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Do you have rules for forum behavior? What are they?

I've had a forum running for the last 8 years or so with minimal problems. But recently, I've had some people insult people and been getting complaints about users. Up to now we haven't had specific rules.

Do you have any that work for your forums?

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  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    Terms Of Service , those are the rules that people promise to abide by when they register. You can create your own. By using the Basic Pages application and then add a link to the page somewhere in your menu or wherever you need it.

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    It's always going to depend on the nature of your community.

    Our forum started from an old BBC one, so we pretty much followed their rules.

    We have worked hard to embed the following rules:

    a strict no swearing policy (including masked/disguised swearing)

    no offensive comments/terms regarding ethnicity/sexuality etc.

    no comments which could be considered as 'personal' towards another user

    We've lost a small number of users over time who didn't like/wouldn't abide by the rules, but to compensate, we have an active forum which is a nice place to spend a bit of time, regardless of the background of the user.

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