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Old 01-17-2002, 05:07 PM   #1
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Community Policies

Yes, the old dreaded policies are back. They have remained unchanged. I'm posting them because it seems that the spam of some people have been increasing lately. As a warning to everyone, please note that the mods will be less permissive in the next few weeks.

****************Golden Rules****************

1. You cannot, in any way, insult (or "flame") someone else on the board. People may not be insulted just because their opinion differs from your own. Flaming includes calling people names, insulting them in any way or saying offensive things to them.

2. Refrain from using profanity in your posts.

3. Spamming is strictly prohibited. Your post needs to contribute to the discussion or the topic.

*** Spam Details***

In any discussion board, the continuous posting of messages irrelveant to the topic or discussion is strictly prohibited.

You should not consistantly be able to look up at your screen and see that the majority of topics or messages on a page were just created or posted by you.

To Discuss: To talk about a subject in detail.
To Chat: To talk in a light, familiar way. Informal talk. (ie one sentance posts such as, "I agree" etc.)

Chatting is considered spamming and will be dealt with accordingly.

***End of Spam Details***


4. The posting of links to sites that contain illegal material (ie where to get illegal MP3s, warez, etc.) is prohibited.

5. The posting of obcene material is not allowed. (ie pornography, violent and disturbing images and or writings.)

6. Avoid duplicating anybody's nickname, avatar, and/or sig images. Make or find your own. This also applies to people outside our community (ie names of people of another community). It is strictly prohibited to impersonate someone else.

7. Threads and posts must be placed in their apropriate forums. (ie Threads about Galactic Battlegrounds go in the Galactic
battleground discussion forum, etc.)

8. Before posting a new topic. Do a search to see if there is already a recent thread pertaining to what yours is about. If
there is already a post similar to yours, feel free to read it and post a reply which will bring it to the top.

9. Be specific in the naming of your topic. This will aid in topic searches and help prevent someone from posting something you already have.

10. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by
you.

11. You may not register another account under the same IP number.

*************End of Golden Rules*************

*****************Penalties******************

Penalties for registering another account under the same IP:

The person be warned, and the extra account(s) will be immediately deleted. If the person recidivates, his/her IP will be banned from the community.

Penalties for spamming, cussing, and flaming:

First, the person will receive a warning in the form of a private message from the moderators.
If the person does not comply, his/her account will be deleted.
If the person registers under another username and keeps flaming/cussing/spamming, he/she will get permanently banned.

Penalties for stealing:

The "victim" (the person whose username/sig/avatar/etc. was stolen) will be contacted by the mods. This person will decide what penalty to enforce. The mods will then see if it's an adequate penalty.

Penalties concerning illegal activities:

If the person posted links to ROM sites and/or warez sites, the post will be edited and the person will be warned. If the person do it again, it's a temporary ban.

If it's about posting pornography, the user will be permanently banned without warning.

**************End of Penalties***************


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Old 01-17-2002, 05:47 PM   #2
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Re: Community Policies

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[i]*** Spam Details***

You should not consistantly be able to look up at your screen and see that the majority of topics or messages on a page were just created or posted by you.

[/B]
Hey look everybody! There's the rule that I made!!


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Old 01-17-2002, 06:06 PM   #3
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Unhappy is it a big crime ??

euh.... that thing you just said there 15..... i usualy have a whole line of my name at RS .... where i have posted..... but i live in a different time zone. and try to keep up with everything. and post replies to a lot of threads there.... i mean... if the american continent is sleeping i wake up and post.. there fore my name apears a lot on the screen.

It is not a crime is it???..

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Old 01-17-2002, 06:16 PM   #4
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The rules only apply to GB.com. If you wish to use them for RS.net, you are free to do so, but we'd like that you credit Rhett, Leon and myself for creating them


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Old 01-17-2002, 06:25 PM   #5
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hahahha... well in that case... the other rules maybe... but not that one then ... but i think we have a set of rules up.. made by GUNNER... or Ikhnaton... but im not sure...

But im glad.. you almost gave me a heart attack..... especially when i read the punishment. thanks anywho

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Old 01-17-2002, 07:43 PM   #6
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I only made it by going against it. Was kinda high on mountain dew at the time, and all the mods were asleep, so i decided to post a reply to every single topic. Rhett wasn't too happy about that...most of my replies were on topic too...I guess that rule is good for here, cause they have alot of members here, unlike at rs.net, where people join, and then immediately get either A: Banned or B: Bored and leave. lol that was funny about that massachussetes guy. hehehe


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Old 01-17-2002, 09:35 PM   #7
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Is being called a "lier" included in the flaming section?



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Old 01-17-2002, 10:33 PM   #8
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:38 PM   #9
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Yes, I know. But I was called a "lier".



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Old 01-17-2002, 10:39 PM   #10
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oh, sorry then


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Old 01-18-2002, 02:27 AM   #11
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We did need some law and order here.


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Old 01-18-2002, 02:29 PM   #12
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We did need some law and order here.
are you saying that now that things have calmed down we should abdon this law and order and desaend into anerachy
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Old 01-18-2002, 04:46 PM   #13
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ok fine Eets you are a LAIR not a "lier"


watch it soon i'll be banned for telling the truth or for spelling somthing wrong. hehe war has started between me and eets just incase you dont know.



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Old 01-18-2002, 04:49 PM   #14
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Sorry Delphi, it's a one-sided war. I just like to read your insults



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Old 01-18-2002, 06:11 PM   #15
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why not 2 sided it would make thigs so much more fun



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Old 01-18-2002, 07:38 PM   #16
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lol this is funny


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Old 01-18-2002, 08:08 PM   #17
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are you saying that now that things have calmed down we should abdon this law and order and desaend into anerachy
Just look at this thread...things are everything but calming down.

Guys, cut the chatter or I'll be forced to take action and close this topic.


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Old 01-18-2002, 08:25 PM   #18
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Don't use the forums as a chat room...there IS a chat room for that.


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Old 02-10-2002, 03:03 PM   #19
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But forums are for talking?? Arent they??


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Old 02-10-2002, 03:06 PM   #20
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Discussion. Not as a chat room. That's what AIM is for.




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Old 02-12-2002, 06:33 AM   #21
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Can you explain to me why you have such strict rules on chat, and spam? Even your mods were at it the other day, but it was just regarded as being quite funny. If any other forummers did that, Rogue 9 would usually make some arsy comment and close it down. No wonder people are leaving these forums.

I have to say I don't blame AU Heavyarms for making that thread, and the patronising response he received highlights some of the problems on these forums. Being a mod does not make you some kind of intellectual superior to others.

More maturity please.


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:14 AM   #22
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oh come on, don't ruin the fun for us mods! That thing with niner and Gunner the other day...oh just get over it! Mods are supposed to be superior to members...





i wish i could get into the private forums!! niner, Gunner, Ike, SOMEBODY gain me access to them!!! Matt suggested that u remove my mod title and then readd it and that might work...


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:19 AM   #23
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Im not really bothered by it, and that is why I ask why the rules are so strict. It's the off-topic forum, why should it matter if people chat? Surely it encourages the community.


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:25 AM   #24
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u were talkin about that thread, right? Ya, i must agree that the rules on 'chat' are too strict...doesn't allow for the community to take on a personality....


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:48 AM   #25
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Mods are supposed to be superior to members...
Superior only in that they retain a level of maturity, and keep things in check. They are not entitled to their own set of rules. They certaintly shouldn't be refering to people as 'boy', or 'kid', or making character assasinations on forumers who are clearly younger than they are. That quite simply is out of order, and personally it puts me off posting here.


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Old 02-12-2002, 09:39 AM   #26
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if everybody wouldn't take everything so personally, the forums would be alot better...


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Old 02-12-2002, 05:00 PM   #27
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Rogue 15 and Rogue 9, if you think mods are superior to everyone, then you are just as wrong as someone that flames or says something inappropriate. And off-topic discussion can e chat too.


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Old 02-12-2002, 05:20 PM   #28
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Yeah, it bothered me too. But all the power they get is bound to inflate some online-egos.

I personally haven't seen Rogue 9 doing anything like what you describe, but, my visits are few and far between, so I'm sure I miss 80% of EVERYTHING that goes on here... Still, I'm sure he and ALL other mods can improve themselves: listen to what the "lower class" says... you'll be better at your job because of it!

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Rogue 15 and Rogue 9, if you think mods are superior to everyone, then you are just as wrong as someone that flames or says something inappropriate.
hook, line and sinker...


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Old 02-12-2002, 06:18 PM   #30
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I think I may have a solution that would satisfy many of you.

Let's create a "V.I.P. Forum", where only intelligent discussions would be allowed. This forum would have a restricted access: only oldbies would be allowed, as well as intelligent posters. Starting from there, the oldbies themselves would decide on who to let in and out. This decision wouldn't be based on post count, but rather by date of registration as well as positive participation to the forum.

Problems associated with this solution:
Problem #1: But what if the oldbies want to chat with each other?

They can still do it in the Off-Topic forum, as well as through Instant Messengers.

Problem #2: But what if the Off-Topic forum becomes a chat room?

That will be up to the users. If they want to turn it into a chat room, then so be it. If you're not happy with how the OT forum is turning out to be, then perhaps you may be elligible to have access to the V.I.P. forum.

Problem #3: What if newbies are feeling left out?

Two possibilities: Either they're elligible to the V.I.P. forum, or they don't find it interesting. Newbies can still have good and intelligent discussions in the Off Topic Forum, and oldbies can still participate in it, so it's not like there's a wall separating them.

Okay, feel free to post some more problems that could arise with this system, or questions about a point that I might have left out.

On the subject of mods and admins being superior to normal members, then it depends on the point of view. In the chain of command of the board, then yes, we do are superior. But as human beings, we're all equals, and our personality should reflect that equality. If you have ANY problems with a mod or an admin here, just PM me. I'll then try to help you the best I can.


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Old 02-12-2002, 07:35 PM   #31
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No offense, Sherack, but a "V.I.P" board would only heighten the image of mods being snootier or higher up than the "regular" forummers. True it's also a board for the oldbies and geniuses, but how would that make people who don't fit in any of the above categories feel? Probably the same way a man that lives in a cardboard box feels when he walks down Rodeo Drive...

Just my 2 decicreds..



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Old 02-12-2002, 08:15 PM   #32
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No, no, you're being influenced by the name. "V.I.P." isn't a name I'm likely to keep. I want to use this "discussion" board as a complement to the Off-Topic Forum. It would be embedded in it (like the RPG forum). People want to chat in off-topic. Chatting isn't something I consider "lower", it's just different than the board's original goal. That goal, however, has been changed with time.

Now that GB has been released, chatting is a much more important...course of action on the GB board. But since some people still want to hold discussions without being interfered by chat-talk, the new forum would serve that purpose well.


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:19 PM   #33
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in a nice way: You have just thought of segregating the forums.


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Old 02-12-2002, 08:41 PM   #34
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Sounds good to me Sherack as long as I can get in this VIP room.


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Old 02-13-2002, 02:55 AM   #35
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Are you realy going to do that?? cause i like to join too in that .
Or is it just an idea?
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Old 02-13-2002, 03:28 AM   #36
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Old 02-13-2002, 06:13 AM   #37
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Yes the mods are superior to other posters...in some ways...I mean they're mods they're supposed to be more mature, good posters, INTELLIGENT posters, and it would also help if they were a little modest.

and about the VIP Forum....uh watch "The Eye of the Storm" and no its not about a boat or a plane that gets caught in the eye of a hurricane or a tornado...in fact far from it...its about prejudiceness(is that a word?), and after you watch it you'll think twice about the VIP forum I guaruntee it.

O ya and if you're trying/gonna try for a degree in Child Psychology you should watch it, too.


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Old 02-13-2002, 06:41 AM   #38
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Well, as an Oldbie, I don't post very often. So Really, I already have a "V.I.P." system in my head. If a certain thread looks to be more "chat orientated" or "non-earth shattering" I generally just don't post in it, save for a few fun threads here and there . If I don't like a how a thread's progressing, I just don't post there.

As far as a new Forum for intelligent banter, why not just allow chat in the forum, but if a thread has "(NO CHAT)" at the end of the thread title then that means the thread creator has requested that posting within that thread must be intelligent and contributive to the discussion. If someone ignores that request they are warned by MODS, and if he/she continues to ignore that warning they get banned for a day or two.

If a thread does not have the above "(NO CHAT)" disclaimer attached to it, then that thread is free for chat orientated discussion. How can that system go wrong?


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Old 02-13-2002, 07:29 AM   #39
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Ooh Ooh! Two more metaphors!

This would be like the seperation of blacks and whites in churches. It could start The Mod Wars! :P



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Old 02-13-2002, 08:43 PM   #40
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Originally posted by Eets'chula
Ooh Ooh! Two more metaphors!

This would be like the seperation of blacks and whites in churches. It could start The Mod Wars! :P
Well, i think it would be quite the opposite. Thats like saying that seperating into rich neighborhoods and poor neighborhoods is completely wrong and makes horiible things happen. No, thats not the case at all. Its just the way some people are, some are rich, some are poor, some post intelligently, some just chat.

I think a forum would encourage those that wish to join to post intelligent and on-topic things. Those that don't want to be in it shouldn't have any problem with it, as they care nothing about it, and the others will still post in the off-topic board as well.


Peace is but a shadow of death,
Desperate to forget its painful past.
And though we hope for promising years,
After shedding a thousand tears,
Yesterday's sorrow constantly nears.

Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains alone.
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