After a Reader Submission earlier this week where one PRC.net reader claimed he was silenced without a justified reason on the official Assetto Corsa Facebook page, it seems as if the gang from Italy have started to crack down on the official forums.
As two of us here at PRC.net are licensed Stock Car drivers, naturally us and the rest of the North American sim racing userbase have been pretty pumped about ISI’s recent update to rFactor 2, which brings America’s biggest racing series to a modern platform that isn’t iRacing. The excitement has understandably spilled over to other message boards, including the official Assetto Corsa forums.
It is completely natural for discussions about other games to pop up on a rival’s official message board – the iRacing Member Site even has an entire section dedicated to Other Gaming, which allows iRacers to take a breather from the highly structured racing sim and organize online gaming sessions in other titles, even those within the same genre.
Unfortunately, when esox71 created a thread dedicated to the upcoming rFactor 2 content release, the entire post was deleted by moderators, who claimed only Assetto Corsa discussion is allowed in the Chit Chat section.
This is complete bullshit, as the thread for DiRT Rally, a game that clearly isn’t Assetto Corsa, is about to reach 80 pages, and is one of the most active threads in that particular section of the message board.
While DiRT Rally may focus on an entirely different form of racing compared to Assetto Corsa, RaceRoom Racing Experience, however, is a direct competitor, and a thread related to that game is allowed as well.
Lastly, the dedicated thread for Project CARS lasted a whopping 133 pages and several weeks before being closed by an admin due to the inevitable shitposting that resulted between WMD investors and Assetto Corsa fanboys.
First it was the outright muting of any negative comments on Facebook, and now the hypocritical silencing of members wanting to discuss specific games, when other threads that are also in violation of a supposed rule are left to thrive?
What the fuck is going on here?