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Moderator Manual Question Thread

Posted By: Larry

Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/25/10 07:16 PM

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This thread is reserved exclusively for questions and discussion of the Marriage Advocates Moderator Manual. For those who navigate based on the active topics method, the Manual is in the first thread posted to the Welcome Board. It is a sticky and should stay in that position.
Posted By: star*fish

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/25/10 08:05 PM

So am I missing something? Where is the manual?
Posted By: LovingAnyway

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/25/10 08:57 PM

Larry is such a tease.

smile

LA
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/25/10 09:18 PM


I was worried for a moment. The Manual is the first post on the Welcome board.

Lemme help -> Click me (not kick me).

Larry
Posted By: star*fish

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/26/10 01:27 AM

Larry,

I just don't think that people are seeing the guidelines. I'm going to put a link to them from the peer counseling thread. smile
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 10/26/10 11:37 PM


Oddly enough, out of 20+ views, not questions or suggestions. With the population of this board, I find that remarkable. Looks as if the two week plus vetting process worked.
Posted By: LadyGrey

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 06:18 PM

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Background for Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service:

The Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service is to be enforced by Moderators and Administrators for the protection of both the purpose and policy of this site and its members. Such enforcement shall take precedence over all other specifications in this Moderator Manual and shall be the minimum required to accomplish said protection.

In any case where there is a perceived conflict between the Moderator Manual and the Terms of Service, it is appropriate to flag the enforcement or proposed enforcement activity in the Moderator's forum for consultation with or consensus by advisory board, administrators, global moderators and moderators. The resolution of any such conflict will be posted Moderator's forum.

Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service

This Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service, sometimes referred to as "TOS", governs your use of and access to our forums. The terms are dynamic and Marriage Advocates reserves the right to revise them at any time, and said revisions will become effective upon posting of the modified terms on the Marriage Advocates' website.

By registering as a Member, you agree to abide by these terms as revised from time to time. Any violation of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your right to access the Forums and/or such other remedies as contained herein.

These Forums are a free discussion place where you can exchange information about marriage programs with other Members, offer support and advice about marriage, and discuss opportunities to promote marriage and strong families. Please note that the Forums were launched so that our Members have the possibility to interact and exchange their experiences regarding marriage resources with one another. These are English language forums, but Members from all over the world are welcome.

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No person is obligated to register in order to access the Forums and read the message boards, with certain exceptions. However, registration (via provision of a valid email address, Member name and password) and login are required in order to post to the message boards and adjust Member settings.

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Marriage Advocates does not assume any obligation to screen, verify or edit the content posted by Members in the Forums. Marriage Advocates may at its' sole discretion screen, verify or edit content posted by Members in the Forum in accordance with these Terms of Service and Moderators' Manual which are subject to amendment from time to time. However, Marriage Advocates and its agents reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service and to take appropriate action.

Marriage Advocates has absolute discretion and right to enforce these terms, including, but not limited to; : warning Members of violations, disabling or suspending message privileges and/or Forum access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these terms, including the rules set forth below, or which is otherwise inappropriate for the Forums, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. The determination of what conduct is violative of these Terms of Service and the remedy imposed are as determined at the sole discretion of Marriage Advocates and its agents.

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The only substantive thing is the addition of the prohibition on revealing private information which actually falls under the restrictions in the preceding paragraph, but I thought you might want to spell it out. I only know your fact pattern, so I'm unsure how else this might come up -- I've gotten whiffs and inklings but yours is the only thread I have actually seen where this happened -- makes it hard to use tight language.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 06:39 PM


The top part is going into the Mod Manual. The rest is a good job of tightening up the TOS. Thank you.

Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 06:40 PM


The resolution of any such conflict will be posted in the Moderator's forum.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 06:46 PM

Moderatorsion and Screening Process:

You agree to indemnify and hold Marriage Advocates, and its subsidiaries, its officers, and agents, including but not limited to Administrators, Moderators, and Advisory Board members harmless from any claim,

What about capital Forum versus no capital forum?
Posted By: LadyGrey

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 08:59 PM

The MA Forum should be consistently capitalized to distinguish it from the references to other forums.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/06/10 09:13 PM


Did you do anything to the Mod Manual?
Posted By: LadyGrey

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/07/10 03:30 AM

I did not -- I wanted to make sure the TOS didn't conflict and that the TOS reigned over it. I'll have a look at it from a different POV.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/07/10 03:39 AM

Looking good - thank you. I will give it a final, final and formatting before turning it over to AR to put in place, more so I have it memorized than anything needs doing - looks final now. I saw only the one placement detail you pointed out and see no need to revise, works anyway with the fix you did.

Give me a head's up when you finish with the Mod Manual and I will post it in the appropriate place after formatting, etc..

I am appreciative (so is everyone else) that an Attorney - namely you - volunteered for a final review of documents, especially one who is a fanatic on punctuation, grammar and all that. grin

Edit: One other thing, I will put an AB note on the TOS like the mod manual has for posting as approved by etc. Take a look at the one written for the mod manual to make sure it also works for the TOS, please.
Posted By: right here waiting

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/07/10 08:11 PM

Larry, in accordance with our previous agreement to edit, I have made just a few changes (strikeouts) and punctuation (which I've done in red). Sorry I missed this earlier, but SB has caught pretty much everything, so thanks to her too!

Overall, looks really good. Thanks for all the time you put into this.

~RHW

Originally Posted By: seekingbalance
Quote:
Background for Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service:

The Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service is to be enforced by Moderators and Administrators for the protection of both the purpose and policy of this site and its members. Such enforcement shall take precedence over all other specifications in this Moderator Manual and shall be the minimum required to accomplish said protection.

In any case where there is a perceived conflict between the Moderator Manual and the Terms of Service, it is appropriate to flag the enforcement or proposed enforcement activity in the Moderator's forum for consultation with or consensus by advisory board, administrators, global moderators and moderators. The resolution of any such conflict will be posted Moderator's forum.

Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service

This Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service, sometimes referred to as "TOS,", governs your use of and access to our forums. The terms are dynamic and Marriage Advocates reserves the right to revise them at any time, and said revisions will become effective upon posting of the modified terms on the Marriage Advocates' website.

By registering as a Member, you agree to abide by these terms as revised from time to time. Any violation of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your right to access the Forums and/or such other remedies as contained herein.

These Forums are a free discussion place where you can exchange information about marriage programs with other Members, offer support and advice about marriage, and discuss opportunities to promote marriage and strong families. Please note that the Forums were launched so that our Members have the possibility to interact and exchange their experiences regarding marriage resources with one another. These are English language forums, but Members from all over the world are welcome.

Registration

No person is obligated to register in order to access the Forums and read the message boards, with certain exceptions. However, registration (via provision of a valid email address, Member name and password) and login are required in order to post to the message boards and adjust Member settings.

======
Marriage Advocates will handle all information received from you in accordance with Marriage Advocates' policy, but does reserve the right to release information as set forth herein.
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When you register, you will also be asked to enter personal information. When choosing a Member name and filling out your profile, bear in mind that whenever you post to a message board, please keep in mind that your Member name, link to your profile, and online status will appear when you are on the forum. Your profile may display historical information such as "joined,", "last visit" and number of posts. Marriage Advocates may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a Member name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else, impersonates another person, belongs to another person (without his or her prior consent), violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or that Marriage Advocates rejects for any other reason at its sole discretion.

Marriage Advocates' Moderators and Screening Process:

Although the Marriage Advocates Member Forums are moderated and Marriage Advocates does permit members to give advice in the Member forums, this is not a replacement for individual or marriage counseling and accordingly there is no guarantee that the advice will be helpful or that your questions will be answered.

Please note that Marriage Advocates does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or quality of any content on the Marriage Advocates Forums, regardless of who originates that content. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on that content. Marriage Advocates will not be liable or responsible in any way for any content posted including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in content, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, or reliance on, any content.

Marriage Advocates does not assume any obligation to screen, verify or edit the content posted by Members in the Forums. Marriage Advocates may at its' sole discretion screen, verify or edit content posted by Members in the Forum in accordance with these Terms of Service and Moderators' Manual which are subject to amendment from time to time. However, Marriage Advocates and its agents reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service and to take appropriate action.

Marriage Advocates has absolute discretion and right to enforce these terms, including, but not limited to; : warning Members of violations, disabling or suspending message privileges and/or Forum access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these terms, including the rules set forth below, or which is otherwise inappropriate for the Forums, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. The determination of what conduct is violative of these Terms of Service and the remedy imposed are as determined at the sole discretion of Marriage Advocates and its agents.

If you want further information on the moderation policies of Marriage Advocates, the Moderation Manual is posted here (insert link).

Links

Marriage Advocates permits Members to post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Although linked sites may or may not be reviewed by Marriage Advocate moderators, links are subject to treatment like any other type of content posted to the Forums. You may not include a link, including embedded video/audio links, in the Forum that directs Members to any content or information that, if posted in the Forum, would constitute a violation of these terms.

As a Member, be advised that Wwhen leaving the Forums using any link provided by a Member, you should be aware that Marriage Advocates' terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies of that site. If you access a linked site and find that materials to be in violation of these terms, you may report the link as described below. Marriage Advocates makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Forums.

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We encourage you to use caution and not reveal information that you do not want to make public in your postings. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forums, you post at your own risk. You use the Forums at your own risk. In any online forum like the Marriage Advocates Forums, it is not possible to be sure that other Members are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.

By participating in the Forums, including the posting of content and sending of messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, embed, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, videos, sounds, data, or other information) that:

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Any deliberate attempts by you or someone on your behalf to evade or circumvent your suspension or termination of your rights to use the Forums violates these terms, constitutes an unlawful trespass, and may result in legal action.


The only substantive thing is the addition of the prohibition on revealing private information which actually falls under the restrictions in the preceding paragraph, but I thought you might want to spell it out. I only know your fact pattern, so I'm unsure how else this might come up -- I've gotten whiffs and inklings but yours is the only thread I have actually seen where this happened -- makes it hard to use tight language.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/07/10 08:19 PM


Thank you RHW. I was planning on giving you a head's up after Seeks finished her deal and a good job it was too. I gave her an edited version to work with on both the TOS and Mod Manual. She found some stuff, you found some stuff, we all found stuff. I think stuff has been mostly found after the careful vetting of all. And yes, commas belong inside the " wink

It is so easy to miss something, and multiple edits always seem to turn up something. And stuff is such an ambiguous word. It beats a list of grammar, legal, punctuation and errata though.

I have a couple of other projects waiting for me. I will be glad to put these two to bed.
Posted By: right here waiting

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/07/10 08:47 PM

I'm sure you will, but we can all rest assured they have been gone over with the proverbial "fine tooth comb."

Yeah, that "comma inside the quotes" is an English teacher thing...
Posted By: LadyGrey

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/08/10 03:43 AM

My inner nerd is coming out here -- does the comma ALWAYS go inside the quotes? That's what I think, but sometimes it doesn't look right, KWIM?

Mods, can we have a grammar forum??
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/08/10 03:46 AM



grin

Posted By: right here waiting

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/08/10 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: seekingbalance
does the comma ALWAYS go inside the quotes? That's what I think, but sometimes it doesn't look right, KWIM?


In American English, yes. At least for now. Believe it or not, a grammar forum would probably end up in the Thunderdome! You know why? Language and useage evolve over the years.

In 1997, several of us "older" editors attended a grammar workshop because the brochure listed 10 questions...and we all got three of them wrong--despite the fact that our answers USED to be right! Can't remember what the changes were now because we just incorporated them into our work and moved forward.
So, none of this stuff is set in stone...
Posted By: LadyGrey

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/08/10 02:35 PM

I moved a lot as a child and they either had just studied it the year before or were going to study it the year after. Arrived at new school number 10 or so as a high school freshman unable to diagram a sentence -- my teacher couldn't believe it. I think diagraming sentences has gone the way of dinosaurs. My knowlege of grammar is more intuitive than concrete.

Larry --- I'll have any comments on the manual to you by the end of the day.
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/09/10 08:02 AM

Posted pending AB approval.

This is Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service

This Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service, sometimes referred to as "TOS," govern your use of and access to our Forums. The terms are dynamic and Marriage Advocates reserves the right to revise them at any time, and said revisions will become effective upon posting of the modified terms on the Marriage Advocates' website.

By registering as a Member, you agree to abide by these terms as revised from time to time. Any violation of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your right to access the Forums and/or such other remedies as contained herein.

These Forums are a free discussion place where you can exchange information about marriage programs with other Members, offer support and advice about marriage, and discuss opportunities to promote marriage and strong families. Please note that the Forums were launched so that our Members have the possibility to interact and exchange their experiences regarding marriage resources with one another. These are English language Forums, but Members from all over the world are welcome.

Registration

No person is obligated to register in order to access the Forums and read the message boards, with certain exceptions. However, registration (via provision of a valid email address, Member name and password) and login are required in order to post to the message boards and adjust Member settings.

Marriage Advocates will handle all information received from you in accordance with Marriage Advocates' policy, but does reserve the right to release information as set forth herein.

When you register, you will also be asked to enter personal information. When choosing a Member name and filling out your profile, bear in mind that whenever you post to a message board, your Member name, link to your profile, and online status will appear when you are on Marriage Advocates' site. Your profile may display historical information such as "joined," "last visit" and number of posts.

Marriage Advocates may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a Member name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else, impersonates another person, belongs to another person (without his or her prior consent), violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or that Marriage Advocates rejects for any other reason at its sole discretion.

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Although the Marriage Advocates' Member Forums are moderated and Marriage Advocates does permit members to give advice in the Member forums, this is not a replacement for individual or marriage counseling and accordingly, there is no guarantee that the advice will be helpful or that your questions will be answered.

Please note that Marriage Advocates does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or quality of any content on the Marriage Advocates Forums, regardless of who originates that content. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on that content. Marriage Advocates will not be liable or responsible in any way for any content posted including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in content, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, or reliance on, any content.

Marriage Advocates does not assume any obligation to screen, verify or edit the content posted by Members in the Forums. Marriage Advocates may at its sole discretion, screen, verify or edit content posted by Members in the Forum in accordance with these Terms of Service and Moderators' Manual which are subject to amendment from time to time. Marriage Advocates and its agents reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Marriage Advocates' Terms of Service and to take appropriate action.

Marriage Advocates has absolute discretion and right to enforce these terms, including, but not limited to: warning Members of violations, disabling or suspending message privileges and/or Forum access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these terms, including the rules set forth below, or which is otherwise inappropriate for the Forums, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate.

The determination of what conduct is violative of these Terms of Service and the remedy imposed are at the sole discretion of Marriage Advocates and its agents.

If you want further information on the moderation policies of Marriage Advocates, the Moderation Manual is posted here.

Links

Marriage Advocates permit Members to post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Although linked sites may or may not be reviewed by Marriage Advocate moderators, links are subject to treatment like any other type of content posted to the Forums. You may not include a link, including embedded video/audio links, in the Forum that directs Members to any content or information that, if posted in the Forum, would constitute a violation of these terms.

As a Member, be advised that when leaving the Forums using any link provided by a Member, Marriage Advocates' terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies of the linked site. If you access a linked site and find that materials to be in violation of these terms, you may report the link as described below. Marriage Advocates makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Forums.

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We encourage you to use caution and not reveal information that you do not want to make public in your postings. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forums, you post at your own risk. You use the Forums at your own risk. In any online Forum like the Marriage Advocates Forums, it is not possible to be sure that other Members are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.

By participating in the Forums, including the posting of content and sending of messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, embed, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, videos, sounds, data, or other information) that:

(i)is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable;
(ii)reflects personal information of any kind, from whatever source derived, about any Member not publicly disclosed by that Member without the express written consent of that Member secured prior to such disclosure;
(iii)infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
(iv)constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, "spamming," chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation;
(v)contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware;
(vi)intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forums or with a fellow Member's message box, and without limitation, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid message blocking;
(vii)impersonates any person or entity, or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header;
(viii)attacks or insults another Forum Member or moderator;
(ix)suggests or encourages illegal activity; or
(x)violates US or international laws or regulations.

You agree to indemnify and hold Marriage Advocates, its subsidiaries, officers, and agents, Administrators, Moderators, and Advisory Board members harmless from any claim, including reasonable Attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Forums, your use of the Forums, your violation of these terms, or your violation of any rights of another Member.

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Marriage Advocates may release information concerning your use of the Forums (including posted content, registration information, and network records) when Marriage Advocates believes release is appropriate to comply with any applicable law, or:

(i)to protect Marriage Advocates' rights or property, or;
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Posted By: Rich57

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/11/10 08:28 PM

Don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but is their any limit on thread length?
How many posts until you start a new thread?
Posted By: Larry

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 11/11/10 11:16 PM


No current limit. And I don't see one in the future. We have threads with hundreds of posts and zero problem. I would think that there might be issues - maybe - if we had one or two that got up in the thousands, but that is at best a guess.

We have no plans to limit debate or help on any thread that does not get contentious.
Posted By: Allen_A

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/12/11 03:29 AM

Is there a link to the forum policies?

I don't see one on the home page, but I just finsihed a fourteen hour shift... it might be me! lol

I am particularly looking to find out policies on users suggesting dating while still married. I had read on a thread this weekend that this was not allowed or restricted somehow. I just wanted to read the fine print...
Posted By: LovingAnyway

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/12/11 04:42 AM

Rich,

There is a PM limit of 100 posts, though. smile
Posted By: AntigoneRisen

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/12/11 05:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Allen_A
Is there a link to the forum policies?

I don't see one on the home page, but I just finsihed a fourteen hour shift... it might be me! lol

I am particularly looking to find out policies on users suggesting dating while still married. I had read on a thread this weekend that this was not allowed or restricted somehow. I just wanted to read the fine print...


The link to the TOS is at the bottom of every screen. The link is called "Board Rules".
Posted By: AntigoneRisen

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/12/11 05:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Allen_A
Is there a link to the forum policies?

I don't see one on the home page, but I just finsihed a fourteen hour shift... it might be me! lol

I am particularly looking to find out policies on users suggesting dating while still married. I had read on a thread this weekend that this was not allowed or restricted somehow. I just wanted to read the fine print...


The link to the TOS is on the footer of every page, the link is labelled "Board Rules".

The policy you are speaking of is referenced many times dating to the previous year. We are working on explicitly listing these policies publicly, but have not completed that process.
Posted By: AntigoneRisen

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/13/11 12:23 AM

Allen,

I've looked up a past, official post for you to reference in regards to the dating while married subject. This was posted 12/29/2010 by star*fish here.

Originally Posted By: star*fish
DMD,

Dating while married is infidelity. You are welcome to discuss dating as a marriage saving strategy in the TD where controversial subjects are appropriate. Further advice on the main board will be transferred there. Thanks.
Posted By: Allen_A

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/13/11 01:38 AM

Cool AG, thanks. I wasn't aware of the rules pertaining to this advice.

Good to know. I would never suggest it anyways, but if I do see it I can Notify a mod about it now that I know.

I do see it often enough here...
Posted By: AntigoneRisen

Re: Moderator Manual Question Thread - 07/13/11 01:41 AM

I'm glad that your awareness will enable you to bring it to our attention.
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