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Civility
We're not putting an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in place for now, but here is a gentle reminder of what is expected of posters. If the moderators are forced to put an AUP in place then there will be an increase in warnings and banning. No one wants this, including the moderators, so please take a moment before you post to think about what you are writing.

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08-07-2017 04:27 PM
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Lord Stanley Online
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RE: Civility
We'll keep this thread open for a bit to have people ask respectful questions. This is not the place to complain about other posters.
08-07-2017 05:31 PM
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Lord Stanley Online
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I Root For: NIU
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RE: Civility
(08-07-2017 05:26 PM)the_instigator Wrote:  Since this is suppose to be a moderated group at what point should a moderator step in and disallow the same posts that cause all the responses? Chicken or Egg scenario?

Posting the AUP is fine, but unless you do something it doesn't mean much.
At this point it has been allowed for way too long and the board has suffered.

Think of it this way: no one will be moderated for their opinion as long as you stay within the bounds of civility.

This is a place to talk NIU athletics and while it is clear some people have wildly divergent views, it's not a place for people to get so worked up that they make threats or call names. If someone's opinion on a subject is so antithetical to another's point of view, there are two options:

Ignore, or
Reasoned response

If there is not some semblance of moderation (of which there has been but which is never shared with the population as a whole) of people's posting styles then a message board will quickly devolve to the lowest common denominator, which is inevitably simple name calling.

Talk NIU sports. Enjoy the Huskies. Discuss X's and O's. Just don't make it personal.
08-07-2017 05:37 PM
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