Forum Announcement: Forum Rules
Forum Rules
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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:
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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.
No trolling. 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. Please be especially judicious when it comes to what could be considered Horny content - Eagle Time has a large population of younger users.
No bigotry. Slurs and other forms of bigotry are, to the surprise of nobody (hopefully), unacceptable. When in doubt, listen to other users' concerns!
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.

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As on-the-spot measures for Duckreport rulebreaking Drudgerepond , 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.

Eagle Time and Discondor are Thank You, Please No Creep Zones Thank You, Please . All forumites (and minors especially) have a right to participate in our community without harassment or other unsafe+uncomfortable situations. Additionally, Eagle Time moderation has a zero-tolerance policy regarding romantic/sexual behavior by adults directed at minors. We treat reports about such behavior very seriously.

To this end, there are some things our younger members should keep in mind:
  • Be honest about your age. Keeping your birthdate+age hidden if you prefer is fine, but if you do display it please don't lie about it. The primary responsibility is (of course) on adults to keep their behavior appropriate, but they can't do that if they're given misleading info. Lying to someone about your age (especially with the intent to engage in nsfw conversations) will net you at least a 1-month temporary ban.
  • Feel free to disengage. Don't stick around in situations+conversations which you're not comfortable with. You don't owe anyone your time, least of all any folks who aren't respectful of your boundaries.
  • If you feel unsafe, let us know. Regardless of where it happens - in public or private; on the forums, Discord, or elsewhere - get in touch with a mod or a senior member of the subcommunity in question that you trust. We'll do our best to support you and respond to your concerns in a tactful manner. This applies not only to (god forbid) any future incidents, but also letting us know about any issues you've had in prior circles with forumites. We're on your side, and want to make sure Eagle Time is a safe and pleasant space for you!

Having said all that, enjoy your stay!  Minion If you have any further questions about the forum's rules, ask around in this subforum or on Discondor!

Banner image credits go to Ed, who is a cooler dude than most.