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TON Rule Update!

Deleted User
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May 22nd, 2008, 5:55 pm #1

Hello fellow members of TON!

Our Guidelines and Rules have been updated.

Reading them is compulsory!

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reply to this topic or send a PM to one of the administrators or moderators!

Administrators are:
  • DeMaulwurfn
  • kissing
  • mightyicecream
  • Sone
  • stevtomato
Moderators are:
  • Moonsyne
  • Myung
  • OcarinaNL
  • Rintintin
  • Shadowyi
Thanks,

~TON Staff~
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shadowyi
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May 24th, 2008, 1:58 am #2

May I ask if disabling our response to the welcome thread is an effort to prevent spamming and gaining those coveted pips?

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Mikael
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May 24th, 2008, 2:30 am #3

shadowyi wrote: May I ask if disabling our response to the welcome thread is an effort to prevent spamming and gaining those coveted pips?
We felt that the introduction thread was becoming a place where you could post silly posts for easy post count. It was talked over by the mod/admin squad and we decided to only allow introductions there.

We have been discussing the problem of spam alot over the last days and so are making some changes to prevent the forum turning into a heap of silly threads.

Of course we want to have a forum with a relaxed attitude but we felt it was getting a bit out of hand. After all, a forum is better when it is organized.
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Pyromanaic21
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May 24th, 2008, 2:35 am #4

well thanks for updating the rules to keep order in the forum...I just hope that all will abide by the new rules because they are sweet. Thanks DM and the rest of :TON: staff.....


....... :ph43r:
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May 24th, 2008, 3:57 am #5

Thought so, thanks for clarifying it up. :)

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May 26th, 2008, 8:16 am #6

Bummer I was looking forward to the day, when I was a senior player and felt confident enough to welcome the newer members to the forum. oh well
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May 26th, 2008, 8:19 am #7

I actually think posting in off-topic should count, but not in the welcoming section. The welcoming section was an easy way to boost post count from just welcoming every new member. However, off-topic has very valid posts in it. It's not just spam like games.

Also, I'm more likely to post there than any other place so I want to keep getting posts for that section.
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Mikael
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May 26th, 2008, 8:22 am #8

Turbo852 wrote: I actually think posting in off-topic should count, but not in the welcoming section. The welcoming section was an easy way to boost post count from just welcoming every new member. However, off-topic has very valid posts in it. It's not just spam like games.

Also, I'm more likely to post there than any other place so I want to keep getting posts for that section.
I'm afraid that it's not possible to disable post count in the welcome section. All new members must post in the introduction thread to get 1 post count before they can see the rest of the forum. Without getting that 1 post count they won't get access to the rest. This is done to prevent spambots.

I'm not really sure why post count was disabled in off-topic, I guess it's because the threads there were starting to get a bit spam-like while it was still called chatter. I'll bring it up with the other mods and admins and see if it's reasonable to get the post count back on in off-topic.
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May 26th, 2008, 5:49 pm #9

This update changed the rules in the Welcome section to '1 post for new members only', so that issue has been solved.
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stevtomato
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May 27th, 2008, 5:39 am #10

Oh, so now posting in off topic doesn't count towards the total post?

That is just being so anal and whoever made that decision FAILS.

Not that I come to this forum just to post there, but I have lost interest in coming to this forum for a community thing. I don't know. I don't like it at all.

What's wrong with getting post count through off topic forum?

I think our forum is getting too uptight and, I repeat again, anal.

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EDIT:

I have enabled the posting in Off-Topic to count into the cumulative post count of members again. However, that doesn't mean that people are free to spam in there.

Whoever SPAMS in the Off-Topic forum will be severely reprimanded..

I do think our forum needs to be more relaxed. But, again, this does not mean that everyone can spam at anywhere. So, don't spam!
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