Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Questions for Mark Gerhard

Well, below is my question for the new Jagex's CEO which I left on the RS forum. I can't even imagine how Mark will be able to deal with all 6000+ questions out there, but I do hope for the best.

Hello Mark,

Could you please clarify Jagex's position toward fan sites? Will the "openness" somehow apply to fan sites and communities established there?

Unfortunately, the whole area is very shady. For instance, it is prohibited to mention fan sites inside the game, while it is allowed to mention some clan sites. There is a thin line between clan and fan sites however... Also in the past there were several occasions when Jagex expressed distrust and displeasure with fan sites (and doing it in a very general way), which naturally lead to players often being hostile to all fan sites regardless of whether fan sites promote RWT and cheating or not.

Would you consider establishing some kind of "clearance" procedure for fan site, which fan site owners could apply for and obtain "cleared" status in case their sites are free from cheating, RWT ads or other types of rules breaking behavior?

Thank you and best regards


Joost said...

Hey Vaskor, good job representing us as fansite owners. What's the page which your post is on?

Vaskor said...

Thanks, Joost! It is on page 22

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being one of the questioners he responded to in the update today. :)

Vaskor said...

Thank you, Kitt!

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