” Considering the poor quality of the mods being published, the polarising views they reveal and the truth that a little however singing contingent of our users are apparently not smart or grown up enough to be able to dispute the problems without turning to call calling and baseless accusations without proof (indicative of the larger issues afflicting our world at this time) we’ve decided to wipe our hands tidy of this mess and invoke a straight-out ban on mods relating to sociopolitical concerns in the United States,” Nexus Mods creator Robin “Dark0ne” Scott composed. “We have neither the time, the desire or the care to moderate such things.”
The announcement doesn’t point out any specific mods that spurred the imposition of the restriction, however messages in the Fallout 4 online forums on the website grumble about the elimination of mods with names like “Synth Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter,” along with others that include the “thin blue line” flag to the video game or replace raiders with Black Lives Matter or Antifa “rioters.”
Scott’s view is that the majority of the affected mods were made by “cowards with sock puppet accounts,” and he prompted users to report them and carry on, instead of engaging with them.
“Your engagement will only sustain the idiots further,” wrote Scott. “Smile and more than happy in the knowledge the time it took them to make an account on the website and publish their mod is a lot longer than it takes for us to ban the account and delete the mod.”
The reaction to the ban on the PC Gaming, Games, and Fallout 4 subreddits is fairly favorable: Not everyone is pleased, but there seems to be a general agreement that it was most likely an excellent idea. “It’s their website, and they’re more than permitted to decide that they don’t feel like dealing with people’s bullshit,” stated one redditor.
Scott has comparable sensations about potential requests to validate the policy. “We do not care how this looks,” he composed, “nor do we care if you believe the mods we do or do not moderate review us, our political beliefs or what we do and do not desire on our site. Do and say what you want on other sites or services, we care absolutely nothing for it here.”
The ban on US political mods will be evaluated, however not necessarily raised, after the next president is inaugurated.
Nexus Mods is a massive site with an easy slogan: “If you can mod it, we’ll host it.” That exercises to 276,000 files hosted for nearly 1,100 games, developed by 113,000 authors for 23 million members, who have actually downloaded 4.2 billion files from the site. It’s a significant presence in the mod scene, to state the least.
The drawback to having such a large and available system is that it isn’t simple to moderate, and since of what the Nexus Mod administrators call “a wave of intriguing and troll mods being published based around current sociopolitical problems in the United States,” they have enforced a site-wide restriction on all “US political mods,” at least up until after the election is settled and a brand-new president has been inaugurated.
That works out to 276,000 files hosted for almost 1,100 games, developed by 113,000 authors for 23 million members, who have actually downloaded 4.2 billion files from the website.” Considering the low quality of the mods being submitted, the polarising views they reveal and the truth that a vocal but little contingent of our users are relatively not smart or grown up enough to be able to discuss the concerns without resorting to name calling and baseless allegations without evidence (indicative of the larger issues afflicting our world at this time) we’ve decided to clean our hands tidy of this mess and invoke an outright ban on mods relating to sociopolitical problems in the United States,” Nexus Mods founder Robin “Dark0ne” Scott wrote.”Your engagement will just sustain the idiots further,” wrote Scott. “We do not care how this looks,” he wrote, “nor do we care if you believe the mods we do or do not moderate show on us, our political beliefs or what we do and do not desire on our website.