So, welcome to this community, hope you have a safe and good stay in here. I never found this necessary, but the community grew a lot, and from a place where older fans used to discuss or share some of the new stuff, we now have a bigger public, a lot more Gunpla posts, and changes have been made to always accommodate this evolution. Now, I guess we should have this behavior rules to avoid problems now and to keep things rolling well:
- Don't be an idiot: We all like to respect people who follow our line of reasoning, I know you do, but what happens when you find people who you may think are crude, or are doing something related to something you dislike or maybe, you just find the post inferior to your standards, do you know what to do in these cases? You do nothing, you may ignore that post, this way, you won't be a bastard with the new guy, and you won't lose your precious time! It's pretty simple, and after you get the hang of it, you will notice how things will be happier for you. You see, sometimes you may insult something that may just start a flame war with someone who has a different opinion, and this person will want to retaliate, keeping this flame on for longer than it should be.
Ex: "Yeah, I like Gundam Seed! Want a ban!?" Though I would not ban for something like this (And I do like Seed, in case you thought this was only a fictional example), but the idea here is so you see that things may escalate in bad ways. Am I being a proper idiot there? Don't be like that.
Ex2: "He asked for a opinion, am I not free to act like a dick?" No, you ignore that. :)
- Be careful with your vocabulary: Insults may come from multiple forms, of course, there are friendly insults, everything has a context after all, but avoid using words related to groups of people as a slur. You may probably find yourself calling someone a "fag", a "nigga" or whatever, remember that there is a population of people who deserves proper respect and should not have any negative meaning (Context will be considered), and me as a proper heretic am quite intolerant to any prejudice. If you want to show how superior you are, use sarcasm, that's the way intelligent people do. Don't tell me you didn't knew about that? :o
- You are welcome to post your work or community: If you have a dedicated Gundam community, feel free to share, but NO SPAM, which means that, if you have a Gunpla, Roleplay or whatever community, share it, same if you have a blog with gundam content, and you want to share every new post in here. We have no problem with that, meanwhile, our priority in this community is the discussion and sharing of new stuff, while also sometimes remembering some classics, so no roleplay and the sorts in here. Hope you can understand that this wouldn't be a good place for doing it anyway.
- Please, give a read at the other pinned post, there you can see what each section is about, so you may post in the right place and/or know where to better find what you want. If you have posted something in the wrong place, do not re post it, we will move it properly to the right place when we see it, but we would love you guys making our work easier. :3
Mods are free to use the banhammer in case they deem it necessary.