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« on: July 16, 2011, 09:15:58 AM »

Introduction & Basics

The theme, goal, and intent of the forums is simple, to aid in the enjoyment of the game TF2, and to allow a common area for people that are active in the Newbs community to share knowledge, to help each other, and to be able to discuss all things related to TF2.  

As a courtesy we've added areas for Off Topic discussion and some themed areas for different points of interest (L4D, Killing Floor, etc).

Since our goal is to be mostly happy fun times post land it is recommended that any serious controversial topics (politics, abortion rights, same sex marriage, drugs legalization) be avoided, and they will be shut down if they come up and get out of hand.



Guidelines

- Keep the language and theme of the posts appropriate for our userbase / charter.  
Some things are never appropriate anywhere in the Newbs Community: racism, hate speech, and serious threats of real world violence aren't allowed in any way shape or form anywhere. Light ribbing and teasing among people who are friends is okay, I just don't want people attacking other users. That means don't joke about it, don't even quote a post that contains those sorts of things. Just click the report button and it will be removed, along with the person who is posting it. This rule doesn't have any sort of 'insider club' exclusion, just because you're a Mexican doesn't mean you can use derogatory slang about mexicans, the same goes for any other race/religion/sexual orientation.

- Create new threads only when a decent conversation is expected to follow.
"I'm bored today" without any other sub-topic or depth probably doesn't cut it.  When you create a topic you should be willing to stop back in and aide in the discussion, posting an exciting detail and never following up discourages deep discussion

-Post quality posts that add value to the thread.
Here and there its okay to just quote a previous posters comment (showing you agree) but if nine people have already done it before you its not adding anything

- Posts should be helpful or useful.  
Off topic rants and threadjacks disrupt conversations and kill threads.

- Try harder not to offend
Using 'softening' language like 'Please dont take offense (offensive statement)' usually doesn't soften the blow, and may actually make things worse.

- Keep the counts legit
Farming karma or post counts is antisocial and pointless. Abuse could result in loss of karma privileges, and existing karma levels may be hidden if abuse is seen.

- No ganging up on people or using karma as a weapon
Ganging up against unpopular posters and using karma as a weapon against people who you disagree with may also lead to karma privs being removed.  
If someone posts a trolling post or is just completely boneheaded a smite or two is okay, but organized efforts to smite and resmite someone over a disagreement or someone having a differing (legit) view isn't cool.

- Octo has the final call on all things related to TF2Newbs.
If you have a problem with a decision, an action, or an admin you should take it up with him.  If you have a problem with a ban against you dispute it @
http://www.tf2newbs.com/sourcebans/index.php?p=protest
If you wish to argue about anyone else's ban it belongs on steam chat.

Take some time when you write a post, or add something to a sticky.
Too many posts are just '(insert quote) QFT' kind of shenanigans. Post counts don't matter here, and if karma abuse continues that won't matter much either.



FAQ

Q. By no claims of real world violence, does that mean I can no longer threaten to kill/beat up/etc xxxxx? D:
A. Comments made in jest about how you are going to kill someone which are understood by all the parties involved and don't violate any other rules are okay, but if you're in a fit of rage and threaten someone's real family with harm it'd be a problem.


Q. Is there a way to see what posts you were Noiiced or Smited for, or who did it?
A. No. But abusers will be caught and dealt with.


Q. Why give karma anyway?
A. To show appreciation.
Some example reasons to give Karma:
Funny post?  Noiice!
Good Screenshot?  Noiice!
Breaking news / Quality in depth post? (ie: Pyro update)  Noiice!
Showing admins some love?  Noiice!
Donations? (Koan's Contest!)  Noiice!


Q. How do I use Karma?
A. Click on the [ Noiice ] or [ Smite ] under the poster's name (abuse this and you will be forced to play pyro.... pre update..)


Q. What if I want to let someone know I gave them a Noiice or Smite for a post?
A. Post a  Noiice  Noiice! or Smite  Smite! in a reply message!





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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 10:22:14 AM »

This thread will stay locked as a read only info thread.

Direct any questions, comments, complaints etc. to this thread:
Newbs Community Info Questions & Comments Thread
http://www.tf2newbs.com/forum/index.php/topic,6146.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 10:31:25 AM »


Reference (Older announcements, discussions, etc.):

*Forum Rules
http://www.tf2newbs.com/forum/index.php/topic,3651.msg64121.html#msg64121

*KARMA. READ.
http://www.tf2newbs.com/forum/index.php/topic,217.0.html

*Rule Reminder - Racism will not be tolerated on the server, or the forums
http://www.tf2newbs.com/forum/index.php/topic,2216.0.html




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