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I could never find guinea pigs cute. Straight up rats always looked cuter to me, and bunnies too. They really just look like earless bunnies.
Nope. While we understand that other forums do this, there are some pretty useful old threads hanging about that have been resurrected over the years. It may also mean that something ambiguous way-back-then has been clarified or changed, and potential new posts indicating as such may be useful to anyone stumbling in via search engines.
More seriously, James pours an astounding amount of time into his "Ask" thread, and the moderation team is *very* cognizant that it will occasionally need nudges to be kept productive and a fun/informational space. If you ever see somebody using it against the spirit of its intended purpose, go ahead and flag the posts or ping us at email@example.com to take a closer look.
We really should have underline and some expanded text formatting options, I agree (in fact, this such thing has been on our To-Do List, but higher priorities keep pushing it down).
However, we will likely not ever be implementing user supplied images on our forums, given the volume of posts made to the site everyday and the amount of time staff would need to spend vetting them. I'd rather our moderators were spending time doing other useful/cool things :)
Removed a couple posts. Please be cognizant that the participants on paizo.com forums come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of life experiences, and that topics such as suicide should be handled with sensitivity and understanding. Dismissive posts of the struggles of other users are counter to our goal to create a welcoming environment on our forums.
If you're seeking assistance in regards to mental health, support, or are currently in crisis and in the US, below are resources that may be helpful:
Removed a series of posts and locking. Folks, while it may not have been intentional, please be cognizant that our community is comprised of gamers from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and that the implication of supporting sexual abuse with a character build or campaign is inappropriate for our forums.
Removed a series of "popcorn" posts, baiting posts, personal insults, and completely unrelated complaints about past moderation decisions. As Tonya indicated in her post, her preference was to leave this discussion open, which the moderation team has decided to uphold (which, yes, is why we locked/unlocked this thread). If you have concerns or issues with how we choose to moderate our forums, that feedback should be taken to our Website Feedback subforum or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Removed a post. Further personal comments/references to private email correspondence really should be brought up the chain outlined in the Community Standards Policy. If you've yet to receive a response, understand that the Pathfinder Society community is high volume/fast-paced, and it is more-than-likely that your email will be addressed as soon as folks are able, rather than a personal affront/intentional ignoring.
My new favorite album (that just released last Friday): Beyond the Fleeting Gales!
I had to let the void of the internet know how much I am geeking out about this debut album. I just saw Crying about a week ago in Seattle and they are just such awesome people making great music :)
Two years have passed, I've ran two more half-marathons, a Spartan Super, and a number of smaller races. In less than 2 weeks I run another Spartan, and soon after another half (my last race for this year).
Planning for more Fall/Winter hikes at the moment and enjoying all the good new music around me. Beyond the Fleeting Gales by Crying just came out today and Kodama by Alcest is so beautiful.
I hope I get to post more, thread! It's been too long!
Locking this thread. In the future, please note that the second part of this post is what we consider "Baiting" behavior under our Community Guidelines. It's not cool to shut other people down in this fashion, and it doesn't foster the fun and friendly space we'd like our forums to be.
Removed a derailing series of posts about a specific option in this book. Folks, if you want to get into the specifics of an option presented in this product, it's best taken to a new thread. Additionally, it's generally more helpful when critiques are presented constructively for both the creators and the person providing the commentary.
EDIT: Removed a thread of responses to this post also, if you have further comments to add to a moderator post, you can take this to our Website Feedback forum, so as to not derail a given thread.
Marco Massoudi wrote:
Product updates on the site for cover art and descriptions are not tied to shipping logistics, for clarity. I can confirm that this is still slated for November.
Removed a handful of posts and the responses/resulting discussion. This subject is one that can easily escalate and get heated, we ask that participants refrain from negative hyperbole in reference to all the participants on this thread and from dishing out personal insults. If you find yourself in a situation where a post is causing you to "see red", it's likely a good idea to take a moment away from the keyboard and come back to it later, flag it for our moderation team to review (or contact email@example.com), or hide the thread.
Removed a series of posts and their responses. The intent of this thread, as repeated by the original poster, is to query what women for their opinions of the term "gamer girl" and get their thoughts about its usage. We need participants in this thread to be cognizant that the feedback requested comes from a specific perspective (that of women who game), and that dismissive/passive-aggressive commentary (including references to Gamergate or negative commentary about other online communities) in reference to the information they put forward can serve to "other" and belittle their contributions. That sort of behavior is divisive or undermines our goal to create an inclusive and friendly space.
This also isn't an appropriate thread to discuss the validity of "exclusive" groups and their purpose. This line of conversation detracts from the original intent of the thread, and can be seen as dismissive of the contributions put forward here. If you really want to continue that line of discussion, it's best had in another thread.
Removed a post and the posts responding to it. Folks, in order to keep this thread open, we need to keep comments civil and participants to avoid resorting to personal attacks. Referring to others as "sheep", "sheeple" or "special snowflake" is counter to that goal. Focus on debating ideas, not others.
Removed a handful of personally abusive comments (calling out others as "trolls" isn't helpful, folks), including some that are lengthy (if you would like those for your reference, please ping firstname.lastname@example.org). Understand that text is imperfect in portraying intent, and that while someones experiences and points of view may differ from your own, it does not inherently indicate that they harbor ill will.
This thread, however, seems to be getting rather circular and it seems the OP has been provided with a number of resources and advice. For now, I'm going to close it.
Hayato Ken wrote:
I apologize for the confusion that that may have presented. Rather that devoting moderation resources to cleaning the thread out, this was intended to be a nudge to get the thread back on track. Removing posts isn't the only method of moderation we use.
Removed a series of heated posts—if you find yourself seeing red or at an impasse with another poster to the point of lashing out, take the time to step away from the keyboard and come back later. If the issue is irreconcilable, it's likely time to the hide the thread and excuse yourself from the discussion. Flagging and moving on is perfectly OK.
Additionally, it appears this discussion has shifted significantly form the original question, and I'll be locking it for now.
Removed a post and the replies to it. The discussion being had here seems to be to better understand a given label and it's acceptance within our community/hobby nebulous. A conversation about what attributes to a "real" gamer isn't appropriate, and endorsing a divide between women within our hobby based on their "gamer cred" doesn't contribute to the community environment we choose to strive for on paizo.com. Additionally, discussion surrounding Gamergate (and related figures/topics) is not something we feel can be facilitated on our forums.