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 Post subject: **Message Board Rules**
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:17 am 
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I'll start with what you CAN'T do:

1) You CAN'T post personal attacks or comments meant to hurt other members.

2) You CAN'T post about RL religion or politics.*

3) You CAN'T have more than one player account, and your player account's username CAN'T be the name of an active character.

4) You CAN'T use our message forums as free advertising space for your own group, website, or event if you have no interest in contributing anything to DP.

5) You CAN'T rant outside the "Rants" forum (which becomes available to you once we've gotten to know you a bit). Please, no Blizzard/WoW rants, anywhere.

Now, what you CAN do:

1) You CAN "make up" a player name. As long as it's the one you consistently use to refer to your RL persona. Parlath and lord undead rat are examples.

2) You CAN post here under either a player name or a character name. You may want to post your stories under your characters' names for clarity or flavor (especially if you have a sidepic) but it's not required.

3) You CAN have unlimited character accounts, and they will automatically show up as characters if you use the email address you initially registered with.

4) You CAN post here if you do not own World of Warcraft or another online game.

5) You CAN just chew the fat about completely OT stuff, under the appropriate message board section.

6) You CAN make contributions to our ongoing storehouse of lore for EQ or WoW, official or player-generated, even if you do not ever play with us.

7) You CAN invite your friends to come RP with us in-game or on the guild message boards!

*Unless you're doing it in the private Religion and Politics forum. PM Producers for access if you are Performer rank or higher.

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Breaking these rules can result in:
-Private reminders about our rules from Producers
-Your posts being edited, removed, or locked
-Account suspension for repeated violations (such as repeatedly making political comments after being asked not to)
-If you make a second player account, one or both of your accounts may be temporarily suspended until the Producers reach a conclusion on appropriate action.

Any spamming, trolling, or off-topic advertisements can result in your account being removed as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:36 pm 
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Just a general reminder, the ban on rants against Blizzard/WoW in the rants forum extends to the entire board.

In addition, DP officially and loudly frowns on password sharing and anything else that violates Blizzard EULA. If you violate Blizzard's TOS, please at least don't tell us about it. This includes any kind of password or account sharing that isn't with a spouse with whom you live. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:01 pm 
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As per normal message board courtesy, please be sure to mark ALL spoilers. Please note it is a spoiler at least in the title of the post (NOT the description or subtitle). It's considered polite and friendly to also repeat the spoiler warning in the body and describe the nature of the spoiler-- for example, some people might not mind reading spoilers about night elf history but don't want to hear anything in advance about the blood elves.

This ESPECIALLY applies if you are dropping a spoiler in the middle of a thread which did not previously contain them. We have a spoiler tag now to make marking spoilers much easier - look right under bold/italic/etc.

Failure to follow these rules will result in your posts being edited, removed, and eventually a general spoiler ban. So if you're not sure if it's a spoiler, err on the side of caution and label it a "potential spoiler." Remember, the person who reads the spoiler without wanting/meaning to is going to be a lot more unhappy than a person sitting on knowledge of a great quest reward.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:47 am 
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Guys, normally you all are pretty good about this, but twice now in the past two days I've had to edit posts to add "NWS" disclaimers. We have a lot of people who check these boards from work, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you post something that could either trip work filters (like the gentleman with the sword who thought he was rescuing a woman in distress) or just out-and-out get people in trouble (like Stephen Lynch), post a disclaimer, preferably both in the subject and in the body of the post.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:29 pm 
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As per the recent discussion, if you post any personal photos, please make sure all people from age one to 18 in your photos at least have bathing suit areas covered.

-All babies under a year are fine.
-Girls must have at least bathing suit bottoms and tops on.
-Boys must have at least bathing suit bottoms on.

This policy does not necessarily reflect the personal views of any Producer or member (including me) on nekkidness, gender differences, or body consciousness/ modesty. It is in place to protect both DP and its leaders from any semblence of trafficking in child poh-nograffy, and to protect DP's members and its children from online predators. In addition, a few members have expressed comfort level issues with such photos in a public context, however innocent.

We reserve the right to remove, at any time, to remove any photo we find inappropriate for any reason for our community. It's nothing personal, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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