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YOU can determine DSOGaming’s Comment Section Policy for 2019-2020 [UPDATE: Results]

Another year, another Comment Policy poll. Like last year, today we’re letting you vote and decide for yourselves our Comment Section Policy. This year, we’ve added an extra category for our unrestrained policy, something that may interest some of you.

Our new Unrestrained Policy will allow moderators to ban spammers. This is something we’ve already been doing for bots and those that are simply coming here to spam. However, this new policy will also apply to our regular readers. If you spam with a lot of irrelevant comments, your comments will be deleted. After that first “warning“, and if you are caught spamming again, you’ll get banned. The Man’s comments in this article are a perfect example of what we consider spamming.

This poll will run until Sunday (October 20th) 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 commented on five other stories in DSOGaming. Accounts that have been created today or last week are not acceptable. Accounts that have commented on five stories from today are also not acceptable. Duplicate comments are not acceptable. We’ll be also deleting all irrelevant/off-topic comments from this story (so that it’s easier to determine which option has won). Do note that if you don’t choose a number, your comment will be deleted.

This new Comment Section Policy will take effect on October 20th and will last for one year. In 2020 we’ll have a new poll for a new Comment Policy.

Here are all the current available choices:

  1. Unrestrained Policy: Our readers can comment about 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).
  2. Unrestrained Policy but with the ability to ban spammers: Our readers can comment about 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.
  3. 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 those topics.
  4. 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 those topics.
  5. 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 those topics.

UPDATE:

The voting is over and we had 156 legit comments. From these votes:

16 votes were for option #1
80 votes were for option #2
10 votes were for option #3
17 votes were for option $4
33 votes were for option #5

As such, and from today, we’ll have an unrestrained comment policy but with the ability to ban spammers. You are now free to discuss the results in this story, and no further comments will be deleted.

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