2014/03/20

Catacomb librarian has been banned from the OSR community!

Yes, as you can see i just wrote that"if you make a search on Google you will find The Complete Warlock and Warlock tower".

In fact, you can see for yourself: it is enough to type "complete warlock" pdf, that's all you have to do in order to find the link to the 7chan board and afterwards being redirected to the proper link.

But i didn't provide ANY links, i just said that, namely- that by making a query on google will enable you to find them.

I didn't even suggest which words this query may be composed of.

This was enough- apparently, to irritate the moderator of the board (who has a blog called Greyhawk grognard IIRC) and he decided to ban me.

Yes, i canot post anymore on that board. And of course i cannot re-register.
But i don't care. You will find me here anyway.

So my friends, from now on be smart and do NOT tell anyone that if you use google you may end up finding pharmacies online where you can buy drugs without prescriptions or other nasty things. That is enough to be banned forever from a community or who knows what else might happen to you.

Congratulations, idiot moderator. Now i won't be able to give ideas and suggestions in your board and i certainly won't be able to reach your big audience.

But whoever wants to hear me is going to find me here. I was just trying to tell people interested in the OSR that they might benefit from an important
 game which was floating over there in cyberspace.
 I never said where you could find it.

Here you can see the pics.









12 comments:

Luca Lorenzon said...

I am sorry for your ban, Catacomb Librarian, but I feel like they have lost more than you.

Forums are strange places indeed, they stand for democracies but strangely enough the same rules don't apply to everyone... and more often than not moderators act in a whimsical manner. And as far as I could see this is true for whatever main topic the forum is about: comics, porn, rpgs, pipe smoking... just to tell my experience.

Obviously it is annoying to receive a ban for stupid reason (and that's why I am sorry for you) but I am happy you can concentrate more on your great blog from now on!

Catacomb librarian said...

In fact, you can see for yourself: it is enough to type "complete warlock" "pdf", that's all you have to do in order to find the link to the 7chan board and afterwards being redirected to the proper link.

But i didn't provide ANY links, i just said that, namely- that by making a query on google will enable you to find them.

Alec Semicognito said...

I agree with Luca. Forget whatever forum this is; on your own blog you are the king, and you have many readers here who are your community. Don't let some prig with delusions of grandeur bother you. :)

Tedankhamen said...

When I got back into gaming I posted on Rpg.net, and while most people are nice the gestapo soon started popping up. Fuck em. I got my blog, you got yours, better to be a voice crying in the wilderness than another drone in the choir of sameness.

Wear that ban like a badge of honor I say.

The Flying Falafel Brothers said...

Well the guy is a small time publisher and a Pagan Republican so he is a bit anal about copyright. He probably did the google search, went to the 7chan thread and saw some of his publications on offer for share. I for one greatly enjoyed reading Warlock and am grateful for you bring it to my attention

Paulie Rockets, Boy Genius said...

Some people can be so small...

I consider the absolute jerkiness of some posters who get away with it, and then...

Never mind. Certainly you shouldn't worry about it. It doesn't make sense--in fact, as Will Rogers used to say, it doesn't even make good nonsense.

Fabio Milito Pagliara said...

OMG!!!

You mean that you can find pdf of rpg manuals on line??????

I cannot believe that you can download entire rpg books.... :P

JDJarvis said...

There was a yahoo goup years back that had a version of the rules, wonder if it's still there?

Nate McD said...

Perhaps I didn't get a similar fate because I linked to an old file that was probably made public by a responsible party, but I find the decision spurious to say the least.

Sorry you were excommunicated. Luckily, Google+ has many overlapping communities, and you can't be banned from accessing a community, only posting, so the loss is the communities, not yours.

Catacomb librarian said...

Thank you guys for your support.
I can give more to the OSR by myself than that entire community can.
And i'll prove that.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how autocratic the freedom loving become when the least distance can be found betwixt actions and consequences. The breadth of a keystroke in this case. Not my definition of libertarian at all.

mikemonaco said...

Wait, there is an OSR community? And Joe Bloch is the gatekeeper? It's hilarious that he should think banning you will prevent people from finding stuff that should not be out there.

Trust me, anyone who says they speak for "the OSR" is a fool. There is no such thing...it's just an idea some people share.

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