Officer Big Pecks welcomes you to Eagle Time! We hope you peruse these rules before diving into forum posting proper - bear in mind, though, that this is not
an exhaustive black-and-white checklist of acceptable/unacceptable forumnular conduct. Use your common sense, and you'll do fine. Final decision of what is acceptable and unacceptable conduct lies with the modmins.
The golden rule:
The golden rule (now spelt out for your convenience):
Be excellent to everyone.
Everyone's a teamfriend, and you will treat them like teamfriends. Be polite as a rule and respect others' opinions, even if you don't necessarily agree with them.
Your definition may vary, but "being disagreeable or antagonistic in order to elicit angry/negative reactions from others" probably factors into it. So don't do that. If you know what you're doing is trolling, cut it out before a marauding mod collars you.
Keep it clean.
Don't encourage people to break the law, and don't post NSFW content - unless the thread already has [NSFW] in the title. Even then, use discretion and keep it tasteful - if it seems objectionable, run it by a modmin first. Racial/homophobic slurs are, to the surprise of nobody (hopefully), unacceptable.
Know the territory.
Different subforums may have different standards of what passes for polite/obnoxious/tasteless/funny/spammy. Follow any rules stickied in them, and get an idea how things roll before jumping right in and accidentally defaming your name.
Don't be a dick.
Don't pick apart the semantics of these rules, or try and argue yourself on one side of some arbitrary line. If you were punished, you were offending someone enough for a modmin to step in.
As on-the-spot measures for rulebreaking, warnings may be posted by modmins in-thread, threads locked until people cool off, or individuals given hour-long bans in more extreme cases.
For continual bad behaviour by an individual, warning PMs may be sent, or a day-long or week-long ban in response to activity that indicates you didn't get the message the first time.
Serious problem children who can't change will be banned proper.
Having said all that, enjoy your stay!
If you have any further questions about the forum's rules, ask around in this subforum.
Banner image credits go to Ed
, who is a cooler dude than most.