Threadiquette and more

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by JBean, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    The threads should be topic specific and we should all try and stay on topic as much as possible.
    Because there were so many 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.
    So break your thread into topics about specific things about the Smiths
    1. Tammis' background
    2. Arrest- release information
    3. Timeline surrounding gabriels disappearance
    4. Evidence to date

    and so on.
    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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  3. Bforster

    Bforster New Member

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    "Threadiquette" I love it!!!
     
  4. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    JBean, I hope it's okay to ask this here. There are constant questions about the rules on posting from Facebook and Myspace. Could you please address:

    - is paraphrase and link the allowed way to post from FB/MS?
    - is it allowed to post a screencap of FB/MS?
    - is it allowed to post a screencap of FB/MS that's captured from a news video?
    - what if the FB/MS posting has been deleted, but we have a copy of it?
    - what if the FB/MS posting has been deleted, but it's posted somewhere on the net?
    - what if I can't link to it - can I discuss it anyway?
    - what if I really really really want to post it anyway even though everybody is telling me it's against the rules?
    - 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'?

    Also, could you address posting emails? Two types of emails - an email one of us may have received directly, and an email someone else claims to have received and has posted on the internet.
    - Can these be posted even though there's no way to verify it's a real email? If so, how should they be posted?
    - If we can't post them, can we still discuss them even though we can't substantiate them?

    Also, could I have a :beagle: please?

    It would be so helpful just to be able to link to this info as these questions come up frequently.

    Thank you!
     
  5. debloree

    debloree New Member

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    I made some new threads and tried my best to bring some of the old posts to them in some type of order. I hope they are ok? If not please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thanks.
     
  6. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    you are doing great debloree and thank you.
    BeanE I will answer your post in a little bit.
     
  7. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    feel free to leave me questions here and I will answer as I am able.
     
  8. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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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.

    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. 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.
     
  9. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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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.
     
  10. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Also, could I have a :beagle: please?

    Yes, but you have to feed it ,walk it, and clean up its poop.
     
  11. DaneBramage

    DaneBramage Inactive

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    Thanks for the thread! Mods are often unappreciated out in the Interwebz...
     
  12. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    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.)
     
  13. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    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.
     
  14. WholeLottaRosie

    WholeLottaRosie Dancing on a moonbeam!

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    Thanks, JBean. What a great thread. Let me just say, I REALLY appreciate this and will probably reread often. ;o)
     
  15. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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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 :)
     
  16. JBean

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    If an administrator or a mod comes in and really screws up your threads, they can be given a TO. However good luck getting someone to fix their mess while they are gone on TO.
     
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    Could you please tell me how to move a post to another thread, never done this yet, I did read the faqs, but not sure how, Thank you,
     
  18. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Actually you cannot. you can copy and paste it. But I can actually move it for you.
     
  19. JBean

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    As you can see I have put myself on Time out for disturbing the threads.
    Please link any posts you want moved to the right thread right here and tell me what thread you want it in and I will fix it tonight.

    link the post AND link the thread

    so sorry but it's not too bad.
     
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    BeanE Inactive

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    Please move Posts:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4768873&postcount=34"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Psych Profile- Elizabeth Johnson[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4771718&postcount=35"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Psych Profile- Elizabeth Johnson[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769058&postcount=19"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769775&postcount=78"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769800&postcount=79"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769806&postcount=80"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769813&postcount=81"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4769830&postcount=82"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Tammi Peters Smith- Background[/ame]



    To Thread:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95151"]Tammi Peters Smith Psych Profile and indicators - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]


    (after you get off timeout, of course) :dance: :angel:
     
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