NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched

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by Rocsteady » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:26 am

Qikzen wrote:Why do people feel the need to point out if something warrrants a discussion?

There being a thread on something doesn't take away something from somewhere else, just ignore it.

Cos it's fun to laugh at others.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:26 am

ResetEra have now decided that Leeroy Jenkins is racist. Somehow.

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by Dual » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:01 pm

:lol:

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by Ad7 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:26 pm

That strawberry floating place :fp:

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Are they not aware of how big a joke they are?

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:57 pm

The video itself may not be racist (some think At least I have chicken thing is playing on the black people love fried chicken stereotype), but the guild itself? Well I always did wonder why one of the guys in the video was going by the name of Abdul, and while that is not conclusive of anything, the following may change your mind...

Racist and homophobic language freely used and going unchallenged


Watch full screen, in HD, for clearer view of dialogue box.

And this...

Can confirm it's racist and these guys fully intended for it to be racist. My friends and I played on the same server as these goons (Laughing Skull) before and after this video blew up. The entire guild purposely gave themselves "black" names and created black toons. They weren't even attempting to hide the fact that they were racist before this video blew up (if you visited their guild site in the 2004-2005 period you would see them all openly dropping n-bombs on their forums). The whole server knew what kind of people were in this guild it was pretty much an open secret. Most people shrugged off the "casual" racism since they were pretty much the best guild on the server (kinda like people in this thread because the video was soooo hilarious).

Everytime I see it referenced I cringe a little knowing that a bunch of racist a-holes probably got a nice payday from it.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/leeroy ... st-2450903


Also this...

(The article itself is about the meme, author doesn't go into details about names being inappropriate, but he does mention the following...)

One forty-ounce-malt-liquor-fueled night when he was getting his electrical-engineering degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ben and his friends decided to create the most culturally inappropriate character names imaginable for a bunch of white guys playing video games. Out of Ben's inebriated mouth tumbled "Leeroy Jenkins," a moniker so amusing that he decided to use it for his characters in assorted games -- and, ultimately, World of Warcraft.

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by Karl » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Lastpostamorph wrote:ResetEra have now decided that Leeroy Jenkins is racist. Somehow.


I mean, it didn't really go like that, to be fair. The thread was on the release of a rehearsal vid, one of the takes they did & retried before the final take that got so popular. It was kind of funny and it was interesting to see it being scripted and staged.

It was only afterwards that someone pointed out that the guy who came up with the 'Leeroy Jenkins' character, Ben Schulz, has said he based it around 'insensitive' stereotypes:
Joel Warner wrote:One forty-ounce-malt-liquor-fueled night when he was getting his electrical-engineering degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ben and his friends decided to create the most culturally inappropriate character names imaginable for a bunch of white guys playing video games. Out of Ben's inebriated mouth tumbled "Leeroy Jenkins," a moniker so amusing that he decided to use it for his characters in assorted games -- and, ultimately, World of Warcraft.
A guy in the thread who played with the guild that made the video expanded:
Dank Lotion wrote:Can confirm it's racist and these guys fully intended for it to be racist. My friends and I played on the same server as these goons (Laughing Skull) before and after this video blew up. The entire guild purposely gave themselves "black" names and created black toons. They weren't even attempting to hide the fact that they were racist before this video blew up (if you visited their guild site in the 2004-2005 period you would see them all openly dropping n-bombs on their forums). The whole server knew what kind of people were in this guild it was pretty much an open secret. Most people shrugged off the "casual" racism since they were pretty much the best guild on the server (kinda like people in this thread because the video was soooo hilarious).

Everytime I see it referenced I cringe a little knowing that a bunch of racist a-holes probably got a nice payday from it.

I'm not saying I have some kind of extreme hard-line view against the vid. Obviously the video itself isn't grossly offensive -- you can be guaranteed people are just laughing at the idea of an idiot ruining a bunch of nerds' carefully-planned fun, and for us in the UK there aren't even any undertones because we simply don't associate the name he has, or the accent he was putting on, or the references to chicken with black people.

Obviously the handful of people over there who are having meltdowns over it need to chill out, but the discussion as a whole was quite interesting. I didn't know that the creators openly intended for it to be an off-colour joke and now I do. It's not 'important' or anything but it was at least kind of a bit informative.





EDIT: Facts about Karl and SOK:
  • Both simultaneously had nothing better to do with their Christmas Eve than defend a discussion on political correctness on another forum
  • Both regulars in the GRcade anime thread
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by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:13 pm

Tell Karl his brother is dead wrote:EDIT: Facts about Karl and SOK:
  • Both simultaneously had nothing better to do with their Christmas Eve than defend a discussion on political correctness on another forum
  • Both regulars in the GRcade anime thread
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by Ad7 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Why does the UK and US still use toilet paper in their toilets?

https://www.resetera.com/threads/why-do ... ets.13669/

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by KK » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:44 pm

Arseholes.

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Advent7 wrote:Why does the UK and US still use toilet paper in their toilets?

https://www.resetera.com/threads/why-do ... ets.13669/


I actually agree, we should have the three seashells by now. :x

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PostRe: NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched
by Tomous » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:51 pm

Japanese toilets are epic though to be fair.

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by Mafro » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:10 pm

Finally, you may have to insert your hand in there multiple times until you feel clean.

Are they fisting their ass while wiping it or something?!

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by lex-man » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Tomous wrote:Japanese toilets are epic though to be fair.


They still have toilet paper from what I remember.

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:52 pm

lex-man wrote:
Tomous wrote:Japanese toilets are epic though to be fair.


They still have toilet paper from what I remember.


Yes but it’s Japanese toilet paper and so is probably made out of microchips.

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by lex-man » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:34 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
lex-man wrote:
Tomous wrote:Japanese toilets are epic though to be fair.


They still have toilet paper from what I remember.


Yes but it’s Japanese toilet paper and so is probably made out of microchips.


That's why it was so itchy.

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by Heskimo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:34 am

Quickity quick.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Advent7 wrote:Why does the UK and US still use toilet paper in their toilets?

https://www.resetera.com/threads/why-do ... ets.13669/


I actually agree, we should have the three seashells by now. :x


As an optional extra, for those not schooled in the three seashells, you could also have a toilet paper dispenser that hands out a sheet everytime you tell it strawberry float off.

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by Mafro » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:11 pm

I see GAF has finally had a major redesign. Wonder what prompted that?

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by lex-man » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 pm

Looking at this resetera is the larger site but they are still way smaller than neogaf use to be. They're only have as large. It be interesting to see if they can grow.

https://www.similarweb.com/website/neog ... setera.com


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