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Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007

Extremely good idea imho.

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Stux
Nov 17, 2006

i will enforce it

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


Stux posted:

i will enforce it

welcome to the moderation team stux, glad to have you!

also agreed this is a good idea, I'll research some resources to include

Walla
Sep 17, 2017


NikkolasKing posted:

That's a good idea. Even in my short time as mod I've seen somebody request being banned from a thread due to gambling addiction.

Of course I have no clue about any of this so if the thread does happen, I'd need some help filling out the OP and whatnot.

Maybe just copy the op of the other thread and leave it open for people to add gache specific resources, if such exist.

Lady Radia
Jul 14, 2021

You're gonna have to try a little harder than that.

Stux posted:

i will enforce it

i like ur new av stux :)

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


DRAFT OP, including sections plagiarised from the gambling subforum:

quote:

Many video games, especially mobile games, are built around encouraging spending enormous amounts of money for slim chances at reward, whether through a loot box or gacha system. This can become a compulsion or addiction akin to gambling addiction, and this thread is host to resources for people who feel they have or are at risk of developing a problem.

If you feel it is necessary and would help you, admins can also remove your access to this subforum. Please feel free to PM a mod or IK to make this request. If you don't have PMs, you can also use the email addresses in this post which is kept up to date for current admins and mods.

Many of these resources are taken from the resource thread in the gambling/poker subforum, but I have also included some specifically about video game addiction.

Here is a link to an FAQ on problem gambling put together by professionals.

Something that I want to emphasize here is that no one is immune to all of this:

It's worthwhile to occasionally take stock of your situation and see if it's stopped being about having fun.

If you do think you have a problem, here are some general gambling hotlines you can call to talk to people who can help:

United States
Canada
United Kingdom
Australia

Here are some links to resources on video game addiction and gambling:

Gaming and gambling
What is video game addiction?
Therapists who specialise in video game addiction
Gaming addiction explained

This resource will be updated as needed. If you think you have something to add to it PM a mod and we'll work together on making it as good as it can be.

Feedback welcome.

Metis of the Hallway fucked around with this message at 05:06 on Jul 29, 2022

Stux
Nov 17, 2006

Lady Radia posted:

i like ur new av stux :)

:tipshat:

Fajita Queen
Jun 21, 2012

Thank you Metis, that's a pretty good post.

Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007

Seems good to me, I donít think it needs to be 100% perfect before going up. If thereís better gaming focused resources (beyond the tweaks youíve already made) they can be suggested and edited in but even just the general resources there may prove helpful to anyone who finds themselves struggling.

Booky
Feb 21, 2013

Chill Bug


i think its a pretty cool post metis!! :)

i do think it'd be nice to have more hotlines tho, for people not in those areas

Potsticker
Jan 14, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 102 days!

Metis of the Hallways posted:

If you feel it is necessary and would help you, admins can also remove your access to this subforum.


Looks pretty great overall. Are admins the only ones that can be talked to or can Mods/IKs be contacted to move the issue up the line? It might also help to include a link or email address to these people for people who don't have PMs.

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010

honk honk
College Slice
It would have to be an admin to actually press the buttons but going through a mod might make it easier to get the admin's attention

Stux
Nov 17, 2006

i can get an admins attention

Stux
Nov 17, 2006

cheetah7071 posted:

It would have to be an admin to actually press the buttons but going through a mod might make it easier to get the admin's attention

die


Potsticker posted:

Looks pretty great overall. Are admins the only ones that can be talked to or can Mods/IKs be contacted to move the issue up the line? It might also help to include a link or email address to these people for people who don't have PMs.

die

Booky posted:

i think its a pretty cool post metis!! :)

i do think it'd be nice to have more hotlines tho, for people not in those areas

die

Mode 7 posted:

Seems good to me, I donít think it needs to be 100% perfect before going up. If thereís better gaming focused resources (beyond the tweaks youíve already made) they can be suggested and edited in but even just the general resources there may prove helpful to anyone who finds themselves struggling.

die

The Shortest Path posted:

Thank you Metis, that's a pretty good post.

die

Metis of the Hallways posted:

welcome to the moderation team stux, glad to have you!

also agreed this is a good idea, I'll research some resources to include

die

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


Potsticker posted:

Looks pretty great overall. Are admins the only ones that can be talked to or can Mods/IKs be contacted to move the issue up the line? It might also help to include a link or email address to these people for people who don't have PMs.

That's a very good point! I will add that in.

Dr. Fishopolis
Aug 31, 2004

ROBOT
Metis that looks great, you are the best, better than all the rest.

e: also thank you for your sacrifice, dearest stux

Dr. Fishopolis fucked around with this message at 05:11 on Jul 29, 2022

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


Stux posted:

die

die

die

die

die

die

Your access to the stadia and steam deck threads has been revoked to prevent self-harm. Have a nice day :D

Stux
Nov 17, 2006

such a feat would take at least 4 months of conversing from teh admin enclave. nice try.

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


I have posted the thread. Another QCS success story, thanks everyone for making it happen.

ethanol
Jul 13, 2007



Stux posted:

die

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Du

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Fajita Queen
Jun 21, 2012

Stux posted:

die

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welcome back stux

VG
Aug 18, 2003

Metis of the Hallways posted:

DRAFT OP, including sections plagiarised from the gambling subforum:

Feedback welcome.

This looks really good and I think the idea is a fantastic one. Thank you for stepping up and making it and thank you to Dr. Fishopolis for the suggestion.

Potsticker posted:

Looks pretty great overall. Are admins the only ones that can be talked to or can Mods/IKs be contacted to move the issue up the line? It might also help to include a link or email address to these people for people who don't have PMs.

I can promise I will be around to do this now, as the new Games admin. I am very contactable. If anyone is requiring their access to things being removed temporarily I can help out. I feel very strongly about addiction and the way games can be predatory nowadays and if I can help someone by removing temptation then I absolutely will do so.

Metis of the Hallway
Aug 1, 2014


:O VideoGames!! Congratulations/condolences/all hail our new admin!

Potsticker
Jan 14, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 102 days!

VideoGames posted:

I can promise I will be around to do this now, as the new Games admin. I am very contactable. If anyone is requiring their access to things being removed temporarily I can help out. I feel very strongly about addiction and the way games can be predatory nowadays and if I can help someone by removing temptation then I absolutely will do so.

Thanks and congrats on your adminship.

VG
Aug 18, 2003

Metis of the Hallways posted:

:O VideoGames!! Congratulations/condolences/all hail our new admin!


Potsticker posted:

Thanks and congrats on your adminship.

Thank you very much, both! :) I love Games and just want it to be fun for all. Temporarily removing access to keep people happy is a really smart idea, as are help threads where people can see they can get assistance for things.

Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007

Congratulations VG.
That said, please revert to just modding if admin-ing starts to drive you insane like it has done a number of others, because you're too good a mod to lose to burnout.

ONE YEAR LATER
Apr 13, 2004

Fry old buddy, it's me, Bender!
Oven Wrangler
Rip vg

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012

Let the fools who stand before us be destroyed by the power you and I possess.
Second time's the charm huh

haha what
Sep 7, 2016

ty doc
ty metis
ty stux
ty vg

🙏

ethanol
Jul 13, 2007



haha what posted:

ty doc
ty metis
ty stux
ty vg

🙏

Your welcome

Fajita Queen
Jun 21, 2012

Grats VG

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010

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Good work everyone

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012

can't believe VG got demoted from his beautiful pink star :negative:

VG
Aug 18, 2003
I need to get the D-Pad back. Maybe I could get it in a pinkier shade of red? Love pink! What a great colour :D


Mode 7 posted:

Congratulations VG.
That said, please revert to just modding if admin-ing starts to drive you insane like it has done a number of others, because you're too good a mod to lose to burnout.

I really appreciate this, you are very kind and I promise I will. :)

kirbysuperstar posted:

Second time's the charm huh

We shall see. We need more admins and I would like to help out.


haha what posted:

ty doc
ty metis
ty stux
ty vg

🙏


ShallNoiseUpon posted:

Good work everyone



ethanol posted:

Your welcome

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010

Finally.,, the first good Admin

Dr. Fishopolis
Aug 31, 2004

ROBOT
it gives me genuine hope for the future of this website that VG is an admin now!

TheWorldsaStage
Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Fishopolis posted:

it gives me genuine hope for the future of this website that VG is an admin now!

Same! VG has never not been great

grieving for Gandalf
Apr 22, 2008
I myself was fucked up for like 18 months after getting an initial COVID infection in March 2020, therefore I hate anyone trying to avoid catching COVID.

:thunk:
vg, are you just over games or can you be contacted for sitewide issues

VG
Aug 18, 2003

Dr. Fishopolis posted:

it gives me genuine hope for the future of this website that VG is an admin now!

TheWorldsaStage posted:

Same! VG has never not been great

You guys are EXCEPTIONALLY kind. Thank you so much. :3:

grieving for Gandalf posted:

vg, are you just over games or can you be contacted for sitewide issues

Primarily Games - (so games and all subs and trad games and all subs) but I absolutely can be contacted for sitewide issues.

If it is a sitewide issue that I can help with then I absolutely will do my best. Or at least I can more easily get in contact with the people relevant and do my best to make sure things are heard and give time frames and work for you.

Also I am not particular smart or knowledgeable about politics and other such stuff, so it may take me longer to understand what the problems are or historical related things are in other sections of the site. I have little experience with a ton of things outside of video games, movies and fiction books but I promise I will be available to attempt to make things right no matter how long it takes me to get to grips with things.

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haha what
Sep 7, 2016

umbasa 🙏

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