> Are we no longer allowed to voice our opinions on matters now at VPF?
Well some people are apparently. This is what TiltJP said in the Staff Forum about me and this Retrogames forum:
"IMO, PD is only a self serving glory hound who runs off at the mouth with repeated and stale announcements either about how wonderful he had and how nobody appreciates or understands him."
He also said this:
"So, as others have say in other ways, like it or lump it. If you want to focus on Pinball, stay here and let's discuss Pinball. If you want to whine and cry and tell the world how unfair AJ's Rules are, go over to retrogames with the other lamers and leeches and whiners and asses, and leave this forum for what it was and is intended for, Pinball."
It's nice to see that not only is TiltJP allowed to posturize and fingerpoint in the very thread that says he cannot do such things, but also outright flame me (when I cannot even defend myself since I can't post there) and get away with it. Why? Because his view is the moderator view and that's the ONLY view you're allowed to have there now. He clearly broke the rules and Kinsey is actually laughing there about his remarks. Again, the moderators are allowed to behave like children, but everyone else isn't even allowed to disagree with them anymore without being banned, edited or having your thread closed.
MrHide spoke up for me and the entire Debate Forum was deleted along with his post. He spoke up for me again in that thread and BJ edited his post so you couldn't see one word of his (claiming he made false accusations against the moderation). Well if they're so false why are they so afraid to let people see it and judge for themselves? They let TiltJP slander me and everyone over here as, "lamers and leeches and whiners and asses."
While I haven't always like Nicky's behavior, I have to agree with what he said about the unwritten rule. Piss off someone like Black, Kinsey, BJ or Plumb and you're gone. You don't have to do anything wrong to piss them off either. Kinsey regularly closes threads because she doesn't like what's being said or she claims to take offense or in the case of the debate thread because she felt like it. There is no rhyme, reason or logic. They've got the "power" there and they like to flaunt it.
I've had people message me now and say they agree with me, but they're so afraid that Black might discontinue VP that they'd have to go along with ANYTHING Black demands at VPForums (at least until they find a replacment for Black). Now that is terror.
I couldn't give a crap about Black's threats for VP. VP6 is quite good (and easy to extend by either setting your date back or a quick hack) and unless something bad has happened to Randy, he will show up again and unlike Black he is a respectful and nice guy that doesn't play those games (he said he wouldn't leave us high and dry before).