Important Messages from Iain

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A reminder of the non-negotiable rules

Hi All,

Below is a reminder of the rules. The iainabernethy.com forum has always been a very positive message board and this is due in no small part to the rules and the strict enforcement of the them by members and moderators alike. Please be sure to read, understand and post in accordance with them.

Everyone has a part to play in ensure that this forum is as we all like it to be, so please don't hesitate to let me know if any posters are thought to be in breach of these rules.

All the best,

Iain

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Something for the regulars!

Hi All,

All forum regular contributors and readers will want to read this:

http://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/news/websites-secret-twitter-feed

I hope you find it useful!

All the best,

Iain

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Yodan thread deleted

HI All,

I’ve just deleted a thread discussing an application to Heian Yodan. While the vast majority of what was in the tread was totally fine; there were a few places where the general  tone was not in-keeping with the nature of the forum. There was some great information in the thread which I was keen not to lose, but there were so many posts (all referencing one another) that to try to edit it back to what it should be, and still have a meaningful coherent thread, was impossible. I therefore took the nuclear option of deleting the whole thread. Sorry folks.

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CAPTCHA Changes

Hi Folks,

I know the CAPTCHA thing has been problematic for some users. I’ve therefore made some changes! When you now start a new thread, you will be asked to answer a basic maths question (all very simple!) as opposed to identifying distorted images. There is now no form of test required to reply to posts.

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A reminder of how we do things here

Hi All,

Here is a link to the site rules everyone agreed to in order to become a member: http://iainabernethy.co.uk/site-rules

In light of some recent posts that were not in keeping with the tone of the board (all now deleted) I would like to post this general reminder and draw particular attention to some key aspects of how we do things here.

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Spam lookalikes need not apply!

One of the problems of the success of this forum (I like good problems :-) is that the spam bots are desperate to get in here! As you know, all memberships are approved by me. It would help greatly in the sometimes time-consuming “spam / not spam” process if all potential members would avoid looking like spam. I have a zero-tolerance “delete unapproved profile, ask questions later” approach to this task :-)

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Where has Iain been this week!? :-)

Hi All,

I was in Germany last week for three days, I’ve been pretty ill through the week, and I set off for the USA at 3am tomorrow. All of this has meant I’m way behind on this forum and other things too. I know there are a lot of posts here that need videos embedded etc. Also plenty of good threads I want to play my part in. However, time and energy have been against me this week so please bear with me. I’ll be back next week and with your understanding it won’t take too long to get back on top of things. As I say please bear with me. I’ll be back! :-)

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IMPORTANT: Please remember to quote correctly

Hi All,

Please be sure to use the quote function. It saves me having to tidy up your posts in order to keep them as readable as possible.

To quote someone you can either use the quote button on their post, and then delete the irrelevant bits … or you can type the code in by hand.

I have to do this wrong to prevent it making the code into an actual quote, but essentially you start the quote with a square bracket “[“, the word “quote”, an “=” sign, the name of the person being quoted and then a closing square bracket “]”

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IMPORTANT: Email message / "Page not found"

Hi All,

The following message was sent to all members today. If you’ve followed the link here from the email and the website says “Page Not Found” it’s because you have not logged in. If you log in, you’ll be able to read the message.

All the best,

Iain

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If your post has been deleted today, then stop it!

Hi All,

For those who need reminding, please remember that all condescending and argumentative posts will be deleted. Persistent offenders will have their membership revoked.

Debate is good, but we need the right tone to be maintained at all times. This morning I have deleted a number of posts due to an incorrect tone being exhibited. While I always aim to privately message people to explain why posts have been deleted, that is not possible today as I’ve a number of appointments to keep and time is short.

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