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Offline MeBeAdmin

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Rules of Participation
« on: October 02, 2016, 07:05:42 PM »
Rules you must abide by to stay a member here:
  • Post or PM nothing illegal and that includes porn, warez, hacking etc.
  • Post or PM nothing offensive and that includes racist, sexist, bigoted, extremely violent, gore or oppressive.
  • Never, ever insult or otherwise try to take down another member and that includes management in the course of their duties.  I take "don't be a dick" so seriously I will turn into one to deal with anyone that disrespects another member.
  • Many of you may be coming from other websites which is fine but no trashing them here, at all.  Leave it behind.
  • All rules apply to everything connected to this board which includes social media and PMs.
  • If you've had an issue here and I find out you've spread it to another board you will be kicked from this one.  I have no tolerance for trolls vomiting their issues all over another board.
  • NO SPAM.  I made this big so it was easy to read.

And last but VERY important:

  • 8. Post content and structure; this is really important for the success of the board as well as your threads and posts.  Make an effort to start, contribute and encourage discussion.  Use proper grammar and language(English only please), no just posting copy/pasted material or only links.  Add your commentary to it and in the case of links post a brief description of the material and why we should read/watch it.  Please don't be cryptic unless you are prepared to explain yourself when questioned.  If you are posting something intellectual then also include links to other materials that back up your data and/or claims.  Lastly, if you are posting an opinion be clear about that.  It's not acceptable to make it look like your opinion is fact however it IS acceptable to claim it's based in fact as long as you provide links to whatever data(unproven articles from hate and truther sites are NOT PROOF) necessary to vet your claims.

I don't want this board to be like all the others in that they get mired down by bullshit and angry trolls.  I want us to differentiate ourselves by staying on the side of intellectualism and objectivity.

By registering on this board you are agreeing to everything on this page.

Occasionally I will purge inactive accounts from the board to save space on the database.  Please understand this isn't to be mean to anyone, but if the space isn't being used for a useful purpose I'm going to clean it so I'm not paying for dead accounts sitting on it.  If you find your account has been removed feel free to rejoin but if you aren't going to participate it's not necessary to join.

Although political discussion is allowed here keep it in mind that this board is not a democracy.  It is my privately owned property that I have invited you here to maturely discuss many things including hot button issues that are otherwise not cool to discuss elsewhere.  If you are compelled to attempt to e-bully anyone that doesn't wholeheartedly agree with your opinions you will find my e-boot up your ass and you banned from the board.  In other words; if you can't control yourself don't join.

If everyone abides by these rules I won't have to make new ones.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 10:18:14 AM by MeBeAdmin »
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Re: Rules of Participation
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 09:39:18 AM »
I'm only making one addition to the rules and that's regarding post content and rather than putting up a better version of the rules I'm leaving the rest as is.  They are simple and to the point.  I don't want to bog down the board with directives.
"Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts” B Baruch