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Galactic Magnate Forum Rules

The Galactic Magnate forum is intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the GM community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here and what is expected of you.
The language used in this forum is english. No other language is allowed to be used.


1. You must have an active Galactic Magnate game account to post on our forum.
Your forum account is linked to your game account. If you are suspended from the message boards, your game account will be reviewed and you may be banned from the game as well.

2. Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines:
Signature graphics may only contain your character name, personal slogan or other text that is directly related to your in-game person, or content directly related to GM. All content must be in good taste.

The size limits for signature graphics are as follows:
Maximum height: 100 pixels
Maximum width: 100 pixels
Maximum file size: 3 KByte

Only one image is allowed to be used in the signature.

3. Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.

4. Ranting is prohibited.
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.

5. Personal attacks are prohibited.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated. Players are cautioned to avoid allowing an "in character" dispute become an "out of character" personal attack. Keep in-game disputes in the game and off the forum, please, unless it is clearly a mutual, in character exchange.

6. Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.

7. No posting of personal information
Please respect the privacy of other GM players and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.

8. Private communication between the GM members, moderators and administrators of the forum and the forum users is not to be made public on these forums.
You are not permitted to publicize any private correspondence received from any of the aforementioned.

9. Questioning moderator actions are not permitted on the forum.

10. Immediate banning from the forum and game can result from any of the following:
The posting of ****; 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.

11. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again 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. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

12. Redundant threads will be deleted.
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. 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. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.

13. Impersonating another forum user, moderator or administrator is strictly prohibited.
You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum or in the game. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your GM account.

14. "Newbie" bashing will not be tolerated.
New forum members are encouraged to use the forum. Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses. All flames will be automatically deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently barred from future forum use.

15. All posts must be about or related to GM.
All posts must be about or related to GM, except for posts in off-topic forum. Posts about other games or game companies, products or services not related to GM are not permitted.

16. You may not post advertisements.
Posts discussing or linking to online auction sites or the sale of in-game goods or services for real money are strictly prohibited.

17. Avoid using profanity.
Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.

18. Post constructively.
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.
No all-caps (FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE THIS) or all-bolds please. It is extremely hard to read. Posts submitted in all-caps or all-bolds will be deleted automatically.

Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.

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