As mentioned in a post before, I had mentioned going into details about cleaning up Gojipedia in reguards to quality controls with the postings and I would like to clarify things I have noticed and would like to direct attention to along with going over the in forum rules we do have in place.
Responding to trolls,troublesome people, and general pains in the ass:
Probably the reason why addressing the recent issues are important, I have noticed that when it comes to people’s behavior it gets responses, so when it comes to a troll then things get overboard with threats by the troll being meet with threats by users. Trolls feed off that behavior and people who give in feed the troll, and giving him/her satisfaction. Do not feed the troll and go down to there level. Plus keep in mind if you’re wanting to get rid of a person for making threats made against you, that it also looks bad when you are also making threats and acting the same as the troll. Not only that but simply combating a troll through dialogue isn’t going to ban them out of thin air...that’s not how that works.
If there is a troll the response should be to @ mods and admins, you don’t need to say that there is a troll or that a troll is back. We can put the prices together. And yes Andrew has an IP ban, he is barred from even having the ability to make accounts. That being said, gojipedia will not go on witch hunts saying people are Andrew Alts just because it seems that way, assume is a word I want to bring attention because assuming without proof will not even get consideration from me, plus your credibility and integrity will be affected. Unless you know for a fact with evidence that it is Andrew, then the person will go through the process on how we normally deal with trolls,
That being with warnings and a ban on the accounts. IP bans are bans only made in severe cases.
Quizzes and polls and understanding the difference between objective and subjective information.
Recently with the abundance of quizzes, there appears to be a theme I see that needs to be addressed. Like quizzes at school, they are based on information that you learn and are tested on. This information is objective (it’s factual and has evidence, it’s undebatable), not subjective ( based on opinion and interpretation).
Quizzes test your smarts on the facts, you don’t see quizzes with opinions because those are not factual, that’s an opinion and opinions are not universal with everyone, you may think SpaceGodzilla is a cool monster but others think he’s kinda lame. Those are not facts, those are opinions. Expecting everyone to have the same opinion is redundant, and then negates the purpose of a forum where discussions are key, there is no discussion when everyone agrees
Polls on the other hand are asking for people’s input, not for objective truths. This polls are by nature based on subjective opinions on what they prefer based on their beliefs and understandings . Polls could also be used for different ways, voting being on of them.
To clarify let me go over the importance of subjective and objective information.
Exsample of objective information
Gojira was released in 1954.
Toho is the distributor of Godzilla movies.
King Ghidorah is gold in color.
Mechagodzilla is made of space titanium.
Gojira was intended to be a metaphor for nuclear weapons and their dangers to humanity.
Subjective information ( based on opinions and interpretation)
Destoroyah is the best Kajiu.
Godzilla king of the monsters is the best Godzilla movie.
Characters in kajiu movies don’t matter.
Not much to go on here since a lot of you guys are really good about not flooding the forum and I thank you guys for that. For those who are unaware, we have a 3 post per day limit. This is meant to keep it from being flooded and also allows other people’s post to get attention.relies and comments on post are not restricted.
“We are not a Twitter feed”: Random Image and post due to people having nothing to do or just wanting attention for something.
Forums are meant to be for communities for discussions and to express opinions, and show off there dedication and creativity which can be talked about and shared. What it’s not meant for is random postings of your toys playing patty cake with each other just because your bored. Post like that will be deleted because that have nothing of value in conversation and they are low effort postings.same goes to ransoms pictures you find on the internet, posting those are low effort unless it pertains to an idea and discussion. On the same token please do not use the forum to announce your current day situation. I don’t want to find a post like “ good night guys I’m going to bed. “ or “ I just bought a figure and it is going to take a week to arrive”. Most people including myself do not want to hear about the thing you just did at the moment or that you are going bed. If you want someone to care your going to bed, it should be a parent or guardian, not people on the internet.
Memes/ gag post
Simple, post that are just memes are not allowed because of past experiences where that’s all people posted and it was irritating. Memes in replies are however not restricted, but if you spam it then it’s a problem.
VS post / who will win / who is better post : the bane of my existence,
VS post with effort put into it are greatly preferred. Showing monster abilities and even having environment restrictions and such do a lot in making what if scenarios fun. A simple three word post isn’t exactly screaming creative thinking or insightful. Most of these post end up
In being a pick your favorite monster post rather than discussing a monsters abilities.vs post have been a problem in the past as that’s what a lot of people just did...and it was often with the same monsters over and over and over again. Repetition gets old real quick...and that’s why these post require more substance.
Let’s take Final wars Gigan vs showa Ebirah .Many think Final wars Gigan would win a fight because Gigan is there favored monster, and no one is going to vote for Ebirah.
Let’s make it more interesting
Final wars Gigan vs Ebirah in the waters outside Tokyo
Gigan is capable of flight, range weapons,
Gigan’s weakness lies in his rather poor battle strategies and deer in the head like expressions when something goes wrong or unexpected.
Ebirah may be weaker but goes have giant claws to crab and knock opponents with. He’s also is flexible in water.
Because of this it makes you think who would win, and thus leads you to a conclusion, best part is other people will come to different conclusions and then a discussion is made.
Age to join
Wikia states you must be age 13 or older to join, but I have seen users who are younger who show more maturity than a 13 year old. If you are a youngster who can act mature then I don’t see any problems having you here. Welcome !
Creative writings and art
I like to see people’s ideas for movies games and such, I even like seeing peoples own eras they create and timelines they come up with. Please not that you do have the three post per day limit.
I do need to constitute what a story is. Stories are an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.*
(*oxford languages defined definition)
Stories have a plot, they have characters and they have a dilemma or problem that is needing to be resolved.
Stories that are just
“ Godzilla appears out of the ocean and wrecks Japan once again and is attacked by SpaceGodzilla and the two fight and Godzilla wins and goes home
The end “ are not exactly thrilling to read nor the less a story, it’s just a sentence. Please when writing that you make something lengthy, I’m not asking for a novel ( though you can if you want to) Size story. But something with more than just a sentence or even a paragraph. I have issue when it comes to grammar. Please write your story I’m a word document that you proof read and make sure you have a story that isn’t a pain to read. I get grammar isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and that even includes me. And few grammar mistakes will not affect my enjoyment of a story, but if I can’t tell what is happening or can’t understand what is being read, then your story needs work. And please be open to criticism as most of the time it’s done to give advice on improving a story not putting you down.
Art is also accepted ( art created by users not Stollen from google images )just keep in mind that people view art differently as people can say things about it. I will not stop people from expressing opinions.
Shipping & (NSFW)
Shipping is Not banned, but poster be warned, not all fans even support the idea of relationship hookups of fictional characters...especially animals...animals who are the size of buildings and bear the hell out of each other. I will not stop people’s from expressing their opinions on shipping, both good or bad.
Content deemed NSFW is prohibited...no exceptions and no special privileges.
Video content and sharing:
Simple, please don’t make post that are plugs for your YouTube channel. Self promotion isn’t exactly looked at positively. You can share a video you made but please don’t ask people for subs and likes in your post...begging isn’t going to get you anywhere.
If you want to share a video then provide a link, just make sure it’s appropriate.
Upcoming releases and spoilers.
With the upcoming release of Godzilla vs Kong, it’s bound to have excitement, but please realize that other people want to go in with an open mind free from spoilers. When Godzilla and king releases, spoiler warnings will appear to those who haven’t don’t want to come to the forum and have the movie be ruined by discussions. However I will not hold back everyone who wants to talk about the movie after they seen it, if you come to the forum and you actively go into a spoiler talk post on the movie...that’s your fault.
Free speech and expression.
Lastly is this opinions are protected, they
May not be agreed opinions but people are entitled to have them. Keep in mind opinion isn’t facts. Along the line too be aware that having an opinion will generate discussion, some times supporting your view or wanting to disagree.
Mods and admins will not delete post that you disagree with. Those are opinions and a right that’s given to people here, if I do that to one person you do it to everyone...and that’s not fun or cool to do. Discussions come from differences of opinion.
Also swearing is permitted, its free speech. There isn’t a rule saying it’s banned, just don’t harass other users with swearing as that’s just being an ass and no one likes an ass...
Well that pretty much sums up all I wanted to address, if anyone has questions please @ me or write on the message wall, also the community channel is open for people to submit there own stuff to it.