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Community & Digital Content Director. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,439 posts (6,470 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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Additional Resources as been updated!

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Thank you for your understanding and patience folks! The update is now available. I should have Campaign Clarifications updated sometime tomorrow morning also.

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Removed a couple posts. Personal insults add nothing to the conversation. The Advice subforum is intended for folks to seek/provide advice, and these comments are contradictory to that goal.

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Announced for April! Cover image and description are not final.

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Announced for April! Product image and description are not final.

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Announced for April! Cover image and description are not final.

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Removed a post and the replies to it. "Playful banter" surrounding physically harming or ending the life of a Paizo employee or any member of our community is not acceptable on our website.

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Removed a post. Constructive criticism and feedback is more than welcome, but calling for the termination of Paizo employees for setting this initiative forward is completely inappropriate.

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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
October is a rough month for me. Realizing no guarantees but is there likely to be copies left in november?

It's possible, but we recommend that if folks want to absolutely 100% ensure they get a copy that they place a preorder. Unfortunately, we don't have much visibility at this point in time to answer this with great accuracy.

selios wrote:
I would like to know if the awesome cover illust of the regular version will appear in the deluxe edition ? I would prefer to buy the Deluxe edition, but I really love the new cover...

It does not appear in full color in the limited edition (it is featured on the title page, but in a monochrome treatment with text/images overlaid on top).

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Heya! I can confirm that we've placed a restock order for all of the faction pins, but do not yet have an ETA to provide for when they'll arrive. Once we have them in hand, we'll be sure to let folks know.

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Hayato Ken wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
As a courtesy to our moderation team and to folks providing feedback, let's keep the thread centered around the original topic. Having to address spam flags and derailing posts in this thread distracts from our ability to review and respond as necessary to valuable discussion occurring.

Not sure what to think about this and then seeing the forum game posts going on nearly filling a page. Makes me really wonder about some underlying things.

What´s going on here in parts is represantative of other parts of the forum and seems like a strategy. "We don´t like this, we don´t like what some people say, so let´s occupy the thread and fill it with jokes and nonsensical small talk untill it´s so derailed and everyone is discouraged from going on with the topic that it dies down."
Providing a valuable discussion indeed...

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.

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Removed a post and responses to it. Please refer to the previous moderator post: a discussion surrounding Gamergate is not something that can be facilitated on paizo.com.

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As a courtesy to our moderation team and to folks providing feedback, let's keep the thread centered around the original topic. Having to address spam flags and derailing posts in this thread distracts from our ability to review and respond as necessary to valuable discussion occurring.

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Announced and preorder-able!

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D'oh. That title was an error, and I've since corrected. No additional special covers have been announced.

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Removed a handful of personally abusive posts and the responses to it. Additionally, this thread reads as a general set of issues with the FAQ process—I'd suggest taking that line of discussion to a separate thread outside of the Advice subforum.

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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.

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Removed a personally abusive post. Regardless of the disagreements folks may have in this thread, it is not OK to make personal jabs at them in this way.

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Removed a personally abusive post and the discussion resulting from it. Folks, again, please keep this thread centered around Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6.

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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.

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I get this often, and understand that my name has some level of ambiguity. I'd suggest taking a gander a folks' user profile before selecting a pronoun in the future to confirm if they have a preference for how they'd like to be addressed beforehand (this is what I do). :)

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Finally have the opportunity to respond! Again, thank you for your patience as we work through this feedback.

--- User Suspensions ---

User suspensions (whether temporary or permanent) are a rarity in our community and it's not an activity any of our staff particularly enjoy handing out. For each, we weigh the specifics of each account and it's history. We strive to ensure that permanent suspensions are sanity checked by the entire moderation team. Permanent suspensions are generally the result of irreconcilable differences over repeated violations of our Community Guidelines (though, these guidelines are not comprehensive of every case in which we have had to part ways with an individual).

There's likely some information we could be adding to our FAQ on this subject, based on the responses here as well.

--- Technical Suggestions ---

Thank you to everyone for the thoughtful effort put into the suggestions in this thread. Some are potentially feasible or things we've already been considering! Some we feel are not workable for Paizo's forums, or are unfortunately out of scope for our infrastructure at this time. We've got an on-going list of great ideas for things we might be able to look at or implement in the future.

--- The Community Guidelines ---

Some folk have brought up the old "Don't be a jerk" rule. Having moderated our forums for ~5 years, and being effectively our "lead" moderator for 3+ years, I can tell you definitively that that rule causes more issues than it solves. It is subjective, it causes users to actively skirt what constitutes "jerkitude", and it puts all community members (including moderators) in a less-than-great situation because it doesn't cover enough of the nuanced situations that crop up daily. It can create/has created situations which would be toxic and undermining to any online community.

--- Composing Yourself While Posting ---

Everyone has had a moment where they've posted something regrettable on the internet. Everyone has bad days. We are not unaware that this can spill into our forums, and we strive to empathize with the struggles faced by folks in our community (whether a removed post or suspension occurs because of an emotional struggle, difficult life event, sensitivity to given topics because of past experiences, and so on). We don't work under the premise that comments arise from a vacuum, and we don't want to resort to authoritative language and action on an account unless absolutely necessary. We've (meaning myself, Gary, Vic, Sara, and an array of moderators) indicated that our attitude is fairly idealistic when it comes to fostering interactions in our community, because our working assumption is that the folks that come here have a common bond—that they are gamers seeking a fun and friendly space.

However, we have a highly passionate group of people here, and with that comes debate, disagreement, and unfortunately, clashes to which there is no resolution. My own experience is to assume that the text in front of me is often likely not intended to offend. Text can be so imperfect when trying to derive the meaning a poster is trying to attribute to their words. It's vital to extend some grace not only to other posters, but also to yourself.

Overall, we have definitely have some things to discuss amongst the moderation team. Out of this we've already got some good ideas for how to improve our outward messaging and internal policies. Because our community is super important to us, we do not intend to make any rushed decisions. Seriously and thoughtfully addressing the concerns raised in this thread is not something that can or should happen overnight.

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This is a temporary display issue that will be resolved soon.

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Removed a derailing conversation re: slavery and alignment within the context of the campaign setting. Folks, we've hosted a few heated threads surrounding this topic in recent history, and continuing this conversation in the rules forum isn't appropriate for the venue.

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As we have repeatedly noted, we are not going to disclose information on individual accounts. I've removed a post and the responses to it for this reason.

I am currently working out my response to some of the comments here, thank you for your patience!

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Hey Nohwear, we hear ya! Recently, my little team has gone down to one person, so I'm fairly backed up. I have all the information for PFS updates in hand, but it is a matter of tackling some higher level priorities on my plate first. The best answer I can provide is: as soon as I can*. :)

*With the caveat that I had originally planned on Wednesday, and given what I have on today's docket, it will likely move to Monday.

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Temporarily locking to review the last couple pages of posts.

EDIT: Reopened!

Removed a series of derailing posts regarding gender representation and the aesthetics of the monsters included in this product (and by wider extension, the rest of our product lines). Please note that this thread concerns Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6, which is likely not an appropriate venue for discussing your opinions on how monsters and other entities in the Pathfinder RPG are represented. If you want to discuss that topic, it may be more appropriate in the Paizo Products subforum, or if you want to make that a more broad discussion, Gamer Talk.

Additionally, we have a not-insignificant amount of women within our community. I would caution making blanket statements about appearance versus strength or non-visual characteristics. The discussion of representations of "strong women" is a worthy topic, but consider that there are entire communities, sports, and professions that women occupy that may skew perceived notions (and tropes surrounding those notions) of what that means. I'd ask that the participants of such a new thread keep that in mind, should they choose to pursue that discussion.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Is underline a thing yet? [u] doesn't work...

Nope, not a part of our BBCode toolset (yet).

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I'm not able to replicate this behavior on our side. Would you be able to send a screenshot over to webmaster@paizo.com?

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Until then, I've just put up James' blog... The artwork in this book, is again, just gorgeous :)

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Removed a post. Folks, not every question in these "Ask *Person* Anything" threads warrants an answer, please be respectful if the question answerer overlooks or decides not to answer a given question.

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Updated artwork to have a white background and added artist names :)

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James Jacobs wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

The 4 Iron Gug Golems seem to be new.

That's a typo.

4 gugs, 1 iron golem

Fixed!

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Removed a couple more posts crossing over into abusive commentary. Folks, we have confidence in the ability of the participants having this conversation to be able to interact in a civil way. Take a quick gander at our Community Guidelines—we encourage that this discussion be focused on challenging ideas, not other posters. If you feel you need to vent or a comment is making you see red, take a moment away from the keyboard before responding, or perhaps it might be time to use the "hide thread" function. We'd really rather not stifle political discussion or close this thread because of back-and-forth bickering. Thanks!

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Hey Raigeki, it looks like folks in this thread have already helped you track down the source of this avatar. I just wanted to pop in and indicate that I do keep tabs on page numbers and other information for all of our avatar artwork should you run into a similar piece in the future. :)

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Removed a post and the replies to it. Our website is host to gamers who have a wide array of backgrounds, beliefs, and dispositions which may lead to disagreement. However, it is not OK to post statements which assume "all folks here who believe X must be Y", as this drives a wedge between posters and serves to elevate the conversation. It's more than OK to provide your own insight and describe why you've come to your conclusions, but we need folks to do so without inflammatory content towards others, even if you disagree. Obviously we don't want to discourage political discussion, but it needs to be kept civil and without pointed commentary/personally abusive statements.

I realize that there have been many posts before these last couple pages which likely fall under this criteria. Rather than pilfering through all of the posts on the last 63 pages, we're requesting that after this post all participants treat this as an opportunity to drive the conversation in a more productive direction. Thanks!

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Jiggy wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
I have some reservations about a public-facing "moderated posts" tab causing folks to start looking for problems on accounts for which the problems have been long resolved.

To reiterate, the idea was that only the account holder could see that tab. It would not be public-facing. Just like I can't go to your profile and look at your Private Messages tab, but it still exists.

Hope you feel better soon! :)

D'oh! My bad! That's what I get for jumping in pre-coffee.

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Hey folks, I just wanted to thank everyone for lending their voices to this topic. I can't quite delve into providing a detailed response at this point (catching up from being knocked out sick), but as a data point I'm not sure that's being considered in the "two-button" moderator-side scenario: posts that are removed for more nuanced reasons do not fall into those two cases. I have some reservations about a public-facing "moderated posts" tab causing folks to start looking for problems on accounts for which the problems have been long resolved. There's a very careful line that's being tread with that suggestion between showing the community what the moderation team is doing and doing a disservice to accounts whose posts have been removed.

Just something to consider in this discussion! Again, I hope to be able to contribute more efficiently when I'm running at 100% rubit power :)

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Removed a series of posts. Please reference Sara's messages: we do not want to encourage dog-piling of *any* user in this thread. Reposting removed messages as a means to blame another user incites this exact behavior.

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Removed a handful of posts because they contribute to perpetuating further drama on another user account, which out of respect for user privacy, we cannot disclose. Klara and Ashiel, you can find your recovered posts sent to the email addresses under your paizo.com accounts. We are considering this issue closed at this point.

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I think that there is a misunderstanding here: the specific posts removed that are being discussed in this specific thread were responses to posts which were heated and some of which did warrant removal under our Community Guidelines. I apologize if it came off as an accusation, and again am more than happy to recover lengthy posts for your reference if you send a message to community@paizo.com with some indicators of which posts should be sent over.

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