No, it really doesn't, and here's why.NekoDude wrote:But if you're going to decide one or more of these are "over the line" then it needs to be set out in writing. It's not just to prevent people from deliberately being asshats. Some of us really do think things like this are funny and don't hesitate to use them when we think they fit. Other times, it just gets the job done faster and more effectively than trying to toe the line.
First, a hypothetical list of "over the line" stuff would magically go... mostly unnoticed. That's what happens to lists and rules here, if my experience is any judge.
Regardless of the above, those don't prevent people from being asshats, deliberately or otherwise; they just plant an asshattery flag to mark territory, which is a double-edged sword. Considering how low our QUALITY bar is set, we'd rather hope for people to have a modicum of common sense and deal with cases as and if they appear, than try to set a line to toe .
Notice that in our current case I'm not taking issue with the content (much), but rather with the facts that this would make no sense to random unsuspecting people who just happened to wander in and that this kind of thing could be cranked out within fifteen minutes by pretty much anybody.
Since I don't know what people are assuming, I'd also like to point out that nothing happened in this case, my previous post aside. No warnings or bans were given.
We absolutely don't mind if that happens in the process, but we're also most definitely not a forum dedicated to learning writers. Our express intent here is not to teach people how to write, or to draw, or to compose, or to code, or to VN - for one thing, we don't think we are qualified to do that as the amateurs we are, and for another, many of us have no interest in doing it. Our express intent is also not a lot of other things, but we're not gonna write up a thousand things that are not okay when we have already written the one or two that are okay.NekoDude wrote:It takes time, and if enabling the growth of writers is outside your scope, that too should be laid out up front.
Semi-relatedly to the discussion, here's something that happened relatively recently in my country: parts of an art exhibit made out of materials usually considered garbage actually got thrown out with the garbage. I think this says a lot.
This man(?) speaks truth. PROCEED.brythain wrote:This looks as if it could be moving to the Fan Works or Public Discussion level.