Stupid Rules

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Python~, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Python~

    Python~ Young Bard VIP Silver Emerald

    So I made this comment on the Faces of SGM thread (gif not included)

    It's just utterly autistic what admins choose to enforce and worry themselves about these days. Like, really? It was a gif for a bit of a giggle. Is that REALLY what yall are going to trouble yourselves with?

    Not to mention the admin who removed it couldn't even take 2 seconds to alert me that it was deleted.

    Worst of all, admins enforce the "try to keep comments to a minimum rule" when it has never been a problem for literally y e a r s. If @Darktooth could see the shit you delete he'd remove that rule
    You can even see before @wink was admin, n o b o d y c o m p l a i n e d
    The only other time it was enforced was when one user was harassing another

    It's sad and hypocritical that Leads need to label many reports "petty", yet they enforce the pettiest of rules just because they have the power to do so
    You might as well take hours to go through the entire thread and remove any comment that isn't in direct reply to somebody's photo, since it's such a huge problem

    My opinion means diddly-squat because I'm labeled as toxic to most staff, but get your shit together, just my 2 cents (y)

    P.S.: I know this thread is petty, but I just wanted to point out some dumb shit
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  3. Python~

    Python~ Young Bard VIP Silver Emerald

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  4. Cash

    Cash I staff the proper way VIP

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  5. Theinkern

    Theinkern Inkern VIP Bronze

    Oh look python brought up a decent topic to talk about and take seriously.


    Few post down I see this:

    But, they crack this rule down on everyone.. most of the time lol. Pretty sure if you have history of issues you will just be targeted more, it sucks, but deal with it. You put yourself in that position.
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  6. Pacifist

    Pacifist Cynically Insane VIP Bronze

    1). Darktooth is no longer in charge of things. I know, it sucks I miss him too but he is no longer here.
    2). This is the first I am hearing of admins policing too many comments
    3). Does it really matter? You got one of your comments deleted on a thread, is it really worth the outrage? To me it doesn't seem like it. I'd promptly ask for an explanation and then move on. It just isn't worth fighting.

    Really, I get that it seems dumb that we are enforcing rules that have never been enforced before, but that is because we are in an era of change. With Opalium at the helm this community is going to look different a year from now, that I am sure of. You can either fight it or you can sit back and let it happen. Choice is yours pal! :)
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  7. If an admin was censoring what I had to say, regardless of if it is spam or not, I'd damn well want a notification with an explanation. Not simply have my post deleted without notification.

    Post deletion without notification is rife for abuse. There isn't really any reason for posts to be able to be deleted without a notification anyway. If you have cause to delete it, you have cause to write in a message.

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  8. CorallocinB

    CorallocinB Animeme lord VIP Silver Emerald

    It matters enough for the admins to delete the comment.

    So yes. It matters to the admins since they'll delete the comments at a whim and the person whose comment was deleted as they were also given no explanation.

    This is so f***ing dumb. I can assure nothing will be done about it either because it's petty and the staff members nowadays aren't fan of Tom Petty for whatever reason.

    Tangent thought since some of us like to go off-topic

    What's even more dumb is Inkern's response to this thread as if that added to the discussion even slightly. Yea the 3 posts prior to that were dumb, but that's for memes. Glad you didn't realize that. Yours was for being "oh look at me I'm gonna take a jab at Python because he's easy to hate and get all of these useless ratings."
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  9. UncleBee

    UncleBee VIP

    this is absurd
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  10. Pacifist

    Pacifist Cynically Insane VIP Bronze

    I agree.
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  11. Toest

    Toest "I am the bus" ~ Falcor, all the time VIP

    I mean, you know the rule is there. Then you break it. Then you get a consequence. Then you complain. How about you just don't break the "petty" rule in the first place or suggest that there be a change about. I can already see it now, "Suggestion by Python: allow there to be a X amount of small talk in the faces thread so people can enjoy themselves."
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  12. tz-

    tz- feelin it VIP Emerald

    how can we break a rule that is only enforced with cherry-picked comments, why was python's post removed and not falco's? why hasnt any post that has no picture in it been removed if we're trying to keep comments to a minimum?
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  13. Toest

    Toest "I am the bus" ~ Falcor, all the time VIP

    you can still not break the rule, even if it is cherry picked.
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  14. tz-

    tz- feelin it VIP Emerald

    either enforce it or dont
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  15. Toest

    Toest "I am the bus" ~ Falcor, all the time VIP

    fair enough
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  16. Makuzi

    Makuzi Now we all pray blood stains wash away VIP Silver

    This isn't 2016, things change and the staff team changes.
    I do agree that a removed comment without explanation is stupid. Removal with explanation should be protocol.
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  17. Han

    Han       VIP

    Some examples of heinous rulebreaking I've discovered after going through recent pages:

    "Ah fuck, here comes the next hit meme for the next 2-3 Weeks. lyb xP" - After Scotty posted a picture of his profile.
    "I'm as weak as a kitten right now." - After being told their dab was weak, this was the user's response.
    "Everyone FYI Snowflake scammed Echo. press F to pay respect" - After Siddo said he'd post a picture of himself if Echo did. ( But didn't. )
    "can we ban the scammer Snowflake please?" - Another post related to the above one.
    "When do we get the opalbot face reveal?" - After Opalium made a post with his face.
    "What if the one with me is OpalBot? :eek:" - A quote from Opalium, the owner himself, in response to the above question.
    "Hah, ig ass brandy glass? Its usually the fancier pint glasses you gotta take. You know you'll get home, have nowhere to even put it so itll live in a closet somewhere until you go to throw it away :p" - After someone made a post about stealing a glass.
    "I'm 99% not gay, But only my 1% is for @XpropIayer :drool:" - After Xpro posted his picture.
    Three other comments related to Xpro looking like Scarce
    Not to mention, the creation of the original SGM Drama Alert.

    What's worse, these comments are sometimes from staff! The horror.

    Look, I can agree that some conversation chains can get excessive. At the same time, aggressively putting down short exchanges is silly. Especially when staff do the very same thing you punish regular users for. Stop doing silly things, please.
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  18. Mr. Disco

    Mr. Disco Jeff Lynne is a musical genius. VIP

    addressing this, actually python I believe the rule originated from Event Horizon who first created the thread. It was his rule, it's been a tradition to keep it. Event tried to enforce it, but he was lazy and had other things to do. Later on when Event got banned, they tried to coverup that event horizon was a thing, so darktooth re-made the thread, claiming "the other one was old" It was literally a copy paste of the old one of I am not mistaking. But on that copy, darktooth still reminded people of the rules, even Opii did. Of course no one actually enforced the rule because it was ignored by the staff themselves. I see it as this - why are people caring now? Well because an admin decided to enforce it, it's a thing.

    For the longest time SGM/STTTs rules have been ignored. Only time it was taken that seriously was in-game. But the forums, I mean shit, no one gave a fuck. Red in the SB wasn't THAT big of a deal. But that's about it for being enforced. No one cared about Illegal discussions, and signatures being too big. (Only one who cared about sigs being too big back then was Zikeji...that's about it) No one gave a fuck about flashy images in SB, no one gave a single rats ass about the advertising rule (and tbh it's rare to get warned about it. )

    Why did they not care?

    It's pretty fucking clear and simple, the rules are SILLY, BUT THEY ARE HERE TO MAKE THINGS LESS CANCER.

    Here's how the faces thread looked before people started enforcing the rules

    (image posted by someone)

    "oh yes daddy" - someone 1
    "*quotes someone 1* ikr fucking hot" - someone 2
    "*quotes both someone 1 and someone 2* i don't see it. is it just me?" - someone 3

    it goes on and on and fucking on....what's the point? It's kind of cancer. The fact there's almost no faces being posted that frequently completely contradicts the original thread purpose.

    But then again, the rule is pretty silly as I said above - enforcing the rule takes away the basic things that humans need to stay sane - communication. But let's be honest, you can still create a PM with the person to tell them that they are daddy af. I did it, well not in PM, on SB. Sometimes I'd reply to someone's face, but really if I wanted to say something I would just tell them directly, not on the public area.

    So really, it makes me think that people just post their response to the faces because they want reactions, they want someone to respond.

    But in all honesty idk what that gif was, but it looks fucking stupid. what did it contribute to the thread?

    tl;dr rules were ignored in the past, now they're being enforced. who cares. honestly. if you wanna respond just find them in SB, or post it on their profile. And if that doesn't satisfy you, it probably means you're just looking for reactions. but i mean humans need to communicate with each other to stay sane. A lot of times though the thread gets completely derailed.
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  19. .shirt

    .shirt VIP

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  20. 4sea

    4sea VIP

    stoopid face
    (title + content (it was about the faces thread) pun)
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