mb2k01 (26th January 2010)
To be honest, not many people read the rules when they sign up anyway they tend to just stick a tick in the box and ignore it.
mb2k01 (26th January 2010)
Ah - but as long as the rules are there, and the box is ticked, then we are able to invoke the :'you broke the rules' argument in the future.
We did decide quite early on that having a set of hard and fast rules may be little impractical, and we should deal with situations as and when they arose. We set the tone for the site and expect everyone to adhere to it. Every now and then it slips, so every now and then we have to remind you. There will (in the very near future) be a set of rules posted up, both for members and sponsors, but the members rules will be more in the way of guidelines, so we can adapt them as situations dictate.
markwatkins (26th January 2010)
Well said, Dos_Box, things have been getting rather silly of late, thanks especially to one or two particular posters by the seems of it.
Thanks Dos_Box that needed to come from the top and I think reflects the general feeling.
Still people need to a chill out a bit - I've done my stint of high pressure IT related huge budget projects in the past. Been on call 24/7, spent hours in hotel rooms, and worked abroad - for me it's great to get the time to post some FUNNY STUFF and talk about aspects of my job and generally have fun and a laugh.......
As Ferris Bueller once said:
'Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. '
Just like to add my thanks - some posts had been getting very silly lately and I think everyone needed to be reminded about what this community is about
Well Said DB
As much as I respect people who run internet forums (spending a lot of time behind the scenes and in their own time!), if it's the silliness concerning a couple of members who've turned up lately (causing a huge response in a couple of threads); isn't it a bit of an over-reaction? I know there was a bit of friction, but shouldn't the warning be targeted at the individuals rather than the majority that are sensible here?
99% of the posts here are still informative and tie the line with the websites aims. However, we're all still human and the fun element of any forum keeps me on one. I fully respect the importance; but I don't think it was that serious (unless I've missed something in the last few days).
tech_guy (26th January 2010)
I'm off to have some FUN on quakelive - I'll be on the Maidenhead Free For All server if anyone fancies fragging me a few times.
I feel it maybe a good idea for some clarification on who are Admins and who are Mods and as to their roles. I dare say I will be shot down in flames but I would like to know. As a new visitor reading these forums some of the posts made by mods give the impression that they have a more in depth role than just moderating the forums. So when these members are then see taking part in light hearted discussions, directing comments at suppliers, you can see how normal members will either see it as a green light to continue, or on the other hand get upset when they are pulled up on similar posts.
I do not make this comment to cause offense but to suggest something that may help stop this happening in the future.
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