Post by PhantomWolf on Aug 25, 2006 20:17:04 GMT -4
It must be fun to lead a life completely unburdened by reality. -- JayUtah
"On two occasions, I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
Post by gillianren on Aug 26, 2006 15:27:25 GMT -4
Well, as the evidence shows, I became a member yesterday. I went through the sign-in process faithfully, which to me, includes actually reading everything I'm supposed to mark agreement to in order to become a full and participating member of the board. One of the steps included a thingy saying, "These are the policies of the board with which you are expected to comply," just like there is everywhere.
The first paragraph was about obscenity, etc.--this is from memory, now; I should have done a copy/paste yesterday when I noticed it--and informed us, "Not only is this (obscenity, etc.) funny . . . ."
From context, that ought to be "not only is this not funny." That's all I'm saying.
"This seems like a job for Bipolar Bear . . . but I just can't seem to get out of bed."
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." --Mark Twain
The first paragraph from the new account registration page on this board (emphasis added):
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. This is not only humorous, but legal actions can be taken against you. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum.
This looks like it's probably a local customization of the registration page; the one over at ProBoards itself looks quite different.
Additional Note: Although the noted phrase incorrectly deals with how one might interpret the humor (or lack thereof) in a post, it is mere emphasis on the preceding sentence. This in no way invalidates (or reverses) any other part of the agreement -- for instance, no accounts have slipped through any loopholes due to the wording (nobody can claim to have been unfairly banned while trying to follow the "letter of the law").