Each Nerdosian must treat the other with respect. In other words, treat your fellow Nerdosian exactly like how you wanted to be treated. Nerdosia has a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination and racism. No two Nerds are exactly alike and this should be considered a good thing, not a bad thing.
Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge, and interests through ongoing conversation.
For health reasons, Nerdosians from one district are not allowed to simply enter another district without proper safety equipment and direct approval from the Nerdosian Council. The Great Cloud Disaster, although it has affected the entire planet of Nerdosia, also has different environmental impacts on the districts according to their geographical location. Even underground, the impact has been enough to alter areas such as air quality, food quality, and even water quality. Only in the Common Areas has this been unaffected due to its location directly underneath Mount Nerderest, the planet’s tallest mountain that seemed to serve as an impenetrable shield against the Great Cloud Disaster.
Abusive Nerdosians will be dealt with accordingly. Abuse is not allowed as this violates rule #1. Depending on the severity and frequency of abuse, the consequences of committing this violation can range anywhere from a temporary freeze of a Nerdosian’s account or a permanent ban from Nerdosia.
Profanity is not allowed as we all know nerds are better than this. Such vulgarities show a lack of respect, not just among your fellow Nerdosians, but toward yourself as well. The need to curse out with such language demonstrates a lack of tact, discipline, and intelligence. It’s also disrespectful, which violates rule #1. Whether it’s in the heat of the moment or not, violating this rule will result in an account freeze. Repeat violators will become permanently banned.
Idol worship in Common Areas is not allowed in public. Whatever a Nerdosian does in their own home is their business, but taking any form of idol worship into common areas that may offend another Nerdosian will not be tolerated. Each Nerdosian may have their own deity of choice they believe in, but as diverse as the Nerdosians seem to be, so is the roster of known and unknown gods. Unless directly approved by the Nerdosian Council, keep the idols at home. This will result in an account freeze that ranges from temporary to permanent, depending on the scale and frequency of the offense.
Exploitation is not allowed, which means no Nerdosian is permitted to take advantage of another Nerdosian. If the action was committed unintentionally, the rules will be explained why this is wrong. If the action is committed by the same Nerdosian a second time, no more excuses will be accepted. The Nerdosian’s account will be frozen for a set period of time by an appointed panel of judges. Repeat and deliberate offenders may see a permanent ban from Nerdosia as a means to protect the nerd population.
Nerdosians caught stealing anything from another Nerdosian will not only find themselves facing a permanent account freeze but lose everything they already have to compensate whichever nerd (or nerds) it is they attempted to steal from once enough proof is established by the Nerdosian Council.
Don’t accuse without solid evidence. If one Nerdosian suspects another one of wrongdoing, don’t just point the finger at accusations. Prove it with undisputed evidence and then a case worth hearing. The Nerdosians who accuse without due cause may find themselves receiving the very punishment they hoped to dish unto whoever it is they felt did the wrong.
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- Ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
- Knee-jerk contradiction
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Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:
- Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
- Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
- Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
- Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.
These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of a major news site.
This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:
- Don’t start a topic in the wrong category; please read the category definitions.
- Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
- Don’t post no-content replies.
- Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
- Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.
Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.
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