Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

New Offtopic Forum Rules

All the Mods got together this weekend and hammered out these new policies for the forum.

READ ALL OF THESE POSTING RULES! Breaking any of these will lead to your immediate dismissal

Under 3 Word Posts: If you post short one word, two word, or three word posts or some other single-word reply in a thread like "what?" "hi" "i'm gay" or smileys :-) etc. you will be banned. These posts are an obnoxious waste of server space, essentially announcing that the poster has nothing worthwhile to contribute. Poor posts are annoying and they add nothing to the thread whatsoever.

"Hi, I am new here" Posts: If you are a new member we ask that you don't make a post telling everyone you are new. We have 100's of people join here daily so if everyone did this it would get clogged up quick. Make sure your first post is a good one!

No Double Posting: No double posting. This is when you make a post, and then make another post right after. If you need to revise something that you wrote use the edit button.

Flame Wars: Try to refrain from participating in flame wars. Publicly putting down other members has been done 1000 times before and it is old news. It is a real turn off to everyone else in the forum. We know how tempting it may be to publicly humiliate someone on here but we ask that you keep it private. (IM, Email, or PM)

No Illegal Content: We consider any of the following illegal. Nudity/Porn, Kiddie Porn, Warez, Hacking Files, Cracks, Pirated Software, Viruses.

No Spamming: Do not link to your site and tell people to go there. Unless your link is pertinent to a discussion already in progress, any external link posted will be deleted and your account will be banned.

Causing Drama: If you continually stir up obnoxious drama of any kind in the forum you will be banned.

Conclusion

If you don't like the rules here then please go someplace else because we don't want you here. All we ask is that you act responsible and respectful. Try to add to this place and get along with everyone.
Permalink puppet 
March 13th, 2005
Nice.

But I don't think many here are stupid enough to believe this.
Permalink Zorg 
March 13th, 2005
Say "bye-bye" assclown
Permalink puppet 
March 13th, 2005
:)
Permalink ... 
March 13th, 2005
That's it. You're banned too!
Permalink puppet 
March 13th, 2005
:)
Permalink puppet 
March 13th, 2005
Crap! That was a typo... noooooooooo......
Permalink puppet 
March 13th, 2005
Puppet has been banned from the off-topic forum for violating his own rules.
Permalink muppet 
March 13th, 2005
muppet has been banned from ?off for not really bein muppet.

"The muppet that is knowable is not the real muppet." Well, at least in this case.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 13th, 2005
Is this for real?
Permalink crumpet 
March 13th, 2005
You're lucky that you had four words in that last post...
Permalink someothermadeupusername 
March 13th, 2005
Where the hell is an edit button?
Permalink Berlin Brown 
March 13th, 2005
*Searches frantically for the edit button*

Wait.

Maybe...

Just maybe.. this puppet is no real authority here, and didn't even realize that there is no edit button. And that this message board doesn't have a lot of 'hi im new' posts. And also, this is not the ideal medium for crackers to distribute their cracks.

No. Really.
Permalink Zorg 
March 13th, 2005
>> Puppet has been banned from the off-topic forum for
>> violating his own rules.

In a monty pythonesque way at that.

* What's your favourite colour?
o Red? No.. wait, it's blue!
* - Points -
o Weaaaaahhhh! - thrown into the ravine -
Permalink Zorg 
March 13th, 2005
Just for clarification puppet didn't reallly break his own rules. I didn't write the first couple of puppet's, but I decided to have some fun with this thread.

Anybody who listens to an unverified user as an authority over this forum is dumb or naive in some way. Especially when the rules that he describes don't really fit this forum's culture.

Now if the moderators did decide that we wanted to create some set of rules because everybody here is complaining about some things getting removed while others aren't they have the right to do that. However, it will probably just spawn a whole bunch of slashdot-like trolls who want figure out exactly what the line is that determines what is acceptable.
Permalink someothermadeupusername/puppet/muppet/... 
March 13th, 2005
"Anybody who listens to an unverified user as an authority over this forum is dumb or naive in some way."

Unless they are listening to me. My word is like Gospel. No really, it is.

And when it's not, I admit I'm wrong.

Like now.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 13th, 2005
"Edit" is a four letter word, you're all banned.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 13th, 2005
Nudity is illegal? I'm in trouble every time I go to sleep.
Permalink You probably didn't want to know that. 
March 14th, 2005
So, "You probably didn't want to know that.", do you ever fall asleep at work?
Permalink Steamrolla 
March 14th, 2005
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I may criminalise myself :-)
Permalink You probably didn't want to know that either 
March 14th, 2005
"Banned"? Who gets "Banned" on an open forum? Now your posts may be deleted, sure, but "Banned"?

Ok, the OP must be a troll, or a newbie, or both. Still, it can be looked at as funny.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 14th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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