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Questions, Answers & Suggestions

Postby ObiWan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:49 am

FM Questions & Answers thread

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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby alex1234321 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:05 pm

I know that you can not join consecutive episodes. Do numbered games count as episodes? For example, if I played 10B, would I be allowed to play 10C? Also, if I played in Episode 10, would I be allowed in Episode 11?

Am I allowed to put my role in my signature in an ongoing game that I died in?
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ladd » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:11 pm

alex1234321 wrote:I know that you can not join consecutive episodes. Do numbered games count as episodes? For example, if I played 10B, would I be allowed to play 10C? Also, if I played in Episode 10, would I be allowed in Episode 11?


1. Numbered games do not count as episodes.

2. You would be allowed to play in 10C.

3. No, you can't play in consecutive Episodes.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:45 pm

alex1234321 wrote:Am I allowed to put my role in my signature in an ongoing game that I died in?


No. Everything about the game, needs to be said in the Game thread/Dead Chat. Even if you've already died.
You can tell others in the Dead chat, nothing else.

I would say it is alright, but, other games could have misleading roles/you could flip something that wasn't your role. Or, you could be cleaned.
So, just get in the habit of doing it after the game is over.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Varanus » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:40 pm

Why is only 1 CFM run at a time, especially when a decently large group of the games have weird mechanics anyway?
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Kirize12 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:50 pm

What are your plans for Stalker?
Factional balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because they cause Town to win a disproportionate amount

Strategical balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because there's no reason to use any other strategy

Structural balance - understanding that disabling the Mayor's whispers, despite it fixing whisper games, means that a player can't use a core mechanic of the game and is still bad

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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Metrion » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:58 pm

Varanus wrote:Why is only 1 CFM run at a time, especially when a decently large group of the games have weird mechanics anyway?


We're trying to keep 1 SFM and 1 CFM up at a time and populate the rest with normal games with a NFM and TFM thrown in too. In the past we, especially I (still am), have been over zealous with a fascination for peculiar games. We have placed in affect a quota system as to keep this in check, as well branching out for more feedback for our games.

More CFMs would be great but we don't have the population to run everything at once.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby deferentsheep » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:22 pm

If colored text is illegal in game threads, how can I post my colored percentage read lists?
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:02 am

Will Kleptomaniac and Warlock be moved to experimental roles?

When will the experimental roles become standard?
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:40 am

deferentsheep wrote:If colored text is illegal in game threads, how can I post my colored percentage read lists?


You can't use color in the game threads. You can use it in the FM Discussion section, as long as you aren't trying to act like an FM Mod.

You cannot use it in the game threads, unless, you're quoting the role list, or one of my/other FM Mods posts, which use color.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:41 am

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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Nellyfox » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:57 am

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deferentsheep wrote:If colored text is illegal in game threads, how can I post my colored percentage read lists?


You can't use color in the game threads. You can use it in the FM Discussion section, as long as you aren't trying to act like an FM Mod.

You cannot use it in the game threads, unless, you're quoting the role list, or one of my/other FM Mods posts, which use color.

So if I use the word 'town' to organize my reads lists and make it green, that's not allowed?

Just extra clarification because it's one word.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:28 am

Nellyfox wrote:
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deferentsheep wrote:If colored text is illegal in game threads, how can I post my colored percentage read lists?


You can't use color in the game threads. You can use it in the FM Discussion section, as long as you aren't trying to act like an FM Mod.

You cannot use it in the game threads, unless, you're quoting the role list, or one of my/other FM Mods posts, which use color.

So if I use the word 'town' to organize my reads lists and make it green, that's not allowed?

Just extra clarification because it's one word.


I would personally allow that, as it pertains to the game. Green is for town, red is for scum.

I'm more talking about adding Yellow, or orange, or pink, or rainbow to things that don't need color.

So, if def wanted to do that for his reads list, I'd be fine with that as well. As long as it's green for town/red for scum.

Everything else is a no-go.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:01 am

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If you want to propose a change, make a thread, or, send the FM Mods a PM.

@Jammy I don't know the answer to your questions at this point in time. We haven't discussed that yet
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby alex1234321 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:21 am

Are you allowed to use other role colors, like blue for 'Serial Killer', or are you only allowed to use red for scum?
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:35 am

alex1234321 wrote:Are you allowed to use other role colors, like blue for 'Serial Killer', or are you only allowed to use red for scum?


If it pertains to a certain role, you can use that color. That's fine with me. Just as long as the whole text is not in blue, just the word Serial Killer.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Kirize12 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:37 am

What if you use color in a quote argument to make your response more visible?

For example, someone brings up a bunch of points against me and I decide to respond in Orange to make it clearly visible. Would that be ok?
Factional balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because they cause Town to win a disproportionate amount

Strategical balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because there's no reason to use any other strategy

Structural balance - understanding that disabling the Mayor's whispers, despite it fixing whisper games, means that a player can't use a core mechanic of the game and is still bad

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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby ObiWan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:38 am

Kirize12 wrote:What if you use color in a quote argument to make your response more visible?

For example, someone brings up a bunch of points against me and I decide to respond in Orange to make it clearly visible. Would that be ok?


No. Use bold/italicize and underline for that.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Varanus » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:49 am

Basically, using color in a post for the sake of color is a bad idea. If used, it should only be to make posts easier to understand. The examples mentioned here are like coloring names on a reads list/role names, and another example I like would be this wall from Harkonnen.

Really though, just use common sense. If the color has no use in your post (and "visibility" is stupid, people are going to read your post with or without all the BBcode you spam into it), just get rid of it.


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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Invenio » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:48 pm

I'm pretty lenient on the color rule, myself. But unless we've handpicked you to help out with vote counts, using a color font with a vote count to make it look official and have it not be accurate is obviously a misuse of the rule.

Basically: Don't be annoying with bright colors. Don't use it to seem official when giving information. Use common sense.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby TheCow » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:25 pm

But why can't we post in color?


It's a shit rule that only serves the purpose of self-jacking. There is no need for it, color posting isn't a problem. It isn't an issue in the same way that dead posting would be, disrespect could be, or cheating is. Literally a pointless rule.
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby Arcthurus » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:29 pm

it's a rule that only obi has iirc

really just reword it to "You may not use color to impersonate a moderator. Other general uses are fine."


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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby TheCow » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:33 pm

ye, that's fine
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Re: Questions & Answers

Postby chitownmvp01 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:03 pm

What would be an example of an announcement in the Game Ideas & Announcements subforum? Would a game idea proceeding by one example?'

Also, why is there guests in Game Threads when you can't see it when not logged in?
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Re: Questions & Answers

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