I’m getting tired of crap threads and posts everywhere in this section. It’s unbearable. There are some signs of enforcement, but it’s really just not enough. Right now we have these rules that are being enforced:
[li]Zero tolerance on Warez
[/li][li]Help threads in non-help forum result in lock and ban
[/li][li]Bumping old threads results in ban
And a few DDTs to some crap threads. And how does this happen? Sometimes it’s me sending a list of crap threads to a mod.
It’s just not enough. I’m had enough of the crap replies, meme shit, and overall retardness of the section. So I’m proposing a multi-part solution to this.
Part 1: Rules list sticky
There’s no real rules list in the forum. We’re just left to guess on what to do and not to do on previous bans, but for the most part, users don’t look, they just post. The list should be simple, easy to read, and most of all enforced. A good example of a rules list would be the Hardware and Software forum’s rule thread (See here). Approiate rules are clearly defined and the list is well formatted. There is also a list of informative/helpful threads.
Part 2: New rules
We need better rules. It’s that simple. Too much crap is getting by right now. These are my suggestions for the rules/procedures.
Warez of any kind is an instant 7 day ban
[li]Help threads in the wrong spot are a day ban, thread DDTed (Locking them just gets in the way)
[li]Bumps from 05/06 intenionally are 7 day ban and thread is locked
[/li][li]Accidental bumps from otherwise are a one day ban
[li]No more dumb post your threads
[/li][li]No more HL2:EP3 threads (or any other game for that matter), we have a video games section up north
[/li][li]STOP WITH THE OMGEE LUA VIRUS THREADS. No one cares. Use the mega thread if you must: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=602151
[/li][li]Reporting bad Users/Servers is useless and just shows how stupid you are.
[/li][li]We have a million addon directory threads. Please search.
[/li][li]DarkRP trolling is grounds for ban
[/li][li]Use good thread titles. “omg plz halp” isn’t a good thread title, “GMod crashes, gives an error” is.
[/li][li]Help threads relating to performance problems or crashing need to have computer specs in them.
If you can't help, don't bother.
[li]Meme shit Image macros are dumb as fuck, day ban
[/li][li]No Flaming (duh)
That’s just off the top of my head, and are all suggestions. If you have any rules that you would like to see implemented post them.
Part 3: Enforcement
Look, psp, mensch, we all you know both of you have jobs and lives outside of facepunch. Without you doing anything, all of this is useless. You need to spend some more time moderating, and not to just stay a green. If you really can’t devote more time and effort into this, please talk to hezzy about it. Replacement/Addtional moderators would benefit the section.
That being said, these new rules would need to be enforced on a stricter basis. New threads should be looked at, as well a good amount of posts.
In closing, the gmod section needs a serious revamp and cleanup. New rules and moderation would only benfit it.
Blues, give us your opinion on the matter, as well as feedback to the suggested rules