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Welcome - Forum Rules

Post by TyrannosaurTJ » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:53 pm

Welcome to Jurassic-Pedia's forums. This is primarily used to communicate between contributors and the public. We do have some rules, please read through them. Registration here implies you have read and agree to follow the rules presented here in this thread.

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The Rules
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1. Be kind, be courteous.
We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required. We do not encourage elitist attitudes! Remember the human on the other end of the computer has thoughts, feelings, and aspirations just like you.

2. No Hate Speech and no bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.

3. Be constructive, open, and mindful
Complaining about the sake of complaining is definitely not welcome as is constant negativity. It's fine not to like something, but don't antagonize others with it.

4. Stay on topic & encourage discussion!
Posts must be tied to the Jurassic Park/World franchise. Make posts that engage members and promote discussion. Discussions of feathered dinosaurs, evolution, and other scientific topics are heavily welcomed here!

5. We have an age restriction, please keep it in mind.
Users must be over the age of 13 in order to register for an account. If the user does lie about their age the staff will be placed in the unfortunate position of suspending the account until the user has presented evidence confirming parental permission.

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Unacceptable Post Types:
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Repeated posts - Check and make sure a similar topic of a news story hasn't already been posted already. You can do this by running a search or hunting through the forum in question. Please also refrain from double, triple, or even quadruple posts unless you're offering an update of some kind.

Advertising posts - Please get permission first by messaging the moderators and administrators if you wish to advertise a group, page, or even a website here.

Download/Torrent posts - Asking how to obtain something for free in the public setting is heavily discouraged. We don't condone piracy of any kind here. Please don't ask others for free downloads of things like games, movies, and soundtracks.

Political Posts - We would like to keep politics out of the discussion arena here unless there is something that directly impacts the field of study of paleontology and geology and related to the subject of Jurassic Park/World.

Religious/Creationist posts - We believe that your spirituality is important, but this place is definitely not for "spreading the word" of your religion of choice or recruiting others. The subject of Evolution is an indisputable and proven fact much like gravity. With this said we underline the point we will not tolerate and we do not accept any form of Young-Earth Creationism or Intelligent Design posts at all. It's fine to believe in a higher power if one does, but the group here is strictly operating in an exclusively pro-science and pro-intellectual type of environment. If this is a problem you then you should consider not joining this message board.

Persistent/Pervasive Negative Posts - People will not always like everything, but continually posting constant negative aligned posts are considered unacceptable. This stands out more if the person has nothing positive to say in anything they post and their content is always shown to be pervasively negative. Please be aware that while you are entitled to your own opinion about a subject, others are just as equally entitled to their opinion even if their opinion is different than the one you hold. You may not agree with one another and this is okay, but it is through tolerance that such ideas and beliefs can coexist with each other. An example, some people like the Spinosaurus and others like the Tyrannosaurus. All because they fight in the third film it doesn't mean the fans have to constantly belittle and fight one another. You can like one, the other, or even both and still enjoy the series. There's also an old saying out there "If you have nothing nice to say, then maybe you shouldn't say anything at all" and short of constructive criticism for things people need to remember this value. You don't have to like everything that comes out, but you don't need to be a jerk about it to those that do enjoy it.

Fight/Versus Discussion Posts - While the topic of dinosaur fights in the series isn't discouraged altogether what is discouraged is the circular arguments of "who would win?" that are emotionally driven or often pushing for a rematch petition of a certain fight from the third film. The Spinosaurus versus Tyrannosaurus fight from the third film still retains an element of toxicity in the fandom that devolves into people flinging insults and is very much still a reason to avoid the topic of this particular fight to this day altogether.

Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals are not monsters to be put in deadly battles with each other. They were animals and behaved like animals. The subject of strategy for some of the Jurassic Park/World games like Jurassic Park Builder, Jurassic World: The Game and even Jurassic World Alive involving the battles are acceptable lines of conversation as well. That is a gameplay component and the discussion is helpful for improving gameplay strategy.

If posting images, please make sure they do not exceed 800 by 600 pixels as it distorts the page and is distracting. The best thing is to provide a link to the bigger image by clicking on a thumbnail of that image. The code should look like this:

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Avatar and Signature Rules:
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Avatar Guidelines:
Please keep images no larger than 200 by 200 pixels.

Signature Guidelines:
Images cannot exceed 500 by 400. Please keep it simple.

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Special Note:
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Account approval and post moderation have been turned on to ensure no spambot accounts can make it past our approval process. Once an account has been activated the user will enter the Newly Registered Users group and will have to make a couple of posts that require administrator and/or moderator approval to make sure the user is not any kind of bot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but this is done to ensure that all of our interactions here are an excellent experience for both the user and the staff.

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With your cooperation and help it is our hope we can make everybody's forum experience here great, fun, and fulfilling.

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