I have reminded myself and reminded myself to bring this up, but I kept frickin' forgetting:
What is the policy for what happens when rules are broken? 'Cause that should be in there, too.
The clearest thing we've got is that trolls will be mocked, but what about other stuff? I mean, in most cases rule-breaking will result in someone saying "Hey, you're breaking a rule, please stop," and the offender will go "Oh! Okay, sorry," but every so often someone will go "What? No I'm not. How could I possibly be breaking that rule when it specifically says 'fish' and I was doing 'crab,' which is not a fish at all." Or they'll go "Oh, okay, sorry," but then keep doing it.
So at what point do actual sanctions happen, and what should—heck, what can they be? Frankly, with the Board being un-modded, we don't have a lot to work with aside from gradual shunning. This tends to work, but it would be nice to be able to come out and say "No, you've gone too far now, and so [sanction happens]." That way it's clear, it's clean, it's over quickly. Also, supposing we have another case like Doctor Hello, it would be good not to have to count on them agreeing to go away because we ask them to.
Quick note to people who hate the suggestion of authority: I'm not proposing mods here. I'm proposing, in the absence of mods, that we all have some publicly known and agreed-upon recourse in the face of flagrant misbehavior.
Though I definitely don't agree with the insinuation that right and wrong don't exist. There are such things as wrong opinions (anyone remember that weird guy that totally misused the phrase "gallows ... more
The revisions have been made, the link at the top of the Board has been changed, and the Wiki has been altered . The Revised Constitution is now freely signable on the Wiki page - add your name to... more
YAY! I get to sign it! SQUEE! No pie? At least I have pi. Although I, too find nothing wrong with the old Constitution, although by now the PPC is much bigger, a much bigger target for trolls, and a... more
And I would be prepared to sign it, however there is one passage which causes me some concern, and that is the exact wording of Point 19. It may just be that the term Mary Sue means different things... more
Well, although I understand and possibly agree with your concern, I'd like to find a better solution than linking to the Wiki - taking a semi-permanent document that's supposed to be Written In...... more
Yeah, I see your point, and I think I can see good reasons both For and Against linking to the Wiki. Now that I've thought about it some more, I think that I would actually be Against putting the... more
Maybe if someone breaks a rule, they could be excluded from certain events? For example: Sweater Guy gets upset with Crab Fish because Crab Fish is being rude. Sweater Guy starts being rude back,... more
One episode may not warrant a punishment but if the person is a repeat offender and will not listen to people when they try to correct them, there should be some sort of punishment involved, at least ... more
I'd like it set out that it is expected and encouraged that members of the community should speak up if someone is breaking a rule, and not leave it for "someone else" (which has tended to mean PGs... more