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Offline Rennhack

Forum Rules
« on: Feb 25, 2005, 11:48 »
You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Freedom of speechFreedom of speech, the liberty to speak and otherwise express oneself and one's opinions. Like freedom of the press which pertains to the publication of speech. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bars the federal government from 'abridging the freedom of speech'.

Although speech is freer in the United States than in many societies, federal and state laws do restrict many kinds of expression. Some kinds of speech regarded as damaging to individual interests (e.g., libel and slander...See Rule #7) are limited primarily by the threat of tort action; other forms of speech (e.g., obscenity...See Rule #6) are restricted by law because they are regarded as damaging to society as a whole. Speech that is regarded as disruptive of public order has long been beyond protection (e.g., 'fighting words' that cause a breach of the peace or false statements that cause general panic ...See Rule #4). The government also limits speech that threatens it directly; although sedition laws are rarely prosecuted in the United States, such rationales as a danger to 'national security' have been invoked to silence criticism of or opposition to the government.

The internet being the cyber version of the Wild West that it is, I have found it necessary to impose some message board rules. I ask that you please read and respect them so that we can all continue to have a wonderful time here.

1. Keep all replies to a message on topic; ANY off topic messages will be deleted. (This includes witticisms, and smart remarks.) Feel free to create witty topics in the correct area.

2. Do not post a job posting or a resume in the message boards. That is what the job board software is for.

3. Please do not use racist slurs, or prejudiced comments. This includes religious beliefs, geographical location, and political beliefs.

4. Please learn to be respectful, tolerate and support each other.  NukeWorker.com's goal is to help others, not see how many people we can annoy. Do not initiate arguments or tension. This will only cause the triggering of other members and make this site less professional.

5. Spamming is also off-limits. Spamming is either advertising for something (like a get rich quick scheme) or anything that looks like a chain mail.  (i.e. Here's an angel to brighten your day, forward this to five people or your life will be hell). Almost all virus warnings, cookie recipes, and stories about children with cancer that you receive on the net are not true and qualify as spam. Don't post them here and please don't send them to other NukeWorkers.

6. Sexual innuendo and profanity. Keep the site PG-13, kids visit this site, the NRC visits this site, the Secret Service visits this site, Managers visit this site, I visit the site, good Christian people visit the site, etc. If it's questionable, don't do it. Let's just say that if you're going  to post something that really needs the questionable language to achieve the desired humorous effect put it in the 'Bathroom Wall' in the donors only area, so those that choose not to go there will not be exposed to it. Got it? If you're in the middle of a thread and feel the need for an expletive, can we maybe star out some of the letters or something?

7. Peoples name's: It's a bad idea to use them, they lead to law suits. Some names are already censored because of this. Don't use names in stories or messages that could in any way be taken wrong.
No libel or defamatory messages.

LibelPublished material meeting three conditions: the material is defamatory either on its face or indirectly; the defamatory statement is about someone who is identifiable to one or more persons; and the material must be distributed to someone other than the offended party; i.e. posted on NukeWorker.


DefamatoryAn imputation is defamatory if it is calculated to engender: 'hatred, contempt or ridicule of', 'lowering the estimation of', or causing people to 'shun or avoid'.


8. DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, IT IS THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF SHOUTING AT PEOPLE.

9. Do not repost news articles in their entirety on NukeWorker.com, as it is illegal to do so on a public system such as ours. Instead, we recommend that you summarize, quote, discuss and link to the original article.  For more information about "Fair Use" and why posting a news article on our site isn't fair use, read this article:http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/fair-use/

10. Do not argue with the forum staff in the open forum, those messages should be sent via PM (personnel message) to the person you are having trouble with, and the forum administrator, Nuclear NASCAR.

Continued violation of these rules will get you deleted/banned. I have a one strike and you're out policy in regard to anything obscene or totally offensive. In most cases you will be warned (put on 'probation') and given a chance to play by the rules. Again, use a little common sense and you'll be just fine.
« Last Edit: Apr 05, 2010, 11:13 by Rennhack »

Offline Rennhack

Re: Forum Rules
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2010, 11:17 »
How To Behave On An Internet Forum

Internet forums are either a brilliant community where you can meet and chat with new, interesting people, or full of scornful idiots who deserve to be banned from The Net in its entirety. This film explains some of the common mistakes people make in forums, which makes them the sort of loathsome fool no one wants to know.



      Step 1: Flame Wars  [Flamer]

      By-and-large, the trouble with The Internet, and forums in particular, is that everyone gets to be anonymous. That essentially gives them free reign to be as snooty and argumentative as they like.


      A ‘troll' posts deliberately controversial or annoying messages for the specific purpose of getting a rise out of people and initiating a hate-filled and overly-argumentative thread. The appropriate course of action is simply not to respond. Don't feed the troll.  :notrolls:  :trollbash:

      Step 2: Godwin's Law  [hitler]

      Godwin's Law states that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”


      What that means in real terms is that sooner or later someone involved in a forum argument will be likened to a Nazi, or displaying Hitler-like tendencies. Please note that if you're the one invoking Godwin's Law and likening someone to a Nazi, you've immediately lost the argument because it's such a lame low blow.

      Step 3: Fanboys  [protest]

      Approximately 99.9% of all online forums are based around videogames. Sadly, there are several members of the videogame community who have such an overly-fanatical devotion to their particular console that they're somehow incapable of admitting any other system might have good features too. They're best ignored, because ‘Fanboys' are basically a special subset of ‘Troll', and as such are all Nazis and/ or Hitler.

      Our Fanboys are either for or against one company or site versus another.

      Step 4: Teenagers  :old:

      Sadly, teenagers are allowed on The Internet too. They have funny ways of spelling and don't understand that proper grownups don't want to put up with their pubescent attempts at ‘humor'. There's nothing you can do about Teenagers on The Internet, you'll just have to learn to circumnavigate them.


      Not all teenagers are evil, mind. Just most of them.

      Step 5: Post Count  [king]

      Every time you post, your post count goes up by one. Some people seem to think that the higher the post count, the more worthy and valuable they are to society at large. Frankly, the exact opposite seems to be the case; posting just to up your count is insanely annoying, so make sure all your messages add to a discussion in some way. If you're replying in a thread, make sure what you're writing is funny, interesting or funny and interesting. “yeh i agree lol” is not, in any way, shape or form, a valid reply, ever.

      Step 6: Respect the Admins  [rulez]

      It's their website, and they can do whatever the hell they like with it. You're a guest, and hassling them about how they run things is akin to going round your Auntie's house and curling one out in her tea-pot.

      Step 7: DON'T USE ALL CAPS IN YOUR POST

      EVER. ‘Shouting' through the written word is pointless and annoying, clearly.

      Step 8: Lurk Before Posting

      Don't just jump in to the forums spouting off reams and reams your amazing knowledge of the intricacies of World of Warcraft. In Binary.


      Lurk around a bit first and read some threads to see whether or not that's even remotely the sort of thing people there would be interested in.

      Step 9: Keep On Topic  [OT] [hijack]

      If a thread's all about how amazing a new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game would be, don't derail it and start talking about something else entirely, like Chun Li's thighs. Make a new thread if you absolutely must.

      Step 10: Picture Etiquette

      Don't post massive pictures that are wider than most peoples' screens. What's more, don't post massive pictures of filthy grotty porn or anything in case people are at work. Not even the most ardent heterosexual likes looking at boobies when sat near their boss. It's enough to put them off for life.

      Step 11: NSFW  [censored]

      What's more, make sure you mark any risqué links as Not Safe For Work, just in case, and make sure doing so is in keeping with the forum's tone.


      By and large, just remember to be excellent to each other. Be all civil and pleasant. Keep your tongue firmly in your cheek and get a nice thick skin.


      BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!


      It turns out there's even more annoying stuff people do that we simply couldn't squeeze into the film...

      Step 12: Signatures

      ...should be small and tasteful. Massive graphics plugging something you're selling are a right royal no-no. Text is very much preferable.

      Step 13: Avatars

      Your profile pic is how people picture you, so choose something good-looking, funny or interesting. Pretty much anything goes, just make sure it isn't ugly or annoying and fits with the tone of the forum.

      Step 14: Gravedigging  :hole:

      Old threads are old for a reason, and that reason is that noone's interested in discussing that anymore. Unless you've got an outrageously good reason to do so, leave dead threads to Rest in Peace.

      Step 15: Drama  [chill]  [catfight]

      Used properly, The Internet can be a tool for good. If used for overblown, melodramatic weepy Emo nonsense, it's ruined and needs to be scrubbed clean. Learn to relax and take everything in your stride. Noone's on The Internet to get all stressed and angsty, we're all just here for a good time. So leave all your haughty drivel at the door.
 
      Step 16: Smilies  [sarcasm]

      If used sparingly a smiley can emphasize a point: sarcasm comes across extremely poorly in forums – almost dangerously so. A quick winky will sort that. Reams and reams of extravagant animated smileys performing all manner of wacky acts are annoying, and are the sort of thing your mum would do, were she able to use a computer.
 
      Step 17: Read the FAQ and Forum Rules  [rulez]

      Because they'll tell you how the community there likes people to act. They're there for a reason.
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2014, 05:26 by Rennhack »

 


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