moderator, 3653 posts
i fashion my future
on films in space
Mon 12 Feb 2007
These rules have been implemented to give every user a fair shot on this very busy board and to make moderating the board a bit less time consuming. Anyone posting on this board is obliged to follow these rules.
In addition to these rules, note that this board is a specially-coded advertising board. In order to begin a thread here, the board will require that:
Replies are permitted to posts here. However, it is worthwhile to note that threads will be "bumped" to the top of the forum only once per week, maximum, and that is the only time their New Message Indicator (NMI) will show new messages. Be sure to check back on threads you're interested in rather than relying upon the NMI to inform you of when there are new posts.
Finally, GMs should understand that if they delete the first post of their game ad, no one but the game GM and Site Moderators will be able to see the ad. If you want other site users to see it, always leave the first post in place (you can edit it as necessary to reflect changes in your game's needs).
Update: 02 June 2012: Clarified wording of rule four to remove an extra "the".
Update: 07 June 2010: Edited to reflect the addition of RPoL's Public Forum Rules.
Update: 08 October 2009: Added "Finally" section due to increased incidents of the deletion of the first posts in game ads.
Update: 17 December 07: Added rules about how many games may be advertised per thread, and how many games may be advertised per day.
Update: 05 May 07: Updated rules and removed any which are unnecessary after upgrade to v1.5.
Update: 19 August 06: Adjusted rule seven and added rule eight, dealing with moderator contact.
Update: 15 Feb 06: changed list type to facilitate references to specific rules.
Update: 01 October 05: repost after forum clean-up.
Update: 04 July 05: fixed a formatting error.
Update: 23 June 05: Updated language about maximum bumps per day, and added rule about GMs who are banned.
Update: 14 June 05: Included a maximum posts a day limit.
Update: 01 May 05: Repost due to accidental deletion.
Update: 15 March 05: Updated general forum names to reflect changes. Also moved one footnote into the main body of the rules for clarity.
Update: 14 January 05: Added parentheses to one rule to clarify.
Update: 10 January 05: changed from bulleted to numbered list; clarified deletion "loophole".
Update: 31 December 04: Added new site rules for adult games, below.
This message was last edited by the user at 19:15, Thu 16 Aug 2012.