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Updated OT.com Forum Rules and Guidelines — Applies to all forums, including Off Topic

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Interesting and productive discourse lies in the reasonable space between protecting delicate flowers from the slightest offense and promoting a crude free-for-all. We aim to provide an open and lively discussion forum while keeping things civil, hence the following rules.

Hard Rules

All members are subject to these rules in all sections of the forum. The General Chat/Off Topic section is once again moderated, so all rules below apply to that section as well.

Breaking any of these rules will result in a warning, followed by any number of temporary bans at any arbitrary length as determined by the moderators. Excessive rule-breaking will eventually result in a permanent ban. If you need to ask how many offenses are required for a permanent ban, you should probably reconsider your posting style.

Moderators reserve the right to edit or delete offending topics and posts without warning.

  1. Stay on topic. (Determined in part by the OP. See General Guideline #3 below for details.)
  2. Don’t attack other members personally. When debating, argue the point, not the person. Respectful criticisms of debate style (logical fallacies) are acceptable.
  3. While there are no specific restrictions on profanity, please exercise restraint. Dropping an F-bomb here and there isn’t going to get you banned, but excessive profanity shouldn’t be necessary to make your point.
  4. Your signature, which appears beneath all your posts, may not contain political content or social commentary.
  5. No image-only posts unless the image has a direct bearing on the topic at hand and it adds value to the discussion. Images may not contain nudity or graphic depictions of violence, death, etc.

Breaking the following rules will result in an immediate and permanent ban with no prior warning:

  1. Do not harass other members, either publicly or via PM. Any unwanted contact after a request to stay away will be considered harassment.
  2. Personal attacks and slurs based on race/ethnicity/religion/gender/sexual orientation/etc. aren’t tolerated under any circumstances.
  3. Socks (fake accounts where you pretend to be someone else) and team accounts (accounts used by more than one person) aren’t permitted. If we find you using a sock, we’ll ban both the sock and your primary account as well as any related accounts, and possibly IP addresses.

General Guidelines

  1. We encourage you to assist new members in learning the ropes, but making fun of them isn’t helpful. Either politely point them in the right direction or say nothing at all.
  2. Don’t moderate unless you’re a moderator. If you see problematic behavior, report it. Report new members you suspect to be trolls/socks, but don’t accuse them publicly without proof.
  3. The OP is considered the thread owner and sets the topic and tone for a thread. The mods will defer to the OP’s preference in determining whether posts veer too far off topic.
  4. Again, the Off Topic section is no longer unmoderated; the same rules apply there as any other section.

The things you pwn end up pwning you.

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I applaud hard rule #6.

Thank you!

Rest In Peace Dad, I love you. I know I will see you again someday.


From Job 1:21 the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.

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^ Looks like the second half of Rule #2 under general guidelines is gonna be tough for you warb, LOL.

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“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

― Socrates

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I haven’t accused any new members of being socks for a while.

Rest In Peace Dad, I love you. I know I will see you again someday.


From Job 1:21 the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.

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I don’t think I’ve accused any new members of being trolls for a while either.

Rest In Peace Dad, I love you. I know I will see you again someday.


From Job 1:21 the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.

😦

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possible.

Rest In Peace Dad, I love you. I know I will see you again someday.


From Job 1:21 the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.

😦

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Jay said:

  1. Don’t moderate unless you’re a moderator.

I assume that’s the part he’s referring to.

With this character’s death, the thread of the prophecy is severed.

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Fo did not accuse anyone of anything. It was simply a little ribbing. You make too much of something out of nothing.

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

― Socrates

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Jetrell Fo said:

Fo did not accuse anyone of anything.

That’s not true and you know it, but we’re going to get in trouble for this discussion.

at one point there was even a joke about starting a thread just to keep track of everybody you’ve accused of being a sock that was dismissed because it would be too much work to maintain.

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Chickens have personalities.

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Can I break the rule on racial slurs if it’s about wookies?

-SWSJW

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OT killer said:

Can I break the rule on racial slurs if it’s about wookies?

You mean like forgetting to capitalize their name and forgetting the extra ‘e’ at the end?!

Biggot!

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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