You know, when I was assigned moderator, I was happy. I figured that since I was assigned 2 worlds that have both been around for some time, then they'd know the rules. I mean, that's something you're supposed to know by this point. But the more I mod, the more I see y'all don't. Petn went through and gave every forum some nice highlights and a link to the rules, but it's clear that this forum as a whole hasn't bothered to read them. So I figured the best solution to this for me to sit down with you and have a serious talk about it, and lay the rules down. I thought y'all knew me well enough to know my limits, but I've had to be gone for around a week due to real life issues, and the crap that has happened while I was gone is unbelievable to me. So lets go over some things that will get you infractions with me, shall we? -You don't get to decide who posts here This is one of my biggest problems right now. I don't care if you like someone. I don't care if you think they're stupid, bad posters, spammers, uninformed, ect. They have just as much right to be on these forums as you. YOU don't get to decide who posts, and you have no right to tell them to stop posting. The Tribal Wars forums are for anyone who has, is, or might play TW. So that means everyone. They don't even have to play this world to post here. And if they used to play this world and quit and still wanna post, then they're more than welcome to. -Stop cursing Understand that I was raised in a conservative family, so I'm sorry but I have a harsher view on cursing in the forums. The "f word" is never allowed, in any context. That includes phrases like "gtfo" or "stfu". Those are just as infractable as if you actually spelled out the word. And if you think putting random characters in the word makes it not cursing, you're wrong there too. If the intent behind is to curse, than it's considered cursing. So stop it. -One Word Posts Ok, seriously, if all you have to say to something is ":icon_surprised:" or ":icon_twisted:" or any other emote, then it's not worth the post. If all you have to say is "lol", "yes", "agreed" or anything like that, then it's not worth the post. If you can't be spared the time to make your post longer than one word, then I consider it you just wanting attention, and I'll be happy to give you some in the form of an infraction for spamming. -Multiple posts in a row This is spam people. Your posts have this wonderful button that says edit. Use it. If you can't fit it all into one post, then it either doesn't need to be said or it can dang well wait till someone else has posted. -Insulting members Look, I could care less if you like someone or not. You're not expected to. It would be pretty creepy if you did. But whether you like them or not, you will not make personal remarks to them here. You will not call them stupid or insult their intelligence here. I don't honestly care if you insult their ability as a player in TW. That's part of PnP, but when you make it personal to their real life, you've gone too far and I will act. This also include insulting the way others post. Personally, I would love it if we all spoke good English in complete sentences using punctuation and grammar, but I know that won't happen. Understand that the people on these forums are from all over the world and so their English won't be perfect. It may be extremely hard to understand, but get over it and don't comment on it. -Don't mod bash Alright, this one is slightly personal to me, and I feel that's understandable. Look, I'm not stupid. I understand you might not always agree with what I say or do, and that's fine. I'm generally pretty reasonable, if you message me. But I will not be in any way reasonable if you start posting derogatory comments on the forums. That's no way to get me or any other mod to listen, and it only makes you look like the bad guy. If you have a problem, mail me and I'm more than willing to discuss it with you. If you have questions, mail me and I'll do my best to answer you, and if I don't know the answer I'll direct you to someone who does. But insulting moderators, ANY moderators, forum or ingame, is unacceptable. -Don't Spam Do I really need to explain this? Look, I've pretty lenient in the general section, and if you just feel an absolute need to spam... well, I'd prefer you do it on your ig forums, but if that can't happen then use the general forums here. But the threads in these forums have a topic, stick to it. I'm sick of seeing random discussions that are in no imaginable stretch related to the topic. And when I tell you to go on topic when I see this stuff, that doesn't mean one more post and then you'll stop, it means drop it right then. You're welcome to mail somebody if it that's important. I may have to edit this list over time, but for right now I think that should be about it... oh wait, one more thing. Learn to report posts Look, if someone makes a post you find offensive or you think is off topic or spamming or breaks some rule, report it. If you insult the poster for that, you're just gonna get yourself in trouble which helps no one. It's easy. Next to the posts is the user's info, right? Under their name and avvy and location you'll see a little triangle w/ a ! in it. If you hover your mouse over it it should read something like "report this post". You're gonna click it, and write why you think the post breaks rules and hit enter. Voila, I'll get a report of it. If you have a problem with a whole thread, you only need to do 1 report. I have to review the thread in question, not just the post when it's reported. I will warn you though, don't abuse the report system. You can't just report all of someone's posts b/c you don't like them. If you do that we can ban you for abusing the report system.