Gormal wrote:But the policies just changed, that's the entire point that has eluded you. You can play semantics all you want and say that certain rules have been in place, but they haven't and the recent crackdown is effectively a change in policy.
Not to use your above argument against you, but you can play sematics all you want and pretend that certain rules haven't been in place, but you are fully aware of them currently, and you have been asked before on different occassion(s) to modify your behavior to fit within the rules. From the time we reformatted the forums, I haven't ever stated that the policies were 100% the same as they were previously. As a matter of fact, we have said that we are starting fresh with the new version of PHP. Certain of the rules we have now have also been in place for years, aka standing. I stated earlier in this thread we will be enforcing those rules, old or new, starting now. We are trying to limit our on again-off again style of moderation.
Gormal wrote:You stated: "the policy for this is standing and will not be debated again any time soon..." so is this really a discussion? You're not reasserting policies that have been overlooked for a short period of time and it seems that no matter how many huge threads I dig up to support this fact, you're going to ignore it, but I'll reiterate this point again. The "Hi, Maxler!" thread was the second-most viewed thread of all time in GD excluding political debates and gathering threads. The image and accompanying phrase has been used and linked throughout the forums and the game and you still were ignorant of it.
You tell me I'm ignorant of material within these forums. I'm ok wearing the title of "Ignorant" for many things, however, I am all too familiar with the content that has recently been archived. It does not matter to me if you think me ignorant or not. We are all entitled to our own opinions about others.
Gormal wrote:How about we take the vend-a-goat image that you claim is innocuous? Realize that it was first posted as a response to me as part of the trend of goatfucking jokes that have been directed at me for over half of a decade. To defend your staff, admin or not, by saying it wasn't directed at me is another glaring example of how you (yourself and Shev) don't know your own forums. Realistically, you're an outsider thats making policy despite your rank in the hierarchy.
Apparently I give off a massive vibe of ignorance. I have been around for almost 14 years and I know all too well about the goat jokes. I'm truly sorry if they offend you. I haven't received any requests for them (from you) to help put them to a stop, nor did you attempt to contact me to make me personally aware that you were offended by them. Certainly, that picture Vaprak posted can be found to be in distaste, but was it directed at you? I don't know. Honestly, it does not matter. If it truly offends you and you can provide a reason for its removal, I will be more than happy to oblige, just as I would with any other request of questionable material.
You were wanting to speak to Shevarash and I don't feel the need to be speaking for or on behalf of him. I will tell you that I am perfectly willing to discuss polices that are due for a change. This SFW content policy will not be up for a change, probably ever.
In short, I'm not ignoring anything. I acknowledge your desire to discuss policy, but you have yet to acknowledge my authority to say which of the policies will or will not be open to change. We can talk about any of them all you like, aka *discuss*. What you want, at this point, appears to be a *debate*. That is what I am unwilling to give you. I'll say it one final time in this thread: The rules and policies of this forum are not going to change.
This will be my final post in this thread about this topic as Shevy has stated that he wants to be the one to discuss your issues with you, in a *new* thread.