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Forum Rules "reminder" alert at top of screen.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by sp4rk, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. sp4rk

    sp4rk Banned

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    Just visited TMC this evening and got an "alert" a the top of the screen telling me something like Continued use of this site ... please acknowledge rules of use.
    Did everyone get this?
     
  2. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    Just now saw it, followed the link and read the section headers to verify it was common sense stuff, then agreed to the terms by selecting the "x" box. :)
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I am pretty sure it's new this past 20-30 minutes from when I'm typing this.

    Also noted it didn't include the warning to spell DFLYE's name correctly..... ;)


    PS: Anent its warnings, what on earth is a "sock puppet account"????
     
  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I saw it too. I was all worried that I'd done something more heinous than usual. Thankfully everyone's getting them today it seems.
     
  5. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    Seeing it, as well.
     
  6. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    I got this too so I'm assuming everyone is getting it also. I didn't know you could close it by pressing the "x", so thank you to dflye for posting that.
     
  7. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #8 ChadS, Nov 19, 2013
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    Yes, I got a notice too. Mine says
    That is what you all got, right?

    Hey, I see they updated the Reputation Points Reward Catalog as well. The pony is back! Though they raised the number of points required 50%.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Mine only shows used ponies. :(
     
  9. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    No flogging of dead horses - It's against forum rules. :)
     
  10. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Just to be clear, they are never-flogged dead ponies?

    Note to self - stop looking at TMC pages when the kids are around... :smile:
     
  11. Causalien

    Causalien Reaper of Trolls

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    May I ask a rule to be included requiring paid posters to disclose their financial ties?
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Agreed. In the signature so it's clear in every post.
     
  13. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    There's a Nigerian guy who is transferring $6m to my bank account as I write, all I had to do was give him my details to help him get his money out of the country......it must be true because he says so. ;-)
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It's, um, difficult to "enforce truth" from the dishonest. What's being suggested is to request openness and truth from the honest.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    That's my point. You think paid posters would be honest?
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #17 brianman, Dec 4, 2013
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    Some, yes.

    Also it establishes a code of conduct that lays the groundwork for dealing with posters that aren't honest in this regard. If you can't play by such rules, then you don't belong here, get formally banned, etc.

    If someone repeatedly posts FUD with an apparently negative intent, it's undesirable but not "in violation". If they are paid to do so and don't say so, then it's only "in violation" if the "rules" say so.

    I'm not saying it's a huge problem of paid posters (yet?) but it is becoming a huge problem of forum members repeatedly questioning each others motives, etc. rather than leaving that to the moderators to handle. I'd prefer to see that recent trend reversed.
     
  17. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I agree in principle but come back to the point that if someone is dishonest how should we find out? This is the internet and there's not a lot of openness regarding who anyone is to start with....I've met you and I know you're a pleasant chap but half the time we have no idea if we're even dealing with a man or a woman or their real name etc. never mind trying to ascertain if someone is getting secretly paid by whomever.
     
  18. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'd be more than happy to get paid for posting--secretly or otherwise :)
     

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