Forum Rules

  • Simon
    August 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    These rules are guidelines for interacting on the forums. Things are lax here, and some rules are enforced more noticeably than others; but you should take care to read these every once in a while, or you might find your posts getting edited or deleted, or threads locked.

    The mods are allowed to edit or remove posts, lock or delete topics, ban members here, and even see the IP addresses of members here as they see fit. These rules are superior to that or in-game information (AKA the message of the day, etc). Moderators however, do make the final calls on the interpretation of these rules, and may edit them at any time.

    Forum rules also apply to groups, and moderators are members and moderators of all groups by default (in case of problems that can't be dealt with from a normal user)


    Forum Posting Rules


    1) Use proper grammar and spelling so others can understand you. Avoid posting any curse words or foul language. Using **** instead to replace foul language is OK. If you don't speak English, use google translate so that others can read what you say. Please be polite, as trolling is a quick way to get threads locked.

    2) Spam is against the rules here. Major offenders will be temporarily banned. If you don't have something useful to say, then don't post it at all. Double posting is prevented within a day due to a forum-wide software limitation on them. This also applies to bumping, which is when you post in an old thread in order to bump it back to the top of the most recent threads. This is only really allowed if your bumping post has something relevant to the topic, or a serious question is left unanswered in a help thread. Otherwise it is considered necroposting. Generally, try not to post in a thread more than a month old unless you have something useful to say.

    3) When you make a new thread, try to make your thread title as descriptive as possible. If people don't know what's in a thread, they'll never read it. Similarly, avoid using all caps or unusual characters, they're painful to read. If we can't figure what's in your thread from the title alone, don't be surprised if it gets locked.

    4) Don't impersonate people with similar names, or use someone else's account here. Expect to be banned if you do, there's not much tolerance for it here. Multiple people using a single account specifically designed for that purpose is fine, as long as you don't post on the forums or break any rules with it.

    5) Please do not post large images. Many people still use slow internet, and large images will prevent them from reading your threads. If you want, post a hyperlink to the large image instead.

    6) No "+1" posts, if you agree strongly enough then you can post why, otherwise don't post at all.

    7) Please don't talk about stuff the mods or admins are doing. Conversation about people who've recently been banned tends to cause drama, and spams threads with unrelated info to the original topic. If you don't know why they've done something, ask a mod yourself using the Conversation feature.

    8) Don't ask how to be a moderator. There are no guidelines to follow for being made one, and the status is given for private reasons. New moderators are rarely promoted, and will be handpicked by Simon if there is ever a need for more. If you do ask about it, the chances of being made a moderator become significantly smaller.

    9) Please don't advertise for other games, forums, programs, services or bagels outside of The Powder Toy here. We have enough activity dealing with just Powder Toy. This includes links to unofficial discord servers.

    10) Piracy, or condoning piracy, is not tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, posting links to pirated software, links to piracy websites, or talking about it in general.

    11) Don't be a back seat moderator. Defined as a user who acts like a moderator, but doesn't hold an actual spot as one. This gets very annoying, and only a real moderator knows which rules to enforce properly at which times. Calling "necro" in a thread may even get you banned. Don't ask for threads to be locked either unless they are yours.

    12) Don't be a troll. Trolls are just very annoying for everyone to deal with, and you will be more likely banned than others that follow the rules more often. This includes trolling anywhere, or in any thread / group / PM.
    Edited 6 times by Lockheedmartin, jacob1. Last: October 2017
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