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Civility Pledge
« on: April 03, 2013, 12:24:02 am »

Due to recent events, Board Moderators want all Mafia Game players to understand a few things.

-- Mafia is a social deduction game that involves heavy amounts of deceit and argument. It necessitates telling lies and accusing others of telling lies. By necessity, things get tense at times.

-- That said, all players are required to treat each other in a civil manner. What does this mean? Your criticisms of other players should not rise to the level of personal attacks. At the same time, you should assume other players' criticisms of you are not intended as personal attacks. In practice, remember that it is just a game, and though a player may be lying to you and distorting every word you say, that player is not an evil person outside of the context of the game. By the same token, if someone accuses you of lying and distorting every word he says, you should not assume that that player is accusing you of being evil outside of the context of this game.

-- In this spirit, choose your words considerately. Strong language may be required to express strong arguments--and no one wants to limit the strategic landscape of the game by policing speech--but please be reasonable. Everyone who is a member of this community can provide examples of debates that were appropriately colorful and heated, as well as a few instances that went over the line. We don't want anyone to sour on playing games with us because the language and the tone became personal, offensive, aggressive, etc. Don't do that.

-- If someone says something to you that you truly believe was intended as a personal slight, do not retaliate. If escalation occurs, moderators will step in and take appropriate action, including the locking of threads.

-- Voluntarily stepping away from the game for a few hours is the best way to prevent yourself from saying something you regret.

-- When a thread is LOCKED, do not post in it! Every player is responsible for skimming PPEs* to make sure no thread lock occurred while you were writing. Whenever a Board Moderator or a Game Moderator locks a thread, you will be physically unable to post. But when a co-mod locks a thread, though you are able to post, you are disallowed from doing so. Infractions may be dealt with more severely in the future.

-- No one other than a Board Moderator, Game Moderator, or Co-Mod, may lock a thread.

-- Every person is responsible for reading the rules of a game before agreeing to play it. If you violate the rules of the game, you are eligible to be mod-killed.

-- Every game requires participation. Do not sign up for games that you are unwilling to play. /Outing has become increasingly problematic lately. It's an action that should be highly, highly frowned upon--an exception, rather than something that happens at least twice in every game. Finding replacements is tough on the mods, the other players, and the replacements themselves.

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*PPE stands for pre-post edit. It's a post that appears while you are in the process of writing a post. Usually, you get a message "there are new replies" before your post goes live if there are any PPEs. Please at least skim them before posting to make sure you are not violating a thread lock.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 12:50:40 am by Robz888 »
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 02:01:18 am »

/pledge

I hope everyone who plays f.ds mafia will do the same.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 02:18:31 am »

/pledge
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 02:20:41 am »

I'm glad this is pinned, every game should make a note that by signing up for the game, each person is agreeing to this pledge.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 02:37:55 am »

/pledge

Is it possible for the creator of the thread to give thread-locking privileges to the co-Mods?
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 02:38:24 am »

I'm glad this is pinned, every game should make a note that by signing up for the game, each person is agreeing to this pledge.

I've already edited it into the Golden Rule for MXXIV.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 03:50:28 am »

/Pledge.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 08:08:31 am »

/pledge!
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 09:04:23 am »

/Pledge.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 09:11:39 am »

/pledge!
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 09:17:20 am »

/pledge
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 09:22:59 am »

/pledge!
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 10:07:04 am »

/pledge

Is it possible for the creator of the thread to give thread-locking privileges to the co-Mods?

No, sadly.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 11:37:47 am »

yup yup; I'm down.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 02:24:31 pm »

So say we all.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 03:10:21 pm »

/pledge

Too bad there's no respect here...  I would give you a +1.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 04:17:55 pm »

/pledge

I'm confused as to why this is necessary however, did something happen that I missed? It seems like everything stated is common sense
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:17 pm »

/pledge
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 04:28:13 pm »

/pledge
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 04:30:59 pm »

I hath /pledge!
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 06:54:26 pm »

/pledge

I'm confused as to why this is necessary however, did something happen that I missed? It seems like everything stated is common sense

It is easy to forget them when things get heated, and it is good to have something created beforehand to reference when people get testy.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 09:32:25 pm »

Warm fuzzies, group hugs, wandering hands, all that jazz.  Lovin' it.
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 09:36:08 pm »

Hey, I never signed up for group hugs or warm fuzzies!
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 09:38:32 pm »

/pledge
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Re: Civility Pledge
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2013, 10:07:44 pm »

/pledge
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