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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks for that Dominic
    I suspected that was the case, but nice to have the clarification.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by rorya View Post
    I would have assumed that, but it is absolutely not what the rules state. Being abusive is apparently A & Z (so mod edit and no infraction) whereas posting useful links is A & B, so mod edit and banning. Or are you saying that I can just apply my perspective to the rules?
    I will check this, but anyone being abusive and not responding to correction will be banned. Thanks for querying it.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by rorya View Post
    3 and 10 contradict each other surely? Post links if you cross-post but we'll ban you if you post links to other forums!
    Not quite the same thing.

    1 is advising us that you have asked the same question elsewhere (3), the other is more about advertising other sites to lure members there.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle123 View Post
    May we have an addendum to rule #4 that states that it does not apply in the Tips and Tutorials forum?
    Kyle, while a member wont get called out for posting something different on an existing thread in T and T, I think that general rule should still apply, otherwise a single thread could end up containing dozens of different topics.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe Le Mokko View Post
    The rule about non posting links to "competing" forums is a bit ridiculous and a tad hypocrite.
    So if there is a perfectly good answer to a question on , say MrE, what should be done? Copy paste it in this forum taking all the credit? Not help the OP ?
    As with any new things/changes, some adjustment MAY be worthwhile. I do see the merit of pointing to an answer in another forum, but the aim of that rule is, as I said above, to prevent luring members away to join other sites. Most other sites (including MrE) have similar requirements.

    The entire thrust of this update was to make the rules simpler and less "table-thumping" than before. We were trying for short, concise 1-liners so they could be read quickly and easily. Compared to the previous version, some detail was omitted, which may lead to different interpretations. As with any community, you will never get everyone to agree on everything (you cannot please all the people all the time). This has always been the case here, and will continue to be the case. If there is a compelling reason to change anything, that reason will be discussed and considered by the mods/admin

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by dominicb View Post
    ...You're right, it does. And two months ago I would agree with you 100%. Until we had two respected members trading rep points with one another, dozens at a time, more than 2,000 over a period of a few months. When one particular member was asked why, the response was, "well, there's no rule saying you can't". The member was absolutely right, but unfortunately, it's one of the instances where the few exceptions ruin things for the many.

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    Just to add to this, the 2 members involved traded 2740 and 2900 points to each other from Jan 18 to mid Jul 18

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    I will check this, but anyone being abusive and not responding to correction will be banned. Thanks for querying it.
    The A needs to be changed to B, I believe that was my error.oversight.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks, Ford.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks Ford and all.

    This greatly streamlines the rules and removes the "great wall of text" that gets there before the message. LOL

    No excuses any more for posters not to read the rules.

    Appreciate it.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    Most other sites (including MrE) have similar requirements.
    No they don't, as far as I'm aware. MrExcel has no such rule (I suspect you're misreading rule 4).

    I do agree though that the rules are a lot easier to read than they used to be!
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Quote Originally Posted by shg View Post
    I cannot imagine that is the intent. I have posted links on both forums to the other when the same question was clearly answered there. Nether forum has a monopoly on good answers, and I hope we're not so paranoid that we can't acknowledge it.
    But the whole of the rest of this thread seems to suggest that it is - because, you know, it's luring people away It's a blanket "no links to competing sites" statement. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    I had the same question re: links to other forums. If finally dawned on me how difficult (impossible ?) it would be to write a comprehensive rule to cover so many conditions and gray areas. I just rely on 1.) Am I luring someone away? 2.) Does it give credit where credit is due? 3.) Does it direct OP to a solution. 4.) Do I have enough cred here to dodge a "spankin'" LOL

    In the end I will probably post that link because it is often easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. (What rule ... there's a rule for that?)

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Sorry to point this out, but as a Forum Guru, you should in my opinion be setting an example and not openly ignoring our rules. Anarchic behaviour, however trivial you think it, is at best unhelpful and at worst undermines the authority of those with mod and admin duties here.

    I have no issue at all with your or Rory's questioning the validity of the rule, and I am happy for any rule to be debated and even amended, if necessary, but we must ALL abide by the rules as they stand now.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    So, just to clarify, we should not post any links to other forums whatsoever?

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    When new laws are passed, the previous penalties should also be "let go"
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