Note: I -am- venting. I am bitchhing. If you want to take it more personal that's your problem. But then you are just censoring people for thinking differently then you. I got more experience as a GM then you have. I'm 34. And I been in the Tabletop PnP Scene since I was nine. GM's aren't supposed to be dicks or assholes. They are supposed to be impartial as best they can.
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Cerb, you obviously care much more about being right than you care about the players being able to enjoy and express themselves in the game, and it's clear that you'd rather use your dubious authority of "partially in charge of a role playing game on the Internet" to shut down anyone whose views don't line up with yours than acquiesce or engage even slightly, even on a matter that ultimately has very little consequence.
This isn't even about whether or not "lol" is a word; I've only been the target of this kind of behavior from you on one occasion that I can remember, but I've seen you do it to others enough that I can't stay silent about it anymore. A GM's job should be to foster a welcoming community for the game and help keep the game smooth-running and enjoyable, and your attitude is acting counter to both.
I do not expect you will change, as your fanatic belief in your own logic and reasoning skills does not seem to permit you ever admit you have anything to learn, but I could not in good conscience stay silent about it any longer. It's making the game less enjoyable for me and others. $void me or delete my character if you want, because there's nothing about your 'powers' or 'authority' as Sindome Head GM that intimidates me.
Sorry if this sounds unpleasant and dismissive, but you reap what you sew. I know GMing is challenging, demanding, and often thankless work, but this isn't even about the player-GM relationship so much as it is about baseline civility between two adults. I do want to keep playing and enjoying the game, but the fact that this kind of dynamic between the GMs and players seems to be considered not only normal but exemplary worries me greatly.
And if being able to say "lol" on SIC matters enough to someone that they can make a well-reasoned, researched, and even cited case for being able to, just fucking let them.
I have ample evidence that you abuse your position. Does it even matter when the rest of staff back you up regardless? No. Of course not.
No one else is as power tripping as you are. At -least- the others sit down and talk to you -even- if they chew you out. I been chewed by all admin. But newted constantly? Only once and it -was- my fault.
But getting newted for saying I defended you when this was posted only to realize that he is totally right? And all I said was:
xhelp Do you see me doing anything else? As for being high. Yeah I am. Okay. I get it. But my friend Tim wasn't when he wrote what he did and I'm the only idiot who defended you people.
So yeah I AM HIGH. But I didn't say anything to disrespect you. Well -now- I am saying something disrespectful:
I have -no- idea why they made you Head GM. You are only a guy with a power trip problem. All staff can defend you but you are all going to end up with a graveyard for a game with your actions. You totally -suck- the fun out of this game. As in this game is not fun anymore. At all.