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TM1 Rules and etiquette - A reminder

Posted: 16 Mar 2018, 12:12
by MrWeetabix
Hello everyone,

Can I take the opportunity to remind members of THE RULES. Whilst we are more than happy to let a discussion play-out (assuming that all parties have relevant/valid points to make of course), we are very aware that some members are resorting to personal attacks whilst making those points.

You may have an opinion on something, but that doesn’t make you right! If you are incapable of mounting a rational and civil defence of your opinion, then we suggest you keep your opinions to yourself.

We are pretty laid-back here on TM1. We rely on the respect and maturity of our members to self-regulate to a certain extent. We don’t want to fall into the trap of other forums where we over-moderate their members to death, but the number of threads being derailed recently is now at a level where we must wade-in. Board warnings and moderated posts will be applied to members who constantly breach the rules or for those whom seek to troll and/or otherwise cause offence or harm on the forum.

With that said, can we please encourage members to report posts which go-against the forum rules, as well as offensive or otherwise questionable posts being made, as this will assist the moderation team in identifying where sanctions need to be taken.

TM1 is not only a fantastic online resource for radio enthusiasts, but it is a community of users whose collective knowledge and enthusiasm for the hobby help to make this site all it is. We don’t want to see the actions of the minority ruin things for the majority.

Now, run along and play nicely in radio land, if more of us spent as much time on the air as we do hammering on a keyboard, maybe the hobby wouldn't be in the state it’s in?

Regards, Craig and the TM1 Team

Re: TM1 Rules and etiquette - A reminder

Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 10:30
by MrWeetabix
Despite this reminder earlier in the week, the mod team have had to remove a number of posts in the past 24 hours which were not suitable for the forum, or any public forum for that matter.

You may have a good rapport with a fellow member, to the point where crass, vulgar or 'dark humor' is the norm between you, but that may not be received in the same way by others.

When posting on TM1 please be considerate that you are posting to a wider audience other than the person you're replying to or referencing. What may be considered 'suitable' between you, others may take extreme offence to.

I trust that there will be no further repeats and that those concerned will bare this post in mind when making their own posts going forward. This isn't rocket science people, lets keep it polite, inoffensive and roughly radio-related at least.

With that said, if you have an personal dislike for a specific user/users, then you can use the 'FOE' option in your 'User Control Panel' and block all posts from those users being seen in your feed. Sadly you can't block any of the Mod team, so you're stuck with us I'm afraid.

Thanks in advance :thumbup: