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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    I've deleted some stuff from the NSWCA - One on One With Your Prez thread. Please avoid referring to Coffee Lounge discussions on the main board as much as possible as this isn't fair to posters who don't have access there - they will not understand what you are talking about.

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    Hello All;

    Matthew Sweeney said " NO NO NO !!! DISABLE THIS SHITBOX !!! "

    As per his request, I had disabled his account yesterday.

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    There has been a real mess on the Ballarat Begonia thread where a last-round result between siblings led to accusations of collusion that were not sufficiently substantiated (although there is some suggestion a player was lax about a game there is not a shred of proof of deliberate game-throwing), resulting in numerous posters posting other examples of suspected cheating, some of them similarly dodgy.

    The thread also contained some really good discussion about avoiding sibling pairings etc but because there is a lot of dodgy stuff on the thread I have acted as follows:

    * Thread locked.
    * Entirity of thread from original accusations/suspicions onwards moved into quarantine for careful assessment over the next several days. It is likely that the great majority of posts will eventually be restored but some will be deleted/edited and the thread may be split. Once this has all been dealt with whatever material is online will be re-opened for discussion, however I wish to make the following warning to all posters:

    Accusations of game-throwing or collusion should only be made where there is very strong evidence that they are true and where this evidence is clearly stated and correct in the opening post in which they are raised. Second-hand hearsay, rumour and so on are not sufficient evidence. Posters repeatedly making accusations of cheating without substantiating them will be suspended.

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    Deleted one thread and a few posts that refer to rumours about a person being jailed. The original posts were completely off-topic and unless someone knows about this for sure the whole thing is not in the public interest.

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    I have changed the description of the Coffee Lounge slightly.

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    Matthew Sweeney has been banned for two weeks for violent and sexually/vulgarly abusive remarks towards another poster in, ironically, the "Extending state bans nationwide" thread. Once again, Matt is on a zero-tolerance policy and clearcut breaches of the rules will result in bans.

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    Email from Denis Jessop posted by shaun in the Extending State Ban thread has been removed and one other post by stater with a verbatim quote of the same also removed. As the post was not moderated for 2 days: the gate has been closed but the horse has bolted and therefore all subsequent discussion remains as is.

    Posters are reminded to not post private communications on the board. In this case the message had a number of addressees but there was still an expectation of confidentiality and therefore the (somewhat belated) moderation of the two aforementioned posts.
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    Policy regarding private messages revised and extended to other forms of private or potentially private communication. New policy has been placed at top of thread and reads:

    * Private communications of any sort, including but not limited to PMs, emails and letters, may not be posted or quoted publicly without the written consent of the author(s) of all material being quoted. (Includes within Coffee Lounge.) A communication is private if its author has, or may reasonably have, an expectation of confidentiality. Exceptions include tournament announcements, newsletters and some other materials with a wide circulation that are clearly not in confidence. Internal proceedings of chess organisations and businesses are in confidence unless stated otherwise no matter how many recipients there are.

    The onus is strongly on the poster of a communication to ensure that its posting is permitted prior to doing so, if necessary by asking a moderator.
    Thread retitled for clarity.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 08-04-2006 at 02:01 PM.

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    Guidelines have been revised with respect to Coffee Lounge in line with the change made in the description of the Lounge on the site front page. All reference to specific rules applying in the Lounge has been removed and it has been made clear that the Lounge is indeed unmoderated by moderators. First post has been edited accordingly.

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    Peter Parr's post on drug-testing and the Olympiad has been moved to a new thread. A series of fairly chatty off-topic posts following that post has been deleted, though I will revive them and move them to non-chess if both the main parties involved (arosar and bergil) request me to.

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    User alovelyboy has been suspended indefinitely for continuing to post personal gossip about Australian chess personalities, some or all of it untrue. User Bobby (not to be confused with Bobby1972) has been banned permanently as a hydra of alovelyboy.

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    Tomas Kessler banned - similarities in posts plus matching in partial IP addresses shows TK is banned user Ayuna using a secondary account to evade ban. TK account may however be reactivated temporarily by admins/mods if this is necessary while investigating a violence threat complaint by that poster.

    Banned users who wish their accounts to be reactivated on the basis that they will behave themselves in future must contact the moderators and seek permission. Starting posting again under new accounts without permission is not acceptable. However requests for reactivation will be considered on their merits.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 19-04-2006 at 11:39 AM.

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    Sujakobi banned as a hydra of an already banned user.
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    Matthew Sweeney has been suspended for a month. His latest in a very long line of violations of site rules was a post that at the least wished another poster dead and could also have been interpreted as a violence threat.

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    Howard Duggan suspended from CL access until he is deemed to have posted 200 non-spamming posts and then some.
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