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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Rules are there to protect the forum members and explain to the dumb asses who can't even read properly yet because they're still acting like they're in play school, how the forum works. If you don't explain every possibility they'll start arguing ways around it. Thats why there are so many sub-rules, it explains every possibility that can happen that I could think of at the time. Anyway go and look at your internet connection or bank account terms and conditions. BA has no where near as many as those do so don't complain.


Yes but that's to cover their ass from being sued because they're professional companies - BA is a forum. It's unfair on all the users when 2 or 3 cause some trouble so yet another rule is added, making the forum stricter and more unfun.

Anyway this isn't going to get across so I may as well shut up now.

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The point has got across but the point still remains, if there isn't a rule for things we don't want on the forum more and more people will come and try and disrupt the forum. I've only ever banned 5 people from BA since we opened, so its not like I try to find every possible reason to ban someone is it?

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Rules are there to protect the forum members and explain to the dumb asses who can't even read properly yet because they're still acting like they're in play school, how the forum works. If you don't explain every possibility they'll start arguing ways around it. Thats why there are so many sub-rules, it explains every possibility that can happen that I could think of at the time. Anyway go and look at your internet connection or bank account terms and conditions. BA has no where near as many as those do so don't complain.


I agree with Andy on this one. The rules are for those that intend to break them. It's like with a contract or EULA. Every contingency has to be specified of someone will break them and then claim they had the right to do so.

And really, if you are polite on the forum, stick to the basic principles of conduct and behavior then you don't need to worry about the rules. But if you intend to act like a 9 year old that thinks he has every right in the world to act as he pleases then better read and remember those rules. Or you'll be soon sitting outside on the steps.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:53 pm 
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I believe you are missing the point I was making and Andy made it clearer. We need the rule to be acknowledged to let people know that this board takes harassment seriously. Would you like it if someone went around and made fun of you because you didn't know how to install Linux on your computer and called you a "n00b" or stupid? I mean, that's a very general concept, but establishing the rule and enforcing it (or attempting to enforce it) acknowledges that action will be taken if the rule happens to be broken. Without a set of rules, the board could become chaotic similar to OSBA. And if Andy doesn't like what you're doing, then you are gone, period. I'm sure you could justify your actions to regain access, but to bother one's personal life, it could get worse and make the forums look bad.

We've needed "rules" by some form of body or another since the beginning of time. "Thou Shalt Not Kill" is the first of the ten commandments I believe (but I'm not advocating any religion, just making a point). One could then fight the rule that what if one should be killed for his or her wrongdoings? A police officer, for example, could kill one for causing harm to another, such as robbing or bank or committing murder. If the rule was never established, however, there would be an increase in crime, whether it be inside or outside of the board, whether in real life or not.

I understand you cannot completely prevent harassment from starting in all places. It's only best to state the rule and acknowledge that if it is reported to the administrator, such as "Andy" in this example, then one could be warned, banned, or disciplined for their actions.

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What the hell is going on now?

Andy, you REALLY need to fix the multiple email problem, I got like 6 or 7 emails with the same topic. I was half minded to mark it as spam.


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sevan wrote:
What the hell is going on now?

Andy, you REALLY need to fix the multiple email problem, I got like 6 or 7 emails with the same topic. I was half minded to mark it as spam.


This is not a problem.
phpBB forums can send you e-mail if you ticked the
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and everytime a reply has been posted it will send you a new one.

This option is enabled by default.

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I got two e-mails about this topic and I hadn't even posted in this topic yet, nor do I ever have "Notify me when a reply is posted" turned on.

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mdogg wrote:
I got two e-mails about this topic and I hadn't even posted in this topic yet, nor do I ever have "Notify me when a reply is posted" turned on.


That was the mass e-mail about this topic I accidentally sent twice.

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Andy wrote:
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I got two e-mails about this topic and I hadn't even posted in this topic yet, nor do I ever have "Notify me when a reply is posted" turned on.


That was the mass e-mail about this topic I accidentally sent twice.
Totally off topic Andy, but I see you have 4777 posts. I think it is funny how many people think 777 is so lucky because of casino slots and lucky number 7, yet 777 was the number of Dow Jones stock points down the USA had a few days ago, which was the most we've EVER lost in history with the stock market with Dow Jones, and on July 7, 2007, my sister was in her first car crash. Ironic, huh?

Anyhoo, I haven't had any email issues. Andy, you are doing a job enforcing the rules, so keep up the good work! :)

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happy dude wrote:
It's unfair on all the users when 2 or 3 cause some trouble so yet another rule is added, making the forum stricter and more unfun.

Anyway this isn't going to get across so I may as well shut up now.

ADD: Majority of users stirring [censored] on here are under 13, fyi.


You know.... I hardly ever notice the rules..... mayhaps it's because I hardly ever are even close to break any of them ;)

Even with 45 rules and subrules..... I still don't really notice them that much.... I guess I'm just a genuinely nice guy ;) (or at least try to be one ;) )

In any case.... would there be a method of making the rules poping up as you sign up for membership if the boards? I'm kinda thinking of the style of WoW, where after every patch you have to scroll down before the "I agree" button becomes clickable.... at least then some more people would actually read them.

And then, if they afterwards break the rules they can't claim "but I didn't see that, the rules were hidden away in an obscure forum I ever even visit so I didn't know about it." Well, of course, they could, but they would have to agree to them in the first place, their own fault for not reading before clicking "I agree"

(And thtis post should mayhaps fit better in the "suggestions" forum, I know... but it was a reply to this thread so... :/ )


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