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The Great War Association (Public) => Site and Forum Rules => Topic started by: GWAadmin on March 22, 2014, 10:55:47 AM

Title: Great War Association Forum Rules
Post by: GWAadmin on March 22, 2014, 10:55:47 AM
Great War Association Forum Rules

The Internet is a great place to find information, to meet new friends and share ideas. However, and this is SO important: other people cannot see your face and so thus can't tell your emotions, so you need to think a bit before you post. Really, other viewers don't know when you're joking... Use the emoticons -- little smiley faces people put in text or just use the graphical "smileys" we have on the site  :)  They're located above the posting window in the Forum. So, use the smileys often, especially when you're joking  :P emoticon, or  :x serious , or whatever. Be a good "Netizen" and let others know how you're feeling.

All Caps
A note on this: Typing something in "ALL CAPS" is considered "yelling" on the Internet and is rude. All caps to emphasize something is one thing, ALL CAPS though... not cool. Of course, we have those who capitalize nothing -- almost as annoying to read (my brother is one of those)

Like Kindergarten
Think of it this way: the Internet (and this board) is like Kindergarten... everything you need to know in life, you learned while you were in Kindergarten:

Mainly just polite rules of society that seem to have been lost today. Of course, if you get ignorant with some folks in reenacting, they might get all "period" on you and actually challenge you to a duel...

So... Some RULES:
It would be great if we could all live in a world of sweetness and light, but we are all human and we all have a bad day once in a while and might even be nasty sometimes. Let's not be nasty here! Nobody is trying to kill posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish BS will NOT be tolerated!

What's not allowed:

What this forum IS for:
This forum is meant to bring historical reenactors together AND to help the new person just discovering reenacting. It is NOT the permanent domain of those who would use it as a bully pulpit. Grow-up! Remember this is a #!@^#$!^$%$ H_O_B_B_Y !!!!!!!!!!!! Do not act like some geeky, 15 year old high school kid -- be an adult! Again, remember that the Internet is especially bad sometimes to converse in because others can't see when you're joking -- something we usually convey by facial expressions or tone of voice. If someone offends you, wait a day or so before replying