|Spam Rule; Defining spam messages.|
|Topic Started: May 12 2012, 10:42 AM (145 Views)|
|Snarfx0r||May 12 2012, 10:42 AM Post #1|
It has come to our attention lately that there have been several posts that can be considered as spam. Because of this, we are implementing a new rule regarding spam messages. If your post is deemed as a spam message by us, then it will be removed.
We define a message spam as:
* If you are not properly contributing to the topic. (Such as saying you are hungry in an anime discussion thread.)
* Unless you are replying to question/argument asked or pointed out by someone, clearing things up, etc. Replying with just a single or a few word sentence will be considered as spam too. Things like "Ok..." will be considered as spam regardless of the situation since it's a confirmation word, not something used as a standalone for discussion or answering question to people. There should be several more, but in general consensus within mods it has been the rule to use common sense before you post something. Please write up your reply/point into something clear and "readable" by other people.
* Multiple consecutive replies (2 or above) within a day (Do not reply directly to your own post, edit your own if you need to add. If you are responding to multiple people, use the quote function and reply to their message in your own post. Do not make a new reply to each person you want to reply to. Unless it has been a day since your last reply, multiple posting within a thread will be considered spamming).
Some general guidelines to follow so you do not find your post has magically disappeared, ask yourself a couple of questions before posting:
1) Does my reply contribute to the topic?
2) Is there anything that I need to mention before submitting?
3) Is my message a single lined reply?
However, because getting off-topic in any discussion is bound to happen, there will be a limitation allowed for de-railing a topic. For example, if there is discussion about the Gundam 00 series and somebody mentions SEED, that is fine. However, if the thread suddenly changes direction into going full SEED discussion IN a 00 discussion thread, then no, that is not acceptable. Basically, it is okay to go into an off-topic discussion if it is kept minimal. However, if the discussion turns into a full blown topic change, then you need to post in the appropriate thread and direct whoever you were debating with/or multiple people into that thread. If a thread does not exist, create one.
If you want to be a bit silly, we do have the off-topic discussion (and several random threads) for that, where we won't heavily be moderating it but still keeping tabs so try to act rationally. Otherwise, spamming in the other forums will not be acceptable. The shoutbox is utilized for random chat but do not use it for grabbing/wanting attention brought to yourself.
The preview button is there for a reason. To review what you have typed out and make any additional changes you need to make. So please re-read your own post carefully before hitting the "Add Reply/Post Reply" button. When you preview and read your own reply, think about it if someone else is going to read it. Will it make sense to them? Will my reply relay what I am talking about? Not only does your reply need to make sense to you but to others reading as well. Take some time to review your reply before submitting.
Also, if you have forgotten to add something to your post but have already submitted it, PLEASE, edit your own post. There is no need to make an additional post to reply to your own post just because you forgot something, unless it's something that come up to you after a day or longer. You can edit your post at anytime. Put it this way, if no one has replied to your post but you want to add something, edit your own post. If several responses have been made since your post but you have forgotten to add something to your own post, then you can just make a normal reply.
Edited by Anata, May 13 2012, 12:37 AM.
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