Please, someone show me the rules. I can't find them anywhere. I'm NOT saying that the fact that something isn't clearly stated in the rules grants permission to do it if it's wrong.
But it's kind of odd to read the admins saying "we have rules here", when the only rules I see on the FAQ are "the content here is moderated by the community". I searched and there IS a question where many users state what rules should be applied. Is that it? So if I add my rule "No ponies should be allowed to drive drunk and crash into the computers of the Lockergnome.net users", it'll be "canon"?
Suppose someone is new here, just got his account. He asks a valid question, but is considered taboo and scary, so they just go at him saying "we have rules [closed]". Well did you explain the rules to him? How can we get along if those boundaries are known only to people who've been here for a while already?
The FAQ clearly says discussions should be done in the comments section of each answer. That's pretty much everything I could find about "content regulation".
If there is a "Rules" section, please someone just point me in that direction and I'll shut my mouth already :). If there isn't, please make one that's easily accesible on the site, and clear enough so that us users can follow. "Avoid debates" is really ambiguous.
I know it's not a democracy here, but I really think it would be beneficial to the community if things like these cleared up as soon as possible. And it would give admins the necessary tool for moderating "illegal content".
The question has been closed for the following reason "Matter will be resolved later." by Alastor Moody Oct 29 '10 at 16:42
I must agree here. It isn't fair to the moderators to have to moderate without anyone knowing the rules. If the rules are readily available, users who want to be compliant will be able to find them. If the rules aren't readily available, whether or not a user wants to be compliant the rules won't be readily available to point to. The options are:
I want to be a conformant, model citizen. Help me by telling me where I can find the rules. If there are no formal rules currently, I would suggest:
Where it gets difficult is the issue of karma. There's an expensive item up for grabs for the first person who reaches 100,000 KP, and some people will seek to get there illigitimately. They know who they are, before they even register. I'd love to propose the following suggestion, which I'd love to see become a rule if the feature request here makes it into the main trunk: Provide feedback for all of your votes. This would make incredibly obvious the people who are karma farming or otherwise encouraging people to vote or voting carelessly with the intent of personal gain.
Here is just a small list of rules and may be revised and added if necessary...
You cannot be abusive to others, talk in caps, discuss anything illegal or defamatory, or start a "fight". You must speak English, and not use any explicit or offensive language.
Additionally, no karma farming (or even karma downing) by using other user accounts to vote your questions/answers up. This can be reviewed anytime and caught to be karma karma farming will be subtracted karma or possible ban from the site. IP addresses / suspicious activity continue to be logged.
No spamming or advertising on the site, links to personal sites are not allowed (myspace/facebook/youtube) and are considered to be spam. . See http://lockergnome.net/questions/72261/spamming-rules-and-irreverent-links-to-referral-sites for more info...
No Posting of offensive/abusive/inappropriate content. If it is even remotely inappropriate, don't post it here.
No discrimination on this site.
Do not post something that is a copyright violation (hackintosh, pirating, etc...) and violates the terms of service.
If the same question is asked from a previous post, it will be closed and set as a duplicate question.
Question can be closed if it is (but not limited to) outdated, right answer was chosen, Too subjective and argumentative, and off topic and not relevant.
Once a question is closed, it is to not be still discussed...
Keep in mind that a Moderator has the higher word, and the admin has the last word, and please do not argue with their judgement.
> Welcome! Alekz
I think it's pretty much like the GeekShed, but a little less strict. It's kind of like "Lord of the Flies" in here with all the youngsters. Kat, Fogarty, and Alastor Moody are pretty much the LAW in here =0p...
Even if the rules were made official they may be just as likely to be read as all those terms of service agreements. The rules are really just basics that no one should be doing anywhere, all fair and within reason. I have seen sites that go too far with their rules and this is not one of them from eventhing I have seen to date.
answered Oct 29 '10 at 03:52
Rules will be posted later tonight, no further comments at this time.
answered Oct 29 '10 at 16:42
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