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« on: February 24, 2011, 09:03:07 am »

In addition to the forum's terms of service (which everybody of course must follow), I'd like to highlight some guidelines specific to these boards and my moderation of them.


  • I am a mere human and therefore can't monitor every single post. If you encounter a post that offends you, please report it and/or send me a PM.
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  • STAY CIVIL. If you dislike a poster's timeline, criticize it, not the poster. Try to keep comments on a constructive level. Don't mock other forumites, make troll timelines, etc. Violations will be enforced rather harshly.


  • Make sure your post goes in the appropriate sub-forum. If you mess this up just send me a PM and I'll move it. (Related: remember that there's an interactive timeline board further down on the board as well).


  • Don't spam; no repeatedly bumping the same thread without reason or posting a dozen bland threads that could have easily been condensed into a single post in the random map thread, or anything like that.


  • If you're doing one of those interactive timelines or any similar collaborative effort, heed the rules of the thread/game/timeline/whatever. Related: If a poster is doin' it wrong in your collaborative thread, PM me and I'll delete without infraction any post that doesn't break the forum rules, but does legitimately disrupt your gameplay/story/thing. I repeat my suggestion to contact me because I don't read those types of threads often.
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  • I know this forum has pretty strict profanity rules, but I grant a degree of "artistic" leeway for things like character dialog in a timeline. In general, I'll only infract this sort of thing if it's bad enough that someone reports it.


Also, required reading, courtesy of Dallasfan65 (edited slightly to be universally applicable):

The What-if board is, to me, the one safe-haven from all the angry bickering that pollutes the rest of the forum. I don't want that toxic waste on this board. ... I'd like everybody to remember that the poster on the other side of the monitor is still a human being.* A real person with real feelings. I personally have a sense of humor about these things, and can take a joke, but this borders on harassment and makes [people] feel unwelcome.

*This is goes for every forum-goer - remember that the poster is infact still a person, whether or not you can actually see them. When you're hitting that reply button, ask yourself "What if this person is having a bad day?" or "Maybe he sees things just a little differently than I do?"

Now, I'm a realist, and know that my words probably won't be heeded. I may be pissing in the wind, but I'd like every poster reading this thread to ask themselves if this would be a better place if everybody just set the gloves down and stopped being so goddamn combative. I think it would.

That's all for now, enjoy your posting and feel free to shoot me a PM about anything.

-BK, your happy neighborhood mod
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 08:18:21 am »

I just wanted to reply for the sake of replying.

ZOMG U SPAMMAR I REPORT U

Era of freedom ended.

Don't be silly, Kal. Tongue These are the rules I've used for this forum since I've been it's mod, I just figured I should probably make them explicit so everyone understands more clearly what line not to cross. I'm not going to suddenly be a hardass, here. Besides- I'm among the more lenient mods anyway so whatever you're afraid of could be a lot worse!

Great. I'm not going to name names, but now some certain posters may be able to continue on with their business instead of being harassed.

You don't need to name names; the "report to moderator" link is there for a reason!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 08:37:14 pm »

I just wanted to reply for the sake of replying.

ZOMG U SPAMMAR I REPORT U


Speaking of that, is it possible to move the Interactive Timelines board up here? I think it would be more popular if it was in people's sight on a more popular board.

Sure, I'll ask Dave.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 09:21:00 pm »

To both of the above posts-

exactly. Smiley
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