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Old 04-01-2016, 09:40 AM
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Hi everybody. :)

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the admin board about how we can make this community feel more inclusive so that we can attract new members from all backgrounds and walks of life. We want to make Scrolls of Lore a safe space for everybody. So with that in mind there are going to be a few changes going forward - these are not finalized yet and almost everything will stay the same as it was, but there are going to be a few changes in policy. I have elected myself to explain a few of these changes and the reasoning behind them:

Profanity
As everybody knows for years now there has been an ongoing problem with swearing. All-too-often some people will feel the need to rant and curse instead of engaging in honest debate. This creates a toxic environment because many of these foul words have sexual, racial, ableist and other discriminatory undertones. So going forward we're going to try to cut down on this kind of language with the end-goal of eliminating this behavior entirely. If posters continue this practice the first disciplinary step will be a polite PM from me or another moderator - and if there are repeated infractions then a temporary suspension will become necessary.

These are some examples of the kind of words that should go unspoken in the future: fuck, tit, twat, plonker, cumguzzler and thundercunt

Diversity
We aim for Scrolls of Lore to be an open and inclusive environment for everybody - but unfortunately a lot more could still be done to achieve that goal. While around around 60% of the Scrolls of Lore staff are homosexuals, every one of these people are still caucasian. Females are also painfully underrepresented in the admins and moderators despite making over half of the population. So in a few weeks time new elections will be held so that competent minority candidates can be appointed to positions of power in the name of equality. If you come from a position of social-privilege, please do not submit your name for candidacy because your nomination will not be counted.

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While the hardware that runs the Scrolls of Lore servers is excellent, the cost of maintaining this technology is becoming increasingly unsustainable under our current payment plan. To put it simply our community cannot continue to exist by allowing everyone free access to the board. While we understand not everyone will be able or willing to pay a small fee each month to continue posting here, we believe we have reached a fair compromise for everybody: starting next month two small advertisements will be embedded at the top and side of each page in threads that contain 100 posts or more. However
posters can opt-out of this advertising by upgrading their account with a monthly subscription at a price that is yet to be finalized.

An upgraded account will be free to change their avatar and signatures any time they wish, but ordinary accounts will be limited to one change per month so as to provide everyone with an incentive to pay their fair share towards the site's maintenance.

I should just emphasize now that our plans are not entirely finalized yet and we are open to suggestions from the community on how to proceed going forward. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. :)

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:46 AM
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Fuck you, Sarah, and fuck your tits. And your twat. You're a real grade A cumguzzling thundercunt.

And I don't know what a plonker is. I've never heard that word before.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:48 AM
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Why is the white mod making the rules? This is another sad example of our backwards society. Have fun being on the wrong side of history.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:49 AM
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Why is the white mod making the rules? This is another sad example of our backwards society. Have fun being on the wrong side of history.
I thought she was Asian.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:50 AM
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Diversity
We aim for Scrolls of Lore to be an open and inclusive environment for everybody - but unfortunately a lot more could still be done to achieve that goal. While around around 60% of the Scrolls of Lore staff are homosexuals, every one of these people are still caucasian. Females are also painfully underrepresented in the admins and moderators despite making over half of the population. So in a few weeks time new elections will be held so that competent minority candidates can be appointed to positions of power in the name of equality. If you come from a position of social-privilege, please do not submit your name for candidacy because your nomination will not be counted.
As a very white-looking half-Asian, I can add to your diversity without threatening your lily-white limousine liberal community.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:50 AM
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April 1st just incase anyone's forget.

But still, I did kek all the same.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:51 AM
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As a spider, I would bring some much needed biodiversity to the disgusting anthropocentric mod team.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:57 AM
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:01 AM
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Imo, people should have to go through sensitivity training before even being allowed to post on SoL.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:07 AM
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Imo, people should have to go through sensitivity training before even being allowed to post on SoL.
Did you not?

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:14 AM
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Imo, people should have to go through sensitivity training before even being allowed to post on SoL.
They implemented that about a few years back already. Why do you think I do not swear?
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:17 AM
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I am saddened by this nonsense thread Sarah.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:19 AM
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Imo, people should have to go through sensitivity training before even being allowed to post on SoL.
Wouldn't any comment section of the internet in general suffice?
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:20 AM
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Great 1. April.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:25 AM
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I thought she was Asian.
I misread that as "I thought she was Alan".

Just thought you ought to know.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:27 AM
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Maiev's girlfriend was Ahsian.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:28 AM
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The forum initiation is actually anti-diversity because it makes sure you aren't a robot.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:39 AM
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:40 AM
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Probably the only april fools that made me smile or do anything related to that
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:43 AM
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Also, if it helps I'm part Burmese, so can I be a mod!
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:46 AM
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:00 PM
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I'm Caucasian?

I'm finally a honorary white! Where do I go to pick up my privilege?
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:19 PM
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Promoting Eudaarion should be outlawed and heavily punished as well.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:27 PM
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im gay, thereby increasing the diversity quota
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:09 PM
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im gay, thereby increasing the diversity quota
Am I the only one here who's completely heterosexual?
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