I'll give you mods something to think about:
-see in game spamming of congratulating winners - legal
-see zeny spammers in game - no action taken
-see users making threads of congratulating only one or two times a week - Not ok(to mods)
Can you guys identify the logic here?
My post got hidden but it's basically implying the motive for the mods behind implementing a silly rule over nothing.
Erm...you're jumping to conclusions without knowing. Might want to wait for a CM reply if you're so worried. And uh... zeny spammers are a whole differnt thing altogether, you can always block them you know? I'm sure WP is as worried about them and trying to come up with a solution ('cause...banning one will not stop 100 more to appear -.-' ) but then again they have lots of other things t worry about the game right now, and zeny spammers are (amazingly) not one of the most important (at least to me). It does seem they're taking actions against gold buyers and similar, though.
You also keep assuming this decision is only made by a mod alone with 0 CM input.... Why not ask a CM about it before accusing? Why not talk to the mod? Also, why not try to see the reason behind this, instead of completely rejecting it? You can always suggest alternatives, you know. Some have done it.
So basically whats happening is we can't post winner threads because trolls will comment on them. Why not just ban the trolls?
Because those "trolls" have been warned several times as you could see in those threads, and they kept on trolling/flaming. Besides, I bet a lot of people would cry "omg biased!!!" if many of them were truly banned lol I do -personally- think it would be good to just ban them for once anyways. Rather than a "silly solution", this decision seems ok, but just a bandaid fix for a much bigger -and more annoying- issue.
Your first sentence implies that you have heard or personally know what the previous WoE Castle holders thought about threads congratulating themselves or their allies, but if I remember correctly you a fairly new to this game. Why jump to conclusions about the reason none of these threads have appeared yet? Also other game forums are other game forums. There are what? 5 people that constantly start the flame wars. If those 5 people are dealt with then there wouldn't be a problem. Also you keep contradicting yourself. First it is against the rules and forbidden and if we want to we should go to the respective guilds threads, then you make a thread for it where that is the only place you can post it(in the WOE forums where it is forbidden), then you say that if enough people agree we can make separate guild threads for congratz( in the WoE forums where it is forbidden). All but the first decision (as far as I know) were decisions you made independently without CMs input. Which is an example of why people assume said decisions are generally made without consulting the cms. Reagardless, I wonder why a decision that had to have been made prior to half-way through Sunday WoE wasn't made known before, and why a CM didn't just post it if it was a joint decision.
Baddiez, Baddiez. You're just assuming more things, jumping to conclusions yourself, and fueling the fire of flames....(that sounded so metal O.o) Why make such a big fuss over....this? there's always alternatives for what you want to do, and you know it well. Wouldn't you want a nice and clean post to say "grats"to a friend guild? Or you prefer it full of flames, drama, trolls, etc? You cant expect all vmods to be constantly watching over every single woe grats thread lol; its easier to keep an eye on one/few ones imo.
"All but the first decision (as far as I know) were decisions you made independently without CMs input" - You cant fully know this, though. And instead of complaining about every decision made, you could just post decent and constructive feedback and suggestions to come to an agreement for everyone. Rather than helping, you're just still beating a dead horse....=/
Really, I fail to understand how people think this is "forbidding" you to say grats; you can do it, just not in a way that was -sadly- proving to be highly ineffective. If I were the guild being congratulated, I'd prefer it to be clean of crap, flames and trolls.