NationStates Jolt Archive


10-12-2008, 03:59
I'm not really sure if its a legitimate complaint or issue but

Not the content of the message but the link to the blog in the signature.

I'm all for free speech and what have you but I don't see how a link to that kind of material is appropriate, it offers nothing for legitimate debate or discussion.

Further it is not related to NS or other Jolt forums for that matter in any shape or form or to another site that has some relation to NS or other Jolt forums, and lastly the link does send users to a site containing an image containing a nazi symbol seen in the "About Me" section with the Eagle 3rd Reich symbol perched upon a wreath surrounding a swastika.

On a sidenote and offtopic I did find it confusing that the user had tags for socialism, and communism yet claims to be a facist which are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

Issue #2

This post speaks for itself and comes from a user who in my observation is making a habit of making such posts.

Again in the same thread

I find the last paragraph particularly offending.
10-12-2008, 04:22
As much as I would absolutely love seeing RT get what he deserves, the posts you've highlighted (the first more than the second) aren't really all that terrible. The first one especially wouldn't be out-of-place in NSG.
10-12-2008, 05:29
On the question of the blog link: The One-Stop Rules Shop forbids links to proscribed sites or to sites that will profit the linker.
General classes of forbidden links include porn or other sexual imagery, warez (see below), sites promoting other illegal activities, referral links (see below), or sites that have links to such sites as a principal component.

As far as I can see, the blog doesn't contravene these limits.

On the question of the OOC quotes, I will go through the thread and remove all the OOC political discussion. Its place is in General, not in an RP thread.

The second would undoubtedly attract accusations of trolling if it were in General, but a ruling would depend on the circumstances, and there is always this caveat:

Note that posts of opinions you disagree with does not automatically equate with trolling. Disagreements are expected, as long as they are done in a civil manner. Max Barry has made it clear that he welcomes all opinions in civil debate, even those that are highly unpopular or minority-held. Make your case without the invective, if you want to avoid banishment as a Troll.

The word, and the concept, "civil" are highly undervalued.

EDIT: After I slogged through 47 OOC posts that should have been in General, Rykarian Territories and Leistung ended up with yellow cards for flaming and/or trolling and/or topic hijack.

Unkerlantum, while your comment in that thread about someone getting deleted was evidently meant as a warning to people who were going too far, watch how you phrase those things so that you don't find yourself being accused of using mods as weapons.