Social Deviancy Forum "Rules"

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Social Deviancy Forum "Rules"

Post by Venomous » Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:57 pm

Okay, listen up newbies...

Before you go making an ass of yourself in these forums, I want you to know exactly where you stand here. Basically, we only have two real rules here - if you post any content on these boards thay would be considered in violation of the law of the land where my server is geographically located (the USA), I will delete it as soon as I see it, without warning or question, before a higher power than me sees it and shuts my site down or worse. I'm not going to jail or losing my site defending your freedom of speech.

Do this repeatedly and I will delete your account and block your IP.

Also, anybody who tries to fuck around here (ie. hack attempts, random constant spamming, etc.) will have their account deleted and their IP address and a detailed account of their activities will be sent to their ISP (yes, I really do have that much free time on my hands!).

We're very big on free speech and anti-censorship here, and if you don't abuse that we'll all get along just fine. Basically, I will never give warnings, censor anything, edit your posts, or give you lectures on your posted content or opinions - I will just delete anything that could land my ass in the big house.

To summarize, for those of you who need it in small words:-

1) Don't post anything illegal that will get me into trouble for having it on the site.
2) Don't go out of your way to be an asshole and cause trouble.


We only have two types of user here: unrestricted, and banned. Please decide in advance which type of user you wish to be before posting.

Oh, and legitimate arguments/debates/flamewars are fine, but please keep them to the "Blood & Fire" forum so that people who don't give a crap about your opinions don't have to put up with them. Regular threads that become flamewars may also be moved there by admin, repeat regular offenders see above.

Otherwise, mi casa es su casa. Enjoy!
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Update to Forum Posting Rules

Post by Venomous » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:34 pm

In light of recent complaints about what should and shouldn't be "allowed" to be posted here on the SocDev Forum, I have decided to update the posting rules with a few more specific cases of what is and isn't suitable here, and what the repercussions of breaching these standards will be.

I still, as always, maintain a strong sentiment of anti-censorship, and am a firm supporter of genuine right to free speech, however in the interests of maintaining a community of people who aren't all just at eachothers throats over petty squabbles about post content, I have decided to implement the following additional posting guidelines:-

1) Please refrain from posting overly large embedded images in forum threads not intended for image posting. "Large" is a fairly subjective term, but generally means, in this context, any image more than about 400-500px. on it's longest side. If you have an enormous image you want to post, please feel free, but either post it in an appropriate pictures thread, or start a new thread for your post. This rule will not be heavily enforced, but I may ask you to remove or resize non-complying images, or remove them myself if need be.

2) Do not post images of the male penis. Not yours, not your friend's, your brother's, your dad's, your boyfriend's, not anybody's. This is the one noticable exception to my anti-censorship policy that I can't and won't justify rationally - in the end, it simply boils down to the fact that I, nor any of the current regular members of this site, want to see that. This isn't a gay porn site, or www.ratemycock.com, and frankly I don't want people who are Googling for pictures of naked men to come across SocDev and mistake it for a place to find and post cock shots. So please, keep it in your pants and off my site. This one will be enforced - I will delete all dick pics on sight with a warning, and if I have to delete three from anybody, they'll be banned, instantly and permanently.

3) Don't post utterly pointless 1-2 word posts that mean nothing. This includes posts that say nothing but "Hi!", or some random word not pertinent to the topic. An on-topic reply that is a response to the previous post, such as "No." or "Definately!" or something like that does not fall under this rule, though generally we'd prefer if you could try and do a bit better than that. But officially, this only applies to spam posts that mean nothing and serve no purpose. These posts will be deleted on sight, as will the accounts of people who persist on doing them after they've been warned a few times.

4) Last but not least, and I say this with reticence and quite informally, but please do try to not post dramatically off-topic responses in existing threads that have literally nothing whatsoever with the thread topic. Unlike most forums, we at SocDev accept that many times forum threads will slowly veer off the original topic, and we believe that's part of a good discussion board, as conversation by its very nature shifts and digresses. I will never complain about a thread becoming off-topic if it is through the nature course of dialog. But posts which make literally no reference to the topic or any previous post, and whose presence in a given thread is just flat out unexplainable, should be avoided. It's just as easy to hit "New Thread" as it is to hit "Post Reply", so please do so.

I hope this helps to make SocDev a more enjoyable and relaxed place to hang out in, without imposing a totalitarian sense of dictatorship and oppression that goes against what I believe a discussion forum should be.
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Post by Venomous » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:29 pm

On Monday, April 6th, 2015, SocDev member Jackie come up with an excellent description for this site. I don't remember how to edit the front welcome page of the site so I'm going to just post it here. Please read it in good health.

"Social deviancy was created by a guy who was banned from a forum for no apparent reason. He got so pissed he decided to create his own forum so he wouldn't be bothered with that kind of censorship anymore. Hence Social Deviancy was born. A handful of people joined over the years, and posted boring stuff no one would ever want to read even if they were really bored.

Over time, these members abandoned the site, until just one or two remained. Then I joined, and almost gave the site's creator a heart attack by this sudden shocking action. There hadn't been a new member in many years. I didn't post particularly unsettling things right away, until some time ago I made a few posts that were not so well received. People started getting angry, they foamed at their mouth, they slammed on their keyboard from pure rage. One of them, I suspect, even committed suicide.(can you confirm that, spirochete?) Suddenly things started to get a little more serious, a little more deviant, and that was something this site had never seen before.

What happened is I used something called freedom of speech. A new concept for the members we had at that time. Which bring me to your question. What exactly is it? Freedom of expression means everyone must allow everyone to write and post anything they desire, which means allowing that which you do not approve of. This includes taking another member's personal pictures from social media, photoshopping them to make it look like they are having sex with a goat, and then posting it here. Some forum owners would call the police if that happened, but here on SD no one is going to make a fuss about it. Okay, maybe some will, but you know what I mean.

Basically, so long as it's not illegal you're allowed to post it. Most forums will see you banned if you aren't being an asskissing, politically correct two-faced lair. You do not have to worry about that here; vicious scumbaggery will win you brownie point everywhere else, but not on SD. Just do what I do, and be yourself."

This was so well said that I didn't want it to be lost in the bowels of the forum, and that I think it's something anybody considering joining the site should take a moment to read. Thanks.
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