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Community & Digital Content Director. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,688 posts (4,719 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 alias.


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When flagging a:

- Spammer, which do I choose?

"Breaks other guidelines" works just fine. For spammers it's really obvious to use why the post is being flagged, and the type of specific flag for these isn't particularly essential for our moderation staff to know.

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- Post that has a link to an NSFW site, but lacks that warning, what do I choose?

We don't currently have a firm stance on this, but "Breaks other guidelines" works in this case.

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Is flagging my own post the correct response when I've:

- Made a spelling error?

Sure, you can use the "BBCode markup/display problem" flag for this.

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- Unintentionally insulted someone or something?

Sure, though it may be a good idea to drop a line to community@paizo.com if it's not super obvious so we have some idea of why it's been flagged.

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- Improperly used BBCode Markups?

Sure, you can use the "BBCode markup/display problem" flag for this.

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What happens (or what should I do) when I:

- Select "just wanted to try the flagging system"?

Nothing really. It's want it says on the tin ;)

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- Disagree with a deleted or edited post, or a moved thread?

Post to this forum or email us at community@paizo.com about it.

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- Accidentally flag a post (or flag it, then regret it)?

No worries, we see accidental flags a lot and it tends to be obvious. For the latter, I'd say send us an email at community@paizo.com so we're aware of it.

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- See a post that contains words purposefully replicated from a Paizo-created work? (Such as an extended quote, with page citations.)

Flag as "Copyright/intellectual property infringement." In general large portions of our book text aren't something that should be copied/pasted onto our forums. If it's a small quote/reference, it's fine, but large sections of our non-OGL content shouldn't be copied/pasted into forum posts.

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Are multiple flags important, or if a post is already flagged by one person, is that enough?

We have some level of filters for quantity of flags, but the number of flags is not directly related to whether that post/thread is going to get more attention. We sift through them daily and if something's been flagged, we're going to see it :)

Hopefully this helps! I have some plans to adjust our FAQ a bit when we have time, and maybe some of this will end up there.

Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
When the post that compared me to Hitler (for saying humans don't have tails in Pathfinder) was allowed to stand, I quit flagging any posts.

If you see something like this, please contact us at community@paizo.com. If we don't know about an issue, we can't do anything about it.

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Removed a post and the replies to it. There is no context whatsoever where it is acceptable on paizo.com to pit our authors/employees/contributors against each other in this way. Additionally, let's drop the grar in this thread down a notch.

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Orthos wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
Gark the Goblin wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I hate the way Paizo's forums have become so much like Tumblr in the past few years. Especially with the way Certain Subjects are heavily moderated.
Tumblr is not heavily moderated. The staff allow all kinds of active hate groups on that site. Paizo is heavily moderated, though, yes.
It's more accurate to say that Paizo has increasingly become less tolerant of viewpoints that don't perfectly mesh with their own.
This is what I meant, yes. And that viewpoint tends to be very very reminiscent of some of the most outspoken parts of Tumblr.

Just popping in for a moment to touch on this, and I'm going to shamelessly utilize some words from some of our moderators (and the PMG) here:

I understand that our philosophy towards our community might come off as "touchy-feely hippy-dippie" to some people. I understand that there are loud groups on other websites that are very loud and adamant about their points of view and issue ultimatums about how other members of their respective communities should act.

However, our Community Team (Liz and myself) and our group of moderators within the company are maintaining the same inclusive principles that we (Paizo) have held from the get-go. We deal with thousands of posts per day, have a user-base increasing in number as the Pathfinder RPG gains popularity, and also have to mitigate the needs/wants of our existing community (some of whom have been with us for years). This means that how we handle posts has changed, what we permit has been adjusted, and it's going to be an ever evolving process that adjusts as the community does. Additionally, we've never been fond of criticism of other online communities being posted to our own site because it generates unnecessary drama (this includes what may/may not occur on Tumblr).

We're going to make mistakes (such is the nature of being human and having a diverse and passionate group that we have on paizo.com), so if you think we're coming off heavy-handed in a specific thread, or you see a case where you're developing a concern about our staff shutting out certain voices in error, please tell us. If you're not comfortable posting publicly in the Website Feedback forum, or even emailing our devoted inbox (community@paizo.com), go ahead and contact me directly (chris.lambertz@paizo.com), and I'll see what we can do.

I will say that the feedback related to our moderation staff in this particular thread should probably stop, simply because it's not one of our official venues for handling this sort of feedback.

As an aside from some other posts in the last couple pages that have not been removed: keep in mind that everyone's game experience will vary and dismissive/disparaging remarks about other gamers really aren't constructive.

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Removed a post and reply to it. This thread is for fun and asking James questions, don't bring drama into it. Thanks!

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Locking this one. Let's not bait other posters and give Bestiary 5 a chance first.

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Renamed thread and removed a long series of back and forth/circular arguments/posts quoting the removed posts. If you want to debate alignment, what is/isn't good GMing, or anything that isn't related to the original post, take it elsewhere. There is absolutely no reason for this level is animosity on our forums.

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Silly/joking threads aren't something we're against or something not OK under our Community Guidelines. However, historically, we don't keep "parody threads" open (parody being a direct parallel of an existing contentious thread, riffing on an individual or group that within our community in a negative way, or similar). Why don't we keep them open? Because more often than not it isolates people, brings out the "mean" side of people, and ultimately doesn't serve to keep our forums a fun or friendly place. This would fall under the "baiting" portion of the Guidelines.

We do not explicitly spell out "don't do this" or "these threads aren't allowed" because, well, we're a site that caters to gamers. And, more often than not, explicit rules are just asking to be gamed or exploited.

As an aside, I will admit that I missed some key language in the post that indicated that it was a sarcastic, which is totally my bad (it has been a long and fatiguing week in the wake of PaizoCon, and that's not an excuse, but just trying to give context for my own flub), and have revised my post locking the thread.

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Us ;)

We'll also have the /paizocon page cleaned up a bit in the coming days with some basic information for 2016.

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Locking this one. We understand where this commentary comes from, however, some of the rhetoric is baiting for an argument.

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In the very near future, we'll be discontinuing use and support for TLS version 1.0 (more about what TLS is here).

What does that mean for our users? Users accessing the secure portions of paizo.com on older browsers may not be able to successfully access or render those pages (you can identify these by "https://secure.paizo.com" included in the URL—some of these include the "My Account", "My Downloads", "My Pathfinder Society", and logging into paizo.com, for example).

A list of the earliest versions of browsers that can access these areas of the site is included at the end of this post, and we encourage our users to update their browser for optimal experience and support on paizo.com. Non-secure pages are unaffected by this change.

This update is one that is occurring on many sites that handle secure information and is being mandated by our credit card processor. It is not an update that we can put off or opt-out of for this reason. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to some of our users, and wanted to give you a heads up about any interrupted service or issues you may experience related to this change.

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Finally available to the public!

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captain yesterday wrote:
"But for enjoy, enjoy this curated collection" oops :-)

D'oh! PaizoCon's got our words in a jumble, should be fixed now! :)

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Thank you for the feedback! We think the blog display really needs some love too. I'll add these to our list of suggestions when we start officially hashing out what we'd like to see here :)

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PaizoCon 2015 has officially come to a close, and our staff is interested in what attendees thought of the show!

Please leave us your feedback (things you liked, things you thought could have gone better, or any suggestions) in this thread. If you have feedback that you don't want to post publicly, please email it to paizocon@paizo.com.

Thank you all for attending PaizoCon this year!

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Removed some posts. Fun food talk really shouldn't resort to personal attacks. Drop it.

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Brian ... I made it to the ninth circle of Milwaukee.

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NobodysHome wrote:

I'm sorry that I see the message at the top of the boards that says, "The Paizo staff are away" and wonder just how much I can get away with...

No worries, I'm still watching while at PaizoCon ;)

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Changed thread title to be less baiting. In the future, please don't start threads this way. It's generally a better idea to start out with an example or concern you may have in detail rather than taking the "Please Discuss" approach.

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Walking in the convention areas is absolutely OK. I suspect we'll have a lot of people hanging around/gaming in the hotel bar area and in our open gaming space. Official events that are listed on our Event Schedule will require a PaizoCon badge, however. Traditionally there's also been an "Anti-Banquet" group that rallies up near when the Banquet starts, so I'd look out for a thread popping up Saturday evening by those folks.

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Just finished a very long day gathering collateral for packet assembly! Now for peeg snuggles before hitting more prep tomorrow :)

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Removed a couple personal insults. It's OK to disagree with each other concerning elements of gameplay, but be civil to each other.

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I just picked up the badges from the printer and we're starting the event ticket process today. So exciting! :D

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Updated with final product description and cover image!

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Updated with final product description and cover image!

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To clarify: use of the slang "tranny" to refer to someone who is transexual, transitioning, or otherwise, is completely unacceptable on paizo.com, regardless of what other connotation/meaning it may have on other sites/regions.

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Locking.

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Removed a series back and forth posts. Let's dial back the passive (and not so passive) aggression in this thread.

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Kalindlara wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Flagging is honestly the most useful because it appears in a queue for us. No need to post with links :)
Does the number of flagging posters determine where it appears in your queue?

I'm not going to go into how our queue works, but even one flag for spam is helpful. We go through this queue regularly enough that any flag type/quantity will make it obvious to us that we need to squish the spammers.

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Removed some posts and locking this one. It looks like the original poster has gotten a variety of responses to move forward with, and we'd rather not have this turn into an ugly semantic debate.

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Kalindlara wrote:

Spammer.

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Is this actually useful to anyone in Moderation? :(

Flagging is honestly the most useful because it appears in a queue for us. No need to post with links :)

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redacted This is now officially the twerk zone.

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Removed a post. Let's leave baiting disparaging remarks about other gamers out of the conversation, please.

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Removed some baiting posts. Don't do this thing.

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Removed a couple posts/replies to them. We understand that in a discussion like this one that it's pretty much inevitable to start drawing comparisons from other editions, but let's refrain from posting defaming comments about members of staff of other companies here. Also, there is going to be a rift between what the game means and how it's played between different groups, and just because you may not necessarily agree with someone in the conversation, it's not a reason to jump on them. I'd also like to say that we're not comfortable with the assumption that anyone with a certain point of view is automatically of a different age group/experience level. It comes off as very dismissive of whole groups of people who post on our forums, and we welcome gamers of all types here. Let's draw this conversation back to discussing the Unchained classes, please.

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Removed a baiting post, and a note: let's keep the threads in the Advice forum centered on advice, please.

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Got em squished. Looks like Cosmo even came out of the shadows to bash some spammers too >.>

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A note: this thread isn't intended for discussion surrounding the practices of our moderators. If you notice posts being removed and want clarification, you should email our community@paizo.com inbox, rather than derailing the conversation.

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I don't think we'll be implementing this sort of feature. There are some privacy concerns with actively displaying this sort of information explicitly to all visitors to our forums. It's probably best to relay absences from games or conversations via our private messaging system to other community members directly. Changing the behaviors of this system to start emulating an email client can get really hairy, really fast.

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Removed a series of back and forth/derailing posts.

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This thread is intended to aggregate posts for buying/selling/trading accounts from other community members for Pathfinder Online.

If you are buying/selling/trading an account based on the posts within this thread, both Paizo Inc. and Goblinworks take no responsibility for the outcome/conflict(s) which may result from this activity. Purchases/trades are 100% buyer and seller beware. If you choose to share your personal information with other users, that's your own responsibility as well, but do not do this via any public forum posts (please see our Community Guidelines regarding privacy concerns). Our stance on buying/selling/trading is also reflected in our FAQ.

Any additional threads created for the purpose of purchasing/selling/trading accounts will be locked and directed to this one.

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Temporarily locking. May be actually locking, but need to sift through posts.

EDIT: Unlocking. The thread title has been changed and some baiting/derailing/malicious posts and the responses to them have been removed. Be cognizant that everyone's gaming experience is different (sometimes it's an intimate group of friends, sometimes it's just a meeting for gaming only, or whatever) and finger pointing/pointed comments about people whom you don't actually know probably isn't going to result in anything productive. Also, please take a moment to revisit the Community Guidelines before posting.

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Temp locking so we can sift through posts.

EDIT: Unlocking and removed some posts and the replies to them. Discussions about Paizo products are not platforms to criticize individual staff members on a personal level. We're not going to facilitate discussions which surround any previous drama, also. These kinds of comments aren't productive and they don't progress our community in a positive direction. This is not at all to say that we don't welcome constructive criticism on the products themselves; we absolutely do! But, keep it focused on the content, not on other people. Additionally, do not post large blocks of content from our books on the forums.

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Announced for Free RPG Day!

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Removed a post and the replies to it. Blanket statements about the weight of our products and which gender can/can't lift them don't have a place on our forums.

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And the fixes have been pushed by the tech team! We're good to go for Open Registration at noon (Pacific time) today! Thank you again so much from everyone here at the Paizo office for your patience.

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Now available!

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Now available!

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Now available!

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