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by Sapphi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: I am a Writer, Editor, Proofreader or Translator
Topic: Free Native-English-Speaking Editor [Short NonCom ONLY][Open]
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Free Native-English-Speaking Editor [Short NonCom ONLY][Open]

Hiya everyone! Due to my IRL schedule opening up, I'm able to start providing free editing services to fellow VN devs. My goals are: 1. To build my portfolio quickly and gain references that I can use later to obtain paid work. 2. To contribute to this community in a meaningful way, supporting what ...
by Sapphi
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 5110

Re: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas

Vogue wrote:When/where is the VN dev meet-up?
We're all eating dinner at the moment. There's not really a plan per se. Send me a PM. :)
by Sapphi
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Derisive criticism of your work online...?
Replies: 33
Views: 3920

Re: Derisive criticism of your work online...?

Here's something encouraging: some really derisive original reviews of literature we now hail as classic. :) The internet is full of people who literally have nothing better to do, than insult random strangers, aka, trolls. When someone insults anything you do, it's not personal, because they'll fin...
by Sapphi
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

On the topic of making newbies feel more welcome, we have discussed that before, but I don't think anyone's followed up on the suggestion on making a, "Getting Started" post of sorts. I have been kicking similar ideas around for awhile. Some forums send an automated PM to every new user with helpfu...
by Sapphi
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

Hm...I wonder if creating a general VN Fans board might help the non-creators feel like they have a place they feel they can get hooked into? We do have the "Other Story-Based Games" board... though I think the name is a little... bleh. It makes the discussion of visual novels that didn't originate...
by Sapphi
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

It wasn't meant to add discussion. There's nothing I can "discuss" about something I haven't experienced, and it intentionally puts me at a disadvantage. He had no intention of trying to understand what I meant. It's because of the passive-aggressive language he was using. Things like "Now, I may b...
by Sapphi
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

You talk about how you don't feel welcome, yet you shut anyone down who disagrees with you and tell them that you're putting them on a list. You keep talking like you're the victim, yet you have no problem pushing others around like they owe you something. You say you're a big kid, but act like a c...
by Sapphi
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How is your project going (or not going)?
Replies: 41
Views: 3034

Re: How is your project going (or not going)?

I started back up on a short project which was basically shelved because I had too much going on at the time to think seriously about it, and I am feeling excited about the new inspiration I am having while fleshing out the story! I have set some non-creative goals for it to help me measure my progr...
by Sapphi
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

If anything truly represents intolerance, it's reporting people for the crime of wrongthink in an effort to have punishment inflicted upon them. It cuts both ways, though. If you feel like people are being intolerant of you, and pushing at you, you can report those people too. It is meant to help t...
by Sapphi
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

As long as the Anime board and the off topic social threads in general are here, you send the message that this *is* a place for off-topic discussions and it becomes difficult when you shut down *some* threads for being off-topic while leaving up others--because then it looks like enforcement is bi...
by Sapphi
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

It's good that you don't mean to excuse bad people from their actions, but it comes off that way when you never once mention their actions are bad, and then write several posts addressing one member specifically about why *they personally* are responsible. But they are no more responsible for a str...
by Sapphi
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

The problem with this is that it comes really close to the "color blind" fallacy. Saying "it doesn't matter what your skin color is so let's not talk about it" isn't useful when people are still being discriminated agains based on their skin color--or when there are certain skin colors that are rar...
by Sapphi
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

trooper6, let me just say that I was discussing this thread with a friend last night, and he asked if you were really arguing that we should keep off-topic threads around for your personal convenience, which, I had to be reminded, you were not: I'm actually okay with this forum not really allowing p...
by Sapphi
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

I am in agreement with everyone who thinks the anime part of the forum is probably not helping to create a productive atmosphere, even if it has sentimental value and is largely harmless. Even I feel a little sad to get rid of it, but this really should be a place we come to discuss visual novels, f...
by Sapphi
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8837

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

It doesn't matter if they're a technical genius, or if their "insight and willingness" could make them "valuable", if they're the kind of person who would be likely to treat you badly for being different, or others badly for being different, that is not a difference of opinion, that is bigotry, and...