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Also on the topic Maybe we can make it so when you log into the forums all you see is yourself and art+craft members. NO ONE ELSE! I imagine it would kinda look like this:rotary.jpg

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It would be time-consuming but it's not impossible. There is a feature already in place that allows you to block posts, signatures and/or PMs from other users. Just click the down arrow (Your Profile) next to your name in the far right corner of this page. Select "Manage Ignore Prefs" and type in the names of those you want to add to your persona non grata list. 


Valerie "Pann" Massey, Director of Community
 

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Moderation activities involving the discipline of an individual

 

If a moderator or Art+Craft representative removes or edits your post, you will be contacted. In the midst of any moderation activity, the individual account ability to post may be temporarily suspended. Once a determination has been made about the specific incident, and if any action is being taken relative to the incident, the individual will be notified via private message and/or email of the incident, what element of the rules were violated and the disciplinary action, if any, that is being taken for the violation.

 

I'd like to know in what circumstances that my post would be edited? I can think of a few 1) Posting images that are in violation of the CoC and 2) personal attacks.

 

Is there more? If so what are they and more importantly WHY would they be edited?

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I'd like to know in what circumstances that my post would be edited? I can think of a few 1) Posting images that are in violation of the CoC and 2) personal attacks.

 

Is there more? If so what are they and more importantly WHY would they be edited?

I think if you quoted a post that was later removed or edited by a mod would be another reason.

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True, we can set the limits through the admin tools -- but we haven't had restrictions so far and I didn't want to implement such a change without letting the community have a voice in what those limits should be. So, feel free to throw some numbers out and let's see what the consensus is. 

Inside of posts my vote would be 200x200.

 

Anything bigger, and it resizes it into a thumbnail that opens as a popup.

 

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Inside of signature blocks 600x150 is good.


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At what point do we consider certain "white knight" activity trolling? I can think of a few individuals who are extremely aggressive with their defense of the game or their opinion of justice. Would we include that aggressive behavior to fall under the same guidelines?

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No signature pictures, they are ugly and bloat the forums more than TL;DR rants.

 

I didn't read the old rules, actually didn't read these either, so I don't have much a of a comment besides attempting to enforce behavior doesn't work that well in the long run.

 

Good luck.


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I'd like to know in what circumstances that my post would be edited? I can think of a few 1) Posting images that are in violation of the CoC and 2) personal attacks.

 

Is there more? If so what are they and more importantly WHY would they be edited?

 

I talked about it a bit in a previous thread

 

In 99% of the cases where a post is edited, it is done to remove inappropriate content (i.e. flaming, trolling, advertising). This is done for three reasons: 1) to avoid multiple reports about the same thing 2) to prevent reactions to it c) to prevent it being quoted (and thereby propagated further). Whenever possible, we just remove the inappropriate bit and leave the okay parts. If someone else has already quoted the now-removed bits, we will edit that out 1) so it doesn't continue to get quoted/reactions 2) the quote doesn't make sense because the original post is gone. 

 

 

At what point do we consider certain "white knight" activity trolling?

 

This goes back to what I mentioned earlier about how it may be better to send in a Support ticket with a list of examples rather than hitting the Report button once or twice; Reports are most often handled by the volunteer moderators catch-as-catch can. A Support ticket about something forum-related is guaranteed to be seen by me personally. 


Valerie "Pann" Massey, Director of Community
 

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I talked about it a bit in a previous thread

 

 

 

This goes back to what I mentioned earlier about how it may be better to send in a Support ticket with a list of examples rather than hitting the Report button once or twice; Reports are most often handled by the volunteer moderators catch-as-catch can. A Support ticket about something forum-related is guaranteed to be seen by me personally. 

 

Oh yeah I remember that thread...but that was the OLD CoC lol

 

Now for the new shinny CoC when a flame/troll is deleted the context is completely missed when reading through it all. Because we still have all of the replies and posts that follow. So in the end we're aren't getting the full story and could be rehashing something that was deleted. 

 

Unless otherwise offensive or overly abusive the only benefit is for Ace mods/staff due to the number of reports. But that doesn't help the community it only helps Ace/mods and that's marginally. No offense but this CoC is made to benefit the community right? I'm seaking only about flame/troll stuff again, not serious threats or pornography and such.

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Oh I have a suggestion!

 

Can we please remove these items for the off topic forums?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!??!!

 

  • Off-Topic Commentary: Don’t post topics or replies unrelated to a thread. Posts like these are unlikely to be seen by the intended audience and can spawn non-productive discussions, as well as detract from otherwise useful discussions.
  • Images: Posting single images or animated .gifs that are not on-topic with the discussion or without any substantive accompanying text is not allowed. Images will be removed and users may be disciplined for repeated offenses. Please note that using images to support your discussion is fine as long as the images follow the forum rules (no adult content, politics, religion, defamation, trolling, personal attacks, racism, etc.). Images must be no larger than 800 pixels x 800 pixels.  

Pretty please with the whitest knight cherry on top?

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@ Keagann: Here's where we are going to have to disagree, and that's okay, because I don't think it's okay to allow inappropriate content--be it an insult against another community member or a pornographic image--to remain on the forum. Keeping any content that doesn't belong is the same as condoning it. 

 

@Adall: I am not adverse to modifying some of the rules to better tailor them to the Off-Topic forum, just as The Great Hall has its own ruleset. But, why does it matter to you if you're not posting here anymore anyway? ;)


Valerie "Pann" Massey, Director of Community
 

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@ Keagann: Here's where we are going to have to disagree, and that's okay, because I don't think it's okay to allow inappropriate content--be it an insult against another community member or a pornographic image--to remain on the forum. Keeping any content that doesn't belong is the same as condoning it. 

 

@Adall: I am not adverse to modifying some of the rules to better tailor them to the Off-Topic forum, just as The Great Hall has its own ruleset. But, why does it matter to you if you're not posting here anymore anyway? ;)

Pann... snookums... please don't make me vikingnail you on that one!

 

"Cool, I will be sticking around... perhaps not so much on the main forums as offsite forums continue to grow"

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thedregs.net doesn't mean you're getting rid of us.....

 

On topic and to the rest of the forums: holy crap Valor, VN, and others....GW and Pann have a calmer view of off-site activity than you do. The forums are pay-to-post, Valor hides the content of his forums to unregistered viewers, and it's the GD internet. They're right, they can't police the internet. But good lawd do you guys want them to SWAT anyone who disagrees with you off-site. Off-site is off-site. It doesn't matter if it's me or someone who received second hand information from Caanth. Sure, if you got someone making an open mockery of PM's and stuff that's detrimental to the company, then hammer down. But if I start a blog that daily talks about how much I hate bunny_poof from Crowfall, then that's just the internet.

 

Ok, on to the discussion about key things:

 

1) pic size IS too big imo. 400x400 seems about right. For sigs, I think the current is way too small. 500x150or200 seems about right.

2) sigs again. Our sigs can only be one image. So you're effectively nerfing gif's in our signatures?

3) sigs again. Only crowfall related. Your show, but boo.

4) sharing pm's. I think you answered this one with off-site. I've posted pm's here before and you guys deleted them, so nothing new.

5) temporary suspension while editing a post? So Alarien goes to edit my post but then gets a text that Dunkin Donuts is giving away free donut holes and doesn't finish editing my post til he gets back? I'm more likely to run a muck on an alt account like a raving lunatic if my account is suspended over some infraction.

6) Speaking of gray areas, what's with the blanket statement at the bottom? You spend money on lawyers and then you have that blanket statement? Why not just have the blanket statement as the whole CoC that says "We do what we want anyhow". Ever had a warning point referenced by that blanket statement? When you're messing with a player's game time, catch-all statements when you've spent this much time on a Code of Conduct is pretty asinine.

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thedregs.net doesn't mean you're getting rid of us.....

 

On topic and to the rest of the forums: holy crap Valor, VN, and others....GW and Pann have a calmer view of off-site activity than you do. The forums are pay-to-post, Valor hides the content of his forums to unregistered viewers, and it's the GD internet. They're right, they can't police the internet. But good lawd do you guys want them to SWAT anyone who disagrees with you off-site. Off-site is off-site. It doesn't matter if it's me or someone who received second hand information from Caanth. Sure, if you got someone making an open mockery of PM's and stuff that's detrimental to the company, then hammer down. But if I start a blog that daily talks about how much I hate bunny_poof from Crowfall, then that's just the internet.

 

I think you may be a bit confused about where I stand.  I have no problem with people disagreeing with me, as can be seen by the fact that I hang out in the most unmoderated crowfall hangout. 

 

I also understand that their forums are meant to serve a certain purpose right now, so when they take steps towards serving that purpose it is not surprising to me.

 

Now I won't pretend to speak for valor, but I imagine his reason for inquiring is similar to why I would do such a thing... because when you are introduced to a system it is smart to learn every nook and cranny of it.  Valor was simply inquiring to see how they felt about such a scenario, he was not suggesting that they enforce anything. 


Skeggold, Skalmold, Skildir ro Klofnir

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These "new" rules don't affect me, but I honestly don't see any changes over the past rules... 

 

holy crap Valor, VN, and others....GW and Pann have a calmer view of off-site activity than you do. 

 

I'm just going on a whim here, but I think they have a calmer view because they aren't "attacked" on off-site 'activity'. However, as Pann explained, what happens in Vegas stays there, even though I think that's a bit of vague statement because some of the activity that can happen on off-site sources can reflect badly on community because of how other people (potential new customers) may interpret the community's behaviour.

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These "new" rules don't affect me, but I honestly don't see any changes over the past rules... 

 

 

I'm just going on a whim here, but I think they have a calmer view because they aren't "attacked" on off-site 'activity'. However, as Pann explained, what happens in Vegas stays there, even though I think that's a bit of vague statement because some of the activity that can happen on off-site sources can reflect badly on community because of how other people (potential new customers) may interpret the community's behaviour.

 

So if they come to the community and are welcomed with unicorns and rainbows, but then they log into the game and get tea-bagged and picked-on... how do you think they are going to react to that bait and switch?

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So if they come to the community and are welcomed with unicorns and rainbows, but then they log into the game and get tea-bagged and picked-on... how do you think they are going to react to that bait and switch?

Unicorns and rainbows is an exaggeration... also it is not a bait and switch because ACE is not intentionally misrepresenting the in-game experience at all.  The rules will be listed, if people don't read about them and learn the hard way that's fine, it will be a process...  

 

They gain a lot more by keeping their forums civil than they do by not. 


Skeggold, Skalmold, Skildir ro Klofnir

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Its late and maybe I missed it, Did I not see forum banned means game banned anymore?  I always thought that rule was taking things a bit far.  I can see under certian circumstances, but as a blanket policy I did not agree with it.

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