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A Reminder to the Community

Mod MediocrePlanes  3.6 years ago

Hello! Med here with a PSA

As you may have noticed over the past couple of days there has been a "resurgence" of sorts with planes relating to the Youtuber Jelly.
Many of these aircraft are named against the ruling conventions, do not use the tag, or are outright copies. (sometimes all of the above!).

I understand this may be a cause of angst for some users, however you must keep in mind that a fair amount of these users are new to the community- and as a result, they do not know the rules.

Please try to be respectful when commenting on these planes- A simple link to the Rules and tagging the mods is all you should really post. Anything derogatory or hateful is counter-productive.

Don't make these new users' first impressions negative, as this is why they believe we are "haters"

Additionally, and rather importantly, I have seen some users try to take matters into their own hands. I would like to commend their efforts, however I would rather like for them to stop with this practice altogether. Despite their good intentions, they are doing a SIGNIFICANT amount of more harm then they realize!
Instead of only tagging the mods on these rule infringing aircraft (which is the fastest and easiest way to solve any issues), they decided to tag other users.

This "angry mob" (for a lack of a better term) then posts rather hateful comments and makes a large mess of the post. Instead of teaching the users what they are doing wrong, these actions confuse them and lead them to believe that we are being hostile towards them.

In summary-
- Be kind and supportive of new users (if they are doing something wrong, tell them nicely, and link them to the rules! That way, they get a good impression of the community, and are less likely to repeat their actions)
- Tag the Mods, not your friends (Try not to get other users involved- the mods know how to deal with the situation best since they manage the website on a daily basis)
-DON'T POST HATE SPEECH (I know it may be frustrating if someone copies your plane, however you must keep in mind that the other users are human- they have feeling too!)

Example Comment:
Welcome to SimplePlanes!
It appears that this planes is (a copy/not named according to the rules/other) please read the rules at this LINK
Thanks!
@MediocrePlanes/@RocketLL/@TheLatentImage/@Skua

Thanks for reading this post, and please keep SimplePlanes the friendliest community on the web!

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    Goodbye @Jim1the1Squid

    one month ago
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    Sooo, does that mean that every build that has the Jelly tag is banned?

    4 months ago
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    2,594 Jetliner101

    Ah the old days

    1.4 years ago
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    8,503 14ROVI

    @helilover03 lol

    2.3 years ago
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    Somehow before creating an account the rules page should be shown first

    2.7 years ago
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    24.2k kikasshes

    @SkyShot It was on the tournament page

    3.4 years ago
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    23.7k GrimMantis

    @kikasshes its so more people will see it

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    24.2k kikasshes

    This is on the tournaments page

    3.6 years ago
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    6,461 DaKraken

    Sure thing i well follow the rules -_-

    3.6 years ago
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    1,607 Dstroyer101

    Yeah, we should stop acting like those people you meet in the Louisiana swamps (family guy reference) and welcome them with open arms!

    3.6 years ago
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    564 DimOneGuY

    please vote the my creatives I shall be very happy

    3.6 years ago
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    4,761 NovaTopaz

    @junebug123 It's part of COPPA, for many reasons that should be obvious for you. Of course, that age limit doesn't apply if you do it with adult supervision when you create the account and also when you are logged in, but you are still subject to that rule, even so, especially if you blurt out your age in public. Trust me, COPPA can't be enforced on mere suspicion. You would have had to say your age somewhere where the devs/mods could find it before they could even charge you of being underage and enacting the rules of COPPA.

    3.6 years ago
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    1,005 yeaaaaaaaaaa

    Guys help me and teach me i have old version Simple Planes to put a download project on this site and in game say plis download new version on sm !! plis help me guys how to download new version on this game thanks love all soo mouch <3

    3.6 years ago
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    Honestly the whole 13 age thing is stupid if the player\user uses the game responsibly they should be able to. And who would know if they below the age if they are following rules of stating name age or adress

    3.6 years ago
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    15.1k redbear89

    I will try as good as i can do.. Thx.. :)

    3.6 years ago
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    @NovaTopaz okay :( he really wants to

    3.6 years ago
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    4,761 NovaTopaz

    @PhilipTarpley Figured as much. I know about COPPA's general details due to using Wikia for the BSCN RP wiki. I've seen a few run in's with people who were under 13. One was a pretty good member of it that was under 13(said in chat), but he wasn't banned from our wiki because he was mature, certainly above his age, and was an active participant(he's no longer one, but was at the time he was under 13) for a while. Wikia staff got his account banned, though. I was surprised it actually happened, as, if you simply read his posts and his comments in the chat, you'd never really know he was under 13 unless he told you flat out he was that age. It was only a few months before he'd turn 13 as well. This was about a year ago(he made a new account a few hours/a day later? don't remember those details, but he didn't get banned again after that) . Several people got that pass, but the admins on the wiki usually will enforce it, especially if said person say their age and they happen to have very bad and/or rude behavior during their time on the wiki. Otherwise, if they behave themselves, that part of the COPPA is usually not enforced by them, on that wiki, anyway. But it really depends on the administration's rules on how to govern it. Individual wiki's are independent of Wikia's staff, so they can get away with deviating from the rules set down by Wikia if the staff don't actively enforce it. But again, it's different from here. And I understand why you do that. It's usually not good to let people get away with it, as it sets a bad example for you, as it contradicts your terms of service if you did that. Wikia is much different, as you only make that obligation to Wikia itself, not to the wiki's you join unless they also enforce it, which is why the case I said could happen in the first place.

    3.6 years ago
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    @NovaTopaz Thanks, yeah it is COPPA. If someone is 12 yrs/and 364 days old and they mention it...and we see it...they will get banned...we really have no other responsible alternative. It is in the terms of service that you must be 13 to create an account.

    3.6 years ago
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    4,761 NovaTopaz

    @HackingAnonymous Sadly, no. At least according to COPPA, which specifically states you need to be 13 or older to be on a site which has that as part of it's terms of service, which this one does, IIRC. Though, if he/she acts maturely, they can usually get away with being younger than 13, especially if they keep their age a secret to most people. Doesn't help you said his age, though... Not that I really care. If they are a few months off 13 though, they might get a pass. It's up to the devs/mods to decide.

    3.6 years ago
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    @Thesimpleplanesman only if they aren't bast**

    3.6 years ago
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    @VladCelTroll okay, just wasnt shure

    3.6 years ago
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    I agree we need to be nice to new users.

    3.6 years ago
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    If you need help go post something to the forum instead. It's more helpful. (It's next to the airplanes tab) then click new post and start writing @CRJ900Pilot

    3.6 years ago
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    1,777 marcel700

    @FenixAlfa y aagree

    3.6 years ago
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    @FenixAlfa I'm new:(

    3.6 years ago
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