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Re: Amigaworld.net Terms of Service updates (please read)!!!
Posted on 26-Oct-2006 20:11:03
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What, exactly, would constitute "Religious"? Say, if someone mentioned in passing, in a list of interesting trivia, that Easter started out as a pagan holiday and was converted into a Christian holiday, or mentioned this in a discussion on how things sometimes change their meanings over the years... would that be considered "Religious" and get the user banned?


Yes. You are now banned.

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In any event, I'm betting they likely talk religion all the time on the Free For All sub... (I haven't ventured in there very often... )

Religion in general isn't a great topic for most web forums. Some people tend to get a bit...fanatical, and it's difficult to avoid flames. While there's certainly nothing wrong with wishing people a Merry Xmas/Chanukah, etc..historically other 'religious debate' types of threads tend to get out of hand shortly..

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Posted on 26-Oct-2006 20:13:32
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@wegster

Religion in general isn't a great topic for most web forums. Some people tend to get a bit...fanatical

And this is different on an Amiga forum... how ?

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Posted on 26-Oct-2006 20:34:28
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Posted on 26-Oct-2006 22:30:50
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As long as religious topics stay in the Free for all and dont turn into a flame fest, then I see no need to change the ToS in this area.

Amigan could also be considered a religion

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Posted on 26-Oct-2006 23:19:28
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Amigan could also be considered a religion

You mean it isn't?!?!?!?

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Posted on 26-Oct-2006 23:30:57
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@Hans,

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Posted on 27-Oct-2006 0:08:59
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This is so exciting! Let's ban everything!

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Posted on 27-Oct-2006 8:34:15
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ok, we'll start with you

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Posted on 27-Oct-2006 23:47:31
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@NomadOfNorad

Define blasphemous...

I wes refering to avatars reather than thread chatter...

To me blasphemous depends entirly on your point of view, any religious icon is dlaphemous to other religions. for example billsey's avatar would be blasphemous to satanists and would have to be banned if they complained

hmm... if religious avatars are allowed maybe I should find a nice naked goddess to worship and use her image as an avatar

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@DaveyD

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Amigan could also be considered a religion


In fact, it is:

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Posted on 28-Oct-2006 1:47:47
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@Severin

It's only blasphemy if you're religious when you say it. If you're an atheist when you say it then it's an opinion (or flamebait, take your pick).



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Posted on 28-Oct-2006 13:37:12
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hmm... if religious avatars are allowed maybe I should find a nice naked goddess to worship and use her image as an avatar


Only that would then come under the "pornographic" clause in the ToS and so is an offense and will be removed

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Posted on 29-Oct-2006 21:53:27
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The TOS has been updated with the following clause:

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Threads: Creating threads that are not related to the forum category or posts which are not related to the thread that they are submitted to is against the rules. If you wish to discuss Off-Topic issues, please use our 'Free For All' forum. Also creating threads with misleading topics is against the rules. Repeated violation of this rule after one warning may lead to moderator action.


It is advised that all users should read the ToS.

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Creating threads that are not related to the forum category


And what happend when a topic could be related to various categories or is not clear in what category is better suited or topics than depending on the criterion of each one could be classified of one category or other?

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Posted on 30-Oct-2006 14:21:08
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If it is related to the topic in some way, then there isn't a problem. Also if it is better suited in a different forum area, then we will move it and/or post a response in the thread/PM the thread creator to notify of the move.

This topic is solely about those people creating a thread intentionally in the wrong place, for example, starting a thread about the texture of waffles in the General Amiga Chat, or posting a link to a youtube movie unrelated to anything remotely Amigalike in General Computing and Technology.

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Posted on 30-Oct-2006 14:23:23
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@Fransexy

This is to stop people from intentionally misplacing threads, not punish people who do mistakes and obviously, a thread that belongs to either of two categories would be fine in either.

Edit: The TOS gives moderators a ground to step on when dealing with site abuse or abusive behaviour, et cetera, the actual application is always specific to each case and at the moderator's discretion. It doesn't mean that if something accidentally infringes upon the TOS, it'll get moderated. It's about intent as well as anything else, as far as I'm aware.

Last edited by AMiGR on 30-Oct-2006 at 02:29 PM.

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Posted on 30-Oct-2006 15:48:51
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@AMiGR

New users here might be tempted to simply click on "new topic" when wishing to
start a new thread. If they are currently viewing a forum category different
than the forum category they -intend- to start their topic -in-, then this
could create misunderstanding. (simple error)
I think it's best to remind people to click here:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb
Then read the forum descriptions to determine the best possible forum for your post.
Once decided, click on -that- forum and then click at upper right on the link
for "new topic".
Sounds obvious to you and I perhaps, but maybe without clear instructions on
this we might be discouraging some potential new posters?

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