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*Read before posting* Forum Rules/Etiquette 9 years 10 months ago #5112

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Dogfight (in game) and Dogfight Forum Rules

1. Do not upload, post, discuss, request, or link to, anything that violates local or national law. This will be severely punished and strictly enforced.

2. If you are under the age of 13, or do not have your parent/legal guardian's permission to browse the forum, discontinue browsing immediately.

3. The quality of posts is extremely important to this community. Contributors are encouraged to provide well thought and informative replies.

4. Submitting false reports or otherwise abusing the report system will result in a ban of indeterminate length. Replying to a thread stating that you've reported it or another post is also disallowed—please do not announce your reports.

5. No spamming or flooding of any kind. This will result in an perma-ban.

6. Advertising (all forms) is also not welcome.

7. Ban evasion will result in permanent bans —- no exceptions.

8. Impersonating the Dogfight administrator, moderators, or staff is strictly forbidden.

9. Use common sense. If you're posting just to get a higher number of posts -- you will be banned.

10. The removal of karma from someone just because you do not like them is forbidden.

11. The use of multiple accounts is strictly forbidden unless given permission by the Dogfight staff.

12. Do not bash other players or squadrons either in forum or in game.

13. Absolutely no flaming/trolling or heavy swearing. You will be banned for a certain amount of time which is at the discretion of the Admin/Mod.

14. Help new players.

15.Respect those of higher authority in the forum. (Please do as the Admins and Mods say)

16. We respect other people's thoughts, opinions and beliefs.

17. (In game only) Do not team kill, destroy our own bases or anything else that would be deemed "gameplay ruining"

18. Remember: The use of Dogfight and forum is a privilege, not a right. The Dogfight staff reserves the right to revoke access and remove content without notice. This includes being muted or banned in game.


Forum Etiquette

Rule #1: Read First, Type Later

One of the most irritating things for a seasoned member of a forum is to have a newbie come into the forums and start typing before they know anyone or have read any of the threads. Read first and you will learn the feel and flow of the forum before you post a message.

Rule #2: Respond Before You Start a New Thread

If you want to follow good forum posting etiquette, try responding to some existing conversations before you launch your own thread. Learn what everyone else is talking about, get a feel for the tone and conversations at hand, and find something with which you agree and can relate.

Rule #3: Look For It, Don't Ask For It

Chances are, any simple questions you may have are already addressed somewhere in the forum. Good forum posting etiquette means you should use the search feature available to you or manually scan the topics before you ask a question. One sure-fired way to get the seasoned posters on your bad side is to ask a question that has already been answered.

Rule #4: Don't Just Talk, Respond Too

Forum posting etiquette dictates that you should respond to at least twice as many threads as you start. If you want people to respond to your threads, it's always best to respond to theirs too.

Rule #5: Use the Title and Subject Fields Wisely

If you are in an informational, technical or help forum, there are many seasoned and experienced subscribers in that forum who are likely willing to help you, but these folks scan the subjects for things they know the answers to and avoid threads that they may not be able to answer.

A thread subject or title that says: "HELP!!!!" may go answered, whereas a title that says: "I Need Help With XXX" is much more likely to get a good response from someone who knows what XXX is and can help. Make your title informational, informative about what question or subject you are asking or talking about.

Rule #6: Be Courteous

In person at social situations, you may say or do something out of character or perhaps lash out or hurt someone's feelings, but that incident can be quickly forgotten or only remembered by those who see it.

In an online forum, that type of an incident is there forever, and anyone can see it, or worse, stumble upon it weeks or months later and dredge it up again. Ask yourself before posting whether what you are about to say is something you will want read a month from now. If it's not, don't post it.

Rule #7: Use Common Sense and follow the forum rules.


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*Read before posting* Forum Rules/Etiquette 9 years 6 months ago #12803

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Hi guys,
I added a few links on the top right corner of the web so they are easily accesible from everywhere.

I'm also adding new features soon (specially for squads :)
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*Read before posting* Forum Rules/Etiquette 9 years 4 months ago #18400

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Total update of the thread. Due to the fact that the forum doesn't have a set "Rules" system, I have taken the liberty of basically writing out all of the rules everyone follows to begin with. But these have been implemented to give a more black-and-white system and to keep the forum clean.

Also at the request of two players, I have added a forum etiquette section. These aren't "Rules set in stone" per se, but instead ways a user should act and behave for optimal forum use.

I've also cleaned up the thread so it's short and to the point. Please direct all new users to the Rules section before they post. This way it will keep the amount of bans down and keep the Dogfight experience great for everyone.

If you have anything you'd like to see put in -- message myself or anyone else of the Dogfight staff. :)
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