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Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement August 2016
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:07:14 PM »
I know, you/we are always tempted to just scroll to the bottom and "click & lie," but please read this whole thing. Trust me; it's different than anything you've read before. :o)

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Now was that a "fun" read or what? ;D
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Re: Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement September 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 10:36:35 PM »
@ge:
I can not remember the last time I read a more interesting set of rules.......for the third time. lol
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Re: Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement September 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 06:37:10 AM »
After reading all that I want to sign up again.  ::)
Be fair, be square and obey the rules of the pack.

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Re: Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement September 2014
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 02:49:37 PM »
 The main point for me is not to make members nervous about posting, this is a Chromatic harmonica site. Mr A. J. has given all Chromatic players a forum, from all over the world, they should i hope be able to participate without fretting about grammar or spelling, keep in mind some can communicate better playing music. I am hopeless at grammar, i am sure there are many like me who spoke slang or dialect during informative years, where the grammar was less important than the meaning, for example;                 
                                                   Years upon years when younger we all used the word 'yon' for either those or these, to this day i use those and these wrongly, 'yon' had no tense. We are all marked by history, experience and predicament, the makings of individuality. On the other hand i do not mind personally being pointed in the right direction, if done kindly and respectfully, it is an acceptance there are people who know more than me, 'yon' same people are often the ones who have open minds and appreciation of other folks gifts outside the verbal. I do not envy A. J. , and will always admire his special gift, this site is proof.

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Re: Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement September 2014
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 05:07:38 PM »
No question but that AJ has a monumental task with the site but I'm happy he has taken on the assignment rather than me. I would just put up some rules & regs, that we Must have, the best I could. I wouldn't be going to court so I wouldn't have to worry about every comma, or diacritic or whatever spelling mistake was made.
Someone will ALWAYS find a mistake somewhere.  Congratulations to them.
I just think it's funny that Mean/Poor/Confused/Dissappointed AJ has to keep running around like a chicken on roller skates trying to balance some rules to coral a bunch of adults so they don't insult one another or hurt the feelings of others by some comment that was made off the wall or offered with a tongue & cheek sarcasm.
AJ, I don't envy you and your trying to balance this Humongous Ball on your nose like a trained seal while attempting to appeal to the masses and not dropping it and kicking it to the sideline.  Your're a better man that I am, Gunga Din
At times I feel for you & at times I just can't help but laugh.   :)
OBTW--If anyone finds any spelling mistakes or punctuation errors, please feel free to grade my paper in Red ink. If it is bad enough I will go stand in the corner.  :-[

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Re: Updated Rules and Regs /Agreement September 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 11:42:56 AM »
Yeah, I made the rules just complicated enough to be interesting, eh? ;)

For the member, I think knowing what the "rules" are all about actually adds to the appreciation of this forum as well as the other members, who not only abide by, but embrace them.  The rules are really not meant to restrict, but rather to liberate the membership from the things the rules don't allow. You guys never have to worry about certain behaviors and stuff, cuz they're just not allowed. Not sure if I'm making any sense here, but it makes sense to me.  ;D Ha Ha!

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You make complete sense to me, Age--fwiw. Always have, which is why I've backed you about the Rules and Regs even if/when I (rarely) got on the wrong side of them. None of us are entirely immune and I hope that's understood by those who see what they might think of as 'fancy' Charter Member logos over some names (much too few in my estimation since we can ALL be supporters of this terrific home away from home)  and moving chromatics - which might give the impression of favouritism. It isn't at all. They're there purely because you kindly want to recognize those of us who believe deeply in this forum and in keeping it going. NOBODY is given any special 'privileges' when it comes to the Rules and Regs...we're all equal and you're the benevolent 'boss' (which is as it should be, since you own the whole shebang. ;)

Heck, if I'd had the initial idea, developed it, put in the time, dug into my pocket and killed myself to do the work to create such a forum you could bet that I'D be laying down the rules and regs to keep it working the way I believed it should be. So would any of us if we were honest.

So there's nothing to complain or even remotely fidget about. I know that you're eminently fair to everyone equally and these updated and logical Rules and Regs put the burden of making decisions squarely onto your shoulders, not ours.

Perfect! :)

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