Re: Everyone please read: forum rules
Another thing I've noticed we've been having a problem with lately is profanity. I've made a post similar to this a few times in the past but I'll do it again for all the new people and the people who need to be reminded. In accordance with rule #4 listed at the bottom of every page, which bars the use of edgy language, profanity, whether "masked" or not, will no longer be tolerated. I'm getting tired of seeing posts littered with things like f**k where it is inherently obvious what the poster means. Another thing I've seen come up a lot of is the use of 'WTF'. We all know what the 'f' stands for and it's not going to be tolerated anymore. There are plenty of ways for you to express yourself without using terms like that. Personally, I have no problem with profanity but since I help run a board that has a lot of kids visit it, it won't be tolerated here. I'm not talking about relatively tame words like "damn" or "hell" but it's the things beyond that that I have a problem with.
Here's how it will be handled in the future - if your posts contain profanity, the entire post will be deleted with a message from the administrator or moderator stating that your post has been deleted for violating rule #4. If this continues to be a problem, you will be suspended for a week. It gets worse from there.
Added June 10th: If you direct profanity at another user, you will automatically be suspended from the board for one week. The reason we're cracking down on this, in particular, is because it violates rules #4 and #5. Something like this has already happened three times and we will not hestitate to continue to suspend violaters.
We will need our members to help keep the board clean. With the board growing every day, it's becoming harder and harder to monitor every single post. If you see a post that is violating this or any of our other rules, we would appreciate it you report the post to the admins and moderators by clicking on the triangle with an exclaimation point below every post. This will anonymously allow you to report a particular post to a moderator.
So, in short, no profanity including using *'s or the like to 'censor' it and no abbreviations such as WTF, WT__ or anything similar. Keep it clean and we won't have a problem. Thanks.