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Basic Rules for This Forum

17 Jun 2010, 04:04

Here are a few suggestions that will give you the best possible internet experience while on this forum -

NEW! If you prefer no skeptic rebuttal, please put NSA in your Subject header when creating a topic. This means "No Skeptics Allowed".
This is something that we are testing and it means "No Skeptics Allowed". We hope that this will give a bit more freedom to the flow of believer commentary.

On the flip side, if there is a skeptic discussion of the exact same subject matter in that same area, you may certainly go and rebutt the skeptic commentary but you MAY NOT CRY TO THE MODERATORS THAT YOU ARE BEING POORLY TREATED. You can't have it both ways. If you decide to step out of your comfy NSA area and debate the issue, then you will be debated. You can't have it both ways.

We have just started working out some of the details associated with growing pains that need to be addressed. Meanwhile, please remember that we do not allow personal attacks of members or their opinions and no name calling.

1. If you see one of the 'usual suspects' (trolls) posting again, feel free to use the 'Report This Post' feature located in the upper right hand corner of the offending post. It appears as an exclamation point in the. Only Admin and Mods can see your comments, so if you don't care to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent, report them this way. This feature is also good should a member cross over to the 'dark side' in the heat of debate etc. It is NOT to be used because the opposing poster is considered 'lame' or 'off topic' by your personal standards. Either ignore them or politely remind them about their off topic banter yourself. Please do not resort to name calling or foul language while making them aware of this.

2. Request for removal of someone elses post can be a sticky situation. Just because you don't agree with someone's statement, believe it or not, it does not require that his/her post be removed. May I suggest that you simply point out what you feel is flawed in their logic by either directly addressing it or simply ignore it and move on. Silence is golden and by ignoring a comment, it can make your point much quicker than sidetracking the topic at hand.

3. If you notice any annoying spambot infiltration, please feel free to report the offending post and it will be removed. Do not reply to the spambot as your reply will only be deleted with the offending OP.

4. Should by some strange chance a topic gets locked, this is not an opportunity to start an identical topic to finish the job. Please don't continue or carry over a heated debate to another topic either. You will find yourself on the unsavory end of a temporary ban.

5. New members - We suggest that you introduce yourself and please do NOT put any links in your signature until further notice. Your membership ID may be deleted and your IP banned by the spambot patrol. If you can not live without a link to your personal piece of the internet, please PM me (NinjaPuppy) and in 25 words or less, explain why you absolutlely must have a link in your signature to be a part of the forum. Otherwise it may wind up to be a 'hasta la vista baby!' kind of situation. We certainly don't want to lose any real human beings in the spambot invasion, so please take the time.

I'm sure that almost every one of you will have your own suggestions to add to this list. However, the SCEPCOP forum was developed to be an open forum with as few 'rules' as possible. Should you have a particular sticky situation that you would like to discuss, feel free to PM away and your comments will certainly be addressed. Your feedback is important and can only help SCEPCOP grow into a friendly and educational forum.

Re: Basic Rules for This Forum

08 Jan 2011, 21:56

A new year, a few new suggestions-

If you are the OP of a topic, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give us all some background and/or personal opinion about the subject matter. Make sure to either subscribe to that topic (if that's the way you roll) so that later commentary does not go unanswered.

Newbies - We love you all but it really helps to post just a bit about yourself in the 'Introduce Yourself' topic. You don't have to give us your life history or your entire mindset on all things paranormal either. A simple, "Hi, I'm SoAndSo. I'm into UFOs and Ghosts." is perfectly fine. Or if you are of the skeptic variety you can feel free to just say, "Hi, I'm TypicalSkeptic. I think it's all BS." Hey, we're easy around here. When I see a brand new member post something, especially a entirely new topic that isn't really related to one of the bajillion already indexed topics here, I start to smell SPAM.

One other member in particular here also is excellent at smelling a wormy can of SPAM the second the lid is opened. Then he has to go through the "Report a Post" to me, and then I have to go into the "Moderator Control Panel" and click on the report, then find the post and then do all these other clicks to get rid of your sorry assed attempt at SPAM, and then I usually thank the member who reported the SPAM. I'd really rather stick sharp implements in my eyes rather than have to deal with SPAM every morning. SO CUT IT OUT! There, that should work.... right? I think I'll go sharpen some pencils. :shock:

Re: Basic Rules for This Forum

23 Aug 2013, 07:41

How much time will take not to consider me as a newbies ??

Re: Basic Rules for This Forum

23 Aug 2013, 21:23

simon12 wrote:How much time will take not to consider me as a newbies ??

When your login ID changes from bold blue to regular black font, then you are no longer a newbie. The equation for this change is set by the system with an undisclosed algorithm.

We have very few rules here but we ask that you not post for the purpose of self promotion of information that is not related to the forum topic material. Until then, please feel free to enjoy your time here on debunking skeptics.


Re: Basic Rules for This Forum

25 Aug 2013, 08:10

Thanks for your reply.
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