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BallOfSpray Rules of conduct

HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
edited May 2012 in Rules/Politics/Issues
I had to delete two threads this morning. I'm sure the author of both threats thought it was a good idea when he posted them but as administrator I did not.
My bottom line is as follows:

1. This website is about waterskiing
2. The culture of this website is to be friendly
3. No one should say anything in a post they would not say in person
4. Subjects or posts that are in bad taste are not welcome
5. Any subject that could get me sent to HR if I said it at work - is out of bounds here
6. There is some margin for horseplay based on the demographic of the average reader, men in their 40s. Example: I didn't think anyone here is offended by pictures of attractive women in bikinis - but even this must be in reasonably good taste.
7. Subjects that are divisive and that are not clearly waterski related will be deleted. An example of this is non-waterski politics.
8. Any divisive subject it is waterski related requires that you use your own name as your login or that you add it to your signature.


Some rules snipped from Flickr
• Do play nice.
We're a global community of many types of people, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.
• Don’t vent your frustrations, rant, or bore the brains out of other members.
BallOfSpray is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid complaint about your conduct, we’ll send you a warning or delete your account.

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Comments

  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,036 Crazy Baller
    Thanks for this thread, I think it is perfectly timed and this site is the best due to your hard work! Thanks again for making it THE place to enjoy watersking on the web!!
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
    @Bulldog
    Thank you for being a part of it. The site would be nothing without the Ballers - even the Canadians

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  • ski4xtcski4xtc Posts: 210 Crazy Baller
    The Ball of Spray Rules of Conduct are all the reasons why this is the very best website and resource for water skiing! Thanks John for keeping it that way.
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,421 Mega Baller
    Rule number 1, there are no rules. Rule number 2. What happens in BOS stays in BOS! No Sissies allowed! Sorry, couldn't help but stir the pot!
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
    Onside135jayskiBroussard
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 947 Crazy Baller
    edited May 2012
    @horton thanks bro love the sight and thanks for keeping it legit! Uhm @scotchipman did you just call me out? lol!! we all know who skies more bouys today but look out bro im rapidly moving up the line and i have you in my sights!! just kidding scot i wouldnt be skiing as well as i am today if it were not for die hard passionate skiers like you!!!!
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    No more picking on MS then??
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,263 Mega Baller
    @TylerR when were we ever allowed?
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    We were allowed at 2 ball.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,263 Mega Baller
    @thager that was for charity. Feel free to make fun of me all you want but make a donation in the TipJar to the App Dev.
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    OK, you lost me. But I am sure Horton can handle it. I'm also sure he is already planning revenge!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    but we're still allowed to make fun of Canadians and their $40 per case Labatt's right? Just kidding love the site and come here to talk about skiing not to get miffed by political or social differences- that's what facebook is for.
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
  • konakona Posts: 528 Baller
    @scotchipman way to go Scot :) j/k
    Bob Boyle - I am my girls father
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
    It is still open season on @MS and @eleeski and most Canadians (SM is off the list - we like him)

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  • Ham_WallaceHam_Wallace Posts: 533
    Whew! Gotta pick on MS!
    Am I a jumper that wants to be a slalom skier? Or a slalom skier that wants to be a jumper?
  • SMSM Posts: 529 Crazy Baller
    That's not quite accurate. I've noticed that Canadian girls don't scream as much as me.
    Time spent on the water is time well spent.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    I like the rules until the part where I can't bore people. That's gonna nix half my posts!

    But in all seriousness, effective moderation is the reason this is the single best waterskiing site. Thanks, John, and keep it up!!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,421 Mega Baller
    Rule number 3, Smart and MS are always right, JTH seldom is!!!
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
  • slalom frogslalom frog Posts: 108 Baller
    What about French Canadians? Is it open season on them as well?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
    @slalom frog
    that depends. I say we focus mostly on @Brent There is no question that he deserves it.
    If we had some Belgian Ballers that would take the heat off all Canadians

    @skidawg when was the last time @MS was right about anything except Mrs.MS

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,421 Mega Baller
    @horton- yesterday (ski choice)!
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,608 Administrator
    @skidawg he will be back on monza in time

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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,160 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    How do I manage to get into every thread on the board
    Shut up and ski
    Onside135
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,160 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I guess
    Shut up and ski
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,301 Mega Baller
    Must be the time of the season as I just saw a similar thread over on one of the raceboat web sites.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    @jody yeah, spring always brings out the craziness in us all!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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