However, the inevitable has finally happened, and I've finally had to step in and remove some messages.
What I WILL DELETE without notice:
- Profane / offensive language
- Personal attacks / threats
- Commercial messages / spam
What I WON'T delete:
- Negative opinions / rants
- Opinions I disagree with
- Falsehoods (incorrect facts), unless it constitutes libel or slander
I believe in free and open discussion, which definitely includes different opinions, including very negative ones. But there have to be certain limits. It has to stay civilized.
Threads can wander off-topic, (the hierarchical message structure here is actually great for that,) but when it sinks to just petty name-calling, that's different. If it can be classified as a "personal attack", expect it to disappear without warning. If you disagree with someone, challenge the idea, not the person.
With that said, I will try to do my part to keep things civilized, but I can't monitor all of the forums every day, (there are over 140 active forums! ) so I need your help.
If you see a message that you think truly "crosses the line" and fits the criteria above, please take a moment to use the new "Report this message to the moderator" link at the bottom of the page.
With your help, we can keep things civilized and make this best cell-phone community on the web!
One final word - although I'm the only moderator at the moment, this isn't a dictatorship. If you have thoughts or suggestions on how the forums are run, speak up! I want to make this the best community it can be, and that can only happen with open communication and a healthy flow of feedback.
- Re: Forum Rules / Moderation by rdm_24
- Re: Forum Rules / Moderation by Marko2