I wanted to take a short break and clarify a few things, since we've got a lot of new members. These thoughts may be a bit disjointed, but I wanted to put it in a visible place.
Quality of Posts
Since our subscribership has increased as much as it has, there's been a latent fear that our quality will drop.
This was something the mod team and I were aware may happen, and we've taken steps to subvert it. For instance, we've categorized each post (yes, we spend a lot of time doing that when you don't), so you can easily click those little links at the top and get straight to the content you want to see. That means there's no reason to complain if there's a certain level of posts that you don't like. Want more red pill theory discussion? Literally just have to click "red pill theory." It's that simple.
We've moved ASKTRP to it's own sub to remove newbie questions. If you're new, go there.
I regularly read through the threads on here, and much to the opposite of what some might complain about, the comments here are largely on-topic and insightful. This is a well spoken group, for the most part. Sure there are trolls here and there, but it's one report click away from being taken care of. I highly enjoy the discourse here, as much as day one, if not moreso.
The only thing that actually lowers the quality of posts is people complaining about low quality of posts. I have always treated it as concern trolling, and will continue to do so.
There are people who claim that we've changed direction, or the red pill doesn't mean what it used to. Those people have literally no idea what they're talking about - and clearly are unaware of what TRP started as. They are adding noise. Don't like something? Add more of the content you want to see. It's that simple. Bitching about it is annoying.
It has come to my attention that field reports are becoming a little overwhelming. It's good to report back about your experiences, that's a core part of our sub. What I'm going to request is that you refrain from posting field reports during the week, and we'll have a super-mega-field report thread each monday. If you don't see a super-mega-field report post and it's monday, feel free to start it yourself.
Our general rule we've been using is no video links without a self-post with your analysis. We try to remove them when it happens, but sometimes we don't get there until it's 30 comments in. At that point, the discussion is already there, and so we don't remove it.
I have decided we're going to get more strict on this rule. If a moderator sees a direct video link, it will be deleted, period. With or without comments. If you want to post a video, make a self-post and add it to your analysis.
I've seen people adding self-posts with nothing in them but a single link. Don't do this. They will be removed on-sight.
Please remember that no participation is for your own protection. I will ban anybody caught following an NP link and participating, to discourage this. We have a large number of people getting shadow-banned, you don't want to be one of them. Don't do it.
Recently we've had a few events with various users attempting or allegedly doxxing eachother or attemping to call out real life rapists (tm). It's drama I don't care for. I forward anything I see to the admin, delete that shit, and move on with my day. Your privacy is your job. If you don't have a throwaway for TRP, you should. A lot of people think simply being here is a sign you will go out and rape people. It's friggin ridiculous, but some people used to lynch black people too, so at this point just assume people will be idiots and think it's their job to deliver justice. Use a throwaway, do not post personally identifying information, and for christ's sake, when you get shadowbanned after being doxxed, it's for your own stupid protection, not a punishment. Take it in stride, make a new account, never speak of the event again, or they will link your new account to your old one. You know who you are, I've deleted all your posts. Take a hint.
A note on Endorsed Contributors
Everybody has a different opinion, not everybody is the same. When the moderators see somebody who has solid red pill understanding, we give them the flair. This wasn't their choice, and they're not expected to toe any line. We judge them based on their contributions up until that point. Sometimes they'll say something somewhat ridiculous- but as an exception, not a rule. For the most part, they're solid thinkers and we want to be able to distinguish good solid theory from the noise.
That's the reason they exist. Just wanted you all to know. It's one more method to help keep the signal high, and the noise low.
You all probably already noticed by now, but we've done a redesign of all the red pill related subs to give them some consistency, and make them a little cleaner. I like them. They look like candy.
That is all
Thanks, crowd. Keep up the awesome discussion.