everybody here please note we are
( my funny typo) living in the real word and no rules can work 100% for every issue.
rules can not work if you get them solid so we should consider flexibility too.it means we should use trustworthy and well-skilled moderators.
in general we have some common rules to moderate a forum. there is not big differences between them.
some rules like: "be polite" , "personal attacks is not allowed" ,"no offensive language" ,"use a proper subject related to your issue","send your topic in a proper forum", " one topic for one question" , ...
some specific from examples mentioned at this topic:
The language in the forum that will put people of XOOPS is not profanity. It is seing topic titles like 'Xoops admin hacked', 'Xoops is vulnerable', 'Xoops is dangerous', 'Xoops is a security threat'.
no one include a moderator know if he intends to "damage the reputation of Xoops" or it is a real issue. in most of the time even the starter dont know this is a XOOPS issue or server issue.
so a well-skilled moderator can judge and help.
So for the purpose of the code of conduct; can we say we will not allow the FCC's seven forbidden words for broadcast, plus any other words depending on the context they are used?
what is exactly an offensive language? it depends on different tunes and positions.
could you filter some words like "hell" in every sentences?
im against of any systematic censorship. again we should trust on moderators.
Use meaningful subjects in the forum and comments which give information about your posting. Do not use subjects like "Help! I’m lost".
it is just a guideline.i prefer to name it guideline more that rules. moderator will not ban member that failed to open a topic with a proper subject.
for example when someone's open his site and find it is hacked.he has no thought at the moment maybe he just come here and start a topic with any subject like : "help me. im hacked!"
again a well-skilled moderator can find a proper solution.
also you should consider a moderator has a personal life and he is a human anyway and do some faults.
a moderator can not be online and monitor forum for 24*7 hours.
IMO you should take a maximum 2 hours per day for each moderator not more.
personally i totally agreed with the code of conduct from XI. i am a member of communication team and we discuss about that in many posts. and finally reach to that. so it is a rule that obtain by many active
Xoopsers more than here in xoops.org (yes it is a fact)
anyway in my point of view "term of use" is most important part when we come to ban a user.
i like 2 rules (plus more come from you guys) there:
1- every member should have one account. if someone has more than one account moderators have the rights to delete all of them. and send a caution and ... finally ban
2- if anyone abuse or attempt to abuse members or try to hack site or hijack
and misuse user accounts he will receive a permanent account and IP banning