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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #48 - 05/17/12 at 11:43:13
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I thought we were going to replace that handshake by the new CP-T-shirts with Tony's face on it? Tony, when are they going to be available?
  

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Reply #47 - 05/17/12 at 09:23:45
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And the forum novices should learn about the "secret handshake" which helps the anonymous members to recognize each other when we meet in tournaments.
  
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Reply #46 - 05/16/12 at 12:07:25
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No ads, no spam, no insults, no race, religion or Blackmar-Diemer Gambit...that should cover it  Smiley
  

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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #45 - 05/16/12 at 10:51:24
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/15/12 at 23:35:24:
Matemax wrote on 05/15/12 at 16:51:18:
KISS - Keep It Short and Simple

Agreed, any suggestions for something short and pithy?

Pithy - maybe someone is better in this.

The good -

Adding lines to your posts when discussing openings, giving your reasoning about a book.
Staying short with text.
Supporting the members of the community.
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Showing where someone helped you to develop.

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Answering to trolls.
Answering to posts arguing with trolls.
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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #44 - 05/16/12 at 07:01:21
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For forumites 'Do unto others...'

For mods 'Moderate in moderation'

For Tony: 'Qui ipset...'

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Reply #43 - 05/15/12 at 23:35:24
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Matemax wrote on 05/15/12 at 16:51:18:
KISS - Keep It Short and Simple

Agreed, any suggestions for something short and pithy?
  
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Reply #42 - 05/15/12 at 16:51:18
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"The good, the bad and the ugly" - they are everywhere. Philosophy, rules, ethics, moderation and what ever doesn't change it.

Whatever is needed Kiss KISS - Keep It Short and Simple
  
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Reply #41 - 05/15/12 at 16:38:03
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Well, we already have rules against advertising and personal attacks.

I like the idea of a philosophy statement that reminds everyone that we are building a positive community of chess players interested in publishing and openings that this site stands for.
  
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Reply #40 - 05/15/12 at 10:54:59
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Maybe this should be a sticky in the most used section - General chess.

Admitting that it doesn't belong there I think there can be thought about an exception because of the use of this forum.
  

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Reply #39 - 05/15/12 at 10:19:19
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 05/14/12 at 23:25:58:
More interesting: you could give the novices an idea how you WISH the forum to be, into which direction it should develop.

I did think about this, and started editing the Registration Agreement, but soon realised that nobody bothered to read it, or if they did then they soon forgot! Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #38 - 05/15/12 at 10:09:35
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 05/13/12 at 18:52:32:
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The discussion about moderation has been moved to the General Chess section.
~SF May 13, 2012

Why General Chess? Isn't it a Forum issue, shouldn't it be here? Undecided
  
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Reply #37 - 05/15/12 at 00:44:58
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The basics: no adhominem attacks, no ads, etc., which can just be copied from other sites and are respected anyway by 99% here.
More interesting: you could give the novices an idea how you WISH the forum to be, into which direction it should develop. Obviously the latter would be no rigid "laws", but rather your philosophy for the whole site. Something like: many club players have good ideas which they would like to share or discuss with others. PCs are getting faster. Nonames may have a better library than the titled contributors. ... But avoid to ruin a discussion by doing ... (too many diagrams, shouting, being off-topic, rude German jokes, whatever)


Yes agree with all above of Stefan.
How wish it to be - a forum for mutual help, a medium for co-constructing and advancing chess theory.
Theoretical underpinning: the ideal social constructivist enterprise.
Hm maybe even social constructionist (Papert) if you consider chess to be 'making'! I wouldn't go that far.

Moderating - as SF correctly notes, moderators have lives. We don't live for you. For me: family, job, forthcoming PhD, also run a nationwide lit group for teachers. Don't even have time to get to chess tourneys any more.
Avoid ill will, don't be unpleasant just because you are anonymous, try to be more (socially) constructive than destructive.
Right, I have things to do....
  
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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #36 - 05/14/12 at 23:38:56
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Why only rude German jokes? What about rude Spanish jokes? Smiley
  

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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #35 - 05/14/12 at 23:25:58
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/14/12 at 21:51:59:
I've always left it up to the individuals concerned, they can always ask me if they are not sure, but I'm happy to lay down some guidelines if you think that is better. What particular rules did you have in mind, Stefan?

The basics: no adhominem attacks, no ads, etc., which can just be copied from other sites and are respected anyway by 99% here.
More interesting: you could give the novices an idea how you WISH the forum to be, into which direction it should develop. Obviously the latter would be no rigid "laws", but rather your philosophy for the whole site. Something like: many club players have good ideas which they would like to share or discuss with others. PCs are getting faster. Nonames may have a better library than the titled contributors. ... But avoid to ruin a discussion by doing ... (too many diagrams, shouting, being off-topic, rude German jokes, whatever)
  
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Re: I propose a new rule.
Reply #34 - 05/14/12 at 22:45:56
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 05/14/12 at 22:26:30:
We don't need a bunch of rules that need to be explicitly stated and followed to the letter.

The moderators know when something is wrong.

There are far more useful things to do with our time than worry about site rules.


In an ideal world I'd love to agree with you, but the furore that has blown up here suggests to me that  some guidelines would be a good idea. Moderating decisions have been made that some people don't agree with and as a result of this, a moderator and prolific contributor to the forum has been upset, as have a number of people who feel wronged by some of his judgments. To me, this indicates that some rules would be useful, to avoid, as I wrote earlier, the impression in some people's minds that moderating decisions appear arbitrary, unilateral and personal.
  
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