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Oct 21, 2016 21:21 |  #1

Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.


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Oct 21, 2016 22:11 |  #2

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

Conduct yourself like you're in church & you won't have any problems here. And welcome to POTN!


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Oct 21, 2016 22:18 |  #3

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

That was written by people interested in developing a photography forum. Not lawyers. It is obviously a catch-all to allow ownership/moderation the ability to deal with any situation whether it is specifically addressed in the written rules or not. In short, you and everyone else is a guest here. Act accordingly.


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Oct 22, 2016 07:05 |  #4

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

Rule 3.6 says something about religion and politics.




  
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Oct 22, 2016 07:16 |  #5

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

There is only one rule and that is: You Must Obey All the Rules.


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Oct 22, 2016 10:41 |  #6

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18163443 (external link)
Conduct yourself like you're in church & you won't have any problems here. And welcome to POTN!

Roll around on the floor, handle rattlesnakes, cry and scream in tongues, sacrifice chickens and smear blood around?

Don't really want anything to do with churches. Especially those that believe in cannibalism like bread and wind literally turn to flesh and blood.

Just asked as the 'rule' doesn't make sense and looks like so many as a catch-all for censorship.


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Oct 22, 2016 10:47 |  #7

Deardorff wrote in post #18163817 (external link)
Roll around on the floor, handle rattlesnakes, cry and scream in tongues, sacrifice chickens and smear blood around?

Don't really want anything to do with churches. Especially those that believe in cannibalism like bread and wind literally turn to flesh and blood.

Just asked as the 'rule' doesn't make sense and looks like so many as a catch-all for censorship.

Why are you here?


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Oct 22, 2016 11:22 |  #8

Deardorff wrote in post #18163817 (external link)
Just asked as the 'rule' doesn't make sense and looks like so many as a catch-all for censorship.

I understand the business about unwritten rules as a reminder to use common sense.


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Oct 22, 2016 11:32 |  #9

Deardorff wrote in post #18163817 (external link)
Roll around on the floor, handle rattlesnakes, cry and scream in tongues, sacrifice chickens and smear blood around?

Don't really want anything to do with churches. Especially those that believe in cannibalism like bread and wind literally turn to flesh and blood.

Just asked as the 'rule' doesn't make sense and looks like so many as a catch-all for censorship.

If you don't like censorship then you might be interested to know that censorship features are built into every member account. A member can place any other member on an 'ignore list', blocking all of the activities of the ignored member from view. For future reference if you don't like the terms of service, not accepting them and moving on is a more mutually beneficial approach than accepting them and making a stink about it.


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Oct 22, 2016 13:48 |  #10

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.
If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?
Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

You need to get more out of your own bubble. The world is full of unwritten rules. You don't spit in somebodies face and do don't poop on somebody else' lawn. If you go to an other country / place / family you'll care about them and figure out how to be a good guest. Unwritten rules are what holds societies together and it is up to the newcomer to figure them out.


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Oct 22, 2016 14:12 |  #11

The unwritten rules:


  1. Do not question the rules, especially the unwritten ones
  2. Do not ask for a list of the unwritten rules
  3. Do not expect a response to the questioning of any of the rules, especially the unwritten ones
  4. At any time whatsoever, any of the unwritten rules may be reclassified to be written rules


The unspoken rules:

  • Never use your left hand to hold the camera grip, use only your right hand, as it is a violation of the rules of photographic etiquette to use your left hand for anything except the basest of tasks.
  • Do not wipe your optics or blow your nose with Kimwipes, or risk damage to both.

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Oct 23, 2016 07:29 |  #12

Deardorff wrote in post #18163419 (external link)
Signing up says I agree to the rules, written and unwritten.

If they are unwritten how does one know what they are?

Does not seem like a rational statement at all, more like religious crap.

Heh!

There is a "written" rule that says, simply, "Don't be a jerk"...

But, since people vary widely in their interpretations of a statement like that, there is at times the need for a moderator to step in, either to ask for better manners, or if needed to either delete a post, lock a thread from further comments, or even remove a thread. So, maybe it's not just one person being a jerk, but maybe a whole thread gets too messy...and then an "unwritten rule" may have to go to work!

But for most of us, well, we see the POTN forum as a good-natured community, we are happy to interact in positive ways, nothing "like religious crap" about it!


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Oct 23, 2016 07:46 |  #13

Whoa. Just a friendly heads-up; this isn't a regular unmoderated insult-fest drivel-fueled forum in any way.


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