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Satire and parody are incredibly common in conversations surrounding political topics, and we neither endorse or discourage utilizing them as examples within conversation. However, the selected article in particular is incredibly divisive and I'm not sure it does anything but serve to bait others in this particular conversation and continue the arguments that were requested to stop. I'd also like to address the usage of terms like "tumblr feminism" on our site. This is very, very close to the edge of bringing issues that occur on other websites to our own (we have a zero-tolerance policy of disparaging other forums/communities, as it only fosters drama), and is often used by sites whose content and message would inherently break our Community Guidelines if it was posted here. We strive to be an inclusive, non-disparaging community, and because of how heated/condescending/offensive comments in this conversation have continued to be (though we recognize it's interspersed with some valuable comments) after my last post we'll be locking it over the weekend to give everyone an opportunity to regroup and rethink the tone used to engage with others on the messageboards. We're requesting you work with us here, and if you have concerns, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our moderation staff really is not comfortable with the very personal nature of the arguments/debate in the last few pages, and we're not convinced that, based on how easily heated this particular topic of the moment is, it is possible to de-escalate. I'd suggest that everyone within this discussion take a step back from the conversation and try to decouple arguments surrounding the character of/your specific thoughts about others in the conversation from the points you're trying to make about ideas presented in this thread. If it doesn't seem like something that's going to happen here, we will have to lock this one.This is a fairly difficult decision we're considering because this is a long standing ongoing thread, which has been for the most part productive. Please help out our staff and keep this thread open by making sure posts here follow our Community Guidelines and be civil to each other.
Removed a few heated posts and the replies to them. Text is often an imperfect medium. Instead of responding with hostility or implications that the other person cannot read/digest information, take a moment away from the keyboard, and refocus on the ideas in the debate, not individuals in the conversation.
Removed a post. If we remove a post, and you feel we're in the wrong, ping us at email@example.com. Otherwise, please don't drag drama into threads which are already likely going to spur debate. Additionally, do not disclose the contents of private messages out of respect for others in the conversation and in our community.
Okie dokie, I've responded to everyone in the inbox as of 1:27 PM Pacific time. I'm running out to lunch and will get to the rest of the entries as they file in when I return. Do not panic if you're not responded to right at 2:00 PM, I just need food to live D:
Note: if the timestamp on your sent email is after 2:00 PM Pacific time, unfortunately it cannot be considered as having made it in time for the deadline. If you're running last minute, send it ASAP!
Discussing the removal of watermarks is not something we will facilitate on paizo.com. However, what may work in your case is copying the images out of your PDF (I believe in Adobe Reader you'll have to right click in order to select the image because it is treated like a background) and paste into an image editing program of your choice for printing for your own personal use.
Taylor Hubler wrote:
You're fine :)
Hey Guys! There isn't an automated process on our end for submissions, and I apologize if it was unclear that a human was over here confirming emails. But, I've gotten through all the submissions in the contest inbox and you should have all gotten confirmations if you sent anything in last night/this morning :)
Just popping in with a quick note that a few submissions have been received. Please note that the office is a pretty crazy place and I will try to get to replying to emails as soon as possible (I believe we included a note about confirmations on the rules page too). If you've submitted, take a deep breath, you've already managed a pretty big feat getting to the Top 32 and submitting your entry on time! You got this! :)
Locking. Whether it's in the context of Pathfinder Online or not, if you're posting on these messageboards, understand that very pointed, negative labels or assumptions about a gamer's personal life, dismissiveness of others in the conversation, and baiting are not acceptable here. Read the Community Guidelines before posting.
Heya, you can hide and collapse forums by clicking the purple triangle affordance to the left side of any forum. You might also want to check if you've accidentally hit "Focus" or "Flatten" at the top right of the main messgeboards page. Clicking that will condense the forum view, so if you have it checked, you can go ahead and click "Defocus" of "Expand" to return to normal messageboard viewing.
Done and done! Thank you for putting together these guides! :)
I'm going to go ahead and lock this one. We're really not comfortable facilitating discussions where very real life experiences and dispositions are being responded to so dismissively. We welcome gamers who come from all walks of life, and the responses that amount to "suck it up or move on" are counter to our goals of making our community friendly or inviting.