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Offline Fr. George

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Read me! Addenda to the Forum Rules.
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:58:03 PM »
With the newly published Forum Rules, we're creating a new thread for various updates to said rules that may pop up in between major revisions.  Once these rules are added to the forum's official Rules Page (the link is in the bar above, close the "Home" "Help" and "Search"), then they'll be removed from this thread.
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."" Isaac Asimov

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Re: Read me! Addenda to the Forum Rules.
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 02:54:02 PM »
The following section was amended on the Rules page:

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Please respect the mod/admin staff -- The moderators and administrative staff of oc.net keep this place running tidy.  While you don't have to agree with a particular decision they make, we ask that you at least respect it publicly.  Do not complain about forum moderation, or the specific official actions taken by the moderators, global moderators, or administrators, on the forum.

When making official decisions, in their capacities as moderators, 3 things will be consistent:
- The notice will be posted in Green or Red
- The moderator will "sign" the notice
- The moderator will indicate to whom appeals should go

We encourage members of the forum to support their fellow users in following the forum's rules, and to informally acknowledge when someone may indeed be in violation of the forum rules.  However, no one should take it upon themselves to imitate or impersonate the moderators, global moderators, and/or administrators (i.e. do not give directives to your fellow users in green or red text, etc.).
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."" Isaac Asimov

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Re: Read me! Addenda to the Forum Rules.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 09:14:04 PM »
The following was added to the "Please Report!" section of the rules today:

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However, abuse of the reporting system - repeated reporting of non-infractions, reporting only posts by users you dislike, or over-use of the reporting system - may result in the revocation of the ability to report posts.
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."" Isaac Asimov