• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

New Gamers' Hangout Policy

Recommended Posts

Kushan    27

You can't do that in a democracy, either. I believe the legal term is "slander".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Malfunctional    0

I wish more websites would be as serious about flaming, trolling ect. as this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NienorGT    18

Good... I may now create a post on witch PS3 or X360 would be better for ME without start the WWIII.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Audioboxer    2,876
Good... I may now create a post on witch PS3 or X360 would be better for ME without start the WWIII.

If you're gonna do that, try and give as many details as possible... Lack of details is usually what causes WW as people decide to start making your decision for you. Can't blame them in one sense if someone is giving no details, but in another sense it's usually proud owners of a console telling you to get it over the other because they would.

Tell everyone what games you like, what genres, what previous consoles you owned, what you're looking forward to in the future and if you want to do anything besides playing games on your console, ect.

Why?

Because if you just start a topic that says "360 or PS3", even with the new rules your topic will still hit 5 pages and go around in circles. As I said above it will become "What do I want NienorGT to buy?" as opposed to "Here's some advice for NienorGT to make up his own mind".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coldgunner    12

Well said AB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
popisdead uk    0
:laugh:

That's my new phrase for this week (not for use on the forums, I just mean in spoken word) :p

But yeah, correctly said.

Free speech has gone no where, and if you believe what you're about to say could get you banned/in trouble, it's nothing to do with free speech it's to do with either

a) Clear breaking of the NW rules - You agreed to use this forum under the rules NW specifies when agreeing to the T&C's

and/or

b) Saying what you want to say in a derogatory manner

Both of which do not need to be done to enjoy freedom of speech (Y)

Spot on matey!

I agree with these new rules! Should make the place a better area to visit/post in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
iZoom    2

Problem with common sense...is that its not common :)

Good to hear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ayepecks    117
You can't do that in a democracy, either. I believe the legal term is "slander".

You do realize that slander is extremely hard to prove, correct? Hardly any slander suits go anywhere. I don't think I've ever seen a single post on Neowin that would amount to slander.

Back to the original post...

"Do not respond to somebody that has called you out by name. Report the post and be done with it. Responding to such a post can result in disciplinary action against you as well as the member you reported."

I'm not sure I understand this. Are you just emphasizing the 'report trolling, flame bait, etc' stance? Because what's wrong with responding to someone who disagrees with your opinion? I'm all for stopping the never ending arguments that go nowhere, but I don't see a problem with responding to someone who wants to debate something maturely with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+M2Ys4U    97
You do realize that slander is extremely hard to prove, correct? Hardly any slander suits go anywhere. I don't think I've ever seen a single post on Neowin that would amount to slander.

Well that would be because any posts on Neowin would be libel rather than slander as it's in written form :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Audioboxer    2,876
I'm not sure I understand this. Are you just emphasizing the 'report trolling, flame bait, etc' stance? Because what's wrong with responding to someone who disagrees with your opinion? I'm all for stopping the never ending arguments that go nowhere, but I don't see a problem with responding to someone who wants to debate something maturely with you.

I believe that might be in relation to what happened earlier in this topic where a member speculated on me and Popisdead being suspended.

Larry said this won't be accepted on the boards, therefore I think what that point relates to is reporting people calling out others by name in relation to speculated incidents/bannings.

Instead of jumping in and replying yourself to deny/confirm/speculate, report the post instead.

These matters of moderation are private between the moderators/members in question. Not for the board to discuss between themselves.

At least that's what I think it means anyway. I seriously doubt it means not replying to someone who has challenged your opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Andrew    2,860

^ Yeah that's exactly what it means. For instance, recently there was members calling out others and naming them as trouble makers or part of certain groups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DirtyLarry    2,093

Yeah, let me clear this up.

Audioboxer and Munky are both indeed right.

When I say no calling another member out by name, I mean there is no need to use another members name in your post in any way that can be viewed as negative, that is all. It also does include not speculating on if another member has been restricted or not, etc. That is really no ones business except the persons.

Basically, No need to say a persons name in any negative light.

You disagree with what they are saying, quote them, and respectfully discuss why you disagree with what they are saying.

Posts like "<insert member name here> you are a moron" or "earlier in this thread <insert member name here> would not let things go" are along the lines of what we mean.

Truth be told, you want to call a member out, quote them, that is what most normal members do. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coldgunner    12
Truth be told, you want to call a member out, quote them, that is what most normal members do. :p

We have those???

Like you said many times before DL, if a post is offensive or against the rules in any other way, report and move one, no need to fan the flames.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kushan    27
Truth be told, you want to call a member out, quote them, that is what most normal members do. :p

OH, ok then!

I
want
to
do
the
business
with
you
.

Oh, Larry! You're terrible! :laugh:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gigapixels    99

Somebody has way too much time on his hands :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ayepecks    117
Well that would be because any posts on Neowin would be libel rather than slander as it's in written form :p

FYI: All defamation cases are referred to the same thing in court in the United States. "Slander" isn't even tried in America... it's just tried under the same defamation torts. There's no separate section for slander.

@ Audioboxer, Munky and Larry: Ah, gotcha, thanks for the clarification :) Didn't see those posts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+M2Ys4U    97
FYI: All defamation cases are referred to the same thing in court in the United States. "Slander" isn't even tried in America... it's just tried under the same defamation torts. There's no separate section for slander.

@ Audioboxer, Munky and Larry: Ah, gotcha, thanks for the clarification :) Didn't see those posts.

Slander and libel differ only in the medium used to communicate, so it makes sense to try under the same defamation Law. Still, pedantically, written text is libel, not slander :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ayepecks    117

Yeah yeah, I get what you're saying, but what I mean is that under the law there's no difference :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NienorGT    18
If you're gonna do that, try and give as many details as possible... Lack of details is usually what causes WW as people decide to start making your decision for you. Can't blame them in one sense if someone is giving no details, but in another sense it's usually proud owners of a console telling you to get it over the other because they would.

Tell everyone what games you like, what genres, what previous consoles you owned, what you're looking forward to in the future and if you want to do anything besides playing games on your console, ect.

Why?

Because if you just start a topic that says "360 or PS3", even with the new rules your topic will still hit 5 pages and go around in circles. As I said above it will become "What do I want NienorGT to buy?" as opposed to "Here's some advice for NienorGT to make up his own mind".

Yep sure, I hate when people make threads like "ATi or nVIDIA" and "Intel vs AMD". Such threads easily make problems, yet they are nothing near what I saw here in Gamers Hangout.

I'm happy to see stuff getting sorted because in the end, Fanboism and Trolling is just as worst as Spamming and other stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+shift.    21
Yep sure, I hate when people make threads like "ATi or nVIDIA" and "Intel vs AMD". Such threads easily make problems, yet they are nothing near what I saw here in Gamers Hangout.

I'm happy to see stuff getting sorted because in the end, Fanboism and Trolling is just as worst as Spamming and other stuff.

That's also partially because a quick flashing of an Intel CPU vs. AMD CPU review, or an NVIDIA 9800GTX vs. ATI HD 4850 benchmark solves a lot of potential problems. :p

With Hardware Hangout, a lot of the "debates" if you would call it are a lot more one sided, and in general most of the members there get a long very well with each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kushan    27

So guys, which is better? Hardware Hangout or Gamers Hangout? =P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Audioboxer    2,876
That's also partially because a quick flashing of an Intel CPU vs. AMD CPU review, or an NVIDIA 9800GTX vs. ATI HD 4850 benchmark solves a lot of potential problems. :p

With Hardware Hangout, a lot of the "debates" if you would call it are a lot more one sided, and in general most of the members there get a long very well with each other.

Very true.

You can't really argue with a benchmark(s) showing how fast/how well each performs. I mean you can bring in bang for buck and some other factors, but if something in the hardware world performs faster/better than a competing product, it's really as simple as that at times.

In the GH there is no real benchmark to go up against with many things, unless it's metacritics/review scores - However they are totally opinion, not "fact" like a benchmark of genuinely* similar hardware to show which runs better.

That can be what causes a lot of the fuss/arguments in the GH. Since there isn't really any underlying conclusion/answer, opinions fire off left right and center, and if people get out of hand, those opinions quickly turn into arguments, then rule breaking.

It's like saying the "360 is better than the PS3", and saying (vague example cause im rusty in the hardware world :p) the "New ATI card is better than the new Nvidia card".

While the later will still have some people moaning it's "not", or they still prefer Nvidia, if there is benchmarks on various websites showing it is, well, it really is. Unlike in the 360/PS3 scenario, where the "answer" if you want to call it to that statement, is never right, nor is it never wrong - Because it's a complete opinion based off nothing more than your likes/dislikes.

Which is why in the gamers hangout if you're ever going to make a statement like the above, you really have to give a bit more reasoning/opinion to be taken seriously than just entering a topic and saying "360 is better" or "PS3 is better". In the HWH I'm sure if the first post shows "hardware a" trashing "hardware b" in a benchmark, while your post may still seem a bit pointless to some, coming in and saying "hardware a is better" is going to go down a lot more civilly than doing it in the 360/PS3 scenario.

* I say genuinely similar hardware in relation to CPU/GFX cards, as people will try to face off the PS3/360 fairly often on raw specs, which as we know is a merry-go-round scenario with no real answer. Well the games are the answer of how good the hardware is, but last time I checked they're still being made and improved on weekly/daily/yearly.

Edited by Audioboxer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sn00pie    2

Good luck, hopefully some of the members who have built of reputations for starting flame wars can turn a new leaf. :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spartan_X    1

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sethos    270

Oh my god, Spartan! :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.