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mrswoman
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PostSubject: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 19:32

The board has grown in recent times, so MT and the moderators have decided it's time for a new set of forum rules.
 

  • Usernames must not be email addresses.
  • Avatars need to be 120px wide, there are plenty of online resizers or a mod will do it for you.
  • No pictures in signatures.
  • Resize massive pictures, always preview first!
  • Please don't double post, that's why there's an edit button.

    1. Submitting your message twice
    2. Submitting a message right after another, instead of just editing the original
    3. Posting something that another member has already said


  • No text speak, go easy on the capitals.
  • No single word/single emoticon posts (Outside of word association).
  • Be sensitive about other users, anyone singling out another person will get told. This includes posts on potentially offensive topics such as sex, religion or politics.
  • Try and stay on-topic, take chatty conversations to PM, chatbox or take it to "Off Topic".
  • Think before you start a new thread. Could it be put somewhere else?
  • Don't quote-on-quote-on-quote: Select the relevant line of previous post or edit the quote back in if a post creeps in before yours.
  • You don't have to tell everyone when your tickets arrive or start a new thread about meet ups pre-gig; there's a thread for the latter already.
  • Search before you post: There is a search function, check it hasn't already been said.
  • Flaming - "Making pointless/hurtful mesages  or starting an online argument that becomes nasty or derisive, where insulting a party to the discussion takes precedence over the objective merits of one side or another"-  is not allowed.
  • Trolling - "One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument" is also not tolerated.
  • Posts which ignore these rules will be deleted and/or their threads locked.  Repeated rule-breakers will receive a warning. Should rule breaches continue, post counts will be reset to zero, posting will be blocked from known IP addresses and repeat offenders ultimately banned entirely.
  • The band have been known to frequent the board, just keep it in mind: We're all fans of the band, but there is a limit...
  • Any problems, questions etc, the mod squad are a PM away.

For new people who aren't sure who's who:
Board Admin is -   MagicalTrevor
Moderators are -   MrsMagicalTrevor, Dabamash, Al, Sarah and mrswoman
Mods can be recognised on the board by the red "Moderator" or yellow "Administrator" tag in their signature.

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Read.

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Read

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 19:39

Read.

One comment: Would it be possible to highlight rule amendments in red text or something?

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 19:50

Mr Woman wrote:
Read.

One comment: Would it be possible to highlight rule amendments in red text or something?

Do you mean if a mod edits a post?

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 19:55

He meant highlighting today's revised ones, but after trying changing colors of all the 'new' rules it's really harsh on the eyes. Consider them all worth reading and abiding by!

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 19:57

Read. Can some kind mod resize my avatar please. Ta.


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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 20:15

Apologies to all who've read so far: The new rules are a slight work in progress, but please note added points about no flaming or trolling. Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 20:40

Thanks for the resize, Mrs W.

[Edit: You're welcome!]
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeSun 02 Aug 2009, 21:47

Agreed. Also guys, if you have a problem with a way a mod has dealt with something, don't hesitate to confront them. All comments and criticisms help us to help you.

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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeMon 03 Aug 2009, 18:42

Read and understood.
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Okey dokey, no problem.
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeTue 04 Aug 2009, 11:38

Read and understood.

Would a mod be so kind as to resize my avatar for me ?

Thanks.
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Noted
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PostSubject: Re: New Forum Rules: Read before posting   New Forum Rules: Read before posting Icon_minitimeTue 04 Aug 2009, 23:43

Red. (someone had to do it)

Could my avatar be resized for the new rules pretty please?
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