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Old 01-13-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default Manners... A new rule...

I don't know where to start... So, lets start here. Read that thread in its entirety and note the seemingly endless list of people that feel as though they are being sniped or harassed by other users.

Ironically, some of the people complaining on that thread are the same people that are causing issues. Generally speaking, it's a huge mess... and I'm to blame. I just haven't done a good enough job getting rid of users that are destructive to the community. Today, I'm hoping to get back on the right track.

So, I'm introducing a new rule or protocol for dealing with users that just can't manage to post politely. It's a typical three strike rule. Essentially, a user that posts without manners will be banned for one week. A second offense and they will be banned for a month. A third offense and they will be banned permanently. Automatic bans will also be used for users that are obviously trying to cause problems for either the forum or a specific user.

We will give no special consideration for users with large post counts or specialized Ford Knowledge or anything else. It's a black and white deal.

Be nice or don't post.

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I need help however... If someone posts something derogatory towards you, don't respond (if you further instigate the problem, you could be banned as well) - instead, use the report button. Help us weed out the people that are being so disruptive. We really need the help fellas...

Oh... and fellas... opinions are fine. However, if you can't post your opinion without bagging on someone else's you need to keep your opinion to yourself. Drama simply isn't welcomed here guys.... under ANY circumstance.

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This is a fluid deal too. I'm working to clean the joint up and my strategies might fluctuate, but the general message will not.

Thanks fellas... and sorry for all the trouble,

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Old 01-13-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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I must be dense; what is "that thread"?
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I must be dense; what is "that thread"?
Click on the underlined word "here".
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It was those Model A guys playing up again.. Lol.

Oh no, I was a little harsh in a reply earlier.

Hope I'm not on the hit list.

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Old 01-13-2017, 11:54 AM   #5
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It was those Model A guys playing up again.. Lol.

Oh no, I was a little harsh in a reply earlier.

Hope I'm not on the hit list.

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I just checked... you literally have never had a post reported. I think you are going to be ok.

Most of the guilty have a long and sordid history of starting trouble. They will all be gone soon... I already got two this morning!
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:47 PM   #6
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Thanks, Boss.

As an elementary educator, sometimes you need to lay down the law so everyone can have fun and enjoy. I'll try my best to mind my P's & Q's.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:48 PM   #7
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Thanks, Boss.

As an elementary educator, sometimes you need to lay down the law so everyone can have fun and enjoy. I'll try my best to mind my P's & Q's.
I feel like I can relate to you as an elementary educator more than I should be able too... We should compare notes!
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:59 PM   #8
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Hey Ryan!! Great idea for the three strikes!! Can you implement that over at the HAMB? I got 1 strike(for being a dickhead) and was banned! Can I have at least one more strike?? Pete
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:14 PM   #9
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Hey Ryan!! Great idea for the three strikes!! Can you implement that over at the HAMB? I got 1 strike(for being a dickhead) and was banned! Can I have at least one more strike?? Pete
Boy, did you pick the wrong day to ask...
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Boy, did you pick the wrong day to ask...
Yea!! Timing is everything!! Not my strong point! Pete
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I feel like I can relate to you as an elementary educator more than I should be able too... We should compare notes!
Referring to Tim Ayer's comment in post #6, and Ryan's reaction, it appears that a number of folks here are on about the same level as grade school kids! 'Meet me out by the bike rack after school' that sort of thing.

Thank you sir for what you are doing.
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Thanks, Boss.

As an elementary educator, sometimes you need to lay down the law so everyone can have fun and enjoy. I'll try my best to mind my P's & Q's.
Punctuation, Quotations, Punctuation, Quotations
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Punctuation, Quotations, Punctuation, Quotations

My mother was a English teacher. But sometimes thought/idea can be more important. I'm a real bad speller and have to go back and fix sometimes.


Punctuation is important. These two sentences are very different...


I helped, jack, off a horse. Or.... I helped jack off a horse.


Get your point across with some dignity.

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Ooops! Sorry; I'm not fully versed on some of the more sophisticated ins and outs of the internet. I'll just say that I was unaware that that sort of thing was going on so I didn't read the thread and will continue on in my blissful ignorance.
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Just wondering if " not politically correct " and " blunt " equates to " not polite " ? If so I may need to pack da bagz .
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Just wondering if " not politically correct " and " blunt " equates to " not polite " ? If so I may need to pack da bagz .
We don't allow politics on the ford barn and never have...

And if you are looking for the forum to teach you manners, then yeah - back your bags.

If, however, you are here for the right reasons and are capable of treating people like you would want to be treated then you are welcomed on the forum.

It's not that hard to be polite. It just isn't.
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Thank you Ryan
It has only happened to me once but I sure remember it! I offered correct information on one posters incorrect definition of third degree burns. I ended up with a criticism of not only my medical degree but also the country I live in.

I really love my early Ford and visiting this site - keeping my visits enjoyable is appreciated - Karl
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Letting people/abusers know they are on others 'ignore' lists might help as well....
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Letting people/abusers know they are on others 'ignore' lists might help as well....
I prefer the ban button... It's easier.
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