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  1. 8 points
  2. Over the course of the past few months, there has been a lot of trigger happy deletion of Facebrowser posts and at times, full FB account bans for content posted on Facebrowser. This is a platform-wide thing, and while deletions/a ban has not happened to my account, it frequently happens to users across Facebrowser. From various discussions between active FB users across different Discords and DMs, there's a consensus that it's detracting from the overall experience and making the site overall more boring. Mainly, there are two demographics that get impacted frequently by this, 1) humour/funny/troll accounts and 2) gang characters. In the first case, sometimes FB shitposts are seen as too inappropriate/offensive/whatever else for the platform, and the posts get deleted, or in some cases, lead to the FB account being banned. In the case of gang characters, they can sometimes post images of guns/drugs and end up getting platform banned for doing so. While it can be justified for a social media platform to want to remove illegal content from their platform, these sort of posts do happen a lot IRL (e.g. social media is heavily used for drug dealing nowadays), and social media companies are not always good at effectively moderating their content. Besides this, leaving these posts up ICly being the norm would mean that gang characters who end up self-snitching on social media end up seeing IC consequences for it - whatever they post online can be used in both police investigtions and in court, just like what happens in reality. As an example of what has warranted FB accounts being banned recently: 1) One user posted a picture of a SAMP model saying they found a picture of themselves when they were younger, leading to a ban: 2) An FB user who's existed for months posted a picture of a monkey without censoring what is censored below, leading to an immediate ban: 3) A recurring troll account, Womanhater, frequently has to remake accounts because they end up getting banned after a few days of making a new account. For the most part what they post seems like a fairly tame parody of sexism which is done by an IC female character hiding behind the account: Besides types of users who get moderated, drama is not always allowed to play out ICly on Facebrowser. At times when users argue over statuses, their statuses end up being deleted and whatever argument was happening isn't allowed to go down. This combined with above leads to FB becoming pretty uneventful, ending up with mostly just photos and fairly "safe" content. Moderation usually ends up being fairly inconsistent, too. At times users can repost something nearly a dozen times and only receive deletions, and at other times a user posting something once or twice can lead to them being banned off the platform. Users who are banned can lose accounts that are several months old and the process of appealing is also fairly unclear. In cases where bans are warranted, it may be beneficial to apply temp bans, and if this is not supported in the site itself, using something like Google Sheets to keep track of bans, like how Property Management/other admin teams keep track of things with similar tools. In general, FB moderation at times feels too excessive and unnecessary. It would be nice to allow a lot more content to play out ICly and not moderate it as much at an OOC level. TL;DR: reduce frequency of post deletion for 1) shitposts and 2) IC illegal activity + moderate drama/arguments less frequently + ban Facebrowser accounts less often.
    4 points
  3. State of San Andreas Official Press Release From the desk of Esme Sheikh, Chief of Communications: For Immediate Release to the General Public: Department of Labor to cease funding for subsidy program: Director of Planning and Special Projects Francis Ernst announced Tuesday morning that the San Andreas State Government will cease funding for the small business incentivization program. Ernst, standing in for the vacancy of the San Andreas Secretary of Labor pursuant to Chapter II, Section I (b)(1) of the Government Accountability Act, recommended the decision after receiving input from relevant stakeholders. The program provided grants to business owners from socially and economically "disadvantaged" backgrounds and women-owned small business programs. In addition, the program aimed to provide subsidies in the fields of manufacturing, warehousing, mining, excavation, electricity generation and power plant operations, custodial work, farming, commercial fishing, logging, landscaping, pest control, food processing, oil field work, waste collection and disposal, recycling, construction, maintenance, shipping, driving, custodial care, retail business, and trucking. However, these subsidies were never distributed. “This was not an easy decision to make, but the consensus of the government was that industries could be better supported by private-public partnerships via state contracts rather than direct subsidies for businesses” Ernst stated. “Furthermore, it is this administration’s philosophy to give ‘hand-ups’ not ‘hand-outs.’ Our primary responsibility is to the taxpayer, not special interest groups. Finally, this program has not been adequately funded by Senate appropriators and would sacrifice precious Department of Labor funding in order to continue.” Effectively immediately, subsidies for the incentivization program will conclude. Notes:: All current and future media inquiries may be directed to the office of Strategic Communications and Outreach at [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] All information contained within this press release is recorded and archived with the State of San Andreas, and can be retrieved via official request. > Comments are disabled
    3 points
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  5. This thread will follow the development of Demian Ulyashin I'm a soldier, a premature war child. I'm a soldier, mother, heal my wounds. I'm a soldier, a soldier of a country forgotten by God. I'm a hero, tell me, from which novel.
    2 points
  6. hol up, did that guy create the doomguy in gta 5, absolute legend. Also im ngl, as a "serious char" the amount of times I scroll through and see shit posts and end up laughing my ass off is too many times. Like people can post screenshots of their "victims" half dead on a floor having been shot or whatever else, but a monke gets someone banned,
    2 points
  7. Hi guys. Welcome to our gallery which will be reserved for eMe roleplay. We mainly plan to venture inside the jail (TTCF) and bring our inmate characters to life. Have a good read.
    1 point
  8. I will give a genuine answer for once. When you make a report, don't write a 3000 word essay about how your character was sipping tea with his sister in law from another mother before the situation took place. Having to read a 2000 word essay just to understand that X killed Y because Y robbed X makes it much harder to handle the report. Secondly, don't let reports reach 6 pages of you going back and forth about how your cat stepped on your router which made you desync and the other person swearing on their crip mafia XIII that it wasn't desync. Post one short response to a short report and trust me, the wait time will decrease DRASTICALLY. Yours truly, Moe
    1 point
  9. Time to put my brown name to work, when reports go down admins do look at them. Sorry nervous if I'm leaking this but admins don't instantly do it because 9/10 times they will consult one another, consult logs if needed and there's normally others who will DM us providing us evidence not included or statements from their POV. Unless your Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, this level of information takes time. Then you gotta factor in those who you are asking for advice from may be busy. Then comes the "real world" factor. They're busy people, think that a lot of them have friends (except @Moe :>) or they have jobs etc which they're also attending. Life comes first, always has and always will. That is why these reports take time. Now another thing people may not know, if your report exceeds a certain timeframe then you will literally get moaned at to get it finished, then asked why it takes so long. Normally when these reports go a long time, its either one of two things, someone's fucked up more than once and admins are trying to dig up where the same incident has occurred, or they are just that unlucky 1/10 who gets forgotten about. Having not been subject to it in recent times, idk if they've changed the process but in my day that's how it tended to happen. Its why I don't think something like this will work, because its literally already in place but the HF (human factor) will always cause some amounts of delay's.
    1 point
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