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Regarding "Image Macros"

Discussion in 'Serebii.net Discussion' started by Anonymous_Smod, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Hi all

    We've noticed a trend going on in the forums in which users are responding to posts with irrelevant animated images. This, while commonplace in tumblr and other such networks, has no place here and constitutes as spam.

    As such, I need to reiterate that we do not allow this sort of spam here so please desist. You're welcome to post images if they're relevant to the post, but the current trend going on here shall not continue

    From one week from now, any instance of this will be followed by a 5 point infraction.

    Thanks for your understanding

    ~Serebii Forum Staff
  2. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Just to clarify, this is targetted at the ridiculous animated GIFs people have been using, but is not exclusive to it. Any unrelated image shall be classed as this
  3. Is gif in signature is allowed? just ask...
  4. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Yes. I'm talking about responses in topics with just the image. Many have been doing it and thus we're stopping it as it is SPAM. Signatures have nothing to do with it.
  5. Zhanton

    Zhanton le quant-à-soi

    Yes, they still would be, it's just that posting gif's and/or random images as a post in reply to a topic is now not allowed. see most misc. threads for examples
  6. Zibdas

    Zibdas not bad

    What about games?
    Just checkin...
  7. WizardTrubbish

    WizardTrubbish Enough of that

    How 'bout VMs?
  8. Skydra

    Skydra Well-Known Member

    They said IN TOPICS. That doesn't include VMs, PMs, Signatures, or whatever.
  9. GuardChomp

    GuardChomp (︶_︶)╭∩╮

    I noticed this in misc. This only applies to TOPICS. relevant GIFs ARE tolerated.
  10. Wardek

    Wardek U & I

    Never seen any in any non-games topic, guess that's because I don't go to the Misc. Discussions a lot....
  11. arceusvictini

    arceusvictini Taking over Serebii

    Do you mean like this?

  12. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Yes. Pointless images that hold no bearing on the topic whatsoever
  13. arceusvictini

    arceusvictini Taking over Serebii

    OK then. I've seen a few if those but not posted any.
  14. TeamRocketGrunt

    TeamRocketGrunt WobbWobbWobb Wobrudo

    What about "You Laugh You Lose"?Are gifs banned there, too?
  15. arceusvictini

    arceusvictini Taking over Serebii

    What do you mean You Laugh You Lose?
  16. WeatherHaxx

    WeatherHaxx Mienshao For Uber!

    It's one of the games in the Games forum, simply post a picture until somebody else's makes you laugh. Then you lose.
  17. arceusvictini

    arceusvictini Taking over Serebii

    Oh, OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Grei

    Grei not the color

    Why is this hard to get for everyone...?
    The banning is on images that aren't relevant to discussion at all. So clearly, in a thread that requires posting images, they're going to be allowed.

    Take a look at Anime Spoilers. A lot of the popular threads there have people (playerking, Dax, The 4th KIRA, even me on a couple occasions) posting random gifs of Lady Gaga saying "No," or some random Glee character making a face.

    In Anime Spoilers. That's the irrelevant part. Those are the posts being outlawed. >_>
  19. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    if it is ON TOPIC with the game then that is okay.

    the point of this topic is to stop people from replying to a discussion thread with just an (often unfunny and completely stupid) image macro. it's not clever and it's spam, so you will be infracted as such.
  20. Zozo1999

    Zozo1999 has left Serebii

    Hm...I haven't seen any of these yet. Hopefully I never will :/

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