Discussion of Forum Rules and Guidelines

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Discussion of Forum Rules and Guidelines

Postposted on Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:39 am

After months of heated debate by the moderators, we've ironed out a small set of rules and guidelines for posting here in the forums. In case you didn't see the big announcement thread at the top of the Back Porch, here is the link:

viewtopic.php?t=11214

This thread is the place to discuss, comment, complain, etc. about the posted rules and guidelines. If you have specific complaints about a specific action of a moderator, please either PM that moderator or one of the admins. If your PM goes unanswered for more then a couple days, then please send one to me.

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Postposted on Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:47 am

The posted rules are just common sense.

Or at least I would like to think they are... every now and then we do get a straggler wandering in trying to sell his 100 copies of Medal of Honor /w serials.


*cough* *cough*
http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8390
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:50 pm

Is "damn" a swear word in this forum?
are we going to be following national TV rules?
I know the ones that are filtered, but I'm not sure about the unfiltered words
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:05 pm

Basically TV rules works well enough. The comments don't have filters like the forums, so they will got moderated as needed. For the forums, the filters will pick up what needs to be filtered. Of course, don't take that as an invitation to "get around" the filters.

If in doubt, find another word to use. The English language is full of excellent words to use when expressing yourself.

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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:20 pm

Makes perfect sense. All those who try to 'push the limits' will be seeing this, I assume:

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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:32 pm

pez-king wrote:The posted rules are just common sense.

Or at least I would like to think they are... every now and then we do get a straggler wandering in trying to sell his 100 copies of Medal of Honor /w serials.


*cough* *cough*
http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8390


Lol. That was a good one. They picked the wrong forums to find someone dumb enough to "buy" a serial number from them. Anyone could get them somewhere else if they wanted.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:56 pm

How about someone who tries to break the record of getting his posts locked ^^ *coughhhhhhh cough*
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:40 pm

I just CAN NOT believe that TR is bowing to SCO pressure and removing Linux from the site.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:00 pm

PRIME1 wrote:I just CAN NOT believe that TR is bowing to SCO pressure and removing Linux from the site.



No more linux news????
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:08 pm

PRIME1 wrote:I just CAN NOT believe that TR is bowing to SCO pressure and removing Linux from the site.


Say what? Where did this come from?
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Postposted on Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:45 pm

meanfriend wrote:
PRIME1 wrote:I just CAN NOT believe that TR is bowing to SCO pressure and removing Linux from the site.


Say what? Where did this come from?


I think he's trying to toss something inflammatory up and hope he gets a thread locked. :roll:
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Postposted on Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:05 am

I just read the rules post and I don't see that anything has changed except the animated sig thingie..........so I don't have any problem with them...... :wink:
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Postposted on Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:48 am

dolemitecomputers wrote:No more linux news????

meanfriend wrote:Say what? Where did this come from?

I think he's referring to the lack of Anti-M$ around. There isn't any other explination that makes any kind of sense. ;)
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Postposted on Thu May 05, 2005 1:46 pm

How is a link to something profane (i.e. swearing) considered improper?
It wasn't pornographic, but I was locked for it.
viewtopic.php?t=29795
Why?
Edit: I do know that profanity is not allowed IN POSTS,
but what about a link to profanity that is labelled appropriately?

I'm not trying to cause trouble, I just don't understand how I broke any rules.
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Postposted on Thu May 05, 2005 2:40 pm

totoro wrote:I'm not trying to cause trouble, I just don't understand how I broke any rules.


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Postposted on Thu May 05, 2005 3:06 pm

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Postposted on Thu May 05, 2005 3:15 pm

Most likely you should discuss with the mods and admins in question via PM. But this probably falls into the "family site" clause.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:37 am

So....what changed in the quiet 8-17-06 update to the rules?
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:11 pm

Old rules wrote:2.) Personal attacks will not be tolerated. If you have to resort to such behavior, perhaps you belong someplace else. It is understandable that some discussions can get heated (such as in the Religion and Politics forum) but try to maintain civility.

New rules wrote:2.) Personal attacks are frowned upon. If you have to resort to such behavior, perhaps you belong someplace else. It is understandable that some discussions can get heated (such as in the Religion and Politics forum) but try to maintain civility. If you cannot, you may be subject to censure or other disciplinary measures.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:56 pm

what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:01 pm

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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:06 pm

AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


How about we just ban you because you have Amish in your alias and used "poophead" as a possible name to call someone? In fact, banning you would take too much energy. Just save us the time and leave. :roll:



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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:16 pm

AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


Well, we're definitely not prohibiting sarcasm, but we're not so keen on the serious name calling, especially if it gets vicious. The mods will sometimes have to make a judgement call on personal attacks, but there will generally be a warning before action is taken.

And poopyheads who try to dance around the finer points of the rules testing the limits will have to deal with me. ;)
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:13 pm

Damage wrote:
And poopyheads who try to dance around the finer points of the rules testing the limits will have to deal with me. ;)


This could get really interesting..really fast. But i like the way you think :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:06 pm

Damage wrote:
AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


Well, we're definitely not prohibiting sarcasm, but we're not so keen on the serious name calling, especially if it gets vicious. The mods will sometimes have to make a judgement call on personal attacks, but there will generally be a warning before action is taken.

And poopyheads who try to dance around the finer points of the rules testing the limits will have to deal with me. ;)


Thats probably a warning, DUH!!
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:14 pm

LicketySplit wrote:True story...the Iron Fist RULES :lol:


I don't see how a SSD has anything to do with this. :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:33 pm

|FN|Steel wrote:
AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


How about we just ban you because you have Amish in your alias and used "poophead" as a possible name to call someone? In fact, banning you would take too much energy. Just save us the time and leave. :roll:



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/cry. I was just personally attacked by a nooblet. see the original question is pertinent!
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:07 pm

AmishRakeFight wrote:
|FN|Steel wrote:
AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


How about we just ban you because you have Amish in your alias and used "poophead" as a possible name to call someone? In fact, banning you would take too much energy. Just save us the time and leave. :roll:



:wink:


/cry. I was just personally attacked by a nooblet. see the original question is pertinent!


Nooblet?? What is this of which you speak? Some whinny lil bastage or what :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:33 pm

LicketySplit wrote:
AmishRakeFight wrote:
|FN|Steel wrote:
AmishRakeFight wrote:what about sarcasm? can we still do that? what if someone takes something I said sarcastically out of context and calls me a poophead. Am I banned for being sarcastic or are they banned for the personal attack?


How about we just ban you because you have Amish in your alias and used "poophead" as a possible name to call someone? In fact, banning you would take too much energy. Just save us the time and leave. :roll:



:wink:


/cry. I was just personally attacked by a nooblet. see the original question is pertinent!


Nooblet?? What is this of which you speak? Some whinny lil bastage or what :lol:


Considering I joined before both of ya whiney biatches and all. :P
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Postposted on Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:11 pm

Kevin, this is just a side issue, but I disagree with your sig. Jeremiah was a man almost no one listened to, but that doesn't mean he should have done anything else besides what he was doing. It's not who's listening, it's whose message it is ;)

As far as the forum rules go, they are all common sense, but common sense I don't believe is all too common...
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