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Announcement: Change to Signature Rules & Policy.

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All of us mods have been a bit lax in applying the trolling rules to sigs. for some time now, and gradually trolling in signatures has come to be seen as acceptable in a way that it is not in forum posts. As of today, trolling in signatures will now be treated in exactly the same way as trolling in forum posts. This means no more trollish PS3 chalkboards with a list of crossed out games that failed to ‘save’ it, no more ‘LOLs RROD’, no more Yahtzee-inspired ‘PC master race’ gifs, and so on. The same principle also applies to avatars.

This isn’t a change to the rules, which have always allowed for this, but it is a change of emphasis concerning their enforcement. So consider this constructive notice, and don’t be surprised if that signature or avatar you’ve had for 2 years without issue now gets you into trouble; if it’s trolling it will eventually result in you being moderated, no matter how long you’ve had it.


While I’m on the topic of signatures, I’d also like to draw your attention to a slight rule change. Since 3.0 it’s not been possible to enforce the old rule on signature length, so this rule has been changed slightly: “Signatures must not be excessively long. GIFs contained within signatures must not exceed 1MB... All content in a signature is subject to moderator approval.” I know it’s not ideal, and I would prefer an objective measurement, but it’ll have to do for now. Also note the limit to the size of gifs.

I’ll leave the thread stickied and open for a bit, so as many people as possible get to see it and, if necessary, change their signatures to comply with these changes.



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excellent move!!!

erm

is "no more glasses" trolling?

so do we need to report violatations?



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Fantastic!

I think everyone breaking this rule for the next weeks should be given a friendly warning over PM, then in a couple of weeks hand out warnings. Plenty of time for forum regulars to notice this topic.



 

kowenicki said:

excellent move!!!

erm

is "no more glasses" trolling?

so do we need to report violatations?


Thanks.

Coming from you it might be ;)

And yes!



Machina said:
kowenicki said:

excellent move!!!

erm

is "no more glasses" trolling?

so do we need to report violatations?


Thanks.

Coming from you it might be ;)

And yes!

I shall remove it as a gesture of good will... even though it was meant as a purely positive commendation of the approach to handheld gaming being promoted by nintendo. 

btw.  You might be quite busy.



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Just a quick question on clarification- does the 1MB limit apply per image, or total across the entire signature? I'd suggest the latter, but I do want that to be clear for everyone.



-dunno001

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i approve of this, carry  on



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- George Orwell, ‘1984’

dunno001 said:

Just a quick question on clarification- does the 1MB limit apply per image, or total across the entire signature? I'd suggest the latter, but I do want that to be clear for everyone.


Entire sig. Hopefully that's just about right, but if the limit is too generous or inflexible then I'm open to changing it.


@Kowen - thanks. Might have to get some new mods then :p



Awesome!  The less trolling the better!



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