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Title: BOARD RULES AND CODE OF CONDUCT
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ShroudFilm - January 15, 2008 07:13 PM (GMT)
NEW MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: you cannot post new topics until you have made an on-topic reply in an existing thread. This is to prevent spambots from posting crap all over our forum, it's nothing personal!

Here are the board rules, for quick, easy and impartial reference:

1) THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE EMPEROR'S NAME IN VAIN...
All copyright material you post on this board MUST conform to the GW intellectual properties guidelines. I really can't stress that enough - as the administrator of this site, I am personally accountable for what you post here, and I'm not willing to be sued just so you can sell recasts or post up uncredited quotes. Check the official GW policies if you are in any doubt as to what you can or can't do.

2) THOU SHALT NOT WORSHIP FALSE IDOLS...
This board is for the discussion of PRE-HERESY material only.
This goes from the Unification Wars, through the Great Crusade, into the Horus Heresy itself and right up to the Siege of Terra. There should be no discussion of post-Heresy or real-world current events unless you are making a valid point relating to the current PH discussion. We have the Vox-net Chatter forum for you to talk about Dawn of War and the latest episode of Heroes...

3) THOU SHALT NOT TALK LIKE A PRE-TEEN HACKER WANNABE...
Obviously in an international community, English is not everyone's first language. Also, for whatever reason, some people have difficulty with spelling etc. However, there will be absolute zero tolerance of pointless 'l33t sp33k', uNnEcEsSaRy CaPiTaLs or purposeful use of vernacular like "dis innit". If you've gotten this far, you can speak English... so no excuses. Swearing and some common l33t terms will trigger our language filters, censoring your post with a wonderful [I'M ILLITERATE] explanation.

4) THOU SHALT NOT WASTE OUR BANDWIDTH...
Please don't go mental with HUGE images and wasteful links. We only get a certain amount of bandwidth, so let's keep it sensible. Use an image editing program to resize your pics - 600 pixels width is plenty big enough to show detail on most paintjobs. This also goes for signature images - if it stretches the rest of the forum frame, we will delete it for you. If you'd like a nice signature file image custom-made for you then please go to the 'Making a Donation' thread, and if you'd like help on taking better pictures then please go to the 'Photography Tutorial' thread.

5) THOU SHALT NOT SPAM...
Oh, dear Emperor save you if you start posting spam. We're not just talking about porn links and adverts... but also creating an account just to log in once and advertise your non-PH gaming event and such. We respect the input of our community members, but we have little time for people who want to exploit it for their own gain. Everyone who uses this forum leaves their email and IP address in our hands - unless you want some nasty surprises next time you try to access the internet, leave the porn links elsewhere.

6) MY TRUTH IS BETTER THAN YOUR TRUTH...
We aren't a commercial organisation, and we don't have lawyers on hand to assess all posts for copyright violations. Be sensible about what you post, because although we do read everything that goes up here, we can't be expected to research every little thing - if you do wrong, YOU are accountable to ME, and I am accountable to the copyright holders. We will also have none of this "oh my brother logged in and he was the one who posted all the homophobic comments on my account as a joke" nonsense either. As administrator, I have the final say on what constitutes a trangression of these rules and I will enforce a suitable punishment.

7) HONOUR YOUR BATTLE BROTHERS...
This board is based in the UK, and Games Workshop is a British company with a uniquely British take on the material... therefore the discussion is likely to be somewhat Anglo-centric. However, this should not be an issue for any of our members or prospective members - we're all intelligent people. Serious anti-social nationalism or stereotyping will get you instantly banned from the board - we are here to talk about GW background, not the politics of members' respective countries, past or present.

8) THOU SHALT TAKE EVERYTHING IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH IT IS INTENDED...
I assume you know that you are currently browsing an internet forum, and that this is not the real world... if you don't know that, it may be time to take a break from the screen for a while. However, we're all friends here, talking about something we love - a little joking here and there is to be expected, and I'm sure you all make light-hearted fun of your real-life friends from time to time. That being said, we will not tolerate constant harrassment of other members. If the other person doesn't seem to find the 'joke' funny anymore, it's time to stop. We hope not to have to intervene in any pointless childish flame wars...

9) THOU SHALT NOT DIG UP THE PAST...
While it can be fun to get into a new online community, members should resist the temptation to go digging through old threads which haven't been touched by regular members for a while. If more than a month has gone by since the last post, please don't make a pointless comment like "I agree!" which adds nothing to the discussion. Colloquially, we call this 'Thread Necromancy', i.e. raising the dead! If you have a worthwhile point to make, something to add from a new source, or other evidence in a debate, please do post it... but otherwise try to restrain yourselves from unnecessary necromancy.

10) THOU SHALT NOT CONTRADICT THE MODERATORS...
If a moderator tells you to cool it, or closes a thread, or issues a warning, TAKE NOTE! You better stop whatever you were doing wrong, cease the conversation, let it drop. Immediately. If you continue in the same manner, or try to continue a closed topic, you will be banned from posting.

11) THOU SHALT NOT ACTUALLY START A CRUSADE...
We'd love to see your costumes and life-size props, especially of course if they are pre-Heresy in nature! But this is not somewhere to ask for tips on making real weapons and armour - aside from the fact that very few of us are professional weaponsmiths or pyrotechnicians and so can offer little reliable advice, if you hurt yourself or someone else with your hair-brained contraptions we don't want to be involved. Dangerous looking projects will be deleted and posters given a warning.

More rules to come as they occur to us! :lol:




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