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 Why would anyone ever use any form of social media? Anything you post, like, friend, follow or allow someone else to post on your site will be used against you. Voice an opinion and lose your job, like a post and you can be charged with a hate crime (at least in Germany).

well, in the US, getting charged for a hate crime based on a twitter or facebook post is almost ridiculous unlikely.  first amendment protections is a bit different than eu or german free speech protections.

 

even so, am in agreement 'bout social media, but Gromnir has never quite grasped the window/mirror o' social media.  our need for external validation is almost non-existent, and our curiosity 'bout the day-to-day thoughts and doings o' people outside our immediate circle o' friends is negligible. 

 

even so, am conscientious o' the fact that posting as Gromnir has effective killed any chance we will ever be a judge.  is not simple 'cause o' the Gromnir persona, but on such boards as these we admitted, more than once, we ain't a fan o' the law of Brown v. Board of Education. the Justices did the right thing, the moral thing, by ending school segregation, but the legal reasoning for the decision were weak and having a Court make law, instead of leaving to democratic process, arguable resulted in a decade o' blood and fire.  

 

no doubt you couldn't care less 'bout our feelings regarding brown v. board, but if we were ever being considered for a place on the bench, somebody would go through our history with gusto looking for any possible references brown v. board or roe v. wade.  kinda wacky to think how posts on a game board from as far back as the mid 90s could handicap our career, but am not naive 'bout the reality.

 

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 Why would anyone ever use any form of social media? Anything you post, like, friend, follow or allow someone else to post on your site will be used against you. Voice an opinion and lose your job, like a post and you can be charged with a hate crime (at least in Germany).

well, in the US, getting charged for a hate crime based on a twitter or facebook post is almost ridiculous unlikely.  first amendment protections is a bit different than eu or german free speech protections.

 

even so, am in agreement 'bout social media, but Gromnir has never quite grasped the window/mirror o' social media.  our need for external validation is almost non-existent, and our curiosity 'bout the day-to-day thoughts and doings o' people outside our immediate circle o' friends is negligible. 

 

even so, am conscientious o' the fact that posting as Gromnir has effective killed any chance we will ever be a judge.  is not simple 'cause o' the Gromnir persona, but on such boards as these we admitted, more than once, we ain't a fan o' the law of Brown v. Board of Education. the Justices did the right thing, the moral thing, by ending school segregation, but the legal reasoning for the decision were weak and having a Court make law, instead of leaving to democratic process, arguable resulted in a decade o' blood and fire.  

 

no doubt you couldn't care less 'bout our feelings regarding brown v. board, but if we were ever being considered for a place on the bench, somebody would go through our history with gusto looking for any possible references brown v. board or roe v. wade.  kinda wacky to think how posts on a game board from as far back as the mid 90s could handicap our career, but am not naive 'bout the reality.

 

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Well thi is nice attempt at derail.



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this is an outrage

 

Do you smoulder with generic rage?

 

 

So you are insulting somebody who is outraged about this. i have to wonder why you do that.



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Wait, what was controversial about Raedric's Hold?

His comments were bad, but not that bad. Annoying but not worth trying to out him. Have you ever been fired? It sucks hard. You never really get over it. At least he was only freelance.

But if Obsidian ousted him it's because they don't want it going viral and toxic, not because they want a bland, safe story.

Raedric hold jeez I meant the Village under it. Sorry for confusion its some time since i played it. I meant The tree.

Yeah sadly Obsidian was put into **** position not helped by the fact that part of gaming media is symphatetic to ghazi types. And I doubt obsidian wants to piss them off What with them remembering the whole Fallout new Vegas Thing.

Gah. What was the Thing with FNV?

And seriously, the tree was just dark, not offensive. I'd have to go listen to the developer commentary about it again. I think they said they force a conversation there because they want the player to see it because it makes a point about the setting.

 

 

I be blunt some rewiers would have let  this Impact Rewiew scores if The Writer wasnt "Resigned". Due to their bias



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http://dailycaller.c...ative-opinions/

 

Honestly while these are not Opinions  I'd endorse,  It doesnt seem to me, That this should have blown up as it has. I'm seriously afraid of what might happen/ Will the situation repeat another time with less  controversial remarks because of the slippery  slope of Appeasment ?
 

 

Will it impact the story ? because if this company encouraged the writer to resign because of this, It could signal that Obsidian will shy away from the deep writing   and avoid Philosophical questions and other things that could be  considered remotely controversial, and That could make it significantly harder to create Great Game like the KOTOR 2.

 

I dont even know If Raedric Hold would make it into the game. If PoE 1 were made today,

The Atmosphere certainly changed with certain  segment of population believing that Art should not be sorely for Art but for the message and for the influence of said message to "guide" the society.

 

I think there could be Worthwhile discusion of both this case,what it might signal and in general  the direction obsidian  might be taking in terms of story, storytelling and ultimately Narrative.

 

His biggest Sin was offending Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn. Whenever those women are mentioned, and if it's less than pure adulation, they mobilize against their critic. Even if they're not directly involved, companies just don't want to deal with them.

 

The real problem here is the effect this has on story telling and character development. I want multiple perspectives from a diverse pool of opinions and experiences. If I want stories that focus on intersectional feminism, I can go to Feminist Frequency or read a modern Marvel comic.

 

I noticed the usual "who cares" or "why is this an issue" posts, but these people are in the minority. They will support whatever Obsidian puts out and do not represent the market at large. After seeing what happened to Tim Soret, among other witch hunts, it's pretty clear that the censors are coming at video games from the left as opposed to the right. This is a serious problem.

 

Hollywood movies suck because everyone thinks the same. They grew up in the same economic class, most are from big cities, they went to the same schools and studied the same majors. What is the consequence? They tell the same stories over and over with the occasional gender or race swap to "freshen" things up. If Obsidian is capitulating to the Zoe Quinn's of the gaming industry, then their product is going to suffer.

 

There are so many games to choose from these days that this news has convinced me not to buy Pillars 2 at launch. I will wait for a price drop which should give me enough time to find out if the writers are a bunch of sanctimonious SJW preachers.


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 Why would anyone ever use any form of social media? Anything you post, like, friend, follow or allow someone else to post on your site will be used against you. Voice an opinion and lose your job, like a post and you can be charged with a hate crime (at least in Germany).

well, in the US, getting charged for a hate crime based on a twitter or facebook post is almost ridiculous unlikely.  first amendment protections is a bit different than eu or german free speech protections.

 

even so, am in agreement 'bout social media, but Gromnir has never quite grasped the window/mirror o' social media.  our need for external validation is almost non-existent, and our curiosity 'bout the day-to-day thoughts and doings o' people outside our immediate circle o' friends is negligible. 

 

even so, am conscientious o' the fact that posting as Gromnir has effective killed any chance we will ever be a judge.  is not simple 'cause o' the Gromnir persona, but on such boards as these we admitted, more than once, we ain't a fan o' the law of Brown v. Board of Education. the Justices did the right thing, the moral thing, by ending school segregation, but the legal reasoning for the decision were weak and having a Court make law, instead of leaving to democratic process, arguable resulted in a decade o' blood and fire.  

 

no doubt you couldn't care less 'bout our feelings regarding brown v. board, but if we were ever being considered for a place on the bench, somebody would go through our history with gusto looking for any possible references brown v. board or roe v. wade.  kinda wacky to think how posts on a game board from as far back as the mid 90s could handicap our career, but am not naive 'bout the reality.

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

Well thi is nice attempt at derail.

 

 

where exact is the rails on this crazy train o' a thread?  to be relevant to deadfire we somehow gotta imagine a domino effect or slippery slope or absurdist extreme evolution whereby the loss o' one freelance developer, who's contributions to the project were largely unknown by folks following this board, somehow has noteworthy impact on the subject matter o' this forum, i.e. deadfire. Sherman's march to the ocean caused less derailment than were inherent in this thread from the start.

 

that being said, kdubya actual posed an interesting query, even if it weren't specific game related.  the internet never complete forgets.  what you post online can theoretical follow you forever.  if you wanna be a game developer, then you gotta be conscientious o' the fact your words will follow you.  particular if one posts at sites o' dubious integrity, one should understand the peril in such behavior. is possible the only thing o' value to be learned from the incident in question.

 

hc svnt dracones.  

 

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Does a corporation have the right to fire an employee (I mean suggest he resign  :skeptical:  *) for an opinion voiced as a private citizen**?

 

An opinion that is legal to have, but might be distasteful to some?

 

If so where does it stop? Can you be fired for voting or supporting a political view that differs from the corporation's?

 

 

* being fired would have drastic repercussions on your ability to be hired in the future. Resigning at least would avoid that and only run the risk of being blacklisted by corporations with similar viewpoints.

 

** An opinion voiced as a representative of a corporation is different and the corporation would be well within their rights to discipline an employee who acted in an official capacity.


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Gromnir,

 

When you say they see nothing wrong with "blank" the blank in question is racism and sexism. They see nothing wrong with racism and sexism. What exactly is the middle ground between being racist and sexist and being against racism and sexism? Why should there be a middle ground? Is there anything at all redeemable about racism or sexism, or arguments in favor of either? What is the reasonable discussion that involves compromise to allow for racism and sexism?

 

Note: I removed the "don't be misleading" comment because I do not believe Gromnir is actually trying to mislead. So apologies for that.

 

kdubya: Yes, they do. The opinions in question, however, are not simply "distasteful to some." That's a serious understatement. The person in question expressed hatred and disdain for entire groups of people, such as black women. That goes a bit beyond "distasteful" and directly into racism and misogyny. If a company doesn't want to endorse racist or misogynist views, then they would be well-served to take some action.


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Does a corporation have the right to fire an employee (I mean suggest he resign  :skeptical:  *) for an opinion voiced as a private citizen**?

 

An opinion that is legal to have, but might be distasteful to some?

 

 

is a serious question?  answer is obvious a "yes."  you got an opinion that widgets made by Generico is the worst widgets on the market.  furthermore, you share opinion, with any who will listen, that Generico is a monolithic and evil corporation which exploits slave wage labor in south east asia, pollutes the environment, and hates old people, children and dogs.   oh, and you work for Generico.

 

of course you can be fired for voicing legal but distasteful opinions.   as an at-will employee (am assuming no contract) chances are you can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all... just as long as the reason itself is not violating a law.  e.g. whistleblower statues, and civil rights violations.  

 

as we noted already, there is a valid question 'bout whether a business should fire folks for their offensive opinions, but able to?  able is not actual at issue. 

 

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Eurgh not sure why I re clicked on this topic. How has it gone on this far? Why give time to this nonsense?


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So you are insulting somebody who is outraged about this. i have to wonder why you do that.

 

What was the insult exactly? I can't see it myself, since it was a joke, but perhaps you can see something that's not there.



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Gromnir,

 

When you say they see nothing wrong with "blank" the blank in question is racism and sexism. They see nothing wrong with racism and sexism. What exactly is the middle ground between being racist and sexist and being against racism and sexism? Why should there be a middle ground? Is there anything at all redeemable about racism or sexism, or arguments in favor of either? What is the reasonable discussion that involves compromise to allow for racism and sexism?

 

Note: I removed the "don't be misleading" comment because I do not believe Gromnir is actually trying to mislead. So apologies for that.

 

kdubya: Yes, they do. The opinions in question, however, are not simply "distasteful to some." That's a serious understatement. The person in question expressed hatred and disdain for entire groups of people, such as black women. That goes a bit beyond "distasteful" and directly into racism and misogyny. If a company doesn't want to endorse racist or misogynist views, then they would be well-served to take some action.

 

 

The comment about not allowing unlimited numbers of young men from Muslim countries into a country considering the present issues of terrorism and lack of assimilation sounds prudent to me. Maybe you and your thought police buddies should track me down and try to get me fired as well?

 

So you'd be fine with a company with conservatives in charge policing the internet for employee posts and firing anyone who supported Bernie Sanders (socialism) or Black Lives Matter (racism) and firing them?

 

 

 

 

 

Does a corporation have the right to fire an employee (I mean suggest he resign  :skeptical:  *) for an opinion voiced as a private citizen**?

 

An opinion that is legal to have, but might be distasteful to some?

 

 

is a serious question?  answer is obvious a "yes."  you got an opinion that widgets made by Generico is the worst widgets on the market.  furthermore, you share opinion, with any who will listen, that Generico is a monolithic and evil corporation which exploits slave wage labor in south east asia, pollutes the environment, and hates old people, children and dogs.   oh, and you work for Generico.

 

of course you can be fired for voicing legal but distasteful opinions.   as an at-will employee (am assuming no contract) chances are you can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all... just as long as the reason itself is not violating a law.  e.g. whistleblower statues, and civil rights violations.  

 

as we noted already, there is a valid question 'bout whether a business should fire folks for their offensive opinions, but able to?  able is not actual at issue. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

Let me re-phrase then, should a company have the right? Also isn't being fired for your opinion a violation of your civil rights? 

 

In your example the employee is bad mouthing the products of his employer, for sure that should get you fired. What about the example of voicing an opinion on immigration when your employer is a game developer?


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Gromnir,

 

When you say they see nothing wrong with "blank" the blank in question is racism and sexism. They see nothing wrong with racism and sexism. What exactly is the middle ground between being racist and sexist and being against racism and sexism? Why should there be a middle ground? Is there anything at all redeemable about racism or sexism, or arguments in favor of either? What is the reasonable discussion that involves compromise to allow for racism and sexism?

 

Note: I removed the "don't be misleading" comment because I do not believe Gromnir is actually trying to mislead. So apologies for that.

 

kdubya: Yes, they do. The opinions in question, however, are not simply "distasteful to some." That's a serious understatement. The person in question expressed hatred and disdain for entire groups of people, such as black women. That goes a bit beyond "distasteful" and directly into racism and misogyny. If a company doesn't want to endorse racist or misogynist views, then they would be well-served to take some action.

 

Do you believe voting Trump is endorsing racist and misoginist views ? just curious


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Gromnir,

 

When you say they see nothing wrong with "blank" the blank in question is racism and sexism. They see nothing wrong with racism and sexism. What exactly is the middle ground between being racist and sexist and being against racism and sexism? Why should there be a middle ground? Is there anything at all redeemable about racism or sexism, or arguments in favor of either? What is the reasonable discussion that involves compromise to allow for racism and sexism?

 

Note: I removed the "don't be misleading" comment because I do not believe Gromnir is actually trying to mislead. So apologies for that.

 

kdubya: Yes, they do. The opinions in question, however, are not simply "distasteful to some." That's a serious understatement. The person in question expressed hatred and disdain for entire groups of people, such as black women. That goes a bit beyond "distasteful" and directly into racism and misogyny. If a company doesn't want to endorse racist or misogynist views, then they would be well-served to take some action.

 

 

The comment about not allowing unlimited numbers of young men from Muslim countries into a country considering the present issues of terrorism and lack of assimilation sounds prudent to me. Maybe you and your thought police buddies should track me down and try to get me fired as well?

 

So you'd be fine with a company with conservatives in charge policing the internet for employee posts and firing anyone who supported Bernie Sanders (socialism) or Black Lives Matter (racism) and firing them?

 

 

 

 

 

Does a corporation have the right to fire an employee (I mean suggest he resign  :skeptical:  *) for an opinion voiced as a private citizen**?

 

An opinion that is legal to have, but might be distasteful to some?

 

 

is a serious question?  answer is obvious a "yes."  you got an opinion that widgets made by Generico is the worst widgets on the market.  furthermore, you share opinion, with any who will listen, that Generico is a monolithic and evil corporation which exploits slave wage labor in south east asia, pollutes the environment, and hates old people, children and dogs.   oh, and you work for Generico.

 

of course you can be fired for voicing legal but distasteful opinions.   as an at-will employee (am assuming no contract) chances are you can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all... just as long as the reason itself is not violating a law.  e.g. whistleblower statues, and civil rights violations.  

 

as we noted already, there is a valid question 'bout whether a business should fire folks for their offensive opinions, but able to?  able is not actual at issue. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

Let me re-phrase then, should a company have the right? Also isn't being fired for your opinion a violation of your civil rights? 

 

In your example the employee is bad mouthing the products of his employer, for sure that should get you fired. What about the example of voicing an opinion on immigration when your employer is a game developer?

 

 

Lets also note that what he Suggested is Actually CANADA's imigration policy. so here is that.



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Well, I guess OP's facade of "not actually agreeing" with the writer's ideology didn't last long. Is this thread just going to be an argument about immigration and race?

 

And, as always, I find it endlessly amusing that feminists are accused of being oversensitive and seeking things to be outraged about... but then you've got threads like these, furiously trying to stir up a big storm in a tiny teacup.


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Well, I guess OP's facade of "not actually agreeing" with the writer's ideology didn't last long. Is this thread just going to be an argument about immigration and race?

 

And, as always, I find it endlessly amusing that feminists are accused of being oversensitive and seeking things to be outraged about... but then you've got threads like these, furiously trying to stir up a big storm in a tiny teacup.

 

So i cant disagree with him and defend him ? WHAT THE ACTUAL ****.


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This forum is especially hopeless today.


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So let's take a few steps back and address again the purpose of this whole thread: So far there's been NO EVIDENCE on Obsidian having fired the writer over his comments or the writer having resigned because of them either. The thread has assumed the above to be true and since then made very broad assumptions about a slippery slope at play. When being called upon it, the OP's proceeded to intentionally derail the thread further by making random comparisons to topics like Nazism and deliberately misconstruing the arguments of others.

 

So, uh, why is this thread still open?


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Hint: do not feed the troll… ☺


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Hint: do not feed the troll… ☺

 

I was hoping to avoid the word, but yes, this is exactly what this thread feels like.


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