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    Exclamation Club Polk rules of engagement - a refresher

    I've had a few complaints come in recently about CP members straying from the forum rules.

    This is a reminder that the rules I've pasted below apply to everyone on CP and they will be enforced if they are repeatedly ignored.

    Please take a moment to refresh your memory on what Club Polk's rules of engagement are and start to play nice from here on out.

    Thanks,
    Jon

    VERY IMPORTANT...

    If you have a problem with another member's comments in a posted thread, DO NOT respond with any further comments that will aggravate the situation. Members have two options of recourse....

    Email the moderators, directing them to the individual and thread that the problem occurs in.
    Resolve the problem between both of you via PERSONAL email.
    Reacting to a hostile post with more hostility puts YOU in jeopardy, and risks your account from being deleted. To be objective and fair about situations where forum members are attacking each other, BOTH members' accounts will be removed from our forum (and no, we don't care who started it).


    Polk's Warning System...
    The warning system is in place to ensure that the peace is kept. The offenses are as follows:

    1st Offense: A private warning sent via PM
    2st Offense: A public warning issued and the closing of the thread
    3nd Offense: A 7 Day suspension from posting privileges
    4th Offense: A 30 Day suspension from posting privileges
    5th Offense: A LIFETIME BAN

    The warnings have a one year shelf life. They will expire 1 year from the date of the initial warning.

    *Polk Moderators can decide to skip the minor warnings and go directly to the lifetime ban based on severity of the offense.


    1) Stick to the topic of the forum. This way information is easily categorized to make it easy for new members to access. Threads or posts that do not contain relevant information will be removed.

    2) Trolling - members who make a conscious effort to inflame or irritate others will be subject to warnings and/or bans.

    3) The discussion of politics and religion is irrelevant to good audio and is, therefore, not allowed on this forum.

    4) Pornography and violent images are not allowed on this forum. This includes posts about weapons or explosives. Duh.

    5) No baiting or fighting. Personal attacks, trouble making, inappropriate language, or any threatening or offensive behavior will not be tolerated.

    6) No spam. Any member soliciting spam will be warned and/or banned

    7) Do not brand bash. We're all in this together. Discuss what you like and dislike. But don't bash someone or something because you don't like it.

    8) Be respectful of new members. If it was only you and me on this forum, we'd have no fun and the whole industry would collapse. The truth is that the world needs people like us to show them the way to great audio. Welcome the newbies. For they will encourage the next generation of audiophiles. You donít want to be the last audiophile, do you?

    9) Forum rules & guidelines are not up for debate. This is not a democracy, but rather a private forum owned by Polk Audio. Anyone openly debating the rules we have set in place will be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I don't mind moderation, but sometimes it appears arbitrary and capricious. For example, the Emo buying Carver thread was closed for no apparent reason. Likewise, the thread about North Korea was also closed for no apparent reason. Both of those threads are valid discussion items, and the discussion was civil in both.
    There was plenty of reason to close those threads BF. One was the typical bashing of a certain product, and the other was a political thread. Both are against the rules.

    Nobody is that stupid on here that they don't understand these rules, they simply choose to ignore them. Why should the mods wait until a thread turns really nasty before closing it.

    This is not rocket science all that is required for threads to stay open is excercising maturity, and self control. If you choose not to do so or feel constrained by Polks rules by all means leave. Believe me this forum will continue on just fine without you, no one on here is indispensible except for Polk itself. They could just as easily close this forum then we are all screwed.

    I'd rather not have that happen, I'd rather report repeat offenders and have them timed out, banned or choose to leave rather than lose this forum. This company has been more than supportive to us both as a business and more than tolerant of some of the crap that goes on here, if they have decided to be less so than it would behoove us to control ourselves much better than we have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    There was plenty of reason to close those threads BF. One was the typical bashing of a certain product, and the other was a political thread. Both are against the rules.

    Nobody is that stupid on here that they don't understand these rules, they simply choose to ignore them. Why should the mods wait until a thread turns really nasty before closing it.

    This is not rocket science all that is required for threads to stay open is excercising maturity, and self control. If you choose not to do so or feel constrained by Polks rules by all means leave. Believe me this forum will continue on just fine without you, no one on here is indispensible except for Polk itself. They could just as easily close this forum then we are all screwed.

    I'd rather not have that happen, I'd rather report repeat offenders and have them timed out, banned or choose to leave rather than lose this forum. This company has been more than supportive to us both as a business and more than tolerant of some of the crap that goes on here, if they have decided to be less so than it would behoove us to control ourselves much better than we have been.
    Thank You Cathy.

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    Things get out of hand around here from time to time , But I believe due to passion for our hobby. We all don't agree on things and I think thats the beauty of this forum and why I'm still around after all these years/Decades.
    If we can check ourselves , we can have more civil threads. If someone needs to go , then I vote go. 3 strikes and all that.
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    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.

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