This is not a public forum. While it is in the sense that anyone can sign up, we don't say that this is public in the sense that anyone can come on here and voice anything and everything they want. You don't go to a party and complain to all the party-goers how bad the party is and expect to be able to stay. For lack of better terms, you don't go to someone's house and crap on the carpet and expect not to be ushered out or at least reprimanded.
Next, despite what you may think of the rules, those rules are still the rules here and are the ones that people are asked to abide by. If you don't care for the rules, that doesn't give you an excuse to break them. They are still the rules.
You hit the nail on the head. Yes, it is to silence heavy-handed criticism. No, the forum is not meant to be a welcoming or gathering place for those who want to just voice their disapproval, bemoan any problems they have with the development of the game, or to just outright rant. There is Kickstarter for that -- an unmoderated stream of whatever people want to put there. This forum is not like youtube comments where anyone and everyone can say their piece of mind.Kimny wrote:That said, a forum of a late game establishes that in its forums the very lateness or development style can't be discussed? This is the first time in my life I see a late game trying to forbid people from discussing the lateness of the game or its date release. Or demands "keeping the arguments about lateness to a minimum".
But if that would to become the official position, then just let's all be clear: when someone comes here saying the forum is not too much welcoming to critiques (or is to some only), just let's not complain or deny anymore.
However, despite that, I posted it mostly as a friendly reminder to prevent things from going far off track. We don't just ban people outright for either brushing against or breaking the rules. We'd take it to PM first, we'd issue warnings, we'd lock topics, and so forth. So you are right that this thread has definitely been very civil compared to some of the problems we dealt with in the past, we also don't want to beat a dead horse. The posting of that specific part of the FAQ isn't just for those who are new to forums, but also for veteran members as well.
I apologize if you feel offended over this. I know you never complained about the lateness of the game. If you'd like a bit more in-depth explanation or information, feel free to hit me up over PM. I don't mind going over more or try some other reasoning if you'd like.