This is just a quick note from the moderators to everyone.
From time to time, we need to talk to individual members and we prefer to do this via Personal Message (PM) rather than on the forums. This is useful for many reasons and it is a method we intend to stick to. Unfortunately, we often find that our messages go unread, unnoticed, and are ultimately ignored. This must end.
I understand that for the majority of members this post is not necessary, but for the rest please take heed.
As of the beginning of the Rockets' season (Oct. 30th) failure to respond to any messages from moderators in a timely manner will result in warning points (which, when accumulated, lead to bans).
(What's a "timely manner"? I'm glad you asked. If you continue to visit the site, post in threads, etc. after receiving the PM and do not reply to it then you have failed. It's that simple!)
So, let me help you help us with a quick tour of how this works.
Please take a moment to note the upper right hand corner of the Red94 page. There is an envelope icon that should be plainly visible (If you do not see this please let us know now because that excuse won't fly later). When you have messages, a number will appear (displaying the number of messages you have) and it will be highlighted. Please learn to make a habit of glancing at this area every time you visit the forums. It takes less than a second to do this.
Also, just to the right of the envelope you will see your username with a drop down menu. Click on the down arrow and find "My Settings". After clicking that link, you will see a list of options in a column on the left. Find "Notification Settings" and click that. There, you can adjust what gets sent to you and what doesn't via e-mail. Please double check that you are set up to receive e-mail notifications for any PM's you get. In this way, even if you haven't been to the Red94 site the odds are you will be aware that your attention is needed here. (This will also not be an acceptable excuse).
Please be especially aware of this if you find yourself posting something that is rude, condescending, out-of-line, jerky, or any other adjectives that describe violating our Guidelines & Policies as you will be receiving a PM very soon.
Once again, not responding to PM's from Mods ASAP will be seen as insubordination and will make any situation that much worse. We will know. Don't do it.
The alternative is the court of public opinion--I promise that we are much fairer and far more forgiving.
If anyone has questions, feel free to practice using the PM system and contact me. Thanks for reading!