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10-18-2007, 04:57 AM
<p>we have to take hard criticism to the developers. Where can we go ? </p><p>I would think here. I have however experienced several times that posts containing critical opinions have been moved, locked and or banned from forums and threads here . Yesterday I got Banned for "trolling" on my other account because I was complaining about the delay and the explanation SOE had for not taking GU39 to international server before the german translation was ready . </p><p>But then .. what is this .. Is this letter "trolling " ?</p><p>And if it is how will I or others have the real option to debate anything of essence at any given time ? It feals to me more like cencorship where all negative feedback is put in a bag and deleted never to be found again . </p><p>I have an issue and I need community feedback to see if im alone in it. Where do i have to post, eq2flames ? If that happened and everyone had to do that to get something off their chests it would leave the official forums useless and only interesting to check for gameupdates and other official articles. </p><p>Some of you will undoubtedly just write "troll"  under this post because thats a real funny remark. But I see this as a problem and I feal muted by the moderaters and deprived of free speech .</p><p>Yours</p><p>Bromir</p>

10-18-2007, 05:17 AM
I don't feel censored by the mods or devs at all. I've many times had a less than stellar opinion on something in game that I posted about here, as I've seen many others do. In my experience, if the opinion is posted in a logical, constructive and mature manner, then it's generally allowed. The posts put out in an inflammatory way that are negative are the ones I've seen that tend to be moderated.

10-18-2007, 09:50 AM
In my opinion, there is almost nothing (within the scopes of good taste of course) that can't be discussed as long as you present your self in respectful manner.Often, people let their emotion and passion for a game creep in to their posts and <b>that's</b> where they get themselves in trouble. Posting in a calm, respectful and constructive manner will not only be received much better by the developers, but also your peers.Oh.. and never post "criticism" while drunk either! *tries not to look guilty* XD

10-18-2007, 10:31 AM
The Forum Rules are pretty straightforward:  If your post content doesn't violate the <a href="http://www.station.sony.com/en/termsofservice.vm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOE Terms of Service</a> or the <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=176" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forum Rules</a> <b>-AND-</b> it's written in a courteous, mature manner <b>-AND-</b> it's on-topic for the forum on which you're posting it, you're good.To reiterate:  You can discuss just about any topic as long as you stay within the established guidelines and post it on the most appropriate forum.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />I've found that when I'm particularly fired up about a subject and I feel the need to reply, I compose my message in a word processor or a blank email, then save it and walk away.  After I've had time to cool my jets and calm down, I go back to it, re-read it, and then hack away at it to remove the bits that push the boundaries of common courtesy.  I usually follow it up with a "Whew!  Glad I didn't post <i>that</i>!"We're all human; we all get upset, we all make mistakes, and we all step over a line on occasion.  The good news is that we're all human, and we can control how we react to any given situation.  The key here is to act sensibly and respectfully.And now, a Forum Rules reminder:  If you have an issue with an action a moderator has taken, the forums are not the place to discuss it.  You can PM the moderator who took the action, Echgar, Gnobrin, or Grimwell, any of which will be happy to explain the situation.