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Old 07-26-2007, 03:37 AM
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Default Randomness in Posts abou 4 word rule

This isn't like some of the 4 word rule threads, but I was wandering, are the moderators doing anything about posts breaking the 4 word rule and the the person putting '4 word rule' or 'word' so they won't break it? I have broke the four word rule and have probaly got warnings or something, but I was wondering about people just putting complete random things so they won't break it, are the moderators doing anything, because thats basically spam, no?
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:50 AM
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This isn't like some of the 4 word rule threads, but I was wandering, are the moderators doing anything about posts breaking the 4 word rule and the the person putting '4 word rule' or 'word' so they won't break it? I have broke the four word rule and have probaly got warnings or something, but I was wondering about people just putting complete random things so they won't break it, are the moderators doing anything, because thats basically spam, no?
Yeah we warn, delete, etc when we see them.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:19 AM
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Yes, it's stupid. If people are going to do this than there may as well not be a four word rule at all.

Actually, i think a four world rule is stupid, unless there are exceptions to it. If you can say what you need to say in three words, what's the problem? It's not four words, so it's automatically spam? Likewise someone can post something really pointless with 45 words.

Examples of what i mean:
"Introduce yourself thread"

Post: Hi, i'm new.
Post: OMGZORZXCOREBANNZORZ 4 word rule!

Post: Hi, i'm new here.
Post: Hello, welcome to the forum.

Post: ur uber nub k?
Post: *pats on the back for having four words*

Is an extra word making a difference in whether or not the post is spam? Spam should be judged by the individual post itself.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:45 PM
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I have to agree that saying "four word rule," "Word Word", or just something random like "food" or "tree" is breaking the four word rule. Here are some bad and good examples of the four word rule being followed.

1.Some is accepting an image request.

Bad:Accepted
Bad:Accepted, word word word.
Good:Okay, your request is accepted.

2.Someone is expressing laughter.

Bad:LOL!
Bad:Lol, four word rule!
Good:Haha, that's really funny.

3.Someone is saying okay.

Bad:Okay.
Bad:Okay(food food food)
Good:Okay, I see your point OR Okay, i'll update the front post OR Okay, now I get it.


It's getting kind of bad, especialley in the art boards, yet there aren't enough mods to take care of it. :/
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:56 PM
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I have to agree that saying "four word rule," "Word Word", or just something random like "food" or "tree" is breaking the four word rule. Here are some bad and good examples of the four word rule being followed.

1.Some is accepting an image request.

Bad:Accepted
Bad:Accepted, word word word.
Good:Okay, your request is accepted.

2.Someone is expressing laughter.

Bad:LOL!
Bad:Lol, four word rule!
Good:Haha, that's really funny.

3.Someone is saying okay.

Bad:Okay.
Bad:Okay(food food food)
Good:Okay, I see your point OR Okay, i'll update the front post OR Okay, now I get it.


It's getting kind of bad, especialley in the art boards, yet there aren't enough mods to take care of it. :/
Exactly, this just gets annoying after a while. Eventually, I'm going to explode in a thread because of it.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:04 PM
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What people don't understand is that this isn't a hard-fast rule that we enforce with an iron fist. The purpose of the rule IS to catch spam. We do let legitimate posts under 4 words go, and we will still delete and destroy posts that are spam of over 4 words. What the 4 words rule is that it's simply a guideline. It's not perfect, but the alternative is worse.
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:49 AM
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What people don't understand is that this isn't a hard-fast rule that we enforce with an iron fist. The purpose of the rule IS to catch spam. We do let legitimate posts under 4 words go, and we will still delete and destroy posts that are spam of over 4 words. What the 4 words rule is that it's simply a guideline. It's not perfect, but the alternative is worse.
That's the way it should be. I can't say i have any complains about the moderation here.

What's really annoying is when people post saying "obey the four word rule" as a reply to a legitimate post that's under four words. If anything, THEY are the one's who's spamming, AND backseat modding too of course.
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Randomness in Posts abou 4 word rule

Like Kenny said, it's just a guideline. I don't think people should go all wacko about enforcing it everywhere. Sure, if you see someone break it, you can let them be aware of it. However, it's best to do that if it's part of your post, not your entire post. In that case, you'd be spamming...which is what the rule is trying to prevent.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:25 PM
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In some cases, I would beleive it would be fine. In a simple thing like accepting people into a role play could be:


Accepted(four word rule)

But a much better one would be

Accepted, I love your sign up, it was great.

Eight words, amazing isn't, something totally unacceptable would be:

Accepted pnw0zorz omglikedadumda lkieladafwum thisthweadtizuhsupuhthin

But if it's could be, and is totally unneeded to have the add on, like:


Good idea(tree food)

when it could be something like:

That's a good idea, but I would also suggest putting an extra five Special points on agily, take three of luck, and two off agility.

For those of you that don't understand, that was Team Rp III. And it was twenty five

I think I've made my point.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Randomness in Posts abou 4 word rule

I got a lot lighter on infracting for the four word rule when Ryan told me to lighten up a bit. Essentially, posts like "Thank you" and such that are under four words and serve a purpose are okay, but deliberate spam is not.

And the wordy word word crap annoys me.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:52 PM
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Mmmhmm, this was made already, but I thought I'd -ut my thoughts on it.
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