CrystalMusic wrote:DuskWill wrote:CrystalMusic wrote:let me make this short and simple:
if one makes a forum post that has nothing negative about it, for example: What is your soul card? Now lets say I said "Guardian Eatos" (which BTW Guardian Eatos is my soul card) so... nothing negative about this right? But all of a sudden someone (whom i will call "ghost") comments: "Guardian Eatos is garbage, you're garbage, quit playing this game"
I believe that comment made by "ghost" should be seen as negative and "ghost" should be penalized for commenting negatively on a post that had nothing negative to begin with.
What should the punishment be? I think a simple 24 hour ban from the forums should do the trick for each offense with a 3rd offense resulting in more "severe" consequences. Maybe this will teach people: "if you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all."
Is this a reflection of the ever increasing academic problem we're living today, where "negative" content that "hurts your feelings" faces censorship?
Also, I find it extremely worrying that you NEED to have your comments to be only positive. That makes you incredibly susceptible to argumentum ad passiones, in which people will win you over if you get spoon-fed "positive" content, and making your critical thinking ruined in the end.
From what i have seen from comments on my posts I believe the following rules are being violated, BUT ill leave that to a judge to decide:
Forum Rule 1: Be mature and respect eachother.
Forum Rule 3. Harassment is not allowed.
And when people post a custom card that contains an image of my face: Forum Rule 6. Don't post other peoples' personal information without their permission. So, According to Section 12 of the Information Privacy Act 2009:
Personal information can be almost any information that is associated with an identifiable living individual. It can include correspondence, audio recordings, images, alpha-numerical identifiers and combinations of these:
- It must be about an individual.
- The individual's identity must be reasonably ascertainable from the information or opinion.
Information does not have to be true in order to be personal information and it does not need to be written down or recorded in another material form, such as a photograph or audio recording. It can be spoken or communicated in another way, for example, by sign language.
The definition of personal information is very broad and it captures a large amount of information.
Examples of personal Information:
- a person's name, address, phone number or email address
- a photograph of a person
- a video recording of a person, whether CCTV or otherwise
Are you sure a person's picture counts as "personal information" though? I ask this because there are plenty of users on this site, including some moderators/judges, whose profile pictures are pictures of real life people they found through google images or whatever.
For example, the user known as TheYugiohSlut has a picture of a half-naked guy in his profile picture, yet nobody's penalizing/arresting him or anything for posting a picture of someone without showing us that he got permission from that person to use that image.
If it's true that pictures count as personal information, why would the admins have rules prohibiting people from sharing personal information without permission and still allow one of their own moderators to be running around on the forums with a profile picture of a stranger?