Quote from Rhand »And Eco for trashing my original setup and help with tweaking the game to what it was now.
Quote from Silvercrys3467 »Quote from Azrael »Wait, the site actually moved? I thought they pulled a just kidding on that and left everything in place. What's the story? Yeah all the admins and most of the mods left to set up a new site when the site almost closed; Shadow's in charge of admin stuff now iirc (though many of their accounts still have permissions it looks like?)
Quote from Azrael »Wait, the site actually moved? I thought they pulled a just kidding on that and left everything in place. What's the story?
Quote from Highroller »Quote from Vaimes »Commuter? Not Voyeur?I think that was an error. My role Discord message said Voyeur.
Quote from Vaimes »Commuter? Not Voyeur?
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Quote from Banned1 »I'm going to direct this one at bob, for obvious reasons (apart from the fact that this is his thread):
Is there a way that we can connect or converse more directly with the site owners? I would like to know why your site admins seem to think it's okay to casually use the word 'lynch' in the current political climate. See this post: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/community-forums/mafia/817898-voldemorts-throne-room-mafia-game-over-town-win?comment=4901
Given that lynch is a word with very heavy racial overtones, and that we're currently suffering from societal issues around extrajudicial killings, it doesn't strike me that this is acceptable discourse. Perhaps there is some context that I'm unaware of; it doesn't matter. This was discovered by way of a site admin's profile and viewing their most recent posts, and if there's something buried in that thread to explain it, I don't see how any casual observer would bother to sift through ~5,000 posts for an explanation. I wouldn't hesitate to report a random poster for using such language, I certainly don't see how the site owners can lay claim to promoting a 'neutral' atmosphere here at MTGS when even their own admins exercise poor judgment in conversation.
Given the discourse that has already transpired in this very thread (for whatever that's worth), it would only serve to validate the impression that MTGS has an alt-right bias if shadowlancerx were allowed to maintain their current level of power and authority. I respectfully urge that the wolf be removed from the sheep. Thank you.
Quote from bobthefunny »This thread is not a replacement for the (closed) debate forum.
Quote from bobthefunny »5. You know what else would affect revenue? Becoming a Magic site that doesn't discuss Magic.
If a person arrives at this site from google, wanting to look up an interaction, or discuss some new cards - but instead they see a bunch of people yelling at each other about entirely unrelated things? Well suddenly that makes this seem like a terrible site to come to for the answers to Magic related questions.
I joined this site to discuss Magic. I joined it to discuss Commander. I joined the moderator team to help improve the goals of facilitating that kind of discussion. For the last THREE MONTHS, 95% of my interaction and duties on this site have been entirely non-magic related. I'm frankly getting sick and tired of this.
Quote from bobthefunny »We do not have the staff to moderate a forum designated to this kind of discussion. We used to have a forum dedicated to this type of discussion, we did not have the staff then, and the forum devolved into 4chan lite. I have no desire to moderate a 4chan lite, nor do I believe it is feasible, nor appropriate for this site. Perhaps one day we will have staff that is interested in bringing this back, and willing to moderate it, and perhaps even make it appropriate for the site. Currently, none of those are true. I will die on this hill.
Looking at the retired forum, there are 11 threads that needed to be deleted in the first page alone, and another 9 on the second page. That's not healthy. There are also a significant amount of red text, and banned members in the responses.
I am well aware that there were several mods that held the forum in fond memory, however there was solid reason to shut it down at the time. Perhaps it could return one day, but today is definitely not the time.
Kip: What has 4 legs but cannot move?
Chip: No idea
Kip: It’s turtle! He’s lying on his back!
Chip: His legs are indeed not moving.
I want a daughter who is as pale as a vampire, has lips as red as a vampire, and has hair as dark as night.
Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me!
- Totally a Snow White Quote
Anyone following sports? I heard that if the Wild matches up against the Magic in the semi's, the Raiders will have a chance to beat the A's and Cristiano Ronaldo will probably score against Serena Williams for a great final.
Quote from Axelrod »Well, if this is going to be the last game ever played here, maybe I should play
Quote from Slothful »whoa wait what mtgs is closing what.
Quote from DementedKirby »Interesting... I will probably just maintain my primers here just because they have some history and have been here for a while. There's lots of discussions and I believe that they'll still be useful if I'm still able to edit and maintain them. That being said, the staff here at MTGSalvation have made the experience and forums an amazing place and their dedication deserves way more merit and credit than can be given. I hope that, once MTGNexus is up and running, an announcement can be made and thus be able to create an account there (and hopefully no one takes my username ). It won't be easy juggling between being active in two different sites, but I will probably only be attentive here to my primers. If the exodus towards MTGNexus is a certain thing, then I will join that immigration.