I would make it a requirement that you could not cheer for the Patroits or Cowboys. Or the Yankees.I think Shaggy has done a great job as moderator. Half you guys are lucky I don't own the site because I'd kick your ass off of here for less than just not posting an introduction. .
That's pretty much SOP on most of the forums I've been to. As Shaggy points out, there's lots of bots and spams as well as chicken noodle soup out there who enjoy causing chaos. It's a forum, it's free, why can't we all just get along?It is right at the top. New members are not allowed to post outside of the new member introduction until they have introduced themselves. And since the first post is "moderated and may not go up right away" the user has to wait longer to post. I like to get straight to work, so a separate introduction post seems like a waste of time and effort.
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Yup. Lots of nutty adolescent-level-maturities out there. Some of them occasionally get loose on a computer. :very_drunk::emptiness:A couple of years ago, we were bombarded with spam. In order to try to control it, and it was making our lives miserable on here, the moderation was installed to have a modicum of control over who gets in. That is why the moderated label is put on the first message. I check as often as I can for them so no one has to wait forever to have their posts put up. We do not ban without reason but occasionally a member becomes so unruly that we have to. The latest action was taken because as much as we tried to reason with the member, he or she would not understand what they had done was offensive. To be honest it sounded like a teenager that got on here to troll the board with nonsense.