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Community & Digital Content Director. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,791 posts (6,822 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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Removed a few abusive posts and locking.

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Removed a series of posts, please refer to the first post for guidelines for posting to this thread. Thanks!

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James is referring to the book bring shipped to our printer, not customers :)

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Removed a series of posts. Folks, our product discussion threads really need to be focused on the product they're attached to. Please take other talking points to a different thread.

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Thanks for the heads up! In the future, please post PRD issues to our PRD Reporting thread. This makes it much easier for us to keep track of things we need to fix as we do updates :)

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Should be showing in the right spot now, apologies for the inconvenience!

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It's not impossible to change your avatar to something else (you can do this through the Messageboard Settings under My Account). We do not have any plans to allow for user-submitted avatar images.

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Looks like that's an issue on our side, we should have an updated version available soon and will send an email to folks when it's resolved. Thank you for the heads up!

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Should be fixed now! Apologies for the inconvenience!

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Locking. This thread has gone far enough down a road of really negative commentary that it doesn't appear that it can be turned around. Folks, if a comment or thread is making you "see red" or makes you feel like resorting to tearing into each other, that might be a great moment to step away from the keyboard for a while (and possibly flag the post and move on, if it warrants moderation), or hide the thread. Some of these posts are totally unacceptable.

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Apologies, what I was referring to is that some browsers allow you to store login credentials. If you're experiencing this issue in a specific browser that has stored those credentials, it may be just referencing a bad version of those. If this is something you experience just on paizo.com, in multiple browsers, and do not have stored credentials, then it'll require some digging to suss out.

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That's odd. Is this something you experience in multiple browsers? If not, then the one you're using is referencing some bad data possibly?

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Hey Steve, we do carry this title, but it looks like somewhere along the line in our processing it didn't get turned on (we'll take a look for more recent titles that should be showing up under this publisher also). You can find it here :)

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Oladon wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
I'm curious about whether Paizo outputs tagged PDFs, which should provide alternative text for ligatures and hyphens that accessibility devices like screen readers (and, coincidentally, indexing for PDF search) can better handle. Not all PDF readers will take advantage of tagged content, but it should work around issues like this at least in Adobe Acrobat/Reader.
It seems pretty clear that we were not doing that, at least with the older PDFs I was looking at; I'll find out if we have changed that, and if not, if there's a good reason behind it.
Chris Lambertz, who has created most of our PDFs since about 2011, says "our PDF export settings have had 'tagged' checked for as far back as I can recall." So it sounds like that's not the miracle workaround we're looking for.

Huh. Short of decompiling the PDFs or seeing the InDesign files (my rates are reasonable!) I couldn't say what the issue is, then. I tried to reproduce it during the weekend using InDesign files from similar non-Paizo books that I've worked on and couldn't.

The only outlier I can think of is the Paizo store watermarking process. I'm not sure if or how it would affect tagged text.

I remember seeing a bug report for InDesign recently that was related to this, and here it isbut can't seem to find it anymore. Something about using InDesign's "export to PDF" function versus "printing" to PDF.

Probably unrelated, but figured I'd throw it out there.

Definitely unrelated. We only generate PDFs via InDesign's export functions.

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Unfortunately, they're not current. We've taken down the Open Call for some revisions for our PFS team to revise. I'll go ahead and make a note to update our FAQ. When the Open Call is available again, we'll make that information widely available.

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Removed a series of heated posts. Folks, let's dial back the "grar", thanks!

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Removed a handful of comments that crossed over into hyperbole, personal attacks, and derailment of the original topic. Using phrases like "special snowflake" and "political correctness" as a means to demean others does not further conversations, it does not keep them productive, and it tends to stoke arguments. Additionally, to clarify a previous moderator post: discussions surrounding Milo Yiannopoulos do not have a place on our website.

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Removed a series of posts that do not belong in our product discussion threads for our staff to review. Also, sorry folks, our snow day has affected the whole office, and I assume our subscription process will resume once the winter storm clears.

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Removed a couple posts. Let's leave the politically-charged jokes out of this thread. Thanks!

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Locking. This isn't an appropriate subject for our Advice subforum.

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This page was retired some months ago. Where are you attempting to access the page from/what information are you looking for?

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For context, this is about 2 miles from the Paizo office...

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Removed some hyperbolic/elevated posts and their responses. Additionally, we'll be going ahead and locking this thread.

After a number of unsuccessful threads, we do not host debates or discussions surrounding any figure who has involved themselves in Gamergate. The commentary and messaging from those figures in those threads has been shown to be so negatively charged and actively harmful to the community we try to foster here (including threats and endorsements of violence or suffering based on gender identity/sexuality). This specific thread seems primed for a circular and toxic debate, likely to end up the same.

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Katina Just say "Customer Service" 3 times while facing a mirror in the dark and then Cosmo will appear.

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William [awesome quote that I, Chris, said] needs to go on overheard

Christopher So do it, scrub.

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Locking for now. Folks, if you'd like to start a new politically themed thread, they really do a lot better when they have a central topic presented. Dropping a link and saying "discuss" doesn't actually tend to invite conversation.

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Removed a couple of posts. Folks, let's reign in the hyperbole so as to not devolve the conversation.

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Hey folks, our Community Guidelines are pretty clear on the point of provocative thread titles, so we're going to be closing this. If you'd like to start a new thread discussing aspects of the outcome related to the latest US election, it will likely go better if there's a specific topic for folks to discuss (for example: if you'd like to discuss environmental issues, a specific thread re: DAPL or NPS). We know folks are heated, we understand the climate of the country at the moment, and the flurry of Facebook/Twitter feeds and so on—to help our moderation staff, some focus is going to go a long way in keeping political threads civil and productive.

EDIT: Went back and removed some "flouncing" posts and the responses to them. We don't advocate this behavior on paizo.com.

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Removed a couple posts referencing a Private Message conversation.

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Campaign Clarifications has just been updated.

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Heya, it's possible that this setting is latching on in your cache. A log in/log out should resolve the problem :)

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We have no plans to add signatures at this time. We don't have guidelines for appending signatures, but don't generally have issues with simple sign offs if people want to use them (it really depends on how visually disruptive they are, or if they disrupt the flow of conversation).

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That'd be because nobody has started a thread there yet. If you think an existing thread should be moved there, go ahead and flag it :)

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Additional Resources has been updated. Note that there *is* a Campaign Clarifications update that still needs to go up. Expect that on Monday!

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Additional Resources has been updated. Note that there *is* a Campaign Clarifications update that still needs to go up. Expect that on Monday!

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Unlocking.

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I'd like to extend my gratitude for your patience as this thread has gone without proper response this week. My tasks related to the Starfinder preorder launch (including responding to all of the social media queries about the announcement), ACG retail incentive launch, as well as getting paizo.com back in working order (while working relatively in the dark) have kept me away from being able to focus on community-related needs.

I would like to clarify that our temporary pause on political threads has been limited to the Off Topic subforum. We recognize that there are topics covered in our products which may lead to political discussion and debate, and those are discussions that have a definite place on our website. Should we decide in the future to impose a permanent restriction on political threads in Off-Topic, it would not effect the status of threads related to in-game content, but rather threads solely focused on real-world issues.

We do not consider "The LGBT Gamer Community Thread" to be political, and if there were a ban on political threads in the future, it would be allowed to continue. There are a wide variety of backgrounds that make up our pool of employees, freelance authors and artists, third-party publishers, as well as gamers within the paizo.com community, and it is important to us to acknowledge and respect their identities. We understand the decision(s) of community members who wish to hide these topics, omit content from their games, or for whom this stance on identity issues brings them to an impasse. However, within the context of threads on our website, it is not appropriate to disparage any individual on the basis of their gender identity or sexuality, and that guideline is not up for debate (you can find our full Community Guidelines here).

We have made the tentative decision to suspend our pause on political threads (and will be unlocking a couple). If discussing politics on paizo.com is of interest to you, there is a sticky thread of guidelines for these topics available. If you have feedback on these guidelines, feel free to start a new thread in Website Feedback.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
FWIW, I'd also really like a "Here's everything published by paizo currently available for preorder" page.

Yay! That was my hair-brained last minute scheme and I'm glad to hear it :)

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Whether Paizo should continue to host political discussions within the Off-Topic forum has been debated amongst our community, as well as internally. The responsibility of moderation on paizo.com is a task that is additional to regular job duties by certain Paizo staff. If the volume of posts in need of moderation begins to eclipse the time that's needed to be spent on other community needs, customer service, making our games and all of our other cool projects, it may be necessary to put certain topics on pause, or to limit certain topics altogether.

We are tentatively taking political threads off pause. If these are threads that you participate in, enjoy reading, or find to be of value, we need your help to keep them in check and keep them around. What does this mean?

  • Ensure that you have read and understand the Community Guidelines.
  • Utilize the appropriate reporting channel for problematic posts. This can be: flagging a post, reporting a problem in Website Feedback, or emailing community@paizo.com.
  • Flag and move on. Refrain from responding to obviously inflammatory posts, and please do not gossip about the flagged posts in unrelated threads. This helps our team address issues while making as minimal an impact on discussion as possible.
  • Ensure that you have read and understand the Community Guidelines.

There are a few topics our team has identified which often become politically charged and are too volatile/unsuccessful at remaining civil. We will lock new threads that concern the following (this list is not comprehensive and is for illustrative purposes):

  • Abortion
  • Gun control
  • Sexual assault
  • Parody of an active political or otherwise contentious thread (including parody of non-Off-Topic threads)
  • Celebration/advocacy of the death of any real world human life

If you have questions about any of the above, post to Website Feedback or email community@paizo.com.

Don't want to see political threads in your view of the forums? You can hide threads on paizo.com by clicking the "∅" symbol on the right-hand side of any thread. Please refrain from posting simply to voice dislike that a thread exists, as this derails conversations and causes unnecessary friction.

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Figuring out a better way to highlight the pocket editions is certainly on our radar (and we do have plans to highlight their announcement on our docket). New code for this kind of feature runs fairly far behind some other things right now. In my mind it would make sense to take an overall look at how we structure product pages, rather than tacking a new thing onto the existing structure :)

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Cleared out a handful of comments that really aren't on the topic of the future of political threads on paizo.com.

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Removed a series of off-topic posts.

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Removed a handful of posts. Folks, it does not help anybody to dredge up old drama about folks who are no longer here—let's keep it out of the discussion. Thanks!

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RainyDayNinja wrote:

There's currently a thread in Off-Topic about the Scientists' March on Washington, which has been open for a day and a half without being locked.

Can I presume then that the ban on political topics has been lifted, and I would be free to create a thread about, say, the March for Life going on right now?

Please revisit Sara's post for any delays on responses to flags. Understand that our very big announcements yesterday, as well as site downtime, have had an impact on our ability to respond.

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Removed a series of posts for various levels of personal abuse/offensiveness (as well as their responses) and reopening for now. Folks, this is not an appropriate venue to debate the acceptability of the term "oriental" (for clarity: we're not cool with it's usage to refer to individuals or groups of people on paizo.com), so please drop it.

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SnowHeart wrote:
I wondered when I saw a sub folder for general discussion in the forums if something was dropping soon.

;)

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Avatar-1 wrote:
Will there be a preorder for the PDF-only version?

No. The only digital products we offer for preorder at this time are through paizo.com are the Pathfinder Legends Digital and Pathfinder Roleplaying Guild Society Scenario subscriptions.

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To clear this up: when we say "bi-monthly" on paizo.com, we are referring to "every other month."

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Now available for preorder!

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