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

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  1. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 6, 1999
    [hr][hl=yellow]The Senate Floor[/hl][hr]
    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?[blockquote]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.[/blockquote]What kind of discussions are allowed?[blockquote]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. [/blockquote]Are any of the rules different?[blockquote]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.[/blockquote]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
    [link=][hl=white]Lord Bane[/hl][/link]
    [link=][hl=cornflowerblue]Kessel Runner[/hl][/link]

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



    [blockquote]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.[/blockquote]
    [blockquote]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.

    Do this consis
  2. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 6, 1999
    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.


  3. snap-hiss

    snap-hiss Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2001
    Sounds interesting.

  4. Lord Bane

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 26, 1999
    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:

    -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

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 14, 2001
    This is good. Thank you Vert, LB, and everyone else.
  6. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 19, 1999
    Fine work, guys. I like LB's style already. :D
  7. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 20, 2000
    He just has the knack. ;)

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

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

    Sep 4, 2000
    We are open for business. :D :D :D Great Guns
  9. Master_JoshuaWindu

    Master_JoshuaWindu Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 21, 2001
    awesome, thanks LB for campaigning to get this place up and running

  10. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 26, 1999
    Great forum!
    I'm putting this info back on page 1
  11. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 1999
    Great stuff, glad you guys made this place.
  12. Sate_Pestage

    Sate_Pestage Jedi Master star 4

    May 31, 2001
    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

    Launch Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 27, 2001
    Well noticing alot of threads closed already, maybe more peolple should read this, ;)
  14. DarthNut

    DarthNut Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 1, 1999
    Good idea. I really like this new forum!

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

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 26, 1999
    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

    Emperor_Dan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 21, 1999
    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

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 26, 1999
    We're discussing this issue. It is a difficult matter of coding. But keep your eyes peeled.
  18. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 1, 2000
    The Senate Floor needs to be put in the drop down menu
  19. Fluke_Groundwalker

    Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling star 5

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

  20. IronParrot

    IronParrot Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 2, 1999
    Great forum, great policy. I think this is going to work out.
  21. TripleB

    TripleB Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 28, 2000
    Sounds good to me, I am game for this.
  22. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

    Dec 22, 1999
    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

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

    Jun 12, 1999
    well, here goes
  24. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

  25. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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