Talk:Policies of Politeness

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This page is totally survivor centric. PKing is an integral part of the game, "Zombie Spying" is acceptable practice (if it doesn't involve alt abuse). Polite? Spare me, if I wanted a polite game I'd go play solitaire -- boxy T L ZS Nuts2U DA 03:31, 9 May 2007 (BST)

That's the great thing about this game - you can have whatever kind of game you want. If you want to PK, spy, do a little jig, you can. Some people don't want to play that way, so, rock on, they're free to play their way too. That's why the page states clearly it isn't a game rules list, it's a list of some of the policies which relate to "fair play" as it's been defined by other users on this wiki. We have people writing newspapers, forming groups, running for Mayor ... all stuff that wasn't originally designed by Kevan's game, but it makes it fun for those of use who're looking for a little more. --Alice Cuinn 04:00, 9 May 2007 (BST)
You put the Coalition for Fair Tactics link at the top of the page, as if they agree with your policy, but they are something totally different. They were actually opposed to stuff that was cheating... the rest of your stuff is clearly within the game rules, you just don't like it happening to you. Bah to your attempt to define what should be considered "fair play", and what shouldn'. Not a mention of alt abuse, but ohhhh, zombies shouldn't go into buildings and check around if they get combat revived? Jesus, telling people it's not "fair play" to take advantage of a combat revive? What next? I think it's rather rude when zombies choose to eat the people who are off-line first... that's just not polite! They should only attack those who can defend themselves, it's the only honorable thing to do! -- boxy T L ZS Nuts2U DA 04:33, 9 May 2007 (BST)
I put the list up in the order I found them doing a search on the wiki, not in any kind of order of importance. If you think there should be other stuff added, then add it. :) --Alice Cuinn 05:14, 9 May 2007 (BST)
I agree with boxy about this being focused on survivors. Also, I find it vaguely laughable to tell flesh eating zombies what not to do when it comes to combat revives and the such...I don't know, the wording of this page is probably what makes it annoying. It's condescending...and confusing. Why is there only one bullet for zombies? Why is 'crowbar' capitalized? And since when is PKing "heavily frowned" upon? Did Kevan tell us all that one day?--Lachryma 05:22, 9 May 2007 (BST)
I edited the page, tried to take suggestions into account. What do you think? --Alice Cuinn 06:12, 9 May 2007 (BST)
Well, I personally think it is better. The tone of "Hello, stupid newbie. Do this or get shot." is still there, but it's not quite as bad. The PKing section is still fethed to the nine hells, however. People start PKing wars all the time, particularly in safe suburbs. It's fething human nature. I'm tempted to tear apart your whole article and make it into something better, but that would be...impolite, no?--Lachryma 06:54, 9 May 2007 (BST)
My feeling on it is that the Wiki is a group effort, and just because I started the article doesn't mean I'm the only say on it. If you think that you can fix it without taking away from the point of it, then please do so.--Alice Cuinn 07:19, 9 May 2007 (BST)
Actually I'm just kinda lazy. I'll to improve it in the near future. Mind if I add things involving politeness in the wider UD community, i.e. this wiki or forums?--Lachryma 07:22, 9 May 2007 (BST)
Boxy, cool it. However, I agree - PKing and spies are a critical part of the game. Lachryma, it would be great if you expanded this to involve politeness in community websites. And yes, the language in this article is slanted. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 08:03, 9 May 2007 (BST)


Merriam-Webster Online R00L3Z!!

The English language is very rich, and expanding one's vocabulary is an excellent practice. Precision of language is a very beneficial skill. Take, for example, the following oft-neglected little word that I believe all erudite persons should add to their vocabulary:

prig (noun) 3. one who offends or irritates by observance of proprieties (as of speech or manners) in a pointed manner or to an obnoxious degree

--WanYao 09:37, 4 August 2007 (BST)

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