2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: How is a random story pasted from the net any different from a random picture pasted from the net?
2006-08-10 [Sunrose]: In terms of randomosity there is no difference.
Images however take longer to load, they tend to be more annoying as it is more difficult to ignore them and they are easier to remove.
Text loads in a blink of an eye, you can decide to not read it and it has to be manually removed.
Then there is the fact, which I have already stated before might I add, that [Hedda] doesn't want a rule against it, simply because he doesn't like adding more rules (for also previously stated reasons). He drew the line there. If someone doesn't like that, then they'd have take it up with him.
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: So the problem has more to do with technical aspects of the data than ethics.
2006-08-10 [Sunrose]: The technical aspects AND the fact that [Hedda] doesn't want to bog Elftown down with more rules. He already dislikes some of the rules we have, such as the ASCII rule. I think he only agreed to add it, because he got tired of the endless heavy crew fights that were fought about adding it or not.
2006-08-11 [Kiddalee]: How does adding a rule bog Elftown down? Besides, it's only natural for me to argue that seeing all these memes in peoples' houses bog Elftown down more.
2006-08-11 [Kiddalee]: I wasn't talking about how much space they take up in terms of data. I was talking about how they give the wrong impression to users visiting the houses and adversely affect their sense of community.
2006-08-11 [Sunrose]: How is that?
2006-08-11 [Stray Kitty]: Well, when you enter a house and see a lot of pasted unoriginal stuff, it doesn't go with the whole writer/artist/
2006-08-12 [Moonlit Serenade]: I thought Elfpack was created for people who don't like all the rules? If there is Elfpack for the lack of Rules and Elftown for some rules but not for serious art lovers, then why not make yet another site for people who do want more rules because they think this is all absurd and are tired of people who just want to hang around to cyber? And [Stray Kitty] is right. Elftown used to be the only site like this that wasn't blocked by our school's filter. So a lot of people made accounts so they could chat during school, not wanting to do much else. Most of them had no idea what Elfwood was and didn't care. Eventually, someone got caught, so it no longer is available in my district. But in a lot of other states and districts, it's probably the same deal.
2006-08-12 [Azuri]: I know I could get in threw my school computers but i had a account long before I found that out.
2006-08-12 [Moonlit Serenade]: Of course. Not everyone is here to chat at school. That's not what I meant. But half the people in my school have accounts ONLY because it could get past the security for a while. A lot of people are using this place as a cheap and easy message board or chat room, with no care for art. And a lot of them have never even heard of Elfwood. That's all I meant by the last part. A lot of people aren't even considered Elfwood hangarounds.
2006-08-12 [Sunrose]: Elftown isn't just for Elfwood hangarounds. You don't have to be a serious artlover either and chatting is OK.
Elfpack almost doesn't have any rules, Elftown has quite a few and there don't need to be more. If you want more, you can go to Elfwood.
2006-08-13 [Azuri]: This is very true, over the last year or so people have been working hard to get rid of the people who arent good for the community. Of course its still going to take a while but we are the right road.
2006-08-13 [Sunrose]: We've always been working hard O_O
We however would've never been able to do what the applicationsys
2006-08-16 [Kiddalee]: Elftown doesn't need to be for Elfwood hangarounds, but Elftown hangarounds, being Elftown hangarounds, should still have something to do with the character of the community.
2006-08-16 [Sunrose]: Elftown is about fantasy and sci-fi art, it doesn't say you have to make it yourself. It also allows other interests (see the interests that you can select on your house).
2006-08-23 [Moonlit Serenade]: Yyyeaaaah, this was mentioned.... long ago (Only two pages, but it was a while back)! Anyway, if you're still interested, here you are.
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2006-08-23 [Kiddalee]: Though Elftown allows hangarounds, one must note the difference between people who hang around as a part of the community and people who hang around doing nothing but sapping the spirit away from the community.
2006-08-24 [Sunrose]: I think that also depends on how you personally perceive hangarounds and the community. My sense of community is not affected because a non artistical person sent me a hi-message, for instance.
What I actually found true is that a community 'needs' something to kick against, it seems to make people come together and form a tighter group. Like gossip actually has a function in real life, if you study sociology.