Music Rules - Updated March 4th 2010

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Music Rules - Updated March 4th 2010

Postby SecondTalon » Fri May 30, 2008 2:53 pm UTC

1. Gay, Homosexual, Faggot, and other terms I'm neglecting to mention aren't appropriate descriptions. Such terms will be changed to whatever word happens to pop in my head at the time, regardless of how grammatically correct the new word is. Like aardvark, or phlegm. If I'm feeling nice. I may just delete the whole thing, regardless of any other content.

2A - No links to copyrighted materials. It's on the internet for free. We know. If we cared enough, we'd find it ourselves. Don't try and be clever or coy about it, just don't do it.
2B - No asking for copyrighted materials to be posted or sent. This includes asking for invites to member-only file sharing sites. I don't want to see an invite-swapping thread here.

3. Watch the flamebaiting/Disguised Postcount +1. Don't just say "X Singer is terrible" or "X Band is the best ever!". Elaborate. The only thing more annoying than a post saying "X sucks" in the middle of a giant thread discussing it's merits is a giant thread of nothing but "Oh me yarm I love them!" with no other content.

4. Don't Be A Dick. High Culture is a pretty relaxed, free place. I like it like that. A certain amount of banter is to be expected and I'm fine with that. Calling a particular person an idiot... I'd really rather you didn't, and should someone call you an idiot, I'd prefer that you not respond in kind, but generally speaking if it's just a post or two, I'm going to let it slide. We're all relaxed, happy friends here, and I want it to stay that way.

That said, I will not tolerate insulting entire groups of people. I won't tolerate continued insults and belittlement. I won't tolerate constant jackassery...which is fairly ill-defined, I know. I suppose that if a thread is going along fine, someone enters the thread and says something, and an argument breaks out... well, okay. Heated posts for a little bit are one thing. Two pages of arguing are something else. There's a line in there somewhere and like pornography, I can't define it but I know it when I see it.

I have been given the tools to deal with this in a more effective manner, and as I'd much rather spend my moderating time merging like posts and deleting spam rather than being a playground chaperone, I plan on using this tool when I deem it necessary.

This tool doesn't remove you from Gaming, or Food, or Comics. It removes you from High Culture. So, yes, if you're being a jackass in Books it doesn't matter how much you've contributed to Movies - you're gone. I'm tired of dealing with it.

This is your warning.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby 1337geek » Sat May 31, 2008 3:13 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:2. No links to copywritten materials.

Copyrighting and copywriting are two totally different activities.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:15 pm UTC

See, this is why I need a personal editor.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby ChocloManx » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:00 am UTC

Yeah man! Music ruuules!
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Re: Music Rules

Postby Cheese » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:58 pm UTC

ChocloManx wrote:Yeah man! Music ruuules!
Does this count as disguised?

And yes, yes it does.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby ZLVT » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:09 am UTC

So, what about threads about mp3 sites? For those of us poor bastards that can't get bit torrent/Pirate bay 'till daddy brings my new ubuntu* computer to canberra with all my happy admin priviledges.

*Note, it it pronounced with the u sound in "oops" or a short version of "moon". It is in fact a Zulu word meaning compassion/humanity. Comming from the root "ntu" meaning person.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:16 am UTC

Er.. sure, you can throw up links and discuss mp3 websites that deal solely in 100% free media. Sites that throw up disc rips are a no go.

Seriously, what part of #2 isn't crystal clear? I ask because.. I don't see how it's being obtuse or vague or allowing for wiggle room. If the site's got music that's defined as free - either the artist threw it up on a website or made it clear that it's free to distribute, then there's no problem.
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Re: Music Rules

Postby ZLVT » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:36 am UTC

I assumed the purpose for #2 was to stop the forum becoming an mp3 sharing site and so that the RIAA doesnt swoop down and kill us all. In which case, posting links to places where mp3's could be found but not the mp3 its self would be ok.

Obviously i meant "illegal" mp3's
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Re: Music Rules

Postby Clumpy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:55 pm UTC

I would assume that all copyrighted links should go into the "Relationships" subforum which requires you to log on before viewing :) .
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Re: Music Rules

Postby Jesse » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:53 pm UTC

If it could get us in trouble, keep it to PM's or e-mails.
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Re: Music Rules - Updated Nov 06 2008

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:07 pm UTC

Alright.. clarified #2, I believe. Yes, I could have made it #2 and #3, but this way I can just yell "Rule #2!" at various things and be done with it.
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Re: Music Rules - Updated Nov 06 2008

Postby teh_gurkerer » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:58 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:3. Watch the flamebaiting/Disguised Postcount +1. Don't just say "X Singer is terrible" or "X Band is the best ever!". Elaborate. The only thing more annoying than a post saying "X sucks" in the middle of a giant thread discussing it's merits is a giant thread of nothing but "Oh me yarm I love them!" with no other content.
Best rule ever, the asymmetry of "You're expected to have detailed and 'constructive' and 'gently brought' rationale to why you don't like some-one or some-thing but 'It rules!' suffices." is inscrutably widespread. I præfer to reject 'If you don't have any-thing nice to say don't say any-thing at all.' and substitute 'If you don't have any-thing new to say don't say any-thing at all.', I still think the 'no flaming' versus 'Oh me yarm you rock'-allowed is some-thing I'd like to see leave. But I shall have to accept until I take over the world with some ancient Maya artefact that such is the way it strangely goes.
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Re: Music Rules - Updated Nov 06 2008

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:47 pm UTC

The structure of your sentences does not match your vocabulary. Do you have a point, or are you just postin' in a rulez thread?
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Re: controlled sonic assault Rules - Updated March 4th 2010

Postby Midnight » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:15 am UTC

why sonic assault? what sparked this?
uhhhh fuck.
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Re: controlled sonic assault Rules - Updated March 4th 2010

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:13 pm UTC

Music. Not just sonic assault. There's a difference, and it mostly lies in intent.
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