I wouild love to know were that fairy story came from.
I was emailed by Boarder last night. He has tried numerous times to get back on the Forum and is not allowed on.
He also mentioned that people are allowed to make sick paedophile jokes but he is not allowed the right of free speech about a game he has followed all his life (and according to him still occasionally plays) yet southerners are allowed to block him (his words not mine)
Just to clarify: Moderators can't ban anyone, only Site Admins can do that. There are only two Site Admins on the whole of TotalRL.com: myself and ckn.
I banned boarder (incidentally, and not that it is in any way relevant, the only bit of the south I'm from is South Bradford) after he had accumulated repeated warnings for breaking the Terms & Conditions of Use
and basically ignored all the warnings and carried on regardless. You just can't win with some people, no matter how hard you may try.
Free speech exists on here within the constraints of the Terms & Conditions of Use
. Anyone who can't abide by the T&Cs
will eventually fall foul of the moderators and open themselves up to being banned by a Site Admin. If you follow the T&Cs
, which are perfectly reasonable and not dissimilar to the kind of rules you'll find on most internet forums, it helps to make the whole forum a much friendlier and open place on which to discuss any subject.
It's often used as a 'defence' by someone who gets banned on here that someone else has posted something worse, etc. That is no defence. Be responsible for your own actions.
Moderators nor Site Admins can spend their every waking hour checking every single post on here. If you see anything which you think oversteps the mark (such as 'sick paedophile jokes' which I can assure you do not fall within the T&Cs
and should not be posted on here) then please use the 'report' button which appears in the bottom right hand corner of every posting, to bring it to the attention of the moderating team, who will then take the appropriate action. If you are not prepared to use the 'report' button, then please do not subsequently complain about a post in poor taste or which breaks the T&Cs
that a moderator may not even have seen.
Ultimately, any forum is only as good as the people who use it. Follow the T&Cs
yourself, and report others who do not do the same. It's not too much to ask and it will result in a better experience for all concerned, whether a member, a moderator or a Site Admin.
Hope this clears up a few misconceptions and misunderstandings. If anyone has any queries on any of this, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to discuss any issues with you.