Discussion in 'Archives' started by Sythe, Jul 10, 2017.
@Sun @Gen @Shin @video - Are you guys still looking for help with this?
We've made a lot of changes since this thread was made, so at this time I would say no we aren't. What has been helpful from users though is taking input through suggestion threads and feedback. That is always welcome
Repeated "I support" = SPAM
The repeated portion of the ruling is obscure in design. I don’t see why there would be a reason for anyone to post “I support/do not support” multiple times in a single thread. The repetition portion of the ruling doesn’t state whether it specifically is directed to a single thread or multiple.
The ruling should be simplified by removing the word “repeated”. I don’t believe anyone should be free to post “I support/do not support” without giving a reason. It is spam, repeated or not.
Thank you for looking into this.
I suggested changing this rule from the original wording several months ago (note I made two suggestions in that thread, but the first 30 or so posts discuss this issue in particular).
Some things to consider:
-No one posts "I support" multiple times in a single thread, but people do post "I support" across multiple threads in rapid succession to farm postcount. This is spam and should be disallowed.
-Staff review suggestions in a group call every month or so. We flip through people's comments when reviewing suggestions and discuss any posts that are particularly important.
-"I support"s are useful for us to get a sense for what the community wants, especially when thinking about a suggestion we personally don't care about very much.
-If we see a whole bunch of "I support"s for something clear and obvious that doesn't really merit an explanation for why you'd support it (e.g. "Remove the X forum because it is inactive"), we want that feedback.
tl;dr - This was changed for good reason and I have no issues with people posting that they support things. We want to encourage feedback in this forum, not discourage it.