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Originally posted by twitchy
I missed the drama on this one, but it seems all too familiar...
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Actually they did that, I stumbled across it last week:
Simplified Terms and Conditions of Membership for the AboveTopSecret.com Message Board(s)
It's simplified and a lot easier to read.
About half the rules are translated to: "Don't be a jerk" and equally simple language.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
... Or, A Word About Politeness.
Participation in ATS - BTS - PTS, on nearly any topic, is very easy -- all you need to do is be polite.
No one is ever banned from ATS for their opinions, ideas, connections, or theories. Everyone is always banned for simply not being able to politely function in the environment we've created.
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I think that this needs to be mentioned and this is as good a place as any to put it.
We do not have a right to be here. ATS is a privately owned forum. Yes the owners give us great latitude in what we say or do here, but this is a privledge not a right. We are all guests here. Consider ATS the same as being in someone's business or home. The owner's have the right to ask you to leave at any time and they do not have to give a reason. Being asked to leave is not an infringement on your rights. You are perfectly free to start your own forum and run it however you wish.
Originally posted by Resinveins
Politeness was not the driving issue there.
This is a science forum...At least, it used to be. Stop the lunacy, please. The phase follows the sun. Look at the moon, and you know where the sun is.
And if some respect isn't shown towards each other, rather than bickering...The thread will be closed too