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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Moderation: blocking ads

Yes, I waive my rights to moderation privacy and wish to discuss this openly.

I am happy to follow rules, but it's difficult to follow rules when you make them up on the spot and they are not listed in the forum rules.

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Please do not make posts explaining ways of blocking ads.
Since when is this against the rules? There is nothing in the rules about this so why were 3 of my posts deleted today? I have read the rules again tonight to make sure and there is definitely nothing in there.

The first one was the one mentioned below in the pm from the moderator. I really don't understand why my 3rd post was deleted though since I was agreeing with the original poster and saying how unscrupulous the advert was. Somehow that wasn't liked by the moderator. Frankly this is a poor show all around.

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Dear theSeb,

This automated message from the moderators is a reminder about a forum rule.

Reason or rule: *Forum Rules Violation*

Your post:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16596484
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Adblock + Flashblock will solve all annoying add problems. The internet actually looks quite good. It's always a shock to go back to browsing on mobile Safari though.

Two things you should know
  1. The purpose of this message is to make sure you know about the rule so you can follow it.

  2. We'll be glad to give you more information about the forum rules, especially if the reason for this message is not clear from the post and the applicable forum rule.

What you should do
  1. You can continue using the forums but please review the Forum Rules in case you are not aware of them or have forgotten them. All forum members are responsible for observing the forum rules in the posts they make. By following the rules you can avoid annoying other forum users.

  2. If you have questions or don't understand why you've gotten this reminder, see Moderation Reminders.

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Please do not make posts explaining ways of blocking ads.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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I don't allow ad blocking recommendations on this site. The site exists due to ads and it's a bit of a slap in the face for regulars to suggest blocking them.

The only sanctioned way to remove ads is to contribute to the site for a yearly ad-free subscription.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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No, it does not. I don't see it in the official rules and I cannot read every post.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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No, it does not. I don't see it in the official rules and I cannot read every post.
Well, now you know.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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Well, now you know.
No, while it makes sense, it's not listed as an official rule. For all I know, you made up that quote. You didn't provide a link to the quote.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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No, while it makes sense, it's not listed as an official rule. For all I know, you made up that quote. You didn't provide a link to the quote.
Yes, there is a link. Click the arrow next to arn's name.
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That solves this problem how? If this is an official rule, then it should be in the rules.
I agree it would be helpful if that was listed in the rules, but it's pretty much common sense. If you own a site that is primarily supported by advertising, it doesn't make sense to encourage members to block those ads.
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Just because you seem to have every post cataloged doesn't mean everyone else does. Unless the rule is written in stone it cannot be enforced.
Actually, it can be enforced, whether it's in the rules or not. arn owns this site and can do whatever he pleases with it.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Well, now you know.
That solves this problem how? If this is an official rule, then it should be in the rules.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 PM   #8
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Well, now you know.
Just because you seem to have every post cataloged doesn't mean everyone else does. Unless the rule is written in stone it cannot be enforced.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:40 PM   #9
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Just because you seem to have every post cataloged doesn't mean everyone else does. Unless the rule is written in stone it cannot be enforced.
Of course it can this is not a democratic board you are here because the moderators let you stay they can kick you off for any or no reason.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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No, it does not. I don't see it in the official rules and I cannot read every post.
It's arn's site so if that is what he says, abide or frequent other forums. Doesn't matter if it is listed explicitly in the rules. You were notified by the mods about arn's desires....so adapt or move on essentially
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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It's arn's site so if that is what he says, abide or frequent other forums
I am happy to abide with arn's rules, if they are stated in the official rules. I think it's quite simple and clear.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:06 AM   #12
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It's arn's site so if that is what he says, abide or frequent other forums. Doesn't matter if it is listed explicitly in the rules. You were notified by the mods about arn's desires....so adapt or move on essentially
But he should not have people warn others for violating a forum rule that doesn't exist
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