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Pen

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I don't really know much about roleplaying at all. Is there anything in place now to prevent people just doing that on their own for their threads?
Well in the Mafia sub-forums when you create a new thread you can choose to label it as either Sign Up or Game Thread, but in the Roleplaying sub-forums that option doesn't exist when creating a new thread. Admittedly it's been a while since I last roleplayed here at the forums, but for those who still do I can definitely see why it would be convenient to have the same prefix alternatives as we have in the Mafia section.
 

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Well in the Mafia sub-forums when you create a new thread you can choose to label it as either Sign Up or Game Thread, but in the Roleplaying sub-forums that option doesn't exist when creating a new thread. Admittedly it's been a while since I last roleplayed here at the forums, but for those who still do I can definitely see why it would be convenient to have the same prefix alternatives as we have in the Mafia section.
Ohhhhh right.

That's easy then - I've extended the Sign Up and Game Thread prefixes for use in the Roleplaying Sub-Forum.
 

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There's no polite way to put this, or even real way to implement it without offering more safeguards up in the open or immediately upon joining, but keep members from harassing and hitting on members who clearly aren't interested.

This is a game forum, not some e-harmony website. You don't love said person, you saw a picture and thought they were attractive.

We've had members in the past try and hit on underage members, that's a big no and they were since banned, we've had members in the past who would constantly get harassed and asked deeply personal and uncomfortable questions about their sexuality, and we have members currently who get bugged because they have put a picture or two up in the picture thread.

It's dumb. Members need more protection, and while there isn't a technical breaking of rules, I'm sure you wouldn't want yourself or anyone you cared about to be constantly harassed in person all day every day by people with ulterior motives. I'm not saying that people can't form a relation here, that's happened in the past, but can we figure out a way outside of a straight up ignore to nip these annoyances in the bud? And let's use context sensitive clues and signs instead of the black and white, because manipulative types always seem to talk their way out of our lack of action.
 

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That is very concerning and are really good points.

I’d like to let everyone know that if anyone ever feels uncomfortable, and feels like they are being harassed/stalked to please let the staff know. We value you as a member of our community, and we will work with you to take steps to prevent these things from escalating.
 

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I'm aware of the 24 hrs cooldown for blogs but it shouldn't trigger if you reply to some other blogs right?
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As you see, I replied to a blog in the General Blogs section after which this popped up.
 

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I'm aware of the 24 hrs cooldown for blogs but it shouldn't trigger if you reply to some other blogs right?
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As you see, I replied to a blog in the General Blogs section after which this popped up.
I've fixed this issue now. It was a bit of a fiddly solution so if anyone is still having issues please let me know.
 

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@Ten Thousand Needles

Staff, I think some people are having problems with the scrapper messages, so why not make a setting in the sb to ignore all scrapper messages, even those that say new posts in threads?
Giri said:
Why don't you give the ignore feature to Scrapper? (Assuming ignore works in Shout Box)
That should solve the problem. I support this. But I guess changing a bot is difficult.
 

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@Ten Thousand Needles

Staff, I think some people are having problems with the scrapper messages, so why not make a setting in the sb to ignore all scrapper messages, even those that say new posts in threads?
That should solve the problem. I support this. But I guess changing a bot is difficult.
The shoutbox is a paid add-on so the best I can do here is let the add-on creator know that it is in demand for this feature and they will decide whether or not to implement it in a future release.

Should this still be called subscriptions?
I've updated this name given we don't have subscriptions anymore with the shop gone. Thanks for picking it up.
 

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  • Is there a way of displaying "Similar threads" in a small a window in the post thread page. So tha t posting same threads could be avoided?
  • Enabling threadmarks would be nice
 

Stitch

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Maybe up the required posts for ZD champion/legend to 40 or 50 posts, but allow the Mafia and Roleplay sections to count towards it. It makes it a little more difficult (the current post a day isn't that hard), but opens it up to more members of this forum who mostly post in the Mafia and Roleplay sections (I think the posts here tend to be creative and well thought out still). Idk, just a thought.
 
Maybe up the required posts for ZD champion/legend to 40 or 50 posts, but allow the Mafia and Roleplay sections to count towards it. It makes it a little more difficult (the current post a day isn't that hard), but opens it up to more members of this forum who mostly post in the Mafia and Roleplay sections (I think the posts here tend to be creative and well thought out still). Idk, just a thought.
Yo, including mafia would turn everyone gold. Those threads gets hundreds of pages of posts in mere hours.

Plus mafia doesn't really contribute conversation to the site.
 

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