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#226505 - Mon Jan 17 2011 12:09 PM Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
After some input from members and moderators, it has been decided to drop the display of a member's Total Posts from the sidebar of each topic post. This has been a point of contention that distracts from the community's real focus of sharing info, pics, buy/sell and generally help one another.

The total number of posts for each member is still shown on each member's Profile. Member Profiles are only visible to registered members who are logged in. That is to protect the member's info & email address from spam abusers.

Our software "bad word" filter has been adjusted to remove alternate spellings of some unacceptable words. It is not a perfect solution. In the future, members who post unacceptable words by using clever mis-spellings, phonics or look-alike characters will be considered as violators the Membership Guidelines.

Those who use words, pictures, video or links to taunt others into a conflict will be considered as "throwing the first punch."

Rather than react to a conflict with a reply that includes unacceptable content, members are advised to use the "Notify" button on each post to tell a moderator about the questionable behavior.
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#226506 - Mon Jan 17 2011 12:14 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Oldgas]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Sounds good to me Jim!

I think suspensions need to be handed out for actions. I don't like reading it anymore than the next guy.
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#226514 - Mon Jan 17 2011 12:53 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Jarvis]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois

I was oblivious to the post count anyway. It's hard to imagine why it would matter to anyone.
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#226522 - Mon Jan 17 2011 01:05 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Lastgas15]
oldgoaly Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
Here I thought you guys were all just joking around, a fun loving bunch. Who got tarred and feathered????

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#226529 - Mon Jan 17 2011 01:34 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: oldgoaly]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Jokes are OK as long as someone isn't attacked as the punchline. Fun between friends, but not fun between folks who are definitely not friends.

The moderators have had to warn about, remove or edit more in recent weeks than all the prior year. If more is coming, suspensions should be expected.

In order to maintain an enjoyable community, we have to strive for mutual respect and deal with those who violate the Membership Agreement.
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#226530 - Mon Jan 17 2011 01:44 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Oldgas]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Good idea smile
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#226538 - Mon Jan 17 2011 02:05 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: gasoildude]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Just for the record, there are no supreme members here, we are all on the same playing field. Please treat other members the way you would treat your mother (hopefully). The rules apply to everybody period.

Like stated above, there is nothing wrong with joking around. Name calling and harassing of other members and other people is not acceptable behavior.
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#226552 - Mon Jan 17 2011 03:16 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Ryan Underthun]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Ryan does that mean I have to hug you & give you a kiss next time I see you LOL laugh Please dont wait for it wink grin
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#226577 - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:40 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
SORRY BRAD BUT THAT POST HAS GOT TO BE NOTIFIED! wink

TWO THUMBS UP ON THE REVIEW OF THE MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT.
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#226580 - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:47 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Oldgas]
Old Iron Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Simple words cannot express my gratitude for what you just did.You just stopped on a national level what on a local level has made me essentially leave the hobby.I'll watch,hope for the best,and give it more thought.Thank you.

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#226581 - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:53 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Old Iron]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Cool! I like it.
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#226582 - Mon Jan 17 2011 04:57 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Old Iron]
minuteman Online   content
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
A quick question...curious as to how everyone acquires their member status....Veteran member, Petro Enthusiast, Active member. Moderator, Showcase Feature Host is self explanitory...thx mm
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#226585 - Mon Jan 17 2011 05:20 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Old Iron]
1970mach Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Good move..Some of the post in the past few weeks have definately made it obvious who doesn't like who...It didn't bother me personally, but there are a lot of good, helpfull people on this board that I'd hate to see turned off this site because of what has been taking place.
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#226592 - Mon Jan 17 2011 05:45 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: minuteman]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Originally Posted By: minuteman
A quick question...curious as to how everyone acquires their member status....Veteran member, Petro Enthusiast, Active member. Moderator, Showcase Feature Host is self explanitory...thx mm


Good Question!
Veteran member= 1000+ posts, Petro Enthusiast= 100+ posts, Active member= 10+ posts, member= 9 or fewer posts.

Old Iron,
Thanks for the comments. I know I can never get a perfect balance of free speech and 100% considerate, respectful behavior. It could get messy at times, but we promise to try hard and not be overbearing on the 99% of mainstream members.
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#226614 - Mon Jan 17 2011 06:52 PM Re: Forum Changes - refining the Members Guidelines [Re: Oldgas]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: Oldgas
After some input from members and moderators, it has been decided to drop the display of a member's Total Posts from the sidebar of each topic post.


That some of the best news I've heard. Thanks Jim.
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