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#235115 - 10/12/03 03:30 PM An explanation of how these boards are moderated
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The moderation guidelines have been incorporated in the Terms of Use. Please see that document for details.
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#235116 - 11/16/04 04:29 PM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: DevNull]
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We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

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Much like "Threads started explicity to bash other members", signatures used to bash other members are not allowed either.
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#235117 - 03/28/06 06:41 PM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
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We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


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An addition to moderation policies:


CCG encourages free-thinking and open discussion of the hobby and our services among members of the boards, including constructive criticism. We value our members as part of a joint effort to protect and improve the collectibles market. We also expect our members to treat CCG with that same spirit. People who are only here to antagonize the companies and our customers will be asked to pursue those discussions elsewhere. While diverse views and alternative perspectives are needed and wanted here, the CCG boards are not the place for persistent agendas completely in opposition to CCG’s services.
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

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#235118 - 03/29/06 11:01 AM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
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We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 6520
Loc: Chicago area
Another addition to the moderation policies:

In certain cases at our discretion, moderation uses a strike and warning system to help members shape their posting in a way that's in line with moderation policies. Previously 3 strikes within a year meant a 30 day suspension, and a 4th strike within a year meant a permanent ban. This will still be true in cases where strikes are applied, with this addition. Two strikes will result in a two week suspension as well.
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

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#235119 - 09/27/06 02:54 PM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
Architecht Administrator Offline

We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


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Posts: 6520
Loc: Chicago area
Update on the strike system:

Within the last 12 months:
Strike 1 - one week suspension
Strike 2 - two week suspension
Strike 3 - one month suspension
Strike 4 - permanent ban
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

A practical guide to making friends and avoiding moderator action


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#2045185 - 11/30/07 12:58 PM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
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Addition to moderation policies:

Graphic banners for non-CCG promotional entities are not permitted in signature lines.

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#2461052 - 06/24/08 10:36 AM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: dena]
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Political Posts Not Welcome

Originally posted in the General Forum in 2004. Copying here to keep all guideline Amendments in one area.


In other words: NO POLITICS


Edited by dena (07/31/08 10:03 AM)
Edit Reason: edited to add plain english

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#3145689 - 05/07/09 12:05 PM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: dena]
Architecht Administrator Offline

We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 6520
Loc: Chicago area
No Appeals Process for Suspensions, and Bannings: In order to maintain a vibrant, safe and fun place for discussion, we do sometimes have to suspend or ban a member. These moderator actions are taken after careful consideration and our best efforts to conform to our stated policy and practices described here. We do acknowledge that board moderation is a human process, and disagreements are natural. In order to moderate effectively and efficiently, as a matter of policy, we do not accept appeals to rescind or otherwise lessen the severity of a suspension or banning. We may occasionally make changes to our own actions due to an internal review process, but the actions will not be open to direct discussion with the moderators. Generally these moderation actions ARE FINAL in order to avoid any sense of inconsistency in follow up.


Locked Threads: Message board moderators will occasionally lock threads when a discussion has been rehashed ad nauseam or, more often, when the quality of discussion has degraded to bickering, infighting or worse. When a thread is locked, no more posts can be added to that thread. Members are requested to not repost the discussion in a new thread. Disregarding this request is grounds for a strike and, at minimum, a two week suspension.
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

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#5005419 - 08/12/11 11:50 AM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
Architecht Administrator Offline

We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 6520
Loc: Chicago area
Member posted imagery on the boards

Any images posted on the boards either in threads or as a part of signatures are going to be generally reviewed with this standard in mind.

1. If it implies a realistic vision of a sexual act, it's out. Yes. It's out - regardless of whether you could interpret the rest of the shot as being on a treadmill.

2. If it involves human poses, "camera" angles, animations or close ups that are prurient in nature, it's out. Yes, much like the supreme court, we believe that you know prurient when you see it. We also do not believe that the membership cannot tell the difference - which makes you responsible in our eyes with no recourse to ignorance of misinterpretation. There is a difference between a lurid photo a woman in a bikini and simply seeing a woman in a bikini on the beach. Photo and video have an ability to convey specific interests and mental states by technique that are not inherent in a scene, but are instead encouraged and emphasized by the "editor".

Given that this is a collecting forum, some leeway for actual comic imagery is provided - more so than non-comic related imagery. However, note that there are many comics that are quite explicit and aren't allowed to be posted here either. See #1 above.

Violations of the above can and will result in strikes.

Decisions will be made on one simple basis - is the imagery offensive to a reasonable percentage of collectors in the context of a collecting message board. If the answer is yes then we're likely to kick it out.

If you're not sure of the image, I'd skip it.
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

A practical guide to making friends and avoiding moderator action


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#5172048 - 10/21/11 10:47 AM Re: An explanation of how these boards are moderated [Re: Architecht]
Architecht Administrator Offline

We apologise again for the fault in the moderation. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

It's POSSIBLE that your competitive spirit has displaced your sense of courtesy.

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 6520
Loc: Chicago area
Real and graphic depictions of extreme violence, actual dead bodies, etc. (if it didn't seem like common sense to you to begin with) are also OUT. For example, a close up of gaddafi dead. No. For all kinds of reasons, no.
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Hour by hour resolve firmly, like a Roman and a man, to do what comes to hand with correct and natural dignity, and with humanity, independence, and justice. Allow your mind freedom from all other considerations.- Marcus Aurelius -Roman Emperor A.D. 121-180

A practical guide to making friends and avoiding moderator action


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