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Starting today we're removing links to ask.fm from status updates

Posted by Fuzz , 14 March 2014 · 3,408 views

The mod team has unanimously decided to stop allowing ask.fm links in status updates. We'll be deleting them from now on. We'll also be removing any other anonymous type q&a sites like anonymous questions via tumblr. 
 
The are two major reasons for this change:
 
1) We're tired of all the promotional links for ask in status updates. There are just way too many that it's nearly removed any value from the status feature. It's become a place simply to promote ask.fm links and everything else is quickly drowned out. It's just tiring seeing the same exact links all the time.
 
2) We're tired of all the associated negativity that has come from allowing anonymous comments away from GDC. There's a group of people who mostly enjoy talking shit about others, stirring up crap, then dragging it all back to GDC by promoting their content. Then they play innocent like they've done nothing wrong. People will always talk shit about other people, but doing so anonymously and publicly isn't helping anyone at all. 
 
Starting today we'll begin deleting status' to ask.fm or anonymous questionnaire sites. If you do it repeatedly you will be given a warning to stop. 

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How exactly is this different from the first time you banned ask.fm links in statuses, which everyone proceeded to completely ignore?

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How exactly is this different from the first time you banned ask.fm links in statuses, which every proceeded to completely ignore?

I've asked the team to delete all statuses with a link and people will be given a warning if they keep doing it.

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I've asked the team to delete all statuses with a link and people will be given a warning if they keep doing it.

 

So, in other words, no difference whatsoever.

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So, in other words, no difference whatsoever.

Try it, let's see what happens to you.

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Lady Nightlife
Mar 14 2014 12:07 PM

This is the administrator of GDC here, he should be talking about... rep.... and Green Day... not... fucking, ask-spraying mayhem!

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Try it, let's see what happens to you.

 

I'm betting nothing. Mods are notoriously sleepy :D

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I want to speak to your supervisor.

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Darth Praxus
Mar 14 2014 12:10 PM

While we're going about reforming status updates, we should add the ability to like them. :D

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Tubbie Head
Mar 14 2014 12:10 PM

Good thing, those were annoying. 

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I don't remember being asked to delete them from statuses before. I believe we only asked all members not to do and that didn't work so well, so that's why the change.
You didn't listen. :)
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I don't remember being asked to delete them from statuses before. I believe we only asked all members not to do and that didn't work so well, so that's why the change.
You didn't listen. :)

 

It's almost as if those people in charge didn't listen to the ordinary forum users, and were surprised when they didn't blindly follow their requests.

 

We heard. We didn't heed :)

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So is it not allowed to be promoted on the forum at all? I don't use ask.fm, but I was curious if you could like post a link to your thing in your about me or something. I'm just asking out of pure curiosity. :)

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It's almost as if those people in charge didn't listen to the ordinary forum users, and were surprised when they didn't blindly follow their requests.
 
We heard. We didn't heed :)

And because you didn't heed (listen), the decision on what to do was changed.
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So is it not allowed to be promoted on the forum at all? I don't use ask.fm, but I was curious if you could like post a link to your thing in your about me or something. I'm just asking out of pure curiosity. :)

You can post it in the ask.fm thread and on your about me, of course. We're just trying to keep it from spamming the status' on here. :)

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You can post it in the ask.fm thread and on your about me, of course. We're just trying to keep it from spamming the status' on here. :)

Oh okay, thanks. I was just curious. :)

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And because you didn't heed (listen), the decision on what to do was changed.

 

Exceptional non-answer. Well done :)

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Lady Nightlife
Mar 14 2014 12:30 PM

And because you didn't heed (listen), the decision on what to do was changed.

Could we have an explanation as to why users have been able to ignore the old policy with impunity for at least 4 months or so? Even mods/admins were joining in and ignoring the old policy?

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Exceptional non-answer. Well done :)

who's forum do you think this is

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who's forum do you think this is

 

Whose* :)

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­­rootbeersoup
Mar 14 2014 12:36 PM
Ceadog isn't taking this news very well
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