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Phillyman

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Gonna lay out some simple rules

1) No Linking to or Requesting (Roms, Warez, Keygens, Bios...etc) (Instant Ban!)

2) No Posting Nude Pictures

3) No Dodging the Curse Filter

4) No Posting Racist Stuff

5) No Flaming/Trolling

6) No Spamming

7) No Double Posting

8) No Links or Pictures to Gross Stuff (Animal Cruelty, Mutilation, Dismemberment...etc)

9) Posting Gibberish to get around the 5 post requirement will get you banned FOREVER!

10) Topic's or Replies that do not have a complete sentence will be deleted and you will be suspended for 30 days

Number 9 and 10 have been added because people keep replying to topics with the following...

"thats cool"

"I like that"

" :) "

I don't think it's that hard to create 5 topics and/or replies on this forum, If you cannot take 10 minutes to make 5 REAL POSTS then we honestly don't need you as a member of our community! The moderators of this forum have been instructed to delete any posts they deem as a cheap tactic to get to 5 posts!

The Rules are pretty simple....Other then that .....Have fun!

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I usually assume that the rules on any forum are like that when they first start... until they turn elitist and allow some people to get away with breaking the rules while punishing others... then the forum either turns to anarchy (anyway), irrelevance, or dies completely (which is almost always for the best in those worsed case situations).

Now that you have those rules, you must enforce them with an iron fist even if the infraction was committed by your best friend, otherwise nobody else should be expected to respect them, and nobody will once they get a sniff of favoritism or elitism in the air (then again, people who donate should always be favored over mere plebeians ;).

Also, what's your policy on reviving dead topics, even with relevant replies? ** swallows lump in throat **

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Also, what's your policy on reviving dead topics, even with relevant replies? ** swallows lump in throat **

If someone has relevant novel information to provide about an older topic or is just new to the forum and wants to revive an older topic for discussion, I see no problem with this.

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If someone has relevant novel information to provide about an older topic or is just new to the forum and wants to revive an older topic for discussion, I see no problem with this.

Nope nothing wrong with reviving topics at this time , Considering the forum is a little slow on people participating .....i have no problems with people posting in older topics as long as its more then just a "Yea thats cool" type reply

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That's cool.

Haha, j/k. Wow, I forgot all about my earlier post. If I recall, I made it after witnessing some severe elitism on a forum that I've been a member of like forever, but rarely ever posted on. I think the plain-text in my signature was too big for a "regular", so when he complained, I made it all rainbow colored and the moderators made me delete it. Had it been anyone with a post-count higher than the moderator's IQ they would have surely let get by. (Notice that in the below screenshot that the guy who complained has a signature with "obnoxious colors").

I've witnessed their favoritism before under different, more severe circumstances (they allowed a regular to blatantly admit to and commit copyright infringement (ripping numerous sounds from a Star Wars DVD) without saying a word to him, which is strictly against their policies, yet when someone who doesn't post on their forum made a lesser infringement (ripping 1.9 seconds of voice from "The Matrix"), they picked it out with a fine-tooth comb and rejected his mod).

If they freak out over slightly larger white text, I think they would have an aneurysm if I posted my 512 x 128 JPG signature... That forum's still around, and I bet it still sucks O_O

Image hosted by Image Shack:

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So then I told my hacker friend about this incident, and he took offense and corrected them:

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Just kidding, that last one's a Photoshop edit. If Specific was actually offended by them, their forum wouldn't be there today.

* Praise Specific *

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Yeah, it happens all the time. For some reason certain *ssholes get privileges over regular members and are able to troll topics to their harts content.

Seems the only way to combat this is when the whole admin/mod pool are in agreement that such behavior will not be tollerated by any member.

I've seen this happen several times on different boards, even up to the point where the board itself was destroyed in the end, but when you're on your own there's little you can do against it.

For some reason I don't think we'll have this problem here. :wink:

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