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Andy taylor 211/07/2017 00:35:21
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Sorry i have looked but cant seem to find the rules.
Enough!11/07/2017 00:51:48
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Rules?

I think the closest you'd come is the WEbsite FAQ's Forum section but you seem to have made it there already.

Andy taylor 211/07/2017 00:54:56
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I found a code of conduct which you could say are rules. I ask as my user name seems to have been changed but i cant see where it says i need to use my name and not all other posters have done so...
Enough!11/07/2017 01:44:54
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Well, I (of course) am using my real name wink but there certainly isn't any compulsion. Don't know why it got changed. Perhaps one of the moderators will jump in tomorrow.

If you go to "Settings" in the green bar at the top of the page and then to "My Profile", you can change your displayed nickname there. Are you sure you didn't change it yourself accidentally?

 

Edited By Bandersnatch on 11/07/2017 01:47:38

Neil Wyatt11/07/2017 13:58:54
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You can change it in your profile (via settings at top left). It would only get changed if it was offensive in some way.

Terms and conditions linked to at the bottom of every page, which includes rules for 'member conduct'.

Neil

Bazyle11/07/2017 14:48:11
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The rules are just common sense and apply to all forums.

Don't use obscenities at all, ever. It is completely inappropriate on a family oriented forum.
Make sure the title of the thread is suitable for future searches and for people to understand whether the subject is of interest to them.
Make sure your questions include all the relevant details as not everyone knows your personal situation or has read your previous posts.
Don't post blind links - that is links with no explanation of the subject of the target page and reason for posting it.

Some forums like the thread title to be preceded by OT if the subject is off topic for the forum, ie not engineering but that is not used on this one.

Enough!11/07/2017 14:56:35
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All good stuff, Bazyl, but I don't see them as rules.

.... and one person's obscenity is another person's everyday language.

Edited By Bandersnatch on 11/07/2017 14:57:17

Bazyle11/07/2017 15:40:35
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Guidance but not regulation? Not specifically answering the OP's original reason for posting but worth mentioning for those who want or need a bit of help.

In reference to your other comment. Just because some people's everyday language belongs in the gutter there is no need to bring it onto the forum.

Enough!11/07/2017 17:22:15
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Posted by Bazyle on 11/07/2017 15:40:35:
Just because some people's everyday language belongs in the gutter there is no need to bring it onto the forum.


Don't get me wrong, Bazyle - I agree 100%. Problem is, it's you and I who says it belongs in the gutter where the originator says it's everyday language. I guess that's why we have moderators but it's still down to one person's to-mah-to versus another's to-may-to it seems to me.

For example this thread raised my eyebrows when it was first posted (hover your mouse over it wink ). A moderator has gone after it now (although I've never understood why a few asterisks are considered to make any meaningful difference). I doubt that the OP saw (or sees) it as anything other than everyday language.

NJH11/07/2017 18:26:49
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I don 't see the problem - I certainly would have said " Bother" in the circumstances"........

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Bazyle11/07/2017 18:34:34
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Yes, now getting a bit off topic but what would have been far more sensible would have been "Casting Defect Repairs" which would lead future searchers to the helpful advice subsequently offered.

Neil Wyatt11/07/2017 19:01:17
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Do people want common sense at the risk of the occasional moderators intervention, or the nanny state?

Neil

MW11/07/2017 19:07:19
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/07/2017 19:01:17:

Do people want common sense at the risk of the occasional moderators intervention, or the nanny state?

Neil

option 1 sounds good to me.

Andy taylor 211/07/2017 19:07:44
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Sorry for stirring a hornets nest but i wanted to make sure i had not cocked up or missed 5 or 6 pages of rules.

My phone does not display the editing toolbar and i wondered what if anything i had missed.
Enough!11/07/2017 21:47:01
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/07/2017 19:01:17:

Do people want common sense at the risk of the occasional moderators intervention, or the nanny state?


Depends on how old the nanny is and what state she's in. (Always assuming you're not talking about goats).

devil

Tim Stevens11/07/2017 22:13:15
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We do have one or two unwritten rules, I suggest. Any hint that you are critical of someone's spelling or punctuation is judged to be out of order, for example. I don't always agree with this - and much of my concern relates to how hard it can be for others to understand stuff that is not in clear language. It is also a confusion, to me, that one of the achievements which is valued in the ME community is being able to turn out things which demonstrate perfection. So, why is perfection, or something near it, not desirable in the communication of ideas?

And don't get me going on obscenity - which works by giving language magical, even supernatural powers.

Regards, Tim

SillyOldDuffer12/07/2017 17:53:16
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Posted by Tim Stevens on 11/07/2017 22:13:15:

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And don't get me going on obscenity ...

Regards, Tim

No chance of that Tim. You wouldn't respect me in the morning... crying

And PEDANT ALERT, we probably mean profanity rather than obscenity. I've seen several examples of offensive language on the forum but very little that's 'likely to corrupt or deprave'. I know, I've looked. Many times. Many, many times.

Dave

Steve Withnell12/07/2017 17:58:04
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Only one rule is needed - be respectful of others. OR treat others like you expect to be treated yourself.

Just pick one.

not done it yet12/07/2017 20:10:58
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You can change it in your profile

Not sure what is going on here. There appears to be two subscribers with the same handle. This one claims he is new to the forum, but looking at his postings record reveals a post from some time previous? So is there one or two members called andy taylor 2?

JasonB12/07/2017 20:33:39
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Only one that I can look up, there is an Andy Taylor 1

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