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Old April 16th, 2013 (02:43 PM).
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It seems like some recently inducted guys are making too liberal use of their new mod powers.

I'll call him by name: Aerilyn.

He has a nice appetite for deleting posts which he, with all the wisdom granted to him by the gods of internet moderation, deems are "off-topic", although his criteria for what "off-topic" is, is kind of too broad. In the past few days he deleted a post of mine where I stated I was right from the beginning that the Pokémon showed in Smash was Mewtwo's new form, and not a new Pokémon as everyone was saying based on the misleading information by Pokémon.com. Honestly, that was excessive. It was perfectly ON topic and didn't offend anyone.

I've not been his only victim either. The "list" of "post deleted by Aerilyn" is fairly large, just do a search in the XY thread and you'll see.

This forum is not supposed to be as liberal as 4chan, but we're not supposed to avoid walking on eggshells with every post we make.

Just sayin', you know.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (02:49 PM).
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It's easy to stay on topic. One of our main rules on the forum is to not go off topic. People go off-topic and their post gets deleted. Aerilyn is a former super moderator here at PC and I respect him and his opinion. X/Y is a new forum that attracts a lot of people and these new people will go off-topic more often there than elsewhere. He is the only moderator of X/Y so he will of course have a lot of posts that he deletes.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (02:54 PM).
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I'm really beginning to wonder why an entire thread is being made about this when you could've sent a PM to Shivi himself. Making an entire thread causes more trouble than it's worth, and attracts unnecessary attention, whereas I'm sure that sending a PM to Shivi would've clarified any misunderstandings.

But, I can definitely say that there are many posts that do strive off-topic from what they're supposed to be about in X/Y. As Mac said, the post gets deleted, and most people move on. If you feel that your post has been deleted wrongly, then just resolve it with Shivi privately.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (02:55 PM).
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Mac beat me to it. :c

If Shivi believed that the post(s) were off topic, then they almost certainly were. Like Mac said, a major rule is to stay on topic, and if they aren't on topic, then they're off topic. Hence, the deletion.

Also, I don't see what calling the staff out like you did does to help your case. If anything, it makes you look foolish. If you seriously believe that the moderator was in the wrong, PM him or the higher staff. Going public like this is silly, imo. Especially when you're wrong.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (02:56 PM).
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I personally believe that there aren't enough posts being deleted. XY forums is a place that gets off topic very easily because at this point it's almost entirely speculation, so I'm not surprised that there's a lot of deleted posts. Keeping on topic is easy, as Mac said, and as long as you do there's no reason to worry about your posts being deleted.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (03:00 PM).
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Quote originally posted by NecrumWarrior:
I personally believe that there aren't enough posts being deleted. XY forums is a place that gets off topic very easily because at this point it's almost entirely speculation, so I'm not surprised that there's a lot of deleted posts. Keeping on topic is easy, as Mac said, and as long as you do there's no reason to worry about your posts being deleted.
The entire premises of speculation is that it's left up to the user's imagination on what they'd like to see in the games. You can say something in the X/Y Gen Chat thread along the lines of, "well, I hope they include sandwiches in the game, because they include drink items, but not enough food items". It sound silly in concept yes, but in actuality, I believe it would (albeit, strangely) be a viable topic (but I could be wrong). Only if you post something that's directly in contrast with what's being talked about (X/Y Gen Chat thread being /kind of/ an exception) would posts get deleted.

That's how I see things, anyway. xD
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Old April 16th, 2013 (03:09 PM).
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A "I told you so" doesn't warrant a post in the busiest section here - and Aerilyn didn't appear to penalize you for posting that. In the future, contact the moderator in private first to iron things out. If you're still not satisfied with the decision, take it up to a super moderator or admin. There is also the staff feedback thread to post all concerns in, thanks.

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