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- Clearer established rule set, that has a prominent place on the forums.

We've had a revision of the rules to allow for a more flexible forum. The update to the rules were suggested by the forum community.

In the past, certain rules were found to be too restrictive, which led to the latest change in forum rules.

Which specific rules should be more established or clear, if I may ask?

- Easier to find ‘Forum help’ (the number of threads asking where it is, is rediculous).

I agree. I think the Forum Help should be in a more noticable location of the forums. That thread, along with many other threads.

Perhaps it could serve as a stand-alone thread independent of a forum subsection. Although, how the web development team will take to that, I don't know... I've never really seen in done in any other forum. However, other forums have an 'Introduction' subsection.

- Harsher / more immediate punishments for rule breaking.

The forum community petitioned for a less policed, more flexible and laxed forum atmosphere. This was what led to the latest rule change. Less policing was a subject that had been brought up numerous times over the years by the community.

- More J mod / Cm activity. We barely see you on here.

I agree. Though, there have been many threads to speculate this and some from the community have attempted to justify the current level of staff forum participation.

- ‘Light theme’ Honestly the current dark them can be a strain on the eyes.
So more forum customisability? I'm all for it. However, web development hasn't always been so focused with the forums, sad to say.
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15-Jun-2019 15:33:17 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2019 15:41:24 by Chief Elf

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- Integrated social media, ties into more mod activity, highlights what’s happening elsewhere.

I always like it when Jagex is able to link a social media post to a forum thread. I agree, I'd like to see more of that happening.

Although people naturally flock to where it's most popular, that's not to say that Jagex cannot have some level of influence or control in directing the flow. For example, if you make a competition that requires forum participation while providing a link on social media, you can expect an increase in activity on the forums.

- Sub forum for fan created content.


Are we not able to do that in Forum Games?

- Manage the News section to be up to date & post more current “news”.

Are you talking about the issue where a topic could be posted on Reddit rather than the Forums? I agree that this is an issue.

- Old threads to be instantly deleted after so many days of inactivity.

I like the idea of naturally letting it fall off the page 50. There's always measures to deal with spam in the form of gravebumping. But let's say something happened to the player who spent a lot of time in a thread which had accumulated numerous, quality discussions, if it gets deleted too soon, it'll be heartbreaking and you find that the discussion goes back to square one if the OP decides to recreate it.
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15-Jun-2019 15:39:45

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TinyThi3f said:
Thanks for the reply Louiellen. In regards to the clearer established rule set My issues are that: 1. It’s easily overlooked. The main and forum specific rules are there, but if you don’t have to, then people are unlikely to bother. First time users should possibly have to read the rules before being able to continue, alternatively offenders would be redirected to the rules and made to answer a question based on them before being able to return to the forums.
2. Forumers have different ‘interpretations’ of the rules which leads to issues in terms of moderation. If the rules were clearly defined and not open to interpretation it would make the jobs of the mods easier.

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Are you suggesting that the CoC be displayed as a precursor page, kinda like when you have to agree to the T&C? I do like the idea.

However, as you've said, people tend to not be bothered. But to be honest, the CoC isn't really that long. Regardless, it's an individual's responsibility to remain familiar with the rules. Like in any other society, claiming ignorance is not a legitimate reason for rule-breaking.

The other issue is that many of the current players might've interacted, at some point, with the forums. So perhaps your suggestion would be best incorporated upon the next revamp of the forum, so players would have to familiarise themselves with the CoC again. Some may call it a chore but I might argue that it's a necessary chore.

Haha, I do like the idea of major rule-breakers being redirected to the CoC and having to answer a pertinent question. It serves as an additional form of punishment which I don't find much of an issue with. However, I think major rule-breakers in general know exactly what they're doing.

On your point about interpretation:
Many of these rules were suggested by the forum community and I'd argue that it's been accepted favourably. You'd have to be specific about which rules you're referring to.
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15-Jun-2019 15:56:28 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2019 15:58:11 by Chief Elf

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Jack Flac said:
Tuffty said:


- Easier to find ‘Forum help’ (the number of threads asking where it is, is rediculous).
It's easy to find. Type in Search Bar " Forum Help "



Just wanted to comment on this. Pinned and Locked threads are excluded by default on searches, so it doesn't automatically show up when you type it in the Search Bar.


Homagowd, what a serious design flaw.

Web Development.. wakey wakey, eggs and bacie.
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18-Jun-2019 11:05:33

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2_Tron said:
Chief Elf said:
Jack Flac said:
Tuffty said:


- Easier to find ‘Forum help’ (the number of threads asking where it is, is rediculous).
It's easy to find. Type in Search Bar " Forum Help "



Just wanted to comment on this. Pinned and Locked threads are excluded by default on searches, so it doesn't automatically show up when you type it in the Search Bar.


Homagowd, what a serious design flaw.

Web Development.. wakey wakey, eggs and bacie.
Jagex does not / are not allowed to support The RSOF thus all 'none-player'-threads aren't automatically included by default.
Hasn't anything to do with Web Development.



I don't understand that.. there are stickied threads made by players.

Also, on the topic of the Forum Help, it's common sense that if someone were to search for Forum Help, that it should be in the search list considering how pertinent that thread is.
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