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Escapist butthurt antics - deleting old threads

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Kingston, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. I'm With Her Kingstongender: ⚧ for prison Arcane

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    Some of you may have noticed the quote I have in my signature. It is from Russ Pitts, editor of the once-alright-now-total-shit website The Escapist. The quote is from a thread discussing some flaws in the site's review of The Witcher. It is humorous in nature because Russ says "We love criticism" and then proceeds to ban Kharn/Brother None for criticising.

    I wanted to read that thread again, so I click the link in my signature and what do we find?

    Oh well, they're deleting old threads to save bandwidth, right? That's what I thought, except then I find that threads from 4 years ago still exist.

    Ok, maybe the links have been updated or something. So I head to the review in question, hit Comments [72]

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    and find

    :spidey sense tingling:

    Let's head over to the forum in question (Featured Content) and see if other threads from that date are missing (some sort of database failure maybe?). Skip all the way over to page 82 and what do we find:

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    [intelligence] So they've deleted the thread.

    Another fantastic display of journalism by Russ Pitts and co!

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    FAKE EDIT: Not content as a behind-the-scenes guy, he now also has his own shitty show on the webpage, called "The Escapist Show". Don't check it out.

    Edit: Made a thread on Escapist too.
     
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  2. Heltongender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Looks like you're getting the expected response over there. They made a "oooh conspiracy guy LOL" post. You should madlib deniszi's rant and really go for broke:

    You just fell several fucking steps of grade in my eyes. Military documents and intelligence reports that have been classified for 50+ years were declassified and publicized in last few years, which clearly acknowledge the fact that there was enough intelligence to suggest that an attack on Pearl Harbour was imminent and nothing absolutely would be done about it.

    Don't be a fucking moron. It's this kind of retarded fucking moronic man-ape shit "oooh conspiracy guy LOL" reaction that makes me sick. Just fucking sick. It's not a fucking armchair nerd conspiracy. It's real shit that's revealed through real fucking documents. You fucking stupid piece of shit. I really was expecting better from you, what with all that police and military experience and whatnot. You're just another militarist fucking piece of shit as it appears. Fuck you. Just fuck you fucking moron. Fuck you and your retarded "conspiracy guy" sarcasm. Piece of shit.
     
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    Lol, I didn't know there was any content on this site besides Zero Punctuation, and (shitty) shows advertised after it.
     
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  4. Melcargender: ⚧ Arcane

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    It's a conspiracy.
     
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  5. Heltongender: ⚧ Arcane

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    You're fucking doing it wrong man let lose the full deniszic fury on their asses.
     
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    There isn't.
     
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  7. Heltongender: ⚧ Arcane

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    "The purpose of this thread is to inquire" oooooooohhh 'look at me' I'm so proper and ubstanding please listen to my thinly veiled hate rage and take it under constipation. You fucking pussy. Tell them what you really think!
     
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  8. Melcargender: ⚧ Arcane

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    RAAAAGGE!!!!!
     
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  9. I'm With Her Kingstongender: ⚧ for prison Arcane

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    Yea, alright. I was hoping that more people would see the thread before that. Better to go out in a shower of flames n stuff etc.
     
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  10. Heltongender: ⚧ Arcane

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    :twisted:
     
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    You should register there and troll the shit out of those idiots. Might make for some epic lulz while it lasts.
     
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  12. Fat Dragongender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    Is Russ Pitts that same dumb journalist guy that whined about NMA getting that Fallout 3 interview with Hines a while back?
     
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  13. I'm With Her Kingstongender: ⚧ for prison Arcane

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    Too tired to come up with anything of quality I'm afraid.
     
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    I love how Russ living off of e-journalism and "having a family to feed" exempts him from accountability in the eyes of his cute little forumites. Mass mediocrity and illiteracy FTW.

    We should join together to form a Codex Mass Spam Force, to mass-spam threads of <s>retard</s> alien origin beyond recognition with hateful and bigotic messages when faced with oppression.
     
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  15. Satori (original)gender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    That only ever brings more attention (read:fuckwads) to the attacking site.
     
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  16. PlanHexgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    Hehe, I remember that Witcher review thread.
    What was it Russ said when he banned BN for questioning their journalistic pratices? "You're a very clever troll, but still a troll" or something.
    Good times.
     
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    That thread was just, sad, I remember it. The wayback machine is really slow for me right now, but you might be able to find the thread on there. I like how this post makes your other one automatically trolling. lolwut? Also, their attempts at "epic" finds and being internet hard men are just pathetic.

    There's also this post in which Brother None references it. And here's the thread discussing it (hilariously it also mentions posts being deleted). The Codex also has a thread discussing it, complete with some of the best quotes.

    It's a conspiracy on the part of RPG Watch and the Codex though right? :lol: Not like you should expect anything from the escapist though. What can you honestly expect from a forum with achievements? Only half way decent thing they have going is yahtzee, none of their other content is even worth perusing unless you happen to have a good desk to bang your head against.
     
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    When I click that thread that you made about the matter on the Escapist forums, I get a 403 error.
     
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  19. Heltongender: ⚧ Arcane

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    You should bring this outrage to the attention of the Escapist staff, preferably through a post on their forum. They should know that it may, perhaps, (we only mean to inquire, afterall) that maybe it might reflect negatively in some way on people who work at their prestigious

    On second thought I haven't the heart to finish what I started.

    /Kingston

    :x
     
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  20. Kaiseringender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    Wow, that is truly wack as fuck. What the fuck at this guy's sense of professionalism. I raged over your sig, but deleting the thread really just takes the cake.
     
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    Stalin would be proud :salute:
     
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    ???

    I totally ended it on a rant as requested. The rant was just rather mediocre, seeing as the time was 2 or 3 am. I would've really liked to have seen Russ' response, though. Oh well.
     
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    Maybe Elwro has still those DOC, who knows.
     
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    Hah. Elwro is quite the clairvoyant. I hope he still has them. Then we could return to the forum, post the docs and say "it's alright, you can put the thread back up now!"
     
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    /popcorn

    They just kiss ass like every other mass media site out there now. They just use "acceptable jabs" while not having the balls to really go into anything much different than anyone else.
     
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