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 Post subject: New Scaratings Rules
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:44 am 
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The following are the new rules for this message board. We went back and forth on these quite a bit and listened to a lot of your input. After deciding not to take the boards down, one of the our initial thoughts was to eliminate the Free-For-All forum and ban discussions of cheating entirely. We listened to quite a few of you regarding what you think should be done on this, and decided against it.

These ideas may be reversed. If things continue to go out of control, this will become a Buzztime only forum. If they continue from there, the forums will be locked down to a very few topics which I have discussed with some of you previously (Sandbag Tournies, etc.).

Additional Rules (the old rules still apply as well):

1) Avoid discussions about cheating where possible. We understand the need for a forum to discuss where people are manipulating the system, but please try to use some common sense. If you want to post evidence that someone is manipulating the system, we have always allowed that, and have refused to delete it where questioned. But do not use this as a means for personally attacking other people. Additionally, where cheating threads turn into shouting matches, they will be locked. Please use common sense.

2) Politics discussions will be locked. The person starting them will be suspended. Any person who tries to continually raise them will be banned.

3) Religious discussions will be locked. The person starting them will be suspended. Any person who tries to continually raise them will be banned.

4) Personal attacks on other users will result in immediate suspension. A second occurrence will result in a ban.

5) Attempting to sign back up as a second account after being banned will result in a host of other bans being put in place.

Edit 2:

6) I really shouldn't have to put this here, but if you create duplicate accounts, they will be banned, too. Don't be a moron. If you wish to post, post as yourself. If you don't want to post as yourself, then just lurk as an anon. If you wish to change names, delete your old account and join back up, and let us know through PM or e-mail.

Edit:

To clarify on suspensions, on anything but personal attacks, we will typically do a 24 hour suspension. If a second occurrence occurs but is not egregious, the person will receive a 1 week suspension. If another occurrence occurs, the person will be banned permanently.

Personal attack suspensions may run any amount of time, depending on the severity.


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