Registration Agreement

The Agreement


(some legal stuff you should look at... and READ THE RULES BELOW.. no, really, please read them. Not so much the lawyer stuff, but the actual rules part NEED TO BE READ...)

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Rules for the Great War Association Forum



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 emotions, so you need to think before you post. Other viewers don't know when you're joking... Use the emoticons (those little smiley faces above the posting window) we have on the forum to show when you're joking, or serious, etc.

Think of it this way: the Internet (and this board) is like Kindergarden... everything you need to know in life, you learned while you were in Kindergarden... play nice, don't hit, drink your milk, take a nap, if you hurt someone, say you're sorry, ask permission. Mainly just polite rules of society that seem to have been lost today. Of course, if you get ignorant, in reenacting, some people might even 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!

What's not allowed:

--No illegal topics (porn, how-to's on terrorism, hacking/phreaking, etc.).

--No modern politics, religion (discussion of period religion and religious things are okay, but NO proselytizing or attacking another religion). Getting all worked up and arguing about current-events is not allowed either.

-- we are here to discuss the Great War, THE GWA and Great War reenacting.  And NO, we don't wish to hear your theories on how it's a Government conspiracy... NO! There are plenty of places on the Internet to do that.
--Flames, especially blatant, threatening, offensive flames are grounds for suppressed. What does all this mean? We can, and will, restrict your right to post if you act like this... Don't be a dick!  Nobody is trying to kill list posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish bullshit will NOT be tolerated!

--No outright hostility or abusive conduct--this means flaming, spamming, zinging or flooding.  Excess of malice -- just being a rude jerk or plain mean -- IS abuse. (remember, play nice from above...). This forum does not give you license to insult people or make fun of them.

--This is the Great War Association and not the Star Trek/Sci-Fi forum. It is understood that the vast majority of reenactors, however, are Trek/Sci-Fi fans -- so, a comment once in awhile (e.g. "Yahoo IS the Borg of the Internet!") is okay. Constant babbling about these things is not kosher. Again, there are plenty of sci-fi boards, forums and lists out there on the Internet.

--If someone sends you a message OFFLIST, then by Gawd, KEEP IT THAT WAY, unless THEY say it's okay to share it with the list. This is one of those things that sticks a flaming stick up my ass (now that's a appealing picture, isn't it?)--we do not want/need to hear all the dirty laundry. Manners people, Manners!

--Swearing: We have always said it is okay--this does NOT mean you that may go crazy and call someone a "dickhead," an "asshole" or other words to that effect. If you want to swear or call someone names, stop, don't. We don't need someone getting all pissy because you were ribbing them. BTW, the "F-Bomb" is not for use in politie company and anyway, we have a filter to remove it.

What this forum IS for:

This forum is meant to bring members of the GWA together, for GWA communication AND to help the new person just discovering our hobby. It is NOT the permanent domain of those 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! The Internet is especially bad in that others cannot see when you are joking--something we usually convey by facial expressions or tone of voice. If someone offends you, wait a day or so before replying AND e-mail them OFF our Forum. Also, use the "smileys" we have here, to show your feelings.