|09/03/2008, 04:36 pm||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Rafael, California, USA
Telltale Games Community Forum Guidelines: for Promotion and Maintenance of a Fun and Not Lame Online Community (TTGC4umGL:4PAMOAFANLOC)
Revision 0.0.13b, September 3, 2008
So, it's come to this. Our community has grown quite a bit in the last few months, and there comes a time in the lives of many forums where some guidelines need to be codified in order to keep things a bit more sane. Keep in mind, though, that this is a guide and not a rulebook. This means that exceptions will be made based on the unique circumstances of whatever stuff is going down, and that the words written below might not cover new, exciting problems that arise down the line.
Let's get started, shall we?
I. Respect, civility, and avoiding getting your posts deleted.
It turns out that people don't always agree with each other on this great big internet of ours. If you happen to have a difference of opinion with another member of the community, don't resort to personal attacks to try and get your point across. At the very least, you'll end up looking foolish, and you could end up getting punished if it seems like you're being super-lame to people. Harassment of other members will not be tolerated.II. Whoa, the Telltale Team posts here.
Sometimes you'll see posts by people with italicized names and the tiny Telltale Games logos by their names; those are folks that work for Telltale. A few of these people are responsible for maintaining the website and forums, and so will be more visible in the community attempting to keep the forums a sane place, so listen to them!
We can speak for ourselves, and (often) do!
What to do when someone addresses a question to Telltale staff
III. Don't spam. Wait, what does that even mean?
"I want to talk about a cool free game I made! Is that okay?"
"I want to talk about the Home Loans, Bank accounts in Nigeria, discounts on software, generic drugs, or something not remotely related to Telltale games. Also, give me some money."
"I woke up today and felt like complaining about piracy... or talk about how much I like it... or just create a thread related to it in which I analyze the subject from an unbiased point of view."
"No one replied to my awesome post. Hey, maybe they didn't see it! I'll just reply to my own post, or maybe even repost the thread so it goes back to the top."
"Oh, MAN. This guy is totally spamming. I'm going to reply to this post and call him a jerk."IV. Don't attempt to destroy a discussion because you don't think it's worth discussing.
This basically covers the times where someone spots a thread they don't think should exist, and then does whatever they can to shut down any kind of constructive discussion that might occur there. This can include (but is not limited to) overtly asking why the thread exists in said thread, being mean to the original thread poster or respondents, deliberately trying to steer discussion towards something unrelated to the original topic, posting super-negative responses without a good reason (i.e., if it doesn't match the tone of the thread), or requesting a lock/deletion publicly while others are still trying to have a discussion. This does not mean you can't get in touch with us if you have a problem with a thread.V. Does this deserve its own thread?
We don't expect too much here; just use a bit of common sense when you start a new discussion. If you see a thread on the forum that's pretty much covering the exact same subject you wanted to post about, replying to that one will probably be more productive starting a brand new topic. The search tool is your friend, and can help you find out if your question or comment has been brought up recently or in the past.VI. Express yourself in your posts; use flair sparingly.
It is our firm hope that you can demonstrate your individuality and personality through the content of your posts, rather than in the customizable areas that surround your post. We're especially referring to signatures, here. Some people like to make extremely lengthy signatures, or ones that use huge text, or ones that go over the top with emoticon use or ASCII art. Please don't do that here! It distracts from the content of your post and the posts around it, and will likely be edited or erased by a forum admin.VII. I'm having problems playing a Telltale game.
"Whoa, something doesn't work right."
"I need help unlocking this game I bought..."Hey, thanks for reading this. Hopefully it wasn't too painful or scary. Enjoy the forums!
Last edited by Silverwolfpet; 05/02/2012 at 08:19 am.
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