#1 Oct 13, 2014 4:33 PM

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Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

This has been a long time coming, I think.

I've decided that our new policy is going to be allow videos and links with reasonable amounts* of censored words in them without a warning or a spoiler tag. Although I still do want this forum to be appropriate for younger users, since many, if not most of you, are older, it been seeming somewhat patronizing to me lately to have the "spoiler for language" policy. Users who may be offended by such things should simply treat every external link or video on Spyroforum as potentially offensive.

This change will get rid of the need for most of the "moderator edits" that were starting to seem overboard and unnecessary while also hopefully saving some moderator time as we won't be strictly policing every single video or link posted.

*"Reasonable amounts" is obviously a pretty loose term that could mean just about anything, but please try to use your common sense to figure out what it might mean within context. As always, it is up to moderators to determine what's allowed. It's going to depend on a lot context and may seem inconsistent at times, but please trust that we will be doing our best to treat each case fairly.

Examples:

  • Saying "s***" or "f***" for emphasis a couple times every now and then is probably fine. Go ahead and post it with no warning.

  • Saying "s***" or "f***" every other word is not fine. Don't post this video or link.

  • Videos or links with violent, sexual, or shocking content are still not fine. Do not post these. If you wouldn't see or hear it in a T-rated game, don't post it at all.

  • Anything that sits statically on the page that has a censored word in it will not be allowed as people can't choose not to view it while scrolling through a thread. If you want to post an image that has censored words in it, please edit it first to remove the word(s), or don't post it at all.

Please ask any questions you may have about this here.


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#2 Oct 13, 2014 7:47 PM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

Sounds acceptable.


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#3 Oct 13, 2014 10:07 PM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

In the last example, I can't tell if you're saying we can't post images with censored words at all, or if we have to spoiler them. I'm assuming the latter, but it sounds like you're saying we can't post them at all.


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#4 Oct 13, 2014 10:29 PM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

I would really rather you not post them at all to simplify things, but I wouldn't have a problem if you want to continue doing the spoiler thing. If you forget to do it, though, I'm not going to do it for you like I have been - I'm just going to remove the image from your post.


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#5 Oct 14, 2014 1:36 AM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

Thank God! I'm so sick of people posting screamers on here...


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#6 Oct 14, 2014 5:09 AM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

Lol... this actually has nothing to do with that. tongue It's more about not doing too much moderation when it isn't necessary.


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#7 Dec 27, 2014 3:53 AM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

edit: okay maybe I should've read it...

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#8 Dec 27, 2014 4:47 AM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

What would PewDiePie's "A Funny Montage" fall under? Would it fall under the former or would it fall under the latter?


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#9 Dec 27, 2014 5:34 AM

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Re: Amendment to the forum rules about links and videos

I don't know; I'm not going to preview the video for you to make sure it's okay to post. Just read the guidelines and use your best judgment. smile


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