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Author Topic: Off Topic Threads - ranting, rules, and ignoring  (Read 6233 times)

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« on: November 29, 2008, 04:30 »
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After a little more thought on the subject, and wanting to have the forum as open as possible, this is how it will work in the future.

Off topic threads are acceptable.  I like to start them too once in a while.  However there is a difference in off topic threads which are fun breaks from microstock, and off topic threads which are looking for an argument. 

Off topic 'fun' threads should be put in General > Off topic
any thread that is controversial in nature will be put in Rant > Off topic

For those of you who do not care to waste your time with off topic controversy - which is probably most of you, please ignore that area of the forum.  You can set your ignore preferances here
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?action=profile;sa=ignoreBoards
and you will never see those posts again.

Anything stock or photography related will not be put there so you can be sure you won't be missing anything.

HOWEVER, that said, the regular forum rules will apply.  That is to say, no insulting others, black humor or vulgar comments, and general social politeness is expected.


« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 05:05 »
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Thanks leaf, I am now ignoring the rant off topic board.

« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 09:58 »
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Nice move, and I hope it works.  Do we have a kind of agreement page before we register here?  So people can not claim not knowing what are the rules and that censorship may be applied on your discretion.  It seems obvious to me, but...

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 10:48 »
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However there is a difference in off topic threads which are fun breaks from microstock, and off topic threads which are looking for an argument. 


You can't say it in a better way!

Great move Leaf

Claude

AVAVA

« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 12:28 »
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Hey Leaf,

Someone has been using their brain this weekend. :D great idea thanks for the effort.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 19:08 »
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Nice move, and I hope it works.  Do we have a kind of agreement page before we register here?  So people can not claim not knowing what are the rules and that censorship may be applied on your discretion.  It seems obvious to me, but...

Regards,
Adelaide

well you do have to agree to a thing when you sign up but it is just the standard SMF forum agreement.  I figure people 'should' have common sense to start with and those who don't probably aren't going to read the agreement and if they do aren't going to bother adhering to it.  If people are grossly stepping over the line a personal message is sent to them outlining the rules.

Also I have made this topic sticky so perhaps more people will see it and know it is possible to ignore desired forum areas.

shank_ali

« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008, 08:23 »
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However there is a difference in off topic threads which are fun breaks from microstock, and off topic threads which are looking for an argument. 


You can't say it in a better way!

Great move Leaf

Claude
Your name reminds me of my favourite author..Claude Balls who  wrote "tiger in my bed".Now which area of the forum should my post be sent...

hali

« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 11:30 »
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wonderful idea leaf ! christmas cheers ! 
but i think the most effective would be the lack of response to a thread.
if nobody's interested , it  sinks down the list until it disappears out of sight.
we can rant all we want, but if no one reads our thread, i think the message is clear . so next time, we won't submit anything like that.  :)

« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 23:55 »
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Nice site...but as a newbie I am done!  Too much drama for me...

« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 02:38 »
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Nice site...but as a newbie I am done!  Too much drama for me...

I'm sorry to see you go.  Remember, if you have concerns you can also send me an email at mail@microstockgroup.com

« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 02:11 »
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It's a relief that black humour is not allowed.

« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 02:44 »
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Are we allowed dark humour?  Like a nasty muddy purply brown, or a neat little charcoal?

« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 03:49 »
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Are we allowed dark humour?  Like a nasty muddy purply brown, or a neat little charcoal?

Lol! Hi Luce.

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