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    Forum Rules, Take 2

    Now that we have been active for a year, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the forum rules and streamline them a bit (by making them more clear).

    Here is an updated version of the rules. We thought it was silly to have "rules" in place that were undefined and were not enforced with any kind of consequence.

    We now have just a few rules. If any of the rules listed below get broken, the consequence will result in being banned from this forum.

    We also have some guidelines for Forum Etiquette. While breaking the desired forum etiquette won't get you banned, it will probably get you fingerwagged by those interested in moderating.


    Welcome to We Beg To Differ!

    We are a self-moderated debate and support community.

    The Rules
    listed below, if broken, will result in immediate banning :

    NO DISSING BARRY MANILOW!

    **No posting private or personal information about members at this site (or other sites).

    ** No attacking members' children.

    ** No taking info from Private forums ANYWHERE and posting them here (see Note below).

    (Note: we understand accidents happen and if someone posts something from the private forum in public, we will decide if the intent was malicious or if it was simply an accident. If it happens more than once then you will lose your access to the Private forums. However, if the Admin/Mods decide it was a malicious attempt to malign another member then banning will be immediate).

    This will be at discretion of Admin/Mod Team


    **No spamming.

    **No trolling:

    from Wikipedia:

    An Internet troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.
    On Internet forums, baiting is sometimes used in attempts to empty forums or reduce a forum's usage. This type of baiting is usually done to make the atmosphere of a forum appear unpleasant or to make forum owners, moderators and long-time users look foolish. A person using this kind of baiting may post comments to elicit rude responses from prominent members of a forum, thus making the responding member or members appear as trolls or flamers to bystanders. As a result, forum users in general may become disgusted and leave the forum.
    This will be at discretion of Admin/Mod Team

    **Duplicate accounts are not allowed and will also result in banning (unless of course you can't get into your regular account and you advise Admin right away about who you are).
    One registration per member only!


    Forum Etiquette

    ** If you post it then be prepared for any fallout your words may cause. Debates can get heated. Be prepared to back up your posts!

    **No stirring shit up with any other boards. Please, let's not make this a trolling board.

    ** no hotlinking (stealing bandwidth is rude).




    ** While WBTD is an adult site, community standards should be considered when posting adult content. The usual disclaimers of tagging questionable content with NSFW (not safe for work), NLS (not life safe) or (NMS) not mind safe are considered good WBTD etiquette. Using links rather than embedded images is an excellent way to share content.

    **Please be thoughtful and give warnings when a link may be disturbing.

    Including a link in a post is acceptable as long as it is in reference to the information that was posted. Please do not post just a link.

    When referencing an information source on the web please quote part of the source with the link to the source. Do not post the entire article.




    It's your responsibility to make this community the kind of place you want to stay and post at.


    If you have any questions please post them here or PM your friendly Administrators:


    Sprockey


    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Sprockey; 03-31-2016 at 10:16 AM.

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    bump

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    Bumping because people are confusing the rules with the etiquette in another thread.

    Not a lot of rules here, and baiting/calling people out is in the etiquette section (i.e. likely to get you fingerwagged, but not shrugged), no matter WHAT :clique" you think you're in (or not).
    But you didn't have to cut me off
    Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
    And I don't even need your love
    But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
    Now you're just somebody that I used to know

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    The following blurbs on Forum Etiquette have been added:



    Including a link in a post is acceptable as long as it is in reference to the information that was posted. Please do not post just a link.

    When referencing an information source on the web please quote part of the source with the link to the source. Do not post the entire article.

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    Is the rule about taking info from a private site and posting it here still an active rule that results in banning? Just checking. TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyJump View Post
    Is the rule about taking info from a private site and posting it here still an active rule that results in banning? Just checking. TIA.
    Yes. Why?
    "Concerning the gods, I have no means of knowing whether they exist or not or of what sort they may be, because of the obscurity of the subject, and the brevity of human life." ~ On The Gods ~ Protagoras

    Chris: What do you do at a Young Republicans meeting?
    Alyssa: We help those who already have the means to help themselves. Also, we perpetuate the idea that Jesus chose America to destroy non-believers and brown people.
    Chris: I don't know why, but I feel safer already.

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    You forgot to add the part about ad hominem's not allowed on forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
    You forgot to add the part about ad hominem's not allowed on forums

    Ad hominem's aren't allowed? That's etiquette, right?

    Is there a place other than here where the rules are so I can check updated ones. I couldn't find them, but it may be because I'm not looking in the right place.

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    That was a joke - from the porn thread

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    Oh, I haven't read that thread yet. Good one, huh? Better go check it out.

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