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1 December 2009
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Joe
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I want The Beatles Bible to be a friendly place where fans of the group can share info and thoughts. I'm not too interested in setting out masses of rules for people to adhere to, but some basic guidance may be appropriate.

These aren't hard-and-fast rules, and shouldn't discourage anyone from writing whatever they want as long as others will find it interesting.

  1. This is a forum about The Beatles. There's plenty to say, so feel free to start new topics.
  2. Don't be shy about joining in. Although some posters are more prolific than others, the stage is open to all.
  3. Be polite and respectful to one another. It's fine to disagree with someone, but don't be abusive.
  4. Don't be a troll. If you think The Beatles suck, please don't bother letting us know.
  5. In general, try not to be too off-topic when posting in a thread, although obviously some of the most interesting discussions can be wide-ranging. People will probably let you know when it's time to give it a rest. If you really want a non-Beatles discussion use this.
  6. Spam will not be tolerated. Even if you have a Beatles product to sell, why not tell us about it rather than copying and pasting the note you've left in a dozen other forums? Always be original and take the time to talk to us.
  7. Please flag up any inappropriate messages by using the Report button (there's one on every post).
  8. Users who abuse the forum may have their accounts terminated, but this is a last resort.
  9. Number nine, number nine, number nine.
  10. New accounts will have their first post automatically placed in pre-moderation, until one of the moderators has manually approved it. This is to minimise spam. Please be patient.
  11. Posts may get moved to a more suitable part of the forum, normally if there is an existing discussion on the subject.
  12. Please do not create multiple accounts. Astroturfing and sockpuppetry is not welcome.
  13. If you wish to share files, please use a third-party upload service such as YouTube (for video) or SoundCloud (for audio) and embed the file for streaming. Do not post links to filesharing sites such as Mega, MediaFire etc. It is important that people can trust the content on this forum. Download links may be removed.
  14. If you disagree with a mod decision please send a PM to @Joe, @Ahhh Girl, @meanmistermustard and @Zig. These things can normally be sorted out in private without causing a public fuss.
  15. Enjoy yourself. Laugh

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11 August 2010
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Beatlesfan1
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me too!a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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30 April 2011
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I was just wondering, but what do you consider being abusive?

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
30 April 2011
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StrawberryLakiesha said:

I was just wondering, but what do you consider being abusive?

Anything that degrades/reduces the stature of the forum.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

1 May 2011
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Daniel
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

StrawberryLakiesha said:

I was just wondering, but what do you consider being abusive?

Anything that degrades/reduces the stature of the forum.

What if I said something like that I didn't like John or Sgt. Pepper's or something then would I degrade the forum?

1 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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No. It would be if you made every thread about how much Pepper sucks, or how much you don't like John. Then you would degrading the forum.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

1 May 2011
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Daniel
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So I shouldn't make any negative threads, then?

1 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Preferably not, but if you rant about Pepper 20 times in 20 different threads, then it becomes a pain to the forum.

*17*

Edit: Difference of opinion is fine. But also deliver it respectfully.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

2 May 2011
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Joe
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I don't mind if someone wants to start a thread on why they think Sgt Pepper sucks. That sort of negativity is fine - state your argument, back it up, then be prepared to justify it.

Abuse is when people are a PITA and keep hammering away at the same point, cause petty arguments and don't listen when people try and steer them away from being annoying.

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2 May 2011
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vonbontee
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I think Daniel was maybe confused by mr. Sun King typing "…very thread…" when he presumably meant "every thread"?

(Just trying to be helpful And anyways, when you post as often as our Top Poster does, the occasional typo is bound to slip out!)  heart

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

2 May 2011
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vonbontee said:

I think Daniel was maybe confused by mr. Sun King typing "…very thread…" when he presumably meant "every thread"?

(Just trying to be helpful And anyways, when you post as often as our Top Poster does, the occasional typo is bound to slip out!)  heart

My mistake. I certainly don't want to discourage a Pepper thread!

(Von, if it wasn't election day, I'd kill you. Just kidding, but you better be kidding.)

*9*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

12 October 2013
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Paul R
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#9: Turn me on dead man.

It's like this: If I want to say Pepper might be the most overrated record ever and say I like Revolver better, that's just stating an opinion and people can feel free to debate it. If I make 20 Pepper Sucks threads, I'm being a troll and a tool.

It's just cool as all hell that a band that broke up 43 years ago still has an active forum where people still debate over them. There are songs I hate, there are songs I love, but there will never be another band like the mighty Beatles. HAIL THE BEATLES!

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12 October 2013
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Welcome, Paul R, and you've got it about right. Though we do our best to step lightly with moderation.

If you'd like to introduce yourself, say anything more, there is an "Introduce yourself to the forum" thread over in All Together Now (pinned at the top).

I look forward to your contributions.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

13 October 2013
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mja6758 said

Welcome, Paul R, and you've got it about right. Though we do our best to step lightly with moderation.

If you'd like to introduce yourself, say anything more, there is an "Introduce yourself to the forum" thread over in All Together Now (pinned at the top).

I look forward to your contributions.

Hi Paul R! Just want to second everything mja said (welcome!), and add that if you look on the main page under "The Albums", you may find an already existing "Sgt Pepper overrated" thread ideal for your purposes, assuming that wasn't just a hypothetical example you gave. :)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

29 January 2016
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Joe said
Please flag up any inappropriate messages by sending me a private message.

Is this one outdated since there is the flag button where posts can get reported?

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30 January 2016
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Annadog40 said

Joe said
Please flag up any inappropriate messages by sending me a private message.

Is this one outdated since there is the flag button where posts can get reported?

I think the flag button has always been there.

The reason for the PM may be that Joe gets it quicker than a flag notification. It was mentioned in a mod discussion a while back but i forget the exact reasoning. 

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1 February 2016
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Joe
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Thanks for raising this. Actually, using the Report button is far better for me than sending a PM.

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