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Flame or Troll.
Even if you strongly hate the content of a post, and detest the individual to whom you're responding so strongly you dream of seeing
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Your behaviour is judged not just here, but elsewhere. If you slander or
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Post it once, and post it nice, and please don't ever post it
twice. (There's a song there somewhere.) Pick a forum, pick a
message, and that's that. Don't post in every forum with the
same message. If it's a general post, use one of our general
forums. If it's specific to a class… well.. you follow the
drift. (If it's major news, then mail it to:
And we may share it with the world on
our front page news.
It gives us a warm feeling in our tummies that you care
about your post count and your forum ranking here at
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room room we'll ask you to stop. And reset your
post counter to -450. Yeah, we're evil like that.
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This is beyond advertising. Do this, you earn a drop kick into the
next timezone and an instant account deletion, without a second
glance. We all know there are a
ton of kids of varying ages and lots of different types of
people who play Guild
and who visit our site. Even if this
wasn't the case, we just don't want porn and other yucky stuff
on our boards. No images can be posted. Sorry, you don't
get to vote on this one. No way of telling if someone will post
up a rude image, or pull from a slow server, causing the pages
to load for everyone at the speed of a slug. Better, we think,
to just bag the whole idea of images [apart from in the Pal
forum]. We graciously give you an Avatar, and that's the limit
of your "visual self-expression," as the interior
5. Thou Shalt Not
or aid the Pimping of hacks and Cheats.
and Cheats are 3rd party programs that
allow you to alter the way a player
interacts with a game. We do not support the use
of these. You may not ask for help in
creating a hack/cheat, a link to where you
can find one, provide a link to where
people can download one. However,
the morality of using these programs is
sometimes discussed and we allow these
[within reason], unless it violates any
We do not allow
adverts for item and or gold farming or links to sites which engage in
this or any of their affiliates.
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We have a "bump up" feature, where the post with the
most recent addition goes to the top of the forum listing. If
your post is good, it'll be responded to. If it's responded to,
it'll undergo the process we call Natural Bumping. Natural
Bumping = good. Unnatural bumping = bad. Unnatural Bumping is
where someone posts, "I'm adding this to put this thread
back at the top." Do it, we slap your hand. Do it often,
you pull back a bloody stump.
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Don't make up an account name designed to
resemble another poster.
If an account is registered that could be
confused (unintentionally) for a moderator
or admin we reserve the right to offer the
member the ability to change the name to
something else. We reserve the right
to close the account if that offer isn't
If you're banned for some reason, don't keep coming back
with "Fred," "Fred the
Undead" and "Fred Yet
Again." If you were banned, take it
like a man… wellll, take it like a
reasonable person, and accept your fate. We
the person not the account so registering
under a new nickname will result in that
account being banned too.If you wish, you may appeal the account
closure to the
Oh, and for goodness sake, don't make up
additional accounts to respond to
yourself. (People who talk to themselves
used to be burned at the stake as witches;
we still hold to that belief system, here
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Or we'll vomit. All over your Courtly
Armor, we promise you. This
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