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24th May 2016, 3:27 PM #241
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24th May 2016, 5:24 PM #242
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There were some other ones but I can't find them atm.
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24th May 2016, 6:26 PM #243
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Hey, couple of things on my mind still:

5. Don't make pointless posts or threads. This includes posts that only contain "I agree" or similar or only contain quotes, and threads with no clear discussion topic.

Could this maybe be clarified to take a stance on posts that agree with a particular other post where consensus is relevant to the topic at hand? If someone asks for, say, layout critique, there's a big difference between one person saying something, and one person saying something and three other people agreeing, which a sufficiently literal reading of this rule would prohibit. (Arguably, it could even prohibit joining a bandwagon in Mafia.)



A rule about backseat moderation might be nice - I just had to redact a post because I wasn't sure if it was too "mod-y". Some communities are fine with this, others aren't.



I didn't actually realize this until just now because this thread does, but the rules don't have a mention that subforums can have alternate/additional rules, which might be good.
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25th May 2016, 1:24 AM #244
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Xenocartographer:I didn't actually realize this until just now because this thread does, but the rules don't have a mention that subforums can have alternate/additional rules, which might be good.

i think part of this is that the forums are a lil' hard to navigate. i'm not a designer so unfortunately i can't really offer suggestions on how to improve them, but i know it's pretty easy to use the forums here without ever noticing that things like the forum search or rules threads exist

could be worth linking to the sub-specific rules in the main forum rules post though

Could this maybe be clarified to take a stance on posts that agree with a particular other post where consensus is relevant to the topic at hand?

i agree
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25th May 2016, 2:51 PM #245
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could be worth linking to the sub-specific rules in the main forum rules post though

To clarify, that was my suggestion.
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28th May 2016, 8:31 PM #246
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Nama:Would a rule about explaining a game's mechanics be a good idea? I see games without any explanation often drop off.


okay i'm gonna have to formally agree with this now i am seeing more and more games appear without any listed rules, and now even a few that are using having no listed rules as their gimmick, either under the heading of, "anything goes, hooray!" or, "the rules are secret, you will learn them when the game starts."

basically a +1, and i also feel like this is a situation where the "sometimes agreement posts are relevant" thing xeno said is valid
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29th May 2016, 2:45 PM #248
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Seeen:okay i'm gonna have to formally agree with this now i am seeing more and more games appear without any listed rules, and now even a few that are using having no listed rules as their gimmick, either under the heading of, "anything goes, hooray!" or, "the rules are secret, you will learn them when the game starts."

basically a +1, and i also feel like this is a situation where the "sometimes agreement posts are relevant" thing xeno said is valid


I think a sticky is a better resolution. If "no rules" games saturate the subforum, a temporary "guys ease off on this" would draw attention to it better. Further, a universal ban on it seems heavy-handed - they're fun in moderation (remember Forum Game?), just not when they dominate the subforum.

EDIT: I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't like the idea of rules-banning a particular kind of game because it's oversaturated right now.







EDIT2: Y'know, this thread has made CF's moderation seem so much more transparent and approachable, which is hella appreciated.
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29th May 2016, 2:52 PM #249
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no its more like "i'll explain when it starts" kind of thing thats the problem, not games with open rules

thats what i meant at first anyway but seeen brings up a good point about norules hooray and yeah having a reminder to lay off on ruleless games could probably work
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1st Jul 2016, 3:54 PM #250
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A procedure for reporting problems in comic avatars, forum sigs, etc wouldn't go amiss. Even if it's just "PM Kyo" it'd be nice to have it listed.
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