Monday, May 22, 2017
I've Been Banned from TMP and I Feel Fine
What the cause for this development? The owner / editor of the site recently put up a post asking for comments on the question "Are British gamers are arrogant?"
Think red cape / bull.
Anyway, he seems to be banning anyone who challenges the usefulness of such discussion - including advertisers! I couldn't resist making a post pointing out that promulgating a post that creates divisiveness on a dying forum is the exact wrong thing to do and now I'm banned.
Hopefully, after a proper period of grieving, I'll be back on my feet - Oops grieving's over and I'm fine.
In some ways this is a shame and a lesson. I know TMP can be a rather rude place filled with people practicing recreational outrage but it also was a wonderful source of obscure miniatures information. Want to know how to paint a 13th century man at arms - it's somewhere in TMP. Given the lower traffic trends and declining advertising mix, I think it will will continue to decline for a long time (kind of like Sears) and then one day **Poof** disappear.
TMP should also serve as a lesson in civility, Internet miniature forums are wonderful places to meet new people and exchange ideas about our rather obscure hobby. I've met some wonderful people across the globe and now count them as true friends. How we choose to comport ourselves while on line is something we should always bear in mind. I would be deeply disappointed in myself if I contributed to the creation of another TMP-Like environment because I choose rudeness over civility.
Goodbye TMP, hello Lead Adventurers forum.
A few comments below have asked for a link to the thread. As stated in my comment below, I can't provide a direct link and should reflect the site owners wishes and not figure out a work around. I can provide a link the the topic that has the thread which is: Wargaming in America.
Look for the label "Arrogant American Wargamers" - the tile is misleading as its really a slight to out British cousins.