The rules were due for an annual update, this time the changes are minor. The highlight reel is thus:
- We officially loosened the rules on profanity, the older language in the rules was a hold-over from before we had an auto-censor. If you want to see profanity disable the filter in your settings (it does not re-write posts, merely filters them to shield sensitive eyes). Swear to your heart's content, so long as you're obeying other rules prohibiting flaming and such.
- When a moderator edits a post or makes an action on a thread, leave it alone. If you have a problem with an action taken by a moderator of any stripe, use the Report To Moderator button and someone with a higher rank will be informed immediately. We're all subject to the same rules, but moderators actions stand unless over-ruled after review by other staff, not the original poster. There is a process for reviewing action taken by staff, and that process is not to unlock a thread yourself or erase a staff member's message.
- Some other minor tweaks in the language of the rules were added as well, like adding an example of text speak ("lol/lmao") to the list of obnoxious formats.
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