June 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm #488
The NES PageKeymaster
Basic Forum Rules Courtesy of WordPress with some NES Page Rules thrown in.
We need to keep the forums friendly, so, occasionally, topic content will be moderated. In severe cases, users may be blocked. This might mean anything from the light editing of some posts to complete removal of topics and deactivation of accounts. It should really go without saying, but the following are likely candidates for moderation or intervention
- Do not post email addresses, ask others to post their email or solicit contacting people off of the forums. If you need to contact a person privately do it in a private message.
- Do not post login information or passwords.
- Do not post another person’s private information (job gender, living situation, location, etc).
- Do not harass or abuse people. Do not go to their websites, do not pick out their home addresses, phone numbers, Twitter ID, Skype ID, Facebook, any social media accounts or ways to contact them and use it. Only use contact methods explicitly given.
- Do not post spam and affiliate links, offensive posts, posts without content, or flames.
- Do not post in all caps.
Search Before Posting
Many of the questions that are posted in the forums have been posted many times before, and get the same answers each time. Before starting a new thread, search the forums for an answer. Use the search bar in the top right corner of the site to search the entire The NES Page website. If the only topics are similar, but not exact, do not post in that topic to ask for help.
Post In the Best Place
The forum is split into sections, with each forum having its own one-line description on the front page. Choose the most suitable section for a new topic and post in only one section. Duplicate posts will be removed.
Choose A Good Topic Title
Use an appropriate title when making a new topic.
“I’m trying to figure out how to beat Zelda”. Is good title. “URGENT HELP PLS!!!” is not a good title. A good title can be the difference between getting help and not.
Tag Topics Wisely
Tags are a great way to help others find related support requests, and to help developers keep track of specific features.
Be considerate of this when tagging topics. You don’t need more than a few at the most.
Tags should be separated by commas.
Include as Much Information as Possible
If you’re looking to buy/sell, or looking to get a price on gaming items, then be descriptive. The more you explain in your first post the less questions people have to ask. If people have to ask a lot of questions to figure out what you need then the thread becomes jumbled.
Link to The Site
If a question relates to a specific site or page, and the site is publicly viewable, provide a link. This will allow people to see what you’re talking about.
Do Not Advertise or Promote Products
The forums are here for providing users with a venue to talk to other people in the gaming community. We see enough spam and advertisements everywhere else. You risk being banned for posting or spamming promotional products or advertisements.
Warn About Adult Content
Some sites contain content that is not suitable for a general audience or for viewing while at work. To avoid creating problems for anyone who is trying to help or visit the forum make sure you do not post any explicit or adult content .
Do Not Bump Posts
Do not bump posts. Bumping a post to “the top” does not help a topic get noticed. The volunteers who try to answer questions look for those without replies first. If someone bumps a post, then it disappears from the ‘No Replies’ view.
Moderators will delete bumps they find. This is in order to help posts get back into the No Replies listing, where they are more likely to get an answer.
Do Not Open Multiple Accounts (Sockpuppets)
Do not open multiple accounts, aka sockpuppets. Sockpuppetry is often used for nefarious reasons, and as such we ask that you simply don’t do it. If a sockpuppet account is identified, it will be banned immediately.
Deleting / Editing Posts
We reserve the right to delete topics or posts that are off-topic or detrimental to the community, however it is not the general policy to edit or delete forum posts unless they are spam, harassing, illegal, or outright abuse. We will not delete a post or remove a link just because an Internet search for a term brings up the forums first.
When a post is made and people contribute answers to an issue, that then becomes part of the community resource for others to benefit from and deleting posts removes this added value.
Forum topics will only be edited or deleted at the discretion of the moderators if they represent a valid legal, security, or safety concern.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Every post is judged on its own merits.
And that’s all. Enjoy your stay at the forums!
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