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Geographical Posting Guidelines
« on: February 03, 2010, 10:48:46 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!

Geographical specific guidelines:

All threads should not only be labeled with what city they're in, but also put into the right region child board.
We're putting alot of work into moving 3+ years of threads so you can find them faster.

This is a very special board opened as a space for those who wish to post events, places to visit or Steampunk meets.  Of most importance is the understanding that anyone who takes part in this board should take all sensible care with their personal details - this is the internet, and predators do exist.

We, at The Steampunk Forum, cannot take responsibility for anything that should happen that is initiated here - please use caution.

Do not post personal addresses.  Do not post personal telephone numbers.  Definitely do not post financial details.

I'd recommend that if you follow up on a meet or event, then the use of PM's and preferrably your own personal email, would be advisable.  Sorry for all the scare mongering, but you hear horror stories, and I'd hate for anything untoward to happen to a Steampunk Forum member.
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