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New rule added to Guidelines - Don't share PM's

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The mod team has agreed to the following addition to our forum guidelines

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  • Do not post private messages in public without the explicit consent of all participating members. If there's a problem in PMs, report it to the mod team directly.

 

We're making this change because it's been a recurring issue lately. People start arguing with each other, someone takes it to PM (which is the best place for it, instead of a back and forth in a topic or elsewhere in the forum), then someone screenshots that and posts it publicly in hopes to embarrass or ridicule the user. It's not only very unhelpful, it's further escalating an issue that will require the mod team to step in. 

If you have differences with someone, take it to PM. If they're not interested in talking, just ignore the user. If someone messages you and you find the comments rude or unwelcome, use the Report button. A mod will check the situation out and deal with it. This falls in to line with another guideline

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  • No fighting will be tolerated. Do not try to take things into your own hands, it usually just make things worse. Get in touch with a mod.

People seem to forget that rule, then get upset when they get a warning or a suspension. 

The mod team really tries to avoid becoming a ref in these situations. But we want everyone here to feel like they have the space to comment and reply to anything else here without being ridiculed or harassed. When that happens, please just report the comment and let us know when things are getting out of hand. It does no one any good to let issues escalate to the point where people are just bitching at each other and throwing personal insults. 

 

That's all. Have fun. Good night.

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I'll bet someone paid good money for this :lol: 

 

I still think some people ought to be ridiculed and embarrassed, but oh well. If it won't happen here, it'll hapen in their "real" life anyways. Ridiculous will be ridiculous, etc.

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1 hour ago, Dai. said:

I'll bet someone paid good money for this :lol: 

 

I still think some people ought to be ridiculed and embarrassed, but oh well. If it won't happen here, it'll hapen in their "real" life anyways. Ridiculous will be ridiculous, etc.

You can still ridicule people by quoting some post from 2014 or something when they said something stupid. The point is not necessarily that embarrassing or ridiculing people is always bad, it are the off-topic fights which derail threads and the spillover from PM battles into threads by posting screenshots.

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3 hours ago, Dai. said:

I'll bet someone paid good money for this :lol: 

 

I still think some people ought to be ridiculed and embarrassed, but oh well. If it won't happen here, it'll hapen in their "real" life anyways. Ridiculous will be ridiculous, etc.

Are we still talking about Trump?

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