There are two million visitors on IORR every year. IORR is the most popular non-profit Rolling Stones fan site on this planet. It is on top of Google search if you search for most of the related topics, because Google as a great search engine do know the fact that there are around one million pages on IORR with relevant contents, basically a complete library of anything said about the Stones since the mid 90's, all shows, all news and so on. With no ads, all non-commercial.
Then there are around 21,000 registered users who are able to post on the IORR forum Tell Me plus the other IORR forums available, like Hot Stuff and All Sold Out. If you have been granted posting access, you must comply with the posting policy, which is linked up on the top of the forum pages. For your convenience there is a link here:IORR Forum Help and Policy
If your posts are reported as offending, the IORR moderator & editor will check the contents, and edit/delete accordingly. If there is a modi operandi where the person who post seems to be following an offensive and offending path in several posts, the posting access will be removed. In average there are one posting access closed per week, some times one per month. Out of the total of 21,000 that is may be 25-50 i.e. 0,2% of the total per year. In a randomly selected week there might be 100 new registered users, and one or none closed access.
If a person get the posting access closed, it is called "banned user". It simply mean you will not be able to post using the very same login name. If you feel you have been "banned" for no reason then feel free to contact the IORR Editor, see contact info below. If you feel other people have been banned for no reason, please DO NOT start campaigns on IORR to reinstall their posting policy. Ask the person to contact the IORR Editor. If there is a misunderstanding then it is no problem.
By the way, you may start posting with a newe name, no problem, as long as you do not offend. Some do not accept the fact that it is offending to call people Dick or @#$%& or F**k or something similar. So they make a new name and make sure everyone see and understand they are the same old banned offending person. That is the same as walking out of a bar fight, then walking back with a different colored shirt and asking for more fighting. Like having a red blanket in front of the bull. Like crossing a 10 lanes highway on foot in USA. It is possible but not recommended.
If a person spend a lot of time offending named persons by posting offending on other sites, then it is a natural reason for not having posting access on IORR. You may not expect to be a bully externally, then Mr Nice Guy on IORR. Offense is offence, internally or externally. If I am told you punched a person in the face outside IORR, and you enjoy the privelege of posting here on IORR, I might close the access simply because it does not make sense to have you here. An example:
I was at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo watching the Rolling Stones performing live. They had the following name up on display as one of the Buffalo Bills heroes:
O. J. Simpson
May be that is ok for some, but for others that might be hurting. Some people claim they should be able to post about Adolf @#$%&, Quisling, Bin Laden and other terrorists here on IORR. I say sorry no. Please find another arena for such funny posts. If you do not respect such basic rules then feel free to enjoy taking about the Stones on any other of the thousands of internet forums and places on Internet.
My name is Bjornulf Vik but some people like to call me Dick, which some might recognise as another name of the male genital, no further explanations needed. It is offending. Some want to offend other individuals on IORR, here or other places. Sorry it is not possible. It is called Internet hate and it is not acceptable. In short, New Yourk Times would never print my name as Dick, not even Dick Laden by error even if a drunk journalist might have spelled it out one late evening. They have routines for avoiding offensive publication. Same with IORR.
If Donald Trump was on IORR I would bet he would post something stupid about husbands raping the wife or about a female journalist bleeding, and I would have to ban him from IORR. Then I am sure there are many here on IORR who think Donald Trump is a great politician and the perfect presidets candidate in the US so I will accept any reports about my offensive statement here, and I will probably remove it soon. It is just an exaple. Even an offensive example might be offensive.
There are some people who think they are greatrer than rules, may be they did not have sex with that woman, may be they did not inhale, or may be they did not call me Dick or other offending words. Still, life is too short, I am running IORR in my spare time, and I can't spend the rest of my life discussing why someone was banned, why not, when and so on. Everything is on file. It might be because of numerous posts about masturbation, it might be because they blamed Mick's girl friend on cancelled shows, or it might be because of severe name calling. There is always a reason, even if they contact you and say they are a pussycat and they would never hurt a mouse or a fly.
There are very few rules on IORR. In fact there is only one:
DO NOT OFFEND
And remember, you are NOT the one who decide what is offending. Because there are people from all over the world on IORR, we do not make jokes about the Hiroshima Bomb or the war in Syria or children dying of malaria in Africa, and we do not make offending Donald Trump types of jokes about other named persons. We pay respect. Gay people are respected. Male and female are respected. Poor people and rich people are respected. If you are homofobian then feel free to be scared of homosexual poeple but don't post hate here on IORR. If you need to fight then find an Arsenal shirt and walk into one of the Tottenham pubs singing "Tottenham sucks". Good luck. Then ask them for the freedom of speach and say you should not be banned. Do the same with Ajax and Feyenoord, or any other rival sports clubs in the world.
The whole point of IORR is to share information, a joke or 100 is no problem, but please do not offend. And please do not start a thread about masturbation, you may masturbate all night and all day, no worries, but we don't need to have you posting about it here on IORR. Most people would agree on that. There are so many weired reasons why people get banned. One day I might write a book about it, but not now.
Finally, some make jokes about food postings. Personally I don't care if you post about food, but I think IORR would be boring if it was filled with posts about pizza, steaks, meals, restaurants, bars, carrots, salads and so on. Just eat that food and get finished. Off Topic posts may be deleted at any times, no offense, especially when there are more Off Topic than On Topic, and be sure, if your off topic is about something boring, like a burger or a boring pizza, then it might not survive long, unless it is funny. But how funny is a pizza? It would have to be frutti de mare in case...
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IORR Editor & Moderator
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2015-08-10 16:09 by bv.