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Old 11 Apr 2004, 17:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rules of the Forum

Just thought I'd do it while it's quiet, so no-one has any excuse for not obeying them...

1: Obey the Site rules:
These apply to all areas. If you haven't already, then I suggest you read them.

2: Please post army specific posts in their own forum:
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide when a post is "army specific", so I'll leave it to your best judgement. However, topics such as army lists, rule queries and othersuch can generally go in a specific forum. Other topics, such as home-made armies, or how the Adeptus Arbites are organised, can go here.

3: Do not question the Moderators:
A Moderator's decision is final. If I, or any other Moderator, Global Mod or Admin decide to edit and/or delete your posts, or lock your topic, then it is our decision. Do not start another post to complain about it, as this will go very badly for you. If you feel that there has been a genuine error, PM the Mod in question, and the matter may be discussed.

4: No thread necromancy!
Topics die. It happens, and it's usually pretty obvious when it has. If a topic has not been posted in for months, then leave it unless you have something very important to add. Bumping a thread like this will usually result in the post being locked.

5: If we don't see it, it's not illegal:
We all make mistakes. I for one have, in other forums, posted things I really shouldn't have (at 3am, everyone's out to get you...). If you post something inapropriate, and delete it before we have to, then you'll be doing yourself (and us) a favour.

6: Polls:
Please do not make the following topics:

"Which army do you collect?"

"Which army is the best?"

"Which army is the worst?"

"Who would win between [army x] and [army y]?"

Or any variation thereof... and definitely do not make polls about them!

Remember, ignorance is no excuse. You have been officially warned. If you did not pay attention to this thread, you will be doubly punished.
Other than that... enjoy the forums!
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 16:44   #2 (permalink)
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In case any of you cannot be bothered to actually click on the link provided by Wargamer, here is the site rules:-
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Below are the forum rules, please make sure that you have read the rules before posting and please check back here every few months to check for any updates to the rules. If the rule being broken is blatently against the law, please use the "Report to mod" feature which can be found on every post. If you find someone breaking these rules, but the post doesn't warrant use of the "Report to mod" feature, please send a personal message to any of the following staff members:

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Games Workshop spends huge amounts of money to produce rules and fluff for our enjoyment. As such Games Workshop doesn't want their copyrighted material posted on these forums and so posting of copyrighted rules, stat lines, fluff etc is prohibited. To see Games Workshop's official line on this, please read their Intellectual Property policy. Games Workshop also applies the Berne Convention to particular situations, and so please refer to that (or this shortened version) if you want a larger understanding of what you can and cannot post on these forums.

Grammar and Spam
Please don't spam in these forums and remember to post in the correct areas for your posts. If you are not sure as to where you post should be posted PM any of the staff members listed above for help.

For those who aren't sure, spam, or spamming, is the art of making useless, pointless posts to raise post counts. Please remember that post counts are not a status symbol of any kind, a post count is simply a number. That is all it is. Please don't feel the need to make short, useless posts to increase your post count- it may result in your post count being reset.

The language spoken on these forums is English. Not 'leet' or chat-room English, simply proper, grammatically-correct English. Please make every effort to include good spelling, punctuation and grammar in your posts. Moderators may PM you with a friendly warning to ask you to make your grammar better. If a member ignores the friendly warnings, editing of posts with poor grammar may take place, and you may also be smote.

Swearing is not permitted here. This extends to all swear words not just some of the 'worse' swear words. There isn't an age limit on members who can register here and as such there are young members here. Also please don't censor swearing- simply don't do it.

Introduce Yourself Forum
The introduce yourself forum is a great way to let people know that you exist- When you have just registered, feel free to make a thread there. However, from time to time some introduction topics get dragged off-topic. If you're replying to a new member's thread in the board, feel free to welcome them, although please don't drag the thread too off-topic.

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Only advertise in your signature. Starting new topics or posts solely to advertise another website, 40K or not, is against the rules. Advertising in posts is only allowed if it's germane to the post. Advertising via linking to other websites, or by advertising goods being sold on things like Ebay, Amazon etc are what this rule talks about.

When advertising in your signature, you may not use any misleading links - the link must fully describe where the user will end up. For example you cannot have a link which says "Click here for free money" which then ends up taking the person to a "Join my army" type site etc. Links must be clear.

The use of derogatory jokes, remarks and comments are strictly not allowed. Negative remarks regarding race, sexual orientation or other such prejudices are covered by this rule.

Flame wars (Heated-arguments between two or more members) are not permitted under any circumstance. This is a friendly community and it will stay that way.

Posting of information, or links to, warez, pornography, information of pirated software, hacking or discussing anything illegal is not allowed and you may be banned outright for posting such things. The list at the start of this paragraph is just a guide to what you can't post; please view Tau Online's host's Terms of Service for further information about prohibited content.

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Although we have a PM, or personal message feature, the rules of this forum still applies to PMs. You are not allowed to flame people via PM, or advertise your site etc. Please use the "Report to Admin" feature of PMs to report anyone breaking the forum rules via PM.

Punishment System
Our punishment system gives member's three chances before they are banned. (Basically the old "Three strike" rule, although with an added strike. :P) This is seen as enough chances, seeing as though any warnings given expire after a short amount of time. After a first offence a Warning is given below the person's name. Subsequent breaking of the above rules will gain you a Warning 2 then Final Warning. You will be banned if, if after receiving a final warning, you break the rules again.

Please note that this system isn't written in stone, for example, you might go straight to a Warning 2 for some offences and for others you may be banned outright.
So you have absolutely no excuses. I would also take into account what Hunter has said below as well...
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Old 29 May 2005, 02:05   #3 (permalink)
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And feel free to actually use punctuation, it is not a sin to use a comma, you will not burn in hell for apostrophes.

And for those of you who feel the need to add the word "pwn", 'Haxxor" or substitute random letters for numbers in the fashion known as leet, I have some advice for you. Don't.
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 18:16   #4 (permalink)
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7:Searching:

There is a Search Function on the forums allowing members to search for topics of interest, but more importantly it allows users to check to see if the topic they are creating has been created before. Doing this would mean topics do not recur (which is not the case on the Tau board as we are continually pointing people to similar topics) so people don't waste their time repeating what has already been said. Furthermore it is extremely irritating to senior members here as we have posted regarding certain topics over and over and over, which is not enjoyable. So I ask all members who are posting here to first check whether their topic has already been done.

PS: Incase you haven't yet realised the Search button is located at the top left of the page, under the title 'Search'.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 05:40   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, now that I have your undivided attention.* In the last few weeks we have gotten a serious problem and it took a situation and a protest to wake me up to just how bad it has gotten.* What am I talking about?* The rather infuriating habit of many to put down one army or another.

Now, I understand we all have our opinions.* However we also have people of variing tastes and armies on this board and as such we have to try and get along.* As a result we really need to clean this up.* Consider it a New Year's resolution that from January 1, 2006 there will be an effective ban on disparing remarks against any army(Necron, Marine, Tau, Eldar, etc) on this forum.* I would like you to start sooner than that of course but I want you all to have time to let it soak in.*

So, to review:
-There will be no more gratuitous army bashing!
Examples of this:"Necrons are stupid." "Oh the Tau, they're pathetic compared to Eldar." "Marine players are all fanboys." "Go play a real army, like Harlequins!" "Get rid of Guard!"

-If you have a view on an army, you must back it up with reasoning.* Good well-thought out reasons too. Not reasons based on pure gut-dislikes and prejudice. This is probably one time writting an essay will be better than three quick sentances.

-If you do it in the heat of the moment remember; we don't see it, it didn't happen.* *Edit your posts before we do and save yourself a world of hurt.

-If you see something you think is questionable,* bring it to my or another mods attention ASAP.

-After that date there will be no excuse as to why you should not be able to follow these rules.* *

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