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  • #76
    and ignore Esq when he blasts you for posting something he didnt think of first
    All bets are Goff

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Head Slap View Post
      and ignore Esq when he blasts you for posting something he didnt think of first
      Hey! Why didn't I think of that?

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      • Nick
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        A recent thread was created probing possible reasons for declining activity in the forum. While a number of options were discussed, many members within the topic expressed concerns about the impact of responses which they felt were snarky, condescending, and discouraging to healthy debate.

        In an effort to address those concerns, RamsNation moderators would like to make sure everyone is on the same page in this regard.

        We have worked collaboratively over the years to try and define a set of forum rules that we’re satisfied with, that encapsulates what we and what we think our members expect the discourse on RamsNation to be. The first of those rules refers to profanity and civility, including the following sentence: “We expect all Rams Nation members to be civil at all times, even in heated discussions.”

        Individuals may have different interpretations of what constitutes civil behavior, so for the sake of consistency, we’ll reference the dictionary definition of “courteous and polite.” Personal shots at a poster, sarcasm that is meant to put another down, an intentionally condescending or patronizing tone, or responses that serve no purpose but to derail discussions do not constitute civil discourse.

        We encourage debate, and understand that fans may become heated during debates by arguing passionately in support of their opinions. However, going forward, we want to reiterate our expectation that all of these discussions and debates still remain civil and polite to ensure that members feel that their opinions have been heard, not shut down.

        RamsNation moderators will do our best to watch these discussions and act when we think the line has been crossed. As Dez has discussed, if we feel something has crossed the line, we will "soft delete" the post - temporarily putting removing it so we can discuss it as a group to determine if the post should be reinstated or fully deleted. We will do our best to communicate with you the reason behind any actions we take, and encourage you to use the Flag feature to bring any problems you see to our attention.

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      • RamDez
        Moderators and posting
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        I should not need to do this but here goes.

        Moderators are the policemen of the board.

        As Moderators, they will remove posts without warning if they go over the boundry of the site rules, that we have had since the formation of the Clan. Please note that when a moderator deletes a post, other moderators can still see the deleted post.

        As Moderators, they have the ability to suspend a member if they continue to break the rules, then all mods will concider the fate of the suspended member.

        As Moderators, You might not agree with them but then thats your right, as is the right of every member, to agree or disagree as they see fit. But as this is an open forum, we ask that, one of their more important roles is to stimulate conversation. when you rebuke a conversation, you do so in a polite and conversational manner. There is no harm taking a minute to compose ones self before lambasting a poster in a clever and witty way. There is never an excuse for personal attacks. Lets keep it clean.

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      • AvengerRam_old
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        NOTE: This is not a Rams topic, per se, but given my belief that this is an important message to our new members as we enter a new season, I'm exercising Moderator privilege and posting it here.

        Andy Warhol reportedly once said, "there's no such thing as bad publicity." Well, the otherwise unexplainable popularity of the Paris Hiltons of the world aside, I must respectfully disagree with that statement.

        This is particularly true with respect to ClanRam (you'll see my point in a moment).

        In my opinion, the thing that makes ClanRam the best Rams board on the Net is the fact that we have long-term members who use this site to form cyber-friendships, if you will, with other long-term members. Its a quality over quantity thing - we'd rather have a solid core of regulars than a huge roster of hit-and-run posters.

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      • Milan
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