Star Citizen changes forum permissions to combat harassment

    
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Star Citizen is cracking down on forum abuse by instituting a new set of restrictions that went into effect yesterday.

CIG changed permissions so that only players who have financially supported the project or who have been gifted a game package can post across the entire forum. Those who do not meet these criteria can still read most of the forums and post in the new “recruiting station” subforum.

“As the project progresses we’re attracting more and more spam and harassment-only accounts, and this action will considerably curb that phenomenon, as well as alleviate much of the resource strain on our volunteer moderators and staff, and ultimately allow us to better serve the members of our community,” Community Manager Jared Huckaby explained.

Source: Official forums. Thanks to Cotic for the tip!
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Accelerwraith 
I know, just don’t care.

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I know the cartoon is a bit late, but still funny..

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Off topic note: In yesterday’s FPS Update post:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/14948-Star-Marine-Status-Update
“It all went as planned! After the long weekend of manual merge
conflict resolutions as well an enormous code review, we are now on a
single dev stream this week! Great news for the overall project. As
someone observed on the forums last week, this means the beginnings of
persistence!

While the merge is done, there are still many challenges waiting to
be conquered. Every day we’re finding blockers, fixing them, and finding
new blockers, but we have both the team and the tools necessary to
persevere, and we’ll be getting into playtest games and iterating on
assets in short order.”
THAT is fantastic news.

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I love how you can tell the exact moment @breetoplay comes online…

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Darkwalker75 bilabueno rioinsignia Of course.

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bilabueno rioinsignia 
“That kind of argument can deceive and mislead a group of fanboys, not a judge.”
Then take CIG to court, don’t just talk about it, do it.

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bilabueno PMSL.  I was waiting for you to say that….
Re:  The “Asylum Playing Cards” project:
http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/hundreds-seeking-restitution-in-crowdfunding-scam/25782488
“Backers were told by Polchlopek through emails and rare updates that the project was “progressing”, and then “we cannot complete the project at this time, or any time in the near future”. The last official update for the project was April 23, 2013.”
And here’s the one where the FTC got involved:
Re:  The “The Doom That Came To Atlantic City” project:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/06/crowdfunding-project-creator-settles-ftc-charges-deception
“He represented in a number of updates that he was making progress on the game. But after 14 months, Chevalier announced that he was cancelling the project and refunding his backers’ money.”
In BOTH cases, the project creators told backers the projects were being ended before the goods were going to be shipped. THEN they were taken to court over failure to deliver the goods.
In other words….those cases have very little relevance to CIG’s situation.   Your argument is therefore invalid.

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rioinsignia bilabueno
“1) Those court cases involved projects that the creators had ended before sending out their goods. ”

No. They didn’t. As you can see, they are delivering the cards to the entire world.

“They are still working on it. ”

They can work forever, as all the companies can work forever in many things and different kinds of business which involves deals with customers. IF they break the deal and the law (in this case, the Fair Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the FCT act, just to exemplify a few), they will be hold accountable and will suffer penalties, no matter if they keep going.

2) I already answered for that. You seem have just ignored. The accountability that you mention is not able to say 100% sure, that they are not deviating the money to other things, is not able to inform you about many many things. If you want to bring that as “accountability” to prove that you are doing the right thing, prepare to pay penalties. That kind of argument can deceive and mislead a group of fanboys, not a judge.

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Vikingr Laws of probability BFTBG asks that many questions, and half of the time they’re not in a position to answer them until much later.  So when they go looking for questions….they find his because there’s just that many of them.