I haven't posted here in a while, but it seems no one is very good at arguing a point. Being that I am the oldest person in Clan Event/Discussion at the moment, I think my opinion does matter, or rather I know how it was like, how it has been like, and how it is like now.
First off, Lol as u die, no that is not true, I have been looking at other forums too, and I haven't been posting here at all. I agree moderation is ridiculous at certain aspects. However, us being the people who are using the forums need to respect the rules that are supposedly moderated by moderators.
We shouldn't be complaining about mods being strict, or following rules to the exact, rather we should be complaining about how mods should re-read the rules and assess their modding style.
I think it can be agreed by both moderators and forumers that moderators do follow the rule to the exact letter. It is not compromised and they are doing what their doing. So don't tell me your not because it has been mentioned in this topic before and the moderator or people arguing for the moderator never disagreed with that point, which means you obviously agree with it.
I will argue the two word posting spam that everyone is always talking about (Congrats Eclipse on win topics). Let's just go take a look at the rules right now and keep in mind we are following the rules to the exact.
So let's go to the rules for spamming:
Now lets define Topic:
Now let's go to the Forum Description for Clan CD
So let's head about this in a relative order, starting at the Forum Description. This is a place where we talk about events, or more vaguely clan-related topics. This will include topics on a clan's victories, defeats, or just events in general. Now being that a topic is a subject of conversation or discussion, a conversation or discussion does not exist with only one person. What is the first thing a sports announcer says to an athlete after the game? Congratulations on the win. What does someone say after a beautiful performance from a pianist? You sounded Great.
These are all phrases that are only 3-5 words long, but it conveys a point to make the performer feel better, and to know that they are appreciated. There is no difference here. You post Congratulations Eclipse to show that they did a good job on their win and they should be proud.
Now lets go back to the rule. First off, there is no rule against 2 or 3 word post, the rules only say one word posts. So please stop with the nonsense if you don't even know the rules. Like I said moderators enforce the rules to the exact letter, and I suppose it is assumed numbers are relative as well. 2 and 3 is not 1. So unless we post Congrats and that is all, we are not breaking any rules. And if you don't think letters and numbers are relative, on the rules, it is spelled out as one. So we can spell out two and three if it is really necessary.
I just explained why it is not meaningless and it actually does convey a point. Thus, saying "Congrats Eclipse" is not against the rules. And I will guess that a counter-argument would be like, a lot of people post just to get post count. Being that I probably won't have the time to follow up on this, I will post an argument to the counter-argument right now. You cannot assume a person's intention behind their post. You'll be just like Jagex, banning everyone assuming that they meant to bug abuse when really, not everyone did. And if you really want to go as far to say that they are doing the right thing, then let me ask you something, don't a lot of people post for post counts? A lot of people go up and down the forum to post in every topic with two sentences, but they do it to get a high post count. I've been here for so long, yet my post count is as low as it is. What is the difference? Everyone goes for post count, but either way assuming is wrong because it makes a you know what out of u and me.
Basic point is, by posting congrats eclipse, we are not breaking any rules, and moderators are just overlooking the rules when they try to use power to enforce nothing on the poster.
Hope this helps everyone out. If you didn't read it, just don't reply because you will not put up a good argument.