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Author Topic: General Wargames Discussion Board - Rules Revision per January, 2020  (Read 1438 times)

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Hi all,

as part of the revamp of the forum rules, we also updated the rules for the "General Wargames Discussion" section. Please read the new rules and conduct yourselves accordingly.

You'll find the complete forum rules here. The following is an excerpt of the relevant section 3.1.

3.1 General Wargames Discussion board rules

This board is to accommodate those topics which don’t have an obvious home in one of the thematic, period or genre-specific boards.

Note that it is ‘General Wargames Discussion’ and not ‘General Discussion’. It’s NOT a place for sharing personal issues, shooting the breeze, or discussing the news, current affairs, politics, religion, music, sport or show-business.

You may only open topics clearly related to the miniatures wargaming hobby.

Basically this means anything demonstrably related to the hobby - for example photos from your recent military museum visits, hobby-related website links which don’t fit into one of the period boards, and so on.

This also includes books (fiction and non-fiction), movies and periodicals if they have a non-specific, but wargaming-relevant focus.

If you post off-topic content, it is liable to be deleted by the moderator team.

We can’t provide a comprehensive list, so please use your common sense.

We can however, say that the following are explicitly forbidden:

  • Personal and ‘real life’ topics.
  • Objectless discussions opened purely for the sake of starting a discussion or argument (like ‘What’s your favourite whatever?’, or ‘What XYZ really annoys you at the moment?’)
  • Discussions of philosophical, hypothetical, abstract, ethical and moral questions and dilemmas (like ‘What would you do if you found yourself in this situation?’, or ‘When is a wargame not a wargame?’)

Please consider these rules when posting topics here. Also, keep in mind that all the other forum rules regarding personal conduct, posting etiquette etc. also apply.