Seahawk -> =OOC= The Rules of OOC (2/22/2013 23:12:40)
The Rules of OOC
All Universal Forum Rules relating to posting behavior apply!
These should be the first thing you read when you join the forums, and they apply everywhere on the AE Forums.
Not everything goes
A list of topics that are prohibited or on probation in the OOC, can be found here.
Discussion is a must
The OOC is a place for friendly, civilized discussion. When posting here, please keep a few things in mind:
Posts that are simply lists of things, or just contain links are not considered having a discussion and will be removed.
Put effort into your posts. Check spelling, grammar and cite sources as best you can.
Remember that not every discussion is a battle. It is always better to agree to disagree rather than get into a heated argument.
Tone matters and there is no excuse for being rude or disrespectful. Convey your views and opinions with courtesy and tact.
No spamming, flaming or trolling
The OOC sets a high standard for posting behavior, and all instances of spamming, flaming or trolling will be met with consequences. Pointless topics such as "I like Pie!" do not belong here. Nor do popularity threads such as "How recognizable are you" or "Who's the coolest OOC member?"
The OOC is not meant to be an outlet for your anger. Threads and posts made solely to vent your negative feelings will be removed and met with consequences.
Posts intended to advertise your YouTube Channel, social media account, pet project, petition, product etc. are not allowed in the OOC.
Use this forum for what it was meant for
Polls do not belong in the OOC. Entertainment topics including music, movies, video/computer Games, etc. belong in the Entertainment Forum.
Forum Games belong in the Forum Games subforum.
No advice or tech support threads
We are a game forum, not "Dear Abby." This is not a place to ask for help with your real life problems, nor is it for putting your personal life on display. This includes any tech support threads - the OOC is not qualified to provide any personal or technical assistance.
Protect your privacy.
Do not post your real name, age, address, phone number, school name/location or any other information that could be used to invade your privacy. If you feel like someone is pressuring you to reveal your personal info, PM a Moderator immediately.
You are responsible for your links
Do not link to anything that would not be considered appropriate on the forums. This includes the comments section of videos, blogs, news articles, etc. The following links can be used to hide YouTube comments.
We have Moderators and ArchKnights for a reason. If you see an issue you think we have missed, please PM one of us and we will handle it. Not sure who to contact? Check the Staff list located here.
No duplicate topics
There is no need to have four threads discussing the same topic. When it comes time to make a second thread, do NOT make a new one until the old one is locked. If necessary, PM an active ArchKnight or Moderator to have the thread taken care of. Patience is expected.
Threads are considered dead if they've been inactive for 14 days or more. If you wish to revisit the topic, just make a new thread.
Staff have final say
Membership of this forum is a privilege, not a right. Forum Staff have final say on any given matter, and any disagreements not conducted in a private and respectful manner through the appropriate channels will be considered both harassment and trolling. If you have issues with Forum Staff, follow these instructions:
Other Handy Rules Resources
Forum Rules and Resources board
Universal Forum Rules
Staff and Archknights List