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Old 11-06-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Amended Forum Rules - Please Read


As many of you know, we have created the ADKhighpeaks Foundation, which will be a charitable foundation dedicated to maintaining and improving (if you can do such a thing) the NYS Forest Preserve Lands. Some of that will involve the fundraising efforts currently underway, some of it will involve volunteer efforts and some of it will involve other stuff that comes along that we've not thought of yet.

These forums, which were owned privately by Neil and I before, will be folding into the foundation and be a part of that effort. Don't worry, it does not mean will be constantly be hounding people for money or donations. It really won't mean any drastic changes to the way this site is moderated or run. We will perhaps have one fundraiser a year (sorta like what we are doing now), or something similar to that, but these forums will continue to be free to use for our community members. You can choose to help us when we run a fundraiser, if you find the cause worthy enough, but that is completely up to you, the individual user.

This is a legitimate "charitable foundation" and we are currently in the application process to become a 501(c)(3) Non-profit, tax-exempt organization. That means that all donations (for future projects), will be tax-exempt and able to be claimed on your personal or corporate income tax. We view these as very positive things, however, in order to be classified as non profit, there are a few modifications to the rules that need to be made.

We are posting an "updated" forum rules, that will take effect immediately. You will notice only a few changes. Most notably, changes to rule #6 a,b. These involve the promotion and solicitation of member for-profit enterprises. They will be allowed (uniformly, so long as they are theme-specific to our community) in signature links with restrictions. Additional #6b is also added as a point of reference. It should be taken for granted, but now it is in writing. This is an opinion site, and you are free to post yours here, but just because you read it on this site, it does not mean that the Foundation endorses or agrees with it, particularly when it comes to reviews of gear, or services provided by other groups or companies. Nor does it mean that those groups/compainies are affiliated with the foundation because they are members here. Memberships are INDIVIDUAL.

If you have any questions. You of course are encouraged to PM either Neil or Myself.

These rules apply uniformly to both ADKhighpeaks and ADKForum. These rule can be found by following the link in the top menu bar above.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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I'm a little confused about 6C: Especially the bolded part. can you elaborate a little?


C) There will be no unsolicited offline communication (including written) or other physical interactions between forum members without the consent of all members involved. Any unsolicited contact that is derogatory, threatening, or ongoing/unwanted in nature will not be tolerated. Violators will be banished from the forums for life and referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Chance meetings and encounters along the trail or in the backcountry will, of course, continue to occur, and are acceptable so long as both parties continue to mutually engage each other in discussion. Group hiking, forum gatherings and other other types of consensual social activities involving forum members is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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There was a past incident on another forum where somebody left a nasty note in somebody's mailbox referencing something said on one of these forum. That is considered harassment and is strickly verboten.

Plus, with Neil's dashing good looks, it helps keep all the ADKForum ladies from camping out in his driveway
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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There was a past incident on another forum where somebody left a nasty note in somebody's mailbox referencing something said on one of these forum. That is considered harassment and is strickly verboten.

Plus, with Neil's dashing good looks, it helps keep all the ADKForum ladies from camping out in his driveway
So if I want to call someone an idiot I either have to ask their permission to tell then that in a PM or else I have to call them an idiot publicly?

And what Neil are you referring to?
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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So if I want to call someone an idiot I either have to ask their permission to tell then that in a PM or else I have to call them an idiot publicly?

And what Neil are you referring to?
You have my permission to call me an idiot when and if such behavior warrants it...I'm sure it would be deserved anyway.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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Regarding forum rule 6.C, paragraph 2, which reads in part:
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Chance meetings and encounters along the trail or in the backcountry will, of course, continue to occur, and are acceptable so long as both parties continue to mutually engage each other in discussion.
I'm glad you gave us permission to meet on the trails, as long as we engage in conversation. Apparently, if we do not engage in conversation, it is unacceptable that we meet.

With all due respect, the tone and content of this particular rule suggests you have acquired police powers over forum members outside of this forum!
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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And what Neil are you referring to?
Why, Neil Sedaka of course. I love I love I love I love my ADK calendar fire tower.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:12 PM   #8
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So if I want to call someone an idiot I either have to ask their permission to tell then that in a PM or else I have to call them an idiot publicly?

And what Neil are you referring to?
If you want to call someone an idiot, don't do it in the open forum. If you do it via PM, that is fine.... They may call you one right back (I would). Or they may say "I don't care what you think, leave me alone". If you persist after that, then you are in violation of that rule.

Also, this allows us to ban people who fly in under the radar and then send out 100 PM's asking you to buy Nokia telephones.

It's pretty simple stuff folks. Don't make it complicated.
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It's pretty simple stuff folks. Don't make it complicated.
And, if I may be so bold as to add:

Keep it fun.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #10
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I take it the same text is used for the rules for both here and ADKHighPeaks? I only ask because of this line:

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(Ex. A question about the Northville-Placid Trail would be most appropriate in the “Other Adirondack Places” section.)
Which struck me as odd because it seems a question about the Northville-Placid Trail would be most appropriate in the Northville-Placid Trail section

<spelling nazi>Also, section 7 has a misspelling of public as "puplic".</spelling nazi>
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #11
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I take it the same text is used for the rules for both here and ADKHighPeaks? I only ask because of this line:



Which struck me as odd because it seems a question about the Northville-Placid Trail would be most appropriate in the Northville-Placid Trail section

<spelling nazi>Also, section 7 has a misspelling of public as "puplic".</spelling nazi>
Yes, it is the same........ the other posted rules for here were built off the ADKHP ones anyway. we're just bringing them into line. As for the spelling. Yeah, I'm sure yu'll find lots more if you look. I'll change the example so your not confused. Not tonight though, perhaps tommorow.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:15 AM   #12
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Naa, not confused. Just making conversation -- things have been quiet around here lately!
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #13
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Naa, not confused. Just making conversation -- things have been quiet around here lately!
Yeah, it' been awhile since we've had a good ole' fashioned ADKF dust-up. Lute tried to get one going by accusing me and Neil of heavy-handedness . It just didn't have the same ooomph that we usually see.

Perhaps we should start a "wolf reintroduction" thread

btw, I made the changes.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:01 PM   #14
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I beleive the language changes have been made to all the applicable styles. Hopefully, it's palatable to most everyone.
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It all makes sense to me
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...in any state other than Connecticut
I've actually been told by a judge that I whould have been a lawyer!
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I've actually been told by a judge that I whould have been a lawyer!
RIIIIIIIIIGHT
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I've actually been told by a judge that I whould have been a lawyer!
I've actually been told by lawyers and that I should be a judge and even considered running for town justice!
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