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dstrass Original Post: Jul 29 '11,  10:12 am           
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Comprehensive list of site rules?

Iíve been on the site for about a month now, and have picked up on quite a few things. For instance the facts that youíre not supposed to refer to specific users on the boards, or an article can be written on two similar products as long as there is a 100 word differential between the two reviews.




My main question here is inquiring the existence to a comprehensive set of these smaller rules, as they arenít listen on the main rules for the site. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone or break one of the unwritten rules, but it would greatly help me if they were written somewhere. I have looked around but havenít been able to find anything like this. There may be a link somewhere with
something like this, so if anybody could point me in the right direction itíd be greatly appreciated.



Thanks,

Dave

     
pvreditor Posted: Jul 29 '11,  7:47 pm           
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Member since: May 31, 2002

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RE: Comprehensive list of site rules?

Quote: dstrass
My main question here is inquiring the existence to a comprehensive set of these smaller rules, as they arenít listen on the main rules for the site. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone or break one of the unwritten rules, but it would greatly help me if they were written somewhere. I have looked around but havenít been able to find anything like this. There may be a link somewhere with something like this, so if anybody could point me in the right direction itíd be greatly appreciated.

Many of the forum-related "rules" are deliberately unwritten. Yeah, I know that's occasionally infuriating. However, from a moderator's perspective, it lets us adapt as the culture adapts, without getting bound up about the meaning of a written rule. What it amounts to is that you can get away with whatever a moderator will let you get away with. You'll have to trust me when I say that that limit has been tested many times.

Think of it this way: The forums here are Epinions' living room. Feel free to discuss anything in Epinions' living room that you would discuss among a large mixed group of friends in your own living room.

As for rules on reviews, the 100-word rule is actually written somewhere. Some of these guidelines are much harder to find than others.

--Bob
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