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Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:55 am
by Mental Rose
Greetings, and welcome to the forum. Announcements is the forum you'll want to come to for news and updates regarding Negative-G and the Negative-G boards. Currently, only the site admins are able to post in announcements. All registered users, however, are able to reply to the posts and so there are some rules that users need to follow.

1. Please keep discussion reasonably on-topic. While friendly joking around is never a bad thing, total threadjacks aren't acceptable. What we don't want to see here is an announcement about new pictures posted to the site turning into a discussion of politics or why one park is horrible compared to another. There are other threads for this, and such posts will either be moved to the appropriate forum or deleted, according to the judgement of the Site Admins.

2. To avoid any confusion, forums at this time are moderated by Paul Drabek and Mental Rose. If you have a question or complaint about something we've done, please do contact one of us. Please do not use the forum as your personal ranting board about our methods.

3. Flaming is an absolute no-no here. We'd like to see this board become a close-knit community. So, while other boards and newsgroups have an attitude of "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen," this board's rule of thumb is "If you gotta make heat, go to someone elses' kitchen to do it." We understand that disagreements are inevitable, but it is entirely possible to do so in a respectful manner. Users who insist on flaming will be subject to the following consequences:
  • First offense: Warning, offending post deleted.
  • Second offense: Offending post deleted, 3-day suspension from boards.
  • Third offense: Offending post deleted, user ban.
Paul's simple rule to follow for this: Be excellent to each other!

4. Please try to keep comments family-friendly. We require parental permission for users under 13 to use the boards; that being said, please keep in mind that there will likely be younger users here and certainly users under 18. Keep swearing to a minimum and adult discussions absent, please.

5. Hate speech OF ANY KIND is not tolerated. The same 3-strike warning system applies for hate speech as for flaming. Again, it is perfectly fine to disagree with a group's policies and say so, but do so in a respectful manner.

Hopefully we can keep these rules in the realm of common sense rather than having to write a rule for every tiny contingency - if you want to do something that isn't specifically mentioned one way or another, please stop and think about it and see if it fits in with the type of community we've outlined here before you post it. The Site Admins are the final arbiters here of what is allowable and what isn't. We will do our best to be fair to everyone involved at all times, please do your best not to take advantage of that.

Thank you!
Mental Rose
Site Admin
Negative-g.com Forum

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:28 pm
by OCD Posterchild
I agree to the TOS, and I'm so excited to be on. 3 tries, it was rough.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:54 pm
by ahoffman50
I was able to sign up rigth away. I am totally stoked about this!

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:13 pm
by comet1983
I am so glad to see this forum on here now. The site is totally awesome! Keep up the great work and Thanks!!

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:52 pm
by Paul Drabek
comet1983 wrote:I am so glad to see this forum on here now. The site is totally awesome! Keep up the great work and Thanks!!
Welcome to the forums. We're glad you enjoy the site and feel free to stop on by to read and post whenever you feel like it.

Have Fun

Paul Drabek

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:15 am
by Raven
Thank you for putting the forum rules now. If you didn't the forums would have gone crazy within 2 weeks. Thank you so much. The rules are very reasonable.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:33 am
by JacksonKI
OK I've been visiting this site since....forver, and I decided to join. I registered but it didn't ask me my age. I'm 12, so I need a parent permission right?

Kinda confused here.....

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:22 am
by NL_IS_AWESOME
Mental Rose wrote:Greetings, and welcome to the forum. Paul's simple rule to follow for this: Be excellent to each other!

4. Please try to keep comments family-friendly. We require parental permission for users under 13 to use the boards; that being said, please keep in mind that there will likely be younger users here and certainly users under 18. Keep swearing to a minimum and adult discussions absent, please.

Thank you!
Mental Rose
Site Admin
Negative-g.com Forum
Please feel free to have fun posting and reading this site. Paul's simple rule is the must follow for the good, best fun, so hopefully you will be a good poster. Hope this helps.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:44 am
by JacksonKI
So I can post? My mom approves.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:06 pm
by Greg
So I can post? My mom approves.
You have permission to post. Welcome, and tell your mom I said hi.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:20 pm
by JacksonKI
Yey! :D

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:41 pm
by Mental Rose
I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to respond to this earlier, but some other things have kept me off the forum for a bit.

I'm very glad that your mom approves, but the law as regards forum communities like this one do state that we need your mother's WRITTEN approval for us to allow you to post. I realize that this is a big pain in the butt, but it's not even a forum rule - it's the law.

We're happy to have you here, and you are certainly welcome, so I will PM you our mailing address and your mother can send us her written and signed permission for you.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:32 pm
by JacksonKI
Arg, ok then.

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:56 am
by NL_IS_AWESOME
I so would love to believe that you can be a good poster since you already know how to write things correctly. Sounds like you have really loved here as you started having a plenty of posts.

Yay, your mom knows why she can let you on. :D

Re: Welcome - Announcement Forum Rules

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:31 pm
by Paul Drabek
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