The Gutter is dead, long live the Gutter. Ask away.
Do note that all passive-aggressiveness will be answered with my super-special response, previously reserved for the mods in the Lounge.
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I would tell you the real reasons, but saying things like "morally corrupt" or "neckbeard manchildren" has gotten people in trouble in the past, so I rather refrain. This site is officially about zero hurt feelings.
Is the Gutter actually closed, or is there a secret 'Super-Gutter' whose existence you cannot reveal?
This would be hilarious. The subforum named "The Gutter" is effectively closed. The last post talks about a "Gutter dark age". Fitting. The community that used to thrive there moved elsewhere (not all members, link in sig) since it was banned to death from here.
Does the dude in mandershex's (and many others) avatar have something to to with the gutter? and if so, what?
Former WTC Moderator, former Gutter moderator, and summarily banned MTGS member ( N_S ), believed by some to be Internet Satan himself, used to sport a young-Gaddafi avatar. As a token of solidarity, all of his friends here changed our avatars to some picture of the dead dictator right after his banning. Unsurprisingly, that offended the sensitivities of some people, but we didn't care anyway, as it was a 40-day thing for mourning our friend.
It's just that some people either didn't get the "40-day thing" memo, are too lazy to change their avvy, still want to honor ( N_S ), or simply liked their avvy that way. :iiam:
Did the Gutter have a negative effect on the rest of the forum like the GRRRRRRRRRRR thread did in the mod lounge ?
Former Global Mod Stardust made a treatise about the effect of the Gutter (before joining the Staff) that was quite conclusive. I don't recall all the details, but the effect of the Gutter has something to do with purchasing tires at Walmart.
You should build a rope of ashes (urinating on it is optional) and send a picture of you standing by it. In the picture, you should be neither naked nor clothed, neither riding nor walking, neither at night nor day, and you have to be carrying 3 gallons of water in a 3-pint sieve.
If I were to tell everyone that the first post in the "Lets paint some fences thread" was Gogo Ravinca. Would I be banned for posting stuff form a restricted area of the site ?
No, because that is not entirely accurate. Actually, that can only be answered by the Staff, who may or may not ban you, at will. "Discretionary" means they ban whoever they want, no questions asked. Cool ain't it?