You have one point that I'll acknowledge. You would not be responsible for the issue that causes a game to be problematic in the first place. Obviously, copyrighted assets are not your fault, and a user should not be blamed if they report another user for breaking a rule.
What I'm saying is that I don't think you'd be reporting other games in good faith. You're not doing it because you actually care that game A broke rule 3; you'd be doing it because your game broke a rule and got called on it. Spin it how you want, but that's the behaviour I wanted to flag for other users.
The "loophole" in rule 3 is not a loophole, and it's not about me.
First, I've seen other admins besides myself nail copyright stuff that I didn't catch or didn't get to, so please don't make this about me and about my personal crusade. This is a forum protection issue, and I wasn't the only one to suggest rule 3. If you want the truth, I wasn't even the first, but once I realized the potential mess that could result if we didn't clean things up, I came on board with it. Stop the personal targeting. I'm loud, but that's because I'm one of the more vocal members of the staff team in the first place. I suspected I would be even when I came into the job in 2018.
Secondly, pretty much from the get-go, we've been of the opinion that while copyright is important, it's really not within our scope right now - especially not at the moment - to go plugging through all games to winnow out copyrighted assets. You really need to get a firm grasp on the concept of plausible deniability. This database is really big, and our admin base is really small, and the number of people who have used stuff they shouldn't have is probably bigger than any of us would care to admit. We have a responsibility to act on what we know, in my opinion, and to make reasonable efforts to stay abreast of what is breaking our rules. I do think this means a slow and systematic examination of the database, yes, so if you want to help, in the spirit of truly aiding us? Go for it. What it doesn't mean, however, is that when your chosen hobby-horse gets the spotlight, suddenly we're monstrous hypocrites for not axing seventy-seven games on the same day. If this even goes anywhere, it's going to take time, and we're going to be as fair and as gentle about it as we can be. Remember, throughout, that so far, the staff stance is actually to let CP slide; I don't personally agree with it, but I'm outvoted at the moment, so for now, none of you even have anything to worry about. Don't lose sight of that. The point is, however, that this is not a loophole. We've been operating on an "if we see it, we deal with it" basis, a reactionary platform, pretty much as long as I've known the forum. I don't see that changing anytime soon.
The TL.DR of my last post in particular is that if you're going to throw other games under the bus after arguing how we shouldn't take CP away from the forum, you're doing it in bad faith and I am not afraid to call it like it is. What I'm not doing is blaming people for bringing legit issues to us because they truly want the issue fixed; that, in fact, is laudable, and I hope you generally continue to do that.
I'm done here. This thread may as well be dead. Pragma has said no, so any sound dev seems pointless. This argument is circular, and I'm through justifying myself at this stage. Whatever will happen will happen. If you reply to my last points herein, I won't deign to respond unless a breach of rules is involved. Good day to you.
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