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    I think this is an excellent idea, though I might be sitting on the naughty step with Reen for drifting off topic from time to time.

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    Thanks Salome, for taking the time to try and keep the forum a safe place.

    Marya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aniseteph View Post
    I think this is an excellent idea, though I might be sitting on the naughty step with Reen for drifting off topic from time to time.
    I think we all get into an "oh, by the way" off topic mode once in awhile. So, that's probably the reasoning behind giving the moderators some discretion. Otherwise, I think we would all be on that naughty step (moderators included).

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    What will happen to malicious things that were implied/posted in the past? There has been a lot of very good information written here- sections that were very helpful- unfortunately in some of these helpful threads contamination occurred! I applaud your efforts though and maybe what I am speaking about doing will take time to sift through to get to the accurate information .

    Salome you're OKAY by me!

    Maybe we need an evaluation at the end of the thread that lists the points of the topic and give time limits on threads so the thread expires (no more posts made) while it is still healthy? just a suggestion- trying to help find solutions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiradotnet View Post
    Your rules seem very sensible. It sounds like a nightmare to administer - I hope the forum software has a way to help you automate it!

    May I ask a question? Would someone posting an announcement about a new product (such as a book or DVD), or about an event/workshop they're sponsoring be considered belly dance spam if they post ONLY one thread about it and aim to put that one thread in an appropriate topic category? I've noticed that people rarely post event announcements on the bulletin board - is that because there's a rule against it, or just because that's just not part of this particular online community's culture?

    This is exactly what I thought when I read all the rules, but it is a good thing that it happening i think in order to control the herd as it were..

    I sincerely hope that this is kept up. Not meaning to sound like the wet blanket in here, but often times there is a tendency to start things very enthusiastically only to have it descend into chaos

    as for the comment that suggests that malicious things being posted in the past should be dealt with under this new system, i think that's a moot point, and does no good really. What does it achieve?...We must all learn to let go, even when opinions vary widely and things get heated and we may not agree.
    Its a sign of maturity when we can accept criticisms or differing views without wanting to create more strife, or 'strike back'

    and i think that is what this system is about. starting on a fresh slate
    I hope that all forum members begin afresh with open minds.

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    Junior Member Nalini Akal's Avatar
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    Anyway it is a start! Salome!- Spam needs to be defined as someone mentioned but I don't see that as being difficult- we can all identify spam when we meet it. Perhaps reporting a spammer? that's how google and yahoo do it- can we block persons that seem like spammers from our mail and visitor pages?

    This is very hopeful for the forum

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aniseteph View Post
    I think this is an excellent idea, though I might be sitting on the naughty step with Reen for drifting off topic from time to time.
    Sometimes though when drifting off topic occurs, there is some really good information written and the topic can become more like a friendly conversation, which personally I like, as it is good communication. But the thread invariably gets pulled back on topic most of the time by others, new people responding to the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalini Akal View Post
    Anyway it is a start! Salome!- Spam needs to be defined as someone mentioned but I don't see that as being difficult- we can all identify spam when we meet it. Perhaps reporting a spammer? that's how google and yahoo do it- can we block persons that seem like spammers from our mail and visitor pages?

    This is very hopeful for the forum

    Thanks!
    Anyone can report a spammer, the mods get the report and can deal with it as is warranted.

    You can ignore those you don't want to have anything to do with:
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    Dealing with Troublesome Users Can I block posts, emails and messages from specific users?
    If there are particular members that bother you and you do not want to see their posts or receive Private Messages and Emails from them, then you can add these members to your 'Ignore List'. There are several ways to do this:
    Through your User Control Panel: User CP, Settings & Options, Edit Ignore List. Then, click on their name and choose: User List, Add to Ignore List
    What if I see something offensive?
    You will find 'Report' links in many places throughout the board. These links allow you to alert the board staff to anything which you find to be offensive, objectionable or illegal.
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    thanks mosaic!!!

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    Ok I hope my poor english help me in all this !!

    And wtg Salome !!!

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