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About Niccum

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    Unelected President of LOTC Ancapistan
  • Birthday 09/22/1996

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    The Order of the White Rose,
    let its memory never diminish.
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    Ulric von Aesterwald

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  1. @admins id like to report selling property of tythusltd from this individual and for personally violating eula by not sharing me my minecraft fantasy cyber extensions
  2. can you really eat too many red baron bbq ribs?
  3. Before you post on this thread, please look at the threads here and here so you are up-to-date with the current changes. I have intended this thread, for all intents and purposes, to provide for a serious discussion on what is being implemented, so that the playerbase is adequately able to understand and respond to what is happening. 1. It is not the points being appealed, but the warnings themselves. Firstly, what is the difference between warning points and warnings? There has been no official change that I have found to denote a difference in these terms, and no system has been revealed to the public to ascertain whether or not both of these things are being recorded. Please fix and define the terminology being used in this system so that way we might know exactly what is being changed. 2. The amount of points earned is the number of months you must wait to appeal your warning. Again, with the flimsy terminology, no one knows what this exactly means. Anyway, based on this, I might be able to conclude that warning points add up to formal warnings used by the FM Team. How many warning points warrant a formal warning, and how many formal warnings does it take to be banned or face other punishment? Furthermore, to address the previous point again, are the warning points permanent even though the formal warnings are not? If so, how does this make any sense? 3. Only one overall forum warning can be appealed at a time. Aside from all of the technical ineptitudes that I have tried to highlight regarding this term, will forum/formal warnings be applied and given value on a case-by-case basis, or is it standardized in some way? If I post two things on the same thread that break forum rules and warrant the amount of warning points to be awarded with some sort of formal warning, will I receive one forum warning or two forum warnings, despite it being in the same instance? 4. Warnings must be appealed in the order they were given. I do not believe this is a sustainable system that will be accepted by the playerbase. If someone has done the time for an action they have committed, why should they not be able to appeal the mark against their name? If they have lesser sentences, why should they not be able to appeal those before trying to appeal a harsher sentence? Instead of giving everything the same punishment, could we not come up with a standardized process for punishing certain actions with certain punishments, and not holding marks against people's names for all eternity "until appealed?" It is not a difficult system to devise, all it takes is a little bit of time and some player input, rather than the closed-door staff dealings that have lead to this recent reform. 5. No warning may be appealed within one month of receiving a new one. The wording on this seems to contradict Point 4 which addressed that warnings must be appealed in the order they were given, unless there is some exception that has not been made public. 6. Verbal warnings will only delay the appeal of other warnings if you have 8+ warning points. Do verbal warnings have some sort of tangible value that result in warning points, which result in warnings, or do I have the system confused still? 7. Verbal warnings can only be appealed if you have had no offenses on the forums in correlation to the reason for your verbal [warning?], in a six months span of time. Aside from the bothering comma splice, what is the value of a verbal warning in comparison to a warning point and a forum warning? If its a lesser offence, why do you have to wait a longer amount of time to appeal it than a harsher warning? Do you appeal the harsher warning and then appeal the verbal warnings one at a time? Can you only appeal verbal warnings one at a time? How many verbal warnings does it take to get a forum warning? Is this on a case-by-case basis or is this standardized somewhere? If it is a case-by-case basis can we still standardize it so we know what to expect, because in my experience I think it is a very bad system to award forum warnings based on how Dohvi feels about yourself on a particular day. 8. All warning appeals must be submitted in the sub-forum, using the correct format. This seems fine, so long as they are viewable the same way ban appeals are so that the playerbase might find out, in a timely manner, any changes to the enforcement of the forum rules, or so that they are publically logged and sorted so that we can go back to them and see if the playerbase would like to amend the forum rules in some sort of way. 9. Forum Restrictions (Alternative punishments such as status restrictions, moderated content, etc.) are to be appealed before warnings. The appeal for the restriction must be accepted before the wait to appeal your oldest warning begins. Again, this seems to be in contrast with points 4 and 5, so I have no idea what is actually the procedure behind appealing warning points. Additionally, is this system set up to where you have to appeal the actual punishment/result of warnings, or are these separate entities that do not necessarily relate to warnings/warning points/verbal warnings? The essential point I am trying to raise is that my personal opinion on this brand new Forum system is worded very flimsily and that new terminology has been introduced that is not well-defined by the average player. I think I’ve done a decent job at alluding to the general ethical problem in creating this system without player input, despite it being implemented to manage player forums. All I ask for now is clear methodology and terminological definition to accompany the changes to the forum management rules. Thank you, Niccum EDIT: After reading back, I realized that there are two different ninth points. I'll put both of the screenshots here and whoever wants to address them can.
  4. These categories of warnings and points are a form of taxation upon the mental state of the players, and hence theft. Hippity hoppity dont take my money or get poppedity

    1. tornado241


      "TAXATION IS THEFT" - Ron Paul

    2. Zhulik


      taxation is inherently theft

    3. Harold


      i dont like them either

  5. i hope you get warning points for posting ooc in the rp section you noob
  6. thats a lie you're like a spy trying to cover up kowaman's ip tracking bread plugins
  7. i mean you're technically a shitposter too dont let your gm status fool you
  8. i was also thinking about applying for wiki team
  9. i didnt even make a modreq, thank you
  10. Minecraft Username(s): Sir_Niccum Age: 20 Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6:00 usually) Skype: jesse.niccum Discord: i actually have no idea Have you been previously banned (be it a forum or server ban) and under what circumstances did you receive this ban?: I have never been banned before, but was nearly banned by SupremacyOps in Athera for having a German accent and for not providing him with the information he wanted so he could ban Zhulik and Shady_Tales. Have you ever received warning points and what actions were committed to receive such points?: I've only ever received accidental warning points. Moderating the forums is a very time dependant staff position. How much time, on average, would you be able to dedicate to moderating?: I can't quote a specific time, but I always find myself browsing the forums so I figured I might be a good fit to help out. What experience do you have using the LotC forums or any forum in general?: I've been a merchant, soldier, guild leader, nation leader, and game moderator during my LoTC tenure, and I have made posts all throughout those five years that I have been on the server. Furthermore, I took the liberty of usurping various FM responsibilities as a game moderator, such as pinning nation posts. What does it mean to be a Forum Moderator, in your own words? What responsibilities does the Forum Moderator have to carry out in order to successfully do their job?: To be a Forum Moderator, in my own words, is to be among the vanguard of LoTC's finest that never could actually make it to retirement on the Game Moderator team. Their job is simple - to stroll around on the LoTC forums and clean it of true degeneracy in the forms of shitposting (literal and non-literal), flaming, trolling, and various flame-bait and troll-mate material. Furthermore, the Forum Moderators are to be the general executors of the LoTC law of the lands (The Rules) and to act as the arbitrators of forum warning points (Gold Stars, as they are called) among disputes. Their power to hide posts, lock threads, and move threads is among the weakest among all the staff teams, yet the most necessary for this elite band of cyber warriors that have, in many cases, fallen from grace. Have you ever held a staff position here on LotC? Do you currently hold any other staff positions? If so, list them and highlight something about the team that you enjoyed/enjoy.: I have only ever held one staff position, that of the Game Moderator. Hippity hoppity get off my property. It is my job as a removed Game Moderator to now apply to the Forum Team to complete the removed Game Moderator stereotype. I think the thing I enjoyed most as a Game Moderator was doing modreqs and lessening the average time needed for them to be answered, only to meet my quota and then watch it all go into flames again. Why should you be a Forum Moderator? What can you bring forward to the team that allows you to moderate and enforce the conduct of the forums?: I should be a Forum Moderator because, other than actually doing the job, I bring the diversity requirement to the team through my Mid-Western American charm and analysis, and if there are no Mid-Westerners on the team, I might feel the need to bring a diversity lawsuit because I was lead to believe that the team of itself is an association of social-justice warriors and all I want for LoTC is social justice. What characteristics do you posses that makes you stand out from any other applicant?: It is a normie and reformed red-pill who now takes the blue-pill so he can get the red tag. It knows that its destiny is with the fallen team known as the Forum Moderators. Are there members of the current Forum Moderation Team that you do not get along with or see a problem with working with in the future? If so, what is it that could hinder your ability to work together. Remember, this is a team and working together is the main foundation of a team.: I can probably work with them all fairly well, but Dovhi might not like me because he doesn't know that I've changed to meet his general requirements. Are there any extra things you'd like to mention?: I make fantastic ribs and rib sauce.
  11. Arminius sits before his children, reading of the news. "It ist as if zhe Canonists vant to start a fight vif zhe West. An Othaman Pontiff named Owyn? Bah."
  12. God I love bureaucracy. Needless to say, Sky hits it pretty spot on.
  13. Ulric von Aesterwald goes to meet Ser Wettlock in the Seven Skies. Ulric von Aesterwald then remembers that Ser Wettlock was probably a dirty Canonist, and goes back to plotting the eternal Waldenian revenge against the Raevir.
  14. Arminius solemnly wonders to himself whether or not Alifer might be of some Waldenian blood, but he cannot bring himself to send a letter.
  15. -1 for implying my gm tenure was not of standard protocol i was as disconnected from the community as any good gm should be