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Current Events:Questions for the Moderators and Rules of Conduct

Posted: 04:33PM Nov 18, 2005
KalliannAus
Posts: 557

Welcome to the Current Events Forum!

Here is a list of guidelines to follow when you are posing here:
1. you must use acceptable language
2. you must not berate other members (name calling etc)
3. you must be making a valid point (no mindless quotes)
4. stay on topic
5. dont make veiled threats to other members.

Also, as this is a forum for CURRENT events any topic that is over two months old will be locked.

Have fun posting and keeping us updated with the current news from around the world!

[Edited on 7/11/09 by irishthistle to add the following, which was posted later in the topic. I'm adding this reminder to the first post so it's readily visible for new posters.]
The special rule for the Current Events forum is to lock all topics over two months old as they are no longer current events. We periodically go through and lock all the old topics in this forum. This does not mean that a locked topic is banned from this forum, however. If a new development comes up in the topic and you want to discuss it further please do feel welcome to PM a moderator to unlock it for you or to just open a new topic to discuss it. Also please feel free to PM any of the moderators of this forum with any questions comments or concerns, or you can just post them here.


**EDIT**
This topic is now unlocked so that users can freely post questions or concerns to the Moderators of this forum. The questions are for the moderators to answer only.To keep the topic clean, we will delete any posts that are not questions or concerns. If you have an issue that you would like to address privately please PM one of the moderators direct. Thank you!

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---This message was edited on 08:50PM Nov 7, 2013---

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Posted: 03:22PM Aug 5, 2006
smatypants*us
Posts: 69

yeah uhh is debate allowed

My IQ happens to be 363 which is most likely higher than yours unless somehow you are Steven Hawkings.
Posted: 12:39AM Aug 6, 2006
brainsterAin
Posts: 16362

Not in this forum, smatypants. Please visit the Debate forum for that.

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Posted: 09:34PM Aug 27, 2006
Trickster1992Aen
Posts: 14515

The description of these forums says to talk about current events happening around the world. Does this mean current events happening around the world, current events happening around the world in terms of "it happened half-way across the world, in...", or current events happening that the whole world (or at least nation) knows about?

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Posted: 03:59PM Aug 28, 2006
metallicman*us
Posts: 3414

A current event in this forum has to be at least nationwide in your nation, meaning that it affects that many people or it is relevent to that many people.

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Posted: 04:37PM Aug 31, 2006
Trickster1992Aen
Posts: 14515

Ok, current national events. Got it...

*doesn't feel like straining brain right now... cause I dont watch the news.. they're terrorists themselves*


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Posted: 06:08PM Feb 23, 2007
Techie_RandomAus
Posts: 139

What if the topic is over 2 months old, yet, is still going on. Say back in '02 iraqui war

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Posted: 07:36PM Mar 27, 2007
rena2u*
Posts: 29

When a thread says it's locked.........how and why are threads locked?
Posted: 08:30PM Mar 27, 2007
jamy400Aus
Posts: 2350

I have a question. What happens if you write your own forum and didn't know that somebody already wrote about that topic? What would happen?

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Posted: 11:36PM Mar 27, 2007
metallicman*us
Posts: 3414

rena2u wrote:
When a thread says it's locked.........how and why are threads locked?

Threads in this forum are commonly locked for one good reason, that being that this forum is for current events and the discussion of current events. If a news item is a month old or older, it is no longer current.

They are locked by the moderators.

I have a question. What happens if you write your own forum and didn't know that somebody already wrote about that topic? What would happen?
What would probably happen is that your topic would just be deleted. It isn't a bad thing and one deleted topic barely affects your karma, but if it happens make sure to check the next time you post a topic. I don't think it has ever happened before, so you shouldn't worry.


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Posted: 08:18AM Aug 9, 2007
volleyballchikAus
Posts: 457

So i am changing the topic to the election is the U.S! Who do you want to win?

Not relevant, nvm


---This message was edited on 06:10PM Aug 11, 2007---

I don't think I should repeat what you juat said......... oh well.
Posted: 07:38PM Apr 6, 2008
irishthistleAus
Mad Horror Geek
Posts: 937

Hi there! It's been a while since this message was last posted, so I just wanted to post a little reminder about the special rules for the Current Events forum so that no one is confused upon coming into this forum and seeing locked topics.

The special rule for the Current Events forum is to lock all topics over two months old as they are no longer current events. We periodically go through and lock all the old topics in this forum. This does not mean that a locked topic is banned from this forum, however. If a new development comes up in the topic and you want to discuss it further please do feel welcome to PM a moderator to unlock it for you or to just open a new topic to discuss it. Also please feel free to PM any of the moderators of this forum with any questions comments or concerns, or you can just post them here.


Happy Posting!
~Irish


---This message was edited on 11:55PM Jun 12, 2008---

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Posted: 04:08PM Jul 7, 2008
beatlesgirl*
Posts: 1255

Howdy! I'm wanting to make a topic here about the US election, but I don't want it to turn into a debate. Can I do this or would it be too much trouble for you guys? Just wanted to ask before taking action.

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Posted: 02:26AM Jul 8, 2008
irishthistleAus
Mad Horror Geek
Posts: 937

Sure! It's not too much trouble for us at all, in fact trouble is my middle name. There's certainly many aspects of the U.S. election that can be discussed here rather than debated, and also some users may prefer to participate in a discussion about a particular topic rather than a debate on it, so I think a topic on it would be fine.

Hope I helped,
Irish "The Trouble" Thistle


---This message was edited on 02:27AM Jul 8, 2008---

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Posted: 08:05AM Jul 8, 2008
beatlesgirl*
Posts: 1255

Thanks!

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Posted: 06:50PM Jan 24, 2009
iforgotbraingleAus
Posts: 4883

First post is missing a mod.

Well then.
Posted: 10:52AM Dec 14, 2013
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2069

Per the rules of this forum, I have locked several topics this day... call it the end of the year clean up and the fact that almost all of the topics are definately over two months old.

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