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Title: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: m2 on December 28, 2013, 11:08:30 PM
(I was planning to post this sometime tomorrow (Sunday), but I have a lot going on and may not be able to ... so I'm posting now, even though the forum is quiet on a Saturday night. Please read this, alert your forum friends to read it, etc. We consider this to be very important because it will change the way the @U2 Forum operates.)

To all @U2 Forum members,

Pending some final updates and reviews, the forum moderation team is planning to post the new Forum Rules & Guidelines on January 1, 2014. That's just a couple days away.

We've spent the better part of this month discussing what we want this forum to be in 2014 and beyond. We've solicited your input (http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,22376.0.html). We've reviewed the rules and guidelines in use at some of the web's biggest and most popular forums. And we've written a new document that we expect will bring out the best in this community and minimize the worst.

If I had to sum up the future of this forum in two words, it's this: civil discussion. The new rules and guidelines put a premium on civility, maturity and respect. We expect everyone here to value this forum as if you owned it yourself, and to value every other member that uses the forum.

We intend to build and improve the sense of community that should exist in this forum, and the moderation team will be ruthless in enforcing the new rules and guidelines. If you can't participate the way we expect all members to participate, you'll have to find other forums to use.

Again, look for the new rules and guidelines to be posted sometime on January 1st. Your continued use of the forum after the new rules are posted will constitute your understanding and acceptance of those rules.

Thanks for reading,
Matt & the moderators
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: AJ on December 29, 2013, 04:57:40 PM
Was the forum down for everyone today?
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: EnduringChill on December 29, 2013, 05:00:21 PM
Down for me. I assume they were altering the forum homepage to include a new "News" section. Way to go on getting the word out- no one can miss it now!
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: _acrobat on December 29, 2013, 05:09:12 PM
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Was the forum down for everyone today?

Yep
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: Hawkmoon2e on December 29, 2013, 06:09:41 PM
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Down for me. I assume they were altering the forum homepage to include a new "News" section. Way to go on getting the word out- no one can miss it now!

Nope, that had nothing to do with it. Matt posted that last night, and the forum went down for everyone sometime this morning. Not sure why yet, but it's Sunday, and there's football to be watched!
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: EnduringChill on December 29, 2013, 07:23:43 PM
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Down for me. I assume they were altering the forum homepage to include a new "News" section. Way to go on getting the word out- no one can miss it now!

Nope, that had nothing to do with it. Matt posted that last night, and the forum went down for everyone sometime this morning. Not sure why yet, but it's Sunday, and there's football to be watched!
I haven't checked the forum all day, but hm, that's a little unusual...
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 29, 2013, 07:33:18 PM
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Down for me. I assume they were altering the forum homepage to include a new "News" section. Way to go on getting the word out- no one can miss it now!

Nope, that had nothing to do with it. Matt posted that last night, and the forum went down for everyone sometime this morning. Not sure why yet, but it's Sunday, and there's football to be watched!
when I saw the forum was down, I was thankful it was Sunday

the site probably crashed because of the Bruce leak ;)
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: m2 on December 29, 2013, 10:55:33 PM
I'm told it was a catastrophic server/hard drive failure. Everything basically died. Tech folks restored the forum from backups, but if there were any posts between about 4-6 am PT today, they're probably MIA.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: briscoetheque on December 30, 2013, 03:32:03 AM
I posted the most amazing thing ever at 5 am Pacific time today.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: surit87 on December 30, 2013, 04:10:11 AM
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I posted the most amazing thing ever at 5 am Pacific time today.


Funeral services will be held in the appropriate manner.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: hrsan on December 31, 2013, 12:21:27 PM
Keep up the great work Matt and the other moderators.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: soapit on December 31, 2013, 06:45:25 PM
sooo......is this still happening?
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: Miami66 on December 31, 2013, 06:49:26 PM
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sooo......is this still happening?

Yeah on January 1st.... in America.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: soapit on December 31, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
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sooo......is this still happening?

Yeah on January 1st.... in America.

i guess if some of us have to be a new years trail blazer someone also has to be bringing up the rear.
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: briscoetheque on December 31, 2013, 08:48:59 PM
The USA is SOOOOOO 2013
Title: Re: COMING SOON: New Forum Rules & Guidelines
Post by: m2 on January 01, 2014, 02:17:02 AM
New rules and guidelines posted here:

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,22535.0.html