Forum and Server Rules

Started by Klaw, July 08, 2019, 02:48:45 pm

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Klaw

So, we need to codify our Forum and server rules (as well as Operations Team Operating policy - we have our work cut out for us)

At present, the forum rules in the Information board are empty - https://www.theforgegaming.net/forum/index.php/topic,88.0.html

and I pulled the RPG-X server rules off the MOTD from the Daedalus Days - though we may want to add/modify them - https://www.theforgegaming.net/forum/index.php/topic,87.0.html

I'm open to ideas (and I'll work on a few myself) but this post is basically to get the conversation started.

Klaw

So, String drafted these up a while back - I'm just posting them here now for us to look over, and tweak as needed

QuoteForum Rules:

1. All conduct on the (Community Name) forums and all extensions of the community's web presence should adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times.
2. Any materials that are posted on the forums, either being directly posted to or linked to on the forums, cannot be pornographic, unlawful, in violation of 1 CoC § 3, or otherwise inappropriate for a general audience.
3. Unless specifically authorized by the staff, any form of spam posts are not allowed on the forums. Double-posting, single word or single character posts, or other posts without substance should be avoided as much as possible.
4. Posts should be relevant to the forum they are in. General off-topic discussion should be posted in Pierce's Pancake Palace.
5. Flaming, abusive behavior, threats, or harassment of any kind will be removed and the case will be referred to the Community Advocate.
6. Advertising is not allowed unless posted in the Embassy or otherwise approved by the Operations Team.
7. Any guests from other groups visiting the forums or any extensions of the community's web presence must follow these rules when posting on the (Community Name) forums. The Operations Team reserves the right to remove any material from the forums.

Scott Archer


Klaw

I take some issue with Number 6, and I mentioned this to String when he first shared these with me.

I strongly believe - Who cares if you want to talk about another community, or promote something you're working on elsewhere. We're a community that is built on the ideals of friendship, and brotherhood. As a result, we should want to support our friends here, in any way that we can.

So if that means I want to post a message about a Space Engineers Event over at Community X that I'm running, I shouldn't just be *able* to do so, I should feel welcomed to.

What are your thoughts on it?

Klaw

Just a friendly bump - need to get these in a state where we can post them, and make it official.

Scott Archer

Is there a middle ground? I would say we want to allow people to invite people to an event at another community but we might not want to let say every single event at that community posted or if there's a lot of 'hey come and check this out on our forums'

Klaw

let's spit ball a little.

Maybe limit such ads to the Embassy?

Maybe even set a cap on the number of times an organization can post about something?

StringTheorist

 Perhaps we could say that groups wishing to advertise or say hello should do so in the Embassy. I also think that we may want to give the Operations Team the ability to remove other kinds of advertisements just in case something comes up. However, I think that any ad we would want to remove from our forums would certainly fall under some kind of breach of the Code of Conduct. How about something like:

6. Other communities wishing to advertise their groups should do so in the Embassy and not in other areas of the forum.

Klaw


Scott Archer


Klaw

QuoteForum Rules:

1. All conduct on the The Forge forums and all extensions of the community's web presence should adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times.
2. Any materials that are posted on the forums, either being directly posted to or linked to on the forums, cannot be pornographic, unlawful, in violation of 1 CoC § 3, or otherwise inappropriate for a general audience.
3. Unless specifically authorized by the staff, any form of spam posts are not allowed on the forums. Double-posting, single word or single character posts, or other posts without substance should be avoided as much as possible.
4. Posts should be relevant to the forum they are in. General off-topic discussion should be posted in Pierce's Pancake Palace.
5. Flaming, abusive behavior, threats, or harassment of any kind will be removed and the case will be referred to the Community Advocate.
6. Other communities wishing to advertise their groups should do so in the Embassy and not in other areas of the forum.
7. Any guests from other groups visiting the forums or any extensions of the community's web presence must follow these rules when posting on the The Forge forums. The Operations Team reserves the right to remove any material from the forums.
Ok - Final thoughts? (sorry - I dropped the ball on this one)

StringTheorist


Scott Archer