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[–] ChillyHellion [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I appreciate the feedback! What do you think about #5 (illegal content) potentially being a duplicate of Voat's site-wide user agreement?

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[–] thrus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I appreciate rule 2 especially about posting the game name, it is nice fore finding thins or knowing what to ignore if you know up front what game is being talked about.

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[–] ChillyHellion [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's true, and it's a pretty easy rule to enforce and follow. Usually I'll leave a friendly reminder rather than remove a post completely, and OP will remember next time.

It does help in search, and lets people know what game a post is about if they're interested in a game they don't already know.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The mods should tag the post, then.

Rule 2 should not be a rule but a suggestion.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was about to edit my post to point that out that having number 5 is redundant since illegal content is against the site rules.

My philosophy is that the more general a topic a subverse has the less rules it should have. "Gaming" is pretty general, so having more than 2 rules (subject related posts only, and tag NSFW posts) I see as being too strict.

For example, take a look at the 3 subs I own. /v/rcg and /v/youarefamousnow are very specific in what their subject matters are. If a post does not meet the subject requirements I will delete them (haven't had to yet). And then in /v/snowboarding I have 1 rule, post must be about snowboarding (I might make a NSFW tag, too, but haven't decided yet).

Rules 2, 3, 4, and 6 can all be regulated by the users votes, and even if it's not, they are all able to spawn discussions. Why remove discussions just because someone posted "The cake is a lie!"?

And rules 7 and 9 are rules to control user behavior and I am against mods dictating to the users how they need to behave.

Really, because of all the rules is why I unsubbed from here and subbed /v/videogames.

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[–] ChillyHellion [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's good feedback. Personally I don't have a problem with community rules as long as they're in the community's control. Downvoats can curate content, but often don't provide a clear way of communicating just why the content was shot down.

Mods have the job of communicating and enforcing a community's rules so that a post that might have been buried in downvoats can instead end up contributing to the sub in a positive way. Posts with clickbait titles, for example, can benefit from having someone in a moderator role explain the community's stance on clickbait and help an OP understand what they can do to improve that post and meet the community's guidelines.

I have no desire to dictate what rules /v/gaming needs, and I'd rather step down than enforce a rule I don't feel right in applying. My job is to assist the will of the community whichever way it decides.

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[–] thrus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think many take 7 as a suggestion and the most I have ever seen it enforced is someone responding with "please mark spoilers" and it isn't even a mod saying it most of the time. It is nice to have how to do it listed on the side, I know there is a button in comments as well but so many people play dumb or don't even try to find things unless it is suggested to them.