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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:01 am    Post subject: Off-Topic Rules  Reply with quote

Welcome to the Off-Topic forum! By popular demand, here's where everything not realted to Captain Gamer, video games, and all that other stuff can go. Just because the scope is wide, don't expect to get away with anything. In fact, the admins will be extra hard on this forum due to the track record of other Off-Topic forums in other establishments. That's the ruling, here's the rules.

1) No spam - An excellent treat on camping trips, but not so welcome in discussion. Posting randomly is likely just to take up space. People will like you more if you make a serious topic or genuinely contribute to the discussion!

2) Play nice - We're all likeminded individuals who respect each other, so no one person will be nudged out of the way for no good reason. In addition, we can all watch ourself and resolve conflict without setting the forum ablaze. Right?

This also includes knowing the difference between disagreement and antagonism, or burning somebody because they made a comment which may have gone beyond your sense of humor. After you make a post with any bit of anger attached, stop, breathe, breathe again if need be, and look at what you wrote. If that really isn't how you think, or you really aren't that angry any more, you can save friendships by rewriting something more agreeable.

Finally, not only do I want people to play nice, I want people to BE nice. What I mean is that tossing out obscenities and insults everywhere will not promote a friendly environment that anybody can participate. If your style is littered with passive-aggressive insults and obscenity, I ask that you reconsider, since these types of things really are not necessary and you can make a point and make it strong WITHOUT resorting to these things... no matter HOW angry you get when typing.

3) Big Brother is watching - Just because this is the most open forum on the site, that doesn't give a blank check for messing around. Be decent and constructive. Gross obscenity, bullying, etc. are against the GamerHang's style, and the admin aren't likely to stand for it.

Those are pretty much the bare-bones basics of what this forum is about. If you can think of anything else, post away and good ideas will be added in for future updates to the list.


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