FORUM RULES - PLEASE READ
Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:15 AM
The Amaranthia forums have a number of rules that all members are expected to adhere to. These are in place to ensure all members are treated with respect and the forum runs smoothly. Failing to adhere to these rules will result in penalties - for some you will get a warning, for others, the penalties are immediate.
The rules are:
No bullying - penalty: Banishment
No harassing - penalty: Banishment
No prejudice - penalty: Banishment
No sexual language - penalty: Banishment
No offensive language - penalty: Banishment
No requesting real names & addresses - penalty: Banishment
No flaming - penalty: 1 month suspension
No spamming - penalty: 1 month suspension
No disclosure of real names & addresses - penalty: 1 month suspension
Additional rules, not yet listed in the Hall of Rule, but still enforced, are:
No pirating / illegal activity - penalty: Banishment
No plagiarism - penalty: 1 month suspension
No double-posting (considered a form of spamming)
While Amaranth Productions welcomes all feedback, positive or negative, about its games, flaming of users on the forums is not allowed. Flaming includes offensive language or insults directed toward another user with the intent to cause anger or to hurt feelings, and harassment of another user in the forums or via PM. All incidents of flaming of users within the forums will be deleted without prior notice. If you feel you are a victim of flaming via PM, please notify a moderator.
Good-natured teasing is not flaming; however, if another user misunderstands you and takes offense, please apologize and clarify the situation.
Prejudiced and Offensive Language
Comments which imply the inferiority of any subsection of the population will not be tolerated, whether directed at a user or not. This includes pejorative comments about a particular race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Instead, please use these forums as an opportunity to communicate with and learn about people who have backgrounds different from your own.
Profanity and Obscenity
Amaranth Productions creates games appropriate for a wide age range; therefore, please keep in mind when posting that children may read your posts. Swear words are not appropriate. Use of an acronym or other character(s) to represent a swear word is not appropriate. If you use an unacceptable word, an acronym or character(s) to represent an unacceptable word, your post will be modified and you will be informed.
As with profanity and obscenity above, please keep in mind that children may read your posts. In chat and RP forums, romance is fine, but explicit sexual language and graphic depictions of sexual scenes is not. Keep it clean and subtle.
If you make comments in a topic that are not related to the topic itself, you are spamming. While a small amount of chatter is acceptable, getting carried away, and derailing or hijacking a thread, is not. Stating that you agree with someone without stating your opinion. New subjects should be discussed in new topics, created in the appropriate forum. Reviving "dead" threads (non-pinned threads that have been inactive for more than a couple of months) may also be considered spamming. In game threads, posting information already provided by others, or information not requested by the original poster, is considered spam. If a question has been answered, then the topic is closed, unless the original poster asks for more information. Double posting, if you forgot to say something, use the edit button and add it to your existing post. Opening the same topic in multiple forums is a form of Double Posting and is considered Spam.
Posting the same, or similar comments in one cottage after another, or doing the same in the collegium, blogs, or downloadable games section, is also spamming, and will result in posts being deleted (gold lost) and a suspension.
Excessive use of Caps in a post, whether it is intentional or not will no longer be tolerated. To many it is considered yelling. As you cannot see or hear things on this forum we ask that if you feel the urge to use excessive caps in your posts please do so only in Spam Haven.
No excessive use of smilies in the forums. They are meant to convey emotion not to fill up an otherwise empty page.
Pirating / Illegal Activity
Do not, in the forum, cottages or on chat, ask for keys, registrations, cracks or otherwise illegal copies of games, whether distributed by Amaranth Games or not. If you truly do have a legal copy of a game which you purchased from here and have lost your key, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for assistance.
Do not recommend or request sites for downloading or copying illegal material or prepared cheat papers for school. Do not copy poems, stories or articles from any source and claim them as your own.
Disclosure of Real Names / Addresses
Unless people are willing to make their real names known on the forum, do not ask them, and do not reveal someone else's real name. Do not ask for someone's address, and do not give anyone your address.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:49 AM
Sometimes it's the ones talking that are heated not the issue. Some folks get upset if you call fuchsia, pink.
The political topics are very interesting.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:36 AM
I am not going to add new rules about things that cause heated discussions. Debates are ok, and mods can see that things don't get carried away. If you DO have an issue with something said in any discussion, bring it to a mod or admin to deal with.
When Amanda makes a rule about politics or religion, then I'll add it to the list. In the meantime, let's hope people can just be a bit sensible about the subjects.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 06:40 AM
If Amanda says debates on religion are no-go, that's fine. But does that mean ANY topic on religion is no-go? Unless she adds it to the Hall of Rule, or posts something here that I can point to, I don't want to add it to the first post in this topic. (This is more for those who jump into the forum looking around without visiting the Hall of Rule first, to explain some of the rules people seem to break very quickly - like spamming)
Posted 23 March 2008 - 05:08 PM
We still commemorate Easter and all, so it is quite dumb if we rule out everything that is religious in nature, right?
Of course, you may want to clarify with her to see if the "no-religious-debate" thing is a firm rule that you should add to the Hall of Rule.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:49 PM
@Shaz sorry I bring that up, I was sure it was in the hall of rules, guess when ones say something many times, it become the truth, and I also think the people in that topic behave them selves…
Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:59 PM
And if there will be a word war, then we can all be sure that, we cant talk about those things, and we aren’t grownups, that can tell an opinion with out, throw dirt on someone else’s believes!
Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:42 PM
As I said in my previous post, if Amanda said debates on religion are a no-no, then that sticks. I am not about to change a rule she's set on this site. I was not aware such a rule existed, and it wasn't listed in the Hall of Rule, so I did not include it in the list. If the mods can explain what the situation was on the previous forums - what was allowed and what was not, I will add it into the first post here.
Then I think I will delete the rest of the posts. This was meant to be a summary of what's acceptable and what's not on this forum, for people who jumped into the forum without visiting Hall of Rule first. It was not meant to be a discussion topic or a debate of what should and should not be allowed.
So, in short - whatever the rule was regarding religious discussions and debates on the old forum will be the rule on the new forum. I just need an explanation of what that rule involved.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:39 PM
I remember there were religious discussions that existed just fine on the old sites.
One just happened to get heated and a little out of hand (Kleptin was probably involved ) and Amanda stepped in to squelch it. However, I'm not sure if she wanted ALL religious discussions to end, or just that particular one.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:25 PM
Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:55 AM
I will not be adding this to the forum rules, as the existing forum rules already cover it. In a few days, after people have had time to read this, I am going to clean this topic up and lock it.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:07 PM
The latest rule addition has always been an unwritten rule, enforced in varying degrees. It expands on the Profanity and Obscenity description above. On request, Amanda has just given some clarification, and this rule will now be enforced completely. There are some acronyms in common use online, which have been used and either not moderated, or overlooked in this forum, that will no longer be allowed. If you use them, you will probably get a reminder that they are inappropriate and your post will be modified.
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