Let's cut to the chase

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MetalGod

SUPERGONZO
#1
After reading fury's locked thread & then seeing his banned status for daring to talk about his locked thread & seeing Professur get edited, literally within seconds, it may be a good time to ask the all-important questions. I saw nothing that broke the AUP.

What exactly are the limits of an HWC off topic forum? If posting pacifiers is too much or hinting at (or openly typing) porn titles is against the rules & anything "deemed offensive, objectionable, or in poor taste' covers just about anything, anytime, anywhere...wouldn't it be made simpler to just give a list of allowed topics?

Let me start the list
1)Weather
2)Weather
3)Weather

OTC has a political room in which all but the most excessive & abusive is allowed (something about freedom of speech). I'm not suggesting that here (yet) but a little leeway must be allowed in off topic.

Just offering my never to be humble opinion & trying to get my bearings.
 
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jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#3
Well if you carefully read the AUP and the Sticky at the top of the Forum and use some common sense you will be fine. :)
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#8
Originally posted by Huge
weird. ok trying again.

Yeah I cleaned out my inbox earlier today..... :confused:

So then I went back in and wiped everything out and it worked.
 
R

Richard R.

New Member
#9
You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.

Is what it says. According to the AUV link you have posted.
 
rangeral

rangeral

Our Friend
#12
What I don't understand is why people don't get the idea that the image we want here is a clean cut image about as if you were talking to ten year olds at a scout meeting or something similar.

If you have to talk about sexuality, porn or cuss every other word then you must be short in some department whether mentally or physically and need to prove your a man or something. If thats the case then take your mental baggage somewhere else and quit trying to push the envelope or kill some terrorists if you have to prove something somewhere else cause your not going to get any satisfaction here.

Drop the crap and start acting like gentlemen, I guarantee you will get more respect.

If you can't tell I'm starting to get po'ed at the bs, I come here for some clean safe discussion not to see dirt or get aggravated.
 
Huge

Huge

Why am I still doing up?
#13
You ok Al? ;)

That was my whole point of this topic; does everyone and I DO MEAN MGMT remember how OT1 did fare?

I know and respect some good OT sites; that's why I don't bring them up here.

I just feel this came out of left field; there was no mention of it when all of the sudden there it was...

Call me skeptical but I've seen it before; hopefully with more mods, it will be better (which was my original complaint before).
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#14
Huge,

I think Al just said how he and some of the rest of us feel. ;)

We (the Mods) fought really hard for the members to get this OT forum back so when someone acts like that we do get upset. :mad:
 
O

ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
#15
This place has been here for what a day or two and people are already complaining?

:confused:
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#16
Originally posted by ol' man
This place has been here for what a day or two and people are already complaining?

:confused:
Only the ones who came over from OT Central it seems. :rolleyes:
 
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ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
#17
Originally posted by jankerson
Only the ones who came over from OT Central it seems. :rolleyes:
I suppose. They will get less traffic. I have not been over to OT for along time. I gave the site $5 for support then 2 days later they banned me from one of the forums so I have not been back since and they did keep my money even though I said I wanted it back.

Not the most professional site.
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#18
Originally posted by ol' man
I suppose. They will get less traffic. I have not been over to OT for along time. I gave the site $5 for support then 2 days later they banned me from one of the forums so I have not been back since and they did keep my money even though I said I wanted it back.

Not the most professional site.

I went over there a few times when they first opened it and that was it for me.

Yeah so it seems. ;)
 
Admin

Admin

Administrator
Staff member
#19
Actually, I disagree with rangeral -- we're not trying to be like talking to 10-year-olds at a scout meeting, we're just trying to be like adults having civil conversation, or like the friendly, savvy exchange of info in the other HWC forums. What we don't want is something like:

Fred: I think Illinois is going to run the table now that UConn is out, what do you think?

Tom: No matter what the polls say I don't think Hillary is going to run in '08; she's just too polarizing or disliked by too many.

Ken: Hey, I'm finally going to take the plunge and buy an HDTV -- can anybody recommend one?

Beavis: Heh heh heh heh. How about those gazongas on Pamela Anderson? Heh heh heh heh heh.

Butthead: Heh heh. Doody! I said "doody"! Heh heh heh heh heh.

What ticks off the mods, and doesn't fool anyone, is this sort of willful playing coy or pretending not to understand, "I'm confused, what are the rules specifically, I'm just trying to find out what's OK" ... common sense and courtesy, is all. OTC is a fun place to hang out, no doubt about it, but I remember a thread there where someone asked about maybe dialing back on use of the F-word in every other post and everybody jumped on him/her, "Freedom of speech! Nazi censorship! We're not your subservient little drones! F F F F F F!" A few people ruining it for the rest of us is what got HWC OT closed in '01, and what could get it closed this time. Your call.

Thanks for reading,
Eric
 
MuFu

MuFu

Moderator
#20
I think OTC's great - but this isn't OTC, it's HWC. People have different expectations of this site and therefore different rules apply.

The only "controversial" posts here so far have been those with an underlying intent to bug the mods/admins and waste their time. And it's worked... well done. Now grow up perhaps?