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New rules for frothers

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:39 pm
by webmaster
OK so you frothers know us as your favourite bastion of lawlessness in a sea of restricted and stifling moderation. Some may be aware that this deep-seated commitment to the low-mod model is a function not only of our belief in freedom of expression and love of the 'C' word but of our complete and utter laziness.

But every now and then a new rule is required because someone managed to find a way to make it a little less fun and a little more work. Probably not maliciously but like a lovely joke that sadly got out of hand and killed a small bus-full of children it does require a slight modification of the procedures that get followed and adds a little to everyone's work.

So are society's built, and as Hammurabi would say, "What a fucking nuisance having to clean those kids out of the irrigation system, better make sure that doesn't happen again".

A small amendment has been made to the FAQs, with the approval of the FU!UK Committee, which shall be repeated here for reference so that being a lazy shit is no excuse for not reading it. Hopefully this will not result in any riotous assemblies demanding a return to past freedoms, but just in case the rubber nazi flamethrower dudes will be "on maneouvres" for the next few days.

FAQ new rule wrote:There is one exception to our laissez-faire attitude to moderation. Frothers want a secure and relaxed environment where they are free to abuse each other without impediment, so to preserve our sanctum of anarchy we will take action against anyone abusing the forum itself.

In addition to the aforementioned spam and porn posts this includes creating spoof accounts (where it is not obvious that the account is a spoof), hijacking usernames or accounts, posting a rude word 400,000 times without spaces to fuck up the page formatting and anything else that gives everyone (especially the moderators) a massive headache without being in the least bit funny.

Having a larf is fine, and if you are pushing the limits our first action will be a gentle nudge, but deliberate and repeated abuse will result in the webmaster sending his fighting uruk-monkeys to your house to move all of your furniture around while you are out.

No doubt some of you excellent creative types will find new and ingenious ways to spoil everyone's enjoyment of the site to the extent that more rules will need to be grudgingly knocked together in the future and applied by the unpaid servants of the site. Just be aware that people who do such things on purpose are known, in the vernacular, as shit-licking zombie-fiddlers, have no friends, and never will.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:52 pm
by pete
You removed all mention of the use of uruk-monkeys, for retaliation.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:53 pm
by Rev Nice
Ooo, that sounds juicy!
So someone really did break Frothers!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:58 pm
by pete

it falls over every three months (and deletes the accounts of ginger people) to give us all something to talk about.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:58 pm
by Citizen Sade
It's a sad day when Frothers lurches alarmingly to the dark teutonic side.

Al 'The pub landlord' Murray wrote:Where would we be without rules? France! And where would we be with too many rules? Germany!"

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:31 pm
by White Knight
Yes but this rule was particularly necessary to prevent me from impersonating Rev Nice the next time his account gets nuked... :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:32 pm
by The Stig
so its there to stop identity theft?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:33 pm
by White Knight
Mainly. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:35 pm
by Rev Nice
What no one has realised yet, is that I've actually been White Knight all along.

(Even White Knight didn't know it. I am the dark side of his subconcious. The part that tells him to install shower cams.)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:45 pm
by White Knight
Ssssh. Don't let the cat out of the bag. We have more influence if they think we're to separate people.. :dodgy: