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Forum Behaviour and Rules

Post by rubber_jonnie »

Good morning all.

I'm posting this because of late there has been some behaviour that doesn't meet the standards we expect of users on here.

This forum is intended to be a civilised place where users can enjoy the experience without getting into arguments, being Trolled or Flamed etc.

If you behave in a way that does not meet the forum standards you will face a ban, either temporarily or permanently.

The admin/moderation team does not do this lightly, and many chances are given to ensure there isn't some sort of misunderstanding.

Please all re-acquaint yourselves with the rules found here: https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/app.php/rules and ensure that your conduct meets not only the rules, but the decency expected of normal human beings.

Thank you.
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Re: Forum Behaviour and Rules

Post by exxos »

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We had a lot of new members join lately. So please make sure you read the rules :) We can only keep the forum a friendly place when everyone follows the rules of conduct here.

The internet is only getting worse with trolls who are just looking for endless pointless arguments. As a reminder we have a near zero tollerence for such behaviour on this forum. If you have a problem with what we do or how we run things, then this forum likely isn't for you. We come here to relax and enjoy our retro machines among like minded people.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation :)
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Re: Forum Behaviour and Rules

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EDITING POSTS TIME LIMIT

I got asked this a couple of times over the past month. The current editing limit is 72 hours for posts. Generally once typos and corrections are done there is no real need to edit posts beyond this time. There are of course certain situations where would be useful but moderators can be contacted to make corrections for you after 72 hours time has expired.

WHY LIMIT ?

1)
This has been somewhat debated and questionable for a long time. The reason why this was done (for me personally at least) was again due to arguments on other forums, where there would be a "discussion" where I would correct what people were saying and frankly get annoyed as time went on, only to later find they changed all their posts to match what I had corrected them with. This left me with my annoyed replies which made me look totally nuts as I was correcting them on things which they had "already said" in the first place. Then of course they can claim the victim in response to my "hostile" replies. So I decided in order to not end up in those situations again that posts would be time-limited.

2)
Occasionally people "leave" this forum in a grump and want all their posts deleting etc. While we are not obligated to do this we generally do. But if users had unlimited time to edit their posts, they would go back and delete everything they have written themselves which would break possibly 100s or 1000s of threads. So again this is limited so that we can edit posts or delete them accordingly without trashing a lot of threads.
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