There comes a time when a site crosses the threshold and becomes popular, when regular readers and commenters are established, and with that comes some responsibility. While we are thrilled with the growth of Wii U Daily and the thousands upon thousands of daily visitors, we have so set some guidelines for when it comes to posting comments on the site. While we’re big supporters of your freedom of speech and your right as a reader to express your opinion and your mind, we still have to moderate a lot of the discussion due to improper behavior. From now on, we’ll be cracking down on bad behavior in the comments section. Here are some of the rules and guidelines to posting comments on Wii U Daily: Don’t troll Don’t post “first!” as the first commenter on a post. It’s not 1999. And you’re usually not first anyway. Do not post links to shady websites and spam sites (this is the quickest way to get banned here). Do not insult other users (this is the second quickest way to get banned here). Do not impersonate other commentators and Wii U Daily staff. To reserve your username and add an avatar, sign up for Gravatar. No excessive swearing and no hate-mongering. Stay on topic. Respect others’ opinions. In addition to these rules, we will continue to use the comment rating system. Readers can upvote good comments and downvote bad ones. Hopefully this simple voting system will take care of the majority of problems and make it unnecessary to moderate comments, as you, the readers, get to pick what’s good and what’s bad. For a more in-depth discussions on a variety of Wii U related topics join our Wii U forums. local_offer Nintendo wii u wii u daily stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. PEmuscTU These comment rules and guidelines is something people at MyNintendoNews needs… Wildman Yes! I hate all of the trolling/ stupidity that has overwhelmed the comments section of that site. I currently prefer this site to that one. SanPharaoh They troll because they lack something: attention…by acknowledging them they gain what they lack. Starve trolls of the attention they crave and they will disappear. Most of them are adolescents going through puberty and find amusement in talking shit. It doesn’t matter the topic. They will pick the side that garners the most attention. Macarony64 yes now that the rules of engagement are set. to battle my fellow nintendo fans fedster lmao imagine u said “first”, man that would of been funny. but im glad hat these rules r finally being taken seriously 🙂 Nintedward hahhah so true. 🙂 . you win venomjamaica I so agree with you. I am mostly now here than mynintendonews.com But wii u daily need faster news too. Get N or get OUT!!! u mad bro lol…now they are going to troll even more now. venomjamaica They better not cause they will get banned revolution5268 you should see the new voting system they got, aelous the troll have like multiple account and thumb down anyone that supports Nintendo, and all the thumbs up goes to him. Nintendude I agree completely with all of these rules. Nintendude I agree! Nintendude 0_0 NintendoGamer Dude, this is not MyNintendoNews. Don’t copy other person’s name. It’s stupid. Pachanop we’re two 😀 Ultimate Cheez What! No this takes away freedom of speech you can’t take that right away from us we should protest by not visiting this site WHOS WITH ME!!! >:O Thisguywiththesheep No ninjabake I think your alone on this one. There’s a time and a place for negative comments and they should be done in moderation. You still have freedom of speech, wii u daily just asks you be mature and respectful. And there is nothing wrong with that. I see these rules as very lenient compared to most forums. SteampunkJedi Well said. And I agree. NintendoGamer Good luck if you wanna get in trouble, son. UGotWongGuy Yeah, too bad it doesn’t work that way. This is a privately operated board, opened to the public. So, the rules set here are not protected by the constitution. Go yell fire in a crowded theatre just because you feel like it and then argue “free speech” in court. You will lose. Ultimate Cheez No these people want to take your characteristic away from us and I say NO! I believe we should all says what we want even if it is to say there the first to comment because that’s what puts a smile on our face and not to be able to be part of this site just because you want to be yourself is WRONG that’s why we have freedom of speech . . . . To be happy so I DEMAND TO DROP THESE RULES or else I’m going to protest and I hope ever one else sees this. Yeah You should at least turn this into a question. Leeroy Alright. Akuago220 Well it’s about time some form of order was established. Glad to see this rule set. Now if only MyNintendoNews could follow suite; their commenters are rarely worth anyone’s serious attention… mark Nice pointers but isn’t it abit too late xP AO1JMM About time lol. Voting is good as long as it doesnt turn into N4G. That site is horrible. Sqarticus You got to admit it would be hilarious if 30 or 40 people said first on this page. AKA-Link77 Finally! Thanx “Daily”! 😀 We were all getting annoyed of the trolls and the morons who say their first but are like. . . 5th. flashdrive more like people saying there first when they’re like 20th Raul I have a question Wii U Daily Staff… So in the Sonic All Stars article, a user wrote “Awesome! Facts! (Haha I beat the annoying first comment trolls)” and I replied “Ironically, you became an annoying first comment troll.” Would this be considered an insult? I don’t wanna get banned… I really enjoy this site. If this would be violating rules, I’d like to know to get an idea of what is “Insulting and hate mongering”. Josh Thank you! I was getting annoyed by all those trolls that kept trashing the Wii U, even on this site. You truly understand what readers desire. Mac the only one that i really cared about was the “FIRST!” rule. thats just a waste of comment Slacker come on man trols are part of the fun of going on a site and seeing some miss informed person talk bad about youor favorite system it is funny seeing all those comments but its ok i ges as long as you keap news coming-out on Wii U roedburn Could you please not let “first” comments through? SuperShyGuy Yeah they should blue shell them right away! El CaRaS1 Sounds good to me just wish people could have a lil bit of common sence and just down vote your comment cause they didnt get it or where sensetive. If your following this guidelines we all nintendo fans we should all stick together. Bit its all good. LazerK Yay LazerK Best rules for commenting ever TheUNation This blog is the best out there… something that MyNintendoNews lacks– moderation. In conclusion, I will obey orders. shtblock I was wondering how to get the avatar on these comments like some have…to bad it won’t take the * or all caps as in my gamer-name though, but hopefully this will work on this post… shtblock yup it works, thanks people at WiiU daily!!! flashdrive how did you get an avatar for these comments? SH*TBLOCK Click on the link on the post for Gravatar, then make your profile and name there and then that pic becomes your avatar on sites like this one. You have to have a name with only lower case letters or numbers, that is why I was like why. but you can have your name anyway you want on this site, just needs to be like that on that site as long as your e-mail is the same. Also for those that gave my a dislike, I wasn’t trying to be a troll on this post, I honestly didn’t know how to get my avatar like others here and found out from this post. LordFenixNC damn seems someone stole my SN on there… oh well… I am happy you guys have official rules up… should help clean some of the stuff up… Love this place… i find more News here and more recent then at any other place i have used about the Wii-U… Hope ppl dont give you guys a hard time about it Collected Good to see some official rules, I’ll do my best to follow them theunknownhero I hate when people say first. Benjamin I really don’t care who ‘trolls’ or ‘namecalls’ Say what you will! This is WAR!! Let’s not be babies! Suck it up! Lew3107 Glad that these are finally up. Now I won’t have to read arguments about who was the first poster in the comments anymore. 😀 silentbates Glad to see things are getting better and better for this site keep it up boys! and gal 😉 nintendoododo I agree. Trolls should be banned immediately. Johny I have read and agreed to these statements…. xD Bravyoura I totally agree with setting rules but the rating system doesn’t work fictional comments such as “GTA 5 announced for wii u” are available to read yet any factual comment such as darksiders 2 received average reviews is hidden due to low rating. What it boils down to is wii u daily is not a discussion website it’s more of a place where Nintendofiles go to justify their unwavering elegance to a brand. I can’t wait for the comments when the first negative game review comes in, you can’t argue with facts. ninjabake True, but reviews aren’t facts they’re strictly opinions and don’t dictate your decision of purchase unless you allow it to. The vote up or down on the comments enables users to decide whether the agree or disagree with said comment. Having the option to show the hidden comment means that anyone who voted it up can still see it if they want, so it still allows that freedom of speech even if that person was trolling or just said something many others disagreed with. This site allows a lot of freedom to users that most other sites don’t. Bravyoura I find the staff at ign generally have good judgement I know alot of people use metacritic but their scores are often misleading due to their use of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft specific sites/magazines which are often biased. Plus can anyone really afford to waste money on a game based on their own opinion, I prefer to leave it to profesionals. Thats a fair point on the voting system I just think Wii U Daily should extend their moderation of comments to ridiculous comments that are designed as bait for trolls, like I said in my last comment quotes such as “GTA 5 annoyanced for Wii U” attracts trolls like moths to a flame which is what these news rules were designed to stamp out. No ridiculous comments = no trolls, problem solved ninjabake There’s nothing wrong with checking out a review and seeing the pros and cons of a game. I was just saying its completely up to you whether your sole reason to buy a game or not was based on what a reviewer had said. As far as ignore goes, to each his own when it comes to their forums. Video review wise? They have proven bias in the past and not unlike many other reviewers, they get paid to praise popular titles, occasionally giving a deserving low score to a high budget game. But again its all opinion anyway so its not like I’ll be upset with ignore, gamespot, ft or any run of the mill reviewer for disliking my favorite game or liking a game I’m not too fond of. I play what I enjoy and noones opinion on said game will change that. What I do to gauge whether its worth a purchase or not is look at gameplay bids, play demos, and sometimes watch/read reviews. But its a lot of factors that go into it, its not just someone’s opinion that decides my purchase decision. But hey to each his own. jcnba28 hi issac ? Hey man. Sup. ~(O.O~) Bruce lee would destroy chuck norris! Kirbymon123 Rule # 7 : Stay on Topic. XD NintendoGamer You didn’t respect the easiest rule! Wow, son! DURPAdurpa I don’t believe that tge good people at Wiiu Daily had to waste their time posting to tell people to stop doing stupid things. I mean it’s common sense people. Hopefully this will stop the need to scan through all of the trash people mindlessly shove on this site and be able to read what the actual thoughts on the topic are. roedburn Common sense isn’t very common any more. Levi Anthony I hate trolls as well, but do you really have the authority to amend our right to free speech when it comes to commenting on stuff? Maverick-Hunter Oh hail the mighty nintendo gods they know what we want in video games and what we want to read. Or in this case not read 🙂 *worships* Grodus Sounds good. I already followed these rules, so… xdlugia Let’s see if people put these rules to use: I own an Xbox and I love it very much. Games like Alan Wake and Forza Motorsport are really great, and Halo is my second favourite game franchise of all time. I am also getting an Xbox 720 just for Halo 5 and Forza 5. SteampunkJedi I hope Zelda is your first favorite franchise. If not, it’s still your opinion that matters most, not mine or anyone else’s. But I would recommend Zelda if you haven’t played it. That should check up. Unless it’s off topic. I’m not quite sure about that. TheBoldman67 These rules seem good enough for me. Non-Specific ActionFigure Thanks, I Hate trolls. Makes me wanna troll Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo and SEGA were the real console makers. Sadly, SEGA is gone. So, The Ouya team will replace SEGA. LONG LIVE NINTENDO AND OUYA! NintendoGamer What’s wrong with Sony? They have a lot of great exclusive IPs, plus PS2 it’s considered by a lot of people one of the best consoles ever. XDLugia Yes, Zelda is my number 1 franchise 😉 XDLugia Whoops wrong post… WiiUser Would posting Articles from Pachter be considered Trollinng? 007 1/2 definitely check all of ur articles about stuff sony or microsoft said about the wii u (especially smart glass articles). there are too many comments going back and forth. also, what were u looking for earlier? supermosh1990 great to know! Marq It’s good to see that you mods are taking your site and the comments section to the next level. Wii U Daily just keeps getting better. Joesatmoes i am okay with most of this, but to what point would u be cussing “excessively”? and what if, while arguing nd trying to prove a point to someone, or a group of ppl, u go a bit off topic? NintendoGamer It would be nice if MyNintendoNews would also have rules. I am tired of seeing users saying they are Miyamoto and crap like that. revolution5268 they have a problem with banning people because of switching email accounts. Quad Thank you wii u daily staff, but now i have the urge to use excessive swearing and not respect others’ opinions but i will never post the first comment Dorfdad Can someone please fix the spacing on the comments it’s way to close to the left side. It needs an indent of at least 20px. It’;s driving me crazy and I don’t post because of it. I know stupid but I hate the look so close to the left edge! Braulio500 Yay! Finally some rules =3 Yamiryuu Zero Finally we’ll get rid of the trolls. I’ve been hoping for something like this, so we don’t waste our time reading comments of trolls. I agree completely with all the above! Now, if only other sites would do that as well… SteampunkJedi I just signed up for Gravatar. Good rules. dumbpants Yay for rules! Deuce It’s nice that we could come to a consensus on this. NoPUNintendo Finally. Strict rules and guidelines. I’m really happy about this. Dr.device 😀 woot rules and guidelines, the most important part of most anything. Lord Carlisle Wait, does that mean our comments will instantly go up? – tests – Lord Carlisle Nope. EvanescentHero Testing my Gravatar… revolution5268 looks like a success, i give it a thumbs up. Kirbymon123 The second half of the picture looks like kirby! EvanescentHero I thought so too! Brentmeister General News dry anyone? 🙂 XENAJA THANKS YOU relaxingbedo I love the rules! Thanks Wii U Daily ^_^ Alienfish Sounds okay to me. chito120 Same here I will falow thous rules V(-_-)V Lamsaturn I made a Gravatar account, but I don’t know how to establish it for use on this website… Lamsaturn Never mind, it worked, haha. Ibiexplorer4 My only question is this: Why weren’t these rules present from the start? revolution5268 i think people don’t know the rule around here, you know there new here. Gamer 1) Nintendo is the best game company. First second a s third parties have great exclusives on Nintendo platforms 2) Sony is number two with their copying ways. 3) xbox 360 is third with their two game exclusives and Kinect. Had go put this out before the rules and guide lines take effect. N.S.M Fan I am SO glad that these rules are here. See what can happen if rules and regulations aren’t put in place? No bad intentions. david Hay now that there’s rules I don’t see that troll Aeoules or what ever his name is posting. revolution5268 i curious what troll is going to challenge there rule like what they did on my nintendo news? shadowfan2z Hey, revolution! I love My Nintendo News but WAY too much cussing and trolling….. I like the “buried comment” thing on here. My Nintendo News should have it. And the moderation thing doesn’t need to go on there, I think if it’s hidden, sickr should delete it and warn the person not to do it again. If they troll or post something inappropriate again, he bans them. That would be a great system. 🙂 FennexFox Awesome job guys! Glad to see the moderation rules are up in here now ^^. shadowfan2z What’s the name of the system you use Wii U Daily? AwayToHit Very good 🙂 The incredible sandwich =) The_fuzz_buzz Rule number nine : Don’t talk about your fresh Tacos or French Toast Sticks. Cheese Burgers are acceptable.