posted ago by HandofBane [M] ago by HandofBane +701 / -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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AnarcrotheAlchemist 6 points ago +6 / -0

Are you guys going to allow all the people from KiA2 to come or is the division going to continue outside of reddit?

A lot of the previous rules of the sub were due to excessive brigading from other subs. Now that its not an issue will a lot of those rules be repealed.

Will the rule 3 (posting guidelines) be completely abolished? Modified (and if so what level of modification)

Will the rules on posting twitter and facebook and that stuff be relaxed?

Is meta stuff allowed e.g. other reddit happenings drama etc.?

HandofBane [S] 1 point ago +6 / -5

I gave you a partial answer over on KiA2 in my olive branch post, but I'll get into a bit more detail here.

We are not auto-banning anyone for having participated there, we are also not renewing bans on people who had been permanently banned in the past that chose to migrate to 2. We do recognize a lot of names from banned people, and if the first thing someone does is come over here to start shit, they will find themselves taking a long vacation on the spot... but if they come here, chill, and try to work within the new ruleset, we will gladly let them hang around.

We are still refining some parts of the rules before making them public (and waiting on the CSS import to be completed as there are a lot of technical changes between reddit and here that don't make it easy). Some rules will be mostly the same (no reposts, archive shit sites, etc), others will have minor or major revisions - in particular Rule 1, 2, 5 are getting some alterations to make them a bit lighter so we don't have to enforce nearly as hard as we did in the past. Rule 9 is being eliminated outright, though you'd still have to show some kind of relevance under other rules for posts about meta things to stay.

The big one that you and others want to know specifically about is Rule 3, though. Rule 3 will be trimmed down some, but we aren't in remotely a ready position to commit in entirety to which parts are being cut back and which are staying. I expect that to take us a couple weeks to iron out, barring anything else getting in the way. It will not be abolished, but should be a bit easier to work with - and we will retain the policy of "if you aren't sure you can make it fit, you can reach out to us via modmail or similar to see if we can help find a way to make it work".

Twitter/Facebook stuff is going to be relaxed a bit, though we will still retain some hard borders regarding what point we consider "this is viable public info" vs "this counts as dox" - and we will try to make that border as clear as possible going in. One thing that is going to be easier on everyone is that we no longer have the "two clicks out" enforcement to worry about here that we had to do on reddit. That makes it a whole hell of a lot easier to post things like articles which happen to include embedded tweets from technical-nobodies.

AnarcrotheAlchemist 3 points ago +3 / -0

Awesome thanks for the update.

If anything I would suggest pulling back hard on rule 3 and then if you need to tighten up on it do it later. This will generate more activity and help with the speed bump for people migrating away from reddit.

Most of us were only on there by this point for KiA or KiA2 but drawing in the good content posters like BVR, TorontoDLTutor, scatteryourmonsters, md1480, YESmovement, CisSiberianOrchestra etc.to start submitting will help the transition.

HandofBane [S] -1 points ago +4 / -5

BVR is already here (he just had to get to bed finally), and we reached out to md1957 as well before making the public announcement. Other users may or may not come, we will just have to see where things end up.

Rule 3 should end up lighter than it currently is, but we have a lot of debate to have over which parts will stay, which will be able to be cut back, and which parts are intended to stop specific behavior tying into other rules (usually R1 and R7) that may have alternative methods of dealing with the problem they were there to address.