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The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:33 pm
by mountainmage
While we have about five hundred members, this Forum has only had about a dozen people regularly posting at any one time. As a result, we have gotten to know each other quite well, and many unspoken rules are agreed upon. While occasionally counterintuitive (read: 'weird' or 'f**ked-up'), they at least provide some semblance of structure. Make sure you pay particular attention to the bolded rules.

1. Keep it PG-13, Fuckers.

2. The following Smiley is only meant to be used under the proper circumstance: :][>:=~+:
3. Don't compare SMBC to The Far Side, it only enrages Dani.
4. Infanticide is essential.
5. Britonians have the best accent/dress sense/humour/everything.
6. Canadians come from Canadia.
7. GreenCrayon is our sage. If you piss him off, we won't like you.
8. Don't swear too much. (See rule #1)
9. No stating that Samus could beat Optimus Prime in a fight.
10. Don't overuse the Yamid Seal of Approval.
10-2. Don't overuse the word "awesome."
11. Don't be a jackass. You wouldn't want to ruin a good thing, would you?
12. Don't take anything personally. We all read this comic and thus have a bent sense of humor.
12-2. Don't take anything seriously either, jerk.

13. Tucker's mom is available all the time for any lad to have his way with. Also, she's fat.
14. It is assured that your thread will be derailed. No exceptions.
15. Proper spelling and grammar is appreciated.
16. The only things better than hookers are space hookers. But watch out for Space-AIDS.
17. Flancer is a terrible, deadly, disease and should not be made fun of. Unless a person has it, of course.
18. If, while reading a post, you realize that the person's words can be twisted for yours and others' amusement, do so, and underneath proclaim the quote as being "Fix'd."
19. If you would like to point out something that seems obvious to you but not to another poster, do so and then afterward proclaim that you are "Just sayin'."
19-2. Similar to the above rule, except afterwards proclaim " 'Nuff Said."
20. The Outlands are made for spam and trolling. If you must do so, do it there.

21. The Mods are infallible. Except when they're wrong.*
21-2. Zach is also infallible. When he makes mistakes, they're done on purpose to make you feel better about yourself.
22. Footnote usage is both accepted and readily encouraged. They must use smaller-sized (the smallest allowed being size 50) fonts and be done with asterisks.
23. Rulecount ++
24. Double Posting (posting twice or more in a row in the same thread) is frowned upon, unless it takes place a significant amount of time after your last post (an hour at least).
25. Don't overuse colored text. You should almost never have to use anything other than black.
26. No annoying (i.e. animated or large) signature images.
27. Do not bypass a mod; i.e. If you have a question, ask both of them.

28. Megapoints are the official currency of Space and the SMBC forum. Knowledge of a person's reference, answering a trivia question correctly, or other assorted acts of awesome shall be rewarded with megapoints, the quantity of which shall be determined by the person awarding them. Negative points may be awarded to jerks. Also, you cannot award yourself points.
29. No hotlinking images. Please attach your images to your posts or rehost your images.
30. If you're new here and you want to promote your webcomic/blog/comedy website, do so in your signature. If you post a thread about it, expect to get exiled to the Outlands or banned.

*Never.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:36 pm
by Cirtur
It seems more appropraite for these rules to be posted as a sticky in "General" rather than SMBC.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:37 pm
by Edminster
I literally just sent Mage the exact same thing, but as a PM.

::edit::
And now it is!

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:38 pm
by mountainmage
What the heck are you two talking about? Also, Rule 21.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:39 pm
by Edminster
You realise that as a Mod, I also am infallible?

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:40 pm
by Cirtur
I'm infallible when we're in that cradle of madness we call New Outlandia.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:42 pm
by mountainmage
Edminster wrote:You realise that as a Mod, I also am infallible?


So we're both right? That's like...dividing by zero...OH SHI-

Also, added rule 25.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:46 pm
by Edminster
Fixed Rule 25.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:48 pm
by Cirtur
I would bet my modship of New Outlandia* that no one can break all of the rules in one post.

Protip: That's a challenge.

*Cirtur sure is a crazy gambling man. He'll bet something fantastically worthless to get something entertaining out of it.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:50 pm
by Oldrac the Chitinous
I think I'd have a hard time with rule 23.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:51 pm
by Edminster
Also Rule 10, because nobody has a copy of the original Seal.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:22 pm
by mountainmage
Well you could just say that your post has the Yamid Seal of Approval.

At the end, just say Rule 26: blah or whatever. That's rulecount ++.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:27 pm
by CasualFriday
I do not understand rule two. I feel stupid. :(

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:40 pm
by mountainmage
HA! FOUND IT.

viewtopic.php?p=647

Also, edited rule 2 for noobs who haven't read every comic in the archives.

Re: The Rules of the Forum

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:23 pm
by cheez.wiz
Maybe you should add the "rule" about not having them flashy blingy sigs.

Just sayin'