Clarification on what "importing or exporting a war" means
If Alice is a poster here, and Ben posts here in order to continue a fight or harassment that was going on on another site, Ben is importing a war
. Ben will be banned. It doesn't matter whether Ben came here specifically to harass Alice, or if he was already a poster here.
If Greg uses his posts here to go on about how horribly Harry is behaving on some other site, and Harry comes over here to continue the fight, Greg and Harry are both importing a war
, Greg by using us as a base for his attacks, and Harry for continuing the fight here. Both Greg and Harry be banned. One poster has been warned that he would be banned for this when he tried to stir up interest in launching a raid on ED and 4chan(!) from here.
If Sue posts here about something that happened on another site, and Tom, Una, and Vincent go to that site and start trouble because of it, in a way that causes it to bounce back here, Tom, Una And Vincent are exporting a war
and will be banned. If I find evidence that Sue intentionally posted what she did to in order to instigate the others
to react the way they did, she'll be banned too.
What it boils down to, very simply, is
- don't use our forums for a battleground,
- don't encourage or instigate others to use our forums as a battleground, and
- don't use our forums as a launching pad for a fight.
edited 5th Oct '10 9:21:40 AM by Madrugada
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