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Forum News / 2 Years Now
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:43:19 PM »
(Thanks to dingotush for reminding me)

Weight Gaming is over two years old now, and with a few exceptions, has been mostly online. We're also getting close to our thousandth member, which is pretty exciting. More over, when I do searches for the forum, I've noticed it being mentioned in more and more conversations around the internet. We might not be huge, but the community is starting to become more well known.

Great job, everyone, from the users to the developers, you've made this place what it is.

Forum News / Outage
« on: December 29, 2017, 12:15:54 AM »
For those unaware, I've been fighting with the service provider that hosts the VPS for the site for the last week. The server would not power on, leaving me with very few options to restore the site. Today, I was finally able to get them to reactivate it. I am sorry for the length of down time and hope this is the last interruption of this severity that we will have to deal with.

That being said, I will like to reiterate that there is a discord server for the site that has been up and running during this whole time, where I was posting updates on the downtime as well as other news, so I would suggest those who haven't joined it to join:

Forum News / User Demographic Survey
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:03:30 AM »
Alright, I wanted to do a quick survey of some very basic demographics on the site. I'd do a more involved survey, but the site's polling tools by default are not that great. So, if you would, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a couple of seconds to pick which of the above best describes you. Its completely anonymous, so no worries about being found out.

If you want, you can respond to this with any other details that you don't mind being public. I'd like to know the breakdown of my user base a little better moving forward with this site.

Look out for another poll involving meetup boards for developers, artists, etc. to get together. I haven't forgotten or ignored that, just haven't had time to circle back around to it.

Thanks again for your participation.

Forum News / Posts Asking For Updates
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:06:12 PM »
Since some people on here are either unaware or just choosing to ignore the rule, posts just asking for an update or a timeline are strongly discouraged and can result in disciplinary actions. These posts do not further discussions. More importantly, developers are not going to just choose to keep updates a secret.

If I see any further messages of this kind, I'm going to start handing out warnings and then suspensions if it continues.

Forum News / Outage and Discord Reminder
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:05:42 PM »
Should be noted that the outage yesterday was due to a problem at the VPS Service Provider level. It appears they were suffering from a DDoS attack, and we were basically caught in the crossfire. At any rate, please remember we do have a Discord Chat where you can come to get updates and such on the server status if its ever in question. Here's the invite link again for any of those of you that don't have it:

Forum Rules / Rule: RP Posts
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
Effectively immediately, all RP posts that do not pertain to a game with established rules are henceforth banned. This forum is meant for the development of games (whether those are video games or tabletops, I don't care), and I feel like the RP board has been a poor fit in various cases as the sessions being carried out on it don't have an actual rule structure associated with them.

You can, if you want, coordinate offsite RP sessions for less structured play. I am fine with someone making a post saying "I'm putting together a session, here's the discord link." However, actually carrying out the session on the forums is not allowed UNLESS, again, the RP is supported by a pen-and-paper rule setup, like Nirulea or Mutants and Masterminds.

Infractions will follow a 2 warning system, after which punishment will be decided by administration accordingly.

In line with this, I am considering removing the anonymous role playing board as it serves very little purpose given the new rule, however I will allow people to discuss this before making the decision.

Forum News / Out to FWA
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:14:33 PM »
I'll be at FWA this weekend with, possibly, limited email/site checking, so please be patient with any problems that arise over the next two days. When I get back, I have a whole slew of things to do to combat spam on the site and various other issues. I'll see you guys all on Monday.

Forum News / Site Not Secure Warnings
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:25:34 AM »
If you've been getting these recently, I'm going to assume you're probably using Chrome (not sure if Firefox has gone full retard yet). At any rate, its because this site does not have https set up, not because the site itself is in any way dangerous. To be honest, I don't particularly feel like dealing with this issue at the moment, and I definitely don't feel like dealing with actually buying the stuff necessary for https. So, for now, either use a different browser (Chrome is terrible anyways) or just ignore the message.

Forum Rules / Rule: Plagiarism
« on: March 08, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
Alright, due to recent events, needing to create a new rule to tackle the issue of plagiarism. Its a tricky subject, as I don't want to stifle community interaction and the exchange of ideas, but blatant usage of someone else's material without credit/permission is unacceptable. As such, here is the new rule:

Any content based/including parts of/uses the structure of another's work requires permission of and must give credit to the original author. In order words, you are allowed to base your content and/or borrow content on/from another author's projects IF and ONLY IF you've been given permission by the author. If they request being credited, you must credit them in some obvious way. Barring any explicit software or open source license being used by the author, if the author revokes permission, then you must remove the offending material from your project. Failure to comply will result in two possible things, depending on my discretion:

*ONE warning and probation, in which most of your forum privileges are revoked while I assess the situation. This means you will be able to view/respond to private messages and reply to topics, nothing more.

*A permanent ban. I take plagiarism very seriously, and if I feel like the person deserves it, they will be removed from the forums indefinitely.

Note that the ban can occur without a warning if I feel the situation warrants it. This will most likely not be the case, but I'm just putting that out there in case someone was unclear.

Now, there is a flip side to this, which is making false claims against another author, stating they have stolen your work when its either unclear, or very clearly not the case. One of the few things worse in my book than a thief is a liar, especially one lying about such a serious claim. As such, the punishment for someone that is undeniably (emphasis on that) lying will be the same. I don't want people to be afraid to defend their work, and I'm not going to treat you like a liar if, for some reason, the evidence fails to convince me that someone has stolen your work, but please only make such claims if you have very good proof supporting your claims.

Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions about this rule.

Forum News / New Global Moderator
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:16:21 AM »
I've gone ahead and deputized Dohavocom, making him our first (and currently only) Global Moderator. I can't always be online to deal with things like spam and such, so I'm entrusting him to dole out punishment for those that break our relatively few rules. I don't foresee any problems (as I trust him to follow the general moderation philosophy this site has abided by for a year now), but if you feel that there's been any overreach with moderation, always feel free to contact me directly.

If we have any non-US timezone peeps, I'd be interested in speaking with you, seeing if you'd be interested in spam duty. Both myself and Dohavocom are in the US, so after hours stuff wouldn't be handled. If you do inquire and I turn you down, please understand that I do not hand these responsibilities out lightly and that it shouldn't be taken personally. Also if you do become a moderator, understand it isn't a job, I won't be mad if I see spam when I wake up, it'd just be for dealing with infractions as you see/feel like it.

Forum News / Archive Board
« on: February 21, 2017, 01:48:26 AM »
Alright, went ahead and moved what appear to be inactive projects to the new archive board. If you're a developer of one of those projects and are still working or think that a project listed as "active" should be moved to the archives, please let me know.

Other Projects / Teaser
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:34:29 AM »


Oh, you're new, ain't yah?

Yeah, you're a Pilgrim, fresh from the tower no less. You ain't even got a face, boy.

Well, tell you what. I can fix you right up. Tell me what you remember...from your other life.

Forum News / Subforums to be up for deletion/archive
« on: January 27, 2017, 11:50:57 PM »
While I don't particularly like the idea, I might consider archiving several subforums that have possibly been abandoned and removing them from the front page. I don't like possibly dead projects showing up, since it gives the impression the site is not being maintained. No content would actually be removed, and would be able to be restored if the content creator came back, and of course I would check with each content creator before actually performing any of the archiving in case there was a misunderstanding.

Now, to be sure, the forums I'm talking about are ones that have not seen activity in several months and/or the content creator has not been seen in a similar span of time. I'll produce a list later this week detailing which subforums I'm talking about, and we'll see how it goes from there.

Forum News / Renewal
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:15:26 PM »
Domain name came up for renewal today, and I decided to not renew it. I hate you all and you all suck.

But seriously, I'm very pleased with the progress these forums have made, the small yet fairly active community you've all built, and the projects that you all churn out. As long as I'm able, I will continue to fund and keep this site running, maybe even expand if it ever comes to that. But for now, everyone keep on doing what you do. The site wouldn't exist without you.

Forum Rules / Rule: Useless Posts
« on: December 05, 2016, 05:16:05 AM »
I've been deliberating on this one for awhile, but I think its time to make a decision.

From now on, the following posts are no longer allowed:

*Posts explicitly asking for an update (use PMs if you want but not posts)
*Posts saying a project is dead (from users, obviously not developers)

These are not helpful posts, they provide nothing to the developer other than frustration, and I frankly don't like looking at them myself. You will get 2 warnings and then an increasingly long temporary ban for each repeated incident. Permabans will be handed out at my discretion if I feel it is necessary.

Now to be clear, the posts asking for an update do not include those directly asking a developer when an update is going to be rolled out on a developer post about new updates that doesn't specify a date. I think that is a legitimate question to ask and potentially helpful for everyone involved. What I do mean are posts like:

"When are you going to update the game?"


"Are there any updates?"

If a developer has updated information, they will give it to you. There's generally not going to be a situation in which a developer has an update and doesn't share it with their users. Therefore, there's no sense in making those posts.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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