Happy belated New Year Uboachan! And also, happy belated Birthday!
It may not look like much yet, but the staff have been busy devising new ways to make Uboachan great again this year. This has included subtle changes to the board rules, and reenvisioning of the policies by which the moderation staff operate. And behind the scenes, we've been working on bugfixes and new software to help us battle the rising tides of CP spam. Some shitty pedo won't be the death of us, and neither will negativity or bad vibes. We're stepping up our game in the background to clean this place up.
First off, the wordings of the rules have been altered to reflect a major change in the goals of the moderation staff. We're going to be tougher on shitposting this year. Let this be a warning: destructive posters and poisonous sentiments will be leeched from Uboachan like venom from a wound. If you are a total dickwad, you will first be warned generously to clean up your act, and then you will be banned. Let's all take this opportunity to be awesome and helpful people – the kind of people who build up a community rather than tearing it down. We could use some community-building right about now.
The CP spam remains a problem this year, but we've got people working behind the scenes to make the spammer's job harder. Every new countermeasure we develop incites an almost immediate change in the way the bot operates to nullify that countermeasure. We are being watched, so we're going to watch right back. Please welcome Jove, our new Janitor and Countermeasures Developer, who has been writing us software to help the board and the staff do their jobs more quickly and efficiently. Among these new developments is a bot that notifies the staff of new posts and suspected floods. We'll also be hiring additional Janitors to help us out! If you'd like to help us keep Uboachan clean of spam, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me why you would be a valuable addition to the team.
And last on the docket, we've got way too many boards! It's not my fault, I didn't do it, it was like this when I got here. :(
We're finally going to be working on merging and restructuring boards. Don't worry, the staff will be accepting requests to move threads from retired boards to their new and consolidated replacements so that good content isn't buried and lost. And of course, we will be relying on input from the userbase during this process to ensure that existing board communities are preserved throughout these changes. This is going to include a major change to /n/, which will be revealed shortly.
Stay tuned, play nice, and have fun. I love you guys.
Don't worry Seagal, you can still shitpost in /ot/.
I love how the subtitle is now Site help and moderation discussion, instead of Troll threads and moderator scapegoating.
The whole idea of reducing shitposting and repetitive threads seems questionable.
In the first instance actual shitposting has been rare, compared to other chans atleast and most of the chan is themed in such a way that its not very likely to have much variation, same for the userbase from what i gather.
I know youre just trying to freshen up the place but i cant see how you can make things different without just changing what makes this site what it is.
I honestly think /fg/ and /og/ should be merged, since the former is not well trafficked and most of the remaining community devs don't really even make fangames anymore.
This, fangames are games anyway, it will help discussion.
Negative shitposting is basically being a poisonous asshole. That's what we're after. We also don't want albeit humorous shitpost waves to completely derail threads as they have before. This is honestly mostly a problem on /n/.
Also where did I say anything about repetitive threads? The rules are more geared toward people making mostly identical threads, which was more of a problem in the past.>>2676
A nice suggestion, but we'll be having most of that conversation in a separate thread. Keep an eye out for it in coming days.
>>2678>being a poisonous asshole.
This is pretty vague, what kind of things make somebody a poisonous asshole?
Go to tumblr rpg maker community and pick a random blog, there ya go.
Mod discretion but basically don't be mean if you were told to stop by anyone.
Defining poisonous behavior would only serve to give poisonous people a guide to lawyering around the definition. I used to moderate on another imageboard where the staff spent ages and lost sleep and sanity trying to define shitposting. It's not actually possible to do. People are just too creative.
We've had problems with destructive users thinking themselves lawyers recently and trying to stir up trouble that way, which is why we ultimately stopped playing by the exact letter of the rules – the staff just ended up being taken advantage of.
Suffice to say, "poisonous assholes" are generally poisonous assholes on purpose and the mods will notice and warn them to stop. Just don't hesitate to tell us on /sugg/ if ever you think we're going too far.
Yeah, we've been getting complaints about the board for years, and the general attitude of a large portion was toxic to everyone else there. There's some icky legal areas in there too which have never been addressed until now.
Basically /n/ was never intended to be a cool kids club, which is what it turned into. We figured burning it and starting fresh would be easier than debating which threads to delete and who to ban.
Okay, that makes sense. Thank you.
(oops, i need a new tripcode.)
You can remake that thread. I didn't notice it was in /ot/. Absolutely my bad.