I’ve been on the forums for 2.5 years now…
With a certain irony at this point, it was a dev who urged me to make a forums account.
As someone who never feared a fight or an argument. Some of my time here could be viewed as contentious.
But like anything, with experience comes wisdom. So eventually I learned. I can’t justify my voicing my endless issues with the game by saying it’s to help the community… If at the same time I’m hurting the community with my behavior here. (I’m not perfect, so please refrain from any “what about the recent post” posts) Much to my dismay, this also started including my “bragging” posts. It’s difficult to hold up an accomplishment without possibly causing someone that reads it, to feel down because of it.
Because of that life education. Anything deemed an accomplishment has just been shared on my private server. On discord an individual can easily leave the server or just mute the channel that I brag about my guilds and members on.
This is relevant because 5 days ago I posted about this accomplishment :
3 days later I went to edit that same Recruiting thread and found out I couldn’t anymore. (After being able to for 2 years).
Assumed the best in the admin here and figured it was just a bug. So I made this thread.
Discourse Bug? (Less than 15)
The devs were not at work when I posted this. And I hoped it would get a response when they returned. It didn’t… And that is fine for the most part. It wasn’t a priority issue that needed to be addressed urgently…I get that. But because of the lack of response or answers. I did some research today. I found out that admin or mods can control a time window under which we are able to edit old posts. The default settings is 2 months. So anything within 60 days can be edited. Outside of 60 days only comments can be edited. Or whatever the window is the admin changed this forum to.
Despite those who alleg otherwise, I don’t believe that the world revolves around me. And you can “Illuminati”/dismiss my theory… But you have to at the very least consider the timing to be suspect. Now all of a sudden after at least 2.5+ years… Old posts can’t be edited? This includes titles.
Yes, there’s Recruiting Threads that are older than mine. And yes a lot of guilds make new ones all the time anyway. But they have the choice to create new ones or (at the time) edit old threads. Why force me, or other members, to make a new thread every 60 days? And if there’s an actual legit reason for the change. Then why not make an official post about it? Don’t have the time to make the post? Well, then you also don’t have the time to make the change then.
Scenario A on my theory of reasons for the change.
- Someone complained to the devs that pointing out my thread has over 28k views gives me an unfair Recruiting advantage. Even if thats true. The devs have made it clear they stay out of guild politics. So to change how the forums works because of it is contrary to their very own policy.
Scenario B on my theory of reasons for the change.
- Recently, I’ve been highly critical of the devs and the game. Even to the point that recently it triggered Salty to say on her patch preview “see what happens” in reply to me suggesting she plays the game more before telling folks how easily “life and Death combined with Orbweaver” can be countered. I took it as a joke at the time. But now I’m not sure. So scenario B…B stands for backlash. I pointed out how I enjoy an aspect of the forums and in less than a week that aspect was basically removed. If I can’t edit old posts then my old Recruiting thread becomes practically useless. Which honestly… Just sucks and feels deflating.
Basically… you win devs. Me being a loud speaker of what’s wrong with the game is no longer worth the effort. Not if you’re going to find childish ways to cost me more time. The price isn’t worth the admission.
I’ve prided myself on giving you open and honest feedback in hopes of improvement in Gems of War. But here I am having to raise an issue with an issue that should of never been an issue. Instead of just enjoying the game.
No, I’m not going to quit the forums. But consider me muzzled… because this… is… getting… ridiculous.
(And please, don’t waste my time by saying some BS reasons as to why the change was implemented. Either change it back to “no time limit on editing posts” or don’t. Either way I no longer care how much you frank up your livelihood or upset the community that supports that livelihood.)
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