Author Topic: Misuse of the OOC message tag?  (Read 2059 times)

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Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Topic Start: May 28, 2013, 01:58:13 PM »
I'm rather unsure if this is wrong or not. I have the feeling it is, since it implies a breach between the player-character separation and it clearly is not the proper use of an OOC message. However I seek more opinions on the matter, just to be sure;

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Out-of-Character from Rudgar Coldchest   (16 hours, 7 minutes ago)
Message sent to everyone in your realm (34 recipients)
Battle in Droxago   (3 hours, 15 minutes ago)
Enweil, Fronen, Nothoi, Riombara vs. (rogue)

this is wonderfull and then we say that there is no "human cause"!
hehe please someone ask those that are still on droxago to leave as soon as posible!

I'm not really bothered that it is actually a totally useless OOC-letter that should have been placed as a forum post rather than an ingame, realmwide message. However the last line does bother me. I think you cannot go about doing that. It's not what the OOC-tag was created for and it surely is not a proper way of playing the game, since there are perfect ingame channels to do the exact same thing. Am I wrong?

In addition I wonder if this is worth a case or not.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #1: May 28, 2013, 02:09:40 PM »
Technically, I agree with you: such messages could and should have been sent IC. However it is extremely minor. Unless it is repeated (and it's not, at least not in the realm channel), I do not see how this would be worthy of a case, or even a discussion.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #2: May 28, 2013, 04:04:44 PM »
Unnecessary OOC messages are actually in violation of SMA guidelines. Something to keep in mind.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #3: May 28, 2013, 04:05:38 PM »
Unnecessary OOC messages are actually in violation of SMA guidelines. Something to keep in mind.

Which is not relevant on Beluaterra.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #4: May 28, 2013, 04:28:18 PM »
Which is not relevant on Beluaterra.

True. I didn't realize this was on Beluaterra. Damn near everything we've been seeing was from Dwilight -- I thought someone had started talking about some combat on BT on DW.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #5: May 28, 2013, 04:30:40 PM »
What's the big deal? I don't really see a problem with this.
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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #6: May 28, 2013, 06:10:00 PM »
Technically, I agree with you: such messages could and should have been sent IC. However it is extremely minor. Unless it is repeated (and it's not, at least not in the realm channel), I do not see how this would be worthy of a case, or even a discussion.

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Re: Misuse of the OOC message tag?
« Reply #7: May 28, 2013, 11:07:29 PM »
Technically, I agree with you: such messages could and should have been sent IC. However it is extremely minor. Unless it is repeated (and it's not, at least not in the realm channel), I do not see how this would be worthy of a case, or even a discussion.

Yeah, pretty much. Very minor. It's not creating a great rift, just a little OOC aside ('they should get their characters outta there or they will get roflstomped, lol').