Author Topic: Aural-Ocular Posting Guidelines  (Read 13768 times)

Jemima Annabelle Clough

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Aural-Ocular Posting Guidelines
« on: February 03, 2010, 10:36:20 pm »
Brass Goggles has always and shall continue to portray the "lighter side of steampunk"  as coined by our retired founder Tinkergirl.  To that end we have a few general rules which apply to all sections of the forum:

1.  Please keep all posts within a Safe For Work (SFW) Policy. This means is that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Posts may contain, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, historical and fantasy firearms of the "Victorian Era", and some historical-political themes within the context of our 19th century speculative fiction genre.  If your post contains partial (upper body) nudity or other visual elements which may not be approved for viewing within an office setting the post must be flagged Not Safe For Work (NSFW). This nudity clause is written in specifically for historical photographs and Steampunk art. 

2.  You are expected to maintain decorum and behavior appropriate for adult cultural discussion.  This means that things which have been dubbed by the internet community as "trolling" are not allowed.  Other behavior such as Ad Hominem arguments (attacking someone's argument based on the character or physical trait of the subject) and assuming one or many persona with the intention to deceive (what we've dubbed a 'sock puppet') are expressly prohibited.  Bad or disruptive behaviour not listed here may also be identified by the Brass Goggles staff and dealt with accordingly. 

These rules are interpreted by our moderation staff and rule-breakers will be dealt with as the moderator sees fit.  Punishments like a private reprimand, temporary ban, or a full ban are handed out based on the scope of the violation and at the discretion of the moderator.

Purposefully seeking grey areas between rules and their wording and/or experimenting by seeing how far you can stretch a rule are seen as rule violations in themselves and may be acted upon as a rule violation.  If you are ever in doubt about your particular post, please send it in a PM to the moderator for the section you are using for a ruling before you make it public!

Aural-Ocular Specific Guidelines:
This board is for the discussion of Steampunk music, film, games and other assorted non-text media.  From your favourite Steampunk musician/s, to your first silent-movie on You-Tube, to arguments over whether Brisco or Jack were more dashing!  Roll up, roll up - to the Aural-Ocular board!

Thank you, and wholeheartedly welcome!
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Re: Aural-Ocular Posting Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 07:54:52 pm »
Recently added to the Aural-Ocular specific guidelines is the new [FundMe] tag. This is recommended to be placed before topic titles that will be seeking funds. This can be for posts about Kickstarter projects (or similar websites), or through your own private fund raising means. These are not used to excuse selling things in Aural-Ocular but to help promote donation or crowd sourced based drives. The sale of items still goes in Trading.

Hopefully this will make it easier for people to navigate Aural-Ocular and to help these projects get a bit more attention and ultimately funded!

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