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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:11 pm

About NewsFix: Who We Are, The Rules, and Guidelines

NewsFix members include veterans of Shortnews.com and the defunct NewsHabit.net, along with a large influx of members who have found us through ForumMotion and other places.

As the name implies, NewsFix is a forum for the sharing and discussion of news.

It is not a place to carry out personal quarrels with other members, nor a place to discuss other forums, nor a place for posting hate speech against minority groups.

Thus, the first guideline is that a post should, in the spirit of a news forum, be of interest to anyone looking in the category in which it's placed. It follows that replies to such posts should be of potential interest to anyone looking in.

It is accepted that discussions will become heated and that insults will be swapped between members, but lines of common decency and propriety should not be crossed:

New topics that are obviously created to insult or provoke other members are not acceptable (action or discipline subject to moderator discretion).

Likewise, posts that contain racist, homophobic, sexist or other offensive slurs, or that *"dox" another member, are unacceptable, and those who create such posts are subject to discipline including permanent banning.

*for the avoidance of doubt "doxing" will be taken to include revealing the content (or even existence) of private phone calls, letters and other forms of private communication

Posters that repeatedly post in such a manner that admins deem it deliberately disruptive of threads will be warned, and action will taken against repeat offenders

Posts that include personal details about a particular member in abusive fashion are not allowed, and members who abusively post personal information about others may be subject to administrative action, including a permanent ban, at the administrators' discretion.

Please feel free to PM one of our admins -- Ben_Reilly, Veya_Victaous, Eddie,  Irn Bru, or Lord Foul if you need help. Otherwise, enjoy yourself!


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Post by eddie on Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:24 pm

(Added on 21st June 2016)

That said, here is THE LINE:

* No combative language that incorporates personal details from a fellow member's real life - period.

* No combative language that incorporates allegations from other forums or websites. I could say that on www.lifesappingforum.com back in 2007, Veya admitted he secretly films people pooping. That wouldn't be fair, because nobody could verify that for themselves. So no references to other forums when engaged in verbal warfare.

* No verbal warfare that incorporates offensive slurs based on race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, etc. As always, stuff like this will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and if you feel this has been done to you, you should PM one of the admins. And for the love of all things holy, provide a link! None of this "so-and-so called me a frogturd in that one thread ..."

* You are expected to participate in a manner that promotes debate, not fighting. That doesn't mean that we expect there to be no fighting. But members who routinely turn a majority of the threads in which they're participating into slinging matches will be considered a nuisance and subjected to temporary bans, over and over again if necessary, until they figure out how to stop doing that, or a permanent ban.

* You are expected to participate in a manner that would tend to make other people want to sign up, not make existing members want to leave. Anybody deliberately disrupting this site out of malice toward any member will be subjected to temporary or permanent bans.

* You are expected to avoid flooding the forum with material that is on the same subject or group of subjects. This has actually been a rule since the day I made this site, but nobody wants to see every thread turn into a discussion of politics, religion, tacos (mea culpa), etc.

As far as I'm concerned, most people here have no problem abiding by these six principles, and as far as I'm concerned, they're the only ones that really matter here.

Finally, and I say this in the most friendly manner possible -- if you don't feel like you can get along on a forum where the moderators are not going to swat people's hands anytime someone hurts your feelings ... then this probably is not the right forum for you. And that's okay!

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:28 pm

Thanks for posting this up, edds!

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Post by eddie on Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:31 pm

And here is a quote from Syl today, that says it all.

You have no idea what others have accomplished...a debate forum is not the place to prove who you are or what you have achieved.
We are all on an equal playing field....judged by our posts not our personal history.

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Post by eddie on Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:35 pm

08.12.2016
Rule added:

(A)vatars or signatures that contain images or text deemed to be offensive to any ethnic, religious or national group, or to people of any gender identity or sexual orientation, by the administrative team may be removed, and members may be subjected to any disciplinary action.

Admin.

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