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Re: Eka's portal etiquette: Updated! Please read!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:19 pm
by yummyyoungnorski
newenglandee wrote:
Lumesa wrote:
newenglandee wrote:We are not creating in a vacuum. The internet is not a consequence-free zone. You NEED. To HAVE. And MAINTAIN. STANDARDS.


My standards are offended by your wantonly atrocious grammar and elitist attitude.



When did "elitist" suddenly become a bad thing? "Elite" means better than you. Smarter. Stronger. More cultured and intelligent. Don't you WANT others to be "elite"? Don't you, for instance want your PRESIDENT to be an elite? Or your father or mother or the artists or writers you read? Don't you want them to be, to put it bluntly, BETTER than you?

"Ummm...it was just a joke. Is there an objective STANDARD for having a sense of humor? Because if so, you definitely are way below par dude. You might want to work on that. Unnecessary ridicule seems to be how you think people improve themselves, so let me try: YOU SUCK!!! There. Are you any funnier? Or are you still taking yourself too seriously?"

There's standards for types of humor too. You need set-ups and the like. And to know your audience. And to not flub a punchline. Shall I go on?


Thus begins the silliest conversation in the history of the internet (and that's saying something)... Seriously, a pox on both your houses!

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
by sevensix
I see this thread hasn't been active in a while. What's the etiquette on necroposting (in sticky threads or otherwise)?

Second: If you approach someone with an idea, and they receive your message, but they don't reply, at what point is it appropriate to assume that they're not interested and propose the idea to someone else?

Re: Eka's portal etiquette: Updated! Please read!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:26 pm
by Dekkard2
Eka wrote:This is a Etiquette post. The purpose of this post is to explains what we expect from the user on this site.

Please note that quality and standard is not within the criteria of any of our rules, because those are not the purpose of this site. People who join this site, therefore, did not sign up for quality control for individual submission.

If you want to control quality, go to a site where people signed up for it. That is all needed to be said on this topic.

Check our Critiquing suggestion if you wish to be better at making criticism. They will be provided when the artist request them, in the method they expected, and nowhere else.


I was about to say... I thought this site was for everyone who has a vore fetish in some capacity and as a means for everyone to post their art without disdain or bullying.

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:53 pm
by Aces
sevensix wrote:I see this thread hasn't been active in a while. What's the etiquette on necroposting (in sticky threads or otherwise)?

Second: If you approach someone with an idea, and they receive your message, but they don't reply, at what point is it appropriate to assume that they're not interested and propose the idea to someone else?


No idea on the first point.

On the second, if they aren't responding, that sounds to me like an unsolicited request, which is inherently rude and shouldn't be done in the first place. Don't bother artists with unsolicited requests.

Otherwise if they did ask for requests or something, I'd give it a week.


Unrelated to the above quote:
As for the comments demanding some kind of quality control standards, you can all unkindly fuck right off. A community grows and thrives on new users. Furthermore, art is subjective. What constitutes good and bad art is subjective.

Eka has the right idea, because if we demanded some kind of quality assessment, we'd just screw ourselves over long term for no gain in the short term anyway. Look at some of our best artists, then go back and look at the trash they first submitted to the gallery. GEE, HOW DID THEY GET BETTER?

To the mods, forgive the harshness of my tone, but I must speak out against such asinine rhetoric. If it's too much go ahead and edit or delete my post, but I hope you share my opinion that toxic gatekeepers and elitist users should not be tolerated.

I will always support what lets a community grow. I would rather a community lose hundreds of its oldest users than to prevent a fraction of that from being welcome to join in new. The oldfags like me will all be gone one day. If we are not replaced by new talent to grow in our place, the community inevitably dies.

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:48 pm
by Aleph-Null
@Dekkard and Aces,
That discussion is 5 years old.

@sevensix,
Necroing is in general against the rules. The exception seems to be when the posts of the old thread are directly relevant to the new post. For example, a games development ends, and someone necroes to share a link to new development on the same game.

As to the second question, as Aces said, unsolicited messages that could be viewed as requests are not allowed.

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:51 pm
by Aces
Aleph-Null wrote:@Dekkard and Aces,
That discussion is 5 years old.


It's new to me!! :U
also oops lol

The timing of this is just such a coincidence because I was just the other day having an argument similar to this in relation to Vorestation and I had said pretty much the same thing. We used to require applications from all new players, but did away with that as it severely stunted our growth.

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:03 pm
by sevensix
Aleph-Null wrote:@sevensix,
Necroing is in general against the rules. The exception seems to be when the posts of the old thread are directly relevant to the new post. For example, a games development ends, and someone necroes to share a link to new development on the same game.

I only post things I consider relevant to a thread, so (assuming relevance is symmetric) I guess I'm safe. Good to know.

Aleph-Null wrote:As to the second question, as Aces said, unsolicited messages that could be viewed as requests are not allowed.

In what sense? And is "~~ How do I get a commission from you? ~~ / All you need to do is ask!" enough to count as solicitation?

Thanks for the answers (and likewise to Aces).

Re: Eka's portal etiquette

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:13 pm
by Aces
sevensix wrote:
Aleph-Null wrote:@sevensix,
Necroing is in general against the rules. The exception seems to be when the posts of the old thread are directly relevant to the new post. For example, a games development ends, and someone necroes to share a link to new development on the same game.

I only post things I consider relevant to a thread, so (assuming relevance is symmetric) I guess I'm safe. Good to know.

Aleph-Null wrote:As to the second question, as Aces said, unsolicited messages that could be viewed as requests are not allowed.

In what sense? And is "~~ How do I get a commission from you? ~~ / All you need to do is ask!" enough to count as solicitation?

Thanks for the answers (and likewise to Aces).


Requests as in requests for free shit is what I was referring to. Asking about paid commission information is not as much of a problem. That is what they meant by requests. Unsolicited requests, that is begging for free art without the artist having explicitly saying you can do so, is very impolite.