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Updated XF Rules

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Morgain, Jul 5, 2013.

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  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    This wasn't a surprise as Brogan recently issued a serious warning that the rules were going to be changed a great deal, implying the whole nature of the XF community was about to be reformed.
    That was a little unnerving as I like and respect the XF community a lot.
    So I dutifully read the page linked but I can't see anything that looks particularly different. Just the usual kind of stuff.
    Could someone tell me what has changed?
     
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    More, clarification, rather than new rules.
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All of the rules have been added.
    Prior to this point there was nothing formally written down.
     
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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I would suggest that if you can't see any difference in the rules, then perhaps you weren't aware of what the rules were originally :)

    What's changed isn't important. The important bit is what the rules are now and that we adhere to them.
     
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  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If you can't see anything particularly different, I guess your fears about the whole nature of the XF community being reformed were unfounded. Which is good, right?
     
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  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Are you hopeful this will stop the bickering?
     
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I like the new rules. A lot clearer, so no room for misunderstanding :D
     
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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It may not stop the bickering but as the rules clearly state, both parties will be warned and with the accumulation of warning points their account status will be limited meaning they will eventually no longer be able to post.
     
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  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that may be a problem. I won't go into though but suffice to say I'd rather see my account deleted than be put into a moderation queue if "debating" is regarded as bickering. But we'll see what happens.
     
  10. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    If we want to be honest for a second, less than 1% of the vistors really read forum rules (or any rules/agreements).
     
  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Which is fine.

    It doesn't mean the rules won't apply to them, though.
     
  12. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I guess I just assumed that those were the rules anyway.
    Yes all very reassuring. :)
     
  13. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Read the rules, agree with them fully. This is a business support forum, not a place for general chat and socializing.

    I think they are pretty lenient to be honest - I have come across much worse! ;)
     
  14. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    No problem with the rules ... but purleeeesss can you change all the instances of Content to content (small 'c'). ;) :p

    <nit-picking>
    Or are you using a capital letter for Content and Service to define an all-encompassing word as you might, for example, in a contract?

    </nit-picking>
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Content and Service have been capitalised since the phrase text was changed for 1.1.2.
     
  16. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Well, I must confess, I'm not a regular visitor to the Terms page (but then, who is?) ... :LOL:
     
  17. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Agree wholeheartedly. And IMO, Off Topic should go bye-bye so xf.com can actually be a business site.
     
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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Are these rules starting from this day forth or will you be retroactively applying warnings?
     
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    From now.
     
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  20. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Question about rule #15

    How will that be applied?

    I know individuals who use what is known as a shared VPN (virtual private network) and as such, their IP addresses from time to time may overlap.

    A good example of this is a corporation (business) or governing body.
     
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