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Generally, these forums are very relaxed and laidback; not strict like some other forums. But there are some rules and guidelines to take into consideration.
These rules are not all inclusive, and are subject to the discretion and interpretation of the forum staff. Changes may be made at anytime, and the staff reserves the right to warn, suspend, or ban a user for a reasonable purpose at anytime. Rules
- When posting, show respect for your fellow posters and readers. This means no flaming and no rudeness. If you cannot post politely, you should probably reconsider posting. It is also unacceptable to "troll", or try to goad someone into an argument.
- No necroing threads without good reason. If a thread has been inactive for more than a month, let it stay inactive, unless you have something good to add, or if your question or problem relates very specifically to the discussion in that thread. The exception to this is that it is acceptable to "necro" your own card showcase or set design threads at anytime.
- The forums are not for users to profit from. If you intend to turn a profit off of a project, do not post about it here.
- Only post bug reports related to the supported version of the program, which is usually the newest version. The problem might already be solved. Also, when posting bug reports, the more information the better. Try to give complete error messages, and if possible, directions for how to replicate the error.
- Other forums may have specific rules; those rules will be stickied to the top of those forums.
- When posting renders of a card featuring an illustration, or an illustration to be used on cards, it is a must to credit the illustrator. If the illustrator is unknown, a copyright holder may be credited instead. If you do not know the illustrator or copyright holder, you should google the filename or use Tineye. A web address is not acceptable as illustrator credit.
- Don't double post. If you have the last post in a thread, you have an edit button to add what you need to say. The exception to this is if the thread has been inactive for awhile and there is new information. However, this does not mean it is okay to "bump" a thread every few days because nobody is paying attention to you. Such posts will be deleted.
- Do not backseat moderate. Backseat moderation is defined as posting in a manner that implies the tone or authority of being a staff member when you are not a staff member. If you are not a member of the forum staff, it is not your place to correct other members or remind them to follow the rules. Doing so can result in hurt feelings or frustration, and cause the real staff members more work in cleaning up your mess.
- The PM system is a privilege, not a right. If a user is abusing the system and word reaches the staff, the staff will not hesitate to shut-off the PM system for the abusing user. It should not be used to advertise, solicit, fight, or harrass other users.
- When a moderator tells you to do something, comply. You can discuss it via PM or e-mail with the staff of the site, but in the meantime, do as they say.
- Do not post pornography or obscene images.
- Do not commit or promote illegal activities, including proxying or counterfeiting of real cards.
These are not strictly enforced rules, but are considered decency when posting.
- Try to behave respectfully. This means no cursing, coarse language, or obscene imagery such as scantily clad individuals or offensive gestures.
- When starting a new thread for discussing spoilers about future Magic sets, please include "spoilers" in the title, along with the name of the set the spoilers pertain to. When posting spoilers in a thread that was not made for spoilers, you should utilize spoiler tags. To use spoiler tags, type [spoiler]"insert spoiled info here"[/spoiler].
- When giving critique on cards being showcased, try to give constructive criticism, something the designer can use. Try to be concrete, "this card costs too little, compare it with XXX" is better than "this card is overpowered" or "this card sucks". Imagine what kinds of comments you would like to get if you were showing ''your'' cards.
- Try to post threads in their appropriate forums. If you get confused or make a mistake, its okay; it can be fixed. But try to choose correctly.
- If you have a question, you should always try searching for the answer. There's a search bar on every page, and it can save others the time of typing out lengthy responses to questions that are already answered.
- All posters should try to stay on topic. It is understandable that sometimes off-topic discussion happens, but it shouldn't happen to the point that it takes over the thread.
- No large or flashy images signatures. These can be very distracting, and make the page load slower.
- Be careful when linking to images on other sites. Some sites do not appreciate this action and will "swap" the images for advertisements or "no leech notices". If you want to post an image, it is best to attach it to this forum. In addition, if a site "swaps" a leeched image for one with advertising, obscenities, or other rules violations, you will be held accountable as if you had posted the offending image yourself.
If there are any concerns about these rules or guidelines, whether you think something is incorrect and needs revised, or if you think something should be added, contact the administrators or start a thread about it in the appropriate forum
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