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Old 09-15-2013, 08:02 AM   #20
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Default Re: [ The Forum Rules ]

Updated rule #2 for clarification on trolling, although it only restates what we've always said. You've been warned.

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Originally Posted by viper2040 View Post
2) NO FLAMING
This means no insulting, provoking, attacking, etc.
This applies to EVERYONE--NO EXCEPTIONS. *Don't be surprised if we don't give warnings for this.

'Do not cause SFO Drama.' If you have personal issues with someone, settle it with that person.

2 a) 4/22/2012 NO EXCEPTIONS EXPANSION

This rule applies to persons outside the community as well. Creating topics for the sole purpose of mocking, demeaning or flaming anyone on the basis of their behavior, appearance, race, gender, sexuality, religion, politics or any other unjustified basis will not be tolerated. Topics will be closed, posts edited or deleted, and if needed, accounts temporarily or permanently banned.
Just like the obscenity rules, it does not matter if you would do this elsewhere, we ask that you respect the rules and not do it here.

2 b) 4/22/2012 - EXCEPTION EXAMPLE

However, if the Lakers play absolutely fugly and this causes you great pain as a basketball fan, for example, feel free to create a topic to vent and ridicule them all. If the intent there is unclear, let me make it clearer: if you do create a topic to vent about someone outside the community, it had better be clearly justified. We are all human, we do know the difference between generally needing to vent about something and simply mocking.

2 c) TROLLING

Excessive trolling, mockery, and douchebaggery (why yes, I'm calling that a word) is a negative, not a positive.

It's come to our attention that members are have taken to:

-dragging private happenings (over instant messengers, Facebook etc), onto the public forum for laughs (not everyone always finds said laughs funny)
-creating threads outside of R.I. for the sole purpose of trolling, e-beefing, and laughs (that not everyone finds funny)
-persistent trolling of other members of the forum

All of this may well be done for fun, and in good spirits and good humor, but often all it creates drama. Especially when it goes horribly wrong.

As of today, 9/15/2013, if we see you doing any of the above (and perhaps things not listed here but similar), we will act accordingly in order to stop that behavior. Those actions, as always, will include warnings, post editing or removal, topic locks, and when needed bans with or without warnings.

Learn to have a little fun without making fun of each other and constantly dogging each other. Some people are great at giving and taking these jokes. But there are always people who will be offended, rightly or wrongly. We aim to make this community safe and fun for everyone, and with that in mind, reserve the right to curtail all unreasonable levels of nonsense.
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