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Forum Moderation Update

BIG BOSS Wyrom makes a change in how the Officials will be moderated from this point on. The highlights: “we will no longer defend individuals who bait and goad” … “more people express” … “isn’t very constructive” … “not moderate heavily” … “warning” … “pull all posts” … “cut down on the staff involvement” … “you face the community backlash” Really, it’s just full of great phrases! Have fun!

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Category: Software & Hardware Help
Topic: Forums Discussions

Date: 02/24/2017 03:25 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Forum Moderation Updates
Starting today, we are going to change how we moderate discussions. For the most part, we are going to relax the rules and allow for more back and forth. We’ll still remind you about staying on topic and to keep the personal jabs out of the discussion, but we will no longer defend individuals who bait and goad others into arguments. You spark an argument, you face the community backlash. When discussions become heated, we will give a warning to get focused on the topic one last time. If after that warning it still hasn’t stopped, we will pull all posts from the time the warning was made to the last post and close the thread.

This measure will allow us to have more people express their thoughts even if the conversation isn’t very constructive. This will also allow us to not have to moderate heavily when individuals with strong opinions don’t agree with each other. While we do not want anyone to be harassed, we have to cut down on the staff involvement for those refusing to accept the consequences for their tone and messages.

Posts that still contain vulgarity, direct name calling, extreme flames, and outright harassment will still be pulled as we see them.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 02/24/2017 03:56 PM CST
From: TRIPLEGAME226
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
Less moderation? Excellent!

https://m.popkey.co/76d137/5MokO.gif

~ Methais


Date: 02/24/2017 04:59 PM CST
From: KRAKII
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
How can you SAY such a thing?!? I vehemently disagree….


Date: 02/24/2017 05:27 PM CST
From: WORDMAGIC
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
Cheers to less forum moderation!

~Amanda, player of Treeva


Date: 02/24/2017 06:01 PM CST
From: KARDIOS
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
<< When discussions become heated, we will give a warning to get focused on the topic one last time. If after that warning it still hasn’t stopped, we will pull all posts from the time the warning was made to the last post and close the thread. >>

Heckler’s veto.


Date: 02/24/2017 06:12 PM CST
From: LADYFLEUR
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
>When discussions become heated, we will give a warning to get focused on the topic one last time. If after that warning it still hasn’t stopped, we will pull all posts from the time the warning was made to the last post and close the thread.

So you’re going to allow people to troll threads into submission? This sounds exactly like not punishing the offenders.


Date: 02/24/2017 07:50 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
>>So you’re going to allow people to troll threads into submission? This sounds exactly like not punishing the offenders.

We’re not punishing anyone. But we realize the forums are filled with strong personalities and that there are just too many areas where the “he said she said” eats up too much time. This is an area where people come to express their opinions that can range from “that’s dumb” to elaborate theorycrafting. We’re allowing you to engage in discussions without fear of staff needing to take a side. We want everyone to post constructively and respect each other, but we also realize that’s asking too much.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 02/24/2017 07:53 PM CST
From: SIMU-WYROM
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
Two posts were hidden. Let’s not take this update as a free-for-all.


Wyrom, PM


Date: 02/25/2017 08:56 AM CST
From: DICEISTHELIFE
Subj: Re: Forum Moderation Updates
Good change

 

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