The following types of content are prohibited across the forums. This includes posts, images, user names, avatars, profile information, and edit comments. Using external links to circumvent these restrictions is also prohibited.
Prohibited content is subject to moderator action (see above).
If you see a rule violation in another user’s post, please report it (see above).
Insults, personal attacks, name calling, accusations, harassment, abuse, intimidation, or retaliation.
Derogatory slurs against a person's race, religion, sex, age, nationality, etc.
If you are flamed, don't respond. Report it!
Unreasonably profane, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, or adult themed content.
These forums are meant to be 'safe for work,' even if the game itself is not. Some ‘filthy’ words are automatically filtered out and replaced with symbols. Bypassing this filter through creative spelling is prohibited.
3. Off Topic/Derailment
Digressing from a thread or forum section’s established topic, such as by questioning a user’s choices or views outside the game when they’re seeking help.
Intentionally posting to disrupt, evoke negative reactions, or spread misinformation. Provoking others into arguments for the sake starting a flame war (including as a response to someone else breaking the rules).
Acting as a developer, moderator, administrator, or other user.
Asking for the game, game merchandise, participation by other users on or off the forum, or anything else.
B) Off Limit Topics
Discussion of software piracy, including links to illegal downloads of games and methods to circumvent copy protection.
Continuations or restarts of previously closed or deleted threads, or subjects declared off limits by the developers or moderators.
3. Goodbye Posts
Announcing that you are leaving a discussion, the community, or the game out of dissatisfaction.
People come and go on the forums and start and stop playing the game for a variety of reasons. Users can determine your presence or absence simply based on your activity.
4. Cheats & Exploits
Discussing the details of cheats or exploits, or third party tools or sites that facilitate cheating or exploits, in public posts.
Due to the negative impact cheats and exploits have on the game and community when widely disseminated, any cheats, exploits, or things you’re not sure about should be reported to a moderator via private message.
5. Politics & Religion
These topics are off limits in all contexts.
C) Bad Netiquette
1. Duplicate Threads
Making a new thread about a topic when there’s already an active thread on that topic to use instead.
Short posts made so that a thread appears more active, without adding anything of substance.
Replying to old threads with outdated information.
As a rule of thumb, any thread started during a previous Alpha is too old. Start a new thread instead.
Essentially redundant content posted more than once.
Intentionally off-topic or nonsense content.
Multiple short posts in a row.
If you think of something more to add, edit your existing post.
5. Non-English Languages
Posts must be made in English, so that they can be effectively moderated. You may post a translation in a second language under the English part of your post, using the spoilers tag.
6. Annoying Text
Posting in textspeak, all caps, invisible fonts, or other hard-to-read writing styles.
Posting unauthorized advertisements or links to advertisements.
D) We Don't Want to Hear It
1. Discussion of Moderation Actions
Publicly visible responses to or discussion of forum moderation.
Instead, send a private message directly to the moderator(s). On Steam, you may use the comment section that’s provided with every warning and ban.
2. Release Date Harassment
Repeated requests for information on the timing or content of future changes to the game (including via private messages).
The Fun Pimps want the community to be excited for future updates, but they also want discussion regarding updates to be civil and respectful. The team makes their best effort to document the latest revealed information in the developer thread for the next coming update, in the News & Announcements section.
3. Doom & Gloom
Predictions of failure regarding the future status of The Fun Pimps and their games.
Accusations of any developer lying to the community or planning to abandon the game.
Such commentary is unwelcome. It is demoralizing to the community, potentially libelous, and not a constructive form of feedback.
4. Meta-Forum Commentary
Bringing up that you are blocking a particular user, reporting a post, unsubscribing from a particular thread, or posting in general about your (or any user’s) specific past, present, or future use of the forum software.
Using the forum features as provocation, leverage, or talking points.
It's not relevant in a discussion, and it's not the concern of other users.
5. Naming & Shaming
Publicly calling out or reporting griefers, cheating, or server admin abuse.
These allegations only have a positive impact when proven true, but since the staff is unable to investigate such claims, naming & shaming just causes flaming.
6. Unsolicited Critique on Writing or Post Quality
Not all users may have formally studied English, and perfect spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. is not required.