Forum Guidelines, Please read before posting.

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    Forum Guidelines, Please read before posting.

    Post  R e w on Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:20 pm

    Below are the guidelines for the Opal Gate Guild Forums. Some of these rules should look very familiar to you if you are acquainted with the official forums of Furcadia. Our dream rules also apply to our forum, so please take note of this. They can be found here.

    Usernames

    Please use your exact Furcadian name so that we can identify each and every one of the members who is a part of this Guild. This way, if we need to get into contact with you, we'll be able to know who each of you are. If you do not use the exact name the first time or have forgotten, forum moderators be able to change it for you.

    Stay On Topic

    Please stay on topic when you choose to participate in a discussion with other members of the community. If you do post something that does not contribute to the constructiveness to the debate or thread, a moderator or staff member has the right to remove your post or lock the thread, entirely.

    Choose Appropriate Subjects

    When you post a message, please make an attempt to come up with a relevant subject line. For instance, "Guild Event on 11/24 in the Cat's Lair" is much better than "EVERYONE READ THIS !!". Using appropriate subject lines helps everyone to read messages that contain information that they are interested in.

    Don't Bump Threads

    A bad habit often seen on message boards is that people post messages with irrelevant content to existing threads for the sole purpose of refreshing threads so that the discussion appears current or is being kept near the top of the list of recent topics. This causes other posts to "scroll off" faster, and is widely considered an annoyance. The so-called "bumping" also triggers other forum users to constantly refresh their own threads as well, and sooner than later, the quality of the forum would suffer. For this reason, "bumping" is not welcome and may result in threads to be locked. Multiple responses to a thread are welcome, as long as they contribute constructively to the topic at hand.

    Refrain From Spamming

    Please do not "spam" our forums. Spamming means that the same message is posted multiple times. This also includes cross posting (posting the same message to several sections even though it is not on-topic in some of these forum areas) and repeatedly posting identical messages in different threads. Spamming is not permitted and "dupes" of messages will be deleted. Constant spamming will result in temporary or permanent removal of the posting privileges. You may post announcements (for example. guild events) to multiple sections if the message fits in there. Please use common sense.

    Don't Use Profanity

    Abusive language and profanity are not permitted on our message boards. This includes abbreviations. We also do not allow obscenity, personal attacks or any other form of abusive language. Using asterisks or other symbols to dodge the filter does not bypass this policy. Such message will be deleted, and warnings are issued if a furre violates this rule repeatedly. In short, the same language rules that are in effect on public Furcadia maps apply to our forum as well.

    Don't Use Slurs

    Sexual, racial and religious slurs may result in the immediate account suspension, either temporary or permanently. Both your forum and your game account would be affected by this action.

    Mind the Family Atmosphere

    The forums also have the "family orientation" in common with many of Furcadia's maps. Language and topics need to be family-oriented and suitable for the appropriate audience. R-rated or adult content is not permitted on our message boards and will be deleted. This includes links to sites with adult content.

    Be Constructive and Civil

    Furcadia is an international community. Many people with different backgrounds, values, ethics and beliefs participate. The same applies to the audience of our forum. You'll encounter furres that have opinions that you totally disagree with, and topics that are controversial. You are entitled to your opinion, and so is everyfurre. We ask, however, that every forum participant respects the views of other furres. Agree to disagree, discuss and argue constructively -- do not resort to name-calling or slanderous accusations. Let your arguments speak for themselves without taking it to a personal level. Flames are discouraged, personal attacks and insults are a violation of the forum guidelines. Attack a furre's statement, do not attack the furre herself.

    Remember that Intent Matters

    Posts made for the sole purpose of "fueling the fire", spreading false rumors in an attempt to worry or upset other forum participants, or dragging down the over all "climate" of our Community Forums, are not appropriate and will be deleted.

    Respect Administrative Decisions

    If a message or a thread was deleted or closed, please do not repost the same mesage or thread. If you disagree with a decision and wish to express your opinion or clarify why you posted something, please contact a forum moderator or an administrator via the PM (private messaging) system. Ignoring administrative decisions may lead to the restriction of your posting privileges and access to Furcadia.

    Just Be Yourself

    Please refrain from using alternate identities ("alts") to respond to your own posts or to "play mindgames". This includes posts made by alts to support your own views or to criticize other players under multiple names. Convince other posters with good arguments and constructive points, not with "sheer mass".

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