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Old 06-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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I would suggest every new member, and a lot of our older members to read through these carefully so as not to be shocked if you receive a ban for breaking a rule

Easy enough to follow. Basically, just respect other peoples opinions and dont be a pain
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Old 21-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Please will all members at least scan the first page of threads in here before making a thread.

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Double bump!!

Also PLEASE have some consideration with spoilers. Some people do not want to know what's happened until the highlights show. If you wish to post news beforehand please add [SPOILERS] to your thread title

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Do not insult fans of housemates. It is fine to insult housemates, to a certain extent...as long as it is not too over the top (eg. $^&%*%(% is such a fat ugly horrible bitch, I wish she would just die a horrible and painful death) but insulting fans, counts as insulting other FMs. This includes stereotyping fans (IE. all &^%&*$%&^ fans are shallow) and accusing people of jumping on bandwagons, just because they like someone you do not.
Bumping yet again

Some could really do with reading ALL the rules again tbh.
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Default Bias/Insulting fans of housemates/Appeals

Recently, we have noticed a lot of accusations of bias aimed at the moderators of this site. First off I must stress that even though moderators do chat on the main forum about their favourite housemates, this does not affect anything when it comes to actually moderating.

Everyone we see breaking a rule gets punished. We do not care who you support or who you dislike. For those who arent familiar with the rules, they are here. As long as your post is within those guidelines, you will not receive an infraction, no matter which housemate your post is talking about. Also, it might be useful for you to know that every infraction that any moderator gives is looked over by an administrator. And if anyone WAS found to be biased, they would be sacked.

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The main rule that is being broken recently is people insulting fans of housemates. I believe this may be where members might be getting confused. It is FINE to insult the actual housemates(within reason, no libelous comments or wishing death on them etc.), but there is no reason at all to insult their fans(or people who dislike your fave), be this by generalizing, stereotyping, making snide comments or just insulting them.

It has also come to our attention today that a couple of members have infact been outright lying to other members about infractions they have received/reasons they got them, in order to make out that the site is biased. There is no reason for anyone to do this besides to wind other members up. It is little more than trolling in my opinion, and if this continues to happen, then the people involved WILL be banned.

If you have received any private messages or wall posts telling you that someone has received, for example, 5 infractions in a day just for saying they dislike Tom...take it with a pinch of salt. Some members do tend to exaggerate in general just to make out they are the innocent party in everything, whilst most people accept that they did break a rule, and simply move on...

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #10
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As CBB is just around the corner, and quite a few new members joining up, I thought is was appropriate to bump this.
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