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rules?
« on: April 11, 2010, 06:14:20 am »
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hi all i am looking to get some rules on my forum but i do not no  what to have please can you help me out by telling me what rules you have on your forums.

thank you for your time


this is what i have got at the min
 

.No discrimination against any group, race, gender, religion

. This site allows Curse words now that does not mean you can be rude to the people on this site

 Respect all those on the forum

Spamming is not allowed ( put a link up to a site you will get a ban)


 (i got this one from here it is a good one to have) Let the Moderators Handle the Dirty Work.   Don't Play Moderator.  If a rule is broken the Moderators will handle it.   Do not jump in to tell others the rules. 

so what do you think about the rules i made for my forum and if you have got some to add please do it is nice to here what your rules are to for your forum.



 
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Re: rules?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 02:39:06 pm »
I've learned that the best way to moderate a small forum is to only have a few important, generalized rules.

Here at SMF Support we went a LONG time without having any rules. We only added rules so that it was clear to others what we expected.

The basic rules of SMF is we ask people to stay respectful, use only clean language, and let us handle the moderating. The rest of the rules are only there to prevent an annoyance that we were commonly dealing with. So, set the ground rules at your forum about what YOU plan your forum to be, and then let the rules create themselves as you see problems.
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Re: rules?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 04:24:09 pm »
o ok i may just put them up and then they no what is going on because if there is no rules people will not no why the got a ban or what to do if yo uno what i am saying mate
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Re: rules?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 12:13:24 pm »
I used to just warn people instead of banning them right away. Then they would know what they did wrong that I didn't like. Communication is better than just blindly banning people according to written rules.

But regardless, there is a box to put "reasons" for a ban.

I just think being restrictive on your members will turn them off of the forum. Let them be free and only tighten the glove on them when you need to.
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Re: rules?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 03:09:42 pm »
i no what you are saying mate and i all ways tell them what they have done bad i will not ban somone for a small thing i hate forums lioke that. but if the rules are there for them to see then they will no what not to do
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Re: rules?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 03:52:35 pm »
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Spamming is not allowed ( put a link up to a site you will get a ban)

Immediate ban? Try first deleting what they advertised then give them a couple of warnings. Then if they repeatedly do the same thing you can ban them.

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Spamming is not allowed (Advertising a website will result in punishment)
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