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Thread: Board Rule #13

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    Barbarossa's Avatar mostly harmless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Rules
    13. Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion or questioning and will not be tolerated. Complaints concerning moderators or their actions may be discussed with that moderator or brought to the attention of an administrator by means of a Private Message (PM) or create a thread in the Report Section.
    I'm only being picky because I'm bored, but the above seems to imply that the decisions will not be tolerated. Which is clearly not how it's supposed to read.

    Surely, it should be:-

    Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion or questioning and any such discussion or questioning will not be tolerated.

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    Surely it was the decision of an admin or moderator to relate that point in such piss-poor English.

    Therefore your post should not be tolerated.
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    I suspect I am about to be placed on Toleration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    I'm only being picky because I'm bored, but the above seems to imply that the decisions will not be tolerated. Which is clearly not how it's supposed to read.

    Surely, it should be:-

    Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion or questioning and any such discussion or questioning will not be tolerated.
    Changed...

    Thanks.

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    Shouldn't it be:

    Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion or questioning and no such discussion or questioning will be tolerated.
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    You'd need to ask a cunning linguist. I would say both are correct, but yours is possibly the more eloquent way of putting it.

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    Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion nor questioning. Contravention of this rule will not be tolerated.
    Since we're being really picky - I got rid of some of the tautological ingemination and replaced it with pure tautology.

    While neither is completely correct, I understand the need for reiteration and the latter is much more elegant.


    Edit: Just noticed that it should be 'nor'.
    Last edited by manker; 11-08-2005 at 10:18 AM.
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    Public discussion or questioning of any decisions made by the Administrators or Moderators WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    Public discussion or questioning of any decisions made by the Administrators or Moderators WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
    Nice.

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    Decisions of the Administrators or Moderators ARE NOT up for public discussion nor questioning. Anyone doing so will be terminated.

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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