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Rules for ESEE Forum

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by texastonydobbs, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    Okay Guys & Gals As of Today , We need to keep Threads on Topic.No more side tracking/Hijacking threads or warnings will be issued.
    Red & Yellow tickets(based on a point system)...to many warnings and limited access to BF or you could be Banned from BF
    Do not use foul or offensive language. This includes abbreviations or acronyms.
    Do not post “Link & Run” threads. Either have an opinion on the topic you posted about or don’t post it.
    Do not hassle the moderators of the forum if they move, edit, or close your thread.
    Do not post threads that clearly do not belong in the ESEE Forum and continue to do so after you have been warned.

    Do not insult or berate other members of the forum.

    Do not post SPAM. This is my pet peeve. Post anything of the sort and you will lose your privileges on BFC.

    BFC now has an infraction system in place. Failure to follow the rules set by BFC Admin. Spark and the rules that apply to the Community Forum will result in an infraction being given. Get enough of them and you'll wind up getting banned either temporarily or permanently. So watch what you say, where you say it, and who you say it to. Be mindful of the forum you are posting in.

    I want to keep the ESEE forum open and provide answers to question and helpful tips and to show Why ESEE is a Leader in the Cutlery world.

    As of 6-10-2010:
    New Rules for ESEE Knives Contest
    1. RP#
    2. Gold membership or Higher
    Due to :

    From this point on All Contest will follow these rules ,If you are not a Gold member or higher ,Please Upgrade your BF Account to participate in ESEE Contest & Support BF.
    Thank you
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  2. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    I am going to sticky this for a few days and we'll unstick it and hope peeps can follow the rules
  3. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    I'm sure it will take a while before some realize we have these new rules in place since not all posts are read by everyone. We want everyone to know that we want this to remain a friendly, relaxed forum but we just need to back off on all the off-topic and crazy stuff that's been posted here.
  4. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    That is True Jeff,
    Trying to get a handle on all the off topic stuff can be a chore . Just takes time and cooperation from RAT Members,Still the same place ,let's just try to keep the threads on topic.
  5. Harp247


    May 11, 2009
    I agree with all said. Although, as a newcomer myself it was very easy to see that some of the biggest names here, were some of the biggest offenders of that which you speak. I just hope the "New" rules apply to all. That being said, I thank everyone for making this both an educational and enjoyable place to spend free time.
  6. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    Honestly not new rules... we were just relaxed and things went down hill , mostly we as in every RAT member kinda add to the problem at one time or another....RAT Forum is still going to be fun & relaxed but I will mainly be watching for:
    Do not insult or berate other members of the forum
    Keeping threads on topic.....and getting rid of the side tracking of threads.
  7. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Thanks guys! This is good stuff.
  8. Stormstaff


    Dec 14, 2007
    We still won't have problems posting off topic stuff like asking about non-knife related things will we? ie, backpacks, tents or what have you

    This is more for the crazy off the handle kind of stuff I assume?

    Am I correct? Just trying to clarify.
  9. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    Correct .
    We are just trying to kill off the wall comments/post that hijack a thread...
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  10. smustian


    Jun 23, 2009
    Thanks for the clarification TTD. Personally, I like to see people post threads and comment on gear they have tried and liked/disliked. Most/many of the people who post here have much more woods experience than I do and I value their assessments. It truly helps future selection of gear easier if questions and comments are available.
  11. BenchmadeBoy


    Sep 4, 2005
    Good stuff and hey, I read a sticky:D
  12. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    U R welcome & correct :D
  13. AKnife


    May 10, 2009
    Rules? :grumpy:

    Nah, these seem reasonable. It was nice to have an off topic thread once in a while, but it was starting to get a little crazy there.
  14. hwpaintballer


    Jun 12, 2008
    :D Maybe it will start getting back to normal-ish, :eek: I actually I have found myself spending less time in the Rat forum due to all the craziness (and time restraints), sure it's fun once in a while but 10+ threads a day on crazy stuff and you have to surf through the threads to find ones worth reading. Admittedly I'm going to miss the occasional Hi-Jack when a thread starts dieing, but if it betters the community and promotes like behavior of non hi-jacking posts then I'll hang up my thread spikes.
  15. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    I am very pleased with this. I was tired of reading a thread for the first 4-5 posts and than it started to get hijacked.
  16. disduster

    disduster Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    fantastic, i don't post that much, but i sure see a lot of off topic threads these days, hijacking too. I read the rules sounds good. :thumbup:
  17. ridgeline

    ridgeline Think Twice - Post Once

    May 10, 2009
    All very fair and easy enough to follow, can't argue with that.
  18. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    We appreciate all of you. I am as much to blame (if not more) for these threads going off topic than anyone else. We want this forum to continue to be a cool place to visit so we can speak our minds and have a "campfire" setting. Again, we are not as much about knives as we are about a philosophy. Knives are second rate in what we do. Being able to communicate among each other, learn about things that will keep us safe and help us survive bad things, and build lasting friendships means a thousand times more than any old RAT (or any other) knife. So, again, we appreciate you all and just want to try to get a little better organization to the forum for those who need to be able to get info quickly without wading through the junk...that's the only reason for the new rules.

  19. Stormstaff


    Dec 14, 2007
    Just another case that shows Jeff and RAT to be class acts! :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  20. Necrodamus


    May 4, 2009
    Ya'll forgot one rule...


    Thanks guys! (and yes Im guilty of that one too!)

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