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New Forum Rules

Posted by ImaJustSaying on March 15, 2011

As of lately, there have been a few commenters who are ‘attacking/criticizing’ other commenters and blog authors and I felt a need to establish rules in doing so.   I know I have once said this is a “no rules blog”, but now I feel compelled to implement a few rules that would allow TVTIME admin the opportunity to deal with commentors violating new rules as I implement them today.

The “Forum Rules” do not apply to

1. Staying on Topic

2. Commenting on the celebrity

The “Forum Rules” ONLY” apply to how commenters interact with each other.  I hope everyone understands the need for this.  and yes.. this does apply to me as well!  😉  (hence me posting the time and date these rules take effect.  Hey.. I make the rules  😉 )

Additionally, if you forget the rules, there is a link to a page (top left) that will assist your lack of  memory.  😉

I am hoping as we implement the “Forum Rules”, it will encourage more people to comment and join in.  We have thousands of lurkers (depending on the day) and I would like to encourage more opinions on the subject that is posted.  

The blog is reaching a larger audience and there are plans for more changes in layouts and forums for the community that is not specific to blog posts.  I hope everyone is on board!

           Welcome!  Please review the following rules. Use them as a guideline for posting on this blog as of 3/15/2011 7:00 pm est:

-USE A NAME. No anonymous posts. You must include a legitimate name or username. All anonymous posts will be removed, no matter how great the information is. By using a name/username here, it keeps the forums friendlier as well as allows us to get to know you.

-Users may not post under multiple names. Those doing so will be banned from posting on the forum.

-No personal attacks on other posters. It is reasonable to question or challenge another person’s ideas, but not ok to attack them as a person. No name calling, posts that question a person’s character, how they look, their sexuality, education level, religion, race, etc.

-If you have unfavorable comments about someone that posts here, keep them to yourself. Likewise, if someone personally attacks you, do not engage in back and forth with them. Ignore it. I will take care of the post if it violates forum rules.

-Yes, you are entitled to your opinions, but in posting them on this open forum you must also be prepared to be challenged on said opinion.

-Baiting or calling out members will result in a warning. Repeated behavior will be cause for ban.

-Your free expression here is not protected by the Bill of Rights since this is not a government-controlled institution. I may at any time, without prior notice and at my discretion, remove any posting.

-Remember, just because someone disagrees with your position on an issue does not make it a personal attack on you. Criticizing an idea is acceptable; attacking a person as an “idiot,” a “jerk,” or as any number of more colorful monikers is unacceptable — even if the person attacked you first, or you feel they “deserved it”. Let me handle any violations.

Your postings on this public forum will become public. The basic rules for discussions on “TVTIME101 are simple: be polite, do not be malicious, do not break the law, and do not post advertising messages.

If you have questions or concerns, please select the “CONTACT ME” link

UPDATE!!  These rules can change due to public opinion.. and mostly.. me!


71 Responses to “New Forum Rules”

  1. Olive the other Reindeer said

    IJS,,are u making fun of my religion? I am CAT-O-Lick….

    there r so many bad jokes there,,omg…

  2. Jelly...Peanut butter and Jelly....Jelly bean...whatever! said

    Thank you IJS. I appreciate that you have established rules for forum decorum. Hey that rhymes.
    Is ryhming okay?

  3. dy said

    Hi Jelly!

    Yay..”forum decorum’ that’s cute, you little poet that doesn’t know it you 🙂

  4. Jelly...Peanut butter and Jelly....Jelly bean...whatever! said

    LOL Dy!

  5. BobLHead said

    bring your pimento stuff ass back here (snicker)

  6. BobLHead said

    Jelly, forum decorum….LOL!

  7. Olive the Other Reindeer said

    ok BobL,,ya’ know you should waqtch what u wish for,,sometimes ,,I know all of u r saying ,,willthat ditzy blonde just GO! but noooooooooooo I am here to bother u all

    Where is TK????

  8. BobLHead said

    Morning Olive….bring it blondie!

  9. BobLHead said

    And don’t you DARE ever threaten to leave again! Or I’ll make a martini outta you!

  10. Say WHATTTT ! said

    IJS…. not personal????

    Buut your a Wanker!!! LMAO

    Love ya sis!

  11. Olive the Other Reindeer said

    u bring it glitter couldn’t think of anything
    well I prefer to be shaken,,not stirred…oh god not on my “A” game today

  12. donoSninkipsy said


  13. reerlittek said

    The interesting name of a site –, interesting this here is very good.
    I spent 3 hours searching in the network, until find your forum!

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