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The Neos Moderation Team's Weekly office hours.

Here are the notes from 20 March 2022.

These are rough notes typed by CanadianGit, shamelessly stealing ProbablePrime's formatting. If there are errors please edit away!


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Scraner How long do world thumbnails take to update when a world is hidden? I know it's not instant.

  • Apologies, we're not certain in the exact refresh time, though you may be able to find out more information at Prime's office hours, he has a more solid background in technical details.

Euphoria I would like to know some of your favorite MMC worlds

  • I think all the winners and honourable mentions are well deserved. In particular, I enjoyed Hypertubes, A Burning Memory, The Heist, Neurel Network, and Groove Lake.

Guffit Probably been asked a million times Im sure, but as a noob in neos - are dedicated servers/hosting on the tables at all for the future of neos? Not sure if this is the correct place to ask 🙂

3x1t_5tyl3 Speaking of moderation: Any new developments on the guidelines?

  • We're discussing new language around the inclusion and enforcements of EULA following feedback from last week. You'll be able to follow updates to the guidelines in the devlog channel going forward.

〔】brightness the protogen【〕 i have a friend who was wondering if you could have emotes in neos like vrchat does

  • Absolutely. A number of user-made systems exist to help with this.

Nessi (The Draggal) Is there anything more which you are able to disclose on the ongoing situation with the drama, particularly about NCR? Not to say that there is nothing positive to say if you can't speak on this issue, it makes sense if there are simply things that you cannot currently disclose.

  • Unfortunately, no. Updates on the current situation will be available in the #announcements channel, please keep an eye on it for further news.

Euphoria Regarding headless servers, are there any plans for a kind of forced shutdown of the headless if the world it is hosting has been dormant for a period of time (like a week or so). I see so many empty headless worlds being hosted

  • Not currently. If we encounter UI issues with excessive empty headless servers, it is something we may look at improving in the UI - not forcing servers to shutdown.

Scraner I don't know if this is necessary to mention here, but I just noticed that I don't have the discord mentor role. Is that something to request off someone like Shifty, or my duty to opt in by reacting to something.

  • You now do. Thank you Froppy.

Dionamus How is the progress on Mentor applications?

  • Ikani - yeah I can't do audio ight now but basically we've had a bit of delay due to leads being busy with VFE/FE and other things but overall it's going well. Currently I see 13 applications still in the queue

Nessi (The Draggal) Another question, how far away are we from having a fleshed out protections system for user's creations in order to indicate ownership, grant usage rights, licensing, etc. and all that stuff which would make things harder to steal and indicate who actually holds the rights to own and use a creation which someone wants to keep limited like for example a paid avatar?

  • We can't give ETAs on upcoming features, but both the content ID system and hard permissions will assist with improving the protection of assets on Neos. Details can be found on the roadmap.

Spex Are there any particular tools or systems users have created you may want to highlight as useful self-moderation tools? Such as content warning systems, personal boundaries, etc.

  • Unfortunately, the moderation team does not vet these systems and sanction effective ones. You are welcome to ask the community for popular variants, though.

Scraner When do you plan on hosting another public session for new players?

  • The Tuesday after next - repeating every other Tuesday. I do want to encourage mentors to run events like those on their own, as well.

Cyro To expand on this, are there any plans to remove said self-moderation tools (such as the neos shield) from the neos essentials folder? I would have concerns about that specific item being in there and thinking that is neos' "officially" approved method of self moderation

  • Not presently, and feedback on any item in the Neos Essentials folder can be directed to the anonymous feedback form. I will put this item up for review, though.

Euphoria This is probably asked in every office hours but what tools / systems do you find to be especially dangerous, even if they don’t appear so from the outside?

  • CanadianGit - Dangerous is a difficult word to define in terms of moderation, but world layer systems have produced more negative feedback than any other in my experience.

Euphoria Canadian, quick question, did you enjoy being a judge this year

  • Yes - I enjoyed the worlds, I enjoyed speaking with the creators. I think Medra is possibly working himself to death, I have no idea how he does everything he does, but I think he's brilliant for it.