We recently discussed some changes to the way that this forum was being moderated. To summarise those changes, we had been asked to clarify our stance on creating multiple threads. In most other areas of the forums, we do not allow players to make more than one thread per topic, so it was decided to extend that rule to here.
However, based on your feedback – it is clear that by extending the rule to this forum, we have negatively affected some groups who contribute to our forum community. We failed to consider that these new threads are created on the basis that the information changes (and therefore needs a new thread) each week, and the long history that these groups have with the forums. Indeed, some of these communities (specifically World60Pengs) have now moved to their own subreddits – we wish them luck with their new homes!
We are sorry. The application of the rule did not encourage an open forum environment, and we would like to apologise for any confusion, inconvenience, and distress we may have caused. We will hold our hands up and admit that we made a mistake, and that with our proposed new forum rules, we will ensure this does not happen again.
Under the proposed new ruleset, we would permit D&D communities to create new threads whenever necessary, provided the threads were being used to share new information (like new penguin locations).
Whilst we know that the damage may already be done, we hope that by restoring flexibility for D&D communities, the forums may – once again – be a useful place to share information.
Mod Balance| Head of Community |
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09-May-2017 12:01:09 - Last edited on 09-May-2017 12:02:10 by Mod Balance