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Is it legitimate to close 3 pages long thread because there was mentioned name of other game once?

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https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/371202/zos-youre-going-to-lose-more-and-more-players-if-you-dont-improve/p1

Just look at this thread. 3 pages filled with constructive thoughts of forum community, over 10 players replying giving their opinions and *BOOM* all of a sudden thread closed.

Claiming it's because of promotion of other games. I went every post backwards to find where was the conversation about other games, and only saw that the OP ( @WhoSlappedThePie ) mentioned a name of a game and noone even talked about this giving 0 attention to it, while mod decided it gives him legitimacy to close entire thread full of peoples ongoing conversations (actually it was closed in the middle of me writing a reply).

Personally I dislike this kind of attitude towards peoples conversation. Don't like the name of the game there? Edit it and remove it. I remember there was a mod who was doing it this way, removing bad parts but leaving people to have their conversation. I would like to see ESO as a strong player not afraid of competition. If we start closing every thread where someone will mention name of any other game it won't bring a positive result in a long run. Leave aside that it shows some kind of fear or weakness.
Edited by Kneighbors on September 13, 2017 3:16PM

Is it legitimate to close 3 pages long thread because there was mentioned name of other game once? 43 votes

Yes, it's the right thing to do.
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Khenarthianitajoneb17_ESOidkactoshWabukylewwefaninked1XxBradeyxXriberion 9 votes
No, I think this is wrong.
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Mate, you are a hero. I'm busy at work right now, so I can't dedicate enough time to creating a new post but I was very close to trying to write this up - just didn't know how to go about it. That's awesome you have my back.

    I thought it was very strange too actually:

    https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/4491840#Comment_4491840

    They said it was a quit post, which it wasn't, the title was: "Zos - You're going to lose more and more players if you don't improve... "

    I mentioned any other game, as an example, to suggest if people are thinking of moving away from the game. I've been playing for 2 years+.

    It wasn't a quit post, it wasn't to mention other games, I just used an example, the overall point of the post was to gauge peoples general happiness and to see where they could improve. It was a 3 page constructive page talking about general improvements etc... to have this response is pretty strange to be honest;

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    While we appreciate constructive feedback, we do not allow quit threads or the promoting of other games. While we understand that you all have many interests outside of The Elder Scrolls Online, these forums are a place to talk about ESO.
    Edited by WhoSlappedThePie on September 13, 2017 3:48PM
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  • OC_Justice
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    I was in the middle of a response when it got closed.
    BOOOOOO!

    I have said it before and I will say it again. These forums are for what moderators want to read, if they don't like it gets closed or moved to another location to be buried.
    Still have that RL pets thread open and what exactly does it have to do with ESO?
    There is no consistency in the moderation of these forums.
    Edited by OC_Justice on September 13, 2017 3:25PM
  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Ok so why don't we move the same content over to this and just don't talk about 1) quitting and 2) another game
    and just keep this to talking about how they could improve, general thoughts of the game, how happy/unhappy you are?

    Very strange.
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  • vyndral13preub18_ESO
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    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.
  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    What do you mean?

    I didn't mention any quitting in this post either, I'm not talking about quitting. The other post is closed with their response.

    I don't think that warrents any kind of ban? I didn't even create this post, I'm just concerned.

    If they think that this is talking about quitting or something then fine, I'll stop. It'll still appear to be pretty lame and I don't quite understand.

    - The main point is that I feel like the game can be improved big time. I'm not quitting at all. I'll say it again... I'm not quitting I'm just concerned that it feels a little stale, which was the overall post.

    1) Haven't mentioned quitting, I'm not quitting
    2) Not mentioning any other games now, don't want to offend you guys. Sorry.
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  • rotaugen454
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    You criticized admin action, und das ist verboten!
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  • idk
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    Yes, it's the right thing to do.
    OP seems to be incorrect in why that thread was closed. It was closed because it was about quitting. Besides, the OP on that thread was making assumptions and from my experience some false statements.

    Edgaiblu vMoL is nothing like the craglorn trials. vHoF is very much different as well and we have a new type of trial coming to live in a couple months.

    As for forming groups to raid, not an issue either as long as your guild has the players. I've been in multiple random guild groups for vMoL and vHoF just during the past week. So groups can be formed for them.

    Granted, he/she is a little salty. Maybe some have left his guild or something making it harder to form a group. As someone who has raised every day but once in the past month I don't see the issues he is bringing up. So looking forward to the new trial.

    BTW. This thread is likely to be closed due to its topic. Poll is certainly pointless since it's Zos' right to choose their forum policies and enforce them.
    Edited by idk on September 13, 2017 3:35PM
  • Turelus
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    If you have questions about thread closures you're best talking to the moderator who closed it.

    Discussing moderation is against the forums rules as it causes a chain reaction of follow up threads debating about the previous threads closure.

    As for the closure of that thread ZOS also said it's because it was an "I'm leaving" or "I'm taking a break" thread which is also against the forums rules. The mods always state why they close a thread so we know.
    Edited by Turelus on September 13, 2017 3:35PM
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  • Mojmir
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    just mention RP or praise/beg them and your post will stay open for eternity.
    Raising floors and lower ceilings by zos standards has created an iron maiden.
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  • THEDKEXPERIENCE
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  • Kneighbors
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    You forget definition of power. Power is in your hands. It's in your wallet. 72 hour ban? You can ban the game outta your wallet forever. But I don't think it's the way to go. The game will succeed much more if it will go hand-in-hand together with its players. I could give you examples of such games but don't want to mention other game's names here as it may give legitimacy to close the poll (although I'm sure the same mod will find it anyway).
  • Fallen_Ray
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    And this one will be closed for criticizing their "rules". Lets face it, these ZOS forum mods think they're running a dictatorship here restricting us into what to say and what not. It's the reason why I hardly comment anymore. And here I thought Nazis were extinct.

    They don't care about the game, forums nor the community only this ----> $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$
    Edited by Fallen_Ray on September 13, 2017 3:38PM
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  • Kneighbors
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    idk wrote: »
    OP seems to be incorrect in why that thread was closed. It was closed because it was about quitting. Besides, the OP on that thread was making assumptions and from my experience some false statements.

    Edgaiblu vMoL is nothing like the craglorn trials. vHoF is very much different as well and we have a new type of trial coming to live in a couple months.

    As for forming groups to raid, not an issue either as long as your guild has the players. I've been in multiple random guild groups for vMoL and vHoF just during the past week. So groups can be formed for them.

    Granted, he/she is a little salty. Maybe some have left his guild or something making it harder to form a group. As someone who has raised every day but once in the past month I don't see the issues he is bringing up. So looking forward to the new trial.

    BTW. This thread is likely to be closed due to its topic. Poll is certainly pointless since it's Zos' right to choose their forum policies and enforce them.

    I see you have a nice opinion which would fit the closed thread. Too bad it's closed now and it would be stupid to continue discuss it here while it's not the subject of the poll.
  • Turelus
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    Kneighbors wrote: »
    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    You forget definition of power. Power is in your hands. It's in your wallet. 72 hour ban? You can ban the game outta your wallet forever. But I don't think it's the way to go. The game will succeed much more if it will go hand-in-hand together with its players. I could give you examples of such games but don't want to mention other game's names here as it may give legitimacy to close the poll (although I'm sure the same mod will find it anyway).
    You're welcome to talk about other games when it's on point. I mention EVE Online all the time as an example of how ZOS could handle security or for comparisons about mechanics which relate.

    The talking about other games rule is more of a "Hey guys GW2 is way better we should go play that" because that's not beneficial to ESO for the forums.
    However talking about how WoW had a good mechanic and how ZOS could maybe get something similar in ESO to improve it is allowed.
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  • Nebthet78
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    No, I think this is wrong.
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    It's not good that your forum mods are getting so heavy handed where they don't take comments in context to what is actually being said and make assumptions to close down a thread because people are voicing their complaints about ESO or citing examples as to why they are leaving. It's actually one of the reasons why people are leaving now.
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  • Biro123
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    The mods have been a bit 'odd' lately

    I had one of my posts removed from a very obvious troll thread for just simply saying that it was a troll thread... yet the nastiness and bickering(guilty as the next man) that was going on in the shiledbreaker thread was allowed to carry on!
    Edited by Biro123 on September 13, 2017 3:42PM
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  • vyndral13preub18_ESO
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    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    What do you mean?

    I didn't mention any quitting in this post either, I'm not talking about quitting. The other post is closed with their response.

    I don't think that warrents any kind of ban? I didn't even create this post, I'm just concerned.

    If they think that this is talking about quitting or something then fine, I'll stop. It'll still appear to be pretty lame and I don't quite understand.

    - The main point is that I feel like the game can be improved big time. I'm not quitting at all. I'll say it again... I'm not quitting I'm just concerned that it feels a little stale, which was the overall post.

    1) Haven't mentioned quitting, I'm not quitting
    2) Not mentioning any other games now, don't want to offend you guys. Sorry.

    I wrote a thread calling wood elves tiny and adorable. In passing I mentioned that a certain streamer may or may not be tiny and adorable. The thread was closed for attacking the community. I pointed out it wasn't and got a 72 hour ban for the trouble.

    I figure if calling wood elves tiny and adorable can end in a 72 hour ban. Anything can.
  • Malacthulhu
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    They can close whatever thread they want for whatever reason it is their medium and that makes it legit regardless if we agree with it or not.
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  • Turelus
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    Nebthet78 wrote: »
    It's not good that your forum mods are getting so heavy handed where they don't take comments in context to what is actually being said and make assumptions to close down a thread because people are voicing their complaints about ESO or citing examples as to why they are leaving. It's actually one of the reasons why people are leaving now.
    I've never heard anyone state they were leaving because ZOS closes to many "I'm leaving threads"

    The mods are doing a fine job and they are much more relaxed than in the past, we actually get a lot more critical and controversial threads stay open now.

    However the thread in question was just someone saying they're leaving (against rules) and what game they were going to play (against rules) and then three pages of us all debating with them.
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  • Kneighbors
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Turelus wrote: »
    Kneighbors wrote: »
    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    You forget definition of power. Power is in your hands. It's in your wallet. 72 hour ban? You can ban the game outta your wallet forever. But I don't think it's the way to go. The game will succeed much more if it will go hand-in-hand together with its players. I could give you examples of such games but don't want to mention other game's names here as it may give legitimacy to close the poll (although I'm sure the same mod will find it anyway).
    You're welcome to talk about other games when it's on point. I mention EVE Online all the time as an example of how ZOS could handle security or for comparisons about mechanics which relate.

    The talking about other games rule is more of a "Hey guys GW2 is way better we should go play that" because that's not beneficial to ESO for the forums.
    However talking about how WoW had a good mechanic and how ZOS could maybe get something similar in ESO to improve it is allowed.

    Actually I care more about other people replies than small points in the OP's topic. Just go through the whole thread. The other game wasn't ever mentioned again and there are many constructive answers people took time to express their opinion. I wouldn't care if Mod would edit the OP's topic post because the thread had already ongoing conversations. Just look at typical "quit" thread. It's always the same, "give me your stuff" "inb4lock" etc... But this thread is different.
  • Mojmir
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    No, I think this is wrong.
    Turelus wrote: »
    Nebthet78 wrote: »
    It's not good that your forum mods are getting so heavy handed where they don't take comments in context to what is actually being said and make assumptions to close down a thread because people are voicing their complaints about ESO or citing examples as to why they are leaving. It's actually one of the reasons why people are leaving now.
    I've never heard anyone state they were leaving because ZOS closes to many "I'm leaving threads"

    The mods are doing a fine job and they are much more relaxed than in the past, we actually get a lot more critical and controversial threads stay open now.

    However the thread in question was just someone saying they're leaving (against rules) and what game they were going to play (against rules) and then three pages of us all debating with them.

    LOL
    Raising floors and lower ceilings by zos standards has created an iron maiden.
    No matter how well you played,when the game is over,the king and pawn go back in the same box.
    Be careful what you ask for from zo$, you always get punished.
    Call me toxic,your the one being slowly poisoned by greed.
  • Turelus
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    Kneighbors wrote: »
    Turelus wrote: »
    Kneighbors wrote: »
    Fight the power! And enjoy the 72 hour ban.

    You forget definition of power. Power is in your hands. It's in your wallet. 72 hour ban? You can ban the game outta your wallet forever. But I don't think it's the way to go. The game will succeed much more if it will go hand-in-hand together with its players. I could give you examples of such games but don't want to mention other game's names here as it may give legitimacy to close the poll (although I'm sure the same mod will find it anyway).
    You're welcome to talk about other games when it's on point. I mention EVE Online all the time as an example of how ZOS could handle security or for comparisons about mechanics which relate.

    The talking about other games rule is more of a "Hey guys GW2 is way better we should go play that" because that's not beneficial to ESO for the forums.
    However talking about how WoW had a good mechanic and how ZOS could maybe get something similar in ESO to improve it is allowed.

    Actually I care more about other people replies than small points in the OP's topic. Just go through the whole thread. The other game wasn't ever mentioned again and there are many constructive answers people took time to express their opinion. I wouldn't care if Mod would edit the OP's topic post because the thread had already ongoing conversations. Just look at typical "quit" thread. It's always the same, "give me your stuff" "inb4lock" etc... But this thread is different.
    Sure, so shoot the mod a message and say "hey would be willing to review x thread for y reasons" and see what they say.

    They've reopened threads in the past, but the thread was very much like the normal "I quit here is why" threads with the exception OP wrote they were close to quitting rather than quitting.

    The OP also has the option to go and create a new thread titled "Do you think we need more trials on a faster delivery cycle?" and stick to that one point rather than throwing around how they might leave or how other games tempt them.

    That way the thread theme all desired lives on and stays on topic.
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  • Rohaus
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    There are other games out there?
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  • idk
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    Yes, it's the right thing to do.
    Kneighbors wrote: »
    idk wrote: »
    OP seems to be incorrect in why that thread was closed. It was closed because it was about quitting. Besides, the OP on that thread was making assumptions and from my experience some false statements.

    Edgaiblu vMoL is nothing like the craglorn trials. vHoF is very much different as well and we have a new type of trial coming to live in a couple months.

    As for forming groups to raid, not an issue either as long as your guild has the players. I've been in multiple random guild groups for vMoL and vHoF just during the past week. So groups can be formed for them.

    Granted, he/she is a little salty. Maybe some have left his guild or something making it harder to form a group. As someone who has raised every day but once in the past month I don't see the issues he is bringing up. So looking forward to the new trial.

    BTW. This thread is likely to be closed due to its topic. Poll is certainly pointless since it's Zos' right to choose their forum policies and enforce them.

    I see you have a nice opinion which would fit the closed thread. Too bad it's closed now and it would be stupid to continue discuss it here while it's not the subject of the poll.

    Besides your false statement in the OP as to why that thread was closed, it's good it was. That OP seemed to blame Zos because he was in a less active guild and used baseless oppinions to suport to.

    Since the thread in question was closed by @ZOS_MikaS they may want to share their thoughts on this subject.
    Edited by idk on September 13, 2017 3:57PM
  • Betheny
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    Is this the mutiny! thread.
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  • riberion
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    Yes, it's the right thing to do.
    It seems very clear to me this was a quitting thread.

    "Anyway, I'm wondering how many people feel like this; how many people have quit recently for other games (Destiny 2, I'm looking at you) because I am very close to quitting and I don't want to."

    I'm sure the mention of leaving for another game was part of it, but both things are very clearly against forum rules.
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