Over the last year, we’ve seen many changes. Some good, some not so good. The staff has been working diligently to come up with rules to address these situations. We’re very apologetic that it took so long, but we wanted to make sure they were right and acceptable.
That being said, here are the new rules. Effective immediately. If you have any comments about the rules, please post them. But be kind.
All name changes will now incur a fee of $25.00 to be paid by money order or Western Union money transfer only.
Posters in MPSIMS are now required to provide not only a picture of any cat mentioned in a post, but also a full You-Tube video of said feline. An animated gif might suffice with prior permission of the moderators.
Repeated abuse of the following terms makes it necessary to add the following to the restricted word list in the BBQ Pit: dick, asshole, assface, munger, puterelle, syphilitic orangutan, and Belieber.
If you feel you must contradict another poster, do so only using “I” statements, such as “I feel differently about this than you do.” Accusations of being “wrong” are now considered an insult in GD.
Lewd or suggestive links are prohibited. Decision on what constitutes lewd or suggestive will be left to the moderators of each forum. We realize that will mean some differences between forums, and any such disputes will be resolved by reference to the Harvard Library Commission’s Report on Lewd and Suggestive Issues in 19th Century English Literature.
For those who wish to make their experience at the Dope more convenient, you may now purchase indulgences to cover future Warnings at the rate of $50.00 (first offense) , $175.00 (second offense), and $250.00 (strike three). Mod notes are $10 each or three for $35.00.
Owing to a dramatic increase in frivolous complaints, one out of every ten posters creating a thread in ATMB will be banned at random, through a selection method to be determined later.
Overt disagreement with a member of the Moderation staff on subjects unrelated to the moderation of this board is now forbidden, unless specifically allowed by the moderator in question. Permission to disagree with a mod may be revoked at any time, including retroactively.
Lest these new rules be interpreted as a sign that the Moderation staff is unconcerned with the happiness of our posters, all fully paid members will be mailed one (1) kitten, as soon as we can find enough padded envelopes for them.
Since the Barn House forum has been such a resounding success, we’re announcing the addition of a number of new forums to the board: the Guest Cottage, the Detached Garage, the Gazebo, and the Sublet Basement.
Your SDMB Moderation Staff