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Amazon will not replace us?

squire
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Mar 26, 2:25am

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Amazon will not replace us? Can't Post

With all respect for individual posters, imagine things can only get uglier on the thread linked below. An acronym didn't mean anything to me on first reading, but now that I've looked it up and read Eldy's more informed research, I don't see much future for this thread [link removed]. What do you all think?



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Ataahua
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Mar 26, 4:14am

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Thanks squire - we're watching it. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dernwyn
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Mar 27, 1:15am

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Quite right [In reply to] Can't Post

There's not much future for it, in fact, there's none at all. It's been removed.


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N.E. Brigand
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Mar 27, 3:32am

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Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Plurmo
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Mar 27, 8:14pm

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Very informative.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eldy
Gondor


Mar 31, 9:10pm

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More political dog whistles [In reply to] Can't Post

Since the similar post we had about this earlier in the week was deleted along with all its replies I don't necessarily want to reply in-thread this time, but I'm concerned by the trend (more prominent elsewhere than on TORn) of people using the upcoming Amazon series to make barely-veiled complaints about the presence of women, people of color, and LGBT people in cultural spaces.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=959487#959487


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Prepare for all kinds of pandering to people that won't even watch the show! The funny thing is that it will turn off the actual fans having the current agendas rammed down our throats Mad I hate when real life issues invade our living rooms.


I'm really grateful that this is relatively uncommon on TORn, but it's unfortunately an endemic feature of LOTR discussions in a lot of other venues and is only becoming more common as the Amazon series gets closer. I understand and respect that TORn is a generally politics-free board, but this stuff gets brought up apropos of nothing (we have yet to see any evidence that Amazon either will or will not take the approach some people are worried about) and it's honestly kind of exhausting coming on here to talk about Tolkien and instead getting to hear about how the visible existence of people like me is an affront to "actual fans".


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Altaira
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Apr 2, 6:05pm

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Semi-off-topic sub-threads happen all the time [In reply to] Can't Post

That sub-thread is a case in point. A statement was expressed which prompted an interesting and civil sub-discussion. That's what the forums are here for!

I see nothing untoward in the quoted text. If we start deleting people's opinions we won't have any discussion left! It's difficult if not impossible to know someone's motives or intent on the internet, so the best approach I've found (and one that keeps the ulcers away) is to give them a wide benefit of a doubt - just like you'd want someone to do for you if you accidentally offended someone here.

Just because someone's buttons get pushed doesn't meet the other person intended to push them. What I've found here at TORn is that we're lucky to have a very intelligent and friendly crowd of people who go out of their way *not* to offend others. Disagree with them, yes. Purposely offend them, no.

Unless someone calls out something specifically, it's impossible for anyone to know what they truly meant, and it's unfair to them to make assumptions about their motives. To go a step further and begin labeling them and lumping them in with 'people out there' we don't like, is us being as bad as the 'people we don't like' doing it to us.

You absolutely did the right thing to bring this up here on Feedback. I'd encourage you to approach people's posts as *not* intended to offend, because 99% of the time here that's what they are. Smile


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Eldy
Gondor


Apr 2, 7:44pm

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Thanks for the explanation // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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