Rules Update November 13 2006

Discussion in 'MassCops News' started by Gil, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Gil

    Gil Administrator Staff Member

    Last Updated: November 13 2006

    Please review the following rules for using MassCops:

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    Common Abbreviations
    A general guide to posting abbreviations often used on MassCops:
    ATTN - Attention
    BTW - By The Way
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  2. Andy0921

    Andy0921 MassCops Member

    What if we are just joking around with one of the "usuals"?
     
  3. Gil

    Gil Administrator Staff Member

    Just try to limit it to After Hours, it's just really been getting to out of hand lately. I am really getting sick of this site being referred to "TrashCops" on other forums.
     
  4. Andy0921

    Andy0921 MassCops Member

    I understand...Just wasn't sure if everyone of these rules applied to "after hours"
     
  5. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    Andy these new rules are in effect because of you and I. :D
     
  6. kttref

    kttref MassCops Member


    Who has done that?
     
  7. 94c

    94c Subscribing Member

  8. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    Nice to see Sine jumping to MC's defense... :thumbup:
     
  9. kttref

    kttref MassCops Member

    Seriously! He's a good guy.

    Officer.com is the only other site that I used prior to getting hired (that I didn't get kicked off of)...and honestly this one had much better answers to questions I had...

    oh i used 911jobforums.com - that one wasn't bad, just it was so quiet all the time...kinda like conncops!
     

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