- Aug 24, 2010
It was a text post on a non monetized platformImp Emissary said:Thank you for being clearer. Also, I don't think you've said anything that would lead to moderation at this time.Mikeyfell said:Shhhhhhhhhh. (There's a hidden meaning in my post)Imp Emissary said:You're being a bit vague. Did this person complain about not being able to advertise, or did they just advertise?
Also, if they protested the rule by braking it and advertising anyway, then they knew the risks, and got what was coming to them.
Sorry for the confusion.The "person" is me (it wasn't a youtube channel though.)
A while back there was a thread about our thoughts on an internet show called RWBY. and I posted a link to a really long review that I wrote about it instead of re typing or copy pasting 10 or so pages of content.
and I got moderatored for "advertizing" even though what I linked to was completely relevant to the thread topic.
I've seen entire threads where the OP is "Go to this link and read the article"
So why is posting an external link only against the rules if I wrote the thing I'm linking to?
(Also if I didn't mention that it was "my review" I was linking to I never would have been found out.
and I also don't really like that "Our content creators are above the law" was added to the Escapist CoC
So when I see Jim making yet another video that condemns the very policy that the Escapist practices I get a little miffed.
Of course I'm not allowed to say any of this, which is why I saw being so vague in the first place.
Anyway, to the grievance that you posted a relevant video of your opinion on a topic, I'd ask if your video is monetized. If so, again, that's why people can't be aloud to post their work on the Escapist without offering payment, or getting permission.
If you're video's aren't monetized, I'm sure that would help your case should you appeal the moderation. The advice I got from a mod was to always appeal.
As for Jim, like I said, because he works here, not just making content, but also as the reviews editor, he gets to advertise his work. It's a job perk.
Jim is following the Escapist's rules. That's why he couldn't show his last Movie defence force on the escapist and had to put it up on his youtube channel (it was for Mallrats if you're interested).
I didn't see anything about content creators being above the law in the CoC.
It isn't censorship to demand payment or to have people ask for permission to post things on a site you own and maintain.
There are ways you can get around this and stick to the rules. You could have written the gist of your video in a post and say that if anyone wanted to see the whole of it, they could ask you for a link through a private message. I don't believe that would be against the rules.
and I did dispute it and it didn't clear
this is the line from the CoC I'm talking about.Regardless of what some of our content creators may say, do or provoke within their videos or articles, this does not give members the ability to act in the same way
There is a line in the CoC
Which directly opposes another line from the CoC"Publicly airing your grievances or mocking and disrespecting either the moderators in their official capacity or the rules will only get you further warnings."
see for your self.Constructive criticism is welcomed; negativity for its own sake is not.
So it's not really about advertizing at all.
(Even though I don't use add block, so techenically every time I load a page they are getting money, so they really shouldn't care what kind of comments I leave. But now I'm just grinding my axe)