New Rule Regarding Game Press

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New Rule Regarding Game Press

#1 Post by bo_sox48 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:20 pm

While the webDiplomacy moderation team has typically declined to moderate press in games or interfere in a hostile environment, there are a few instances where we may intervene. As such, we believe it is best to make this rule public knowledge. The following language (perhaps amended slightly) will be added to the rules page at a later date:
Diplomacy is a game of many strategies and your discussions with other players can sometimes be hostile, impolite, and even uncivilized. These press strategies are all permissible on webDiplomacy and in Diplomacy in general. However, your press with other players should never include the following:

• Messages of sexual nature
• Overt racism or sexism of any kind
• Doxxing of another player

This rule also applies to game titles.

First offenses will result in a warning in some circumstances but may result in a severe point dock and removal from the game in question if the offense necessitates such action. Second offenses may result in a temporary or permanent ban from webDiplomacy.
It is worth noting that this previously unwritten rule has only been enforced on a small handful of occasions in the past on this site and it is very unlikely to affect the vast majority of players in any way. For most players, even those whose press may be aggressive but who are still bound by common sense, this is never going to come up in any way.

Feel free to ask any questions you have.

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#2 Post by jmo1121109 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:14 am

I made a git request for this, so once we've synced up the server I'll get this live.

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#3 Post by Octavious » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:55 am

Does this mean we're bringing to an end the age old diplomatic tradition of making jokes about getting one's hands on Brest?

It may also be worth pointing out to British members of a certain age, who may be getting quite excited about what goes on behind the scenes, that doxxing is not a censored spelling of dogging :) .

At least, I don't think it is...
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#4 Post by damo666 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:25 am

Doxxing?

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#5 Post by Claesar » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing

In other words, don't reveal private information about others.

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#6 Post by Ogion » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:57 pm

Fantastic.

I ended up quitting the tournament at PlayDip and i'm never going back there because they fully supported racist and homophobic press. Nice to see Webdip is a much more civilized place.
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#7 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:07 pm

Claesar wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing

In other words, don't reveal private information about others.
So if you know who a person is in an anon game and you tell everyone, that’s against site policy?

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#8 Post by Durga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:07 pm
Claesar wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing

In other words, don't reveal private information about others.
So if you know who a person is in an anon game and you tell everyone, that’s against site policy?
Usernames don't count lol

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#9 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm

Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:07 pm
Claesar wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:54 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing

In other words, don't reveal private information about others.
So if you know who a person is in an anon game and you tell everyone, that’s against site policy?
Usernames don't count lol
thats good, its kinda getting crazy with this PC shit

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#10 Post by Durga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:07 pm


So if you know who a person is in an anon game and you tell everyone, that’s against site policy?
Usernames don't count lol
thats good, its kinda getting crazy with this PC shit
Not being allowed to dox people is PC shit?
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#11 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm

Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm


Usernames don't count lol
thats good, its kinda getting crazy with this PC shit
Not being allowed to dox people is PC shit?
as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#12 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm


thats good, its kinda getting crazy with this PC shit
Not being allowed to dox people is PC shit?
as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
but yes, this place is a PC shithole
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#13 Post by Durga » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:51 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm


Not being allowed to dox people is PC shit?
as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
but yes, this place is a PC shithole
feel free to leave :?:
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#14 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:53 pm

Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:51 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm


as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
but yes, this place is a PC shithole
feel free to leave :?:
most likly when games are over

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#15 Post by Szpoti » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:29 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm

as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
I had to consult Dr Google as well in that regard.

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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#16 Post by ghug » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Durga wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:33 pm


Not being allowed to dox people is PC shit?
as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
but yes, this place is a PC shithole
I apologise for restricting your freedoms to sexually and racially harass others.
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#17 Post by Balki Bartokomous » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:45 pm

Ogion wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:57 pm
Fantastic.

I ended up quitting the tournament at PlayDip and i'm never going back there because they fully supported racist and homophobic press. Nice to see Webdip is a much more civilized place.
This is incorrect and absurd. PlayDiplomacy does not support racist and homophobic press.
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#18 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 pm

ghug wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:42 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm
ssorenn wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 pm


as i have yet to ever hear about doxxing, and never run across it before, maybe i dont know what it is
but yes, this place is a PC shithole
I apologise for restricting your freedoms to sexually and racially harass others.
ah, a patronizing prick still, good for you GHUG
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#19 Post by ssorenn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:53 pm

still have no idea what doxxing is, but im going to do it to GHUG for sure
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Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

#20 Post by thdfrance » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:10 pm

It would be like you hacking into my computer and publishing my tax returns or my stash of compromising photos.

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