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#403007 - 04/13/14 01:26 PM New Forum Rule
Ian Offline

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 854
We have created a new forum rule as follows:

“The Axiom Forum is intended to be a fun place to discuss our fun hobby. Posters intent on being argumentative may be banned at the sole discretion of the moderators.”

It occurred to me, given the events of the past week, that it may be presumptuous on our part that our Forum should be fun place to hang out. For all of us who have been here a long time we are used to how it works but for someone new this may not be immediately apparent. Our hobby represents the coming together of technology and enjoyment. We use the former to create ever higher degrees of the latter. It is the wonderful emotional experience our audio systems give us that is our end goal.

Our Forum adds another piece to this experience in that it gives us an enjoyable place to chat about the technology and our experiences alike; many of which may not even be audio related. This is something we need to preserve.
Ian Colquhoun
President & Chief Engineer

#403008 - 04/13/14 01:46 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1445
Thanks Ian.

The contents of this rule are similar to those in the 'New Official Axiom Audio Speakers Owners Thread' over at AVS.

This has generally worked very well over there where it has become civil, respectful & helpful to folks again...


#403009 - 04/13/14 01:49 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
J. B. Offline

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
very good, love it!

or: Axiom Gallery

#403010 - 04/13/14 01:58 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11293
Loc: Central NH
Excellent, Ian!

Edit: Now I have to remember to be a fun guy! smile

Edited by MarkSJohnson (04/13/14 01:58 PM)
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#403011 - 04/13/14 02:12 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11547
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Edit: Now I have to remember to be a fun guy! smile

You forgot to run away funning.

#403013 - 04/13/14 02:48 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: CV]
BobKay Offline

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3462
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Thanks for taking the time and interest with this, Ian. I commend you for your desire to keep this place as open and un-policed as possible. It IS fun and it IS cool!

But you know, what with this new rule and all, we sure are gonna miss Peter, JP and Cam.
I just woke up one morning and suddenly I was one of them. "Are you gonna eat that?"

#403024 - 04/13/14 07:13 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
JBG Offline

Registered: 06/14/02
Posts: 461
Totally agree with you Ian, this place has always been about exchanging of ideas, help and opinions, it has been that and I have benefitted from this a few times. Without knowing what has transpired this past week I guess it come down to respect... unfortunately it seems you need to have this 'guideline' or 'rule' nowadays, online intimidation, rude comments or insults has become a real problem and can sometimes make a nice community or forum a unpleasant place to visit.

#403027 - 04/13/14 07:30 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8453
Loc: Tacoma
I'm in.

Thank you, Ian.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#403035 - 04/13/14 08:27 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
Cohesion Offline

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 228
Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
This forum more than any other I know is about exchanging information in a fun way. We certainly don't always agree but everyone is normally extra polite about it. It should not be tolerated for anyone - especially a forum newcomer from the extreme northwest of North America or wherever - to pick fights with one of the more seasoned posters.

By the same token, now that this rule has been made explicit it would be in the spirit of fun to offer a second chance if circumstances warrant this.

#403047 - 04/13/14 11:04 PM Re: New Forum Rule [Re: Ian]
Serenity_Now Offline

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1085
Loc: PEI, Canada
Good stuff. I had never read the rules till just now. I assumed this was already the case. Fantastic. smile

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