Help me revise this, and make it more universally applicable to the forums as a whole. It is getting irritating that people can't be bothered to think for themselves, and most forums, especially larger ones have a Rule Set of some sort, while NOTD currently operates off the Moderators judgement. You could say its like having a Police Force that arrests people without the people ever being allowed to see the laws. Forum Etiquette A brief summary of what is and isn't accepted on the forums. General advise / rules: 1. Be civil in your posts. 2. Be respectful of others. 3. Avoid excessive usage of foul language. 4. Review your post before posting. 5. Avoid insulting others (friendly banter is allowed). 6. Do not start or feed fires in the forum. What is allowed: - Discussion Threads - Debates - Guides - Interest Threads (so long as they are in the proper forum) What isn't allowed: - Hate Threads - Pornography - Advertisements (without moderator approval) Explanation: 1. By being civil in your posts, you will have a more pleasurable time debating / discussing any topic. 2. Being respectful can earn you respect, and will show you have character. 3. Spewing forth foul language like a sMG is not going to make you look cool, it will only make you appear increasingly immature. 4. If your post is not acceptable to you, then it is not acceptable to others either. 5. Telling a person they suck isn't going to do much besides make you appear immature and perhaps irritate them. Playing around is fine, but if you genuinely hate a person, this isn't the place to say it. 6. Only you can prevent forest fires. For a more blunt explanation (Questionable Content): Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler 1. This isn't the reddit, tumblr, or 4chan. Do not bring that shit here, it isn't wanted here, and doesn't belong. 2. Just be respectful. Nobody wants to deal with an egotistical condencending asshole. 3. Do not bring your hatred to the forum. Nobody gives a fuck that you hate so and so for whatever reason. 4. Nobody wants to read a long block of text. It devastates our eyes and is painful to look at. 5. This isn't the place to rage / scream / yell because you dislike a person. 6. It takes way to fucking long to put out a fire and makes moderators look bad at times. That and its not beneficial.