Monthly posting of the rules & guidelines (for September, PLEASE READ)
From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Fri Sep 2 10:19:46 2022
Rules, Regulations, & Guidelines for Fidonet's FUNNY Jokes and Stories echo
This file and the rules as per the Fido official echo description constitute our rules & regulations, binding on every user in this echo, by their participation (whether passive(reading) or active(posting); if this displeases you, you know the way you came in -- you may & should exit the same way & never return.
Echo purpose: to hear something repeated you've just said.
Note all are labeled #1 as they're all important --
#1: You must (re)read these every time you see them posted by myself or another moderator, addressed to "All"
#1: even if a rule, below, seems phrased humorously (even your mods try to stay on topic) it is a hard & fast rule, requiring your adherence
#1: Have fun or GTFO
#1: No autoposts (no bot posts)
#1: don't be a jackass; you're a guest in other people's home.
#1: every post must contain funny content (text)
#1: English(UK+CAN) is the natural language of the fully evolved human being, thus English is the echo's official language. American is American & English users may feel free to humorously(key) poke fun at Americanisms &/or Canadianisms &/or Britishisms &/or Down Underisms
#1: grammar & punctuation is probably important -- mis-use opens yourself up to funny or punny ridicule.
#1: leave the moderating to the moderator(s); you may not see it being done, but we work behind the scenes often. If you have a complaint, echomail or email your mods; do NOT post into the echo (unless you're following rule#1 of course,
& being funny)
#1: This echo is rated PG-16; i.e. content should not be overly shocking to the average 16 year old (boy or girl); no porn -- that's elsewhere in cyberspace
#1: NO ads for products, services, echos, pages, or ANYTHING, except as you've sent to the mod, with agreed upon payment, & the mod posts it for you, following all rules.
#1: NO auto-posting (bots); this echo is for humans; if you can fully understand these rules, you are likely human.
#1: the mods are not responsible for any damage to your connection devices (including modems & computer & monitor) perpetrated by a moderator's use of the Freister Device (detects your personal(not BBS, not your fido upline) source system & sends proprietary signals to cause your disks, CPU, mainboard, & modem to die ("fry" from Freister, the inventor, & my friend)
#1: You have been warned
#1 Swearing should be kept to a minimum -- & only as befits the joke/thread -- we're adults here & should act & talk like it. If you're mixing them in randomly like salt & pepper, you're too young to be in here.
#1: These rules should appear once a month, but regardless if you've seen or read them, you MUST follow all, or delist the echo &/or visit others (&/or make your own, even!)
#1: We only roast the ones we love
#1: The End (or is it?)
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