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|January 13th, 2006, 01:11 PM||#1|
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README: ALL MEMBERS READ BEFORE POSTING
In recent weeks, the persistent creation of threads which are plainly not within the intended scope of this subforum have become problematic. Thus, this message exists to apprise members of exactly what should be posted here, and what shouldn't be.
As folks can see in this forum's reworded descriptor, the United States Urban Issues forum is specifically and exclusively for threads to discuss and/or post pictures of highrises, urbanity, architecture or other topics which are directly related to the built environment of US cities. (transit, environment, population growth and so on)
If a thread that you would like to create isn't specifically and directly discussing a portion of this range of topics, then it should be posted elsewhere. The alternative is most likely the NASF Skybar. Additionally, members should bear in mind that on-target threads which are discussing an inherently local or regional issue should go in the proper regional or metro forum, not the US Urban Issues forum...
In an effort to clean this forum up and get it back on target, many threads have been moved and/or deleted. Moved threads have a redirect. Deleted threads are just plain gone.
Additionally, it has also come to our attention that many threads are being created which serve no purpose, as they possess no real content, and basically do nothing but consume space...
Examples would be...
What's cities in US are the most safest?
What's cities in US that have higher utilities bills?
top 3 banks in US?
Inside each thread, there was nothing but the question repeated... The thread's creator didn't post any of his own commentary, or say anything even remotely informative. And it's obvious that the topics have absolutely nothing to do with the topic that this site exists for (skyscraper cities!). Frankly, these threads aren't even worth discussing, since in most cases the factual answer can be found via a web search in about 30 seconds... We strongly discourage the creation of such threads, unless there is sufficient content provided to spur meaningful discussion.
Forumers should take note that from here on out, we expect threads to be created in their appropriate forum, and to contain actual content. Objectionable threads may be moved, but will most likely be deleted. Members who persist on misposting threads, or creating threads which are effectively useless may face disciplinary action.
And lastly, it is important to note that nothing has actually changed, except the level of accountability that members will be held to. If you're not one of the people causing the problem, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about.