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COKTOE said:
I can't quote you CGI, something really odd happens when I try. But for the record, I do prefer the dark one. I find it much easier to read.

I'm going to guess it's because CGI used embedded images in his post - and because of the size of the image(s) it takes the editor a good bit longer to load...

RolStoppable said:
TalonMan should update the Shortcuts function and make the word "Shortcuts" automatically appear in red when a moderator or admin has submitted a red shortcut. As it is, I don't think people will bother to open the drop-down menu for shortcuts every time they visit a thread to check if maybe a moderator note has been put somewhere at some point. Turning the word "Shortcuts" red would signal that there is a moderator note among the shortcuts, so it would become much more likely that people take the time to open the drop-down menu and read the post in question. Especially the heated threads where a thread warning is necessary move faster than the average thread and therefore a moderator note can quickly get lost

If you hit the drop-down, any mod shortcuts are in red (as opposed to the regular shortcuts) - I understand what you're suggesting though,  and it does make sense. 



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TalonMan said:
COKTOE said:
I can't quote you CGI, something really odd happens when I try. But for the record, I do prefer the dark one. I find it much easier to read.

I'm going to guess it's because CGI used embedded images in his post - and because of the size of the image(s) it takes the editor a good bit longer to load...

RolStoppable said:
TalonMan should update the Shortcuts function and make the word "Shortcuts" automatically appear in red when a moderator or admin has submitted a red shortcut. As it is, I don't think people will bother to open the drop-down menu for shortcuts every time they visit a thread to check if maybe a moderator note has been put somewhere at some point. Turning the word "Shortcuts" red would signal that there is a moderator note among the shortcuts, so it would become much more likely that people take the time to open the drop-down menu and read the post in question. Especially the heated threads where a thread warning is necessary move faster than the average thread and therefore a moderator note can quickly get lost

If you hit the drop-down, any mod shortcuts are in red (as opposed to the regular shortcuts) - I understand what you're suggesting though,  and it does make sense. 

Yeah. I waited a bit longer and it loaded up.



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Sometimes, this will be used at the beginning of a thread, specifically threads that are likely to be controversial. Not as a means to call anyone out, but to let everyone know that those are the guidelines we'd like for said topic to follow from the get go.



                                                                                                                                            

You mean like a thread named "why jrpgs suck donkeyballs"



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I think I'd rather have the title change color to red if there's a mod note. I don't know how possible that it is, but it'd certainly be something to solve the visibility issue.

I think that'd be a lot better than simply having the shortcut turn red.



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the-pi-guy said:
I think I'd rather have the title change color to red if there's a mod note. I don't know how possible that it is, but it'd certainly be something to solve the visibility issue.

I think that'd be a lot better than simply having the shortcut turn red.

I was thinking something along these lines as well, but any mod created shortcut would then trigger that. And I can see myself adding shortcuts for a lot of reasons other than thread warnings, such as an update on a story related to the OP, etc.



Everytime I refresh the home page and skim through the threads, I read "Guardians" instead of "Guidelines" here.

I'm a little annoyed.



mZuzek said:
Everytime I refresh the home page and skim through the threads, I read "Guardians" instead of "Guidelines" here.

I'm a little annoyed.

Perhaps the goggles would help.



                                                                                                                                            

Baiting needs to be defined in a clear and objective manner. Otherwise anything could be considered baiting.



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The sentence above is true. 

Cerebralbore101 said:
Baiting needs to be defined in a clear and objective manner. Otherwise anything could be considered baiting.

Rule 7 (Flamebaiting and Trolling) explains it a bit, but not everything is considered baiting (the note actually gives it away when it states 'baiting users into a fight'). There are clear cases of it and mods generally know how to decipher what is/isn't it.

Ex.

  • Lying to prove a point
  • Hit-and-run posting (posting in a thread just to rile people up)
  • History of attacking a brand/company/fans of said brand/company