Make Elftown nicer
Stop the whining! Do something fun!
How to make Elftown nice
Good ideas: Start competitions
, create wikis for knowledge on elftown academy
, babble in the forum and speak confusing things about your day on the My Day forum, and just look around and see if you can see something interesting!
How to handle bad people
Rule 1: Ignore them! You can't possibly like 18000 people! It's generally easy to ignore the ones that annoy you.
Rule 2: Report them! There is a button on their house. Make the report short
. Examples: "This member wrote a message to me that said "fuck you whore!"
and "He wrote "fuck you whore!" on my wiki version 47."
Unrule 2: Avoid messaging guards with complaints! Don't whine about the problem! A report like "This member is harassing me. I'm so sick of this, and I'm going to quit Elftown
(Thank you for that whiner!) if you don't stop people like this. Why can't you do something about this? Are you even trying?
will most likely get ignored.
Rule 3: Don't be one of them! Messaging insults back isn't a solution to anything. The one sending the insult will not be hurt or anything like that (on the contrary, they want your attention and you just gave them that), so it's just a waste of your energy, and it will turn you into an asshole.
Rule 4: Not everyone fits here on Elftown. A friendly suggestion that www.elfpack.com
would be more fun for them, might be a good idea.
How to handle nice people
This is actually trickier. Some people hate when people message them "Hi!", and others love when they get an easy to answer message. Read their description and try to figure out what kind of message they want. All people here want messages, but maybe not from you or the message you're sending.
How to write your presentation
There might be an idea to write "Don't message me with just Hi!", but don't overdo it with a huge list of "Don'ts!" and how bad some people are. Then you'll look like a whiner and nice people will stay away from you. Put some "Do's!" and what you want in there.
There will still be some people who miss to read your presentation, so there isn't a need for huge letters and angry messages for these. These people aren't as common as you might think and will hardly take more than a minute a week to ignore, even if you're extremely popular.
How to be
If you behave in a way, you will make others behave the same way, to some extent
But Elftown has gone so bad lately!!!
There have never been so little violations of rules on Elftown as there are now. It keeps getting better all the time. The amount of whiners goes up and down, but unlike people behaving bad, most whiners stay and whine instead of leaving Elftown. And they improve their whining all the time, so there is no use fixing Elftown for their sake. It's better for everyone, if you
fix a tiny part of Elftown so that you
like it! You can create your own wiki-pages, your own forums, and so on. This is your
town, not a service that you have bought from AOL.
Also see Elftown