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Administrivia - new rules - please read and discuss
vanderaj - June 1st, 2015 at 06:26 PM

Hi there,

I couldn't retrieve our old rules from the backups dating back to 2008, so in all likelihood they have been lost. As such, it's likely that those of who who registered here after 2007 or so have not agreed to any rules. I've found a site that had a modified form of our old rules (the XMB Forum), and spruced them up a bit and made them more like what I remember.

As these are essentially the old rules with some new additions, and as many of you newer members haven't agreed to them, I'm going to give *everyone* a two week period to discuss them before I get you all to re-agree to the new rules. Nothing is on or off the table.

Please READ carefully, and make suggestions to make them better and more livable.


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0 - Be nice to each other, post with a good heart, and post often. Repsond in the way you'd like to be responded to.

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vanderaj - June 1st, 2015 at 07:54 PM

For the record, I'm not in favor of #9 in its current form - we have sufficient powers to make our feelings felt. However, I don't want staff to go nuts eithers - they might have more powers than the rest of us, but we all need to abide by the rules, which means being nice to each other.

#10 might be too over the top as well, but willing to hear about it. I reckon we have good relations with all the other VW forums and clubs, and I'd like to keep it that way. Do we need a rule for it? Let's talk.

Are we missing any rules? This place has worked pretty well without a lot of rules, but I might be missing something.


waltermitty - June 1st, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Looks pretty reasonable to me. Apart from 9 not to debate or argue ? Insults fair enough but no debating?? thiere is a potential for this to be misused.
I wonder what the situation is with Business advertising?


Timothy_N-F - June 2nd, 2015 at 08:18 AM

I don't like 9, fair enough if they reprimand you and you shouldn't be questioning it too much, but to say you can't debate with them is ridiculous.

h - June 2nd, 2015 at 08:46 AM

#9 'Kult' much..
Let's not have this forum go down that road as they already exist elsewhere :)
Please review this as there is no way of policing such especially in the private not public sphere.

HappyDaze - June 2nd, 2015 at 09:02 AM

9 ?...Nein !

KruizinKombi - August 10th, 2015 at 09:50 PM

So what was decided regarding #9 Andrew?