Forum Decorum

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Note from Doctor Q, to people reading this thread after the fact: At the time I started this thread, the MacRumors moderators were Mr. Anderson, eyelikeart, Rower_CPU, and Mudbug. Others who later served as moderators, including edesignuk and bousozoku, were not moderators then, and I wasn't in the moderator list either. The left side of this post (where the avatar appears) looked like this:
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    And now, on to my original post...



    decorum:
    n. Appropriateness of conduct or behavior; cooperative or polite actions within a group; propriety


    In the interest of keeping the MacRumors Forums an enjoyable community for all members, I'd like to remind everyone of some of the rules.

    * The primary purpose of the forums is to allow members to discuss Macintosh news and rumors. The rules are designed to support that purpose.

    * Posts that purposely provoke an argument or taunt other members are not permitted and will be deleted.

    * Posting when you have nothing to say (spamming) is a disservice to other members. Spam for the purpose of padding your post count is not permitted.

    * It's easy to fool the profanity filter by using misspellings. Don't.

    * Having an opinion contrary to someone else is fine. Using personal insults, character assassination, threats, or profanity will detract from the point you want to make and will likely get you banned from the forums.

    * You may not discuss illegal use of software, places to obtain software illegally, or ways to defeat licensing systems.

    * If you start a thread, give it a relevant title so that other members know the topic from the title. Titles such as "Look what I found" not only waste the time of other members when they are not interested in your topic, but they can prevent those who might have an interest from finding your thread. For the same reason, a title such as "Help!" wastes the time of members who can't help you and keeps members who can help you from knowing about it.

    A couple of pet peeves of mine:

    * If you are eligible for an avatar (members with 500 posts or more), please don't use one that's very similar to that of another member.

    * Don't quote the entire text of a large previous post. Edit it down to the part you are replying to. If your post immediately follows the post you are replying to, you may not need to quote it at all.

    I'm sure I could go on and on with suggestions, but that's enough for now.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Doctor Q
     
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    Thanks Doctor Q, but aren't these points already made in the FAQ?
     
  3. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Yes, but a reminder now and then never hurts. People probably look at the FAQ when they are new, and may not remember all the rules months later. Plus some of the recent violations bugged me.
     
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    hmm...why would violations bug u though?

    I'm not following...
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    There's more... [​IMG]

    Run, hide ... he's got a license to kill.
     
  6. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    whoa - you're a moderator now? when did this happen?
     
  7. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Dealing with them makes work for the moderators.

    And I've gotten confused a few times when I glanced at a 'tar and thought it was someone, only to find that it was somebody else with a similar tar.
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Um, I didn't get the memo......

    When did you become a mod?

    Welcome, though :D

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  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ah...that just goes to show how much I pay attention...

    I wish the drunkie thread was still active... :p
     
  10. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    My promotion was recent. Thanks. I feel welcome. All warm and fuzzy inside.
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Didn't you notice? Everyone is a moderator today. :D

    Congratulations, Doctor Q, and good luck!
     
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    Thanks! My parents are very proud of me, although they still doesn't understand what MacRumors is.
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    it was closed through no fault of your own :D

    it just got a little too much out of hand there..... and now with Dr Q. on the job posting the 'decorum' I'm sure even less will be tolerated in the future :D

    D
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Sorry bousozoku, but this thread sort of reminds me of the Netiquette Nazi
     
  15. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    You know, eyelikeart and Mr. Anderson weren't notified about there being a new moderator, and neither was I... arn wouldn't promote someone without telling us...

    did rower change your status, Doc?
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't hear anything, and I'm usually the one who decides who the new mods are. If it weren't for me, mudbug would be nobody...NOBODY!!! :eek:

    But yeah, I've no clue what happened. Maybe I was drunk?
     
  17. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    but he's not in the Mod forum - so what gives? Is this legit or an april fools prank?
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Remember how strict I was in the IRC channel when it went 24/7? He could not be nearly as difficult as I was.

    Send all my post reporting to Doctor Q. :D
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    you? drunk? didn't think that was possible with that super metabolism of yours....:D

    and I think you over estimate your powers there.. ;)

    and you haven't been around that much lately, myself included there...

    D
     
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ...it only says moderator in his avatar...nothing else...april freakin fools...:rolleyes:
     
  21. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    :rolleyes:

    Mudbug? Why delete the post I quoted from you that was above this one?????
     
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    April fool!

     

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  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    It happens, but usually for only about 15 mins before I sober up. I should keep the drinking then, to keep afloat my drunkeness. :D
     
  24. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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  25. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    nice one - Now I'm gonna have to kill you. :)

    (edesign - i realized it about the same time as you... was trying to keep the egg off my face ;))
     

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