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kostinaya ([personal profile] kostinaya) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-09-17 09:54 pm
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Mod post: Harassment Policy Clarifications, Anon Functionality

Alright kids.

Quick note before I get started: Please welcome [personal profile] korofel as our third and newest mod on the team. She will be assisting me in keeping up with reports, policy revisions and enforcement, so there will be further posts on policy changes in the coming future. I do plan on adding two to three more mods to the team as I find them.

Now that that's done: You might notice that anon has been turned off; I had stated before that if harassment continued that it would be. I didn’t shut it off immediately because I was concerned about how it would affect anon memes.

What does this mean for the future of anon memes here on Bakerstreet? Well, only time will tell. For now, they will have to be hosted elsewhere. They of course are welcome to be promoted and cross-posted here as always, but at the moment we have no plans to turn anon back on until we believe that anons will use it for its intended purpose within this community. That purpose being for rp within memes (or other stated anon meme uses), not for harassment purposes.

That being said, I would like to also talk about harassment in non-anon contexts. The policy here at Bakerstreet on harassment is going to be similar to what it was for anons. If you are found to be harassing another player on, or in some cases about, Bakerstreet, whether it be in tags, metatags, pms (in direct reference to Bakerstreet threads or tags), etc and it is reported to the mod team, you will receive a warning. If a separate instance of harassment is reported about you after you have received one warning, then you will be no longer welcome in the community, and will be banned.

Again, harassment that is formally reported to the mod team is something we can do something about. We unfortunately cannot take action simply based off of the complaints of anon comms or other gossip channels.

The report post is and will always be anon enabled if anyone needs to reach the mod team, and as always I am open to PMs even if it's via a sock if need be.
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[personal profile] korofel 2014-09-18 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
Hello everyone! I look forward to working with y'all and helping out Modboss! :)
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[personal profile] especiallythelies 2014-09-18 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome, and thanks for taking this on. Thanks to all of you who are stepping forward to keep this place a fun place to post and play.
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[personal profile] teenyoda 2014-09-18 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
The link for the report post is coming up broken.

And welcome new mod.
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[personal profile] thelongcon 2014-09-18 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, and welcome.
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[personal profile] moosechangerpat 2014-09-18 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
No anon? But that means no IC anon questions memes, one of my favorite memes of all on bakerstreet! T_T

Surely there must be another way oh great and merciful mods! I don't know if disabling anon will even stop the problem since people can simply create sock accounts in the first place ;;

Also, welcome aboard new modling o/
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[personal profile] moosechangerpat 2014-09-18 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
I guess I can't exactly blame you guys, I just hope that certain people can clean up their act so the rest of us can enjoy our fun meme times again.
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[personal profile] funwithscience 2014-09-21 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
You can make it as a post on your musebox or another comm, and then drop the link here--it'll be functionally the same thing! :-)

[personal profile] smartassery 2014-09-18 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Looking at the report post, the HUGE majority of the problems in the past month and a half or so seems to stem mostly from one person. Granted there have been some nasty anons, but there's definitely someone there who is being a really shitty player too.

Multiple people have complained about them being pushy and dishonest and repeatedly trying to play with people who have asked them not to tag them by making new accounts. When nothing is being done about said person's terrible behavior and they ignore even the most polite and civil crit I can scarcely blame anons for trying to take things into their own hands.

I am not condoning harassment either here. Some of things said in those posts were definitely out of line. I'm just saying that when there's THAT much there's usually a reason for it and it's not just 'Oh let's make this poor innocent perfect rper sad'.

I'm sure almost everyone knows who i'm talking about and I am just going to urge anyone who has had an issue with their terrible behavior to collect up your evidence and report it on that post the mod has so nicely linked up there. I know I am.
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[personal profile] keet 2014-09-18 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
For the time being until things get resolved I made a community specifically for anon memes at [community profile] fortanon that anyone is welcome to use to post anon memes to if they don't feel like making their own community.