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Add a Rule Ten?

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by Autocorruptor, Oct 30, 2021.

  1. Autocorruptor

    Autocorruptor Corrupting Innocent Grammar

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    After an incident in the Alternate history rant thread, and a more recent incident in the funny images thread, it has become clear to me that the staff don’t want QQ to be used for “raids” on other sites. However, there is no rule explicitly stating that is not allowed here.

    Could we add a rule ten explicitly saying it isn’t allowed? I feel that would help prevent future incidents.
     
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  2. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    Well... that's because raids on other forums isn't really... it's more a common sense thing where you shouldn't do it.
     
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  3. HypoSoc

    HypoSoc The mind is such a fragile plaything.

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    If anything it is a rule 1 matter. I don't think QQ mods would be upset if you, say, organized a bunch of people to give support to an underappreciated story on another site.

    The problem is doing hateful things, or things that could inspire people to come to QQ to retaliate.

    Why does this need to be an explicit rule for people to know not to do it?
     
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  4. Queen Fiona

    Queen Fiona Will your God accept me in my black and white?

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    I don't think the kind of people who would want to do these things in the first place would be deterred simply by Rule 1. If nothing else, an explicit rule might lead them to call the mods the 'fun police' and leave, which would also solve the problem.

    We have an entire segment of the site dedicated to letting people air out their grievances about other websites, often involving skirting the lines of the rules (mostly 1 and 8) already. It's only natural people would be emboldened enough by all of that to think QQ is the natural place to launch 'raids' and do review bombs. It's the next logical step.

    Seriously, don't do it. Or at least if you must do it, plan it somewhere else. But don't do it. It's a trend that goes down a bad road, and notwithstanding that the AH incident may not have been the most malicious of intents, I'd prefer QQ not go down it.

    Clarify Rule 1 or make a new rule, either works. How 'common sense' interacts with the rules as written is a big problem right now, anyway.
     
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