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Rules & Guidelines for the Analysis Forums
« on: September 15, 2005, 01:08:50 am »
Welcome to the Chrono Compendium's analysis forums. These meeting places are where users can convene to discuss and analyze the various mysteries of the Chrono series, and draw conclusions based on intelligent and thoughtful exchange. Truly, this part of the site is a veritable Zeal, where the most curious and moving topics can be artistically interpreted and debated to increase fans' enjoyment and knowledge. In order to maintain a level of civility and ensure that these proceedings remain lofty and set adrift above the clouds, a few rules and guidelines have been developed.

Also: Bringing up old threads is perfectly fine.

FORUM RULES SUBJECT TO MODERATION

VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN POSTS BEING DELETED AND TOPICS DELETED OR LOCKED.  REPEATED VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION NOT LIMITED TO REVOCATION OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGES, POST COUNT DEDUCTION, TEMPORARY BAN, OR PERMANENT BAN.

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  • Do not post insulting or inflammatory remarks (flaming or trolling).
  • Do not post threatening, harassing, or defamatory comments.
  • Do not post offensive or vulgar language or images, or post links to websites containing offensive or vulgar material.
  • Do not post links to, instructions on how to obtain, or request illegal copies of copyrighted works (such as ROMs, Warez, movies, or music).  
  • Do not post messages containing disruptive or annoying formatting (such as all caps, no spaces, excessive punctuation, 1337 speak, inappropriately large or colored text, or excessive use of bold, italicized, and underlined text).
  • Do not post one word or one line comments, images or links with no captions or descriptions, large and obtrusive images, or comments containing large areas of empty space.
  • Do not post off-topic, irrelevant or disruptive comments (especially in the analysis section).  To introduce a new topic for discussion, create a new topic in the appropriate forum.[/list:o]

    GUIDELINES FOR DISCUSSION

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  • Try to write in complete sentences with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.  Be understanding that others may be inexperienced with the English language.
  • Use a clear, concise and descriptive heading when creating a new topic.
  • Include a caption or description when posting images and post very large images as a thumbnailed link.
  • Use the correct format for quotations, images and links.  A guide is located here:  BBCode Guide.

  • Avoid double posting.  Use the edit button to make changes to your messages.
  • Before asking a question, try to determine whether the subject has been discussed already.  Use the search function of the forums.
  • Do not respond to a topic by only referencing the scripts or other threads.  Provide a brief summary or explanation.
  • Try to be thoughtfull and insightfull, especially when posing in the Analysis Forum.  Do not randomly or inconsiderately make small inquiries or retorts after skimming a topic.
  • Although debate of some topics can become heated, try not to take forum discussions personally.
  • Thoroughly research previous discussion topics before challenging well established theories or beliefs.  Conversely, do not dismiss insightfull comments because they challenge firmly held theories.[/list:o][/i]