posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 07:00 PM
The 911 forum used to be a venue for positive collaboration and research. It has delved into a derisive forum with little research, petty name calling
and no validity to members and visitors that would like to discuss/read this issue in an adult manner.
We have gotten many complaints and observations from members that they would like to post in this forum but don't because of fear of being attacked
by either side of this issue or both. This is going to come to an end. The staff has discussed this and we are going to rejuvenate this forum for ALL
To accomplish this the staff is going to implement a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards anything insulting or derisive. We have done this in the past:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.... ALL MEMBERS READ!
It has become apparent to Owners of ATS, (Simon Gray, SkepticOverlord and me, Springer) this forum is slipping into the dark pit of petty name
calling and derisive commentary on fellow Members with opposing view points.
This ENDS NOW.
This forum is on "Strict Terms and Conditions of Use ENFORCEMENT" until further notice.
"Strict Enforcement" means:
Any Member lowering themselves to name calling, no matter how innocuous, will be red tag warned on the spot, no questions asked.
Any Member who, after receiving a red tag warn in this forum, commits another breach of the TAC will be post banned on the spot, no questions
One warning is all you get before being post banned.
Any posts, replies or new threads, that are about Member personalities instead of the issues will be red tag warned and deleted.
The concept of this forum is to try to dig through the myriad theories "out there" and discuss/debate their value and see if some light can be shed
upon the many conflicting ideas and reports being bandied about.
If you feel you are about to post ANY form of negative comment about another Member, go take a walk and calm down. If you think you are superior in
intillect to another Member and therefor need to "correct" that Member, you may need to go find another forum to preach in.
Consider this post "fair warning" this forum is getting cleaned up.
[edit on 4-20-2006 by Springer]
[edit on 8-5-2006 by Springer]
However we are at this point again. The staff will be using the guidelines above but will not be limited to them. That includes permanent bans. Some
will think that they can do whatever they want anyway and just reregister. This also will come to an end. The staff is aware of these members and we
have cut them slack in the past. No more. These people's accounts will be Ban On Sight(BOS). This forum WILL
be for ALL MEMBERS
The choice is yours as to how this rejuvenation goes.
Now there will be those that will ask for clarification of what isn't to be posted in an effort to obfuscate. I'll make this easy. If you wouldn't
say something to your Grandmother in church on Sunday, beside her minister, with God himself looking through the window, don't post it here.
The members have spoken, the staff has listened and this time it's going to be different. We have a staff member task force who will be giving this
forum dedicated attention.
THESE ACTIONS GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY MARCH 15th