📋 Forum Rules


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    Forum administration and moderation:
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    Current Moderators (Updated Oct. 27, 2017): Panther, wittman, Cmdr Jennifer, Deaths Head 420 (minis mod)

    Forum Rules:

    1. Etiquette:

    Language
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    Do not swear

    Be relevant
    The axisandallies.org forums are for discussion of topics directly related to Axis & Allies or related wargames.
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    Do not “bump” posts (ask a moderator)

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    Sex
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    Also avoid inappropriate names, avatars or signatures including controversial religious, political or historical figures.

    8. Hate Speech and glorification of Nazis and Nazism
    This is a WWII board game forum. During the war many racist atrocities were committed. It is important to remember these atrocities but not glorify and not celebrate them.
    Hate speech is not allowed. Hate speech includes, but is not limited to, remarks that are overtly or implicitly racist.
    Denying the holocaust is not allowed.
    Denying other historical atrocities is not allowed.
    It is not allowed to use a moral equivalence to justify or minimize one atrocity because it is not “as bad as” a different atrocity. (This is roughly the same as the “no Holocaust deniers” rule but this goes further to ban one of the “tricks” deniers use to normalize their lies).
    White nationalism is not allowed.
    Nazis and neo-nazis are not allowed.
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    • No Nazi symbols, the exception might be historical photos in context of military history and strategy. E.g., photos of tanks and planes.
    • Otherwise no Nazi symbols; no avatars or random photos. No modern photos.
    • No glorification of Nazi personalities

    You want to reference historical figures with your user name / avatar?
    Historical figures are allowed as long as they’re not historically considered war criminals. The preference would be some context provided in the user profile description.

    (Please feel free to contact moderators if you need clarifications).

    9. Multiple Accounts
    Undisclosed multiple accounts are not allowed.
    Disclosed multiple accounts should be limited to 2.

    • 2 accounts are allowed mostly for the purpose of playing TripleA games.
    • Your second account must indicate you primary account in the username or in the profile. For instance my second account for TripleA is “djensen47”
      TripleA developers are allowed to create multiple accounts for testing purposes.
      Other software developers must ask for permission before creating test accounts.
      Exceptions are allowed on a case by case basis. Please ask moderators or the admin (djensen).

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    Exceptions:

    • Community (not publisher) contributed links to Kickstarter projects ARE allowed. However, spamming the forums about a Kickstarter project is not permitted.
    • Publishers advertising Kickstarter projects are only allowed if they are advertisers.

    12. Marketplace Rules

    13. House Rules Policy

    IMPORTANT
    The administration (including moderators) reserves the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community. Repeatedly violating any area of these rules will often result in permanent suspension from the forums. When changes are made, the change will be listed in the replies to this (locked) topic.


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    I’m including a soft ban on swatiska imagery. Going forward, I would like people to blur or black out (with tape or stickers) any swatiskas including the one on the WWII German flag.

    Even though it is a historical symbol, in many or more parts of the world it is still a symbol of hate and it is painful to many of our fellow players. I know that nobody here is trying to hurt somebody else so let’s be extra empathetic. By blacking out only the swastika part in photos and player aids, we acknowledge both the historical accuracy and that it’s still too painful to see.

    Personally, I still cringe whenever I see it so I will start asking folks to black out or blur their images or I’ll offer to do it for them.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Official Q&A TripleA Moderator

    @djensen
    I have added the current House Rules Policy as #13 just for completeness, better visibility and reference.


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