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 A message to you from Mother Duh 
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Just a quickie little announcement about necros that might be expanded with Mod Q/A if anyone would like clarifications on forum rules/etiquette.


Lately (as in tonight when I checked the reports queue for the first time in a week or two) I've seen a lot of reports about necros and people necroing to say not to necro, etc, and I wanted to straighten out what we consider necros.

A necro is NOT:
  • A new post in an old thread. There's nothing wrong with bumping an old thread if you're adding something. This can be as simple as
    Quote:
    Does anyone know how to upconvert this mod to b27?
    or as complex as an analysis of Kantian metaphysics as seen through the lens of the actors in the mod.

A necro IS:
  • A new post in an old thread that is also off topic, badly thought out, or not contributing anything. Common examples of this:
    Quote:
    This mod is awesome! (insert variable number of smilies and lack of reasons why the mod is awesome or what the person likes about it specifically)
    Quote:
    How did you (OP) make this mod? I wish I could mod like you.
    Quote:
    I like pretzels!

The above examples of proper necros should be reported, not replied to. Replying to necros makes me a sad panda, and I do things I regret doing when I'm a sad panda, like write emo poetry about how much my life is meaningless.

Please, for the sake of my dignity, use the little report button at the bottom right of the post and leave it at that. If the forum tells you that the post has already been reported, rejoice! You have even less work to do, as you can simply wait until a moderator takes care of it. You don't even have to type out "necro" into the report text box!

With that done, feel free to ask about any forum rules or practices you may be unclear about. I'll attempt to answer them to the best of my ability.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:30 am
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And now to wait 2 years and post in this thread again.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:49 am
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Lol, I feel guilty because I received a warning for not replying saying to not necro topics, and then this thread appeared.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:29 pm
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Post Re: A message to you from Mother Duh
Yeah, this has been problematic. Turned this into a global announcement, if you don't mind.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:26 pm
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Oooh, global announcement.
Shinies.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:42 pm
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Does it count as a necro to post saying "Does this work with B27?"


Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:55 pm
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Pictures are a requirement as per forum rules.


Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:58 pm
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Post Re: A message to you from Mother Duh
Asklar wrote:
Does it count as a necro to post saying "Does this work with B27?"


Yes, because the lazy-arse necro person could have easily tried out the mod himself.


Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:52 am
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I do believe it is a rule that should be specifically stated, I'll add it to the mods section rules.


Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:29 am
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I've only been advising that since B24. :P


Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:41 am
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I on the other hand will gladly hand you your ass if I see aggrevating a necro by replying to it. So behave.


Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:44 pm
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Duh and Dauss: Good cop, bad cop.


Grif: Even worse cop.


Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:14 pm
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Grif's the off da railz cop, with automatic handgun and cocaine spiced coffee.


Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:40 pm
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So, he's basically Max Payne?


Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:40 pm
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Pretty much.


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