First of all, let me thank you all for being an amazing group of people with a metric fuckton of awesome to offer the esk8 community. Most of you have been in the community long enough to see it grow substantially with more noobs showing up every day with the same lust for speed and torque and beautiful builds we all had in the beginning and still have today.
So with that being said, I just want to announce a small shift in policy that will hopefully bring even more noobs with more lust for beautiful boards into our humble community of 1350+ people, as well as bring us all a little closer together and hopefully make it easier to find meaningful information, as well as encourage the generation of more meaningful information.
From now on, moderation will be a little more aggressive in the public areas. When I say public areas, i’m talking about the areas not already designated as level lounges or fight categories. Those areas will remain unruly and stupid so that the people who would complain about more aggressive moderation will have somewhere to do so unhampered by our mods. It will also allow me to talk about your mom, which is very important work that I do for the community.
In the public areas, which are not level lounges or otherwise designated wildling grounds, we will be more aggressively zapping people’s posts that are off topic or malignant.
we will be more aggressively flagging posts that are off topic in all public threads, and deleting posts that are malignant. If a thread derails into personal attacks, the posts of the people getting personal and stupid will be deleted. If a person or people go off topic, those posts will be flagged.
We encourage the original posters of threads to actively flag off topic banter if they wish to have a clean thread.
Vendor complaint threads are allowed as long as they stay civil. However, I do not want to see personal transactional information in the public view. That shit needs to go to PMs. They are also subject to staying on topic and staying civil. However I feel as though it is important to discuss vendor issues civilly in public when they can affect everyone. For example, if somebody releases a product that doesn’t work, we should all know about it and allow the vendor to defend themselves in a civil manner.
So, to summarize what will happen in non-level lounge threads and threads not in categories designated for wilding:
- off topic posts and conversations will be flagged
- personal attacks or otherwise malignant posts and conversations will be deleted
- Vendor complaint threads that devolve into or start out as transactional arguments involving the posting of email or chat conversation screen shots, receipts, personal information, or malignancy will be asked to go to PM and will be deleted from public view.
Thank you all for bearing with us while we make something wonderful happen.