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RR Forums Administrator
Board Administrator
Username: admin

Post Number: 108
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 11:05:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Differences of opinion on a globally accessible online forum are inevitable. Anyone who participates in such a forum must be prepared for their views to be contested by others. Everyone is allowed to argue their position; in fact, they're expected to.

If you feel offended or insulted by another member or vehemently disagree with them you are welcome to make this known but you must do so in a reasoned, polite and civilised manner.

You also need to realise when you're getting nowhere and when to simply disengage. Choose to ignore the person who's bothering you. Be the bigger man and walk away from the argument. Do not let it descend into an endless, fruitless back and forth. You do not need to have the last word.

Don't be this guy.
Duty Calls

Above all do NOT allow it to get personal because it may be you that suffers. Any posts that violate the clearly posted Terms and Conditions are subject to removal. Any member who repeatedly or wilfully violates these rules will be suspended or barred from the forums, regardless of how valued a contributor they may be at other times.

Forum members apparently also need to be reminded that the moderator has a life and cannot monitor the forums 24x7, so occasionally inappropriate posts will appear that are visible until the moderator can find them and remove them. What constitutes 'inappropriate' is also entirely up to the moderator, not the forum members, so please bear that in mind when you question why certain posts are deleted and others remain.

In the two decades this forum has been in operation only one person has volunteered to be a moderator and we should all be grateful that he continues to diligently perform this often onerous task with grace, wisdom and forebearance.
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RR Forums Administrator
Board Administrator
Username: admin

Post Number: 80
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 21:42:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

There has been a notable incidence of non-RR/B related topics raised for discussion lately. Such topics are contrary to the AU RR Forums Terms and Conditions.

All users are requested to refresh their knowledge of the T&Cs and remember that compliance is a condition of their continued use of this site.

If sufficient demand exists for a general off-topic chat-room one can be created, but the T&Cs will stand for all existing areas and all users must comply.
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RR Forums Administrator
Board Administrator
Username: admin

Post Number: 59
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, 08 August, 2006 - 21:22:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

After posting the last message there were quite a number of email bounces for addresses that no longer exist. The user accounts for these have now been deleted.

Please keep your email address current. Accounts with inactive addresses will be deleted.

To update your details go to Edit Profile.
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David Gore
Moderator
Username: david_gore

Post Number: 393
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 February, 2005 - 12:13:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL

In recent times, there has been a marked deterioration in the standard and quality of contributions from some of our participants. In particular, the direct posting without moderation privilege has been particularly abused by certain posts with content intended to provoke dissent and abusive retaliation. Requests by myself for participants to respect the privileges extended to them and to refrain from posting provocative, verbose, rambling and otherwise objectionable/irrelevant material have only been partly successfull. The Club, Administrator and Moderators have done their best to give paticipants what is arguably the best R-R/B forum with open access, the ability to post information in formats other than text and a minimum of Moderator intervention/censorship. This state of affairs is now at risk due to the inconsiderate, selfish and egotistical actions of a very small minority.

The Federal Executive of the Club have now intervened and have granted the Administrator and Moderators the right to take whatever action they deem necessary to control access, change posting privileges, request editing and suspend membership for participants who are unable to meet reasonable standards and/or do not comply with requests to change their manner of participation. If we are not successful in achieving and maintaining the desired standards; the open access/immediate posting privileges could be withdrawn and, in the worst-case scenario, the forum be restricted to members only. I am sure you all will agree this outcome would be a great disappointment to us all. I trust those contributing to this situation will act more responsibly in future, proof read their posts more carefully for relevance, clarity and conciseness and above all respect the right of others to have alternative points of view regardless of legal, technical and procedural technicalities known only to "experts". Persuasion rather than dogmatic insistence/intimidation will be more informative and successful in getting others to change their point of view.
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RROCA Web Site Administrator
Moderator
Username: admin

Post Number: 8
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2003 - 00:42:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Have users noticed the two icons at the top right of each message? The tree_s.gif and delmsg.gif? They're to Edit or Delete the message.

If you post your message and then realise it needs editing, within thirty minutes of posting you can click on the Edit button and make the necessary changes.

If you decide your post was unnecessary you can delete it altogether by clicking on the Delete icon.

I hope this information helps reduce the number of "Oops. I meant to say..." messages we've been seeing lately.