Okay, we have had several complaints from members about the status update system being abused in multiple ways every now and then lately. So I'd like to point out what you should not do beforehand, since the moderating staff is likely to be a bit more strict from now on and even inclined to issue warning points to those select few who care not to listen. The forum staff reserves the right to remove every status update or comment if deemed of an annoyance to others. If one of yours is removed then you will be notified as to why. But if you have any queries or explanations to offer, please consider contacting a member of staff rather than calling us out of names. For starters, please do NOT form status update chains, i.e., posting a status update similar in style and structure to the last one in the new updates section. For instance, when everybody starts posting those pointless "that moment when ..." updates just because somebody else did. It's neither acceptable nor funny and such updates might be removed without notice. If you want to have fun, please limit yourself to a single update, for we won't want our members to dig through the mess to find actually interesting or funny content. Also note that status updates are a SOCIAL feature and should not be used for asking technical or programming questions. We have a whole set of sub-forums for those things and you'll get more (and better) replies by making a topic. The forums are also searchable and so your topics will be helping others later, while status updates only help you, and nobody else. Another problem that I'd like to address here is that some members post status updates too much. Pointless drivel that makes no sense most of the time. While we realize that the profile feed is your (somewhat) personal space and there's no hard limit on how many updates can be posted in a time period, nobody loves it when 90% of the board is made up of updates by the same member. You should post only when necessasy, so that everybody gets equal exposure and it's not just you waving at your fellow members every time they view the status board. Maybe post just 1 or 2 updates per day -- once something important happens. While I'm at it, I should also point out that objectionable content rarely gets reported. When it gets spotted by moderators, we find out you guys were too busy with those nasty discussions to report them. PLEASE HIT THAT REPORT BUTTON. Unless we know something needs to be fixed, we can't fix it. So next time you see someone looking for a girl to date or anything that might make even a single person feel uncomfortable, please report it right away! Don't just join them and create more of chaos. Behave sensibly, use the system responsibly and if somebody doesn't, let us know, otherwise we will have to reconsider having status updates at all. And bad things will happen to abusers.