Out of curiosity, I have decided to check how post editing and attachments interact on this forum.
Version 1: Attaching an empty file.
Version 2: Removing that file. (Success!)
Version 3: Attaching a (misnamed) sound file. Note that this might not be the most pleasant sound, but it is only one second long and isn't particularly loud (you might need to rename the file so that it has the .wav extension).
Edit: In conclusion, you can remove an attachment when editing a post, and you can add a new one, if you want. (Also, "long" -> "loud".)
It's funny how many people don't know how to edit their posts....
In all honesty...the rep function in itself is not an issue. It's the people who have continuously been abusing it that are the problem.
I disagree. I don't think voting on posts should be a thing. It will always be abused, Reddit is a great example of that, and even if you take away the ability to vote negatively, you're still stuck with an "I agree" button. Some users will behave or post in ways that they normally wouldn't just to get rep. It's a meaningless number unless you want to know who's best at pandering to the majority.
If you really want to keep rep, I would recommend removing the voting system and having it just work based on how long you've been here. One point for every day you make a post, perhaps. Maybe just one point per day no matter what, to avoid people posting daily just for rep. Breaking rules could decrease rep, and the amount could depend on the severity of the infraction. Marioface5:
I'm interested to see Fables' response to this, but my guess is that the rule-breaking was because of targeting a specific user.
EDIT: Apparently the forum automatically merges consecutive posts by the same user. That's pretty cool!
I never said I wanted to keep it. I just said it won't be removed any time soon, as far as I know. That's not to say that it hasn't been requested.
Game over, man! Game over!
Usually, I don‘t publicise PMs, unless they‘re sent from scammers or other assorted scum. But since this might me of interest to those of you concerned about the level of moderation to be expected from the new and improved™ gog-forum, here‘s a message I just received from Fables.
Unfortunately, I am unable to comply with Fables‘ request for deletion, due to the simple fact that this shitty-ass forum doesn‘t even have a delete button. Maybe if we make this a group effort and (TRIGGER WARNING! CIS-normative language!) you fellas downvote my post into oblivion and hit the report button, it will go away all by itself. Regretfully, the message Fables sent me failed to clarify whether my post was marked for extermination because dtgreene explicitly asked for it (if that‘s the case, maybe she could have just asked me directly, instead of needlessly getting the janitor involved) or if this is just a preemptive strike in case anyone gets offended. I'm a gentleman and I always try assume the best in people, so my guess is that the latter is the case.
There is a silver lining, though. I will indeed refrain from posting similar stuff in the future. Come to think of it, I think I‘ll be refraining from posting stuff here altogether in the future.
Congratulations, Fables, you just ran off a forum member who got along fine with just about everyone. And you did it in order to appease a fringe group that has way too fucking much free time on their hands and gets offended for a hobby. These people systematically suck the fun out of everything, and that was the main thing I came here for: to have fun. Engage, meet some interesting people, maybe even learn a thing or two. Being constantly lectured by stuck-up, self-important assholes, however, is not my idea of fun.
So, adios, amigos! It was a privilege to be posting among you... like, literally! That's what it says in the forum rules! Enjoy your safe space, everyone! The only winning move is not to play.
I've specifically said that we don't want the forum to self-moderate (maybe...just maybe...because the community hasn't really done a very good job of it, to be frank) so yes, if someone gets in touch with me with concerns over a certain post, and after looking at it I do actually, and I dare say objectively, find it offensive (all while taking into account that the person in question was offended enough by it to bring it up) then yes, I will give you a chance to edit it and alert you to the fact that what you said or did breaks forum rules. I find that a lot better way to go about it than just banning you straight away, because why wouldn't I give you a chance to rectify your behaviour? It's your choice then, what you decide to do about it.