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1 December 2009
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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 racist, sexist, or otherwise needlessly offensive. This should go without saying, but unfortunately still needs to be said.

5. Don't be a troll. If you think The Beatles suck, please don't bother letting us know.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Please flag up any inappropriate messages by using the Report button (there's one on every post).

9. Number nine, number nine, number nine.

10. Users who abuse the forum may have their accounts terminated, but this is a last resort.

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16. Don't be an arse (non-Brits might need to not be an ass).

17. You know what I mean.

18. Enjoy yourself. Laugh

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

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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.

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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?

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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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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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

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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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.)

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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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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.

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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. :)

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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

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26 February 2019
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Joe said
...............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.

  

I'm a new member and I'm thoroughly enjoying the site.  Thanks, Joe. I'm one of those people who will actually read the forum rules and try to abide by them. 

In reading the comments below the songs, I discovered that there appears to be one member violating the abuse rules - Constantly trying to make every thread a quarrel about why John is great, Paul is bad, and making the same claims about how John was the only good songwriter and that "it was very embarrassing to Paul".  He continually makes assertions that are ludicrous without ever offering any sort of facts or proof to back them up.  I understand that people will sometimes have disagreements and that's to be expected.  However, the guy who hides behind the screen name " Johan Cavalli " seems to be a thorn in everybody's side.  Is there are reason this troll hasn't been banned?

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I've noticed this fellow as well.

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Maybe the mods aren't aware. If you see something like that, maybe report them. Or if you can't report comments on site articles, could pm mod or Joe I think since mods can only deal with forum stuff).

So PMing @Joe would be the best option if you can't report since he takes care of main site stuff.

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