I just read a few pages of that old thread that was bumped back up and it was interesting...so i decided to make a new version of it and cut and paste the rules.
NEW PARTICIPANTS : TO JOIN IN, JUST SUBMIT A POST ANNOUNCING THAT YOU HAVE JOINED ‘TRUTH TO BE TOLD’ AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE SCRUTINISED BY THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS.
VISITORS : I CAN’T STOP YOU FROM POSTING BUT PLEASE TRY NOT TO DISRUPT THE FLOW OF DISCUSSION. I’M SORRY BUT IF YOU BECOME ‘ABUSIVE’ TO THE THREAD, YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO THE ADMINISTRATORS.
AS A THREAD WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ‘TRUTH BE TOLD’?
To share with posters (who willingly participate), on an on-going basis, your opinions about them and their behaviour on the board based on what they have contributed since they joined WTA World.
WHAT POSTERS ARE YOU ALLOWED (AND ENCOURAGED) TO CRITIQUE?
The posters who were willing to participate! Please AVOID making comments about NON-PARTICIPATING posters. If you need to mention them please only do so in an arbitrary manner.
WHAT ABOUT NON-PARTICIPATING WTA WORLD MEMBERS WHO SUBMIT POSTS TO ‘TRUTH BE TOLD’?
I don’t want to make it so strict BUT...I don’t want ‘Truth Be Told’ to evolve into a just another chat thread that strays from its topic so I would encourage everyone to please ignore intruders. I’m not saying don’t be conversational with the participants but let’s stay on track. Please see the ‘What Band’ thread as a point of reference on consistency and focus.
WHAT IS THE TOPICAL STRUCTURE OF ‘TRUTH BE TOLD’?
There are really (in my opinion) 2 ways to approach ‘Truth To Be Told’ :
1. Posting your opinions of other posters based on the amount of time you’ve been a member of the boards. We might not “speak” with each often or we may have never “spoken” prior to this thread but seeing that many of us are regular posters there’s a good chance we’ve read each others’ posts (not all but some). You may not be able to recall the exact thread so it’s not necessary to cut and paste a post but you can specify what you remember and the impression it left you of that poster.
2. Posting your opinions of other posters based on actual threads that you cut and paste. Submit the posters’s quote and then enter your own observation of that post.
The discussion is always open-ended!
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO RESPOND TO EVERY TOPIC OF OBSERVATION EVEN IF IT’S TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE NO PERTINENT VIEW ON IT.
COZ WE HAVE DIFFERENT SCHEDULES WE DON’T NEED TO WAIT UNTIL EVERYONE’S REPLIED TO A CERTAIN OBSERVATION TO MOVE ON TO OTHER OBSERVATIONS.
THERE CAN BE SEVERAL OBSERVATIONS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME.
For example: Deuce Diva and Sartrista can critique G-Ha on something he said in ‘Ask G-Ha Anything’ while Rebecca, Leena and Simplify submit observations on Tine’s post in ‘Justine is better than Serena’.
I reckon there are probably other things to discuss about ‘Truth Be Told’ but these are the basics for now. Please don’t hesitate to raise ‘issues’ that I may have neglected to mention.