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In-game Shouts Advertising Rule Change

Discussion in 'News & Patches' started by Salted, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Salted

    Salted Game Design & Wynncraft Founder Staff Member Admin HERO GM

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    Yo peeps! We've had a "no advertising" rule for shouts since the very beginning, but we've also always been a bit leniant with Wynn related content. As long as it's not spammed and still relevant to their interests, most people (staff included) are fine with light advertising. So today, to make the rule less ambiguous, we're adding these exceptions to using shouts:

    Shouts advertising rules:
    - No advertising, except...
    - Wynn related content (shops on the wynn forums, wynn videos, wynn streams, etc), and...
    - Only once per hour max, and...
    - The creator of the content has to be the one to shout, and...
    - No more than 3 times a day max, and...
    - If it's a livestream, it has to be on Wynncraft and you can't switch to another game/server/irl stream for at least an hour after shouting. (to prevent people from playing wynn for a minute, shout about it, and then switch to another server for cheap advertising)

    This includes guild advertising, such as: "Join (guild)!", but those can be shouted by any members from that guild (still subject to the once per hour limit though). External URLs are still not allowed in the shout itself, but you can share it in /msg if someone asks for it. If you follow all those properly, it's fine to advertise. Keep in mind we still reserve the right to prevent anyone from advertising if their content is subpar or for any other reasons.

    We'll keep a close eye on shouts. If it gets too out of hand and annoying, we'll remove those exceptions. It's a bit of a test to see how it will go, so don't expect those rules to stay forever if things go wrong. Let us know in the feedback section on the forums if you feel there's too much spam from this change.
     
  2. Lord_He1mchen

    Lord_He1mchen was nice HERO

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    Hah, I'll punish everyone who's breaking those rules... oh wait.
     
  3. dukioooo

    dukioooo Creator of WynnData HERO

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    So wynndata build links are allowed? They are wynncraft related and technically made by players....
     
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  4. Toy__

    Toy__ Moderator Staff Member Moderator QA HERO

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  5. Aarontti

    Aarontti I miss old Wynn people HERO

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    I'd like to receive my ban now, thanks
     
  6. Salted

    Salted Game Design & Wynncraft Founder Staff Member Admin HERO GM

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    You're going away for a long time pal

    It'd be fine but you can't put URLs in shouts so it won't work super well . That's also the part where the "we reserve the right to prevent anyone from advertising" can come into play if this is used solely to go around the daily limit to advertise wynndata non-stop
     
  7. NicBOMB

    NicBOMB Maker of Builds | Lurks on Forums | 1 Mythic Found HERO

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    Stop! You've violated the law.
     
  8. PinkGangsterGoat

    PinkGangsterGoat 75% water, but still 100% salt VIP+

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    Maybe you should post this in the official rules thread.
    People will probably look there to see if there are any restrictions to advertising.
     
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  9. ActualAnthonino

    ActualAnthonino A big ol' dumbie

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    If this rule has to be changed I can only wonder what the bigger plan over at wynnHQ is gonna be...
    MONTHLY STREAM BOIS
    WE GONNA GET THE DIGGTY LOOK IN THE OUSIDE! YEAAAAH!
     
  10. Oculism

    Oculism ‏‏‎ ‏‏| ‏‏‎ HERO

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    so I can't make a shout linking to a Jehovah's Witness website that has badly coded permissions?
     
  11. Pretzule

    Pretzule eats pretzels HERO

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    Don't worry, I gotchu he- holupaminute...
     
  12. Efilim

    Efilim Demon King of the Beach VIP

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    wait a minute....
     
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  13. Historicalverse

    Historicalverse Meemee profet, daily shitposter HERO

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    add monthly shouts for heroes you greedy cow :much_sad:
     
  14. _Tiger

    _Tiger Black, White and Orange HERO

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    What about modpacks?
     
  15. H0Y0Y0Y0Y0Y0B0Y

    H0Y0Y0Y0Y0Y0B0Y A H0Y0Y0Y0Y0B0Y IMPROVED

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    What about Peediepie?
     
  16. Red-Eyed Knight

    Red-Eyed Knight Voxel boi VIP+

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    "You could subscribe to PewDiePie, and although I am not necessarily encouraging it, I would like to let you know it is possible"
     
  17. guermas

    guermas Well-Known Adventurer HERO

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    Thanks for clarification.
     
  18. Ishfen

    Ishfen Avid Suggester HERO

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    Can you like advertise you selling an item? For expample i often shout "selling mama zombles memory for (X Le). Msg me i interested." Would that be allowed?
     
  19. Toy__

    Toy__ Moderator Staff Member Moderator QA HERO

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    Yes
     
  20. LS_412

    LS_412 CHEESE

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    You would be expecting most of them to not understand, right?