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Author Topic: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration  (Read 1720 times)

Havohej

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Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« on: 07 Mar 2015, 16:32 »

Please note that Rule 6:

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Rule 6: Respect the audience. Do not post pornography and/or anything that can be considered inappropriate graphic sexual content in any format; this includes detailed descriptions of sex acts. Do not post links to pornography or otherwise inappropriate sexually explicit sites.

has been adjusted to broaden its scope.  Its new language reads:

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Rule 6: Respect the audience. Do not post gore, pornography and/or anything that can be considered inappropriate graphic violence or sexual content in any format; this includes detailed descriptions of sex acts. Do not post links to gore, pornography or otherwise inappropriate explicit sites.

It should also be noted that, just as ever before, the Team reserves the right to apply the new Rule 6 (as well as all of the other rules) subjectively and on a case-by-case basis.
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Morwen Lagann

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #1 on: 07 Mar 2015, 22:46 »

To clarify:

Yes, this is partly in response to a recently catacombed post. The mod team held views on both sides of the matter as to whether to moderate or not, and the ending decision was that not only would we act in this case, but that we also ought to expand Rule 6 to be a little more inclusive on what we defined 'inappropriate' to be.

Full disclosure on my part, regarding my opinion: I personally tend to take an "it's evolution in action" view towards this sort of thing. If something is spoiler-tagged with the warning that it is NSFW or potentially objectionable (how are asked to do it in OOC ingame, for example), the sensible policy, to me, is that curiosity killed the cat: Namely, if you click on the link after the warning and don't like what you see, it's your own goddamn fault for letting your curiosity get the better of you.

With that said, however, I also noted that spoiler tags on Backstage do not use "click to show/hide" functionality on regular desktop and laptop computers (as far as I know), but will on mobile devices with touchscreens like phones or iPads. As a result, people can sometimes see things without clicking on them, and thus I personally would prefer that people put links to such images inside spoiler tags rather than displaying the image itself inside the tags if for some reason they absolutely must do so.

As for including sexytimes or violence in your writing... I think the prevailing opinion on the mod team is that we want you to apply common sense. It doesn't need to be graphic to get the point across. If you're concerned it crosses a line, contact us and ask us to check for you. Or post it anyway and see what happens - the worst we're going to do is to ask you to either take it down and post it elsewhere, or tone things down a bit.
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #2 on: 08 Mar 2015, 11:17 »

What?!

So I can't post logs of Katrina cutting Havohej open and orgasming to the blood on her face?! Me and Ha-a-hej had such delicious funtimes with that!

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #3 on: 08 Mar 2015, 11:58 »

Ikr

You two should hang out with Anya and Albizu some time!  ;)
« Last Edit: 08 Mar 2015, 12:14 by Anyanka Funk »
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #4 on: 08 Mar 2015, 12:15 »

What?!

So I can't post logs of Katrina cutting Havohej open and orgasming to the blood on her face?! Me and Ha-a-hej had such delicious funtimes with that!

I don't even
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #5 on: 19 Mar 2015, 07:11 »

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #6 on: 19 Mar 2015, 15:54 »

What?!

So I can't post logs of Katrina cutting Havohej open and orgasming to the blood on her face?! Me and Ha-a-hej had such delicious funtimes with that!

Sabik-Kat exposed finally.  Told yall.

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #7 on: 20 Mar 2015, 02:26 »

Should I take this as notification that violent content in stories (such as, slamming a zombie in the head with a fire axe) is now verboten?
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #8 on: 20 Mar 2015, 02:38 »

No. See my post.

Text stuff is a lot less likely to cross the line for us. Unless Kat is writing it, apparently.
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1) The number of capsuleer women who are bisexual is greater than the number who are lesbian.
2) Most of the former group appear lesbian due to a lack of suitable male partners to go around.
3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

Vikarion

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #9 on: 20 Mar 2015, 04:30 »

No. See my post.

Text stuff is a lot less likely to cross the line for us. Unless Kat is writing it, apparently.

Missed that, sorry.
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #10 on: 30 Mar 2015, 22:44 »

Ok, really? My misunderstanding is gonna be all that anyone sees for two weeks? Seriously, please, someone have a beef with the mods already!  :P
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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #11 on: 30 Mar 2015, 23:25 »

tbh I could solve that problem pretty quick but we're a bit too lazy to load shells into the main modgun.

Give it a bit, I'm sure entertainment will come to this subforum soon enough.
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Morwen's Law:
1) The number of capsuleer women who are bisexual is greater than the number who are lesbian.
2) Most of the former group appear lesbian due to a lack of suitable male partners to go around.
3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

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Re: Note from the Mod Team: Rule 6 Alteration
« Reply #12 on: 31 Mar 2015, 07:43 »

Ok, really? My misunderstanding is gonna be all that anyone sees for two weeks? Seriously, please, someone have a beef with the mods already!  :P

Now I'm tempted to sticky this.
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