Community Update: Revisions To Posting Guidelines

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Lately, there’s been a disturbing trend of some of the newer (and some old) members of Siliconera’s community posting comments without putting much thought into them.


While this is considered the norm across most sites on the net, we try to encourage our community to partake in thoughtful—or at the very least, sensible—discussions around here. Siliconera readers that have been with us for a while and like to engage in discussions in the comments know that we don’t really appreciate pointless snark or negativity, and while this usually isn’t a problem, certain topics seem to bring out the worst in people.


While negativity isn’t necessarily bad or detrimental to discussion, pointless negativity without well-articulated reasoning to back it up is. With this in mind, we’ve made some revisions to our posting rules and guidelines that we’d like everyone to read. You can find these at the link below:




Please note that these rules will be enforced. We’re always trying our best to keep Siliconera a sensible, mature and accepting community, but we need the community’s help to actually do this. Especially with the Tokyo Game Show coming up in just a few weeks, we’re going to need people to keep their cool as announcements are made, feathers are ruffled, and Kingdom Hearts III turns out to be an iOS game.


(Kidding, kidding.)


Finally, I also wanted to extend a quick word of thanks to all of the commenters that have been partaking in reasonable and interesting discussions on the site.


Every now and then, I spot people who actually seem to have gained a little knowledge from all the news, interviews, sales columns and other articles that we (and other sites) post, and are applying this knowledge in their comments to promote thoughtful discussions.This is always fantastic to see. There’s no greater satisfaction than knowing Siliconera site is achieving its primary goal—to help spread awareness of games and the business surrounding them.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.