First, because this didn’t get addressed:[quote=“Hanon_Ondricek, post:7, topic:15744”]
I just had someone gripe that another poster and I were posting in a three year old thread (about the same thing - not a WIP thread but a “confused about CS” thread.)
The don’t bring up old WIPs rule, only applies to old WIPs. Additionally, throwing the rules at someone is itself against the rules (to prevent the obvious, obnoxious and overly common ‘no you’re breaking the rules and I’m following them’ arguments which still alway happens).
If someone posts to say ‘don’t post in old threads’ in response to the obvious, that is also against the rules for many (but not all of) the same reasons posting in old WIPs is, as already covered above by other people, (i.e. clutter being the big one). If someone does it in something other than a WIP, they’re breaking the rules and they’re wrong, so go ahead and flag that.
[quote=“Nathan_Faxon, post:12, topic:15744”]
Tyranny is a very strong word. The mods and admits are just people doing their job.
[/quote]Job is a very strong word here. Remember, the mods aren’t employees of CoG, we’re just community members that have shown we have views roughly in line with CoG, the competency to do the necessary stuff, and ability to remain (relatively) polite while doing so. That said, the rest of your post is on point. We deal with the whole forum, from the regulars, to the complainers, to the one post accounts, to the sock puppets, to the spambots.
I (and the rest of the mods, although we each have our own way of handling things to some extent) try to remain as polite as I can be, while being certain that the point is understood, and not confused with extra information (because including too much information also makes people go weird). (No seriously, if I just flat explain things either I’d spend a week on each post, or someone reads something into/out of it that just isn’t right and something goes off worst than before.)
Additionally, whenever I post things about rules and what not, it’s for the community at large, and is generally not tailored to speak to any one individual (not even the individual that broke the rules). Unless I @ someone, play this on loop when reading anything that seems moderatory from me. (And even sometimes when I do @ someone.)
Now to what’s at hand, @Jaskn_King the forums tracks and tells me who has, and had not looked at the rules. Read them before you complain about them, and once you’ve read them, you should know not the break them. Not only that, you can even skim them because all the rules that aren’t just ‘don’t be a dick/no seriously don’t be a dick’ are in large bolded text.
As for your specific case: 1) Your first thread got closed because, as already mentioned there, here and like a couple other places: It’s against the rules, and it’s against the rules because of clutter, and while that really shouldn’t need explaining, I know someone isn’t going to understand, so to cut off the whole ‘I don’t get it’ ‘what don’t you get’ back and forth: Every time something old is at the top of the forum (i.e. a WIP not being worked on), something new isn’t (i.e. a WIP that is being worked on). We want the something new on the top, and the only way to do that is not let the something old be there. (yada yada, something borrowed, something blue, sorry, if I take this too seriously the annoyance of answering this for the umpteenth millionth time will get to me). (Plus, that’s only one side of the why, there’s a couple of other reasons for the same rule that didn’t even get mentioned.)
As for your second thread, its posts are now moved to the correct place (you titled the first one wrong and that’s what threw me). You need to work out your google-fu. Which actually is pretty much the answer to this whole thing, seriously work on your google-fu. I mean seriously your first title’s thread pulled up the right game on like the third one down. Use the search function. (And that’s why you should be playing this, because while applicable here, there’s a lot of users that need to be reminded of this.)
And Finally, Tyrany!? Srsly wot?
*Looks at delete thread, hide thread, flag thread, official warning, alter account privileges, and banhammer options.*
Oh and @poison_mara about what you were talking about sarcastic posting, this is where we remember our get out of jail free card: /jk
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