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YOU can determine DSOGaming’s Comment Section Policy for 2020-2021 [UPDATE: Results]

And it’s that time of the year again. Today we’re letting you vote and decide for yourselves our Comment Section Policy for 2020 and 2021. This poll will run until Sunday (October 11th) and will end at 21:00 GMT.

Do note that in order to minimize any possible spam or attempt to alter the results, we only accept accounts that have at least 60 comments. Accounts that have been created today or last week are not allowed. Duplicate comments are not allowed. We’ll be also deleting all irrelevant/off-topic comments from this story (so that it’s easier to determine which option has won). You can only vote for one option (if your comment has two options, the first one will be the valid one). Also, if you don’t choose a number, your comment will be deleted.

We believe that these requirements/rules will benefit you, our readers. After all, if you cared for our Comment Policy these past years, you will undoubtedly have more than 60 comments, right? Otherwise, what’s the point of voting for something you are not participating in?

This new Comment Section Policy will take effect on October 11th and will last for one year. In 2021 we’ll have a new poll for a new Comment Policy.

Here are all the available choices:

  1. Unrestrained Policy but with the ability to ban spammers: Our readers can comment on anything they want. They can leave political or racist comments, and they can insult other members (who can defend themselves via the Comment section. Moderators are not required to protect them and they can leave all users to fight each other). Spammers will not be allowed and will be banned, no matter what.
  2. Users can talk about anything other than racist stuff. Personal attacks will not be allowed: Our readers can talk about anything as long as it’s not racist or personal attacks. Moderators are free to delete comments THEY feel are racist or personal attacks. In case such a comment passes under the radar, readers can report the comment in order to bring it to our attention. Moderators can also ban users that keep talking about all these topics.
  3. Users can talk about anything other than racist or political stuff. Personal attacks will not be allowed: Our readers can talk about anything as long as it’s not racist, political or personal attacks. Moderators are free to delete comments THEY feel are under those categories. In case such a comment passes under the radar, readers can report the comment in order to bring it to our attention. Moderators can also ban users that keep talking about all these topics.
  4. Only PC-gaming related stuff: Our readers can talk only about PC gaming stuff. As such, they can’t share off-topic videos (such as music videos), talk about the weather, earthquakes or other disasters (like tsunamis for example), talk about history, or talk about all the other aforementioned categories. In case such a comment passes under the radar, readers can report the comment in order to bring it to our attention. Moderators can also ban users that keep talking about all these topics.
UPDATE: Results

We had 132 valid comments and here are the results.

  • Option #1 – 91 votes
  • Option #2 – 20 votes
  • Option #3 – 11 votes
  • Option #4 – 10 votes

It’s pretty clear that most of you want “Unrestrained Policy”, so that’s our new Comment Policy until October 2021. For those that could not meet our “60 comments” requirement, you can start commenting and participating so that you can vote for our next poll in 2021.

Regarding the removal of word censoring, unfortunately, we can’t do that. This is a Google guideline and we won’t be removing it. The only way via which we can remove it is if – and when – we remove all ads from our site. Our Patreon campaign had such a stretch goal, however, that campaign is nowhere closing to hitting that goal.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email