[QUOTE="charizard1605"] The rules were never stricter. Nor were they ever as ambiguous.charizard1605
trolling is allowed now. calling somebody a troll is allowed now. posting an opinion without fully backing it up is allowed now. how are the new rules stricter?a) They're ambiguous enough to allow 'moderator discretion' for just about anything. Flaming is not allowed. I can't call someone an idiot if they are being an idiot. And any ambiguity in my posts might mean that a mod who is having a bad say sees it fit to give me a moderation b) The new rules come with stricter punishments. By a lot. Even the old ToU wasn't this bad. In this case, not only do you have an uncompromising three strike system, but you've also coupled it with the vaguest ruleset of all time. Don't bother responding, incidentally. You're not going to convince me, especially since I feel all your responses sound like PR mouthspeak at best. If and when you are ready to understand that the punishments for rules are also a part of said rules, then we can have a reasonable discussion, but as long as you continue to make an arbitrary distinction between 'new rules' and 'new punishments,' we're not getting any where.
flaming wasn't allowed before and it used to be a 7 day suspension right off the bat...not even a warning. the new rules aren't even done being hammered out yet so, yes, they are vague. i'm not doing PR. i think the new rules as they've been explained are a little too strict in some areas but overall they are in no way more strict than the older tou which i was very, very familiar with. it's just the "3 strikes in a 60 day period" that makes it seem stricter. there's going to be more moderator oversight this time around and you can always appeal your moderation if you strongly feel that it was a mistake. is it a perfect system? no. is it better than the previous two rulesets? yes.