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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Wed 13 Jun 2012, 00:08

From Modicone

► There has been a change to the policy regarding "games" threads. Games threads will still be permitted but will need to involve participation greater than simply changing a single word or letter. Preferably they will also involve something linguistics/conlanging related. The House Rules have been updated to reflect this change.

► As a result of the change the 'Word Association Game,' 'The Orthography Game' and the 'Sentence expanding game' threads have been deleted.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Wed 13 Jun 2012, 21:18

From the Admin: Chat Threads and Default Ranks

► A policy change regarding the various chat threads has been introduced. These threads will be locked and split once they reach 500 pages, and the old thread will subsequently be deleted.

► The Default Ranks have been changed to the following:

1-24
Rupestrian
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25-74
Hieroglyphic
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75-124
Cuneiform
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125-249
Sinic
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250-474
Greek
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475-749
Roman
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750-1249
Mayan
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1250-1849
Runic
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1850-
Korean
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 28 Jun 2012, 22:43

From the Admin: Earth Rank Change

►The Earth rank has been slightly modified:

----EARTH
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Create 1-3 translation challenges in Translations, each containing at least one linguistic feature that is not straightforwardly translatable. (Down from 3)
-------- ○ Reply to 7-9 translation challenges. Your posts have to include IPA or X-Sampa transcriptions and proper glossing. (Up from 7)
-------- ○ The total number of the above two criterias must add up to 10. (New)


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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 28 Jun 2012, 23:18

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sano has been tempbanned for one month for hostile behaviour towards other forum members and ignoring previous warnings.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Sat 30 Jun 2012, 21:28

From the Admin: New Flag Icons

► The flag icons :col: :pln: :pap: :cha: :abw: have been added.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Sun 01 Jul 2012, 18:23

From the Admin: New MVP

Xing has been made an MVP.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Mon 02 Jul 2012, 23:05

From the Admin: House Rule Change

House Rule 5 has been updated with the following passage:

The same goes for making extraordinary or controversial claims without backing them up with evidence or proper arguentation. Repeatedly making such claims, without providing either evidence or argumentation to defend your claim, will be regarded as trolling.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Tue 03 Jul 2012, 15:44

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► The Beginners' Mentors' program has been discontinued for the time being.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Xonen » Thu 05 Jul 2012, 20:22

From Xonen & Aszev
In [url=http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=836&start=140#p95763]this thread[/url], Ossicone wrote: @2-4: Please do not try to play moderator. If you feel a post is in breach of a rule you can report it using the [!] in the lower right hand corner. Or you can simply ask the poster to explain themselves.
Edit: This means that you should notify people if you think they are breaking rules, but slamming the rules at someone is not the best way to do so.
► To clarify, there is a suggestion in the rules thread that if someone is breaking the rules, any member can notify them of it and post a link to the rules thread itself. However, just jumping on someone with a quote from the thread every time you suspect someone's doing something that might kind of be in a grey area according to your interpretation of the rules, maybe, is itself disrupting, and likely to do more harm than good.

► In the future, please reserve this course of action for posts that are either highly offensive or otherwise in clear violation of the rules.

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► EDIT: This information has now also been added to the House Rules.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Wed 11 Jul 2012, 17:23

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xBlackWolfx has been given a permanent ban for trolling, making hostile comments, ignoring previous warnings, and trying to incite flamewars.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Fri 16 Nov 2012, 14:06

From Modicone

► Firstly, many of you will have noticed that there has been a large number of spambots the past couple of days. I'd like to thank those of you who flag these posts because it makes a lot easier to delete them.

► Secondly, we are aware of the issue. Hopefully, we can find a way to prevent more spambots from joining.

► Thirdly, I had to ban about 50 spam accounts today. If you happen to be a real person who's just joined and been banned, my apologies. Feel free to make a new account and join us again.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Wed 19 Dec 2012, 20:08

From the Admin: New Smilies

► The smilies [D:] [D;] [>:)] have been added.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Wed 17 Apr 2013, 02:04

From the admin/mods

► The General Information & Rules thread has been updated with a hopefully clearer formatting and some allcaps.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Wed 17 Apr 2013, 02:23

From Modicone:

► There has also been a change to the standard ranks. The old rank of darkness has been revised and split into several new ranks.

They are as follows:

----DARKNESS
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Post several detailed descriptions on the phonology of a conlang. This requires more than a simple phoneme inventory.

----MIND
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Post several detailed descriptions on the morphology of a conlang. This requires more than a listing of affixes, cases or pronouns.

----LIGHTNING
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Post several detailed descriptions on the syntax or pragmatics of a conlang. This requires more than a posting on simple word order.

----ICE
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Post several detailed descriptions on the historical changes of a conlang. This requires more than a few basic sound changes.


► There is also the new special rank of Cleardarkness.

----CLEARDARKNESS
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----Requirements:
-------- ○ Earn three of the following conlang rank banners - Darkness, Mind, Lightning or Ice.

If you feel you qualify for any of these ranks please PM me (Ossicone) with the rank(s) you believe you have earned as well a link to any thread you think is relevant.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Ossicone » Mon 29 Apr 2013, 23:49

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DrGeoffStandish has been temporarily banned for three days (as of yesterday) for putting words in someone's mouth, trolling in the form of posting controversial claims with no given reason or evidence and for ignoring a moderator's warnings.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Xonen » Sun 01 Sep 2013, 14:02

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Milyamd has been temporarily banned for two days for literally asking for it.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 05 Sep 2013, 16:38

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Milyamd has been tempbanned 1 week for trolling.

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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Xonen » Tue 17 Sep 2013, 10:09

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► The House Rules have been updated with a note on how they apply to signatures.
► A note on citing sources has been added to the General Information & Rules thread.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Mon 11 Nov 2013, 21:17

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► The title of the forum has been changed from New CBB to simply The CBB. With more than 3 years since the move, the location of the forum doesn't feel all that new anymore.
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Re: Forum News Thread

Post by Aszev » Thu 21 Nov 2013, 22:21

From the admin

► I would like to urge everyone to report spammers and bots as soon as you see them, by using the forum's built-in 'report this post' function (the little ! to the bottom right). Please do not reply to their threads or posts. This makes removing them more complicated for us doing the cleaning.
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