Anti Piracy Rules when Posting?

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by SpeedyApocalypse, May 4, 2010.

  1. SpeedyApocalypse

    SpeedyApocalypse Member

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    Whenever I look in the crime and punishment section, half of the infractions and warnings are for piracy related discussion. Many new users that come to this forum do not take the time to read the rules so they do not know about this. I was thinking that we have a bar/message during posts that notifies you about piracy and the Multi Touch Fan rules about this issue. There could optionally be a hide bar, or something along those lines.

    I made a little mockup of what I was thinking:

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    Please share your opinions, I feel that this would eliminate most piracy discussion.
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    well when people first post of piracy they get a warning, if they do it again then they get banned
  3. SpeedyApocalypse

    SpeedyApocalypse Member

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    This would probably stop the first warning...
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No, I don't see this happening.

    If a user doesn't read the rules they will get caught. The report system is very effective.

    Plus, that would scare people away. It scares me away, just from a mockup.

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  5. SpeedyApocalypse

    SpeedyApocalypse Member

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    We don't need the red bolded text ;P
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    New users already get a message that won't go away until they've been here for a week (or have made x-number of posts, possibly both) reminding them of certain things. A warning about piracy discussion is plainly visible, underlined, and in red text.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    But it still happens.

    Which is why we, the staff, are here.
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    SpeedyApocalypse Member

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    Ahh, okay, I was not aware of this. Thanks!
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    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Yup. If they don't read the warning NOW, there's no point to putting it into every post. They ignore it, and they usually get banned if they're not obviously already warned.
  10. Gtamario

    Gtamario Banned

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    Well, I doubt it would be too effective. I think the people posting about piracy are either clueless, which means that they don't think they are posting about piracy onr defiant, which means they won't care

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