Forum Rules

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Forum Rules

Post by HarbingerDawn on Tue 09 Feb 2016, 15:21

Hello everyone and welcome to Futura Nostra!

This forum focuses on discussions of science, technology, society, and the future of humanity.

Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read the rules and guidelines that govern the forum. This will ensure that your time here is as smooth and pleasant as possible!

These rules have been created to ensure a fun and safe environment for our community, and to foster a comfortable and constructive atmosphere of communication on these forums. I ask that you please be considerate of others and that you treat your fellow community members with respect and courtesy. If this doesn't suit you, that's perfectly fine, just refrain from participation on these forums.

I. Using Your Account on This Forum

  1. Your username can be anything you want it to be. I do reserve the right to reject especially rude, offensive, or disruptive usernames however, so if I feel your name is inappropriate I will get in contact with you and ask you to choose an alternate name to be displayed on this forum (this does not affect your name on any other forum). If you do not choose a new name in a reasonable amount of time when asked, I'll pick one for you and you can request its change later.

  2. If you have multiple accounts, please post here using only one of them. If you post here from multiple accounts, you will be banned. If you need to post here from an account other than your usual one, contact an administrator either with your old account, or with your new one before posting anything, and we'll work everything out.

II. Conduct and Behavior

  1. This forum is meant to be a friendly and respectful place to talk and relax. Please try to enjoy your time here as much as possible, but remember to always be respectful of others and of the forum. Rude or disruptive behavior will not be allowed.

  2. Rude, offensive, derogatory, or hateful speech, no matter what form it takes, will not be allowed. Treat every member of this community with a basic level of respect and decency. If you think someone is a problem, please report them to us instead of attacking them. You're better than they are, so act like it!

  3. Please do not post pornographic images.

  4. Any advertising, including Internet projects, is not allowed. If you want to talk about a project you're working on, send me a message first so I can look at it. If I approve it, post away!

  5. If your forum posts use a signature, please try to keep it to three lines or less. Its contents must also meet the same requirements as forum posts. It may contain images, as long as their combined height is no greater than 100 pixels, and their combined width no greater than 700 pixels. Please use only static images - no animations allowed!

  6. Do not post or ask for information about illegal methods of acquiring software. This includes links to sites that host such software or means to distribute it.

  7. Do not ask for advice on or give advice on how to perform any kind of illegal activity.

  8. Do not reveal forum members' actions from outside the forum without their consent.

III. Message Posting Procedures

  1. Before creating a new thread, please check the forums for an existing thread suitable for your question or topic. The best place to look is in the sticky threads at the top of each forum. Also try using the search function using a few different keywords to see if your topic is already discussed in another thread. Please note that "necro posting" (posting in a thread that has been inactive for a long time) is allowed and is preferable to creating a new thread on the same subject.

  2. Any newly created threads which could have been posted in an existing thread may be moved there without warning. This is to help keep the forum clear and orderly. If you make a new thread and it disappears, use the search function to look for your topic as it has likely been merged with an existing thread.

  3. If you create a new thread, make sure that you create it in the forum of the proper subject area and that this topic hasn't been discussed before.

  4. Thread titles should be clear and easy to understand, and reflect the essence of the topic to the maximum extent possible.

  5. Creation of identical threads in different sections and posting of similar messages in different threads is prohibited.

  6. Posting randomly for the sake of raising post count is not allowed. Ranks and titles are just fun little decorations, they don't mean anything! Don't disrupt the forum for the sake of gaining new titles or making yourself seem more experienced. People here will judge you by the quality and content of your posts, not your post count!

  7. Please make an effort to communicate clearly using proper language so that others may understand you. Mistakes are totally fine, as long as you're trying!

IV. Relationship Between the Community and the Administration

  1. I will try to the best of my ability to be fair and sensible in the application of these rules and in all of my interactions with the community.

  2. Please do not ask to be made a mod or admin, as this will only decrease the chance of you ever getting the position. If an opening is ever available, I will decide if someone seems fit for the role or not and offer them the job based on that assessment.

  3. Discussion of administrator and moderator actions is not allowed in on the forums or in the chatroom. If you have a concern or issue with the actions of a staff member, please bring it up with an administrator or with the owner of the forum rather than posting publicly about it.

I may expand upon or update these rules from time to time. Whenever this happens, a post will be made in this forum about it, including information about what was changed, so that everyone has a chance to see the change and review the rules. All changes and updates to the rules will be made with the interests of the forum and the community in mind. It is your responsibility as a member of this forum to know, understand, and abide by these rules. Please note that these rules are not meant to be and cannot be all encompassing, and the administration has the final say when it comes to interpreting the rules and moderating the forum. If you haven't been on the forum in a while, you should review the rules again to make sure you're still familiar with them as they may have changed since your last visit. If you have any questions, first please reread the rules as you may have missed something the first time. If you're still uncertain about something, send me a message and I'll answer any questions you may have! Lastly, if you see a post that violates the rules, please report the post to a moderator or administrator.

Thank you!
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