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Moderation talk from "Make Max creepier" AKA "This is why we can't have nice things."

posted by smellyman206 on - last edited - Viewed by 586 users

just bringing this thread into today..............well.......... bye.

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  • Okay, okay, you're over reacting. I won't get involved any more than I already am, but I will say that the first amendment only protects you from the government.

  • @TrogLlama said: Okay, okay, you're over reacting. I won't get involved any more than I already am, but I will say that the first amendment only protects you from the government.

    Sorry you're right. I overeacted but we put up with a lot of stuff in real life because that's life but i don't have to tolerate it on the net. :(

    I'm not bothered by the fact that i could be banned, it's a website in the end of the day not the end of the world. :cool:

    Thanks for being understanding and i'm sorry for coming across strongly.

  • @presidentmax said: we put up with a lot of stuff in real life because that's life but i don't have to tolerate it on the net. :(

    A lot of Telltale employees post on the forums. For many of them, it's officially part of their jobs. For those people, there isn't a line between "real life" and "on the net." Keeping this place open and fun but also civil and tolerable is part of our actual life.

    Things have been pretty fast and loose around here pretty much since day one, and they will definitely continue to be so, but in the last few months, an increasing number of threads have gone flying off topic (often deliberately by one or many newer members of the community), formerly heeded requests by TTG staffers are increasingly going unnoticed or deliberately ignored, etc, etc. Hopefully this will die down a bit after the shiny newness of this community wears off for all the folks who showed up here due to Strong Bad (or who landed here in rowdy exile after the wiki forum closed for a bit), but for now we're sadly tightening the leash for a bit.

    For years I was proud of this forum for being one of the few I'd ever joined that was handily capable of policing itself and behaving with little to no moderation. Now I see people making posts which deliberately contain nothing but an annoying troll, or a deliberately off-topic response, simply because "it doesn't say in the rules that I can't post this here." That is frankly total rubbish, and sadly, other than leading by example (which we all try to do at Telltale, and which many of the older community members continue to do), the only other action one can take is to up the amount of moderation which happens.

    This thread ("Make Max creepier") is maybe my favorite one in the last month, and it kills me to see it polluted with off-topic guff, so I'm splitting the mod talk into its own thread in forum support.

  • @Jake said: A lot of Telltale employees post on the forums. For many of them, it's officially part of their jobs. For those people, there isn't a line between "real life" and "on the net." Keeping this place open and fun but also civil and tolerable is part of our actual life.

    Things have been pretty fast and loose around here pretty much since day one, and they will definitely continue to be so, but in the last few months, an increasing number of threads have gone flying off topic (often deliberately by one or many newer members of the community), formerly heeded requests by TTG staffers are increasingly going unnoticed or deliberately ignored, etc, etc. Hopefully this will die down a bit after the shiny newness of this community wears off for all the folks who showed up here due to Strong Bad (or who landed here in rowdy exile after the wiki forum closed for a bit), but for now we're sadly tightening the leash for a bit.

    For years I was proud of this forum for being one of the few I'd ever joined that was handily capable of policing itself and behaving with little to no moderation. Now I see people making posts which deliberately contain nothing but an annoying troll, or a deliberately off-topic response, simply because "it doesn't say in the rules that I can't post this here." That is frankly total rubbish, and sadly, other than leading by example (which we all try to do at Telltale, and which many of the older community members continue to do), the only other action one can take is to up the amount of moderation which happens.

    This thread ("Make Max creepier") is maybe my favorite one in the last month, and it kills me to see it polluted with off-topic guff, so I'm splitting the mod talk into its own thread in forum support.

    Thank you for the informative response. It clears things up a bit. Overall, i took the warning the wrong way as i felt a bit threatened. I did not understand why the person was given a warning until your response so i ended up leaving a comment saying 'i think you're taking this too seriously' the next thing i knew i had a warning and this led to my thunderous amounts of annoying comments questioning my warning. I still think i shouldnt have been tossed a warning, but now i see why you guys felt it was needed to be done. So i like to apoligise for the outburst. :)

  • And I apologize for extending the conversation when it really didn't need it.

  • And I apologize for being a bit terse and scary sounding in my original response. :p We do let a lot of things fly around here, but a moderator being insulted for trying to do his job (which is how I interpreted the statement I quoted) isn't one of them.

    We'll have some official forum guidelines up in a couple of days... nothing crazy, and most of it is stuff that most of the community is doing already, but hopefully the guidelines will clarify where we're coming from and make life on these brave new forums easier for everyone. :)

  • sorry it's a bit late, but: i'm sorry about what i said, i didn't realize it was a telltale person and thought it was someone who was just joking (is there a rule that you can't reply to yourself?). so, sorry.:o

  • On that topic, I should point out that all members with special priveledges on the forum have bold and/or italic usernames by their posts. Might be worth noticing.

  • Plus, there's the TTG logo next to staff members.

  • @smellyman206 said: sorry it's a bit late, but: i'm sorry about what i said, i didn't realize it was a telltale person and thought it was someone who was just joking (is there a rule that you can't reply to yourself?). so, sorry.:o

    It's okay. I'm sorry I jumped to conclusions. :o

    Also, the forum guidelines I mentioned have now been posted here. Everyone, please read them! :)

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