As Mods and Admins here at OA we do our best to leave people to their own devices, to self police, to know what is and isn’t acceptable. For the most part that works perfectly fine however over the last number of months we have had more and more conversations among ourselves around continued references to nationality on the forum and what is and is not acceptable.
We now feel the need to enforce pretty much a zero tolerance policy because of some recent incidents that have been far beyond the realm of what is decent.
From here on out the following will not be tolerated
- references to nationality based food insults (rotten haggis for example)
- calling people cunts/pricks/fucks etc where the nationality has also been included (german cunt for example)
And it almost goes without saying but we’re going to say it anyway the worst of the racial words/phrases remain absolutely banned.
Offences will be dealt with as follows:
First Offence: you will be warned
Second Offence: you will be banned for three days
Third Offence: You will be banned for two weeks
Fourth Offence: You will be banned permanenty
If we deem it necessary we will skip to a second/third/fourth offence punishment enforcement.
We regret having to write this message and we hope never to have to enforce these punishments but we feel we couldn’t allow these latest incidents to pass by without trying to address things once and for all.
Thanks for reading.
OA Admins and Mods