2017 Project - Official MSO Rules/Policies Update

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Administrator Administrar

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    Hi,

    We are going to update the MSO Rules/Policies page such that it will easily accessible to all members. This thread will be used to collate all existing MSO rules/policies which can be made into a new page at the end. This will be the place to discuss any issues regarding the rules/policies also. I would like to invite the currently active administrators and moderators to contribute @A1 @Ben @frootloop @Mana @pi @Ruth since they are most familiar with the current rules/policies. All other members are welcome to contribute as well.

    I will begin with listing some of the rules/policies and members may further contribute/build on the list by making a post(s) below.

    Note that I will not tolerate (if I am allowed) any redundant/useless posts in order to keep the thread clean for efficiency.

    Thank you,

    Stuart


    Rules
    • Profanity is disallowed - Consequence?
    • Advertisement is disallowed - Consequence?
     
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  2. LBoG

    LBoG BMedSci/MD-JMP II UoN

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    - Make thread titles clear, factual and specific, e.g. "Yr 12 med applicant without offer" not "Help!"
     
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  3. Sherlock

    Sherlock Breaker of order Formerly Sherlock

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    Where are the current MSO rules? It seems those links posted by @Havox do not work anymore hence why I've suggested some obvious ones as well. I hope that is okay.

    - Disallow large gif signatures (not that I've seen many have it but just as a rule anyway).
    - The display pictures must be in good taste. This means no vulgar or violent images, pornography, or profanity.
    - No duplicate accounts allowed.
    - Any impersonation of a user is prohibited.
    - Do not post-pad in threads. Try to quote everyone in same post if possible instead of making multiple posts.
    - Repetitively posting same question in different forums is prohibited.
    - Do not derail a thread's topic (post a different thread if possible).
    - Do not publicly post or share PMs with users unless you have the permission of the sender to do so.
    - Do not insult other forum members.
    - Do not post links to phishing sites.
    - Do not bump threads, be patient and wait for a reply.

    More suggestions to be added.
     
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  4. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    No doxxing (sharing personal information about other users without their consent).
     
  5. Yamster

    Yamster Dental Moderator DJ May

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    - Do not try and impersonate a mod, supermod, superuser (anything other than your own forum status). :)
     
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  6. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    No discrimination on the basis of race or gender.
     
  7. LMG!

    LMG! UTAS MBBS Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018

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    Or sexuality. Or religion. (Or anything, really.)

    Seems crazy that we still need to specify these, but yeah...
     
  8. frootloop

    frootloop D-D-D-Doctor Moderator

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    These are some excellent suggestions team!

    We should probably also clarify that our position on UMAT prep discussion has changed - and remind members that if they chose to post anything which results in litigation from a prep course company, that's on them (i.e. remind them to think before posting).

    Actually, 'Think before pressing 'Post Reply'' is probably a good general rule haha.
     
  9. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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  10. Sherlock

    Sherlock Breaker of order Formerly Sherlock

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    Hi, could we have that as one of the tabs on MSO menu so that it can be easily accessible? Thanks @Mana! Looks great.
     
  11. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    I have a small idea about how to change it... but it seems like one hell of a lot more effort to change it to that given my lack of technical expertise (there is a reason I've been a mod for so long and only an admin now).
     
  12. B2

    B2 Bond MD II

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    Not sure if possible but could we have the MSO rules on the front page when we log in rather than a separate forum ? Probably more effective in people being made aware of the rules ?
     
  13. Benjamin

    Benjamin Resident (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    I'll add it as a forum tab on my next set of days off. I will probably add some specific instructions on forum pages about thread naming conventions too so they are easily visible. Thanks for the great ideas!
     

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