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bogus Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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These are the basic rules and guidelines for which to post by. In short, I don't want this site to spiral down into a pit of naked ladies and smack talk. But, at the same time, we are adults here and I like to treat people as such.

So, to the rules:

1. No nudes. Nada. Nothing. Skimpy bathings suits (and such) are OK, but confine them to the established Hot Chick Friday tradition.

2. No linking to sexy pictures. Even if they are OK by standard, take the moment to save the image and re-upload it to the Guru. Why? I don't want URLs to potential porn sites on active threads (I have a master explanation, down this page a bit!).

3. Language... There is no forum censor. I refuse to do that. However, if someone goes off, the thread may be cleaned up. In general, language is up to the poster. Remember, we are adults here.

4. Cross-linking from other sites. Other than the restriction on newspapers (see front page), which really isn't much of a restriction, there aren't any. If you see a thread on another forum that you think the folks here would enjoy reading - SHARE IT! Same goes for an eBay ad, or Craigslist posting. Share the damned thing. This is the Internet, and that is what it is designed for, SHARING of information.

5. If you think something is not for everyone, then tell us. Add [NWS] to the title. Not Work Safe. This also means, Not Wife Safe. Could also mean Not Wuss Safe. Take your pick, it is simply a outside the norm and pushed the boundaries of a normal discussion.

6. [NWS] is not a free-for-all, either! It does not allow for gross images, naked women, sex videos... it does allow for that funny as hell You Tube video where the dude is constantly yell "WTF!?!?!", when the Civic plows into the row of shopping carts.

7. There will be people who join we don't agree with, that's fine. No need to gang up and slaughter that person, just move on.

8. Flames... this is tricky. There are times when it is deserved. But if the flame goes beyond reason, then it will get nipped. At the same time, I will not just delete a thread without letting the membership know. I hate that kind of backroom politics; all it does in engender distrust with the admin. Transparent administration is the only way to fly!

9. Corvette-guru.com does not actively protect or isolate vendors. If they screw up, tell us. If they kick ass, tell us! If you see a product that someone sells, tell us! You see, if we kept them insulated from reality, they lose out on not know what the trends really are. At the same time, we are doing a disservice to our membership by not allowing it to be shared. Now, if you rant about a vendor for no good reason, trust me, it will be dealt with quickly.

The basic idea here is to make sure the Guru does NOT get blocked by network filters. If you are at work, and your network admin sees linkages to porn sites, sure, they have been blocked, but that still means your name is attached to that link. Over time, that could cause you issue. Or, they figure that CG is providing that link, and blocks us accordingly. Take your pick. I want our members to be able to check this place from work without worry.

Why the limits on nudes and such? Let's be honest, this is the Internet. If you type in "nude women" in Google, you get about 5,860,000 results in 0.08 seconds!!! You don't need them posted here!

In general, keep it at PG-13 and we are OK. Language can go beyond, but within reason and with the proper warnings. For the most part, I should only ever see an NWS in OT. No where else.

It comes down to this: We are adults. I really hate sites that try to be "family friendly." It is a joke; when was the last time a 10-year-old kid actually cared to log into a forum of this nature? It just won't happen. From an intellectual standpoint, they would be unable or uninterested to keep up. It is a fantasy that satisfies the whimsy of a few overly sensitive people. And if someone is that overly sensitive, I don't want them around, whining about every little perceived injustice.

The crack moderator staff is empowered to enforce these rules. If you have a complaint; see me. I want transparency between the membership and the administration, this works both ways. If someone has a concern, I need to know so I can help fix it, if possible. Not all problems are fixable, but they all must be heard.

JUST HAVE FUN! We are here learn and share knowledge. Some of us know more; some less. But we are all in this together!

This is a living document. As such, I may fine tune it. If I ever make a huge change (for example, banning eBay ads for some strange reason), I would make a big deal out of it. Otherwise, check it from time to time and just be familiar. If you see a grammatical error or something doesn't make sense, let me know, I will fix it.

Thanks!

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Posted on: 2011/1/1 13:53
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NC Kid Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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Atleast your not going to be a hardcore monster about the rules. I feel confident I can pm you and let you know my feelings on something without fear of "persecution" for a opinion. Atleast we get to keep our free speech amendment*sp* here.

Not so much at alot of internet places.

P.S. At CF people were apparently getting viruses by visitor messages and/or pms so if you don't know someone or it seems strange, I think it would be a good idea just to delete the pm rather than open it.
Posted on: 2011/1/1 15:15
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bogus Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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The thing with these rules? I am only writing them down because the regulars have already heard them in bits and pieces; they know. It's the newbies that need to know.

I don't want any questions... just direct ppl to this thread. CF does have their rules, but they are not quite as easy to find. And for that matter, are written in such a way that there is way too much room for interpretation. Now, I haven't read them in a few years, so things may have changed.

And you are right. I won't jump down someones throat about a rule or decision. It just isn't the way I do business. It's all about that transparency.

I did hear about the virus. The only way that could happen here is if a) someone sent a PM with a link in it and b) someone hit the link. I don't know what features CF has added to their PM system that makes them so vulnerable, but something is amiss there.
Posted on: 2011/1/1 20:28
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Added rule #9.
Posted on: 2011/1/1 20:33
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let me guess, same troll over on the 'other' forum?
Posted on: 2011/1/1 20:33
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bogus Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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No, we haven't been attacked. I just felt the need to verbalize what has been shared in bits and pieces.
Posted on: 2011/1/1 21:05
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Matatk Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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Great idea, Andy. Like you mentioned, these "unwritten" rules have been followed by the mass membership for quite some time, but it's good to get it in writing.

I'd like to make two more points:

1) We have had complaints in the past about "sexy" avatars. This is because many members browse at work, etc, and don't want to open a technical thread with their boss in the background and then have half nude women pop up under a poster's name. That makes sense, so the sexy avatars are a no-no.
2) Andy is more lenient than I am. I really dislike seeing vulgarity in technical-only threads. Off topic is fine, that's the place for it. But I think it detracts from the technical merit of the discussion. I have and will continue to make language edits in technical threads that I feel are negative to the overall problem/resolution. It will usually be in the form of [language edit] or similar. I will send you a pm, not to be condescending or critical, just as a courtesy to let you know since very few people do it intentionally.

As always, we appreciate all of our members on the site and we continuously strive to be the #1 internet corvette resource out there!

Matthew
Posted on: 2011/1/1 22:17
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oh, yes. Good point on #1, and I can deal with #2... I am just not as worried.

I will integrate into the rules shortly.
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NelsonV Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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To remove avatars, click here:

http://www.corvette-guru.com/modules/ ... SC&topic_id=13831&forum=6
OK, now how do I get them back???
Posted on: 2011/1/26 19:03
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NelsonV wrote:
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CentralCoaster wrote:
To remove avatars, click here:

http://www.corvette-guru.com/modules/ ... SC&topic_id=13831&forum=6
OK, now how do I get them back???



Ditto!
Posted on: 2011/1/26 19:36
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Quote:

Ultraman wrote:
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NelsonV wrote:
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CentralCoaster wrote:
To remove avatars, click here:

http://www.corvette-guru.com/modules/ ... SC&topic_id=13831&forum=6
OK, now how do I get them back???



Ditto!


You gotta save your avatars in a picture file on your own computer. When you go to change your avitar, the screen tells you that that pic will be deleted. If you load in a new pic, that old one's gone.
Posted on: 2011/1/26 19:53
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Matatk Re: Guru Rules and Standards for Posting
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Ultraman wrote:
Quote:

NelsonV wrote:
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CentralCoaster wrote:
To remove avatars, click here:

http://www.corvette-guru.com/modules/ ... SC&topic_id=13831&forum=6
OK, now how do I get them back???



Ditto!


At the top of the screen, there is an option box called "view mode"
compact = no avatars displayed
flat = avatars displayed

Matthew
Posted on: 2011/1/26 20:24
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good reminder!
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