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The first rule would don't be a dick
The second no threads about sexism
add you own

I think the issue is a bit more complicated than that. We can't just add rules willy nilly.
I think we should base our rules off the Escapist rules and some of the old Warcry rules.

Warcry dwellers! I come to you with two tablets!

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Of course, Secret World Leader will sticky a new thread once we get the mod engine running. But for the time, we can discuss all the rules.

/thread

(we can ignore low content rules, right? :D)

BreakfastMan:

/thread

(we can ignore low content rules, right? :D)

I'm not sure, the Low Content rule does keep discussion at a reasonable level of quality. However, sometimes "/thread" is appropriate.

I vote against the rule of no thread necromancy.

You guys have a point...

Aerosteam 1908:
I vote against the rule of no thread necromancy.

Doesn't this depend on the subject of the thread? For instance, the scary thread on the escapist has been going on for a long time. It doesn't seem right to make a new thread for topics like that.

But yeah, I agree with that rule apart from the certain exceptions.

Aerosteam 1908:
I vote against the rule of no thread necromancy.

Well, yeah, it does depend. Resurrecting a thread where the discussion died out a year ago isn't good, but otherwise just resurrecting, say a thread about jokes, no matter how old, should be fine. Perhaps just reword it slightly - no necroing of discussions more than 3 months old (or something like that). Unless there is like some big update on the matter, I see no reason to keep the thing alive, if it died of natural causes already. And I think that the mods would be smart and capable enough to differentiate between needed and unneeded necro.

Anyway, other than that, here is GameFAQs' TOS from back in the day (2005 is when I saved them):

I sort of grew up with those and they've been my personal "forum code of honour", regadless where I posted for quite a bit. It mostly boils down to "Don't be a jerk" but drills into it even more. Dunno if you'd find anything useful to add to the current rules.

Secret world leader (shhh):

BreakfastMan:

/thread

(we can ignore low content rules, right? :D)

I'm not sure, the Low Content rule does keep discussion at a reasonable level of quality. However, sometimes "/thread" is appropriate.

They're not much of a problem unless people start spamming them, are they?

No threads attacking anyone's identity or their personal tastes.

all this is very good. learning from other forums the valve ones I think we still need the low content rule, it stops coments like "^thisguy^"

Evil Smurf:
all this is very good. learning from other forums the valve ones I think we still need the low content rule, it stops coments like "^thisguy^"

This.

haha, just kidding! I agree that we need a low content rule, just because people will abuse the fuck out of it.

no sexism threads?

I know its overdone but I don;t think we should ban issues from ebign disscused

Vault101:
no sexism threads?

I know its overdone but I don;t think we should ban issues from ebign disscused

Gonna have to side with Vault101 on this one. I mean, I know we were all tired of them, and I know that they almost always dissolve into flaming, but a blanket ban on particular discussion is just... wrong. Personally, I think if sexism threads are made, let them be and be ready to Report away at the first sign of trouble. Then, instead of a thread discussion ban, the Mods can move in and sort out the mess. I mean, one day we may get sexism threads that add something to the discussion, or bring forward a new point that is worth thinking about.

EscapeGoat:

Vault101:
no sexism threads?

I know its overdone but I don;t think we should ban issues from ebign disscused

Gonna have to side with Vault101 on this one. I mean, I know we were all tired of them, and I know that they almost always dissolve into flaming, but a blanket ban on particular discussion is just... wrong. Personally, I think if sexism threads are made, let them be and be ready to Report away at the first sign of trouble. Then, instead of a thread discussion ban, the Mods can move in and sort out the mess. I mean, one day we may get sexism threads that add something to the discussion, or bring forward a new point that is worth thinking about.

As it is, I imagine asking people to hold off on those for a while would be good enough without enforcing an outright ban. Don't think we need those kinds of threads while trying to revive WarCry and I imagine the people who are interested in it would generally be okay with not making them...

Vault101:
no sexism threads?

I know its overdone but I don;t think we should ban issues from ebign disscused

Certainly... but I think it'd be best to stay away from heavy issuses until we have the rest of the site straightened up...<.<

I think some needs to make a page detailing how to make spoilers and link stuff so the picture shows up

Also we should have a part for decussing games with out spoliers and a part for spoliers

CommanderL:
I think some needs to make a page detailing how to make spoilers and link stuff so the picture shows up

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

EscapeGoat:

Vault101:
no sexism threads?

I know its overdone but I don;t think we should ban issues from ebign disscused

Gonna have to side with Vault101 on this one. I mean, I know we were all tired of them, and I know that they almost always dissolve into flaming, but a blanket ban on particular discussion is just... wrong. Personally, I think if sexism threads are made, let them be and be ready to Report away at the first sign of trouble. Then, instead of a thread discussion ban, the Mods can move in and sort out the mess. I mean, one day we may get sexism threads that add something to the discussion, or bring forward a new point that is worth thinking about.

Yeah, this isn't a big place, i'm sure the few of us currently here can all get behind simply not talking about overdone topics without making it a rule.

Secret world leader (shhh):

CommanderL:
I think some needs to make a page detailing how to make spoilers and link stuff so the picture shows up

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

Lucem712:

Secret world leader (shhh):

CommanderL:
I think some needs to make a page detailing how to make spoilers and link stuff so the picture shows up

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

Yes, send me a link once it's finished and i'll stick it for you :)

Lucem712:

Secret world leader (shhh):

CommanderL:
I think some needs to make a page detailing how to make spoilers and link stuff so the picture shows up

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

There is a thread on the Escapist. Why not link it or just nick it? No need to reinvent the wheel.

DoPo:

Lucem712:

Secret world leader (shhh):

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

There is a thread on the Escapist. Why not link it or just nick it? No need to reinvent the wheel.

I actually didn't learn my forum mark up from that, I learnt it from http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/markup_help.php , though considering how often I see that users are unable to use mark-up, I don't think a whole lot of people read it.

This thread is almost like Necro-ing a whole website/forum.

Still that might not be a bad thing perhaps we can bring it to life after all.

Although. are there any mods left at all ?

Lucem712:

DoPo:

Lucem712:

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

There is a thread on the Escapist. Why not link it or just nick it? No need to reinvent the wheel.

I actually didn't learn my forum mark up from that, I learnt it from http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/markup_help.php , though considering how often I see that users are unable to use mark-up, I don't think a whole lot of people read it.

Well, those aren't exactly easy to find. How can you get to that link you gave me? I don't think I've seen anything that leads there, at least nothing obvious.

To get to the thread I linked the "normal way", you'd need to go to Off-topic, click on the sticky "The Escapist Community and Forums Codex & Index & Guides", then scroll down until you find "A Guide to posting commands". I'm sure 90% of the people will give up after about step 1. And those would be the people who go an look for any guide.

Whatever guide there is, should really be more obvious and easy to reach. I don't tend to link people to that because I have to go and find it mysel and then give it to random other users. I find it easier to just explain what they asked (say "how do I do spoiler tags"), unless they are after a more general BB/HTML code information.

Alternative:
Although. are there any mods left at all ?

I don't think so but there are are new ones appointed.

DoPo:

Lucem712:

DoPo:

There is a thread on the Escapist. Why not link it or just nick it? No need to reinvent the wheel.

I actually didn't learn my forum mark up from that, I learnt it from http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/markup_help.php , though considering how often I see that users are unable to use mark-up, I don't think a whole lot of people read it.

Well, those aren't exactly easy to find. How can you get to that link you gave me? I don't think I've seen anything that leads there, at least nothing obvious.

To get to the thread I linked the "normal way", you'd need to go to Off-topic, click on the sticky "The Escapist Community and Forums Codex & Index & Guides", then scroll down until you find "A Guide to posting commands". I'm sure 90% of the people will give up after about step 1. And those would be the people who go an look for any guide.

Whatever guide there is, should really be more obvious and easy to reach. I don't tend to link people to that because I have to go and find it mysel and then give it to random other users. I find it easier to just explain what they asked (say "how do I do spoiler tags"), unless they are after a more general BB/HTML code information.

I can't actually recall how I found it the first time, but after that I just type 'Escapist Magazine Forum Markup' and reach it that way. I must have just been clicking though stuff and found it by accident.

Alternative:
This thread is almost like Necro-ing a whole website/forum.

Still that might not be a bad thing perhaps we can bring it to life after all.

Although. are there any mods left at all ?

We've installed new mods, the ones from before are gone. Or at least, we couldn't find any.

Lucem712:

Alternative:
This thread is almost like Necro-ing a whole website/forum.

Still that might not be a bad thing perhaps we can bring it to life after all.

Although. are there any mods left at all ?

We've installed new mods, the ones from before are gone. Or at least, we couldn't find any.

Awww *puts away flamethrower, troll mask and a thread on sexism* Oh well guess we will have to follow the rules.

Lucem712:
I can't actually recall how I found it the first time, but after that I just type 'Escapist Magazine Forum Markup' and reach it that way. I must have just been clicking though stuff and found it by accident.

Yeah, precisely. The only reason I found that guide is because I'm a many forum veteran and I knew there must be a guide or something. Especially for a website as big as the Escapist. But not all users are so forum-savvy, a fair share of them have no forum background at all, not to mention that most just wouldn't care. Therefore, there needs to be something easier to reach. At least people can point and say "Here, read this and you'll learn".

In other news, I'm thinking of making a comment editor plugin. I wanted to make one for the Escapist for a while now, just...I was always lazy. I think now with WarCry, it should be a good time to start - with both sites using the same codes and layout it should be pretty easy I hope to have a cross-compatible version. It would help new users, and hell, even older, experienced ones who don't want to type out all the tags by hand.

Alternative:

Lucem712:

We've installed new mods, the ones from before are gone. Or at least, we couldn't find any.

Awww *puts away flamethrower, troll mask and a thread on sexism* Oh well guess we will have to follow the rules.

Sorry, It was either clean and tidy forum with rules or Spambot anarchy! We're currently working on providing some content and if you want to post a review or anything like that, you can check out the thread on WarCry Content Or just check out said content.

Secret world leader (shhh):

Lucem712:

Secret world leader (shhh):

Excellent idea, would anyone like to make such a thread?

I'm pretty knowledgeable in the HTML Tags and Mark-up code. Should this page be stickied in the off-topic?

Yes, send me a link once it's finished and i'll stick it for you :)

All done. http://www.warcry.com/forums/read/12.386158-WarCry-Forum-Mark-Up :)

With regards to Low Content, why not make the deciding factor whether or not the comment adds value to the discussion?

Susan Arendt:
With regards to Low Content, why not make the deciding factor whether or not the comment adds value to the discussion?

great idea crap I should really put more words into this

I for one agree with this persons great idea and personally belive that it would benefit the comunity in whole

CommanderL:

Susan Arendt:
With regards to Low Content, why not make the deciding factor whether or not the comment adds value to the discussion?

great idea crap I should really put more words into this

I for one agree with this persons great idea and personally belive that it would benefit the comunity in whole

I think it's a small enough community to where that's possible.

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