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posted ago by HandofBane [M] ago by HandofBane +688 / -10

Well, looks like we are launching a bit earlier than originally planned. This site is fully functional, just a bit limited on some things as we get all the backend worked out. Our CSS is a work-in-progress due to some major differences from how reddit was set up, so that will be coming, it will just look a bit barebones until then.

For the time being we still consider reddit.com/r/kotakuinaction to be our primary site, but will be building this up as a proper backup over time. We actively encourage anyone who wants to coexist on both sites to do so, and have no issue with folks who have finally had enough of reddit's bullshit that decide to make the move here completely now.

Rules are generally going to be the same here as they were on /r/kotakuinaction, but we are thinning them out a bit as some rules no longer need to apply here due to different sitewide rules/TOS from above lifting some restrictions we had to deal with. We will try to get a more complete listing of the newly modified rules up soon, as well as get them listed/linked on the Sidebar and such. Automod is not completely operational here, but will be in the very near future to make that all a bit easier to deal with.

Please be patient with us as we get things in gear. I'll try to keep everyone updated on the progress of things, though some parts will be mostly self-evident as they happen (like the return of the banner/sidebar).

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HandofBane [M] [S] -1 points ago +7 / -8

As I mentioned in the OP, we will be cutting down on some of the rules we had in place. The one that will take the longest to sort out will, of course, be the ever-controversial Rule 3, but that is getting some modification.

Our "olive branch" is that we are not preemptively banning any users who got banned previously on KiA (under the same name) unless they manage to fuck up and immediately throw themselves across the line of rules that are not being changed - the most obvious example being TentElephant who has been shouting about his own getting banned here... for making his first comment here outright IDpol antisemitic shit with a "Hitler did nothing wrong" thrown in at the end. We are willing to grant a bit more leeway on a lot of things, but that's gonna be a hard no for anyone.

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Aphrael 4 points ago +7 / -3

About that, until we at least see AoV and DoM in the modlist, I'm not gonna believe a damn word about "olive branches"

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brimshae 2 points ago +3 / -1

That.... what would be interesting.

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HandofBane [S] 0 points ago +4 / -4

When we had our last batch of new mod hiring, NoTalent reached out with my approval to ask Dom and Clockwork to apply - neither chose to do so.

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Aphrael 3 points ago +7 / -4

So you already burned that bridge, got it.

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centrallcomp 3 points ago +3 / -0

What kind of "modifications" are going to be done to R3 here? I was alright with the one you guys had in the original subreddit myself.

I sincerely hope you don't fuck with the "unrelated politics" clause and give leeway to the guys who keep claiming how every last damned political event that happens is somehow relevant to gaming/entertainment/nerd culture without even making any effort to tie such things into gaming/entertainment/nerd culture. It's blatantly obvious they want to push their own partisan crap.

You know very well that people who indulge in politics often make exceptions when it comes to respecting entertainment as free speech, especially if it involves fanservice or porn. Please don't give such assholes an inch.

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HandofBane [S] 1 point ago +3 / -2

We are still going to be debating exactly what changes happen to it. One thing that will likely not change is Unrelated Politics being off limits, though how it is kept off limits may be adjusted (whether it's kept as-is or altered to more explicitly define what things count as unrelated/verboten). I think we only have one mod making any argument to remove it as a blacklist item, and even he is only doing so because he thinks the other blacklist items and "lack of hitting whitelist" will curtail things that the blacklist item is meant to prevent in the first place.

I am less than convinced by that argument, but it's something we will be discussing over the next couple weeks.

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centrallcomp 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think we only have one mod making any argument to remove it as a blacklist item, and even he is only doing so because he thinks the other blacklist items and "lack of hitting whitelist" will curtail things that the blacklist item is meant to prevent in the first place.

Yeah, I'm not convinced by this argument either. You have to specify what isn't allowed to be included just as much as what must be included in a post. Otherwise, people will try to find loopholes.