Thursday, December 22, 2011

Something I've never seen before...

Yesterday I sent out an e-mail or two to friends regarding the most recent inflammatory comment on the file upload for my Doom randomizer mod on the DoomWorld / id Games Archives. I'm not going to reprint said comment here, but suffice it to say that it was yet another of those comments that repeats a single derogatory term like a dozen times (albeit apparently somewhat in defense of the mod this time). Yet upon looking at the Archives this morning, I find that the comment and all subsequent comments have been removed while the previous comments remain for viewing.

So now I REALLY find myself questioning how the "archive maintainer" runs things over there. Exactly what kind of censorship is he practicing? If a comment uses a derogatory term a dozen times to criticize a mod it's allowed to remain for all eternity, but if a comment uses a derogatory term to defend a mod it gets deleted within 24 hours? This doesn't bode well for their defense that DoomWorld doesn't exercise personal biases. It really makes me wonder what other comments have been deleted before I was able to see them, this being the one time that I was actually paying attention.

I used the "report review abuse" button at the bottom of the page to submit a query on this. Only time will tell if anything comes of that query, but if it does you all will be the first to know.


  1. Interesting and disturbing at the same time. I don't spend any time on Doomworld, and something tells me that I wouldn't enjoy the visits anyway. I do enough "face palming" already while at the Nexus, I can just imagine the damage to myself while at Doomworld...

    Mind you, I could be wrong.


    Actually, I'm not surprised at all. I've thought since I first glanced over it that DoomWorld was nothing but someone's private elitist club.

    This just means one of the people bashing your work was a buddy of the admin.