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[–] Project2501 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Rule by rule:

1: Cool.

2: Honestly, this is the one I have seen the most amount of "this post has gotten traction, but this post breaks a rule".

3: Weird, personally would like to keep the dumb image macros off, but understand that things like "take an arrow to the knee" are part of the culture. And there was one gif recently of gameplay that was half memes.

4: Asking for upvotes in the title, DAE posts. Journalism is half the time clickbait, I would personally like to see this combined with Rule 3 as closer to "upvote farming" if that makes any sense. So pretty much image macros with captions, titles like "<-----UPVOTE for X", shitposting, etc.

5: If the intention is to follow site-wide rules, then have it clear as site-wide rules. It covers doxxing, CP, and spam/junk.

6: No opinion.

7: There are some spoilers in gaming that are in the public consciousness. Would be better as a suggestion, less policing speech.

8: Should stay.

9: Anywhere between 1-6 months is cool. It is clearly defined, and does ask people to search for similar.

EDIT: batter -> better.

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[–] ChillyHellion [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

2: Honestly, this is the one I have seen the most amount of "this post has gotten traction, but this post breaks a rule".

You've seen this on /v/gaming, or just on forums in general? I try to never delete a rule-breaking post that gains traction; I figure if a post makes it out of /v/gaming/new and I didn't catch it, that's my fault for not being available and I shouldn't punish OP or remove ongoing discussion when a friendly reminder will reach more people than a removal would.

I appreciate the feedback, especially about rule 5. It seems like this rule is mostly doing double-duty with the site-wite rules, so we might be better off leaving it out.

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[–] Project2501 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Just on /v/gaming, as a casual observer, it seems like Rule 2 got through the cracks the most often. And it is not as if it has been deleted submissions recently, last three months, by checking the mod logs, is almost all spam/rule 1.

EDIT: As of right now, on my front page, is this post, which technically breaks rule 2, but is relatively popular with voaters.

I try to never delete a rule-breaking post that gains traction;

Appreciate the mindset, Anyway, if you do create a "suggestion" category like for spoilers, I personally would be interested to see just how often Rule 2 is needed, and if it is not in the title, how often the name of the game is explicitly referred to in the comments. In hindsight, it almost feels too close to the "?" rule from the askvoat drama.