exclusively because a single post on my own wall had the word "GamerGate" in it and for that reason only.
 
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Gauche

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A bit vague but its there in the site rules

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Coupled with rule zero leads to ban city
 

Epyc Wynn

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That is completely insane. To ban ever mentioning a specific gaming topic... you might as well not have a forum. That's completely ludicrous. Did the new owner do this? This is some China-tier censor city. Not even the most stringest forums normally ban an entire subject from ever being even mentioned.

Edit: Some final copy-pasted thoughts.
 
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Kaleion

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Are you sure they didn't just ban you because of who you are?

I remember nobody there was particularly fond of you, even myself if I'm honest, while I showed you kindness & treated you with the same level of respect as I would any other user I can say that I wasn't particularly bothered by your departure, then again we didn't interact much as I've always been averse to the more controversial topics in the site.
Bluegate did seem to legitimately care though.
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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I hope no one misspells Gamersgate ,)
That's not the only subject that's taboo though. At least speaking on the other side of it.
If you mention The Event, but allude to it being bad..you're OK!
If you discuss Globalism..That's a warning..
If you want to discuss Transgenders, it better be in a positive light.

In fact, let me quote a DM I sent someone asking about the Taboo subjects and words:
Sure. They are the words that have become extremely taboo, and depending on Modder modding or even which user saying it, might earn you a ban.
The first word is Gamergate of course. That one is actually even written down in the CoC:
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/703.1056838-ESCAPIST-MAGAZINE-FORUMS-CODE-OF-CONDUCT-Revised-27-March-2019
Although people have been allowed to talk about it, if they do so in a negative manner only. You have probably read "the event that must not be named" (https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/703.1057306.24315318).
One also have to be wary of mentioning Gamersgate. As that one earned me a private PM warning. Despite being unrelated.
The second one is not so much a word as a topic. Transgenderism. Which is not allowed to be criticized in any manner.
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.1055787-Trans-representation-in-gaming?page=7#24259080
Likewise using the word "attack helicopter":
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.1055792-Can-you-please-tell-me-why-they-Ban-me-in-ResetEra-for-posting-a-Game-about-Dating-Helicopters?page=3#24271265
Then we also have the word "globalism".
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/18.1056879.24298949
"SJW" is also a very touchy subject:
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/jump/9.1057146.24309256
Conflating nationalism for "white supremacy":
https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/703.1056841-Religion-Politics-Forum-Closed-as-of-27-March-2019?page=4#24298950
That's all I can remember for now. But the entire inclusion of "hate speech" in the CoC assures that there will be many more to follow. Since anyone's (on the right political side) feelings will be allowed to dictate everyone else?s conduct due to very vague wording. https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/703.1056841-Religion-Politics-Forum-Closed-as-of-27-March-2019?page=4#24298670
Oh yes. Also forgot about the NZ shooter.
 

Epyc Wynn

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I hope no one misspells Gamersgate ,)
That's not the only subject that's taboo though. At least speaking on the other side of it.
If you mention The Event, but allude to it being bad..you're OK!
If you discuss Globalism..That's a warning..
If you want to discuss Transgenders, it better be in a positive light.

In fact, let me quote a DM I sent someone asking about the Taboo subjects and words:


Edit: Made an IGN thread on this subject: https://www.ignboards.com/threads/you-are-banned-if-you-use-the-word-gamergate-on-escapist-v2-just-the-word.455497111/
 
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Vendor-Lazarus

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403 - Access Denied

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This works:
 

Houseman

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The IGN board looks like the place that all the filthy normie casuals go to, judging by the responses.
 

Arnox

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Honestly, what's left of the existing Escapist community probably wanted this.
 

Epyc Wynn

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Fun fact: latest episode of Rick and Morty, Season 4 episode 8, mentioned GamerGate. We did it boys. We saved gaming.
 

Arnox

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Fun fact: latest episode of Rick and Morty, Season 4 episode 8, mentioned GamerGate. We did it boys. We saved gaming.
Congratulations. :) Now how about paying for some lootboxes, hm?
 

Epyc Wynn

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BuT gAmErGaTe Is SeXiSt bEcAuSe ZoE qUiNn SaId So!!!!!!!1

Really wish Zoe Quinn were in jail. She got Alec Holowka killed.
 
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