ATTENTION: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34

Thread: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

  1. #1
    Can I get an encore? evkl's Avatar Vice-Webmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,629
    Blog Entries
    68

    Default New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Hi all,

    We've had an issue with Teams in social groups. We've mentioned this rule before, but I wanted to codify it:

    "Teams" which involve membership, leadership, and attacking/battling/conflicting with other groups or individuals on these or other forums are not permitted. Any teams which are operating in social groups have 72 hours (until 12:01 Monday morning EDT, 5:01am Monday GMT) to disband and close the social group. Teams which do not comply will have all members infracted for Severe Inappropriate Content. This is an infraction worth 10 points. This is equivalent to an automatic ban, with the length depending on how many existing points you have. Even with zero points, it will lead to a two day ban.

    If you are not sure whether your group qualifies as a Team, please contact a member of the staff as soon as possible.

    We believe that teams are a detriment to the community and provide a hostile environment for those excluded. They can also harass and intimidate other users and groups, and that's something else we want to avoid. If anyone has questions about this policy, please feel free to contact any of the moderators or admins.

    Best,
    evkl and the Bulbagarden staff
    "And we're not gods, we're just hacks."

    blog | twitter | Bulbagraphic

  2. #2
    Paint it black OverlordRuby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Where idiots reign
    Posts
    779
    Blog Entries
    121
    Add OverlordRuby on Facebook
    Follow OverlordRuby on Tumblr

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Which members of the staff should we ask? I would really hate to randomly query someone about this.

  3. #3
    Can I get an encore? evkl's Avatar Vice-Webmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,629
    Blog Entries
    68

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Me, for one. Also anyone listed as a social group mod or admin (that's people in bold italics.)
    "And we're not gods, we're just hacks."

    blog | twitter | Bulbagraphic

  4. #4
    追放されたバカ
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    DISTORTION WORLD
    Posts
    349

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Please enlighten how a team can be hostile. With no disrespect but this is completely absurd! Teams are a fun great RP opportunity no where else on the fourms!

  5. #5
    Hi Rayne's Avatar Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,152
    Blog Entries
    27

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    BattleStar, the hostility can stem from the mere perception of attacking someone. With belligerent terms on the internet, it's never clear cut how intentional verbal abuse can be. Much of the problem with the groups last year led to attack parties getting out of hand and the so called 'roleplay' began spilling out to other social groups and in one circumstance off site. It was never clear what was orchestrated and who would have been attacking/retaliating for getting peeved.

    That open conflict led to massive complaints from users across the whole site. That's not something we can just ignore.

    Even if you can maintain the 'roleplay' this isn't as obvious to other members who take this as a free opportunity to incite pandemonium on other members. While we've worked to allow certain aspects of these teams for the last year, we've unfortunately seen the team groups running into the same critical problems that affect the social stability of the site.

    While social groups can foster a great RP environment, for the particular interests of 'Team' function, boundaries aren't as clear cut in the Social Groups leading to a runaway effect where controls over members are lost and the ability to sustain the Roleplay image devolves into chaos. It is evident they can not be kept self contained for long before they devolve into massive outbursts with user casualties.
    Last edited by Rayne; 15th April 2011 at 09:00 AM.

  6. #6
    True Blue Bomber Megaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Hoenn
    Posts
    1,002
    Blog Entries
    66

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    I have a question regarding the rules about teams. What if a team was created that wasn't feuding with any other teams, and wasn't even about roleplaying, but was just a group of trainers who liked calling themselves a team and doing activities together? For example, if I were to make a group called "The Pokemon Hunters Union" who ran a communal shop, helped each other out with finding rare pokemon, and held internal tournaments, would that be counted as a violation of this rule?
    Banner By Genbeeb

  7. #7
    Hi Rayne's Avatar Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,152
    Blog Entries
    27

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    That is a different type of team and doesn't fall into the same structure outlined above, so that's fine.

  8. #8
    powered by the sun farewell, friend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    1,975

    Follow farewell, friend on Tumblr

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    So does something like this fall under teams?

    Or are you talking about something else?
    I'm the essence of
    daydreamer. time-waster. black and white painter.
    in an upside-down world.
    eyes closed. dreams unfold. ascending realities; open to me.

  9. #9
    sparkl on, dargon slaer Fox Magician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kalos
    Posts
    2,614
    Blog Entries
    2
    Follow Fox Magician On Twitter Add Fox Magician on Google+

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Same question as above, but for Battling Tournaments or leagues, like the Bulbagarden Premier League Round robin style competition where there are fair teams and everything is private.

  10. #10
    Guess Who's Watching... Aladar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    7,375
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    Teams meant just for competitive battling/Pokémon collection and trade etc are not in danger.

    The only Teams we disallow are the RP ones who feud with each other and, as Rayne pointed out, things always devolve into chaos. And not the good one.


    A lone detective takes it upon himself to solve the murder of a young woman, willingly diving into the dangerous web of conspiracies weaved by the feuding mafia families. But after the truth is uncovered, will that city of sin be the same ever again?

  11. #11
    sparkl on, dargon slaer Fox Magician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kalos
    Posts
    2,614
    Blog Entries
    2
    Follow Fox Magician On Twitter Add Fox Magician on Google+

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    I'm safe then, I don't rp at all

  12. #12
    追放されたバカ
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    DISTORTION WORLD
    Posts
    349

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    I say we just turn our heads on the group and only inflict punishment if they get out of hand. I can name at least 50 people who enjoy these groups. And besides the "teams" brought vast people to be involved.

    Also other site have social groups with teams and they do fine.

  13. #13
    Registered User Ivysaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    8,035
    Blog Entries
    120

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    In the past we've allowed them, and their participants had been given several chances to cease the bickering and flaming that'd result from them. No means no.
    3DS FC: 1203-9389-8130

  14. #14
    British Invasion $aturn¥oshi's Avatar Social Media Coordinator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Genderless
    Location
    Hyrule
    Posts
    34,115
    Blog Entries
    99
    Follow $aturn¥oshi On Twitter Add $aturn¥oshi on Facebook Add $aturn¥oshi on Google+
    Follow $aturn¥oshi on Tumblr Visit $aturn¥oshi's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    To add, we are currently working on a formal policy to better structure the rules of the Social Group space.

  15. #15
    Chaos in Thunder Shadow Raikou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Sol-d
    Posts
    3,121
    Blog Entries
    38
    Follow Shadow Raikou On Twitter Add Shadow Raikou on Google+
    Visit Shadow Raikou's Youtube Channel

    Default Re: New Rule Regarding Teams in Social Groups

    could we have one and only team rocket rp group whose role playing activities wont go out of the group? If any member goes out of control for the rp (dont mind user titles "Rocket Elite Grunt" or siggys like that), ban/warn him/her.

    Like:

    Thread - Mission 23: Catch Raichus

    Description: This is the rp thread for mission 23, Catch Raichus for Experiment.

    Boss Raikou and Commander PLC have rocket scientists working on a unlimited electricity project. As you know, Electric pokemon can have unlimited electricity. So we need aleast 100 raichus and experiment.

    Sign up/Play this mission in this thread only.


    And after its completed, thread will be "Mission 23: Catch Raichus - COMPLETED

    and the next mission title "Mission 24: Using Unlimited Electricity: Hijack Rustboro

    I mean come on, we need a rp, or maybe a massive rp for the best villan team.

    if accepted, This should have ranks, or it wont be rocket after all, in the games grunts always ask for "promotion"
    Last edited by Shadow Raikou; 16th April 2011 at 05:16 AM.

    They should make all quadruple Pokemon ride able along with Gogoat.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •