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OTD Rules
    #4194301 - 05/19/05 08:14 AM (13 years, 10 days ago)

I think it's important to clarify a point about OTD rules to other members. After posting on this site for almost two years I did not know about a certain practice in OTD which resulted in a ban.

I posted a controversial poll in OTD last week. The poll did not break any specific OTD rules as confirmed by admins after my ban. Even though I didn't explicitly break any rules and my post was most definitely not a flame or a troll I was banned. Also the post did not describe on-going or past illegal activity. According to admins it was at their discretion to delete the thread and ban me due to the nature of the poll.

I think it's important for other members to realize that even though they may not have explicitly broken any rules the Mods/Admins can still ban them for what they feel is an unacceptable post. I understand their reaction although I strongly disagree with it. My ban initially was for 14 days even though I had received no prior bans or warnings. After speaking with the admins over the course of four days the ban was reduced.

After almost two years posting here I did not know of this practice. I feel it is important for others to know so they are not surprised about the ban of members over posts that are not in clear violation of any rule.

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Re: OTD Rules [Re: newuser1492]
    #4194417 - 05/19/05 09:27 AM (13 years, 10 days ago)

ban aid,Sir?

Heaveno...CU CU CU CU CU in the Highway...Peace

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Re: OTD Rules [Re: newuser1492]
    #4194748 - 05/19/05 11:46 AM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Taken from the OTD Forum Rules which can be found right here.

? Mods and Admins have the final say! -- Actions by staff members are not personal, and are usually taken as a last resort. It would be nice if they never needed to be taken, and this is possible if you just think before you post.


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Re: OTD Rules [Re: newuser1492]
    #4195325 - 05/19/05 02:15 PM (13 years, 10 days ago)

Yes you can't post threads about what age of children you want to have sex with. Hypothetical or not.

I sent you two links to 'all' the rules and stated yours was not a specific rule, in fact are we to create 1000's of specific rules, nobody will ever cover all things.. Thats why "Use your best judgement" is used.

Now quit beating a dead horse.

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