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Old 09-12-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default New Draft of the short rules

I wrote these rules a few months ago, and would like to draft them now. My purpose was to make certain rules more clear and also describe certain problems in more detail. Nothing really new here, just what we've been going by. If no one has issues, these rules will be implemented as soon as possible. If issues arise, we'll edit the rules to fit what people want.


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Old 09-12-2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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Sounds good; do you think you could list the SSN chat as another place to go for talking soakers?
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:05 AM   #3
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No, that list is exclusively for message boards. I'm sorry, but a chat won't be appearing there. There's plenty of forums as far as I am concerned.

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Old 06-19-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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now i will be more aware of the rules of this site
thank's for that ben i will take it to heart.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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Please people - if you've been directed at the rules, don't comment on them here - do it in whichever thread you were directed from.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by joannaardway
Please people - if you've been directed at the rules, don't comment on them here - do it in whichever thread you were directed from.
Senital could have seen the link to this thread in Ben's recent announcement--in which case there would be no original thread to comment in. In fact, this might be helpful, because this extremely important thread was bumped in the process! I'd rather see acknowledgement of announcements than nothing.

EDIT: I guess somebody stickied this thread, which is also a good idea.
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