Posted 06 September 2015 - 09:15 PM
Further to this, I would like to remind all members (new and old) of the rules of the forum.
Swearing is not permitted, regardless of the automatic removal of common swear words, just because this has happened does not mean it is acceptable. Please all take a few moments to review what you write and ensure that no language is obscene and inappropriate.
Also to add to the inappropriate nature, we have had to remove additional words from some long standing members, where we have seen the blatant use of inappropriate words, not suitable for the school, home, work, child or talking to your mother language. Whether these are insinuated by posts one following another, or a poor choice of language in a single post, please observe the request to keep the site clean across the general forum. If you wish to have such threads, please partake in the subscribers area, where our rules are more laid back.
Finally, whilst we have recently tried to accommodate and be relaxed with general use, you may find you receive cautionary messages from the moderation team if we feel your content is not abiding by the spirit or the rules of the forums.
These messages are in the first instance dropped as a courtesy, and moderation stage if leaving notes on the public forum will not target individuals if we feel the topic is slipping, its addressed as a courtesy to all participants, that the thread may need to be toned down to prevent further potential spiral of the thread, or prevent offence to any individual.
Any personal concerns addressed by moderation staff will be carried out in private message.
Please note, we want you all to enjoy the forums, we are not as moderation staff getting power trips or thrills from pushing this on you all, but at the end of the day there is something if this forum that invites you all to return daily or weekly, or hourly even, and we are trying to ensure we maintain this environment for your reading pleasure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please raise them to any of the moderation team, and a reminder to all if you wish to make a complaint surrounding a moderator, you can drop a message to Stef123 as forum manager, JamesM182 as site manager and administration, or Steve as site owner.
PLEASE take this reminder, appreciate it's for everyone's benefit and keep the atmosphere you love and return to going forward. We won't hang people for a single mistake, we have let many things slip but you may find we focus on this further and contact individuals more frequently.
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