General Rules and Conduct

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General Rules and Conduct

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:50 am

General Rules and Conduct :

1. We have a policy of non-negotiation, Spammers will be shot on sight

2. No pornography is or will ever be allowed in the forums...however personal PM's of such to the Administrators are welcome :D ( please do not be stupid and assume we're serious and send us PM's )

3. To an extent we do allow vulgar or offensive language...however, frequent use of offensive language can result in temporary or permanent banning...and editing of posts is solely at the discretion of Administrators and Mods...inotherwords, it's OK, but don't get carried away! If you think you're going to explode and just can't keep it in any longer...then...you might want to ask for an invite to our blog...

The Gripe and Rant

where you can let it all hang out.

4. No insulting or brow-beating of other members will be tolerated! Insults and brow-beating throughout this forum are the domain of the Administrators and Mods alone...and will be used solely at our discretion...if you have a desire to get into a pi@@ing match with someone, you both can ask for an invite to The Gripe and Rant and tear a new one into each other there. :P

5. Post-whoring is acceptable behaviour provided you actually have something to say...repeated sentences of ' that's cool ' or ' oh yeh I saw that ' or ' I agree with that ' will not be tolerated...may be deleted...and may result in a suspension of membership.

6. When submitting articles or other fare from other sites...we require that you link back to your source...if there is no link...then your post will be removed...and no passing off someone else's work as if it were your own.

7. No racial, ethnic, or religious slurring will be tolerated! We don't care what race, ethnic background, or religious preference you have...we don't care what Country you come from, or whether you eat pork or cow or you don't, or just devour everything in your path...we reserve the right as Administrators and Moderators to hate everyone equally and to treat everyone with the same and equal distain for their existence :P.

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Part Deux

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:17 am

Point and Reputation Systems :

Some places give you points as a member, some rely upon number of posts, some have helpful buttons that you can click and add to a person's reputation, some work on senority, and some have other methods of determining the quality or importance of their members...

all systems are inherently flawed...eg. you could have two seniors with the same level of senority but one has only posted and participated 15 times while the other has participated 1500 times; or...you could have one member with 1500 posts but mostly not help-related ( eg. cough...me...cough ) and another member with only 500 posts but the majority help-related...so...

here...

it's simple...

we don't care how many posts you have...and...
we don't care about reputation systems here either

if we haven't banned you yet and sent you packing...you are a valued member ( or you wouldn't be here...that...we absolutely guarantee! )

But...if you absolutely need some kind of indicater in order to raise your self-esteem or feel important we can oblige by adding a few wimpy smileys under your name :P

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Mods

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:59 pm

Moderation :

Eventually we will start filling Mod positions...each forum will have it's own Mod...there will no global mods until we get this well under way...

moderation positions will be first offered to members of the blogs...as promised...and they will be given the first opportunity to pick which forum they wish to moderate...if, for instance, we have 18 forums, we will need 18 mods...any positions not taken by the bloggers will be left to foxy's sole discretion...and...

Please give us a chance to get this and the website settled first.

Thanks!
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