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Riverside Reptiles
05-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a new infraction added to the infraction system. It is for "Community Disruption". This infraction will be used when members cause problems by over posting, high jacking threads, or anything else that may disrupt the general flow around here. Going forward, we are also going to be a lot less tolerant of people that do cause these disruptions and will be using the infraction system more readily. The infraction system is also being revamped to be less forgiving. We don't like to have to ban anyone if possible. But those who don't respond to warnings and the infractions will have to go.

We're all here for our love of geckos. And we all need to try to get along. But we also can't allow the quality and integrity of the community to be spoiled by a few bad eggs. I still believe (as do many others) that we have the best resource of gecko information on the web. And we all need to work to keep it that way.

Holly12
05-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Um now what do you mean by over posting? are you saying that we can not post in other threads only one or maybe 2? Iam just asking so I understand I don't want to get into trouble if I know what Iam not supposed to do. :)

Riverside Reptiles
05-12-2009, 07:05 PM
Um now what do you mean by over posting? are you saying that we can not post in other threads only one or maybe 2? Iam just asking so I understand I don't want to get into trouble if I know what Iam not supposed to do. :)



The term "over posting" is intended for those that choose to come here and post an extraordinary amount of posts intentionally in order to make other people think that they're more experienced than they actually are. Nobody making a normal amount of posts has any worries.

Holly12
05-12-2009, 07:18 PM
Oh I see now so let me ask you this do you think that Iam over posting? cuz I come on here alot and post I do know alot of things when it comes to leopard geckos and crested geckos but I will tell ya this I don't know it all lol so you don't think that Iam over doing it by coming on here alot? :)

cliff_f
05-12-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh I see now so let me ask you this do you think that Iam over posting? cuz I come on here alot and post I do know alot of things when it comes to leopard geckos and crested geckos but I will tell ya this I don't know it all lol so you don't think that Iam over doing it by coming on here alot? :)

I think what he means by over posting is people that will post in half the thread and say stuff like "cool" "neat" just to get their post count up and not adding anything to the thread. If you are posting a lot and you are giving good info or posting legitimate questions don't worry about your post count. I don't think by any means he is trying to limit the amount of post you can do per day, week. Basically don't post stupid stuff.

Holly12
05-12-2009, 08:29 PM
Oh okay I get now sorry I sound dumb lol I was not understanding what he was saying okay good now I know Iam doing what is right and that is following the rule lol thanks for makeing it clear to what he ment sorry RiverSide for not understanding. :)

Riverside Reptiles
05-13-2009, 10:17 AM
I think what he means by over posting is people that will post in half the thread and say stuff like "cool" "neat" just to get their post count up and not adding anything to the thread. If you are posting a lot and you are giving good info or posting legitimate questions don't worry about your post count. I don't think by any means he is trying to limit the amount of post you can do per day, week. Basically don't post stupid stuff.


Exactly :idea:

Holly12
05-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Iam sorry RiverSide for not understanding what you ment I feel dumb I hope you are not mad at me.

Jamey and Brian
05-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Holly, thank you for asking! I wasn't sure what over posting meant either.

Holly12
05-13-2009, 09:47 PM
Holly, thank you for asking! I wasn't sure what over posting meant either.

Oh your welcome I feel beetter if I ask cuz if I do something that is breaking the rules then I could be into trouble or even banned so it is better to ask then not know. :)

Riverside Reptiles
05-14-2009, 10:47 AM
Let me make clear here that the intention is NOT to limit people from posting. This is a message forum...we want people to post! It is to keep people from disrupting the forums. If you're not disrupting the forums, you have nothing to worry about. Nobody is going to receive an infraction without a warning first. We're not out to get rid of members. None of us wants to have to give anyone an infraction. However, as the community grows, we do on occasion have users that for whatever reason don't seem to understand the concept of sharing quality information among the community. Some people seem to think that posting a large volume of posts (despite the lack of content) will somehow get them more respect here. When, in fact, it just makes them look stupid and diminishes the respect they receive. These are the people that this infraction is meant to be used for. If you're here, being a positive part of the community, you have nothing to worry about.

RFB2
05-14-2009, 12:15 PM
I think that is a great decision Ethan. Hopefully it will help keep some of the threads from getting slaughtered. The ignore feature doesn't work to well when you don't always log in.:)

PassPort
05-15-2009, 12:55 AM
Ethan, you're awesome.

hyposhawn
05-25-2009, 04:25 PM
The term "over posting" is intended for those that choose to come here and post an extraordinary amount of posts intentionally in order to make other people think that they're more experienced than they actually are. Nobody making a normal amount of posts has any worries.

I'll start posting more effective things. Sorry. I don't care about how many posts I have any more.