We added punctuation to this rule as we are seeing a lot more of this: !!!!!!!!!!! in posts. One or two !! is ok.Rules said:Excessive use of smilies and punctuation in posts is not allowed. What constitutes excessive is not solidly defined and will be judged on a case by case basis. Removal of the post will not be the action taken in the vast majority of cases, simply an edit of the post to reduce the number of smilies and punctuation.
We all like to have fun but lately we have had pages upon pages of posts that really don't relate to the topic and contain mostly jokes and memes. The occasional joke or meme is allowed but lets keep it in check so it doesn't get out of hand.Rules said:Please keep non-topic banter and comedy to a minimum, some comedy is acceptable but don't let it get out of hand.
I won't call out any names but please don't create a thread to tell everyone a personal announcement or to celebrate about something not related to the site. This explanation is not all inclusive and this rule may cover other things related to personal promotion. In other words the forum is not your blog, if you want to create a blog there are site like WordPress and BlogSpot for that.Rules said:Do not create a thread/post for personal promotion or gain without prior permission.
I got a question about this one via PM so I thought I would elaborate on it. It is not a new rule.Rules said:No referral links or online petitions - ie. Do Not post links intended to promote outside business or causes. Special permission may be granted upon request.
Self explanatory, it is very distracting.Rules said:Font size can not be "large," please keep it the default size or smaller.
This one is pretty simple but needed in light of recent events.Personal insults against any forum member, site staff, park employee, etc. will not be tolerated.
This basically just means lower-level park employees should not be called out or identified on the forum. Anyone who has stepped into the public spotlight is fair game. That said, the rule above about personal insults still very much applies. As always, keep it civil. If you need a punching bag, I'm sure you can pick one up at your local Walmart.The calling out by name or position of any park employee who has not stepped into the public spotlight (via interviews, presentations, etc) is not allowed.
Nothing new here really- just a bit of clarification added to the rule. What is considered excessive is up to the moderator/park manager/admin reading it and, if it is seen as excessive, the offending language will likely just be edited out- that is, unless it violates the first new rule in this post in which case further action will likely be taken.Excessive use of strong language is prohibited and will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
When in doubt, forward it to your mother and ask her.All content should be safe for work. If you wouldn't want your mother to see it, don't post it.
This is an important piece of forum etiquette that I felt the need to turn into a true rule. There are times when something needs to be put in multiple threads but those times are few and far between. The vast majority of the time you can probably pick which thread it fits best in. Like some of the other rules in the first post, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with breaking this rule, but there's a pretty good chance it could get one of the duplicate posts hidden.Do not post the same content across multiple threads unless it is completely necessary.
Pretzel Kaiser said:As long as the admins are on record stating that HoS content can be posted on the forums, that's all I want then.
Zachary said:Howl-O-Scream content is safe for work.
All I'm saying is if someone posts a picture of a nurse bending over and another nurse spanking her or something, it'll look bad to have that on your screen at work.Shane said: