emfrat wrote:There is one forum for the screenshots comp, and another for discussion of the screenshot comp rules.
Unfortunately, it seems there are members determined to destroy anything, if that will upset some other members, and they refuse to recognise that.
I have better things to do with my time than waste it responding to stirrers.
I've grabbed this quote from the screenshot comp thread, as I think I've used my quota of comments there already this month.
Just a couple of points. First, I don't think that there was any firm ruling on 'banter' within the screenshot comp thread, and personally I don't have any problem with it. However I'd be happy to go along with a ban on comments, if and when it was implemented.
Since it is a competition, I'd even accept a certain amount of 'trash talk' in the good old kiwi tradition. However trash talk here will probably breach the rules at some (early) point, so maybe not. But speaking of rules (oh god, here he goes) I've always maintained that the only effective way to deal with problem posts is via the 'report' button on the post. It helps to point out the rule-breach -- "this post breaches this particular rule" -- and then the admin really have to make a yes/no decision.
As I still have moderator status, I see some extra buttons on each post, can someone with a normal membership confirm that you can actually see the 'report' button?
And of course the other option is to start a campaign to ban any comments in the screenshot comp thread. Have at it! Until then I can't promise I won't continue to banter away...