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#1 Edited by MB (11301 posts) -
Update:  Please read my new blog entry for thoughts on this subject, make your comments there for now.

Even though there are no set in stone rules for the forums yet, please treat one another kindly. Try to use a little common sense when you're posting...if you think that maybe what you're about to post is borderline or may not be allowed, then chances are you probably shouldn't post it.

Here are a few general guidelines for now:

  • No porn, erotic or glamour images to be posted. This goes for semi nudes aswell.

  • No personal attacks on other users.
  • No spamming your "OMG I got a free PS3" links.
  • No racial hatred comments.
  • Try to post in the appropriate forum.  The moderation tools are limited at this point...while some posts can be moved, we can't move your Metal Gear thread from General to where it should be yet.

Make sense?  What I'm getting at here is that you all should be treating one another with the same respect you would be as if the conversation was taking place face to face.

If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me or one of the other moderators for clarification or assistance.  In addition, since there is no reporting feature implemented as of yet, if you come across a blog entry or post in any forum that you think should be looked at by a moderator, let us know!  There are hundreds of active forums and thousands of posts to look at and only a few of us, so your assistance can really make a difference.  Also, I can't speak for any of the other moderators, but I welcome your friend requests and PM's.  We're here to help.

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There are now an additional 15 Moderators that are busy approving your submissions, but who are not going to be moderating the forums (for now)  in order to concentrate on submissions.  This should greatly improve your submission que times

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Thanks everybody!

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#2 Posted by semicolon1twlev2 (894 posts) -

Finally.  At least a small guideline of rules.  Thanks for the info.  =]

#3 Posted by Canadian (384 posts) -

What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?

#4 Posted by mr_korean (610 posts) -

Alright thanks now we atleast kinda know what we can and can't do

#5 Posted by henjin (829 posts) -

Good. Im glad this sticky is here, because some people apparently, do not have common sense, and cant be civil to one another.

#6 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -

Canadian said:

"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"


Quite possibly.   We really want people to moderate themselves on this issue, we'll see how it goes.

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#7 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -
Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here.
#8 Posted by Lombax (105 posts) -

Good, it would break my heart if this place turned into another kotaku. 

#9 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -
CitizenKane said:
"Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here."
Its not like it should belong here anyways, this is a gaming forum.
#10 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -

That BoG kids poor and closes every thread about things he doesnt have, like Cars, Guns and Shoes

#11 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -
Lombax said:
"Good, it would break my heart if this place turned into another kotaku. "

What do you mean?
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#12 Edited by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -
Karmum said:
"CitizenKane said:
"Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here."
Its not like it should belong here anyways, this is a gaming forum.
"
Well this is the Off-Topic forum and it's filled with a bunch of dudes, so I can see how the thread exists in the first place.  But, Jeff doesn't want those types of threads in the forums.  We'll talk about leaving it open, though.
#13 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -
CitizenKane said:
"Karmum said:
"CitizenKane said:
"Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here."
Its not like it should belong here anyways, this is a gaming forum.
"
Well this is the Off-Topic forum and it's filled with a bunch of dudes, so I can see how the thread exists in the first place.  But, Jeff doesn't want those types of threads in the forums."
I know, but I mean, still, this is a gaming forum, we don't need these type of topics, in my opinion.

I KNOW there are places where you can post them, but I don't think it should be in this website.

#14 Posted by bad_crc (39 posts) -

official start of TOS...

#15 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -
bad_crc said:
"official start of TOS...

"

We're trying to be as lenient as possible, man.  There have to be some basic guidelines in place...heck in a perfect world, I wouldn't have even had to make this post.
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#16 Posted by RabbitKarrot (362 posts) -
bad_crc said:
"official start of TOS...

"
I cant tell if your implying that as a bad thing?

Be a little optimistic here...
#17 Edited by Guild_Master (250 posts) -

I really hope people get around this simple but yet important rules. It would make the forums a better place, until now moderators have done a great work; some threads were asking to be locked from the moment they first were conceived.

Scousers_ARE_SCUM
said:

"That BoG kids poor and closes every thread about things he doesnt have, like Cars, Guns and Shoes"
Really you think it was because his poor, please get a hold of your self, freedom of speech and off-topic doesn't give you the right to post everythinh thing that comes through your mind, specially when the posts are about pointless and trivial stuff.
.
#18 Edited by Lombax (105 posts) -
MB said:
"Lombax said:
"Good, it would break my heart if this place turned into another kotaku. "

What do you mean?"
kotaku started out as  a great place to discuss relevant news of the day in the comments sections below each post. as the site grew and the gates were opened to the public the site devolved into a "shouting match" under almost every blog post. 
its sad to see that their  site editors have to repeatedly post "rules of conduct" to their community. 
apologies if my first comment came off as mean, I can already tell that  giantbomb can be a solid community site, as long as we all keep ourselves in check. 
#19 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -

fucking great, it's gamespot again. ban me now why don't ya.

#20 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -
CitizenKane said:
"Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here."

Jeff doesnt speak for the entire OT population. it's not our fault he's soft.  If he doesnt wan't to see it, don't look! we only have one thread for it anyways. god.
#21 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -
Guild_Master said:
"I really hope people get around this simple but yet important rules. It would make the forums a better place, until now moderators have done a great work; some threads were asking to be locked from the moment they first were conceived.

Scousers_ARE_SCUM
said:
"That BoG kids poor and closes every thread about things he doesnt have, like Cars, Guns and Shoes"
Really you think it was because his poor, please get a hold of your self, freedom of speech and off-topic doesn't give you the right to post everythinh thing that comes through your mind, specially when the posts are about pointless and trivial stuff.
.
"

looks like we got another poor kid who doesnt like threads about things he doesnt have.

ITs called off-topic, why wouldnt i be able to post about Cars.

#22 Posted by super_machine (1926 posts) -

Good point. A little moderation is never a bad thing IMO. If every one could be mature on this site it wouldn't matter if someone post the occasional F'bomb. But people dont always act considerate.

#23 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

So lemme get this straight for all the complainers... you need to be able to post porn/nude images,  insult other people, and spam to have a good time?

#24 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -
Ultimate_pwr_rngr said:
"CitizenKane said:
"Canadian said:
"What's up with the semi-nude rule? Does that mean the threads gonna be closed... again?
"
Pretty much.  Jeff has said in his latest blog post that he doesn't want to see that sort of stuff on here."

Jeff doesnt speak for the entire OT population. it's not our fault he's soft.  If he doesnt wan't to see it, don't look! we only have one thread for it anyways. god."

Free THE SEXY THREAD!!!!!!!
#25 Posted by suitteeth (50 posts) -
Ultimate_pwr_rngr said:
"fucking great, it's gamespot again. ban me now why don't ya."

okay
#26 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -
suneku said:
"So lemme get this straight for all the complainers... you need to be able to post porn/nude images,  insult other people, and spam to have a good time?
"

Wait...your a mod....? wow

we just wan't our sexy girls back. not nude of course.
#27 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -
suneku said:
"So lemme get this straight for all the complainers... you need to be able to post porn/nude images,  insult other people, and spam to have a good time?
"

The thread says "SEXAY Pics, NO PORN" .....it says no porn (nipples/cunts)....so why is that bad? unless the gay users wants to start a dude version i dont have any problems
#28 Posted by Zoidy (187 posts) -

Good to know it won't be total chaos now. :P

#29 Posted by Scousers_ARE_SCUM (85 posts) -
Guild_Master said:
"Scousers_ARE_SCUM said:   I'm not gonna argue with you since its pointless to do so.
"

no ones gonna stop you from making a dude version if you dont like the sexy girl one, you know.
#30 Posted by bad_crc (39 posts) -
RabbitKarrot said:
"bad_crc said:
"official start of TOS...

"
I cant tell if your implying that as a bad thing?

Be a little optimistic here...
"
i dont feel the need to be vulger or an asshat just for the sake of giggling like s schoolgirl at the sight of the word "shit" on a forum so i do not mind at all mod's trying to have some control.    if you want that crap, got to /b/

#31 Posted by WhySoSerious (646 posts) -

Eh, glad we got some rules down.  Hopefully that'll solve some of the issues OT is having.  If it doesn't help, ban tools are coming soon.

I want this forum to be epic, and to an extent it has been, but there are so many spammers in here, that it's becoming absurd to the point where if Roll Call is going along nicely, I mainly just stick to that forum and that's it.

I appreciate what you mods are doing and I appreciate the rules, I just don't think the spammers are going to pay attention to the rules anymore than they cared that you locked their posts.

#32 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -
Riddler said:
"i dont get why you lock when it HAS NO PORN....just sexay pics...

FREE IT!!!!!!!!!!
"
If you came to GiantBomb to just look at women semi-nude, you are going to be disappointed.

Well actually, you are disappointed. It makes me laugh.
#33 Posted by Myon (19 posts) -

Simple enough. Posting here is a priveledge, not a right. If you start abusing your posting priveledges, more rules will be added. So just use common sense. The mods trust us to do this right now.

If you don't like these rules, then you can leave anytime you want and go to /b/.

#34 Posted by ExoM7 (173 posts) -
CitizenKane said:
it's filled with a bunch of dudes
http://www.giantbomb.com/users/?sort=alphabetical

>_>
<_<

no shit
#35 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

Nice, glad to see theres some order around here.

#36 Posted by Riddler (1528 posts) -
Karmum said:
"Riddler said:
"i dont get why you lock when it HAS NO PORN....just sexay pics...

FREE IT!!!!!!!!!!
"
If you came to GiantBomb to just look at women semi-nude, you are going to be disappointed.

Well actually, you are disappointed. It makes me laugh.
"
if youre offended by it DONT LOOK AT, go look at dudes. simple

its not on the main forum, its on OFF-TOPIC, so youre not forced to look at it. and even if you did, IT HAS NO NUDITY, IT HAS NO PORN. just pretty ladies.


#37 Posted by Tovan (633 posts) -
Riddler said:
"Karmum said:
"Riddler said:
"i dont get why you lock when it HAS NO PORN....just sexay pics...

FREE IT!!!!!!!!!!
"
If you came to GiantBomb to just look at women semi-nude, you are going to be disappointed.

Well actually, you are disappointed. It makes me laugh.
"
if youre offended by it DONT LOOK AT, go look at dudes. simple

its not on the main forum, its on OFF-TOPIC, so youre not forced to look at it. and even if you did, IT HAS NO NUDITY, IT HAS NO PORN. just pretty ladies.


"
The point is it sets a bad example for the forums as a whole.
#38 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -
Riddler said:
if youre offended by it DONT LOOK AT, go look at dudes. simple

its not on the main forum, its on OFF-TOPIC, so youre not forced to look at it. and even if you did, IT HAS NO NUDITY, IT HAS NO PORN. just pretty ladies.


"

There is no nudity because we took the time to temporarily lock that thread and clean it up. 
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#39 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
To be honest when did boobs ever hurt anyone. Oh btw enjoyed your recent podcast CitizenKane.
#40 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -
MB said:
"Riddler said:
if youre offended by it DONT LOOK AT, go look at dudes. simple

its not on the main forum, its on OFF-TOPIC, so youre not forced to look at it. and even if you did, IT HAS NO NUDITY, IT HAS NO PORN. just pretty ladies.


"

There is no nudity because we took the time to temporarily lock that thread and clean it up.  "

Yeah, right. 98% of the users were following the rules and not posting nudity. only a few spammers were. There were only about 4 or 5 pics the had some nudity in them in that hole thread. We were all following the rules. Just punish the guys that post nudity, don't punish us all by locking the entire thread.
#41 Posted by Babble (1270 posts) -

Is it really that big of a deal? Like Jeff said 95% of the internet is filled with it. You can handle not having it on Giant Bomb.

#42 Posted by Ultimate_pwr_rngr (774 posts) -
Tovan51 said:
"Riddler said:
"Karmum said:
"Riddler said:
"i dont get why you lock when it HAS NO PORN....just sexay pics...

FREE IT!!!!!!!!!!
"
If you came to GiantBomb to just look at women semi-nude, you are going to be disappointed.

Well actually, you are disappointed. It makes me laugh.
"
if youre offended by it DONT LOOK AT, go look at dudes. simple

its not on the main forum, its on OFF-TOPIC, so youre not forced to look at it. and even if you did, IT HAS NO NUDITY, IT HAS NO PORN. just pretty ladies.


"
The point is it sets a bad example for the forums as a whole.
"
Not really.
#43 Posted by JoblessTerence (349 posts) -

I think you forgot to leave out "Absolutely NO racism."

#44 Edited by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -
JoblessTerence said:
"I think you forgot to leave out "Absolutely NO racism."
"
I don't think people need to be reminded of that.
#45 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -

Exactly...that falls into the common sense category.

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#46 Posted by FunkSoldier (38 posts) -

Shame the only people who will read this are the people who wouldn't post that crap anyways >_>

#47 Posted by Lairdo (543 posts) -

Nice to see some civility return to the forums after the chaos over the last few days.

#48 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3325 posts) -

After listening to one of the E3 Bombcasts, and hearing Jeff talk more about the objectification of women in Soul Calibur IV than anything that has to do with the gameplay, I really wasn't surprised to read his thoughts on the half-naked women thread.  Knowing that objectifying women is one of the main issues the mainstream see with gaming, I can understand why he wouldn't want to promote that stereotype by allowing it on the forum.

#49 Posted by Lairdo (543 posts) -
FunkSoldier said:
"Shame the only people who will read this are the people who wouldn't post that crap anyways >_>
"
That is quite a good point.
#50 Posted by MB (11301 posts) -
Lairdo said:
"Nice to see some civility return to the forums after the chaos over the last few days.
"
Well...expect a certain amount of chaos to continue for awhile.  We're doing the best we can, in the meantime, PM one of us if you see something that needs attention but you think was missed.
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