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Old 06-02-2005, 10:43 PM   #11
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I spotted another two that I think is more than enough to give CF ideas to work one up.

Dux Computer Forums Rules, Etiquette, and Guide
http://www.duxcw.com/yabbse/rules.htm

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http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/inde...thread&t=34612
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:07 PM   #12
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I looked them all over and like the first one best. It's polite but to the point and takes a firm stand without being overbearing. You guys are a major help around here. If you spot any others just slap up the link and let me know.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:23 PM   #13
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NP. Don't forgot to address the Codes of Conduct to prevent future recurrence of what have taken place recently.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:22 AM   #14
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Now that's what we need...a good set of rules.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:31 AM   #15
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If you conform to the following guidelines it will go a long way to ensuring a pleasant and positive experience for all.....PLEASE:

Make your questions (and responses) as clear and intelligible as possible. If English is your native language then please use punctuation and well structured sentences to whatever extent possible. Keep the questions short and to the point, avoiding "stories" as much as possible.

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You are posting problems and asking complete strangers to solve them with no expectation of reward other than the satisfaction of knowing we helped. Hey - that's what we're here for and we're happy to do it. Still, as is the case with pretty much everything we do in life, an occasional "please" and "thank you" won't hurt and are really nice to hear.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:51 AM   #16
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To any one scoping out this thread take note. This is just a concept model of some rules myself and others think would serve to help smooth out the rough edges we appear to have. Right now it's just in the discussion stage.
If you have an idea we haven't covered as members we encourage you to speak up. But only about a rule or guideline you would like to see added.

As I said, nothing is law just discussing it right now.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:21 AM   #17
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Hey Seti - your draft looks good from my layman's observation. (I'm not a lawyer). I'll review it again.
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I like it

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Old 06-03-2005, 10:10 AM   #19
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Has anyone not noticed the rules link at the bottom of the page?
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:22 AM   #20
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Has anyone not noticed the rules link at the bottom of the page?
No I haven't but I was thinking more of making the Etiquette thread a sticky and locked topic (as in case of other sites' Forums). This way no one will miss it. Oh well David it's up to you.
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