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User talk:LeftyGreenMario

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Sysop celebration! (sticky)[edit]

@LeftyGreenMario I became a sysop! And now I have attained janitor status, I shall knight you!


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LeftyGreenMario

Reason: being awesome

Thanks for being with me from the start. The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat!box 04:20, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Hey, you're welcome for the demotion. :) --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:32, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
I guess I can put it at the top of the page, heh. I just wonder how the archive bot works though... --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 01:14, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Games[edit]

I'm thinking of getting a PC capable of running Steam soon, so I was just wondering what sort of games you might recommend. I love RTS-es, but I am more than sympathetic to RPGs and platformers as well. You seem to know a bit about games, so I figured I'd ask you. RoninMacbeth (talk) 05:09, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

First, we need to narrow-down the genre of "RPG" as that is an extremely broad genre. And I think you'll probably like or be familiar with Starcraft, Warcraft, and Starcraft 2 so you should probably play those if you haven't already. Age of Empires also seems to be a good pick too. Otherwise, I'm not I'd almost advise Civilization V and its expansion packs but those turn-based, so not RTS technically. As for platformers, there is quite a bit in PC even though I'm familiar with are Nintendo ones, and those are exclusive to Nintendo systems unless you can rig an emulator and get some ISOs (which most people get illegally). You can, however, maybe pick up Rayman Legends, that's an excellent game, but you can also check indie titles which are fairly rich in platformers including but not limited to Spelunky, Shovel Knight (inspired from Sonic), Shantae , Freedom Planet, Super Meat Boy, and Child of Light (which is actually an RPG but with platforming elements). Some of these platformers, I warn you, can get pretty difficult. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:05, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, thank you! RoninMacbeth (talk) 19:27, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Recent edit[edit]

Hello, LeftyGreenMario. I found your recent edit on the alt-right glossary page to be quite confusing. Do you mind explaining what you meant? I think trying to summarise your point in one sentence made it difficult to follow (at least for me). CowHouse (talk) 05:53, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

My point is that race is heavily correlated to how someone is raised (economic conditions) and can actively affect perceptions (such as racial profiling) that ultimately mold the mind, even if we don't like to admit it. Using blacks as an example, even from an early age, for instance, school teachers pay less attention to black students which in turn feeds into their self-perception of being marginalized (I just remember reading that from a textbook). And by definition, black people been raised by other black people who had their roots in a different culture. This is the same for Chinese and Korean people or people with that heritage; they're taught the importance of visiting their extended family (collectivism) and prioritize a good education over getting a job first. What I'm saying is that race is a part of culture, and culture does influence what you think. So saying "oh we value intellectual diversity" is, if you're honest, a vapid argument because race is largely tied with culture and culture (and its language) influences how we think. Racists, however, hate different cultures like the blacks and the Asian and the Latinos, so if they're arguing for intellectual diversity, it's a disingenuous argument. Keep in mind, I'm arguing only about race, but sex and gender also influence how we think. You're probably aware of the thinking differences between men and women already and there are also gender roles that affect how we think too.
So, the "we value 'real' diversity of opinion over physical diversity" argument ignores some of very factors which can lead to "real" diversity of opinion, physical appearance and the environmental conditions that are correlated with race, sex, gender (such as gender roles and racial profiling) all affecting how we think. The real argument made by the alt-right is really the opposite: they hate diversity, period, no matter how much they try sugarcoating! --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:23, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Is there a way to re-phrase the wording in your original edit to make it easier to follow? Specifically, "due to societal perceptions and the environment surrounding the minority traits that feed into each other".
You're definitely correct that it's a disingenuous argument coming from the alt-right. I very much doubt that a hypothetical alt-right country would value diversity of opinion in the slightest. CowHouse (talk) 02:06, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
I'll try my hand at rewriting. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:15, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with AfD![edit]

Th hug.gif-Not Anonymous user (talk) 21:05, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

No problem! --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 21:09, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


SPLC[edit]

This discussion was moved to Talk:Southern Poverty Law Center.

Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 19:46, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Provided revision link just for easy access when the page ever gets archived. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 20:41, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Scott Alexander[edit]

Mind giving this a look-over? Thanks, RoninMacbeth (talk) 22:49, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure why the negative stuff is being scrubbed in favor of vaguer comments (though the "are regular and upvoted topics" should probably be sourced). David Gerad added the offending revision that Reddituser had a problem with, so you probably need this person's opinion. Reddituser did bring it up in the talk page and brought up points that aren't unreasonable. I think we should have to take the user's word for it, as the registry of bans seem to support the person's claims AND the ban has indeed been overturned. The mod who claimed that "A belief in HBD doesn't automatically equate to racism." has a bad opinion. Even though that comment hasn't been marked as mod policy, I still think it brings up a serious question about this mod's judgement piled on how the mod make a bad decision to ban a user at all. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:57, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Name Shortening[edit]

Do you prefer “Lefty” or “Mario”? —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ωσя∂ѕ σf ωιѕ∂σм/α¢нιєνємєитѕ) 01:14, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

It's really more of your preference, but people who know me by my amazing pseudonym usually call me "LGM" or "Lefty". --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 04:21, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

New Silly Template[edit]

Can you take a look at this? The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat!box 02:28, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

I say tone down on the strike-out. :P --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 19:15, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Please remember[edit]

to mark as patrolled the vandalism you undo.

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Dealing with trolls[edit]

They are useful for writing warm up (and 'put downs') exercises and 'the vaguely amusing websites' one comes across. Anna Livia (talk) 21:38, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

And it is surprising how many obscure ripostes one remembers under such circumstances. Anna Livia (talk) 21:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

I don't think they deserve a shred of attention nor I think you should spend time cooking up good retorts. Just a revert. Save your thinking time for people like Birdman. The more trolls do it, the more desensitized I get from them, so I don't know why they bother. I hope it'll be the same for you. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:14, 18 October 2017 (UTC)