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#5220 - 01/06/09 09:31 AM The rules. PLEASE READ!
ghtalk_mod Global Moderator Offline
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Hi all,

Those of you who've been with us for a while know we had posted rules here before the Great Server Meltdown of 2008 grin

Alas, those well-written and concise guidelines were lost, apparently forever, in said crash. So we're reconstructing them from memory. In the meantime, here are a few things to bear in mind during your time here at GH Talk:

1. We're champions of free speech and we enjoy a good debate as much as anyone. However, free speech has consequences here just as in real life. You wouldn't try and get into a synagogue wearing a Nazi uniform, or stand in front of an elementary school screaming profanity. There's a time and place for everything.

We've created a special forum, "The Flame Pit," where pretty much anything goes. In other forums and especially the Shout Box, please be aware that profanity and personal attacks may be deleted. We are aware that not everyone agrees on what constitutes offensive speech, but someone's got to be the referee, so we as moderators reserve the right to make the call on what belongs in the Flame Pit and what does not.

2. No pornography. We're not prudes, but there are plenty of other places to go on the Internet if you're looking for porn. Again, we as mods reserve final judgement on what qualifies.

3. Any activity that involves "taking it to real life," i.e. stalking, will result in the poster being banned and GH Talk cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities.

Also, this is an Internet message board and as such--while you're never really anonymous on the Internet--we don't want you wasting your time or ours on lengthy threads theorizing about or demanding someone's "real identity."

Other than that, have fun.

Anything to add, subtract, divide or multiply? Let us know.

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#5241 - 01/06/09 05:01 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: ghtalk_mod]
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Nobama08 is not on the user's list, so he is gone?

Too bad.

Life isn't always pretty,

maybe he should have been confined to The Flame Pit instead of being banned if his language annoys some people, he does seem to be "R" rated.

Dave
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#5243 - 01/06/09 05:34 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Thumper]
Brit Offline
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"Nobama08 is not on the user's list, so he is gone?"


Until he is resurrected under another alias. eek
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#5245 - 01/06/09 06:01 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Brit]
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Actually I would love to see him become part of this group. He is interesting. If he kept that persona and posted in the flame section he would be great fun.

I don't think that Nobama8 was his first nic on here. Too much familiarity.
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#5246 - 01/06/09 06:19 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Bogus_bill]
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Right. It was tanngnjostr.

wink

I'm kind of disappointed my 'ignore user' has no use (well, until this evening when someone 'new' pops up, I'm sure).

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#5256 - 01/06/09 07:29 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Thumper]
Jewels Offline
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Originally Posted By: Thumper


maybe he should have been confined to The Flame Pit instead of being banned if his language annoys some people, he does seem to be "R" rated.

Dave



R rated???

Try XXX.

R rated movies are way tamer than he is.

I can't recall an R rated movie that talks about doing things to someone's mama!!

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#5260 - 01/06/09 08:00 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Jewels]
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Quote:
R - Restricted

Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

May contain very strong language or strong sexual content/innuendo, strong explicit nudity, strong violence and gore, or strong drug content.
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#5277 - 01/07/09 04:56 AM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Incognita]
Asher Offline
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Originally Posted By: Incognita
Right. It was tanngnjostr.

wink

I'm kind of disappointed my 'ignore user' has no use (well, until this evening when someone 'new' pops up, I'm sure).


How do you know that? From the posts I've read the "Tann-Man" has WAY more typos and Mr. Nobama seems to laugh a lot more.
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#21833 - 11/01/09 06:25 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: Bogus_bill]
HoquiamLiving Offline
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it does seem that there is a very small group of people here that all seem to know who each other are in rw...strange for anyone wanting to join

new ideas don't really seem to be wanted, just sayin'

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#21834 - 11/01/09 06:36 PM Re: The rules. PLEASE READ! [Re: HoquiamLiving]
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Originally Posted By: HoquiamLiving
it does seem that there is a very small group of people here that all seem to know who each other are in rw...strange for anyone wanting to join

new ideas don't really seem to be wanted, just sayin'


I'd say, "I disagree", but that would feed your "don't want new ideas" thesis.

So, I'd like to say, if I've done anything to suggest I don't want to hear new ideas, I'm sorry. I encourage you to share your new ideas. I read your posts and saw only a rebuttle or clarification to your post regarding 4 H.

I would hope all feel comfortable posting. But, that none feel uncomfortable if there are questions or disagreements. This is a contact sport and some of us play hard. But, we love to play. Even Flag Football sucks if you only have one team.

Stay in the game and let 'er rip. Please.
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