New Guidelines and a Final Warning for Everyone

Andrew Holmes

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Ok, here's the deal, I don't want to be over here every day deleting replies and breaking up fights. The current climate here is very aggressive from all sides. I don't want to ban political discussion or kick people off who have been here and enjoying a good discussion, but I am implementing two major rules and I will attempt to enforce them and be over here a lot at first, but hopefully the rough edges of these threads will get smoothed out and it'll result in a more enjoyable and well-reasoned discourse for all.

Rule 1: No Personal Attacks or Ridiculous Name-Calling
I don't just mean for your fellow poster either. I mean for anyone; celebrity, political figure, opposing coach, whatever.​
Example: You can call a certain former IU coach an abusive person because it has been documented. However, you can't call him a fat, old, p.o.s..​
Rule 2: Stay on Topic
I can't have every thread in here devolving in a political argument when the original topic is something like: "Puppies are Cute".​
Everybody got it? Great. I love and respect you all, please be civil.
 
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ecouch

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Hey guys. No speech about celebrities or the government.

New Rules.
 

Chop HO

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What would be best is if this board were used for what it was intended - any OT conversations that don’t belong on the football/basketball boards.

Rather than finding the best way to moderate out the bad stuff, the goal should really be to increase participation and drive free memberships to paid memberships,

i suggest keeping it open and (mostly) uncensored, but also finding a way to make it more engaging. Start by un-hiding the links on the site menus
 
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bonefish1

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I say let people decide what discussions they want to engage in. If they don't like it, get offended, etc, then they don't have to read it.
We're all adults. We don't need protection from ourselves.
 

Riveting-

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Ok, here's the deal, I don't want to be over here every day deleting replies and breaking up fights. The current climate here is very aggressive from all sides. I don't want to ban political discussion or kick people off who have been here and enjoying a good discussion, but I am implementing two major rules and I will attempt to enforce them and be over here a lot at first, but hopefully the rough edges of these threads will get smoothed out and it'll result in a more enjoyable and well-reasoned discourse for all.

Rule 1: No Personal Attacks or Ridiculous Name-Calling
I don't just mean for your fellow poster either. I mean for anyone; celebrity, political figure, opposing coach, whatever.​
Example: You can call a certain former IU coach an abusive person because it has been documented. However, you can't call him a fat, old, p.o.s..​
Rule 2: Stay on Topic
I can't have every thread in here devolving in a political argument when the original topic is something like: "Puppies are Cute".​
Everybody got it? Great. I love and respect you all, please be civil.
Could I humbly request that when you enforce the rules on specific posts, you explain the reasoning so we can learn as we go along?

Happy Thanksgiving to all...
 

Wolegib

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I'm tired of being called names just because my views differ from some posters hereand my posts are longer than 2 words. Looking back, the vast majority of my speculations became true.
 

BuilderBob6

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I'm tired of being called names just because my views differ from some posters hereand my posts are longer than 2 words. Looking back, the vast majority of my speculations became true.
You have 9 posts in the last 6 months, and one in the last month. Sounds like a small sample size.
 

Chop HO

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Ok, here's the deal, I don't want to be over here every day deleting replies and breaking up fights. The current climate here is very aggressive from all sides. I don't want to ban political discussion or kick people off who have been here and enjoying a good discussion, but I am implementing two major rules and I will attempt to enforce them and be over here a lot at first, but hopefully the rough edges of these threads will get smoothed out and it'll result in a more enjoyable and well-reasoned discourse for all.

Rule 1: No Personal Attacks or Ridiculous Name-Calling
I don't just mean for your fellow poster either. I mean for anyone; celebrity, political figure, opposing coach, whatever.​
Example: You can call a certain former IU coach an abusive person because it has been documented. However, you can't call him a fat, old, p.o.s..​
Rule 2: Stay on Topic
I can't have every thread in here devolving in a political argument when the original topic is something like: "Puppies are Cute".​
Everybody got it? Great. I love and respect you all, please be civil.
Is there a rule against using the site to advertise for the selling of fraudulent college degrees?
 

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