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2017 Project - Official MSO Rules/Policies Update

Stuart

Administrator
Administrar
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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Sherlock

Regular Member
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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Mana

Registrar
Administrar
No doxxing (sharing personal information about other users without their consent).
 

Mana

Registrar
Administrar
No discrimination on the basis of race or gender.
 

LMG!

Moderator
Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018
No discrimination on the basis of race or gender.
Or sexuality. Or religion. (Or anything, really.)

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

frootloop

House Surgeon
Moderator
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.
 

Mana

Registrar
Administrar
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).
 

B2

Regular Member
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 ?
 

Benjamin

Admin (JCU MBBS)
Emeritus
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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