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‘Blog Rules

January 2nd, 2006 at 1:48 am by The Missing Link

This post is not directed to all of you. In fact, there are very few people I am talking to. Yet for clarity, I feel the need to address this now.

If you haven’t read the rules of the ‘Blog yet, I suggest you do so. I would specifically like to mention Rules #2 and #3, namely, stay on topic and do not double comment. In short, we do not allow SPAM here. This means do not comment six times in a row in a post. This means do not talk about stuff that has nothing to do with the topic. This means do not post every five minutes just to reply to someone else. I have had to delete my first account today because of a violation of the rules. I do not want to have to do it again.

This isn’t a message board, guys. This isn’t a chat room, either. It is a blog, and there is a difference. I expect you all to treat it that way.

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    Perhaps it would be a good idea to make your rules more visible on the frontpage? I didn’t even know you had these rules here until today.

    Neither did I. I never saw those, so the whole time I was thinking, “Oh no, it was me. He terminated my account!” But, I wouldn’t be here if TML did, would he? Anyways, you should try to get a more prominent link to the rules, just so that everyone can read them.

    No, no. If you haven’t been warned at all, it’s definitely not you.

    Anyways, the way I figure is that the link to the rules is very visible on the front page; if they can’t see it and refuse to read it, it’s not my problem.

    Enforce tehm rulz TML! How bout sending an email of the rules to new members of the blog when they join? That would be cool.

    An email like: BY PENALTY OF DEATH, READ THESE RULES OR FACE A HORRIBLE CONSIQUENCE!!!! lol.

    It is really dissapointing that you had to do that, TML, but I agree that it is quite necessary. The last thing we need is this place turning into a haven for the yahoos.

    I’ve always admired ZeldaBlog for avoiding what other message boards, chat rooms, and other such places fall into. This is an intelligent community, and it needs to stay that way.

    Sephiroth_one said:

    It is really dissapointing that you had to do that, TML, but I agree that it is quite necessary. The last thing we need is this place turning into a haven for the yahoos.

    I’ve always admired ZeldaBlog for avoiding what other message boards, chat rooms, and other such places fall into. This is an intelligent community, and it needs to stay that way.

    I totally agree with that. :)

    Nicely done, TML. ZeldaBlog will not tolerate teh stoopid nOObs!!!

    For the sake of those you were speaking to, please put the rules and such above the search function.

    I have less pity for spammers. They should’ve read the rules the day they joined. It’s not TML’s fault that spammers don’t read the rules. I bet if you put it in bold letters and at the top of the screen, they still wouldn’t read it.

    This place is definitely not a talkative’s place, since each subject does have a limit, the first was ASSA-The Ultimate Zelda Movie.That was my favorite one.I wonder who is the unlucky person is.

    Hey Legend of Link the consiquence should be inprisionment in the Evil Realm/ Sacred Realm with Tingle for all eternity, mwahahahahar.

    BTW is anybody else haveing problems getting into TML’s site “The Grand Adventures”?

    Robert-UK, again, please ask me by E-mail if you have problems rather than just asking it on the ‘Blog. And FYI, it is up and running.

    The Missing Link said:

    No, no. If you haven’t been warned at all, it’s definitely not you.

    Anyways, the way I figure is that the link to the rules is very visible on the front page; if they can’t see it and refuse to read it, it’s not my problem.

    I don’t see why you have to be so suborn… it’s not a hard thing to make the rules more visible and it will only help.

    People do not need to read the rules to see that ZB is not a chat room or a forum. However, if I could make one suggestion, for those poor and confused souls that don’t realise the obvious, would it be possible to implement in the sign up e-mail (where the password is sent out) a link to the rules? Then they have no excuse.

    And isn’t it ironic, that when TML makes a blog entry about deleting accounts because of certain members going off topic, double posting and spamming, someone still does it? Either some people just don’t take a hint or it’s deliberate.

    Before joining something its just commonsense to read the rules

    I think before joining anything you should look for the rules,nothing worse than accidentally breaking a rule.

    Blogging Rules!!!

    zen_blade said:

    Blogging Rules!!!

    I think that it is deliberate because after reading this, someone left the above post, and it isn’t funny. This isn’t a place for immature people, children or adults, to have fun; it’s a blog.

    At the end of day as people have said, a lot of it is down to common sense. Most people who spam are pretty dumb and they wouldn’t bother to read the rules or they’d just ignore them because they’re below average intelligence in the first place. This is blatantly NOT a chatroom, nor a forum, it is a place to read and share views about Zelda and thus should be treated accordingly. No-one should be going off topic or making random, irrelevant comments and David has every right to ban people who don’t respect the rules of basically just start to take the p***.