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Please Read, SM Site rules update

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Hey All,

    As some of you were aware, we had a few issues during the past couple weeks. The site saw a few infractions of the Survival Monkey Code of Conduct.:eek: It also saw the Staff react in an inconsistent manner.:eek:

    You ever get stung by a bee when you meant no harm to the nest? I think that is what can happen here at times. The bees in our Staff started out as the only ones here. We had a team of 14 very tight folks that came over to a brand new site and started sharing ideas and thoughts. Sometimes a few in the hive can get nervous over a perceived threat and sting-- Especially when the Queen is out.

    In the end, we all want the same thing here, (I presume). Information shared, some good discussion and debate, a few laughs and tears, etc.. We want this to be smooth and unrestricted. The reason a board like this can't be totally unrestricted or un-moderated is that First we consider ourselves a family friendly place.

    Secondly, we have to limit the extent that certain things (and there are only a few of them) can be posted so that we don't get blocked by content rating firewalls and lose a portion of our readers. The Public Library in my town blocks SM for Violence and this is a new rating for us. I'd like to see us able to pass some of the Work, School and Library firewall tests in the future. (I think some parts of the Military block us as well).

    I take full responsibility for a few of the misunderstandings of the past as I never set out a clear SOP on how we as Mods should handle situations as they came up. I think we have nailed it down to a more clear ond concise Code and added the violations and penalties as well.

    Please don't see us as heavy handed if you have a post moved or locked or edited. The Staff here has been given clear direction to Moderate in a fair and friendly way. This starts now and we hope to have a great relationship with all of the Family at SM. If you have a problem with an act of Moderation here and want to talk about it, feel free to PM me anytime. I try to remain impartial in most of this stuff until we need a tie-breaking vote.

    Try to keep in mind that the Staff here is trying to protect this site so that it can thrive. We have 14 Moderators here and that means (we hope) that at least one is online at all times. We can forgive errors in judgement and slips in taste but if a Mod thinks that a post can hurt this place, they have the power to do something about it so long as it isn't just because they don't agree with the opinion or subject of the post.

    Read this Updated Code and see what you think. It can be changed and if you see something that we have overlooked, PLEASE let us know. We want it to be perfect and clear so that we have no surprises on all our parts.;)

    We'd like for all active members to take a few minutes to check out the above link.

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    BTT for all the new folks. All us old timers need to review the CoC now and then, too.
  3. aeropeach

    aeropeach Monkey+++


    Guess it's been a while since I visited.... ;-{

    Anyway, today I got a PM, which came to my e-mail box from "mariatctfound" who says she's from some charity in London and requested I click on a bunch of ads to help fund treatment for a child with cancer.

    Is this allowed?

    I would have sent a PM to Melbo but I see he's been banned.

    How the heck did that happen?

  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Well Melbo, you want to answer that for the new Monkey? ... lol, I saw banned next to your screen name some time ago and just assumed it was a joke by you or some other moderator. But, obviously it confuses some. Heck, no one can confuse me ... lol, I am in a constant state of confusion, ... lol, It's how I operate.seesaw
  5. aeropeach

    aeropeach Monkey+++

    Hey! I'm not a new monkey.

    Just a real quiet one!
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    [lolol] 4 posts ... you got that right !!! Heck you been here longer than me. But, this is Melbo's board .... who was gonna ban him ???
  7. Ivan

    Ivan Monkey++

    i liquidated his bourgeoisie dictatorship and sent him to a reeducation center. [gun]
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    hehehe. aero, the phisher is, uh, ah, removed from the stream. Glad to see you again.
  9. aeropeach

    aeropeach Monkey+++

    Which was my point....

  10. VoorTrekker

    VoorTrekker Monkey++

    New Member

    Hello everyone, I was referred to this site by Shinmen Takezo, a new friend from another board. I am a long time survivalist from the Cold War days, pre Jimmy Carter. Hope tw be around here long enough to contribute, a bunch of new people have already been banned. [dunno]
  11. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Re: New Member

    Want to be welcomed, its easy! Respect this place like somebody elses' living room!

    Don't try to sell us stuff.

    YouTube- Spam

    we don't loike SPAM!!!!! PORN SPAM will abso-f'kin-lutely send us into flippin' orbit.

    And no , I don't have anything better to do than cruise our board and point out infractions to the moderators ( I believe in the "broken window" theory, If you let one broken window pane stay , soon its two then four then graffitti then squatters, pimps and coke whores...

    "Stupid voikings..."
  12. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Re: New Member

    Welcome to Survival Monkey. Please read and heed the Code of Conduct and you or your friends should have no problems. Most of us newbies lurked and read a lot of posts before we chimed in. JMHO of course.
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Re: New Member

    Voort, those new and newly banned people were new spammers or worse. Seems like we get more of them than real people, and we try to keep the welcome mat cleaned up. Welcome aboard.
  14. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    drink more beer. eat more pizza. It could be worse, you all could be dead or have to go to the doctor when Obamacare hits in 3 years after the next election.

    "I made a deal with my liver, only one of us is going home this weekend.......and I don't think its you." -- Melbo, Labor Day Weekend, 2007

    Back to your comments on this thread. This post has nothing to do with this thread.
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  15. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    That is classic!
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Find a deer yet fker?
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    yeesh. I can see this thread needs, um, adjusting.
  18. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I think we are all on the same page now. This is the clydomatic way of lightening up a serious thread. Well, I for one just don't feel like banning peope that follow the CoC. So for those who want to sell something, put it in the buy/sell/trade threads. If it is placed in multiple threads, goodbye.
  19. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I actually 'banned' (in title alone) myself hoping to blame it on Quig. Didn't work and now I've had to come back and stir the pot a bit.

    I have been on a bit of a 2.5 year unintended separation from internet monkey-business.
  20. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Well Melbo, welcome back! Actually I am relatively new here time wise, and never knew you strayed. You fairly promptly answered a PM I sent you, and I always assumed you were just lurking letting your children run things. I have been following your recent posts with no little interest. I liked the jerky maker for sure! You have created quite a nice haven here for non conformists like me. Thanks!!!:D
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