Guidelines for Forum Participation

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shinsengumi

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shinsengumi

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Welcome to the Minitokyo Forums!

The Minitokyo community offers a place where people of disparate backgrounds and from diverse locations are brought together by common interests. Here in the forums, members have an opportunity to be able to bring their individual experiences into conversations and discussions on issues pertaining to those common interests, and therefore individual threads should take advantage of the diversity here and work to create dialogues that are of benefit to the entire community.

To this effect, a number of guidelines have been established in order to help keep participating in the forums both fun and productive.


Overarching Principle

Topics in the forum should be actual discussions, and not just a set of disconnected responses to a poll.


Creating New Threads

+The Search box is your friend!
Before creating a new thread, do some searches to make sure that an active thread does not already exist for a particular topic. As many topics have been discussed before in the forums, it is highly likely that a thread already exists on any particular topic.

+Old and decrepit threads
If a thread has not had any new posts in over four weeks, it can be considered inactive and a new thread can be opened on the same topic.

+Favorites and versus threads
As these threads seldom generate meaningful discussion and are often duplicates of existing threads, please refrain from creating threads asking for favorite characters, series, or games as well as threads comparing individual characters, series, or games.

+Miscellany
Quizzes, games, and other fun little topics that aren't quite actual discussions should graze peacefully in the Spam Lounge.

+Farewells
Please do not create new threads to announce absences, whether they be short-term, long-term, or permanent, and do not create threads when you return from an absence either. Instead, you can just post an away message on your userpage stating your reasons and how long you expect to be away.

+Advertising **NEW**
Threads and posts should not be made advertising submissions, threads, groups, or otherwise. Such advertisements should only be made in userpages and guestbooks.


Participating in Threads

+Tolerance
When you are in a community with so many people from such diverse backgrounds, it is inevitable that you will see perspectives expressed that will be different from your own. Remember that there is more than one way to view any particular issue, and that everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

+Offensive comments
Please try to act in as civil a manner as possible in the threads, and try to treat your fellow members with respect. Also note that we do have among us a number of younger members, so please exercise tact while interacting in the forums.


Questions and Concerns

If you feel that a particular post or thread goes contrary to the Minitokyo Policy, FAQ, or the guidelines outlined here, please use the Report link or the Support Inquiry form to notify the staff. Please be as detailed as possible; the more detailed you are, the better we will be able to help you.

Sincerely,
shinsengumi, your friendly local forum moderator

s h i n s e n g u m i
Minitokyo Policy, Forum, Review, and Category Maintenance Moderator Emeritus

Do not expect to be applauded when you do the right thing, and do not expect to be forgiven when you err, but even your enemies will respect commitment, and a conscience at peace is worth a thousand tainted victories.

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