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Hello everyone!

We've had ratings open to anonymous users for a while now, but that has officially ended. In the end, it was taking up a bit too much of our dev time to keep up on all the anon abuse vectors for ratings, as well as countering random bots that would end up ratings tons of content.

Moving forward, to rate content on Alpha Coders, you will need to be a registered member of our community.

Along with the policy change, we also removed all the latest fake/bot ratings. These ended up being quite a lot, so you may see some negatives in your profile stats for today.

Let me know if you have any questions!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 8 months ago ago

Yeah definitely.

It can be useful to look up the relevant rules pages here on Community Abyss. So, for example, if on a submission tags are getting changed, https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6766 should help make it more clear why  - and if it doesn't, we'll be happy to explain.

By DavidWest 8 months ago ago

staffprod,

Moderators trust submitters that make accurate submissions - ones that moderators don't have to change. You can see a visual % number by going to your profile and looking at the bottom of the 'Your Statistics' section. You can click on the more info button to see what chnages moderators have been making. Always feel free to ask us why we are making changes smiley

By DavidWest 8 months ago ago

hi laugh

By DavidWest 8 months ago ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

Hey jerry,

It seems like you had tagged some other submissions, and tags on those submissions were removed.

By DavidWest 8 months ago ago

Hölpenköster, we've planted 20 trees on your behalf: https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/254552

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 9 months ago ago

I should have this fixed now. Thanks a ton for reporting it! and let me know if you are still having any issues.

For new players, the game was trying to find a ship and body before they were created for that player. It ended up being a pretty simple fix - but I had a lot of other in-progress stuff I had to fix to push that through.

By DavidWest 9 months ago ago

Hölpenköster,

Thanks a bunch for the report. There is definitely a bug when creating a new player. I am hoping to have this fixed later today or tomorrow. I will post again once the fix is live smiley

By DavidWest 9 months ago ago

Hey sue laugh

To be honest, I'm not sure. You probably could find that from a not just wallpaper site.

For Alpha Coders, we have no issue with tons of content of any type as long as it's high quality.

By DavidWest 9 months ago ago

Holpenkoster,

We have converted your prize to trees! We decided to match it so 6 trees will be planted

https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/249354

Thanks for donating your prize!

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago

Hölpenköster,

If you don't want the prize we can always donate it to a charity. Would something like One Tree Planted ( https://onetreeplanted.org/ ) be OK?

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago

The special raffle for June is an author raffle!

Add author information to your submissions, or other submissions without author information, and get a chance at a nice prize for helping out! Alpha Coders is made better when we have lots of accurate author information for content - so your help is VERY appreciated!

You can check out the scoring at: https://alphacoders.com/contest/author-score

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago

I've made a couple more edits. The biggest addition is:

  • Never submit anything that remotely sexualizes underage people/characters/etc.

No pedo stuff. It almost goes without saying - but now we are saying it smiley

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago

It's entirely possible that you and another family member in your household both enjoy content on Alpha Coders, and could each have an account.

From the administrator's perspective, it's very difficult to accurately determine if accounts from the same household are two individuals, or just one individual attempting to gain an advantage.

For this reason, we treat multiple accounts from the same household as a single person.

We ban people for the following reasons:

  • Using multiple accounts to bypass moderator decisions.
  • Using multiple accounts to bypass the untrusted upload limit.
  • Two accounts from the same household rating each other's submissions
  • Using a separate account to re-submit content a moderator moved
  • ANY action that would not be OK for a single account.
  • If one multi household account gets banned, we will automatically ban any other accounts associated with the multi household

It is the responsibility of the multi account household to ensure they aren't violating Alpha Coders policy.

So how do you have a multi-account household and not violate Alpha Coder's policy?

The safest route is to not interact with each other's content. A stray rating or favorite here or there won't suddently get you insta banned - so you don't have to walk on pins and needles, but do as much as you can to keep the accounts separate. If you are both untrusted users submitting content, try to get trusted - or just don't simultaneously submit more than 25 submissions at a time.

Please let me know if you have any questions

David West
Alpha Coders

 

 

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago

I really appreciate all the input smiley It really helps to see what the community thinks about a particular change.

The posts here led me to create another topic about Showcase Quality , and I think we can safely not put in explicit rules for kaleidoscope type content. Instead we can use the showcase quality criteria as a bar for this type of content - same as other types of content.

So what will this mean moving forward?

  • I would expect to see more moves to Image Abyss if you submit several of a similar content type at the same time, or they aren't necessarily exemplars of their class.
  • If you have multiple versions of an image, try to focus on maybe one or two best versions for the showcase sites. We aren't implementing a hard and fast version limit, but will be a little more strict about this.

Please keep in mind you're more than welcome to share all of the content you create on Image Abyss, while submitting your best pieces to Art Abyss/Wallpaper Abyss.

Again - I really appreciate all the input on this topic.

David West
Alpha Coders

 

By DavidWest 10 months ago ago