New Forum Rules

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements and Rules' started by andwhyisit, Apr 21, 2011.

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The last post in this thread is over 60 days old. Posting in this thread will be considered a bump, so please make an attempt to be courteous if you go ahead with it.

If the last post is over 6 months old, it may instead be a better idea to start a new topic. If you aren't sure about what to do, feel free to ask a staff member for help, or try to locate a 'general questions'-type thread if it exists in this (sub-)forum.
  1. Apr 21, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    "Life begins and ends with Nu."
    Join Date: Jul 15, 2007
    Location: Australia
    Posts: 6031
    Age: 31
    Expectations Upon Registering

    By making an account and posting, we will assume that you have beaten Cave Story fully, and are at least 13 or have an equivalent maturity level. There will be unmarked spoilers regarding the game and, in some sections, swearing.


    Arguments vs Personal Attacks

    Arguing and debating are allowed, and even encouraged to a certain degree. However, any instances of flaming/trolling/personal attacks or anything else the staff deems inappropriate will not be tolerated and will be dealt with immediately.


    Double Posting

    Don’t double post in an active thread. There is an "Edit" button on all of your posts.


    Spam and Offtopic Posting

    No blatant spam posts are allowed. "Spam" is classified any post that does not follow or does not contribute to the current topic of discussion within a thread, or a topic created for seemingly no other reason than to increase one's postcount. Note this doesn't mean you're going to get in trouble for making a joke. The SPOT subforum in the Satellite Lounge is a place where the spam-posting rule is more lax, however all other rules still apply. What is allowed or not allowed is determined by the moderators and admins of this forum.

    Off-topic posts are fine as long as they follow the flow of conversation, and the conversation returns to the original topic at the request of the thread starter, or a moderator or admin.


    Bumping Posts

    You are allowed to bump old threads only providing it is with a post that contributes to that thread's original topic rather than that thread's current topic of conversation (i.e. replying to someone from 2 years back is not cool). In fact it is generally preferred over making a new thread. However, any bumping of threads that do not meet these conditions are frowned upon, and will probably result in post deletion. Likewise, do not respond to dead threads when they are bumped to tell the person in question not to necrobump, since such posts are considered to be spam.


    Post Content

    Try to include some content in your post. Things like simply quoting a post to show you agree with what it says or posting nothing but an image with no text are not appreciated.

    Don't use an overt amount of smileys in your posts, and please use special fonts, colors and sizes sparingly. Fully-coloured posts are not allowed.


    Illegal Content

    No illegal material, be it pertaining to Cave Story or otherwise. This includes ROMs, illegal downloading of music, hacking the WiiWare Cave Story port (CS+ porting excepted), etc.


    Pornographic/NSFW Material

    NSFW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_safe_for_work) content is not acceptable directly on the board. If you must post NSFW content, link to it and give suitable warning. If you post NSFW links repeatedly and ungraciously you'll be asked to stop, and, should you not stop, you'll be banned.


    Thread Placement

    Try to put all threads in the proper subforum. Incorrectly placed threads will be moved, and a temporary redirect is typically left to point users in the right direction.


    Signatures

    Signatures must not be greater than 500 pixels in length and/or 200 pixels in height. This is the whole signature mind you, not just the images. Use the spoiler tag to restrict the size of large signatures if needed.


    Multiple Accounts

    Only one account is allowed per individual. Multiple accounts will be banned/deleted. This includes making a new account after being banned.


    Ragequit Threads

    If you create angry threads that that tells us that you will be leaving the forums forever, or are leaving because you've had it with the forums, do not be suprised if a moderator or admin takes that as a sign to ban you. Most such threads can be counted as attention seeking or looking for a reason to stay, whereas you should only post such threads if you are leaving and have made up your mind about it.

    This of course does not apply to calm and collected posts or threads about a short or indeterminably long period of absense.


    Religion

    Don't attack people over their religion or lack thereof and please refrain from trying to push your religion onto others.


    Moderator and Admin Decisions

    If a mod or admin deletes a post of yours, do not post in a thread asking why it was deleted. Both PMs and VMs are available for questioning moderation decisions. Any such posts or discussions arising from them will be considered off-topic and will in all likelihood be deleted.

    Do not restart a thread that was closed or deleted by a mod/admin if the thread topic itself was the reason for its closing or deletion.

    The general banning process occurs as warnings -> infractions -> temporary ban -> permanent ban, but the site staff hold the right to skip these steps if they feel it is necessary. 12- to 24-hour bans may also be given out for bad behaviour, and do not require any history of rule-breaking in order to be imposed.

    Last of all do not ask if you can become a mod or admin here.
     
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