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Following the events of [REDACTED], we should probably get some rules in this place. Not hard-and-fast, you-will-obey, on-pain-of-death rules, of course; more a sort of guideline for how to keep things fun and entertaining for all involved. Obviously, FG is all about fun, but these rules are intended to make sure it stays that way.
It goes without saying, feel free to disregard any and all of these if the game you're playing requires you to do that.
How'd I do?
edited 31st Mar '15 8:44:32 AM by SeptimusHeap
Thank you so much Bobby! ^_^
I apologize for breaking some of those rules myself... I really am sorry if I ruined anyone's enjoyment. I hope this works.
edited 6th Oct '09 6:06:26 PM by melloncollie
Well, if you want to try and maintain order in a board made for chaos and nonsense be my guest.
"Forum Games" and "chaos and nonsense", while they may seem similar, are not in fact the same.
Forum Games, above all, are supposed to be fun, not necessarily unfettered. The latter gets you 4chan.
I support this being stickied. Everything on the list seems reasonable and a lot of it is common sense anyways. I'm also glad I'm not the only one that was getting tired of all those sockpuppets springing up.
so, pretty much I can never post with a sockpuppet again.
I'd actually say a better plan would be for you to never post at all again, but yeah, you're the main culprit of this sockpuppeting thing, Nick.
I think the point is that sockpuppets can be fun, but use discretion. If the sockpuppet thing monopolizes the thread and derails it, that is notgood.
Sockpuppets in "Fictional Character Therapy": good.
Sockpuppets having a fighting RP in "Troper * Ya know, like actual people Shipping": notgood.
edited 6th Oct '09 6:39:28 PM by melloncollie
Sometimes it's fun to gastonish people though.
@Mellon: I can agree with this.
edited 6th Oct '09 6:41:01 PM by Hilarity Ensues
well, its obvious to me now what I have done. Yeah, I will keep the sockpuppets in threads devoted to them, like the Fictional Character therapy thread. I am now just having an aggravated feeling of guilt, that nobody is joining my RP because nobody likes me anymore.
You kind of gave your whole suckpuppeting deal away in the Halloween thread where you said you'd be going as Urixo, calling him one of your Big Bads, in your John Doe account. Well, better a sockpuppet than a plagiarist I suppose.
Supporting sticky. That is all.
Well, okay, not all. Well said, Bobby! Someone had to do this.
This was melloncollie's Idea.
Great Job Bobby G. I will remember this!
edited 6th Oct '09 10:38:13 PM by vandro
I don't think we can put in place some bunch of arbitrary seeming guidelines without consensus. Crowner?
And Bobby's execution was brilliant.
AOD: I see nothing on the list that seems problematic. I've head no issues from others here. Is there something you take issue to?
edited 6th Oct '09 10:40:13 PM by GoggleFox
Goggle Fox: Off-topic posting dude. Try to do better, eh?
We could just say that threads where the rules will not be followed be denoted as such in the title—fair warning and all that.
AOD: One, look again. Two, utter failure to understand the rules as written.
Please try again.
I have no problem with what is written here. I like you all at your best; to see the opposite disturbs me. This appears to cover the things that cause that.
Thanks to those who expressed support. Those who have objections, please don't hesitate to post them. I'm sure we can arrive at a set of rules that most tropers will agree is reasonable.
I agree with melloncollie and Hilarity regarding sockpuppets. I'm not requesting that anything on the list be banned, nor am I suggesting post thumping here or anything so extreme. If the rules seem arbitrary, it's because they were created as a response to certain specific behaviours which people were complaining about.
Good work, these rules are a good idea. Hopefully it will keep things fun without it getting unreasonable.
well, I thought it was obvious then that these accounts were one and the same. I just used this account to start a new RP. I was afraid if I started another one in the first account, I would be attention whoring.
But then you started another RPG in that same account.
I found out in this account that some people, like you, were starting more R Ps, so I thought it was ok. Obviously, it wasn't. And I will just shut up now, because anything I say makes me look even worse.
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