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Post Reply NOV 2017 - CHANGES RELATED TO THE GENERAL DISCUSSION (NOW MISCELLANEOUS) FORUM - Latest Site Rules / Forum Guidelines
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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 11/7/17
November 2017 - Not a rule change, but since it was asked about and answered in this thread and received some responses, I'll recap here:

Changes related to the General Discussion forum:

1) It has been renamed to Miscellaneous
2) On the main forum page it is now listed last, instead of first, in the Discussion section
3) It no longer feeds to the Crunchyroll home page (both the Anime forum and Manga forum still feed into the right sidebar)

Why? Many users had requested that the forum not show up on the home page due to the political and controversial nature of many threads. Since Crunchyroll is primarily an anime site, which also has some manga, it makes sense to keep those the focus of the forums and to present those more strongly on the home page and on the main forum page. The General Discussion category (now renamed to Miscellaneous) is more a catch all for other kinds of discussion, including controversial topics and current events, and it didn't really make sense to give it such prominent visibility, since general, miscellaneous conversation is not what Crunchyroll is about as a business. As I understand it, the name change was done to make it easier to stop it from feeding to the home page.


April 2017: Comments Policy section added to Site Rules and Forum Guidelines


February 2017: Policy regarding cybersex/sexual roleplay; stricter guidelines for started discussion threads


If you have questions or concerns about these changes, please reply in this thread.
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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 2/8/17
I like these changes, especially the one about sexual PMs. That's not something that should have to be cracked down on but apparently that's just reality.
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People were seriously soliciting for cybering? I guess I should be thankful to be ignorant of it.
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Number 2 is crack down on Rick rolling?


Good luck. You should have seen what happened the last time I forum I frequented tried that.

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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 2/8/17
Actually i'm not sure this is a good question nvm
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Does that mean all these useless threads about Trump supporters and whatnot shouting at each other like school kids will finally cease. Cause that'd would be nice, I sick of all this political bullshit already.
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Does that mean all these useless threads about Trump supporters and whatnot shouting at each other like school kids will finally cease. Cause that'd would be nice, I sick of all this political bullshit already.


For now its been restricted to the Daily Donald thread so there shouldnt be any outside of there.
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For now its been restricted to the Daily Donald thread so there shouldnt be any outside of there.


Then thank every goddamn divine being out there.
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Ranwolf wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


For now its been restricted to the Daily Donald thread so there shouldnt be any outside of there.


Then thank every goddamn divine being out there.


Don't celebrate just yet. We still have another week or so before some of the "usual suspects" (as I call them) get unbanned. The good news is a political discussions section will hopefully appear soonish.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


For now its been restricted to the Daily Donald thread so there shouldnt be any outside of there.


Then thank every goddamn divine being out there.


Don't celebrate just yet. We still have another week or so before some of the "usual suspects" (as I call them) get unbanned. The good news is a political discussions section will hopefully appear soonish.


I thought you wanted as many annoying threads as possible? You know, multiple comedy centrals
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Ranwolf wrote:

Does that mean all these useless threads about Trump supporters and whatnot shouting at each other like school kids will finally cease. Cause that'd would be nice, I sick of all this political bullshit already.


Not quite. But it does mean we'll be cracking down harder on threads that start as basically just "retweets" of content found elsewhere. Sometimes recent news articles can be a good starting point for discussion, but if someone is using a specific article or set of articles as their starting point, they also need to have something of their own to say to initiate the discussion.


octorockandroll wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

Does that mean all these useless threads about Trump supporters and whatnot shouting at each other like school kids will finally cease. Cause that'd would be nice, I sick of all this political bullshit already.


For now its been restricted to the Daily Donald thread so there shouldnt be any outside of there.


TBH, a better place for many "Trump's official actions as president" discussions would be: /forumtopic-980155/first-hundred-days-of-trump-discussion

That Daily Donald thread was really started to share "news directly from Donald Trump himself." But somehow folks seem to have mostly congregated there for anything Trump-related, and trying to bring it back 100% to its original mission would be a wasted effort.

So, basically, both of those threads are acceptable places for Trump-related conversations.

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I thought you wanted as many annoying threads as possible? You know, multiple comedy centrals


Even satire gets old after a time mate.
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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 12/21/17

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Not quite. But it does mean we'll be cracking down harder on posts that are basically just "retweets" of content found elsewhere. Sometimes recent news articles can be a good starting point for discussion, but if someone is using a specific article or set of articles as their starting point, they also need to have something of their own to say to initiate the discussion.




Well that's something and far better then the old status norm, thank you.
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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 2/8/17

Ranwolf wrote:


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


I thought you wanted as many annoying threads as possible? You know, multiple comedy centrals


Even satire gets old after a time mate.


Believe me I told that to Octo when I said that I wanted the main trump thread to be closed but he loves "satire" a bit too much
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