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Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:55:37 AM »
RAVENLOFT: PRISONERS OF THE MISTS FORUMS RULES

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

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The Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mists Code:

1. "Be excellent to each other." All this means is that we will not tolerate mean-spirited, insulting, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, transphobic, anti-semitic, Islamophobic, or slanderous posts. We don't expect this to be a problem, but there it is. If this happens in PMs, you can forward such PMs to us so that we are aware of it.

2. "Party on, dudes." We are all here to have fun, so LIGHTEN UP. This is supposed to be a place where people can relax, have meaningful or meaningless conversations, and generally enjoy each other's company. This is not a place for melodrama. The forums are there for people to help one another with their problems, but please do not *create* drama here on R:PotM. It will not be tolerated.

3. If you read something that offends you, 1) stop reading that thread, or 2) take a deep breath and calm down before you respond with your well-thought-out, rational response. We all grow when we are able to discuss and debate different viewpoints, so be open-minded, and WE DON'T ALL ALWAYS HAVE TO AGREE.

4. If you have a problem with another member, please try to work it out like the adults that you are. Don't go running to the admins every time someone posts something you don't like. We all have different personalities. We all have different views. Unless a post violates #1, we will not do anything about it. The admins are not judges, counsellors, or babysitters, and we have real lives outside these forums. If you have problems with people outside these forums (MSN, IRC, AIM, whatever), please do not bring it here to pollute this community.

5. If you aren't enjoying this forum anymore and you want to leave, just leave. Stop selecting that bookmark or typing it in your browser. That's all you have to do. Don't make a grand display so people will beg you stay. Don't send PMs doing the same. Don't ask the admins to delete your account. We will not. If an account is inactive after a period of time, it will automatically be deleted. That's all there is to it.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 02:18:35 PM by Bluebomber4evr »

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Re: Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 03:20:16 AM »
Well, first of, I'm giving this a much needed  :bump: .
We have more than double the amount of forum members than this topic
has hits, so perhaps some might want to re-read this little thread.


Second, I believe we're all rather happy and relieved that PotM still attracts new
players on an almost daily basis and succeeds in maintaining a flourishing and mostly
healthy playerbase until this day (and hopefuly continues to do so).

New and old players alike have lots of questions on their minds, things to discuss and
experiences to share, thats for sure. Yet of late I could observe a certain repetition
in topic content as well as frequently asked questions.


6. These forums you use and hopefuly like (or don't) actualy do have a SEARCH funtion. Please use it before posting
away on things that might have been asked just a couple days ago.


This is not to encourage thread necromancy, nor is it to make you dig deeper and deeper through
piles of forgotten lore to get the anwers and information you desire.
It simply makes things a lot easier to find the correct content / topic for everyone else.


Rock on, people  :D


carrion


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Re: Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 03:32:41 PM »
If you have an issue with the decisions made by a moderator, do not argue with them publicly. Either take it up with that moderator via PMs or send a PM to the forum Administrators. Our moderators are volunteers and the job is tough enough without having to deal with public arguments. Arguing with moderators on the public boards will result in deletion of the argumentative posts and a temporary removal of posting privileges.

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Re: Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 03:01:09 PM »
Bumping this, you guys. There have been some terrible posts that have been cropping up lately for like the past few months. I don't remember this many threads needing to be locked in the past. Mind the rules, be courteous, and try to put some effort into your posting.

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Re: Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 11:10:27 AM »
Bump

"You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law."

There has been a rise on harassing, profane and even some cases of sexually oriented posts. Please mind what you post...

Personally before I post something, I pretend like my boss is looking over my shoulder. You should think to yourself:

1) Is there any relevance for you to post this? (If not and you decide to post it anyway... then I see that as 'wow, this guy just HAS to get a word in' which makes you look bad. Personal input is always welcomed but not if it is irrelevant)

2) Is my post clear and concise? (If not then you risk people coming up with their own perspective on what you wrote... and that perspective could be incredibly negative. Try to think of all the angles and not leave room for misinterpretation)

3) Does this need to be said to the public? (If not then please send it to a DM (usually the case) or whoever the post is intended for. We have an inbox/outbox messaging system for a reason)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 11:22:07 AM by DM Talek »

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Re: Ravenloft: PotM Forum Rules
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 10:02:57 PM »
I've updated rules #1 and #3 to be a little more appropriate for the times.

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