Jeric

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Jeric last won the day on April 6 2019

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About Jeric

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  • Birthday 10/31/1877

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    Kirin
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    Rarity
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    Scootaloo
  • Best Secondary/Recurring Character
    Starlight Glimmer
  • Best Episode
    Perfect Pear
  • Best Song
    You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
  • Best Season
    7

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    Florida
  • Personal Motto
    Imagine people complexly

MLP Forums

  1. They have been added as : eager : and : devious : Give it some time for them to show on the selection window
  2. They can continue throughout your life. I have them from time to time and I am 43. Most of the time they align with experiences, conversations, or thoughts I have had the previous day. If dreams are your minds way of processing memory for 'storage' this makes a lot of sense.
  3. This argument is really over before it began, because I can’t restrict emoticons or reactions at a forum level anyway. I mean it’s possible with modifications to the source code, but I have better things to do with my time than intervene technically in something that can just be ignored. For consistency sake, I’m not in favor of managing to the exception. A few people who annoy others with emotes doesn’t justify the hours it would take to research, develop, and implement a restrictive system. I mean, I’ll just tell people how I feel when I see over reliance for smugness. For clarification and transparency sake, and since I speak for myself, I have personally shown concern with how debate is currently moderated and how users have conducted themselves. Not all tools are being used as I feel that they should have. I have suggested a temporary closure of debate pit after another Administrator suggested that they might be on board with its permanent closure. Other staff have suggested specific topics be restricted (as we current do have a few banned topics). None of this has been fully vetted or discussed among Administrators or other Moderators. The situation is certainly more fluid. What would make this a non-issue would be taking a step back and everyone not taking every opinion as a personal attack. Schadenfreude is not a death threat, criticism of an organization is not in and of itself racist, and 80% of the reports I see are basically whining. That whining may actually cause several staffers to start reacting. I am not asking for peace and harmony. I’m far to pragmatic for that. But can you all in debate please stop using the report button like a tattle button?
  4. I preferred Nermal before he went to haxor skool
  5. I'll just drop this here
  6. It has been suggested that the forum may be more palatable without one. It exists only to keep hot-button political debate separated from general discussion. Way back when (before I joined the community) it was an attempt to isolate political discourse from general topics. It is, though it finds itself in between a raging dumpster fire that comes with allowing any and all responses, and classical debate. The first doesn't fit this forum's general purpose. The second doesn't have adequate participation as most users here lack the ability to follow one of the accepted formal debate and rhetorical structures. No questioning period, no rule that assertions contain qualified proof, limits on new arguments introducing in rebuttal, etc.
  7. The Federal Government should revisit their position on criminalizing marijuana. Medical uses should be permissible at the State level with Physician Rx. From a moral standpoint, I see no issue with recreational marijuana, and would support a referendum in my State to decriminalize possession. Those are the easy opinions I hold on this issue. The more complicated ones have to do with employers having the right to screen Each argument has an strong counter argument. When the rights of a sole proprietor come into direct conflict with the rights of an individual, and that individual is an actor who has agency over the cause of the action that the employer disallowed ... it is often hard to just go with my gut. It hasn’t been legally tested in any robust way in my country, so limited precedent leaves it up to my personal preference ... and I honestly don’t know.
  8. The technical solutions proposed would be phenomenal, but are not implementable at the moment. As far as changes to the policy, I can address how I instruct the moderation team and how I have handled poor quality posts in the past. I do not, and have never liked, shutting down a topic just because the kickoff was not as well written or as well formed as I would have liked. What defines a well written posts, like most topics in moderation, tends to be difficult to explain. Moderation and Administration has, on numerous occasions, tried to find simple litmus tests to qualify what would constitute a poor OP. Different staffers had different ideas. My personal opinion follows a few very simple to meet 'tests' Is the post constructed in a way that it can be understood? Is there an attempt at communication with others happening? Is the OP a likely troll post? Is it repetitive/generalized/or a simple salutation The status update and blog rule was created during a time and place where we didn't want what amounted to quick strike 'chatty' OP's. Users should not create a topic in General Discussion asking "How is everyone doing today?" We also wanted to avoid massive lists from everyone with their own personal episode/character rankings. These are actually topics that ARE better suited as status updates and blogs. There are also specific topics that you can chat in with a casual drive by hello or rankings. HOWEVER If I am went to the doctor today and he had horrible bedside manner and I created a topic that had the following TITLE : Ugh My Doctor Sucked! Body: Man, just came back from the doc and he just told me stop whining and get off the couch! Seriously? What a jerk! This is the type of topic that would find itself possibly locked with the user told to make it a status update or blog. I have pointed out that we as a forum want traffic. We want people to look at our users content. Status updates are not indexed. Blogs may indexed (just tested this and saw some of mine) be but as you pointed out it is not as visible as a post. That, to me, is besides the point. That example I have up there, has actual conversational value. The topic can take shape as many different, yet interesting, discussions. I could easily reply many ways to that complaint about bedside manner. This is what I would often tell the staff, "This is a salvageable topic". Mods have the ability to adjust the title to match the conversation, and I have encouraged them to actually guide conversation in these topics instead of locking them. I want a conversational forum. Users do not need to write a five paragraph structure to create a discussable topic. I'll relay my thoughts to the team again. What will not be happening is a removal of the rule because there are legitimate reasons it exists. The enhancements discussed within this thread are great ideas, but not something that anyone can commit to at the moment.
  9. @Megas I show that the Subscription is currently cancelled. Did DH or Path fix it for you already.
  10. Moving to Sugarcube since this has to do with an old Fandom YouTuber
  11. Welcome Back, BFFFF! :D

     

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  12. MLPForums and Forum staff have no authority to reverse bans on other services provided, just as admins and mods of other Poniverse sites cannot effect our decisions and processes. We will usually direct you to an Admin there. As that has been done, closing this.
  13. Not going to respond to this just yet, though I want to make it known that my responses above were as a user since I was retired at the time, so my commentary regarding staff tendency to close topics was not a reflection or representation of official policy. Unfortunately, one of the limits to user groups is that it retroactively alters posts made prior to the change in group. To put not so fine a point on my comments — I was not a fan of locking topics solely because of a lack of effort on the OP. I’ll comment further on any possible solutions at a later time. I just wanted to give some historical context to my earlier posts so there wasn’t any confusion.