Blender Artists has grown a lot over the last couple years. It’s one of the key Blender community hubs and definitely one of the most (if not the most) active sites within the community.
For the most part this is a great forum with a lot of positive energy, but over the last few months (and in particular, the last two weeks), things have turned a bit. In a few instances things have become downright “poisonous”.
I’m referring primarily to many of the threads surrounding the Gooseberry Project.
We moderators and admins have been discussing some updated rules for a few months now and feel it’s time to implement (and enforce) them. It should be noted, though, that all of these changes been in discussion for some time and have just been reinvigorated by the recent discussions.
Updated Forum Forum Rules - General Conduct
- No beating a dead horse - Constantly repeating a point, complaint, or otherwise bringing up an issue over and over does not improve the quality of discussion. There are better ways to bring issues to attention.
- No “versus” threads - Rhetorical comparisons of one software over another are not allowed. These bring needless debate that too often becomes contentious. If you wish to empirically compare render engines, modeling features, or something else of the sorts, this can be fine. Just keep it focused on the data.
- No quote battles - Line-by-line arguments, particularly those on semantics of individual sentences do no one any good. These take away from the quality of the thread and discussion. If an issue cannot be resolved in a post or two then it should be taken to private messages, or dropped.
Let’s keep the forums a fun, productive, and positive place for everyone.
As a reminder, it’s our practice to first privately warn users of any violations. If the user continues to push their bounds then we’ll either follow with a second warning or temporary ban.
If you ever feel you’ve been unfairly targeted, or that a moderator/admin is abusing their power you can email via [email protected]