TMF Policies and Rules

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Todd Cottino
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I always hate having to make threads like this but it seems like once a year or so we need to re-post the TMF rules and terms of service so here it is again.

As of lately we have received a lot of messages from members asking us to clean up TMF. Over the past several months there has been a lot of fighting and other derogatory posts. We don't expect every post to be 100% business related and we encourage the "shop talk" and fun posts we have all come to enjoy. We also as a staff DO NOT want to have to step in and moderate, we really don't, but if needed we will. Below are a couple quotes from members over the last couple days, I have removed their names for privacy's sake.

"I would like to see a workshop / garage atmosphere. Where people can talk shop and bust ba!!s. But yet be respectful to other genders and race.

I was brought up properly. I show respect for my elders (even Aloha), women and people from other origins.
Certain people you know what you can get away with. And others you can't.

We are here to learn and have fun. At least I am."



"I don't think you could ever keep a topic from going off course. It's human nature to be prompted by something someone else said and then inadvertently turn it into ot.

The only way to that is to rule with an iron fist.

I think you just need a simple set of rules.

Don't insult someone.
Be respectful.
Welcome new members.
No vulgar language, racist terms or sexual connotations toward the opposite sex.
Don't post porn.
No trolling.

Then you list what happens when someone breaks the rules.

Troll 3 times and get a day off. Continue trolling and then a week. Do it again and 15 days. 4th time see ya banned.

That way everyone is on equal ground. No guessing what happens if someone does x."


These two quotes above describe the direction we as the TMF staff AND a lot forum members want TMF to go.

I really liked the following portion of the green quote above and in fact we will be using this as TMF Policy:

"I think you just need a simple set of rules.

Don't insult someone.
Be respectful.
Welcome new members.
No vulgar language, racist terms or sexual connotations toward the opposite sex.
Don't post porn.
No trolling.

Then you list what happens when someone breaks the rules."

The list above is perfect.

As a staff we have agreed that if a member or group of members is posting posts that are out of line we will ask once that the behavior stop, at least on the open forum. If you want to continue a fight you are welcome to start a private message with each other and fight away in private all you want.

After asking for the actions to stop if they continue we will deny the offenders access to the particular thread the problem is in. If said offenders start the same actions in another thread then their account will be locked for a 2 day period. In order for us to do this you will have ignored several requests from the staff at this point. We REALLY don't want to have to take this action and will only do so if forced into it by non-compliance.

If after the first instance of having your account closed for two days you come back and start problems again then your account will be closed for a week. 3rd offence for a month, 4th offence will be a permanent banning of your account. I hope it never comes to this for anybody.


Below in red is a copy of the terms of service we all agreed to when we joined TMF

TMF Terms Of Service

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content ("Content"). Content posted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use the Service to post or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content posted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.

Please, Lets all make TMF a fun place to be where we can all respect each other, learn and share experiences, and hang out with the guys.
 

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Well said Todd, specially this, "Please, Lets all make TMF a fun place to be where we can all respect each other, learn and share experiences, hang out with the guys. " I think if everyone just focuses on that it will pretty much keep things the way they need to be. It can be a hard thing to respect others, specially when you seriously disagree with them. You know we all tend to think we're right. :) Egos get in the way. I've had to learn, at least on some things, that I have room for improvement and I know it. That's one of the reasons I'm on here to begin with. I like to give help when I can, but I also need help sometimes. I've got plenty of gaps in my learning, but hopefully I can fill in a few gaps so others won't have to learn the hard way like I often have. I hope the ole TMF ship keeps afloat and on course!
 

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Trolling

Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can.
Guy: "I just found the coolest ninja pencil in existence."
Other Guy: "I just found the most retarded thread in existence."
 
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Trolling

Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can.
Guy: "I just found the coolest ninja pencil in existence."
Other Guy: "I just found the most retarded thread in existence."
Funny! So that's what Trolling means.