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  1. #1
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    Threadiquette & Forum Rules Updates ~ Ask Your Questions Here

    The threads should be topic specific and we should all try and stay on topic as much as possible.
    Because there were general discussion threads open, there is confusion where to post things.
    If we keep the threads more focused that confusion will disappear.
    If you have a thread called The Smiths it doesn't tell anyone what belongs on it.

    if you have a thought about something, look and see if it is being discussed. if it is ,bump that thread and continue discussion there. Don't start a thread just to ask a single yes or no question. Look and see if your question fits into a topic. if you have a new topic idea and it is not being discussed go ahead and start a new thread. be sure to search first.

    Please don't post the same thing on 2 threads. I know it may have overlap and can go on two threads, but please pick the best one or we have parallel discussions going on.

    Think about being able to retirve information at trial or as new developments come up. It is hard to isolate discussion in a general discussion or broad topic thread, but it is easy to find a specific topic and update it with information.

    You will get into a groove before you know it and follow the lead of posters that have been here a but longer.They can be very helpful and provide guidance if you are unsure.

    Thank you! the goal is to be able to discuss every aspect of the case and devote threads to those apsects.

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    Regarding facebook,twitter, and myspace you can link but do not cut and paste. But the goal is to really only link to those that are directly linked to a case.

    exception***IF IT IS A NEWS STATION TWEET YOU MAY COPY THE TWEET BUT BE SURE TO PROVIDE A LINK.***exception
    Please do not copy any other tweets, just link.


    IOW, we don't want to post to someone's mother, brother, employer, milkman , or postal carrier just because they know the main player. It just gets too invasive and half the time we are not even sure it is the right person. When a post starts out, I found 5 people with this name do you you think any of these are [insert person here]? that is not a good thing.
    It will often be up to mod discretion as to who can and cannot be linked, but the general rule of thumb is if they are named in the media specifically as having some role or are being questioned or have information then you are probably safe to link. No screen caps and no cutting and pasting of comments or posts from any site. If a social media is set to private and you get in the back way and post what you see, that is not a good thing!Private means private.
    Just imagine it is you if you cannot decide and you shoulod be able to figure out if it is ok.
    You are free to discuss what you may come upon,but if it is just a lot of gossip and rumor it won't fly. People open facebook accounts and post whatever they want and to carry that as some sort of inside info is careless. but, sometimes there is really valuable information that may even come into evidence as in the Caylee Anthony case.So, if you know for a fact it is the right person and they are named outright in the msm as someone linked to the case it should be fine. IF IT IS A MINOR DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!
    If something was posted as public and then removed you might be able to post it, it is up to te mod of the forum and it depends on who, what, when and where.
    The mods are listed at the bottom right of the forum under the index, they can generally help. If not, they will ask admin for guidance and we will all decide what is best.

    Generally we try not to invade everyone's privacy and if the linked information has no bearing on anything, then leave it out.

    We moderate here. Some people love it and some people hate it. Up to you to stay or go, choice is yours. Complaining about our rules doesn't help. if you have a suggestion or think of a better way, bring it on! We are far from perfect and welcome your input as long as it is civil and basically polite.
    More later.
    Last edited by JBean; 11-11-2010 at 11:31 AM.

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    >> is it okay for me to post something I think is against the rules and just put 'a mod can delete it if it's against the rules'?<<
    This right here will get you a time out.
    We don't read every post
    If people are giving you some advice, they probably are trying to save you a TO. It is up to you to know the rules. We try and let each poster know what is going on when they screw up, but sometimes it is just too much and the mods can't be sending everyone a personal run down on the rules. PLEASE ALERT on an offending post or one that is breaking the rules. Don't quote it and carry it through the thread. the thread will end up pulled for review until a moderator can get to cleaning it up. The more time it takes the longer the thread with all your hard work will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    JBean, whenever you wander back through...would you rather that the "regulars" remind the newbies of the rules or that we back off? It can be a little difficult to keep track of everything, especially since the rules are a bit fluid. (That's not a bad thing, but it takes a while for the word to get around when they change.)
    good question. If the old timers want to politely let the newbies know when they have broken one of the mechanical type rules as we are talking about here,(copyright, linking to "bad sites,etc) then that is helpful. But when it gets into admonishing one another then it gets a little annoying. It is bad enough to have mods breathing down your neck, but throw a few hundred posters on that and it is a little much.

    If you see that one older poster has let someone know that they broken one of the fluid, mechanical-procedural type rules we probably don't need 10 people telling that person as well.

    BIG BIG Exception to this is if you see rude,OT, namecalling, hostile,trollish,attacking,argumentative type rule breaking. Those types of a posts should be alerted on (little triangle in the top right corner of each post) and not addressed in any way at all by other members. Those are vacationing type posts and you should alert, ignore and scroll right by. If you tell someone you are going to ignore them or that they are being rude or otherwise attack them back , you may find yourself on a no expenses paid vacation as well.

    Does that help?

    ETA: Regarding alerts. The alerts go to the moderators mailboxes. They are not online all the time. So, if time goes by and the offensive post is not acted upon, it may be because no one has been online to look at it yet. please don't threaten us in the alert text box about what you will do if we don't do what you want immediately; and don't alert on the same post over and over. We all volunteer and do the best we can. thanks.

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    If a thread falls to the back page, just post on it and that will "bump" it to the front page. No need to start a new one

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    Since Kyron's adult family members names are being used in public by LE and all over the MSM, may we now use them here as well? Bio-step-this-and-that, sounds so clinical!

    Thanks!

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    Yes, we can. We usually use initials for easier posting.

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    Do NOT mention minors other than Kyron. Not his classmates, his family or any other minor in the whole wide world. You can link to a major news media site and discuss what is written on the site, but do not copy over the minor's name or pictures to this forum.

    They are kids!!! Respect that. I have zero tolerance when it comes to minors. Please know that.

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    NO sleuthing adoption issues at this time. If/when a family member is named an official POI, we will allow an in depth analysis of family dynamics.

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    We are not sleuthing family members, other than Terri.

    Do NOT start posting about resumes, schools attended, organizations that the family members belong to, bra size or anything else of that nature.
    Last edited by Kimster; 07-07-2010 at 01:04 AM. Reason: updated


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    Unless someone can provide the mods with a link, there will not be any more discussion about Kyron being ADHD. We have zero evidence to back this statement. Autism Spectrum Disorder or any other unpublished reports about Kyron.

    If you'd like to discuss the percentage of body builders who use steroids and whether it has a long term affect on people, please start a thread in the Jury Room. Once a thread is started, I'll add it to this post so others know where to discuss the issue. There is no evidence that Terri took steroids.
    Last edited by grandmaj; 06-22-2010 at 12:05 PM.

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    There is still some question about the body building issue. You can link to pics on approved sites, but you can not post pics on this site. And we aren't going to discuss whether she had breast implants or gained weight or any of that type of gossip.

    Discussing that her history of body building might be why she went to the gym or things of that nature are okay to discuss.

    The rules can be simple when we think them through:

    1) Can it be linked to an approved internet site
    and
    2) How does this tie in with why Kyron is missing?

    If you find a link to a blog site, you must have prior approval before posting it. You can find that basic guideline here: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107206"]*~* Welcome Members and Guests to Kyron's Forum *~* - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    Do NOT mention minors other than Kyron. Not his classmates, his family or any other minor in the whole wide world. You can link to a major news media site and discuss what is written on the site, but do not copy over the minor's name or pictures to this forum.

    They are kids!!! Respect that. I have zero tolerance when it comes to minors. Please know that.
    BUMPING UP!!!! This is serious business here! I'll use the ray gun on this one without blinking an eye.

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    I just posted a website that had maps of the area Kyron has gone missing form. The address is *** out. Do I need to delete that post? TIA!

    Sorry, I am new. I went ahead and deleted to be on the safe side.
    Last edited by Day Dreamer; 06-20-2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Day Dreamer View Post
    I just posted a website that had maps of the area Kyron has gone missing form. The address is *** out. Do I need to delete that post? TIA!

    Sorry, I am new. I went ahead and deleted to be on the safe side.
    If the links show up with asterisks we can't post them here.

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