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08-16-2012 10:54 PM

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I just read about new rules for posting, where can I find the rules?

-- Bert

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 11:01 PM has always run under a set of posting rules that require users to treat each other with respect and to ”play nice”. Typically this isn’t a problem and users are helpful and kind to each other. The one area that does see problems though is the off topic / “non-shop talk” forum. This area is full of people fighting, calling each other names, and people completely disregarding our posting rules. Well… today that stops.

The temptation was to close down the entire non-shop talk area because of all the problems it causes. But the closer we looked the more we saw that the topics that were causing most of the problems were the ones where people were discussing Politics and Religion. These are sensitive issues that are rarely solved online and often bring out the worst in people. Because of this fact and because of the number of complaints we’ve had about these topics Martin, Debbie and I have decided to ban political and religious debates from the site. While some users get a kick out of the topics they are not what this site is about and cause to many problems to be allowed.

We’ve added the following to our posting rules:

Because of their divisive nature, political and religious debates, and thus postings, are prohibited at Please refrain from starting or taking part in such discussions.

We will be closing political threads (a new feature) as we see them and ask that you don’t start any new ones or bump any old ones.

A NOTE ABOUT RELIGIOUS PROJECTS: We want to make sure it’s clear that while we are banning political and religious debates from the site WE ARE NOT BANNING RELIGIOUS PROJECTS. You are free to create them and post them. Comments on these projects should be about woodworking though and not used as an area for debate.

A COUPLE OF MORE NOTES: There are a few things that need to change around here besides the Politics and Religion. There are a hand full of people who like to abuse others. Most of them point their finger at each other when you call them out on it and claim they are innocent. I think we are done with these antics and you need to either start treating each other with respect or expect your account to be banned soon.

On that note let me throw out a suggestion. If you have a specific problem with a specific person send that person an PM or ignore them. Please do not call them out in a thread about them or tell the world who you have blocked and why. All this does is cause problems.

I’m sure there is more but I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of what was going on. You are welcome to add your comments below but we have made up our mind on the Politics and Religion debates and I’m sorry to say we wont be changing them.


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#2 posted 08-16-2012 11:22 PM

Is the mention of the name of God also banished, for example ” thanks God or praise God?
I believe that the issue is not so much talking about politics or religions but those who post with the specific intention to provoke and to create trouble.
I believe that these ones (we all know who they are) very simply should be block

-- Bert

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 11:24 PM

I would say no Bert

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 11:30 PM

it’s in regards to postings that initiate the debates and to comments that initiate such debates / conflict.

If you click on the “View the posting rules” link (above comment areas) you will find the rules.

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 11:32 PM

Thanks GMman

-- Bert

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#6 posted 09-10-2012 12:24 PM

Only thing I’d like to add is thanks a bunch!

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#7 posted 09-10-2012 02:53 PM


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#8 posted 09-10-2012 04:53 PM

How about a hell yeah!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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