Hello mturkforum.com members! First off, thank you all so much for your contributions, without you the forum would not exist! Give yourselves a round of applause! Since its beginning around 6 years ago, this forum has grown by leaps and bounds. We've refined ourselves, and we've made turking a lot easier for everyone involved. We provide a centralized "core" of turkers, requesters, scripters, and comedians to hang out, entertain each other, and make money! In the spirit of encouraging people to share, contribute, and enjoy their time here at MTF, Cowfin has been working hard behind the scenes to help the mod team keep the unnecessary drama to a minimum. Recently, we've had a big push towards a "safe for work" workplace, and a welcoming community. We've had a lot more guidelines passed down the pipe in regards to bullying, arguments, and non-hit discussion. For the most part, the mod team has done a great job handling issues as they crop up, but it has been expressed to everyone that the rules are a bit vague. There's been accusations of “unbannable cliques,” as well as displeasure with moderation and “censorship” in general. We would like to apologize if anyone feels this way. It was not our intention to seem discriminatory, and we realize that so many changes in such a short time may be jarring and difficult to cope with. Something that was acceptable last week may not be acceptable this week, and vice versa. We understand that this is confusing for you, and we're hoping to change that. The purpose of this post is to help with guidelines and understanding of why things are the way they are, and to provide a resource to go to if you're wondering why your post got redacted, or whether a gif is acceptable. No, this is not a new set of rules. We still strongly believe that moderator discretion is key, and as always, Cowfin will be the "supreme court" for appeals. She has the final say on whether something is appropriate or not, but there's a lot that goes into it. So without further ado, here is MTF's forum posting guidelines! Please keep in mind, this post is here for your benefit. Ask questions! Ask for clarification! Give examples! We ask that, if you do post an example of something to ask if it's NSFW, please keep it inside a [NSFW]NSFW tag[/NSFW] (as is standard practice in all forums) for the sake of our mod team who work in corporate environments.