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Hey guys! Robo-PAX update here! I did 12 miles on friday and will be tapering the next couple weeks. There have been some great community panels this weekend that I've attended and I'm so excited about the ideas and information gathered here! Thinking of you guys and what cool stuff I can bring back from this. :)
Tonight is robohusband's birthday dinner and I suspect cheesecake will happen. Woooot!!
I've wracked up about 20 more miles in running since my last post, had Texas Sized Nachos with friends (discounted, yay happy hours!), saw Expendables 3, and today was surprise birthday lunch and I had a volcano burrito! I have a 12 mile run Friday morning before PAX, and I think I might actually be able to make it through my Half, guys! :D
Going back and trying to formulate the new Community Guidelines was a pretty involved process (especially pilfering through the number of Website Feedback threads that cropped up over the last year or so). "Don't be a jerk" worked pretty OK when our community was smaller, but it's also subjective and has caused some issues with our ability to moderate posts. The new guidelines serve to give more transparency behind these decisions, and as our community continues to welcome more and more new people, we need to be able to adjust accordingly. Moderation is an imperfect "science" and this line may come back if we need it to.
The Indescribable wrote:
How can I call a decision regarding locking a thread I made into question? To my understanding, It was essentially locked because the title admitted that I suspected it would end in an edition war, but if my understanding was correct, why can't I work with the moderators to simply change the name of the thread? I would have contacted said mod myself except they appear to have private messages turned off.
In the future, if you have this kind of question, it would be more appropriate to post in our Website Feedback forum, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As for why the thread was locked, please take a look at our Community Guidelines.
After reading through every post in this thread, this one is going to remain locked. No posts have been removed because we would like it very clear as to why.
Dragging in drama from previous threads, making pointed statements about other community members, and accusing others of being trolls adds nothing to the conversation. Additionally, suggesting/alluding to physical violence, even in jest, towards any of our staff members (past or present), or anyone on paizo.com is unacceptable.
We take removing people from the community very seriously, and I'm not sure that assuming that we'll need to in any future playtests (regardless of what they are playtests for), is all that productive. Each one will be different and there are definitely some things we took away from the last one in how to handle various kinds of posts; don't assume it will be the same.
As I said in my previous post, edition wars just aren't something we're interested in hosting on paizo.com, and perhaps the result here is having that more clearly spelled out in our Community Guidelines soon. Hostility towards other publishers and games is not good for our hobby, and it can make other gamers who might have different preferences feel unwelcome. This includes passive references like "the Voldemort edition", purposefully obfuscating what game or company you're referring to, and disparaging comments about others who prefer those games.
I'd also like to nip this one in the bud: referring to others as the "Paizo Defense Force" has to stop. This is divisive, isolates others in the community, and is unproductive. If you're finding that specific people are causing problems, or you're noticing a trend that is making you feel unwelcome, please send us an email at email@example.com with the details. We can't read minds (or every single messageboard thread/post) so if there is a problem, please let us know so that we can investigate further.
Just recently, we revised our messageboard rules, and you can find them on the Community Guidelines page. Take a moment to read over it, step away from the situation, and remember that those you're interacting with on paizo.com are still people on the other side of the screen. Please be civil to each other, and flag and move on.
Removed some off-topic and edition war baiting posts. We totally understand that some products are going to result in some charged responses, and that what we make isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. The comments about the Advanced Class Guide are likely better off in a different thread, as it's not the most intuitive to find comments about a product intermingled with another one. Let's try to dial back the grar and be cool to each other please.
So, I've gone ahead and pushed an update that fixes all the issues that have been reported up to this post, with the exception of a couple problems:
There are 35 pages with really wide tables, and our current solution for responsive/resizing tables seems to not work for all cases. I've removed a CSS rule so you can at least scroll to see the content, instead of them being cut off. I'm going to be actively researching to see if there's something a bit better we can do, but it may not show up until the next update.
Below is the list I am going off of for pages with this problem, if you notice any pages that aren't listed here, please post them!
The second issue is the search problem, which is mostly related to our updating/reindexing process for the search feature. This is currently in the tech team's queue, and once I know more about when the fix will occur, I'll go ahead and post.
I'll also note that I've been sifting through the feedback on visuals, and there's some really valid points (particularly the browser issues reported above) and we may see some slight tweaking with September's large ACG update. Thanks guys!
Hey guys, in reference to the language FAQ, this actually isn't a new policy (it was just a bit buried because it used to live in our general FAQ list). While we may decide later on the adjust it, we just don't have the resources to properly support and moderate posts in languages other than English at this time. I know it's a bummer, but our team has plenty on our plates to keep us busy. We'll keep it in mind as things evolve with these new guidelines. :)