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« on: May 09, 2012, 10:04:00 AM »

Remember that Everyone Here is a Human Being.
  • Treat other users of the the Fractal Softworks forum with respect, whether or not they are doing the same. Don't rise to provocation, and if you think someone is being out of line (and you don't know how to deal with them) hit the report button in preference to responding in kind.

This is the first and most important rule of the forum, and from it all other rules are derived. If you adhere to it and use your common sense, you'll be welcome here.

For clarity, the following are a list of rules and guidelines for posts and discussions within the forum (and for user made content distributed via the forum). These will all, of course, be subject to a bit of common sense and the discretion of the moderators and admins. People ignoring these rules will be subject to warnings, temporary bans - or in some cases and with repeat offenders - permanent bans will be handed out.

Please feel free to report any posts you think don't meet these rules, it will greatly help as the moderators can't read everything. If you encounter anything on the forum that makes you uncomfortable, but is not covered by these rules, also feel free to report it.


No Software Piracy or other Illegal Activities
  • Do not post links to illegal / unsanctioned downloads, discuss potentially illegal activities or encourage such things (e.g. Piracy, drugs etc.). This in an international forum, so please bear in mind how your own laws relate to other parts of the world. Posting such download links will result in an immediate ban.


No Hate Speech
  • Comments and content amounting to hate speech or the promotion of hateful ideologies (such as Nazism, racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, etc.) are not acceptable. Do not use symbols or images related to such ideologies. If you have a creative project that you think might touch on these topics, feel free to check with a moderator.


No Sexual Content
  • This is not the place to discuss or post sexually oriented material. Please take it elsewhere.



Accept Moderation
  • Do not discuss moderator decisions (such as the locking of topics or the banning of accounts) publicly on the forums. If you have any complaints or questions please send a PM to a moderator.


No Spam or thread bumping
  • Do not spam the forum with images / videos, unless it is in context with the intention of a thread. Use spoilers for any animated images. Use spoilers for any large or otherwise distracting images. Do not needlessly 'bump' threads with posts offering little content, or reply to threads with a simple "+1" or other such. Try and aim for threads as genuine discussion.
  • This is especially true for the "Bug Reports & Support" sub-forum, do not post in any thread there without the specific intention to report or help with an issue.


No Distracting Profiles
  • Keep your signature short. No animations, and no images beyond 100 pixels in height. Animated avatars are OK if they are not distracting (so no wild flashing or anything like that).


Avoid derailing
  • Please respect the subject and intention of a thread, as defined by the original poster. Derailing happens, but if the original poster calls for the thread to be drawn back to topic, please try your best.


Use Descriptive Titles
  • If you start a new thread, give it a descriptive title. It should be at least possible to make an educated guess about the content of a thread without opening it.


No Necroing
  • Posting in very old threads is generally not OK, since original poster are likely not around, the context is lost and it distracts from current threads. An exceptions is if you have something very substantial to add to the topic, maybe because the situation has changed or there are new information available. Otherwise, please refrain from posting or open a new thread instead.
  • Threads with recurring content are of course exempt from this.






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« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 02:46:33 PM by Gothars » Logged



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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 01:16:28 PM »

Updated:

The "Bug Reports & Support" sub-forum is a no-off-topic-zone with tighter rules. Posting in any thread there without the specific intention to report or help with an issue is now considered an offense worthy of an official warning.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 12:34:24 AM »

Updated:

Do not discuss moderator decisions (such as the locking of topics or the banning of accounts) publicly on the forums. If you have any complaints or questions please send a PM to a moderator.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 02:50:12 PM »

Updated:

  • New Formatting, added titles
  • Condensed some things and expanded on others
  • Added rule about hate speech
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