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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

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    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.[/COLOR]
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
[COLOR=darkred]Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

Examples:
So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.




Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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  • Forums could use a comment rating system

    I'd like to see an option to vote up/down comments and an organizational option to view comments by rating implemented on the forum. It is often that I see many ideas which I support but they are lost in 5 pages of bickering or that something is said so perfect I couldn't say it better and just post "'Quote' +1".
    Last edited by liamtranzig; 10-13-2015, 03:39 AM.

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    Originally posted by liamtranzig View Post
    I'd like to see an option to vote up/down comments and an organizational option to view comments by rating implamented on the forum. It is often that I see many ideas which I support but they are lost in 5 pages of bickering or that something is said so perfect I couldn't say it better and just post "'Quote' +1".
    Meh.

    It's going to go through the typical cycles: implement +/-1 system -> people cry about -1s -> end up with only +1 -> system becomes worthless.

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    • #3
      There was one before the RO2 release..... lots of fanboys on the site who will downvote you to insignificance if you criticize any TWI decisions. probably best it is gone.

      But i am not against it.

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      • #4
        Noooo.

        Popularity is not quality, no!
        [URL="http://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/showthread.php?p=1445764#post1445764"]I make flame-fractal art.[/URL]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by clearoutlines View Post
          Noooo.

          Popularity is not quality, no!
          The issue is not black/white. Something can be of good quality and popular... that is even the point of a rating system. However, I understand your point that such a system can easily be abused but it is more a community organization system than anything. The old "most current last" would remain an organizational option. If peoples' feelings get hurt while they post unpopular opinions so be it- maybe they should understand that their opinions are not shared by the majority. Hell, I'd probably be one of them; afterall I like the new akimbo aim and do not want to see Endless mode added.

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          • #6
            Not to mention that people already do rate comments with addition postings that just quote prior postings and add +1 beneath the quote. It helps cut clutter from the forums. I originally wanted to make this a simple poll but I post freq. via mobile & my 5minutes to post a poll were up before I had it done.

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            • #7
              We had a "like/dislike" feature about two years ago. Those were controversial RO2 release times and it ended up with people disliking the developer posts and upvoting people criticising the developers so much that TWI quietly removed it.

              RO Bitter-Veteran. Creator of RO-Kryukovo.
              I support the "RO Devs Classic" mode!11

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rak View Post
                We had a "like/dislike" feature about two years ago. Those were controversial RO2 release times and it ended up with people disliking the developer posts and upvoting people criticising the developers so much that TWI quietly removed it.
                This actually comes as no shock but is a good a reason as any not to use the rating system. TWI gets enough flak just running an Early Access...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rak View Post
                  We had a "like/dislike" feature about two years ago. Those were controversial RO2 release times and it ended up with people disliking the developer posts and upvoting people criticising the developers so much that TWI quietly removed it.
                  BS, people didn't like it and we got rid of it eventually. Simply didn't work.

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                  • #10
                    i thought it just turned into a church of IS2 rating system.

                    also the whole upvoting thing is another example of ****ty web 2.0 imho.

                    Hail and Kill

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                    • #11
                      Bring back the tags instead
                      Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Masta View Post
                        Bring back the tags instead
                        That's what we were all thinking anyways!

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                          Originally posted by liamtranzig View Post
                          The issue is not black/white. Something can be of good quality and popular... that is even the point of a rating system. However, I understand your point that such a system can easily be abused but it is more a community organization system than anything. The old "most current last" would remain an organizational option. If peoples' feelings get hurt while they post unpopular opinions so be it- maybe they should understand that their opinions are not shared by the majority. Hell, I'd probably be one of them; afterall I like the new akimbo aim and do not want to see Endless mode added.
                          All conversation should be linear, Reddit destroys discourse by giving only the first and most popular opinions visibility while actively eliminating discourse.

                          Game developers have more to learn from how actual linear conversations play out.

                          Edit: TWI's straight tellin' it again. Priceless. The industry is too soft and it's watering down the whole hobby.
                          Last edited by clearoutlines; 10-19-2015, 10:59 PM.
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                          • #14
                            I remember the trolling I mean rating system. Didn't work well

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                              lollercoaster
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