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Spiderweb Software of Code of Conduct for this Message Board


We at Spiderweb Software want to provide a friendly place for people to meet and discuss our games. We want to provide our fans a chance to meet each other, get hints, or just kill a few minutes on the web.


However, at the same time, we need to ensure that people don't behave in a way which reduces other people's enjoyment of the message boards. Also, just as importantly, we don't want to have to spend a lot of our very limited time (time that should be spent developing new games) disciplining people, mediating in squabbles, or finding lost passwords.


Thus, this Code of Conduct. Please take a look at it before posting. All posts not conforming to the rules and guidelines within will be gleefully terminated.


In general, you should always treat people in the boards the way you would want to be treated and not say anything you wouldn't say directly to the other members' faces.


More specifically ...


Spiderweb Software, Inc., reserves the right, but does not assume the responsibility, to restrict any communication which Spiderweb Software, Inc. deems in its discretion to be harmful to individual guests, damaging to the communities which make up the Spiderweb Software Community, or in violation of Spiderweb Software, Inc.'s or any third-party rights. Disruptive behaviors in the chat rooms include (but are not limited to):


*Material that does not pertain to the room or bulletin board's given topic, and especially multiple posts from the same user that aren't relevant to the board's topic.

*Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member. (Please take the flame wars elsewhere.)

*Vulgarity and hate speech (including words "masked" by using replacement characters or spread out with spaces or other characters).

*Impersonation of another person or screen name (including "faking" a screen name by using similar-looking text characters).

*Discussion of illegal activities.

*Depictions of sexually explicit material.

*Cross-posting and spamming (including "flooding" a chat room) by sending the same message, by wording or intent, to more than two boards or lists or inappropriate solicitations to any given list. Making meaningless posts to increase one's ranking will not be tolerated. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of a post, please contact the Spiderweb Software staff.

*Unauthorized copyrighted material.

*Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.


These disruptive behaviors are grounds for removal; the Spiderweb Software site administrator is the final judge of whether a guest's behavior qualifies as disruption.


Other Guidelines


There are only three of us, and we don't have much time. Developing games is very demanding work, and we really can't run these board if it will mean taking a huge amount of our development time. Thus, please bear these rules in mind ...


i. If you lose your password, make a new account and remember your password this time. We get a LOT of new password requests, and we really don't want to fill them all.


ii. If you don't get the E-mail with your password after forming an account, you probably typed in your E-mail address wrong. Try again with a new user name.


iii. If you have a problem with a moderator, please tell us about it. If we get multiple complaints, we will look into the situation and take action.


iv. The board rankings progress as follows:

Apprentice 0 - 50 posts

Citizen of Exile 51+


We're sorry if these guidelines make us sound stern and uncaring, but our most important job, more important than anything else, is to make new games in a timely manner. Anything that makes this more difficult will not be encouraged or continued. This is, we feel, the best way to satisfy the bulk of our customers.


So please, play nice.


- Jeff Vogel


[ October 02, 2001: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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