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Comments on Updated TOS

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by awap, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Leejnd

    Leejnd Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
    I very much appreciate the reminder. As a victim of a bit of ugly cyberbullying in this forum myself, I think the reminder was necessary. I am aware that there are a number of formerly active members who have been chased away by the tendency of some members to jump all over anyone who describes a dive they did in anything but the most general terms. I personally will no longer mention details about my dives in my regional forum, as I've grown tired of having my dive techniques and actions criticized and picked apart. About the only thing that feels safe to me anymore is posting photos.

    I miss the days of camaraderie that I used to feel in this message board. Maybe, with this reminder, it can return.
  2. flots am

    flots am Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wherever you go in life, that's where you are.
    You can't be an attorney. You haven't sent me any bills yet. :cool:

  3. Magnolia3

    Magnolia3 Solo Diver

    I called my mom and whined that I was made to read the TOS...she said she will call and complain on my behalf... (I think she lies):D
  4. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    Due to the fact their badges are always present when they post, how do we know if they are posting their own opinions or those of SCUBAboard.

    Can a volunteer moderator post their own opinion and moderate that very same thread?
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    It's pretty easy. In a thread, you'll see something along the lines of

    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Moderator's message!

    Normally, no. However, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances where no conflict of interest exists and a mod has to act quickly to defuse a situation. These are rare, but they do happen.
  6. HowardE

    HowardE Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
    This is in our FAQ, and not in our TOS, as conduct for moderators is not one of the Terms of Service.

    The following is referred to as our "Modiquette"

    What are Moderators?

    For the most part... Moderators post as themselves expressing their own opinion unless they're actively moderating something. It's generally obvious when they are acting as a mod.
  7. Mark Derail

    Mark Derail Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montreal, Quebec CA
    Can a make a sock puppet if I make sure to always use a different WAN IP ?

    Lol just kidding of course...however it would be easy for someone in my position, with access to a dozen different WAN ips and twice that of computers. How do you control?

    Just curious. Non-answer means it would not be in SB's best interest to answer that.
  8. VooDooGasMan

    VooDooGasMan Solo Diver

    Leejnd that is probably the number one reason of members not returning when new to joining a forum, as is when a moderator does the same. I think I only cut down when an instructor has killed a diver or hurt them under there supervision, or when someone wants to take the forum and hurt a dive business.

    Every one likes to debate, I find it comical on the GUE (dir) thread running now and it is the same. The point was to say how they are not mean to other divers and they can dive with any kind of diver, Pfcaj just posted if you do not like are way of our diving don't sign up for the class. Of course the op was trying to get that mantality taken off there reputation and it is never going to happen.

    So Leejnd I do not think you can give details of your dive without being picked apart ever again. Unless you take my approach and could care less what they think, cause there just words.

    I read you dive reports and you did just fine in your dives, just start a thread and do not argue with anyone that does not like your dive report and they go away.
    Leejnd likes this.
  9. Mike Boswell

    Mike Boswell ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: San Diego
    (Band: Oompah, Oompah, Oompah, Oompah)

    I studied Aristotle and learned to see
    The most amazing forms of verbal sophistry
    I love and revere the written word
    And to me a thesaurus is not an ancient bird

    She knows a Thesaurus is not an ancient bird

    I often must deal with the hooligans
    But I rarely ever put up with shenanigans
    She rarely calls for outright bans
    But she never ever tolerates shenanigans

    (Band: Oompah, Oompah, Oompah, Oompah)

    Marvel likes this.
  10. John_B

    John_B Grasshopper

    What, exactly, do you retain copyright privileges to? Does that ostensibly include my images?

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