A clarification on some guidelines regarding users who post at another forum from FSTDT as other users (not directed at any one user, but in general). Keep what happens at the different forums separate.
See, a problem with bringing in arguments from other forums is that, given the nature of it being a different forum, most members are completely separate from the other forum. As such most people are completely ignorant of the circumstances, conversations, and people involved. Without large amounts of copypasta and links people will be left baffled as the what the fuck people are talking about, and arguments are viewed as personal attacks as they seemingly come out of nowhere. Even if large amounts of copypasta (which can touch on spam territory) and links are provided it is still bringing in outside arguments to an area they really don't belong, and very often ends up being too much of a TL;DR mess.
Public forums should be treated much like any other public establishment. Leave your problems at the door (or in this case, login screen). Problems from outside the forum should say outside the forum, and problems within a forum should stay contained there. To drag an argument from one place to another is aggressively hounding them and most definitely counted as assholish behaviour.
* If you post Not Safe For Work material, label it with NOT SAFE FOR WORK or NSFW. * Unless the thread has that warning in the title, you may only post NSFW links (with a warning), not embedded pictures.
I haven't a clue what this means. Can you explain?
I think the thought of ironbite licking Caitshidhe's ears till cows came is far more disturbing than any naked flesh we could post. Sexy thoughts are universally ruined by the introduction of farm animals.
Post by Kwisatz Haderach on Feb 22, 2011 22:59:31 GMT -5
At the risk of incurring wrath (after all, I am posting something more than 30 days after the previous post, but it is a sticky - at least, that's my excuse), why the ban on necro-ing threads after 30 days? Seems a little....excessive.....6 months or a year I could understand....but of course there may be reasons I don't know about.
"Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It's shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson" - The Humanity of Muad'Dib - The Princess Irulan.
Post by Napoleon the Clown on Feb 23, 2011 0:56:53 GMT -5
Because, generally, if something is 30 days dead it means anything interesting that can be said, has been said. Though new, relevant updates for more intelligent threads (news based, for example) or in the cases of "junk" type threads, like pic threads or "Thread Killer?" this is greatly relaxed.
Really, though, it ends up depending on the nature of the necro, as well. If it's purely a dumbshit thing on a thread buried several pages in, we'll get on your case. If it's not much past 30 days and you're posting something of some value, more lee-way will be given.
No real reason for the specific number of days, though. 30 is just a lot easier to calculate than six months.
The bar has been lowered? Silly child, you seem to believe there ever was a bar.