Welcome to The Senate Floor - PLEASE READ (Rules and Regs)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Vertical, Oct 26, 2001.

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  1. Vertical Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 1999
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    The Senate Floor Welcome to The Senate Floor!

    You may be asking yourself what this forum is all about. Well, that's what this thread is for, to answer your questions regarding this forum, and to lay down some specific guidelines and rules.

    First off, how does this forum differ from JC Community?
    This is to be a discussion forum, not a social forum. JC Community will remain as it is now, nothing's changing over there. However, this forum is designed specifically to harbor in-depth discussions, of a more serious nature, which can sometimes be lost in the huge environment that JC Community is. We felt it best to offer a place where serious discussions could prosper.
    What kind of discussions are allowed?
    Ah, the million dollar question. Basically, the only discussions that are not allowed are threads that are sexual in nature. This is still a family board, and as this forum is not password protected, nor is it restricted in any way (outside of content-wise), this rule extends into this forum. Religious discussions are permitted, but please keep in mind that these are to be *discussions*, not solicitations. Discussions should be serious in nature, and respectful in tone.
    Are any of the rules different?
    The rules aren't different, but the consequences of breaking them are. As this is a new forum, and its success depends on a mature environment, it is critical that the rules be followed and observed at all times.

    It is imperative that the rules be followed for this forum to achieve its purpose, thus and infractions will be dealt with swiftly and sternly. If you're not sure if what you're about to post will be OK, do NOT post it. Don't risk it. Flaming, trolling, antagonizing, being abusive, threatening, or being problematic will not be tolerated in the slightest. Not only that, but should you be found causing trouble, you'll find that the spanks and bans will be much lengthier in duration, and quite possibly, your access to this board will be prohibited.
    One final note: This board is here for your enjoyment, but if you are going to participate, it is critical that you observe the rules and spirit of the forum. Conduct yourself as you would were you on the Senate Floor. All administrative decisions regarding whether or not a post is inappropriate in nature or in tone are left to the moderators' discretion. If any moderator deems a post offensive, antagonistic, or generally unacceptable or inappropriate, he or she will remove the post.

    The Moderators are under no obligation to explain the removal, and it is completely their call. This can't be stressed enough: posting to this forum requires a sense of personal responsibility, and great awareness of the spirit of the forums. Do not cross the line, else you will be escorted off the Senate Floor.

    We are taking a very 'no-nonsense' approach to this. A 'zero-tolerance for nonsense' policy is essentially how you should think of this forum.

    Forum Moderators
    Lord Bane
    Kessel Runner
    KnightWriter

    Thanks, good day, and May The Force Be With You,

    Vertical

    Announcements

    1) Topics on sex must be approved by either Lord Bane or Kessel Runner. Since they are technically still "taboo", we have to maintain some sort of order surrounding their creation.

    2) Condescending Posts and You: here is the deal with this little bit of policy.

    (to) Condescend: To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner.

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  2. Vertical Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 1999
    star 6
    You may be wondering why this forum is read-only right now, yes? Well, don't worry, it'll be opened up for everyone in 24 hours. We're just giving everyone time to look at what the mods have posted here, and really get used to the idea of what we're looking for in terms of attitudes in this forum.

    As there is going to be a strict 'no-nonsense, no spam' policy in this forum, we want to make certain that everyone has time to get the idea.

    Thanks!

    Vertical
  3. snap-hiss Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2001
    star 5
    Sounds interesting.


    !snap
  4. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 26, 1999
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    Quick message.

    First, welcome to The Senate Floor, the newest JC forum. Please read Vertical's post.

    Now that we've all done that, here is what I have to say. I've wanted this forum for a while, as many of you may have seen. I want to see intelligent discussion and absolutely no:

    -Trolling
    -Spam
    -Flaming
    -Making me regret fighting for this place

    I feel we are all capable of promoting intelligence here, and if you want to post in this forum, you will understand that.

    No personal vendettas.
    No cultural, religious, ethnic, et al grudges.
    No trolling or spamming of any kind. I won't respond happily to it. I will ban you respective to your infraction the first time.

    I am an American and upset about 9-11, but I won't tolerate speech promoting the killing of person or group. Justice, not vengeance.

    If we want this place to thrive, we must all work together. I won't butt in, throw my personal or moral beliefs in your face. If you argue against guns, I'll debate against you, but I will still respect you. I hope you can hold that level of respect for me as well.

    If you have any questions or wish to contact me, check my profile for IM and email info. PM will work the best, however. I'm on a lot, but not all the time. I have classes and such.

    Well, it was a relatively quick message.
  5. mac-nut Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2001
    star 5
    This is good. Thank you Vert, LB, and everyone else.
  6. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 19, 1999
    star 7
    Fine work, guys. I like LB's style already. :D
  7. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
    He just has the knack. ;)

    And we are open for business people. :)
  8. keokiswahine Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 4, 2000
    star 5
    We are open for business. :D :D :D Great Guns
  9. Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 21, 2001
    star 4
    awesome, thanks LB for campaigning to get this place up and running

  10. Zaphod Beeblebrox Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1999
    star 4
    Great forum!
    I'm putting this info back on page 1
  11. Tellesto Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 1999
    star 5
    Great stuff, glad you guys made this place.
  12. Sate_Pestage Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2001
    star 4
    Finally, a place where intelligent people can discuss important matters. Thanx people for creating this..I have been looking for this ever since i started visiting the JC.
  13. Launch Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2001
    star 4
    Well noticing alot of threads closed already, maybe more peolple should read this, ;)
  14. DarthNut Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 1999
    star 6
    Good idea. I really like this new forum!

    :) DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.
  15. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 26, 1999
    star 5
    I know we all have the urge to post whatever topic that fits here right away, but save up those topics and post them gradually, so we can get good discussion in the threads we have.

    Back to the Floor!
  16. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 1999
    star 4
    Bane, I really like this forum! Great idea!

    One thing: It's not listed in the drop down menu over to the right. I really like using that, as I have a 56K and I hate loading each category page.
  17. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 26, 1999
    star 5
    We're discussing this issue. It is a difficult matter of coding. But keep your eyes peeled.
  18. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 1, 2000
    star 6
    The Senate Floor needs to be put in the drop down menu
  19. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2001
    star 5
    This is a great idea. Whoever thought of this should be promoted, and paid $100,000 every day.

  20. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 5
    Great forum, great policy. I think this is going to work out.
  21. TripleB Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2000
    star 4
    Sounds good to me, I am game for this.
  22. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 1999
    star 5
    Fluke, you found me out. However I get $100,000 worth of donuts each day. ;)


    Yes, this forum was a great idea. :) I am glad people are putting it to good use.
  23. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
    star 5
  24. Yoda's_Roomate Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 8, 2000
    star 4
    A very good idea, this forum is. Finally, a place where I can leave my mark in history.

    ;P
  25. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 9, 2000
    star 5
    i think this oughta stay at the top, so sue me :D
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