Here are the rules!!!

Aren't there always rules? These are more an attitude than anything ... but you should read them anyway!
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Jeff Georgeson
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Here are the rules!!!

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(The following are courtesy of Sylphisonic!)

Basically, the main thing is that people should have common sense (kind of uncommon, I know).

No nasty language. Have a good attitude. No linking to anything naughty (like illegal downloads or pornographic things). Nothing sexist, homophobic, racist, religiously intollerant, etcetera (use your discretion as to what is and isn't bad- I think people can tell the difference, even if they pretend not to). Don't talk or behave in an offensive or tasteless manner; for example, when talking about say, Motoko, it is fine to mention that she is wearing a skimpy outfit or that you think that she is a beautiful woman, but please don't go on and on about how "hot" she is like some drooling idiot or make other undignified/immature remarks. Likewise, it is okay to have discussions that touch on "mature" themes (the likes of which maybe involved in some anime), but don't be crude and keep it as clean as possible- we do not want to hear something foul described in explicit detail, and we certainly don't want to hear about things like that exciting you. And if you want to talk about "certain" male or female body parts, well obviously there is nothing bad or awful about naming them from a scientific point of view, but it is probably nicer if you just "imply" what you mean in an innocent sort of way. And it's probably nicer in general if not every topic ends up in adult subject matter-world, for that matter.

And also, please remember that people on the Internet are all different ages, will have different backgrounds and cultures, and generally come from all walks of life. Gently help people who seem a bit misguided or young, and have patience with the first year philosophy students; because we all thought we were great when we were new to big ideas. Always be asking yourself, "How would I feel if-" or "How would he/she feel if he/she heard that?" Also, if someone does not behave in an acceptable fashion, unless it is something that's just really awful, be civil about it. It isn't nice to talk down to people, although we all sometimes feel that some people deserve it. Finally, don't be too full of yourself (power-hungry individuals and cocky show-offs are not welcome)!

Besides these few hard-and-fast rules, the rules are really more an "attitude"...

You know what you think of when you think of Jesus? Be like that. :mrgreen:
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Rules vs Bots!

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OK, because of the ... ahem ... nice lovely people who think using spambots to trash ... er ... add their own neon advertisements unasked-for to other people's conversations and Boards, and who try to unashamedly ... um ... just want to get their ... uh ... *bleep*ing web sites listed higher on Google by forcing their spammy web addys into my memberlist, the following:

If you register but don't activate your account for two weeks, it will be deleted and you will have to re-register.

If you register and activate, but your post count remains zero for a month, your account will also be deleted.

This shouldn't affect anyone who really wants to register so they can say something on the Boards; after all, if you post even once your account won't be deleted (unless you do something incredibly bad!). This is just to get rid of spambots that join and leave.

Evil ... er, I mean ... oh, I just can't come up with anything nice to say about spambots ...

Jeff
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