Question about T/C

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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reply to post by steppenwolf86
 


Dear steppenwolf86,

I did not read the thread and have no idea what the specifics were.




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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reply to post by AQuestion
 


I gave the specifics, and I know you have not read the thread because I did not link to it. I was more or less asking the mods for an explanation as the one who banned me offered none other than to highlight the rule I violated.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by MDDoxs
As a side note.

I always feel nervous for bringing up T/C as i feel i will be punished for doing so. Is that normal?



Thank you for asking this question. As a new member here boy can I relate! I wish ATS (and planet) earth came with a rule book lol that would make the transition into joining these internet communities easier no doubt. The more I get used to being here the process does seem to get easier. I always approach fellow members with respect, my problem is seeing all sides of the issue at hand I guess you could say. Sometimes it is hard to "pick a side" on certain issues.

Then I feel (for lack of a better word) concerned I am doing something wrong. Recently a mod made a reply in a thread I made about his view towards video games. This was one of such occurrences you could say. I was not sure how to reply honestly.. I could see why he held such a view towards games in general but I politely explained my view about games and what they meant to me, and why TV for instance seemed less engaging for the "protagonist" or "antagonist" involved lol

Maybe it is something with the name "mods" that bugs me lol. Now I find myself asking questions about the T/C agreement in a thread started by a mod! I can tell you the feeling that you are doing something "wrong" is quite heavy at least from my perspective right now. Hopefully as time goes on this feeling will get easier. Do you "guys" or possibly "gals" have any advice? Until I am more comfortable with the nature of our T/C agreement I feel I should just be a passive observer of this wonderful community. It is just after so long that becomes quite boring lol so you want to get involved!

Thank you for your time


JAK

posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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A far as talking to a mod in a thread, well, we participate in thread discussions because we are members too and as such you are simply talking to another member. I don't think anyone really has any trouble discerning between when a member of staff is posting something particular in an official capacity so to speak and when they are simply joining in the discussion and enjoying ATS.

Honestly though SyntheticPerception, just try to be polite and you won't go far wrong. It really is that simple.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


Mods have this little boarder we can use if we are posting in something that might be a little sensitive and we want to make it clear that we arent representing the views of ATS but only our own.
For most other mod posts you can assume that boarder is there even when we havent bothered to use it.

The only time a mod is any different to a member in a thread is when we are advising people to stay on topic, or something like that but we usually make that pretty clear


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by JAK
reply to post by SyntheticPerception
 

Honestly though SyntheticPerception, just try to be polite and you won't go far wrong. It really is that simple.

Well that will not be a problem at all. This may seem like a silly question.. Is there anything in the T/C agreement about being overly polite? Could being overly respectful towards a fellow member result in any violations of the rules here? That is a serious question and not to be taken as sarcasm.


JAK

posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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No SyntheticPerception, there's nothing so particular as that. You can be as curteous as you desire and although that itself may run the risk of being interpreted as sarcasm by some there is nothing so draconian in the T&C's which specifically references that either. A valid point can be expressed through sarcasm, sarcasm may even aid in it's expression. The desire here is not to styfle discussion but rather to nurture and encourage it through the request that a basic standard of civility be maintained.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


IMHO, the “biggy” that everyone seems to be forgetting is Plagiarism/Copyright infringement.
Then there is also stuff that goes on in the background that the general membership is not aware of; U2U abuse, Chat abuse, etc...


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.





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