Hello, dear posters.
As you may have noticed, I have just been made into a new moderator of the news section, and this is my introductory post. I've requested to be made a moderator of the News section mainly in order to clean this place up from racist comments and personal insults which fly both ways far too often as of late.
So here's how things are going to work (hopefully):
1)Any post of offensive nature as defined by Newsguy's Rules of the Road may, and to the best of my ability, will, be edited or deleted as soon as I spot it.
2)Since I am not here 24/7, and I do not read every single thread, a bit of vigilance on the part of forum posters will also be in order. Any poster who has a complaint about a post that they think may contradict the Rules of the Road can report them to me via a private message. When reporting a post, please provide the link to the thread and the post's number.
3)There will be no subtle, sneaky editing that makes it look as if the post's offensive contents just vanished into thin air. I will make sure to sign my handiwork.
4)Sometimes, if I think that the poster wasn't being deliberately offensive but simply let their temper get the better of them, I will not edit the post, but ask the poster to do so. However, if that happens and the poster does not comply, I will consider the offense in his post to have been deliberate, and will react accordingly.
5)If you have any kind of problem with any of my decisions, you can talk to me about it via private message. I will not respond to anyone who posts their complaints in public. If you have talked to me and you still aren't satisfied, take it to the admin.
That be all for today. I am leaving this thread stickied for now, watch it for updates.