Alienscifi wrote:What rules are most important and not obvious?
The ones that get you banned, lol.
The ones posted by Brian are obvious. But here's what can get you into trouble with a mod (me): (1) Reopening a discussion when it has been locked by the mod. (2) Arguing with, belittling, or angering a mod. (3) After being banned, re-registering with a different handle. (3) Posting the same question, thread, or topic in different forums and expecting people to chase them down and read them to understand what you need. (4) Not reading responses to questions or statements you've posted and then continuing to repost questions which have already been posted. (5) Posting inappropriate topics in forums. (6) Not reading and following these and other rules. (7) Asking for services not provided by the WD forum (hint: ghostwriter). (8) Posting excerpts of your writing for critique, but not reciprocating with critiques of others' works.
You're guilty of six of these infractions, Isaac. But as a former teacher, I'm interested in educating people, not punishing them, and I believe in second chances. Maia has stated that she will help you, and so will I. Follow our advice and work with us, and you'll find that we will help you wherever we can. Annoy us, and we will take action. (As a volunteer moderator, I can devote only so much time to following up on complaints by other forumites; I had to deal with FIVE reports today, Isaac. Ugh.)