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Public Service Announcement Re: Board Policies
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:15:20 am »
Yes, today is PSA day.  :)

Okay, I have put in the news feed the tl;dr of what I'm about to say here, but it may not stay in the news line forever as something important may come up that I will want to put there.

I haven't really had any problems with much of this, but I'm going to put it out there in case it ever needs saying.

1.)  Mind your basic netiquette.  Don't abuse the capslock function, and remember that something that might come off as ironically funny in speech (where you have cues such as tone of voice and facial expression) may be offensive in the written word online (where such cues are missing).

2.)  Be civil.  This does not mean you have to agree with everything anybody else says.  This means, if you disagree, do so without name-calling, swear words, or general ugliness.

3.)  Keep it PG to PG13 rated.  If KK herself has not used it in the books, assume you can't say it here.  Actually, there is at least one thing she has said in the books that I'd rather not see on the board.  (Jebediah says the G.d. swear phrase in Camber the Heretic {page 133 in the Del Rey paperback}, for example.)  If you think you need to bleep it, find another way to phrase it.

That's really about it.  Everything I can think of pretty much falls under those three categories of conduct.

As I stated in September 2012 in the News line, "Be excellent to each other" is the gist of it.

Thank you for your attention and happy reading!
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Re: Public Service Announcement Re: Board Policies
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 01:28:23 pm »
If these rules are followed, we can add the following thought:

Party on dudes!!
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Re: Public Service Announcement Re: Board Policies
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 03:52:03 pm »
I find this group to be the most civil of the ones I read.  Some of the stuff in the Tolkien newsgroups is appalling.  I have also found that anytime the thread count gets to about 50 its usually a name calling exchange I stop following even if I have interest in the topic.


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