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    Welcome to the Spacetime Studios Message Board!

    The forums are here to provide a place for constructive discussion and player feedback about Spacetime Studios and the games they make.

    Please keep in mind that this forum is only for talking about Spacetime Studios and their associated games. If you want to talk about other subjects (for example, real world politics) there are other forums available on the internet where you can do that.

    These rules are here to keep the forums a nice place for everyone to visit. If you break the rules, you may find that your access is suspended or removed. This includes access to any Spacetime Studios games.

    1. Please Respect Others.

    The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, conflicts may arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. Debating the opinion is appropriate, however criticism against the originator of the opinion is not allowed. Disrespect can be construed as flaming, trolling, harassing, profanity, abusive language or abbreviations, personal attacks, racial, religious, ethnic, sexual slurs, or similar behavior/language.

    • Flaming is defined as posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another.
    • Trolling is defined as deliberately posting derogatory, inflammatory comments/threads in order to bait other users into responding. Trolling or accusing someone of being a troll is also a form of trolling and is not permitted.
    • Posts similar to “Moderator Notified” or “Needs thread lock” are discouraged, as these types of posts are a form of trolling. If a thread is in violation of the forum rules, use the notify moderator button or send a private message to a moderator or administrator directly.
    • Personal attacks include, but are not limited to insulting a poster directly:

    Example: “You are stupid, you suck, and you should [censored].”
    The above are a just few examples of behavior that is not tolerated on the forums. Basically, play nice and get along. Thanks!

    2. No inappropriate talk.

    The Spacetime Studios forum is not a place to chat about drugs and alcohol related activities. Likewise, Sexual, racial or otherwise inappropriate talk is also not permitted.

    3. Please, no Profanity.

    Thanks in advance for keeping the language on the forum clean and not profane. Intentional misspellings of swear words are also not allowed.

    4. Never reveal your personal information.

    The best way to stay safe online is to NEVER share your real name, phone number, address, email or passwords. Please do not disclose your, or anyone else’s, private information.

    5. Non-Constructive posts are prohibited.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of non-constructive posts. As a rule, non-constructive posting is not permitted:

    • Spam - this is considered to be repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users.
    • Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Likewise, the use of "/signed" posts are discouraged in that it doesn’t engender constructive discussion.
    • Do not create threads/posts to “petition” or “lobby” for game features, additions, changes, or other issues. You may post suggestions and/or ideas to the boards, but you may not create a ‘petition’ for others to sign. This is bumping in disguise and will not be allowed. Lobbying is continually bringing up the same topic repeatedly in numerous different threads or as an off-topic post in official threads to get developer attention. This form of posting is not permitted.
    • Cross posting - As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established using the Search feature. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Use the Search link to keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.
    • Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.
    • A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and helpful in the development of the game, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.
    • False obituary threads are considered highly improper, and knowingly posting false news of a player’s real-life death may result in a ban of both your forum account and your game account.
    • Threads that make threats or use other combative language are not allowed.
    • “Necro” posting - Please do not submit a reply to a thread that has been inactive for more than 45 days. Rather, create a new thread only if you believe that topic is still relevant to the community today. Sticky threads are exempt from this rule.

    6. Private communication between Spacetime Studios members, staff and forum users is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue.

    Please keep private conversations private. You are not permitted to publicize any private correspondence without permission. As such, warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum. Such matters shall remain private between Spacetime Studios and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread that has been removed or subject to other moderation, please contact a moderator to discuss it.

    7. Do not post about exploits.

    If you figure out some way to exploit one of the games, please do not post publicly about it. Instead, use the private message system and contact one of the Administrators or Dev Team members.

    8. Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer, administrator or Spacetime Studios employee is prohibited.

    Please do not impersonate anyone else. It might seem funny at the time, but it can lead to a lot of confusion.

    9. You may not post advertisements.

    Advertising on these forums is prohibited so please do not do it.

    10. No proxy posting; no account hopping to evade suspension.

    Posting on behalf of a suspended user is not allowed. Working around a ban through other people’s accounts or secondary accounts to continue posting is also. You are personally responsible for your conduct on the forums. Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a banning will also be removed without notice

    11. No Legal Action threads.

    Using the forums or PMs for encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action against anyone is strictly prohibited.

    12. Player Generated Content.

    We do not host screenshots, signature pictures, or other images on this message board. You are more than welcome to link to images hosted in other places, as long as they are of an appropriate and non-offensive nature and/or do not otherwise infringe the intellectual property rights of any party. Below is a list of examples of what is not permitted.

    • Images which are: sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; obscene or contain vulgar language; images that illustrate/show illegal activity.
    • Avatar icons are allowed as long as the images are below 20kb in size. Avatars that are overly annoying, disruptive or in Spacetime Studios’ sole discretion found to be in poor taste will be removed.
    • Links to images that are inappropriate will be removed and your forum account may be shut down.
    • Copyrighted, proprietary images, trade marks as well as images that do not belong to you (i.e. photographs or artwork which are used without permission of the creator) are also forbidden.
    • Signature Images are allowed, however they must be limited to 600x120 pixels AND less than 150kb

    13. Zero Tolerance Policy.

    Immediate suspension or bans from the forum can result from any of the following: the posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.

    14. Limit thread bumping to 1 per 24 hours

    Please do not bump threads more than once per 24 hours. Replies should be reserved for constructive and relevant posts.

    15. Proprietary forums.

    The Spacetime Studios Message Forums is a private message forum. All message board content is allowed at the discretion of Spacetime Studios. Spacetime Studios reserves the right to remove any message board content at will without notice for any reason.

    16. Changes to these Rules and Regulations

    Spacetime Studios may revise these Rules and Regulations at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes.
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