Posts by Sociopathic Sunshine

Let's Share! has (finally) launched! Our first article is a World of Tanks Guide by Enderclaw!

    We allow difficult topics when they have a compelling narrative. The issue with many threads where someone has to ask is the reason behind wanting the topic. Whether they admit it or not, it's sexual more often than not.

    If you have a great story to tell, the admins would probably allow it. If you just "think it's interesting", you should probably steer away.

    Apologies, looks like I lost track of this. I'm assuming you're still having the problem?

    I'm definitely not sure why. It sounds like issues related to JavaScript loading or your session expiring, neither of which should be happening consistently on anything approaching a good. :(

    Rest assured that any crazy important information living in your Conversations isn't permanently lost; we regularly backup FeralFront to an offsite location.

    • Does it do the same thing after logging out and back in?
    • Does it does the same thing in multiple browsers/on multiple devices?
    • Does it do the same thing whether you're using the 'quick access' in the bottom right, or going to the dedicated Conversations page?

    This is the last warning. Stop with the human curse words. This isn't a debate, a question, or otherwise optional.

    Ignoring direction instructions from staff is reason for permanent ban. Multiple staffers in multiple threads have warned members present in this thread, and instructed them to stop. Anyone who continues to use human curse words will be permanently banned.

    When staff come into a thread and give an instruction or provide information based on guidelines being broken, the appropriate response is to follow the instructions/guidelines.

    It was quite clear that Valkyrie, a member of staff, was providing an instruction (in the form of a reminder of a guideline). Baelfire, you in particular have been reminded of this particular guideline on more than one occasion, both publicly and privately. Your reactions have ranged from petulance to simply ignoring the instruction.

    This is your very last warning. Any further petulance, rule breaking, or guideline breaking by you will result in your permanent ban.

    It's difficult to 'disable' templates because they may completely change the way a post looks.

    When it comes to text that's difficult to read, that's something that the creator of the template *needs* to consider. We've got some enforced rules to help make things readable (such as only allowing percentage widths) but other things can't really be reasonably enforced (the contract between a text color and a background color having a particular amount of contrast).

    Sorry D:

    The boards are based on geography. The locations are the basis for the boards. The groups will come and go, but the locations will remain, even from one group to the next. They go first. If you want to see the group names, you can rotate your phone.

    This is a simple situation that has no more unique input to be provided. This thread is being closed. You, in particular, Bravo, need to focus more on actually RPing and less on consistently complaining about things.

    The layout is quite mobile friendly already. The creators put a good deal of care into it. The issue is that you can only fit so much text on the screen of a mobile device, especially one in portrait mode. This is pretty universal across the internet. You're just not going to get that much text jammed into a small space and have it be nice and readable.

    As Ripped Pants has shared, though, you can see more of everything if your rotate your phone into landscape mode. :)

    Spero looked around the camp slowly, taking in the large tree, it's branches intertwining creating paths to travel through the air and little hideaways to live in. He wasn't aware any of the creatures inhabiting this world had both the magic and the knowledge of how to use it to create something like this. Maybe it came from something else? Maybe it was natural? The latter was quite unlikely, but it was a question for another time.

    The fluffastic gray feline nodded towards Eiva, acknowledging both the statements she made, then turned towards Jinx. "Do you want to leave right after we're done eating?" The idea that they were going to be part of the same patrol was a foregone conclusion to Spero. "Speaking of eating..." the lion trailed off. "What you're doing right now is disgusting." He may impassively rip limbs off his enemies and watch languidly as their blood spurts all around, but the idea of eating the raw flesh of most creatures, even these creatures of lesser intelligence, made his stomach queasy.

    Turning back towards Eiva, the scarred protector inquired "I apologize for being ungracious, but do you have anything to eat that isn't filled with blood? Something cooked, or some fruit? Fruit especially." He almost shared his fondness for fish as well, but he knew Jinx would latch onto that and he'd never hear the end of her jokes about 'domesticated kitties' or some other equally inane thing.

    For all the reasons I mentioned above, threads to discuss upcoming potential changes would cause more trouble than just polls. While most of us can probably be reasonable, a minority will always act like shitheads, and get everyone (including the normally-not-shitheads) into a flame war.

    In the case of Traditional, though, 'changes' are few and far between. It is what it is, and not changing it is the whole goal. In the case of Agrelos, having the world live and breath with the community is a big part of the point. Members throwing out different ideas is built right in.

    Moving forward, if someone wants to open a thread and rationally discuss something, they've always been able to. The trouble is that so many of the people who claim to do that just act like obstinate, petulant children. Even so, we do regularly get threads with reasonable people making reasonable suggestions and having (obviously) valid concerns. We've had things come from these types of threads many times. For example, today when accents were brought up and it was discovered that the Erins said that accents (at least one accent for one cat, anyway) existed in the world of Warriors. With that, we went ahead and allowed accents. :D

    Most of what I wrote in this thread is applicable here as well.

    To cover the specifics of this thread, if someone can show us a place in the Warriors books where a cat knows multiple human languages, we'll reconsider. The fact that Warriors was localized into many languages is not that evidence, nor is a reference to a manga where it's revealed that a particular Warrior can pick up on 'dog language' after significant interaction with them.

    Without the aforementioned place in the official Warriors lore displaying otherwise, we're going with no on cats knowing multiple human languages (but yes on accents, since the Erins have stated at least one cat has an accent).

    We will not do polls. I feel I've been very clear on this in the past. Making these kinds of decisions 'by committee' (poll taking, for example) lead to many problems for FeralFront in the past. Time and again they've proven to create drama, be fraught with attempted cheating, and be all around ineffective. They lead to inconsistency, drama, toxicity, and cliques. I've covered inconsistency and drama in the past, but I'll cover the cliques and toxicity bit now (I've covered it before, but not as many times as the rest of it).

    When polls are taken and opinions solicited, it leads (obviously) to interactions about the situation in question. Some people get aggressive and bully others into being quiet. That then brings these people together. Birds of a feather and all that. This causes the loudest and most obvious parts of the community to be real shitheads, emboldened by each others shit-headedness. That's not good for the community in any sense. The vast majority of existing members who aren't shitheads don't feel too comfortable, and new people sure aren't gonna wanna stay. Again, this is one reason of many, not the only reason.

    We stopped taking polls years ago and started being more hardlined on toxicity. Just these two things have improved the general community considerably. This was observed both by staff and at least a couple dozen members who went out of their way to send Conversations directly to staff (which is, obviously, far fewer than the actual number who've been positively impacted). Staff don't make decisions based only on the people who are making the most noise. We especially don't make decisions based on who's complaining the loudest.

    If you want 100% creative freedom, the Other RP section exists solely to provide that. If you want to RP in traditional Warriors where the rules are applied the same to everyone, that's what Traditional is for.

    The way to get things changed is to make a respectful thread with logical reasons, like Snappy has done. Staff are never impressed with "because I want to!" and the words "creative freedom" have lost all meaning with the way people have thrown them around. In this case, staff haven't been convinced that cuss words are the right way to go (to re-iterate, we can't enforce rules when we don't know they're being broken; report problem posts when you see them). My personal opinion on them being a lazy device for displaying emotion aside, they're not canon and they're not true to Warriors. In Warriors, the cats would use any of the rather interesting terms that exist in-world (Ex) You're fox dung! I'll turn your mouth into a dirtplace if you mess with us!) rather than using human cuss words.

    If someone has logical reasons why something should be different, they should feel free to present them respectfully as Snappy has done. Staff are far more convinced by calm, rational requests than whining or demanding polls (as polls will never be a regular thing on FeralFront, especially in Traditional). Traditional will always be a tougher place to convince staff to make change, but it's not impossible. Though the place to try and make the world our own via group decisions is in the main Agrelos RP.

    I'm going to immediately dismiss any opinions from a Tumblr that starts by childishly insulting someone (me, in this case, thought that isn't new, unique, or interesting). It's a clear display of the integrity the creator has and indicates clearly to me that they have nothing to say that I'll find value in.

    I've covered how taking general votes on things is not feasible, nor even advisable, dozens of times, so I won't be covering it again. In response directly to DarkClan, that's a hold over from many years ago, way back to FeralFront's roots. When the traditional warriors RP was broken back out into its own section, DarkClan was returned with it.

    For all the people who complain about how I'm such a terrible dictator of a human being and don't let anyone do anything, it's the situations where I allow people to say uncomfortable things that those trying to stir up drama attach to. For example, allowing a character with a history of pedophilia to tell their story. In that situation, as is likely obvious to anyone with a touch of sense, staff were never going to allow them to RP out actual pedophilia. Though, obviously, not every story is for every person. In response to that situation, staff added the 'Controversial' tag so people who were RPing difficult topics could add it to their threads, allowing people who'd rather avoid those difficult topics to skip over those threads.

    The updates to the main world of FeralFront were made to create consistency and a unique world for everyone to RP in together. We tried to get input from the leaders of every group/clan multiple times. In the end, we did manage to get unique characteristics for every group's new location, though getting in touch with (and getting subsequent opinions from) some leaders was a bit challenging.

    In addition, as has been stated multiple times, another big driving force behind the world rebuild was to allow everyone to create lore/history as a community via site wide events. We're hoping to get the first of these sitewide events going in the next couple weeks or so. These plots are intended to be stories that add to the history and lore of the new world. Everyone can (of course) choose whether or not to participate, but those that do will help shape the history of Agrelos as it happens. Those who choose not to will be largely unaffected (for example, maybe a new area is discovered, or a new landmark is created, which indirectly affects a character).

    For any roleplay that doesn't fit in the main world, we have the Other RP section where pretty much anything goes (non X rated, obviously).

    As for those people who get 'silenced', such happens because they're acting like an ass and/or (normally and) trying to stir up drama. I don't really care what you have to say if you're acting like a toxic shithead. Only two scenarios exist when someone's acting like a toxic shithead. 1) They know they're acting like a toxic shithead. In this case, I don't want them on FeralFront. 2) They don't know they're acting like a toxic shithead and are just naturally that way (the vast minority). FeralFront is all but guaranteed to not be a good fit for them. It's best for everyone if they go find a place where they can act like themselves and have people accept them.

    And no, in case anyone reading this is a total idgit, I don't support ableism, nor pedophilia. Allowing stories that you find distasteful to be told, or allowing someone to express an opinion that you disagree with, doesn't equate to approval, nor acceptance. Aristotle once said "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." I think most of us are educated enough to understand that you can allow someone else to respectfully say something you don't agree with. If you find it repugnant, you can respectfully say so, and share why. It's when people start name calling and acting like petulant children that it becomes a problem.

    I'll leave the thread up (as I generally do for opinions that are expressed with a modicum of decency) as the OP is allowed their opinion (and it'll let their friends more easily find where they went), but it's being locked.