Changes to iSketch Rules

Discussion in 'Guides' started by 2.0, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    It was just a suggestion if you happen to come across the science room :)
  2. Stormyy

    Stormyy New Member

    Ah science room yes.
  3. Zenus

    Zenus New Member

    I suppose this is fair. It does make things awkward sometimes though :]
  4. jamesdn

    jamesdn Banned

    Actually, 1p is allowed in the rules, I know as I have been told off by an admin before for voting against it.

    An admin with a type of flower in their name...
  5. NoHints

    NoHints Active Member

    I wouldn't take being warned by an admin as confirmation that something's not against the rules.....

    I've been warned by an admin for voting on someone who was breaking about 3 rules at once. I guess they're all allowed too...
  6. Buffers

    Buffers New Member

    LMAO! I daresay that might cheer the dog up! (Sorry, it had to be said)

    There is no such thing as a omnipotent admin, isketchers have, for a long time, had running 'battles' with admis, for reason justified or otherwise (mainly otherwise, mind you, the cry of, 'I was banned for nothing!' is often just lies). The best way to deal with this is to know who the good ones are and who the 'act first', think later ones are. If you hang around the site enough you'll work out who these are and know who to avoid. That said, they could be sat there in their invisibility cloak waiting to stealth attack you... meh, the game's not costing anything... not asking so much to pay in unwarranted warns, is it? lol
  7. REM.

    REM. Member

    The rules state. Symbols used in grammar,math etc are allowed

    Mathematical formulas are allowed.

    I did a blackboard and showed a math `formula ` for the word Chalk

    Is that okay ??????
  8. Clau

    Clau New Member

    Lets not name names here. Some admins like to stay anonymous. PLease remove that post, anyone or Rem. Thanks.
  9. REM.

    REM. Member

    not actually a secret are they !
  10. Jobe

    Jobe Abministrator

    How exactly are they not a secret? People can play iSketch for years and still not know many Admin names. The reason, because a lot of the existing Admins do not wish to be named. That is their choice. The only way we have to ensure that privacy is respected is by not allowing anyone to name any Admin.

    If you object to this policy then that's your choice but this policy is set by Peter and until otherwise stated will be enforced.
  11. REM.

    REM. Member

    oooohherrr !

    calm down

    All bow to Peter . There are several ist on the internet they are not secret !
  12. jenni939706

    jenni939706 Twirl Princess

    yeah, but the lists dont exist here.
  13. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    There may be several lists on the internet, but a) they don't have to be posted here b) as mentioned, some admins prefer anonimity and c) they're not necessarily all correct anyway

    How is it that members who sign up here, don't care to follow the rules of the site? It always amazes me.
  14. bruehlberg

    bruehlberg New Member

    I can tell you one thing that isn't a secret at all: a lot of players claim to know the names of the isketch admins. Every once a while a "secret" list appears and everyone goes "wooohoooo"! But as far as I could see so far: the lists were never ever complete, they only showed about 20-30% of the real admin names, they sometimes included names that weren't but guesses. Believe me: These lists are crap!

    I can tell that because I AM an admin - and I don't mind telling, since I can't join the game as admin for the moment due to job reasons. Otherwise it is of great respect to not name the admins names. We really try hard to keep iSketch a nice place and we are willing to help, it is sometimes of importance that misbehaving players do not recognize us at first glance.

    So: thank you for contributing to making iSketch a wonderful, unique and clean game!
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  15. REM.

    REM. Member

    I play virtually everyday and it is nt a nice place for many reasons. The most obvious and most unbelievable is allowing people to call themselves FAT**** or SMELLYC*** or some other vulgar obscenity. The rudeness from players is beyond belief the arrogance of players who constantly criticise everyones drawing efforts.

    Play in any room for long enough and someone will spoil the `nice` place.
  16. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    I completely agree with your opinion on vulgar usernames, but unfortunately this is the way that some people are and how they act. This is why iSketch has a voting system; if you are offended by anyone, use your vote. The admins on iSketch can't be in every room all of the time, and they cannot be held responsible for the actions of players, but voting attracts the admins' attention to deal with such troublemakers.

    There's also an /ignore feature, if you feel offended by anything that they say. Some people say that they shouldn't have to use it, but believe me, it has helped me numerous times in the past. Otherwise you could find yourself on the receiving end of a vote by someone else who may be offended by your fighting in public.

    iSketch also has a facility to create your own room, so you can normally avoid such troublemakers by being able to police your own room.

    As bruehlberg said, the admins try their best to keep these troublemakers at bay, so iSketch can be as fun and a happy place for everyone :)
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  17. mortcat

    mortcat New Member

    Along with the suggestions by db, you also have a language filter that you can select under "Settings" that will block all chat and room names containing pre-selected rude names. Since iSketch is a multi-national, multi-language, multi-cultural game we can't block every possible combination of letters that might be offensive, but the language filter is a start.

    And iSketch is a free game in a social setting. Admins (like me!) are there to enforce the rules of fair play. That alone takes up most of our attention. As in any social setting, the decorum of the people is their own responsibility - some people just don't know how to behave in public. The truly rude ones usually get shot down by their peers or escorted to the door when they totally cross the line.
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  18. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit <i>Forum Clock</i>

    Past experience suggests that when a player uses an offensive username (with very few exceptions) they are usually there for trouble and will be booted out before long any way!
  19. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Hehe yes, agreed. I've heard that you can use your vote if you find a username offensive, makes sense really, if you are offended. Make sure you explain why you voted though, it might not be apparent straight away to anyone else in the room.

    Even if their name is Moron (that's what the username changes to if someone tries to log in as "Admin" :xD:) or Moderator, iSketchMod, iSketchMoron, it usually means they're not legit :)
  20. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    Oh I dunno...some morons are pretty legit! Just watch how they behave...they qualify their name, mostly! :lol:
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