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SSC India rules quoted from above link:

ok this is the preliminary rules. I want your views on it.

The tentative rules:

[1]Debate/Discuss with a fellow forumer with respect and good ethics.

[2] Please do not make insensitive comments about religious beliefs, nationality, race, gender. Do not make personal attacks.

[3] Remember that this forum is mostly about projects, skyscrapers, buildings, infrastructure and urbanization.

[4] Discussion about religion should be avoided.

[5] Domestic political debates are ok as long it does not touch religious / ethnic issues,see the rule no [4].
Such discussions should be only in Chaibar.

[6] Defence related issues should only be in Chaibar and should be of least priority unless it is a major project.

[7] Do not start discussions about other countries in the India subforum.

[8] If you are new to the forum, familiarize yourself with the subforum for a few days by going through old posts/topics.

[9] Enjoy the subforum and let others enjoy it too.

[10] If a fellow forumer is misbehaving ,report it to the moderators and the situation will be handled.

[11] Please use English on the main forums. If you post a comment in a regional language, then your are obliged to translate it into English for the others to understand.

[12] Disclosing another member's personal identifiable information without his/her consent is strictly prohibited.

Some of you guys have pmed me asking about some recent banning and brigging decisions of some Indian forumers.

1) First let us clarify that many brigging and banning decisions are not taken by us. So we cannot always tell you what exactly happened and why. In most cases we have seen that the action is justified.

Some forumers have pmed us saying that some moderators have overstepped their boundaries and taken action in the Indian subforum without informing the Indian moderators. We will be trying to sort out this matter by discussing with senior moderators.

2) As far as the Indian subforum is concerned, we will try to follow this policy - warning through PM, brigging, banning. Also note what happens in other subforums is not our concern. We are moderators of only the Indian subforum.

3) We believe in the policy of deleting posts that we think are offensive or may cause unnecessary arguments. Our decision is final on this. Please don't send us a PM saying things like - "right to free speech" etc. Also note that we are not bound to explain the reason for any deletion. We will only send a warning PM if we deem it necessary. So if you see your post deleted and no explanation given, assume that this is a good thing. On the other hand if you see your post deleted and a message sitting in your PM Box, then it may not be a good thing.

4) We all know from experience that brigging and banning often don't work. So we try to keep this to a minimum. In return, we expect your co-operation. We want you to moderate yourself rather than us stepping in. We have no hesitation to say that except for a handful of forumers in this subforum, everyone is doing a wonderful job. And we would like to thank everyone for making our thankless job easier. Please keep it that way.

5) Some forumers on the other hand, don't seem to think before they type. This often makes everyone else irritated. We will not name names, but our suggestion is please think before you type. No, we are not going to ban you (unless it is something extreme) but please do understand, that other forumers stop taking you seriously after some time.

6) Please note that if forumers (irrespective of their roots or past contribution) misbehave with any moderator or act smart (examples: trying to put down another country, religion, culture etc) action will be taken by moderators of the concerned subforum. And that action may range from warning to brigging to banning. Also note that moderators of the Indian forum will not normally intervene just because the forumer happens to be of Indian origin. This is irrespective of the fact that you may be a great contributer in the Indian subforum.

So please use common sense and review the rules of SSC.

7) If you notice any issue that bothers you in any subforum, instead of typing a response (when you are upset or angry you usually end up messing stuff) please quote the offensive stuff and send a PM to the moderator of the concerned subforum with a copy to a senior moderator. If no action is taken there is no need to get upset or angry with the concerned moderator. The action of that moderator is final. However if you think that a moderator is not behaving properly, your best bet is to send a pm to another senior moderator. In all probabilty nothing will happen. In that case, even if you think you are right, just swallow your pride and move on. Remember moderators are humans too and have all the negative and positive characteristics expected of normal human beings. So forgive them and let it go.

8) If you find negative stuff being said about India, you can also copy the moderators of the Indian subforum. It is not that we can do much about it. But this will make us aware of any consistent pattern of abuse by any forumer.

9) Also just because some forumer says something bad or silly about India, there is no need to jump up in patriotic fever and make negative comments about that forumer's country. It only aggravates the situation. Always remember that if a forumer makes negative comments about another country, then your attempts to "correct" his viewpoint will fail. That person is already biased. You are probably wasting your time on someone who has already made up his / her mind. Also note that a forumer who only spends time making negative posts is never taken seriously. Also desist from lecturing other forumers about the negatives of their countries. It makes you look silly and arrogant.

10) If you see any moderator breaking the rules or making silly ethnic or regional comments in the India subforum, it is best to ignore. We will not say anything directly to a fellow moderator in public as it is against our decorum. But you can always pm us with your concerns and we will keep it in mind.

11) Please do not get into public arguments with a moderator even if the moderator is wrong. Do not accuse moderators in public or allege things against them which may be untrue. While you may get away with it in the Indian subforum, things may not be the same in other subforums (and rightfully so). Use the PM instead.

12) Coming specifically to the Indian subforums, we know that we cannot always agree on everything. In that case we should agree to disagree and not carry the baggage of the past. Let's look forward. Not backward.

Let's continue improving the quality of posts in the Indian subforum. All in all I think the Indian subforumers are doing a great job.

The above are not rules set in stone. They are basically guidlines based on experience in running this subforum.

Feel free to add to the discussion.

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