Metal Storm - Happy New Year And Some Updates


The team of Metal Storm would like to wish all of you a happy new year. We hope your Christmas has been as good as ours and are looking forward to another year with the best metal community out there.

In terms of New Year's resolutions, we recently updated the FAQ and brought it up to date with some new rules and permissions, especially regarding forum behavior, meme usage and quoting. We have become more and more lenient in the past and still feel that an open community is the best way to go. But a healthy community cannot work without some basic rules. And since the internet is evolving fast, new rules are needed to keep up.

We updated section 1.2 - The rules of posting as follows:

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Please refrain from using pictures to illustrate a point (memes) unless that point is clearly depicted by that picture. Especially we won't allow memes without any written text. If you feel that a picture can contribute to the topic in a funny or informative way, please add some lines to it, explaining your point. Posts not adhering to this will be deleted without warning. As will posts with multiple memes.

When quoting other users, please delete any nested quotes (quotes within quotes) you don't want to comment on. If you feel you need to post a nested quote, please see to it that it doesn't go above four layers of nesting. When quoting posts containing images or videos, please remove all images and videos in your quote unless you are directly referring to the image or video. In these cases, please avoid quoting more than one item at once.


We also changed the rules for submitting guest reviews as FAQ section 4.2 - Guest Reviews Rules & Guidelines will tell you.

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- New releases are reserved for staff reviewers. Guest reviewers must wait 90 days after a release date or 30 days after an official review is published, whichever comes first.

Which means that from now on, guest reviews for popular new releases should get accepted way easier.

We hope you can all live with these new rules and that each of you will do their best to keep this community as friendly and welcoming as it is.


The Metal Storm staff, elites and contributors.
 
Posted: 04.01.2012 by corrupt


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05.01.2012 - 20:41
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Anyone who has a problem with meme rules... this is acceptable:

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I've been doing it for years.

/ true story, haters gonna hate


Meme is relevant and supported by a sentence.
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06.01.2012 - 06:19
selken
Irreligious
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.01.2012 at 20:23

Well, that's the thing that I know pissed some people in the staff. The fact that people call it "strict".
It's not strict at all... People can post all the senseless memes they want in the funny stuff thread, it's there for a reason... But outside that thread, they aren't different than just posting smilies. The rule is actually very flexible, in the case the picture/video has some text/speech... as long as the pic/video with the text/speech on it are enough to make a point... It's fine.

But if it's just a pic/video without any text/speech... You back it up with some words of your own. Somehow some people find that incredibly hard to do which blows my mind.

I mean, few forums have rules like these... anyway like I said, I approve it, I don't use pics in my posts, I'm too lazy to do that, but if I were a memeholic I maybe felt restricted
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06.01.2012 - 09:08
Captain Obvious
Written by BitterCOld on 05.01.2012 at 02:31

Youtube doesn't have mods. Without mods, MS would become Youtube... oh joy wouldn't that be a site worth visiting?


That was exactly my point on my last post. Just think of all the racial slurs, countless trolls, private messages containing death threats, arrow-to-the-knee jokes, endless and redundant metallica vs. megadeth arguments, and entire posts in caps we are saving ourselves from by having said mods.
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06.01.2012 - 18:31
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.01.2012 at 22:19

Written by Bad English on 04.01.2012 at 22:16
Finaly something has been done whit nonc3 sence pic posts like in love tread for example totaly non sence pics

Maybe we should make a rule for typing coherently.


Hey ! Why are you picking on Bad English You know he's got some spelling problems, nothing new here.
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06.01.2012 - 19:27
Kap'N Korrupt
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Written by Guib on 06.01.2012 at 18:31

Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.01.2012 at 22:19

Written by Bad English on 04.01.2012 at 22:16
Finaly something has been done whit nonc3 sence pic posts like in love tread for example totaly non sence pics

Maybe we should make a rule for typing coherently.


Hey ! Why are you picking on Bad English You know he's got some spelling problems, nothing new here.

...and furthermore, if you make that rule here on MS, that exes out a lot of users on here whose first language wasn't English to begin with...remember, this is an ESTONIAN site based in EUROPE...not the United States of Whatever...
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06.01.2012 - 22:14
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
^ Sense of humor fail.
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07.01.2012 - 16:33
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
A huge applause for the MS team for all their hard work in 2011! The new website design as well as the tireless work of the staff/mods this last year have made MS the most visited and respected metal sites on the internet. The site has come a long way since the early days... aaah nostalgia...
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08.01.2012 - 09:39
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Captain Obvious on 06.01.2012 at 09:08

Written by BitterCOld on 05.01.2012 at 02:31




That was exactly my point on my last post. Just think of all the racial slurs, countless trolls, private messages containing death threats, arrow-to-the-knee jokes, endless and redundant metallica vs. megadeth arguments, and entire posts in caps we are saving ourselves from by having said mods.

What is this arrow to the knee stuff anyway? What does it mean?
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08.01.2012 - 10:32
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by M C Vice on 08.01.2012 at 09:39
What is this arrow to the knee stuff anyway? What does it mean?

Play Skyrim.

Or use Google.
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08.01.2012 - 10:41
vezzy
Stallmanite
I used to ask questions that could be Googled in three seconds.

Then I took an arrow to the knee...

(schmuck bait)
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08.01.2012 - 13:21
Milena
Learning To "X"
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Written by Guest on 06.01.2012 at 19:27

Hey ! Why are you picking on Bad English You know he's got some spelling problems, nothing new here.

...and furthermore, if you make that rule here on MS, that exes out a lot of users on here whose first language wasn't English to begin with...remember, this is an ESTONIAN site based in EUROPE...not the United States of Whatever...

I believe Troy's point was that having spelling problems can be cured in 30000 posts
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08.01.2012 - 23:18
ANGEL REAPER
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When quoting other users, please delete any nested quotes (quotes within quotes) you don't want to comment on. If you feel you need to post a nested quote, please see to it that it doesn't go above four layers of nesting. When quoting posts containing images or videos, please remove all images and videos in your quote unless you are directly referring to the image or video. In these cases, please avoid quoting more than one item at once.


Is this because my responses on Darkthrone and vinyl ? cause i can totally stop doing that ...
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09.01.2012 - 03:29
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 08.01.2012 at 23:18
Is this because my responses on Darkthrone and vinyl ? cause i can totally stop doing that ...

It's directed at the general public. Too many times we see quote pyramids that mount to an entire page...
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10.01.2012 - 05:20
Kap'N Korrupt
Account deleted
@Troy Killjoy: I know eh....fuck, those are hard on the eyes...
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10.01.2012 - 14:11
Fredd
Account deleted
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.01.2012 at 22:19

Written by Bad English on 04.01.2012 at 22:16
Finaly something has been done whit nonc3 sence pic posts like in love tread for example totaly non sence pics

Maybe we should make a rule for typing coherently.

Seconded.
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19.11.2016 - 08:56
Maco
Meh
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