Type: Posts; User: lute
Where I'm at with this is basically just Zapp's post word for word. A right to privacy is a big part of the MU ethos and it makes sense that this extends to private chats. I don't believe access to these chats to be an inalienable right, but instead a privilege. The default state is that wolf chats remain private, even if the majority of them do not remain private, in the same vein that most people get more than a 0 on a test, but 0 is still the default state of your score. Reversing the default state to reflect majority, or plurality, or minority or one stooge or whatever is just an unnecessary stripping of freedoms.
and I was gonna type more but I'm being whisked away to eat breakfast I'll finish this later or maybe I'll forget see ya
Yeah so as I was saying, I think even if 100% of wolf chats were released by choice for a year straight it'd still be silly to make their release mandatory. It's a needless restriction.
also frankly I find the idea of people hiding their super secret wolf strats and thoughts by keeping wolfchat private is kinda ludicrous in a "I am hardcore WW player" sort of way but hey I won't scoff at your reasoning for keeping your privates private it's your right
I thought I told sb to lock this thread in the Vault
smh the state of grunts these days
Regardless, the merits of this thread's existence, if there were any to begin with, have not been evident in the more recent posts so this is getting locked. If you want to PM all mods MrStoldi, I'm the closest you'll get. Feel free to hit me up but temper your sense of decency and expectation should you dare.
cuth will always represent citrus in my heart
If I recall correctly, which I usually do, teal was kind of an unofficial "mod training color" in that potential blues who were active mostly on Discord could pick up the slack there since a lot of the blues at the time didn't want to be entirely responsible for the Discord for a wide variety of reasons. So in that sense, there was a purpose beyond just delineating who best to come to with problems on either the site or Discord. As time went on that hasn't really been what we've used the role for and honestly teals may as well be blues at this point, I agree.
I don't think anything I said just now mattered at all what the whatever I'm leaving it in
The big issue we face is one that's hard to deal with, honestly:
Ara's the senior teal and she loves that color
So anyway in conclusion: I don't think there has to be a distinction but personally I don't care that there is one. And I feel somewhat apathetic to the whole situation because I don't find colors particularly confusing and only really take umbrage with one color.
Gold.No I'm serious I'm actually unreasonably annoyed by the existence of the Golden God role, couldn't tell you why.
Rules and policies exist to give a general outline of expected behavior. Moderators exist to steer users towards the expected behavior. The great thing about nuance and direct moderator intervention is it allows for wiggle room and interpretation to supersede written rules. You say the policy allows for circumvention because you can just make up a reason to scumread somebody. This is also a means of circumventing angleshooting reads, or outright cheating. The thing is, moderation isn't handled automatically. It's not a robot scanning posts for things that fall outside of a hardline "acceptable" zone, it's people trusted to interpret the posts within a grander context and determine is there's a need for intervention. If somebody came up with a dumb excuse to scumread someone all the time, incessantly, there's a strong chance they're trying to avoid getting moderated for a grudge, and we will catch that. On the same token, someone might actually be legitimately scumreading someone for dumb reasons all the time without any grudge. It's on us to determine the difference. Nuance. It's beautiful.
The rules are not black and white. There's one real rule on MU, "Be excellent to each other," and the written rules just demonstrate what that means if you can't figure it out for yourself. I'm not interested in arguing the semantics of a policy that's nebulously defined for the specific reason that it invites rules lawyering and defenses rooted in the letter and not the spirit.
I can be held accountable for none of my actions or comments nor do I consider them official in any capacity
from the heart
Rules lawyering is bull$#@!. Don't be a jerk. Be the reason people want to play. Give peace a chance. The policy isn't new people just never have a good grasp on policies so we gotta reintroduce them over and over. If I see a grudge I'll moderate it. If I see a grudge and then I see it's not a grudge I won't. It's simple on my end. Don't care how simple it is on yours. 99% of our users get through the day without being reported for this stuff, much less moderated. It's not hard. It's not rocket science. No need for complexity. Do what feels right until you're told to stop. Then stop. Otherwise, you're golden. Congratulations. You cracked the code.
If you read this post and thought it was directed at you, cool your jets. It's for everybody. Share the love you narcissist. Kiss kiss.
Manasi has been banned for 1 month for an extensive history of insulting other users. She had been warned about this behavior in the past.
little did ted realize his feeble thread-closing abilities posed no obstacle to my unlimited power
I say jif because I don't like hard g's
try to drop them alto'ether
somethin' about it just feels right
if subbing out is actually AI for an individual Lissa/Dp step in fast enough that you'll maybe have the chance to read into it correctly once at most before it stops being AI and then you'll just be a fool for the rest of time
y'all think it's clever but it's just bad play that'll keep you in stasis forever without improving
some mothermother's always tryna ice skate uphill
there shouldn't have to be a rule cuz you'd just learn from your mistakes to not do it but that requires a sense of self-reflection some folks seem to lack
if this feels like a call-out post it might be but I'm not thinking of anyone in particular
off the cuff:
-best quote is a fun idea with a lot of potential to be a garbage fire in the nominations thread
easy to twist it into a negative thing for the recipient depending on how people wanna play it and I want the awards to be universally positive and uplifting for the community as a whole
not saying it's a guarantee but will say my early warning alarms are going off that this could turn into a "why we can't have nice things" situation
probably just make it a cat and see how it goes, yank it if we feel the need, hope everyone plays nice
-you shouldn't limit how many awards people can get
it's messy first off
messy to vote for, messy to please the recipient (like apoc said, maybe they wanted a different award they got locked out of for... being deserving of an award) just messy messy
and also it's like, lame as hell
sure it might feel a bit bad to see apoc get 20 awards he doesn't deserve because he's terrible at mafia and comes from the worst region of the united kingdom, but come on... it's cool to see that huge awards showcase, yeah? if people earn the right to "flex" as the kids say (I don't talk to kids) then let 'em
-most dedicated/enjoyable should totally be separate cats
you can be one or both or neither and it's all good, keep 'em separate, yeah
-other games awards would be nice
but they require some investment in the other games section which I would love to see this year
-don't exclude subs from being awarded regular performance awards
if people think they earned the award, they'll vote
if they don't, they won't
at the end of the day it's a themed popularity contest meant to bring us together, look back on the past year, remember good times, and just celebrate MU in general
we don't need to go through hoops to ensure recency bias or certain other biases are removed from the equation, because that's a lot of work that only really moves sideways from our goal
this isn't the tour de france it doesn't need to be taken to the extreme
that said, this isn't the tour de france so it's understandable we'd care a little about an even playing field
I'm out of cuff