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#1 mrsspookypants

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:09 PM

We are currently working to update the Member Guidelines here in the Ghostvillage community. You can read through a copy of the current Guidelines that are in place here: Ghostvillage Member Guidelines

I would like to hear from you, the ones who use the GV Community the most, as to what changes/addition/updates you would like to see in the Guidelines.

You can post your thoughts here to share and discuss with others. If you don't feel comfortable with that, you can send me a PM or an email (mrsspookypants@ghostvillage.com) and it will remain confidential.

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#2 Robot

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

Is it felt there is a need to update?

I feel the "Village" is "reasonable" with the current guidelines, just my 2 cents.
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#3 mrsspookypants

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:29 PM

Robot,

Thanks for chiming in!

Unfortunately, there is a need to update. As technology continues to advance, the guidelines need to be updated in order to address certain issues.

Keep in mind, the guidelines are not there to censor or punish, but are there in order to attempt to be fair and keep the village running smoothly.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

Robot,

Thanks for chiming in!

Unfortunately, there is a need to update. As technology continues to advance, the guidelines need to be updated in order to address certain issues.

Keep in mind, the guidelines are not there to censor or punish, but are there in order to attempt to be fair and keep the village running smoothly.


Thanks for the info!
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#5 Laurie Ann

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:51 PM

~The only thing I don't like is when I see a new post & I go to click on it, then I see pictures of naked people. Now granted, it's been awhile since this happened and thank goodness it was taken down as soon as it was brought to the Mods attention. I just wish there was a way that once the computer here at GV senses some type of "red flag" from these never-ending trolls, it would go through the Mods first before being posted. Can you tell I don't know squat about computers? lol

Other than that, I think this place is being ran very smoothly. Even when there's a disagreement, there's so much to be learned from both sides & for the most part, folks tend to keep the attitudes at the door. And eventually, the newbies learn the ropes too on how to act accordingly to one another.

Thank you, Mrsspookypants for the chance to try to help give ideas.
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#6 aloha_spirit

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:58 PM

Laurie Ann, are you suggesting that all posts from people who just join must be approved by Moderators before they are made visible to other Villagers?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:25 AM

~With all the many new villagers joining every minute of the day, I know that would not only be impossible but a pain.

What I meant was when a newbie posts a link to another websight, maybe the upgrade to GV would catch onto a "red flag" with that link and put a halt to it before it gets onto the boards. I know it sounds strange & I don't know 'jack' about computers, but it was just an idea.
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#8 mrsspookypants

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:35 AM

Laurie Ann.....good suggestion but at this time we can not control who is able to post links. What we will be doing is "blacklisting" certain links so that they can not be displayed on the boards. It may help in curtailing some of it but spammers are like a nasty virus....they adapt/mutate very quickly.

Also, keep in mind...this isn't an "upgrade" to the GV system/software. This is updating the Member Guidelines to address the new issues that can arise in the community.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:15 PM

Hi Mrs. Spookypants,

Thanks for giving us the opurtunity to comment & give input on the guidelines. It is much appreciated.

Really, these seem pretty solid and comprehensive to me.

The one suggestion I have is that perhaps you could include a blurb about what someone can expect when posting photos & other evidence for review.

It seems many times people are hurt or offended if they recieve opinins that differ from what they expected. That will sometimes end with the person getting defensive and the discussion becoming heated. I wonder if a little advanced explanation would help people to be prepared for the inevitable variety of opinions they will recieve.

Regards, Canis

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#10 mrsspookypants

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:59 PM

Good suggestion Caniswalensis...thanks for the input!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:33 AM

Can't speak for all of the mods, but I believe most of us have some form of disclaimer regarding posting in the threads we cover that explains difference of opinions. Now if there was just some way to get some members to read it once in a while...

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 08:20 AM

Can't speak for all of the mods, but I believe most of us have some form of disclaimer regarding posting in the threads we cover that explains difference of opinions. Now if there was just some way to get some members to read it once in a while...



What is this "read" you speak of??? :Wall:
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

:) :D One of the member guidelines talks about copywrited material. If I am not mistaken mrsspookypants that would include the lyrics from Tears For Fears you place at the bottom of each of your posts.

Sorry, but I couldn't help myself. I love that song. Actually the guidelines are clear and straight forward. I see nothing to change or update except maybe the wording. We all just need to read them from time to time and initial that we read them just to keep them fresh in our minds.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:14 AM

Yeh, they are pretty clear, just like the above posts state, maybe a warning of what to expect, that many pictures or experience ect are often debunked and not to get offended by this, as it is nothing peronal? This might help stop people getting huffy when someone doesnt agree with them.

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#15 mrsspookypants

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:50 AM

Thank you for pointing that out Sharon....it has been fixed.

Leonie, that is actually stated in the Welcome message in the evidence section and it still doesn't help. I will see what I can work into the guidelines. Unfortunately, no matter what we put out there, you will always have those that let personal feeling get in the way or those they just like to cause trouble.

Thanks for the input!




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