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The Rules

Post by admin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:42 pm

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  • You must read and accept these rules at registration
    As of November of 2012 Failure to do so is grounds for deletion of your account without additional warning.
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    usernames may not Be all numbers, be a single letter repeated, gibberish (please use at least one real word). Such users will be deleted immediately upon notice.
    Users Prior to 2015 are grandfathered in.
  • Do not harass other members.
    This includes sexual harassment as well as other antagonistic behavior.
    If you are being harassed, or know of someone being harassed, please report it so that the staff can review the case and issue appropriate discipline.
    (See Regarding Commenting, Courtesy and Trolling Below)
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Regarding Commenting, Courtesy and Trolling

Post by NyxSerpent » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:05 am

Regarding Commenting, Courtesy and Trolling
Direct from the original RS, Metafrantic's post:

Since it's inevitable that this will come up again, I'm going to nip it in the bud right now.

As we have rules for language and sexual content on the discussion boards, we also have rules regarding civil behavior towards other board members. One rule, acutally, and it's very simple:

DO NOT DELIBERATELY INSULT ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER.

This includes individual insults as well as broadsweeping insults directed at the boards in general or a group of people on the boards.

This includes name-calling, derogatory comments, and condescensing digs.

This includes slander (or libel, as the case may be) based on expected or unproven behavior. HISTORY IS HISTORY. If a person is on the boards then they have the right to be there unless they do something new to warrant removal. Dredging up past behavior serves no purpose. Remember, "Mere accumulation of observational data is not proof." - in other words, just because something happened one way once does not automatically mean it will happen that way again. (This does NOT mean that the past cannot be discussed - just do it factually rather than slanderously.)

Discussion is wonderful. Discussion is the entire point of these boards. But a hostile environment where people fear to post because of the insulting responses they know they'll encounter defeats the purpose. BE NICE. This is not hard. If it is hard for you, you probably shouldn't be on a public forum in the first place.

You have been warned. There will be no further warnings: Violators of this rule will be banned. I do not care what your "prior record" is, I do not care how long you have been on the boards. This rule applies to everyone, not just the people you disagree with or don't like.

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Re: Regarding commenting, courtesy and trolling

Post by admin » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:34 pm

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Nyx.
We forgot about this what with everything else we've been doing.

~This Post has been moved here by The Management
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The Spam Problem

Post by admin » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Please be aware that in order to become a fully registered member of this forum you must make a post or topic in our Welcome Forum

If this is not done by the end of the month of your registration your account will be subject to deletion at any time at the discretion of the Administrators.

New Users should be aware that the first Post/Topic will not be visible until it has been moderated. Once moderation is passed you will be transferred into the normal user-group and you will no longer have to wait.

We apologize for the inconvenience for any members of this forum who might be a bit shy to talk, but due to spam issues new accounts must be moderated and this is the best way to keep it simple.

If you are not sure if you are in this group you can check here to see if your username is listed.
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