This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion
**Before you start posting, please read these Guidelines.** We are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge, and interests through ongoing conversation. If there is anything that is unclear, or if you're in doubt please feel free to contact one of the Staff or Moderators.
*Please Note: This is a privately owned forum. In order to maintain our community, Administrators, Moderators and GameSages reserve the right to declare what is suitable and what is not, and as such they may remove any content and suspend any user account at any time as deemed appropriate.*
Violating guidelines can result in your account being blocked or suspended without prior warning. The time frame for blocking or suspension of user accounts may vary depending on the severity of the violation. Except for Spammers, we will make every effort to notify you if you are not following Guidelines.
Please remember The Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated! Your Participation Counts so help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not. Please make every effort to help keep these forums family friendly.
Community Guidelines of Conduct
- When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
We have a zero-tolerance approach on SPAM. If you post spam, you risk your account being permanently suspended and your topic will be deleted. No advertising is allowed without prior approval by Administrators. Commercial and nonsensical content will be removed immediately.
Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree. The conversations we have here set the tone for everyone. You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation. Please avoid ad hominem attacks (argument or reaction directed against a person in attempt to discredit their opinion) and/or responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
Be civil. We have zero tolerance for any form of abuse, harassment, insult, name-calling, personal attacks, or flaming content targeted at ANY person interacting on the forums. All such content will be deleted without notice and/or account suspension. This includes broad or specific groups of people such as:
- Race, religion or sexual orientation/identity
- Geographical region or nationality
- Administrators, Moderators or GameSages
- Players of any particular game
- Spending or non-spending players, guild or server affiliation.
Be mindful of your language and keep it clean. We will not tolerate content that is considered vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, or racist. This could result in post deletion and/or account suspension.
Do not discuss actions of moderator and/or administrators on public forum. Users may disagree with the decisions, but please use PMs rather than air your dirty laundry in public. This includes – but is not limited to – actions such as deletion of posts or threads, account blocking or suspension.
We will also investigate any flag sent concerning abuse via private messages. You may not publicly post private messages in any form without written permission from the original sender.
We have zero tolerance for exposing a person’s privacy by publishing information that is private and personal without permission. Do not impersonate another person. These actions will result in immediate suspension of your account.
If you have a problem, a complaint or questions as to whether something is acceptable, please send a message (PM) to any staff rather than posting it in the public forum.
Keep It Tidy. Improve the discussion to avoid your threads or posts being deleted, moved or closed.
- Create threads in the proper category.
- Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
- Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
- Don’t derail or highjack a topic by changing it midstream or taking it in a radically different direction.
- Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button.
Post Only Your Own Stuff. You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law. Moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was read by your children or mothers.
Note: These Guidelines are subject to change as we see fit.
This site is operated by your friendly local staff, Forum GameSages and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the site feedback category and let's discuss! This category is for Discourse feedback. Go here for Game Related Feedback. If there's a critical or urgent issue that can't be handled through a topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.
Terms of Service
Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.