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Board and IRC Rules

Started by DJ Omnimaga, November 21, 2014, 04:44:15 am

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DJ Omnimaga

Yeah people reading TOS at registration are usually rare, especially that most forums don't even use their own set of rules for the registration agreement. They just use the default forum software one and have a separate page for the real rules.

DJ Omnimaga

In light of some issues that have been going on in the TI community for a few years and more recently on CodeWalrus, we have decided to amend our first forum/IRC rule. Changes are in bold:

Quote#1 - The rules or lack thereof apply to all forum users when they use CodeWalrus discussion mediums, regardless of user skills, member rank, religion, country, friendships and views. Playing the victim by yourself or on someone's behalf when reprimanded is also disallowed.


For example, just because I am friend with someone doesn't mean that this person is allowed to break our rules as she sees fit.

DJ Omnimaga

UPDATE: Added rule #10 (it's not really needed but last May and yesterday this has been a problem with 1 forum user in particular)

Quote#10 - If a forum member never breaks the rules, but it becomes clear that he constantly behaves at the very limit of bannability or that he is testing the rules non-stop (eg finding loopholes), then he can still be warned for it. Long hiatuses from the forum will not erase past warnings.

Streetwalrus

Is that for who I think it is ? :P

DJ Omnimaga

Exactly. :P I don't think that will be a problem with any other member.

Another problem I saw in the community back in the days are people who ignores warnings on purpose then pretend they never got warned once they get banned. But we already had a rule for that anyway (the 24 hours clause)

Streetwalrus

Added an IRC-specific section.

DJ Omnimaga

November 05, 2015, 08:17:47 am #21 Last Edit: November 05, 2015, 08:19:19 am by DJ Omnimaga
Oh lol I missed your post for some reasons. I probably misclicked the topic or Previous/next and it marked it as read. Thanks for the update notification. :)


Regarding the bot rules, another thing to keep in mind for users is to not incessantly beg staff to allow a new bot in, because that can get annoying and usually no means no anyway.

DJ Omnimaga

UPDATE:

Rule #3 now mentions "malicious content". This can be anything from rickroll pages that locks you up into an Alert box loop, viruses and luring people into damaging or formating their devices with misleading info. I'M not sure why this was not mentioned before in the rules, but I guess I figured that it would be common knowledge.

DarkestEx

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 09, 2015, 08:56:09 am
UPDATE:

Rule #3 now mentions "malicious content". This can be anything from rickroll pages that locks you up into an Alert box loop, viruses and luring people into damaging or formating their devices with misleading info. I'M not sure why this was not mentioned before in the rules, but I guess I figured that it would be common knowledge.

That's sad. Why forbid Rickrolling :(
Also alert boxes can't lock anything up anymore as most browsers show a check box to disable further messages.

DJ Omnimaga

December 09, 2015, 10:28:17 am #24 Last Edit: December 09, 2015, 10:31:46 am by DJ Omnimaga
Oh I didn't know that. I guess it's fine as long as there's a way to escape. Besides, Michael Jackson rickrolling is much better :P

p4nix

Wow. I've onced tricked a teacher to open an endless alert loop on a button which was supposed to do nothing (HTML test, not JS).
Got a 1- (happened in grade 10)
German Mark System: ShowHide

Grade 1 - 10
1 - very good
2 - good
3 - satisfying
4 - enough (passed)
5 - incomplete
6 - complete fail

And for the german 'Abitur'
15 - 13 = 1
12 - 10 = 2
9 - 7 = 3
6 - 4 = 4
3 - 1 = 5
0 = 6

DJ Omnimaga

Weird, over here, the lower the number, the lower your grade. I guess he found it original. :P

DJ Omnimaga

Bump, I just thought I would post a reminder about a part of one of our rules, in light of what seems to be the consequences of incidents that occurred on another site in the past few months (only a few remarks were noticed on CodeWalrus, but I'm pre-emptively posting a reminder, since this seems to happen more and more often about 1 specific lib and to ensure this won't escalate in the future):

Quote#2 - Being rude, intolerant, provocative, manipulating or trying to start drama are disallowed under any circumstances. There are other ways to express your opinion.


The reason why I am quoting this and bolding "intolerant" is because I want to remind people that this rule also applies to programming languages, libraries, file size and amount of sub-programs used by program authors. Unless you have a valid argument (for example, if a BASIC programmer tries to make a raycasting game or if their 10-minutes long RPG is 100 KB large), we will not tolerate attempts to single out programmers who use specific programming languages, calculator models, calculator libraries/tools, large programs with multiple files and that, regardless of your opinion about the creator of said programming language or library.

You are free to debate which language is better and about better ways to code in separate topics, and we already have such topics, but just because the author of a library has done something bad in the past doesn't mean you should hate on the lib itself or the programs/authors that use it. And you can always make your own library if you really have issues with the existing ones anyway.

DJ Omnimaga

Board rules has been updated:

Before:

Quote#3 - Discussing or sharing advice or files dedicated for cheating on tests and exams, as well as the sharing of malicious content, private information,  illegal (ROMs, warez, etc) and adult material is strictly prohibited. Such content or links to it will be removed from your posts.
Quote#9 - Discussion in French is restricted to the off-topic section and the topic title must be prefixed with [FR].


After:

Quote#3 - Discussing or sharing advice or files dedicated for cheating on tests and exams, as well as the sharing of malicious content, private information (including responding to private messages in public without the sender's permission),  illegal (ROMs, warez, etc) and adult material is strictly prohibited. Such content or links to it will be removed from your posts.
Quote#9 - You can use English, French and Dutch on the forums, but if the topic is not in English then the language must be specified in the title.


Note that the rule #9 change was supposed to happen long ago (since we now have Dutch admins) but I forgot. As for the rule #3 edit... well... PM's are called private messages for a reason.

DJ Omnimaga

Bump: The 2nd post of this topic, located at https://codewalr.us/index.php?topic=36.msg2244#msg2244 , has been updated to clarify our warning policies.

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