Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Notice: Forum Policy Change

  1. #1
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,610
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,161 Times in 1,157 Posts

    Default Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Registration for this site is now restricted to 16 years old or older.

    In addition, birthdates are now a required profile field. They will be used solely to check for age policy compliance.

    We apologize for this change.
    For ANY and ALL KenpoTalk issues, please use theContact Us link here or at page bottom right. Do NOT PM me for site support.

  2. #2
    Richard Finn's Avatar
    Richard Finn is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    234
    Thanked 149 Times in 103 Posts

    Smile Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    I guess this means everyone will know how many times I have celebrtated my 29th birthday!
    Hands on Healer

    "If you can not be King be a healer."

    "The hands of the King are the hands of a healer"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn View Post
    I guess this means everyone will know how many times I have celebrtated my 29th birthday!
    A minor inconvience if it keeps out children and the predators they attract.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    6,026
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,520 Times in 909 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    A minor inconvience.... .
    Really? ROFL...
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard

  5. #5
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,610
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,161 Times in 1,157 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    This wasn't something I decided easily. My desire has always been to have family oriented sites, rather than the ego and profanity laced stuff that one finds too often. Several events over the last few months, mostly on MT, but on other sites I run, have pushed me to this point.
    MT, KT and FMAT are all now 16+ or older only, and Rustaz has gone 18+ only.

    Some of the concepts that we discuss in the normal course of the day as martial artists simply put aren't "child-friendly". A conversation with the parent of a 10yr old some weeks back, some issues involving minors on other boards, and some serious thinking as a parent myself, made up my mind.

    So, Birthdays are now required. Hopefully, that'll take care of the concerns...and save us from having to cut Rob in 2 to find out how old he really is.
    For ANY and ALL KenpoTalk issues, please use theContact Us link here or at page bottom right. Do NOT PM me for site support.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    6,026
    Thanks
    1,199
    Thanked 1,520 Times in 909 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    We should have a poll on how many rings you'd find. LOL.
    BTW, I did run into this guy yesterday that said Rob owed him some money. What was his name?......Oh yeah, Methuselah...that was it. You know him?
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard

  7. #7
    Richard Finn's Avatar
    Richard Finn is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Blue Belt
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    234
    Thanked 149 Times in 103 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler View Post
    Really? ROFL...
    OK, I'll admit ignorance. Can I get an interpretation of ROFL and LOL.

    Also, I did not mean to seem like I have a problem with the new policy. Bob, please understand that I in no way want to disagree or make your already difficult job any harder. You have my full support. I am very concerned about what any child (but especaially mine) gets on the web. I was trying to make light of it and show it was not a problem. My post obviously failed to make that clear. I apologize .
    Hands on Healer

    "If you can not be King be a healer."

    "The hands of the King are the hands of a healer"

  8. #8
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,610
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,161 Times in 1,157 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    No worries Richard, I took the comments in jest.

    ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud

    I've gotten alot more support than I expected, which has made it easier. A couple "why?"s which is what I tried answering.
    For ANY and ALL KenpoTalk issues, please use theContact Us link here or at page bottom right. Do NOT PM me for site support.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post

    So, Birthdays are now required. Hopefully, that'll take care of the concerns...and save us from having to cut Rob in 2 to find out how old he really is.
    Cut me in two and I could be 19 again on both sides.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn View Post
    OK, I'll admit ignorance. Can I get an interpretation of ROFL and LOL.

    Also, I did not mean to seem like I have a problem with the new policy. Bob, please understand that I in no way want to disagree or make your already difficult job any harder. You have my full support. I am very concerned about what any child (but especaially mine) gets on the web. I was trying to make light of it and show it was not a problem. My post obviously failed to make that clear. I apologize .
    You post sparked an idea in me to explain why the policy was a good idea. And I know if I wasn't in the loop ahead of time, the original post in this thread and your post could have sparked a couple questions. So I figured if I would have had some questions so would others..
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Cobourg ON
    Posts
    1,021
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler View Post
    We should have a poll on how many rings you'd find. LOL.

    not another poll..........

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler View Post
    We should have a poll on how many rings you'd find. LOL.
    BTW, I did run into this guy yesterday that said Rob owed him some money. What was his name?......Oh yeah, Methuselah...that was it. You know him?
    I have take a bath every year whether I needed one or not. I could take a picture of my bath tub for y'all and you could count the rings in it.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,818
    Thanks
    984
    Thanked 337 Times in 234 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Well, it took a while, but I got it changed. Probably a good idea, though I'm not sure how you'd verify it.

    For the record, I'm almost sixteen.

    Times three.

    Dan C

  14. #14
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,610
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,161 Times in 1,157 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    I figure I can ask questions about hair bands....most kids haven't a clue there, LOL!
    For ANY and ALL KenpoTalk issues, please use theContact Us link here or at page bottom right. Do NOT PM me for site support.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sarnia, ON, Canada
    Posts
    7,774
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 801 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post
    I figure I can ask questions about hair bands....most kids haven't a clue there, LOL!
    Don't they hold a pony tail or pigs tails together
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

  16. #16
    Takai's Avatar
    Takai is offline
    KenpoTalk
    1st. Brown Belt
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Roseburg, OR
    Posts
    855
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 160 Times in 100 Posts

    Default Re: Notice: Forum Policy Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    Cut me in two and I could be 19 again on both sides.
    But aren't rings continuous? So that would make you........
    "Change is not necessary...Survival is not mandatory" - W. Edward Deming

    "When I hit....I hit the whole enchilada" - Master David Leung

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. KenpoTalk Community Rules
    By Bob Hubbard in forum Help Desk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-13-2010, 09:09 PM
  2. Minor policy change
    By Bob Hubbard in forum Site News
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-13-2006, 01:31 PM