What Are the Rules and Features of This Site?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the rules and guidelines of Physics Forums, including the role of moderators and mentors, the availability of avatars, and the consequences for violating guidelines. It also includes a humorous initiation ritual involving being hit with a fish. The conversation ends with a welcoming message to the new member.
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Ephratah7
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Can anyone please tell me anything about this site..?:confused:
I don't know the rules or anything... :cry:
>_>... Am i too innocent..? (I guess..):approve::approve:

Well, anyway, What are the rules? :smile:
What does the moderators do? Mentors?etc.

and, How can i make my own avatar? Can i? or... pic? XD:shy:
 
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Your own avatar is only available if you pay (euphemism: "contributer")

The rules are pretty much the same as real life, be considerate, intelligent, and please put homework questions in the right forum, while not titling them the ever-present and ambiguous "homework OMG HLEP!" I'm sure someone (probably a moderator) will link you to a nice "PF Guidelines" page that no body really reads all the way through.

Moderators make sure the people that are in here to cause trouble get warned or kicked out. If there is a spam or porn problem (I've only once or twice seen it), they delete it. Also, good users can get kind of crazy sometimes, so moderators need to keep them in line.

And you also get hit with a fish as initiation rite around here.
 
  • #3
Mk said:
Your own avatar is only available if you pay (euphemism: "contributer")

The rules are pretty much the same as real life, be considerate, intelligent, and please put homework questions in the right forum, while not titling them the ever-present and ambiguous "homework OMG HLEP!" I'm sure someone (probably a moderator) will link you to a nice "PF Guidelines" page that no body really reads all the way through.

Moderators make sure the people that are in here to cause trouble get warned or kicked out. If there is a spam or porn problem (I've only once or twice seen it), they delete it. Also, good users can get kind of crazy sometimes, so moderators need to keep them in line.

And you also get hit with a fish as initiation rite around here.

I see... so that's why... What do they mean by "infractions"? Moonbear send me a message...a general warning... he said something about the infractions but i didn't get his point...
 
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The general rules can be found here:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374

Some other forums have more specific guidelines so make sure you read the sticky threads whenever you enter one for the first time.

You get infraction points if you post against the guidelines and once you get a certain amount of infractions you can be banned for a set period of time or indefinitely. A mentor can clarify this more.
 
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And Moonbear is a her.
 
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hypatia said:
And Moonbear is a her.

And she has a cat with a rifle (the kitten in her avatar is grown up now).

I'm moving this thread from GD to Feedback.
 
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Welcome to PF!
 
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Ephratah7 said:
Can anyone please tell me anything about this site..?:confused:
I don't know the rules or anything... :cry:
>_>... Am i too innocent..? (I guess..):approve::approve:

Well, anyway, What are the rules? :smile:
Being thumped with a fish. Here's a flounder in your face. WHACK!
 
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Kurdt said:
The general rules can be found here:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374

Some other forums have more specific guidelines so make sure you read the sticky threads whenever you enter one for the first time.

You get infraction points if you post against the guidelines and once you get a certain amount of infractions you can be banned for a set period of time or indefinitely. A mentor can clarify this more.

I think you summed it up well. Ephratah, welcome to PF! Sorry I didn't respond to your PM on this yet...I just keep getting distracted by other stuff when I remember it. PM me again if this isn't a sufficient answer now.
 
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hypatia said:
And Moonbear is a her.

One of the most her-ish hers around, as a matter of fact. Pretty hot for an old broad.
While Arildno isn't officially on the Welcoming Committee (that's usually done by the Sisterhood), being fish-whapped by him does complete your initiation. Welcome aboard.
 
  • #11
berkeman said:
And she has a cat with a rifle (the kitten in her avatar is grown up now).

I'm moving this thread from GD to Feedback.

oh, ok...
 
  • #12
arildno said:
Being thumped with a fish. Here's a flounder in your face. WHACK!

...lol
 
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hypatia said:
And Moonbear is a her.

He's a SHE? ...^_^.. kk.
 
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Mk said:
I'm sure someone (probably a moderator) will link you to a nice "PF Guidelines" page that no body really reads all the way through.

I did.
So feel the peer pressure Ephrarah7, and ignore that evil Mk, and read those guidelines, all the way through.
Welcome aboard!
 

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