As part of our ongoing efforts to make Adraveth as close to a living, breathing world as possible, we've added functionality to the forums which allows players of specific rank and standing within the local government to tear down posts from the in-game boards. Currently, this option is only enabled for the Magistrate and full, non-probationary members of the town guard. However, we wanted to take a moment to outline a few specifics regarding how the whole thing works from an out-of-game perspective:
- These players DO NOT have the ability to actually modify the contents of anyone's post to their own liking, as they DO NOT have actual moderation privileges on the in-game boards. This is a custom function that we wrote ourselves for this specific in-game purpose; all they do is click a button, confirm they want to tear down the post, and it automatically updates the post's text to read "this post has been torn down by <name>". Furthermore, every time the function is invoked, all of that user's relevant information is logged so as to prevent any funny business.
- If you feel that players are abusing this function out of in-game bias or for some other reason, remember that in addition to the town Bailiff, these players have in-game superiors to whom they must answer. NPCs watch the boards just as often as players do, and we're only a courier's letter away (most of the time, at least).
- Regarding in-game abuse for out-of-game reasons, it will not be tolerated. At all. End of story.
If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(this will automatically forward a copy of your message to Mike R, Jared and myself).