Etiquette on the Forum
The conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life -Webster's
Ben (Admin) posted this:
Hello guys/girls/robots. Obviously this is Ben. I've seen some trash being talked on this forum and questionable language as well.
Look, if people want to be profane and CURSE about everything, fine, but do it on your own time, in real life, NOT on this site.
I have gone out of my way to not use profanity in any of my stories, acticles and how-to's. It's important to remember that young kids are some of the biggest videogame fans and they're reading this stuff, too. Sure, they'll hear it in the high school locker room soon enough, but there's no need to have it here.
I believe in free speech as much or more than the next person, but I also believe in professionalism. Sure, this website is corny and talks about beer, but at the same time I always go for a 'polished' image to let people know I do these things in the most serious manner.
If anyone else would like to spends years and hundreds upon hundreds of man-hours building things, then make a popular website showcasing his inventions, only to have certain people come and make his website look like a PROFANITY-RIDDEN CLASS OF KINDERGARTENERS, let me know. I'll send the mis-behaving people to YOUR site.
I have made Black Six an administrator. I have charged him with keeping the peace. Any profanity worse than something in say, "Star Wars" and you will be warned and your message edited for content. Do it again, and you'll be deleted as a user. If you want to come back as a different user and behave yourself, fine. If you come back and cause more trouble, there will be NO WARNING and your IP will be banned.
Alright. I feel these rules are quite fair and I ask for all users of this forum to follow them. Thank you.