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Make it official, Sly. Rule No. 10: No boosting in the forums, use the Gaming Sessions.

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There was ambiguity about it years ago, but now it's firmly established and accepted. Let's help these new people out who come to the site, actually read the Forum Rules and don't see anything about boosting and then start a thread about requesting a boost.

 

Make it official!

                             10. Don't request to boost games in the Forums. Use the Gaming Sessions.

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I doubt that would make a large difference. Even if it was added as a rule, new forum members would still break it because they want to boost trophies asap and not read forum rules.

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I doubt that would make a large difference. Even if it was added as a rule, new forum members would still break it because they want to boost trophies asap and not read forum rules.

 

Why not document it as a rule if it IS a rule, though? 

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Why not document it as a rule if it IS a rule, though? 

 

If you break rules 1-9 you can get a warning point or get banned from the forums

 

does that seem appropriate for posting a boosting thread?

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Unless there's a big splash page with massive glowing font telling people not to do it, people will do it. Even with that big glowing font, some people will ignore it.

 

Best thing to do is just not let it bother you so much.

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I hate to say but Brawler  got an point If those new guy post boosting sesion on the forum their only get one warning I dont think their wont do the same mistake twince I know It an bit annoying but It fell pointless

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If you break rules 1-9 you can get a warning point or get banned from the forums

 

does that seem appropriate for posting a boosting thread?

 

In the spirit of hashing out the hypothetical, not just being argumentative and stubborn, I would think that if a member posted a dozen boosting threads, even after they had some locked and told to use the Gaming Sessions, they would start earning warning points. So yes, it *could* be appropriate. Just as if someone posts an image as a response, it's not always an automatic warning point.

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It is good for making it official, but new members come everyday and won't see it. It is a little useless for pointing this one out. A lot of Threads that are boosting related will just get locked. This is just pointless  :(

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The rules should always be clearly established.  You're only asking for trouble by allowing ambiguity.

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Lol it would be pretty much useless as the kind of people who post boosting threads in the forums definitely wouldn't read the forum rules first (they can't even find the gaming sessions tab clear as day at the top of the website!).

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If you break rules 1-9 you can get a warning point or get banned from the forums

 

does that seem appropriate for posting a boosting thread?

Agreed. Most people who break the rule are newcomers. Giving them warning points off the bat seems wrongheaded for a site that ostensibly wishes to welcome newcomers.

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Maybe we should add another rule telling people to read the rules, that should fix our issues.

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So anyone up for boosting a few trophies then??

 

lol, really?

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The members have spoken.

 

ALL rule infractions should ALWAYS incur warning points. Posting only an image as a response. Posting off-topic. Not talking properly. Giving others grief. One/Two word responses (see post #14) directly above this one. ALWAYS give them warning points.

 

We can't have no boosting in the forums be a rule because it was ALSO ALWAYS need to have warning points for new members.

 

Also, as has been stated above (by people claiming to want to welcome new members) ALL new members who post a boosting thread are morons. Said by you guys, not me.

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There should be a temporary ban, like a 24h forum ban, with a red banner that pops up at the top on every page of those that created a boosting thread saying to use the sessions. After a couple of temp bans and annoying red banners, they'd damn well learn.

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We are NOT going to warn new members for making boosting threads. We will continue to direct them to the proper area for boosting. 

 

And why make it an official rule, you say for new members, yet there are OLD members breaking the rules, so does it make a difference?

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If it's a rule then it needs to be listed in the rules. Some people do read the rules when they join. Maybe include a link to the what to do topic with the rule?

 

I don't know about issuing warning points for it though but I could see it if it's a long time member who knows better and does it anyways, as has happened before.

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And how many of the 177,277 members (at the time of writing) have spoken?

 

i am one of the listed number. and i have my say and i agree with this new rule.

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The members have spoken.

 

ALL rule infractions should ALWAYS incur warning points. Posting only an image as a response. Posting off-topic. Not talking properly. Giving others grief. One/Two word responses (see post #14) directly above this one. ALWAYS give them warning points.

 

We can't have no boosting in the forums be a rule because it was ALSO ALWAYS need to have warning points for new members.

 

Also, as has been stated above (by people claiming to want to welcome new members) ALL new members who post a boosting thread are morons. Said by you guys, not me.

 

Daiv, I always took you for a tit but this takes it a bit too far. All rule infractions don't always incur warning points for several reasons, all of which are situational to the time of decision making. If we were to give warning points to those who don't speak properly half the active Neptunia fanbase would probably be gone and the forum games would be pretty quiet. One/Two word responses have been given by moderators before and in some threads, it's all the words people need to voice their on topic opinion.

 

We can have no boosting in the forums become a rule but y'know, if you wanna do that and have the warning point upon infraction rule in, then something has to be done about these because whether Sly decided for official threads to be created or not, they're beginning to confuse a lot of members, creating the illusion that boosting threads are allowed:

 

http://psnprofiles.com/forums/topic/12923-the-official-payday-2-boosting-thread/?hl=boosting

 

http://psnprofiles.com/forums/topic/19275-minecraft-ps4-official-boosting-thread/#entry402070

 

In all fairness though, It's the moderation team's fault for not getting their shit together and making it clear that boosting threads aren't allowed. I suggest something be implemented in the next site update before this suggestion gets reposted in a couple of months

 

P.S. That's an infraction for calling people morons, whether you're the messenger or not it's abuse ; ^)

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