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Cheetah

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Forum Rules
« on: 04.03.2009, 23:00:35 »

Hi everyone!

It seems we're growing beyond the size where common sense still works, so here are the most important forum rules that all users must comply to. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, and add new bullet points only if it seems necessary. This list is subject to change, especially growth. And it is intentionally incomplete. Just because something is not listed here does not mean that it is allowed. Common sense still applies. This is not a general public chat forum. This forum is being run by Eurofurence e.V. for Eurofurence related information interchange. That means moderation will be a lot stricter than you'll see in other general purpose boards.

General Rules

  • The moderators and the board of directors are gods.
  • The gods are free to do whatever they feel like. They may change any of these rules at will, enforcing them overly strictly, selectively, or not at all. They may censor postings, delete and ban users, and do everything that is legal under the law without warning, explanation or even justification. And they will, especially if users go on their nerves. And unlike users, they are allowed to break all of the following rules for any cruel reason, including their own entertainment.
  • Users have no rights. Using this forum is a privilege.
  • If you misbehave or disobey the gods, you will be banned from the forum.
  • If you misbehave or disobey the gods in a way that causes them extraordinarily amounts of grief, you will lose your convention membership.

Behaviour & Style

  • You must be nice to everyone, including those you really hate.
  • You must not use any kind chat jargon, LOL-Speak, image macros or nonstandard smileys (except those provided by the forum).
  • You must speak in complete sentences.
  • You must not engage in chat-like conversations. Rapidly posted sequences of one-line-responses are not allowed.
  • If the gods have closed a thread, you must not immediately start a new one with the same subject.
  • You must not post personal messages to the forum. If you can't reach someone by PM, you will not be able to reach him with a posting. You will only annoy the gods.

Images

  • Images posted (including Avatars and Signatures) must be 100% "G rated", politically correct, and without the slightest potential to annoy even the most sensitive individual.

Topics & Section

  • You must not change the topic in the middle of a thread. Start a new one, if necessary.
  • You must use the "Eurofurence Information" section only for topics that are strictly related to Eurofurence. No idle chatter.
  • You must not publicly ask questions about your individual EF registration status. That's what the official contact email address is for.
  • Advertising is allowed, but only inside the "Eurofurence Community" section, only if it is of great interest to furries, only if it is not automated, and only if you do not post more frequently than once a month.

Thank you for your consideration :)
« Last Edit: 18.07.2014, 10:02:16 by Cheetah »
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Re: Forum Rules
« Reply #1 on: 04.03.2009, 23:10:07 »

Okay, now that you've read and understood the rules ... I'd like to add that, quite obviously, in reality we will usually try to resolve issues in a polite and discrete way before invoking divine powers. If you act decent and polite, you will be treated equally friendly by us. However, I chose the drastic wording for a reason. I want everybody to be clear about the fact that we absolutely don't have to be nice, if we don't want to. Just like in real life.
« Last Edit: 05.03.2009, 00:58:37 by Cheetah »
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