Warning: Explicit TAZ General Rules and Conduct

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Warning: Explicit TAZ General Rules and Conduct

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:14 pm

These Rules will be as detailed as possible to avoid any confusion as to what is meant by them. Examples will be used to further illuminate exactly what is meant.

COMMON SENSE and PORNOGRAPHY

Given the nature of the internet any image that deplicts children un-clothed ( exception being standard baby pictures ) or in a sexual manner, either in photo or in image is not allowed;
any image that deplicts an adult/s engaged in any sexual or sexually suggestive manner is not allowed ( donkeys, White n Wooly Sunday lunch on legs, rabbits, or other creatures are OK );

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artistic photos or pictures that are either not normally intended as sexual or sexually suggestive or are for artistic purposes only are allowed;
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funny pictures are allowed within reason, provided thay are within the realm of common sense;
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FLAMING and INSULTS

Insults and flaming are not allowed and will be edited or deleted upon being noticed.
Personal PMs to the member being edited/deleted will no longer be necessary in this regard as the rules are very clear as to what is and is not acceptable.

What is insults and flaming?


Any direct attack upon another member that involves a personal attack that is not meant as humor among friends.eg.
you're a F**kin' a**hole
suck my d*ck
get a life you f**kin' moron
I f**ked your mother last night
you're a pri*k
if you were any smarter you might be a f**kin' imbicile
these are to be deleted/edited on sight.

What is not insults and flaming?


Sounds like alot of childish whining on your part.
That is the problem with people taking your mentality on security
You both obviously don't know your arse from you elbow with reagrd to security
hmm isn't there a rule here about insulting other users? And you are a "global mod"? Nice.
I'm sick of your insults over nothing more than you utter lack of understanding of information security beyond vender glitz. It is clear that you have no formal understanding of the field and lash out at those who do...
Cause let's face it, drama is the name of the game around here.
it's okay for you to be "Pratronising and Condescending" to other's in the other threads, but when someone insults you, you fall back and whine about the rules....
And as to the insults. I don't see it as insults, rather opinions. ***** feels that ***** doesn't understand security, and ***** feels that no one other than he understands security.
These are considered comments. There's a difference between saying to someone you're clueless go read a book and you're a f^ckin' idiot ...and that's the standard which should be applied by everyone.

In the event of a situation that falls between the two extremes the Administration and Forum Moderators will always err on the side of caution...better to edit a potentially offensive remark than to leave it there and allow it to potentially snowball into a flame war.


SWEARING and OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

Swearing is allowed to a degree in the Public Forums; but excessive swearing will be edited/deleted.
Comments that may be considered offensive eg. general comments of a racial, cultural naure made in an offensive way will automatically be deleted if made in the Public Forums.
Swearing or offensive comments made in the Non-public Forums will be left to the Mods discretion.


WAREZ and LINKS

Warez is not allowed in the Public Forums...it however is discussed in the Non-Public Forums. We do not endorse warez, but we do review it in private.
Any link that is potentially dangerous or viril must be broken; and any link that promotes illegal activity or porn or is not otherwise work safe must be broken.


DELETING POSTS and THREADS

Most posts and threads are NOT to be deleted...they are to be moved to the Graveyard...only in extreme cases are posts or threads to be deleted.

ACCESS to the NON-PUBLIC FORUMS

All moderators have access to the 5 NON-PUBLIC FORUMS. Other members can get access through the Administration, at the Administration's discretion.

CONDUCT concerning NEW MEMBERS

New Members are to be treated with the utmost respect...and be welcomed into the TAZ family.
In virtually every case they are to be given the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
However, in the rare case where the person has proven himself/herself to be void of any sense or character...it's open season.


VIOLATION and DISRUPTION of the RULES

Those who break or otherwise violate the rules, or disrupt the TAZ by other means will be dealt with accordingly.
Depending upon the severity different measures will be considered, from a PM to more drastic measures.
Generally, it is a policy to deal with the problem directly, privately, and resolve it to everyone's satisfaction...however...
the membership will be involved in the discussions, decisions and implementation of any disciplinary action that may need to be enforced.


MODERATOR DUTIES

1. Moderators are responsible for deleting links and moving spam posts into the Graveyard...
2. moving threads out of their forum and into relevant forums...
3. unsticking old and otherwise out-of-date or irrelevant stickies/announcements/etc...
4. warning an Administrator of Trolls or potential problems with the forum/s
5. adding content during slow periods to encourage posting
6. generally keeping their forum up-to-date and clean


MODERATORS and APPOINTMENTS

To become a general moderator ( getting your name in green ) you must be recommended by an Administrator or a Forum Moderator and confirmed by at least two other Administrators and/or Forum Moderators.

FORUM MODERATORS and RECOMMENDATIONS

All forum moderators will be by the recommendation of an existing forum moderator from the general moderator pool; if three forum moderators confirm the recommendation the member will become a forum moderator and assigned a forum.
There are 26 Public Forums that may have a maximum of 6 moderators per forum...this makes a possible 156 placements in the Public Forums.
Moderators are, of course, responsible for Modding their Forums according to the rules.


FORUM CLEAN-UP

Every 3-4 months the Administration will conduct a Forum Clean-up...any old stickies, announcements will be un-stickied/un-announced...inactive mods will be de-modded...inactive Forum Mods will be removed as Forum Mods, and possibly replaced if necessary...to ensure the Forum remains up to date.

FORUM MODERATORS in the NON-PUBLIC FORUMS

Global Mods are automatically assigned as the forum moderators of the NON-PUBLIC FORUMS.


GLOBAL MODERATORS and ELECTIONS

All Global Moderators are elected from the whole membership via vote, which is held annually. They are elected in 3 sections ( North America, Europe and Central, and Australia and Asia ), and are chosen as candidates from the moderator base by the Administrators. Six spots are available, the member with the most votes chosen from each category and the next three with the most votes from any category.

ADMINISTRATORS

Administrators run the day-to-day operations of the TAZForum and TheTAZZone, act as liasons, and peace-keepers.

FEATURES available to all MEMBERS

Participation in TAZCasts with Harry
Participation in Tutorial Contests with Harry
Participation in TAZClan CS with J_K9
Participation in TAZHunts with Shippwreck
Member Titles provided by DaFoxx
Classified ADs on TheTAZZone
Access to 5 Arcade Games Rooms on TheTAZZone
Access to WEB Tools on TheTAZZone


FEATURES available CONDITIONALLY

AD space on TheTAZZone
TAZ E-Mail Accounts
Photo on the TAZ Gallery


POST/CONTENT OWNERSHIP

Members retain the rights to the content they submit, as the members are the TAZ, the content rights remains theirs to copy, sell, redistribute as they will.
However, members are not allowed to remove content once it becomes a part of the TAZ, as removing content may affect the integrity of the site, the forums, or disturb the enjoyment or edification of other members.
The TAZ is not allowed to sell, copy, or redistribute any content without the expressed oral, exchanged, or written permission of the content provider.


FINAL MESSAGE

If I have left anything out, missed a topic, or not explained it in enough detail, you can make your suggestions below...however...
until this post has been ammended the posted rules stand.
Only Administrators are allowed to edit this post to include, alter, or delete any entry.
Hopefully this will end any debate as to what the rules are or the enforcement of them.
As not everyone who comes here reads every forum these rules will be posted on TheTAZZone as well.


http://thetazzone.com/rules.html
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Last edited by Egaladeist on Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Egaladeist » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:37 pm

Added to the Rules:

VIOLATION and DISRUPTION of the RULES

FORUM CLEAN-UP

POST/CONTENT OWNERSHIP

I'm locking this thread - Dino
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