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Ltvscout 05-04-2015 04:47 PM

Changes made to FreeForAll [Must Read!]
 
Due to the continued and increasing abuse of the original intent of the FreeForAll forum by a few members of YORF, all posts made there will now be moderated. That means they won't show up for others to read until I approve them.

In conjunction with this change I've updated the forum rules. Please re-read them to acquaint yourself with the changes:

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=10

I really did not want to do this. It makes a lot more work for me and slows down the discussion process in that forum. Unfortunately, a few people had to continue pushing the envelope.

I created YORF to give model rocketeers a place to discuss old model rockets and to keep the history of model rocketry alive. Since it's impractical to create a separate forum area for every aspect of rocketry I created the FreeForAll forum where people could talk about other rocketry things that didn't have its own forum and for light-hearted non-rocketry discussion. Instead, it has devolved to mud-slinging, complaining, name calling and the like. I'm sick of it and won't tolerate it anymore.

Maybe it's my fault for calling the area FreeForAll? No, I can't blame myself since I have forum rules that state how people should conduct themselves here.

Maybe someday down the road I'll lift the need for moderation of that area. Until then all posts in FreeForAll will be moderated. If you don't see something you wrote appear on the site within 24 hours, you can be certain that what you wrote does not follow the guidelines. This system should be self-teaching. If you make a post that does not appear within a day you should know not to post that type of content in the future. I will give members one freebie where I won't contact you if I have to delete a post. The second time I have to delete a post of yours you will get a verbal warning. If it happens a third time, you'll be suspended for 30 days. Should a member who is reinstated after their 30-day suspension break the forum rules again, they will be permanently banned from YORF.

Again, I'm sorry to the vast majority of the YORF membership that have been able to follow a few simple rules. As is almost always the case, a few can ruin something good for everyone.

A Fish Named Wallyum 05-04-2015 05:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Due to the continued and increasing abuse of the original intent of the FreeForAll forum by a few members of YORF, all posts made there will now be moderated. That means they won't show up for others to read until I approve them.

In conjunction with this change I've updated the forum rules. Please re-read them to acquaint yourself with the changes:

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=10

I really did not want to do this. It makes a lot more work for me and slows down the discussion process in that forum. Unfortunately, a few people had to continue pushing the envelope.

I created YORF to give model rocketeers a place to discuss old model rockets and to keep the history of model rocketry alive. Since it's impractical to create a separate forum area for every aspect of rocketry I created the FreeForAll forum where people could talk about other rocketry things that didn't have its own forum and for light-hearted non-rocketry discussion. Instead, it has devolved to mud-slinging, complaining, name calling and the like. I'm sick of it and won't tolerate it anymore.

Maybe it's my fault for calling the area FreeForAll? No, I can't blame myself since I have forum rules that state how people should conduct themselves here.

Maybe someday down the road I'll lift the need for moderation of that area. Until then all posts in FreeForAll will be moderated. If you don't see something you wrote appear on the site within 24 hours, you can be certain that what you wrote does not follow the guidelines. This system should be self-teaching. If you make a post that does not appear within a day you should know not to post that type of content in the future. I will give members one freebie where I won't contact you if I have to delete a post. The second time I have to delete a post of yours you will get a verbal warning. If it happens a third time, you'll be suspended for 30 days. Should a member who is reinstated after their 30-day suspension break the forum rules again, they will be permanently banned from YORF.

Again, I'm sorry to the vast majority of the YORF membership that have been able to follow a few simple rules. As is almost always the case, a few can ruin something good for everyone.


Wait, does this mean there will be a chance that rocketry posts will outnumber the current events and psuedo-politics posts? :cool:

A Fish Named Wallyum 05-04-2015 05:15 PM

And THANK YOU!!!!!

mojo1986 05-04-2015 07:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
And THANK YOU!!!!!


I'll echo that!!

Joe

Gus 05-04-2015 07:34 PM

Thank You, Scott.

Randy 05-04-2015 08:03 PM

YEA!

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gpoehlein 05-04-2015 09:09 PM

You have my total support on this, Scott. Not that you need it, of course! :p

the mole 05-04-2015 09:18 PM

Let me get in line with all of you. THANK YOU!

/// 05-04-2015 09:35 PM

Thank you also from this new member who was starting to doubt his choice of forum.

SEL 05-04-2015 10:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Due to the continued and increasing abuse of the original intent of the FreeForAll forum by a few members of YORF, all posts made there will now be moderated. That means they won't show up for others to read until I approve them.

In conjunction with this change I've updated the forum rules. Please re-read them to acquaint yourself with the changes:

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=10

I really did not want to do this. It makes a lot more work for me and slows down the discussion process in that forum. Unfortunately, a few people had to continue pushing the envelope.

I created YORF to give model rocketeers a place to discuss old model rockets and to keep the history of model rocketry alive. Since it's impractical to create a separate forum area for every aspect of rocketry I created the FreeForAll forum where people could talk about other rocketry things that didn't have its own forum and for light-hearted non-rocketry discussion. Instead, it has devolved to mud-slinging, complaining, name calling and the like. I'm sick of it and won't tolerate it anymore.

Maybe it's my fault for calling the area FreeForAll? No, I can't blame myself since I have forum rules that state how people should conduct themselves here.

Maybe someday down the road I'll lift the need for moderation of that area. Until then all posts in FreeForAll will be moderated. If you don't see something you wrote appear on the site within 24 hours, you can be certain that what you wrote does not follow the guidelines. This system should be self-teaching. If you make a post that does not appear within a day you should know not to post that type of content in the future. I will give members one freebie where I won't contact you if I have to delete a post. The second time I have to delete a post of yours you will get a verbal warning. If it happens a third time, you'll be suspended for 30 days. Should a member who is reinstated after their 30-day suspension break the forum rules again, they will be permanently banned from YORF.

Again, I'm sorry to the vast majority of the YORF membership that have been able to follow a few simple rules. As is almost always the case, a few can ruin something good for everyone.


That's the best non-rocket news I've read in months!!!!
Not that I've been reading much of it lately :rolleyes:

Thanks,

S.


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