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You Make The Rules
« on: October 01, 2010, 06:31:36 PM »
I want to know what you as the members want as rules.
There will be some very basic rules, that is a given, like yelling Fire, where there is none. ::)

But I'd like you, the members, since it really is your forum, to decide what you consider acceptable, and what you do not.
We will hold a vote on any suggestions you may have.
Or we could have a forum without rules, if you prefer that.

We will have some guidelines that we want followed, but beyond that, it's up to you.

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 06:58:00 PM »
Friday night philosophy, eh?  ;)

You've said elsewhere you don't want racist links, due to the type of people who'd be drawn here. I agree. It's tough enough wading into partisan issues without also having to combat the lie that all conservatives are racist for their near-unanimous opposition to the Obama Trauma.

Also elsewhere, we saw ourselves conforming to general rules of behavior that didn't need to get said explicitly, aside from the now-standard wording in the old YaBB (now SimpleMachines) user agreement. It isn't literature but it does cover the basics. Common decency and self-policing seemed to work just fine.

That said, this page deserves immediate attention, adding that basic text back into the very page a newbie would see, upon signing up....

http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/index.php?action=help;area=registration_screen

I'd tell you where to find the YaBB version left over when Terms of Service were boiler-plate for YaBB, but you can guess where I mean. Oddly, I can't find any example of it at the SimpleMachines site, in their FAQ or through data searching "terms of service".

http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=1419

Profanity? Sure seems that's a liberal's stunt. Phony ex-Marine crybabies, and the like. Yes, I've seen conservatives here go to white-hot-anger in 1.6 nanoseconds. That too was elsewhere. I'm not sure this early in "the game" that we'd see that level of idiot come here and actually spark that same white-hot angry reply. It still wouldn't hurt to mention it's generally low-class and fit only for liberals and other trolls.

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 07:06:27 PM »
All well said quiller, you actually get it.
I really don't want to impose rules, in fact, I've only filtered one word, and hope I don't need to add to the list.
The word I have censored is "cunt", I see no need for it's use.

I think the self policing idea can work quite well, we all tend to act like adults and don't say anything we wouldn't say in mixed company anyway.
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 07:54:47 PM »
Screaming meltdowns aimed at another poster will not be tolerated.


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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 08:01:53 PM »
Screaming meltdowns aimed at another poster will not be tolerated.


Billy
This is where self policing should take effect, everyone should intervene when a Con or Lib are out of control.
Tell them to take a break, if it needs further attention, we can institute a time out.
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 08:53:44 PM »
Can we limit kwiller to one post a day?
Only if you can switch back to being straight .
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 08:55:00 PM »
Only if you can switch back to being straight .

Or at least back to humans...

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 08:56:17 PM »
Or at least back to humans...
Somethings simply aren't possible. ;D
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 09:01:04 PM »
Somethings simply aren't possible. ;D

Maybe we can get his wife to wear a lot of fur?

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 09:05:17 PM »
Maybe we can get his wife to wear a lot of fur?
Oh Oh Oh...I could say something, but I like Beau too much to insult his wife.

After all, isn't it bad enough she had to marry him?
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 09:08:12 PM »
Oh Oh Oh...I could say something, but I like Beau too much to insult his wife.

After all, isn't it bad enough she had to marry him?

He really is married???

JK...  I like Beau too...

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 09:11:53 PM »
He really is married???

JK...  I like Beau too...
So he claims...

Beau Jr, you put mommy back in the closet, right now, young man!!!
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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 09:21:12 PM »

That almost approaches child pornography, not that I'm an authority. 

You might want to check with taxed.

I concur.  They should certainly check with your wife...

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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010, 09:33:05 PM »
1) Post Quality. If a poster simply makes dumb remarks aimed to evoke a reaction, they need to go. They offer nothing. Especially if those posts are predominantly aimed at posters.

2) Back up what you say.  Anyone can make claims. The object in a debate is to back up those claims. Back it up or the post gets deleted. Continue and the poster gets booted.

3) No bigotry

I call these the "Walter and Gigglefarts Charter"...


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Re: You Make The Rules
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010, 09:38:08 PM »
This is your only warning, taxed.  Leave my wife and family out of forum discussions.

As to us making the rules, I don't think Solar's picture is appropriate.
It does border on child pornography, at least to me.  Do with that as you wish.

Family should be off limits but Bama, you are simply getting what you have been asking for since you got here. Every one of your posts has been to bait people...


 

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