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[R] Possible trolling/trollbaiting in the GA

Postby Auralia » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:30 pm

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I think it's pretty clear that the above proposal (and frankly this one from a while back too) is not being made in good faith, for the reasons I describe here. Both were clearly drafted to elicit a particular reaction from a group of people that the proposers evidently hold in contempt.

While both are probably legal under GA rules, I thought they might violate one of the OSRS rules, such as the "trollbaiting" rule, and wanted to bring them to moderation's attention.

Even if they don't violate the rules, I think moderation and/or admin should carefully consider the impact that this kind of behaviour has on GA gameplay.
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Postby Sedgistan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:03 pm

I'm not ruling on a proposal titled "Abortionplexes for All" on April Fool's day.

If it's still around and being seriously pursued in a few days, we can take a look into your report.

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Postby Auralia » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:13 pm

Sedgistan wrote:I'm not ruling on a proposal titled "Abortionplexes for All" on April Fool's day.

If it's still around and being seriously pursued in a few days, we can take a look into your report.


I do not believe the date of submission is relevant in this case.

IA has argued that it is not a joke proposal for the purposes of GA rules. Two members of GenSec have ruled it legal.
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Postby Sedgistan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:17 pm

I do. As I said, ask again in a few days if it's still being pursued.

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm

Any chance we could get a ruling on *my* proposal? It is not active, but I have not abandoned it.

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Postby Auralia » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:42 am

The proposal is still in the queue three days later.
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Postby Auralia » Thu May 21, 2020 2:15 pm

Is any action going to be taken on this?
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Postby Luna Amore » Thu May 21, 2020 4:30 pm

I'm confused what action you would like to be taken? The April Fools version had been replaced by a normal proposal sometime in early April, right?
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Postby Auralia » Thu May 21, 2020 9:04 pm

The "April Fools" version of the first proposal stayed in the queue for days after April 1st, indicating that it was not a joke proposal. In any event, the submission of joke proposals is illegal.

I would like the mods to clarify whether either proposal linked -- at the time when the report was made -- violates the trolling or trollbaiting rule.
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Postby Sedgistan » Thu May 21, 2020 10:36 pm

There is always some leniency for levity around April Fools - that's why the SC saw the dubious "Condemn This Game" - which went and passed.

Neither of the proposals linked look illegal.


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