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Post Reply Is there a Site / Forum rules I can read?
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Posted 6/12/15

espartochaos wrote:

Is this regarding the 17 year old?


Yeah.
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Posted 6/12/15 , edited 6/12/15
The rules were pared down significantly a couple weeks ago: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-903245/site-rules-update

There used to be specific rules against starting a new thread in that manner amongst a hundred other annoying nitpicks. For the time being I'd say that it's a bit of a transitional time right now, so there's probably going to be a few bumps in the road as the forum mods learn to work around the updated rules. There will also likely be some minor changes needed to the new rule-set themselves to account for minor issues like these.

I'm assuming that the rationale behind your thread being deleted was due to this:
"Write clearly. Do your best to write in an intelligible way. Posts that don't make sense may be interpreted as off-topic or spam. New threads that start with a post that is nonsensical or very hard to understand may be closed as they tend to create confusion and don't lead to discussion."

Judging by that, I would say that your OP was likely deemed 'nonsensical and not easy to understand.'

They may want to expand that just a little bit to include the need for actual content in an OP to avoid confusion in cases like these. But at the end of the day, for the most part I think Baker made the right call in streamling the rules. The old ones were quite crappy.
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Posted 6/12/15
I understood the point. However I would make sure to include text with images not text in images lol. Memes are cool but not as a op though.
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Posted 6/13/15

DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

Yes I admit I need to start posting in the right section, but I still don't see why it would be closed just because some may not understand it, others did which is why there was a discussion. If there had been only 2 or 3 posts then it gets closed I would understand more. And figure I have to explain better. But still, you moved it to chit-chat which was more suitable, so in that regard would of been fine anyway. And I'll send him a PM to this thread.


To clear up the original question, the reason I closed your old thread is actually stated in that rules page which you found, as Balzack pointed out:

Write clearly. Do your best to write in an intelligible way. Posts that don't make sense may be interpreted as off-topic or spam. New threads that start with a post that is nonsensical or very hard to understand may be closed as they tend to create confusion and don't lead to discussion.


(I italicized the important bit)

The thread was reported for that reason, and so I closed it. There was some congratulations and discussion about consent law, but there was a lot of confusion about what your point was as well. That's why I said you should open with more than just a meme. At the time, I didn't know that lorreen had moved the thread previously, but I'm not sure that would've changed my response - however I would've talked with her about it first.

Also, when a mod closes a thread, we'll usually put a reason - like I did - and if you disagree, please feel free to PM us. We can give you answers as to why, and let you argue the case that it should be reopened or edited if you feel like that would be useful.

On the other hand, there's currently a bug in the forums (which we mods have no control over) where if we delete posts in the thread, new posts created later will appear out of order on the thread. If a lot of cleanup would be required to reopen a thread, sometimes it's best to create a new one instead, with a link to the old if you want people to read what was said there. That's another thing we can discuss with you in PM to find options.
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