The state of the subreddit, and how we’re going to tackle the current status of r/SimCity (self.SimCity)
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As many of you can probably tell, this subreddit has very quickly accelerated to a huge circlejerk representing only hate and disrespect towards EA, Maxis, SimCity, and even just some of the users in this subreddit – which is certainly not what a strategy game subreddit should be about. While there are many legitimate reasons for us to be angry, upset, and for some of us just plain pissed off, we need to keep in mind both Reddiquette and some general respect for not only the opinions of others, but for those who are just doing their job.
We should be focusing more on constructive feedback, general ideas, and discussion. Having the constant reposts of bashing, inappropriate and disrespectful posts and titles, and just complete disregard for any sort of respect has quickly turned this subreddit into something where not only the developers, but just general users have been pushed away from. Users who have posted legitimate questions about concerns, general fixes, or just some ideas for towns or actual discussion have quickly been buried in favor of posts which just follow the general trend of bashing. While this may be okay in other subreddits, I feel that this is not the kind of atmosphere we want in r/SimCity.
Existing posts will not be removed based on this material, but newer posts which do not provide any sort of constructive feedback or general discussion towards SimCity (including excess foul language, abuse towards others, and personal attacks aimed at the team or specific people) has the potential to be removed by me or the other moderators on the team.
- Memes will be removed
- Only constructive posts are allowed: Posts that clearly define the problem ~~and give possible solutions~~. We're not looking for people to fix the game for EA or Maxis, we're looking for respectful reporting methods. Ex: "PSA: The population feature is broken. It's given a false read to the user which can negatively impact gameplay" is much more efficient than "Fuck this game, everything is lying to us this piece of crap" Posts that are pure bashing or don't offer any sensible advice will be deleted.
- Only posts that are directly related to the game, thus excluding general EA bashing, Origin bashing and other things that only attract hate.
- Absolutely NO personal Information. This is not only a rule of the subreddit, but of Reddit itself.
(These rules are holding here for the time being until we can get the subreddit back on track. These points and the general works of the subreddit will be placed up for public discussion where we can all vote and rule out things that we want/don't want to see. Until then, please follow these posting guidelines.)
We will soon be updating the sidebar with some more posting guidelines to help narrow down what we are looking to filter out. While we understand anger due to the new game and behavior that we have received from EA, Origin, and SimCity, we need to understand there are those who are just doing their job and really have no control over the outcome of your conversation with them (obviously this is not the case for all). While posting here, we are going to request some respect from you as a Subreddit. There is plenty of content offering excellent feedback and constructive criticism towards the game – which is exactly what we want.
So we’ve all had our fun, but it’s time we get SimCity back on track. Many users have been reporting abusive posts and messaging the mods about questionable content - It’s important to understand that we take every report and message and read through it thoroughly. Thanks for taking the time to read through and feel free to comment below.
510 comments submitted at 18:34:53 on Mar 17, 2013 by InternetExplorer8