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


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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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fukingcounterstrike

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I feel accomplished :D

Way to listen to me again mod team :sherlock:

How have I not become a part of the team yet :rolleyes:

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November's Storms

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Any attempt to crack down on bullying and hate talk is fine by me!

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Spike

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Whoa, calm down there lieutenant! I was just asking a reasonable question. I don't care either way tbqh, partly because the ask links /are/ annoying, and partly because I really don't need to promote my ask, anyway.

Sorry Kay, I wasn't necessarily calling you out on it, but I guess that was unclear. It was more a general comment on the state of things, that's all.

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Todd

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To whom it may concern:

I was unaware of the previous ban on ask.fm links in statuses. I apologize for any illicit behavior conducted by my posting of ask.fm links. I will hereby cease the posting of ask.fm links in my statuses. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Tman684

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Any attempt to crack down on bullying and hate talk is fine by me!

There's also the option to not have an ask.fm account and also to not to click on the ones that you know are trying to piss you off...just sayin.

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At least the man has taken positive actions lately, like today.

For the many, not the few.

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Dude, they've already hired new mods.

Didn't you rage quit from that job?

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Penguin Puffball

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There's also the option to not have an ask.fm account and also to not to click on the ones that you know are trying to piss you off...just sayin.

That doesn't stop people from being shitheads. Case in point, yesterday (two days ago?) I was on my own ask.fm where I got absolutely no hate questions. I happen to venture over to Iain's account because we're bros and I have no reason to think I'm going to see upsetting shit there, only to find somebody sent HIM an ask calling me a disgusting slur. So no. Avoiding it doesn't stop bullying. It just lets the assholes think it's okay to say that shit because almost nobody is telling them otherwise.

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I did, in fact. Not the first, surely won't be the last.

I dunno...Tom seems to be enjoying his new role, as are a lot of the team.

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That doesn't stop people from being shitheads. Case in point, yesterday (two days ago?) I was on my own ask.fm where I got absolutely no hate questions. I happen to venture over to Iain's account because we're bros and I have no reason to think I'm going to see upsetting shit there, only to find somebody sent HIM an ask calling me a disgusting slur. So no. Avoiding it doesn't stop bullying. It just lets the assholes think it's okay to say that shit because almost nobody is telling them otherwise.

Fucking. This. For me to call out Ash as a friend and then for someone to insult her under anonymity for being my friend is unacceptable. This was a no win situation because, whether it grabbed our attention or not it didn't matter; people would be spouting shit about us anyway, so thankfully it isn't going to carry on on here.

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people would be spouting shit about us anyway, so thankfully it isn't going to carry on on here.

You're wrong though, all it means is that people can't promote them in their statuses. They will have them in their sigs, member titles, the ask.fm forum, and several other possible locations. So it will not stop at all, and it will still carry on here...just not as part of a status.

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Penguin Puffball

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I've been deleting all the hateful shit I've been getting :lol: I can't tell someone else to delete their questions cuz whatever, if they want to answer it they can. I'm just saying that trying to avoid the situation doesn't help anything.

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Yes, guys, ask.fm is a terrible platform for bullying. I would never join it, spam the statuses with links to my ask morning, noon, and night, beg for hate and attention that I can't even begin to handle, and then piously support the admins when they put the kibosh on the exact behavior I've exhibited!

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner.

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Once again, The Man has made a direct assault upon the Freedom of the Masses. This is but one more check mark on the imaginary chalkboard to be rallied around in the coming Revolution of Souls. Fuck order, embrace chaos, fight The Man!

sweet Jesus, I missed you

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SEkCnda.png

Speaking of anonymous bullying :eyeroll:

Someone definitely isn't practicing what they preach!

Ahhhhh...I absolutely love blatant hypocrisy. Thanks for posting that, Kay.

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Penguin Puffball

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Posting in here too as well as on Kay's status that I did not write that and have no idea why the author decided to use my first name there.

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Penguin Puffball

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Ash Ketchum is the main protagonist in Pokemon.

I know. Ash is also my name. I just don't want people thinking I posted something so vile from seeing the name.

Edit: Looking back they also kinda used my writing style so even more reason to try to clear this up xD

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Sarcasm

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I know. Ash is also my name. I just don't want people thinking I posted something so vile from seeing the name.

Princess Ashe was my teenage crush
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Penguin Puffball

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I don't think that anyone who knows anything about you would have thought that...

Idk, I've kinda become an asshole in recent years :P But not to that extent.

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Todd

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Idk, I've kinda become an asshole in recent years :P But not to that extent.

GDC has made me more compassionate. :P Weird.

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Penguin Puffball

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GDC has made me more compassionate. :P Weird.

I think a combination of GDC and tumblr has helped open my eyes to a lot more issues and helped me be more considerate, but issues I've been having in my personal life have made me more of a bitter asshole so there's that :lol:

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