Posting Guidelines (14th December 2018) and Sensationalist Headlines Board Rules
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These are a set of guidelines to help people familiarise themselves with Facepunch. They’re not an exhaustive list, but if you follow these guidelines you can’t go far wrong.
Respect each other - Flaming and name calling will not be tolerated. Hate speech of any kind will result in you being permanently banned.
Be mindful of others - Think about how your post will impact other users. Don’t try to wind people up on purpose.
Be constructive - If you’re critiquing something, be detailed. Expand so it is helpful.
No hostility - Don’t post in anger. If something riles you up, take a few moments to compose your thoughts before replying.
Sobriety - Posting whilst under the influence is not a good idea.
Thread Necromancy - Please don’t bump really old threads. Make a new one. Don’t post in an old thread to say that it was bumped. That’s silly.
Use the Report feature - If you see something amiss, use the report feature. Ignore the text that is already on there; that can’t be changed right now. You won’t be punished for making reports.
Warez - Don’t post links to stuff. You can discuss pirated content.
“Call Outs” - These are posts that call on a user to explain something even though they’re not involved in a thread. Please don’t make these unless your post actually contributes to the thread.
Ratings - They’re a quick way to show sentiment towards a post. Please don’t angrily post about receiving “Dumb” ratings, it makes you look stupid.
Use English - This is an English speaking forum, you should always speak in English unless directed otherwise (for example, the Swedish chat thread).
Subforum Specific Rules - Subforums may have a specific set of rules which if they exist, will be listed below. Please be sure to view these before posting.
Lurk - If you’re not entirely sure what to say, don’t say anything at all! It’s recommended that you lurk for a few days before posting.
Bans are a warning - No need to get all bent out of shape if you get banned. We use these to warn you that what you’re doing is wrong. If you chat with the Moderator who banned you on Discord, they may unban you if you show understanding and remorse.
Moderators Are Never Wrong™ - We are beyond criticism and are the best. Moderators have green usernames; you should do as they say.
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SENSATIONALIST HEADLINES RULES
Reporting & Posting Guidelines
We expect you to put effort into your posts, ensuring that they contribute positively to the current discussion. If you make a joke, it must be appropriate.
Facepunch is accepting of differing opinions. Please don't report people for "flaming / trolling " just because you disagree with them. We will ban people for flippant reports.
Thread Creation Guidelines
You must be able to produce an accessible source that is reliable and no more than 2 weeks old. It must not duplicate an existing thread and must be named appropriately (no editorialisation or tags please!). Do not use tabloid sources.
Do not copy and paste the entire article. Post a helpful snippet of the article to provide an overview and link to the rest.
Opinion pieces are not news.
High Profile Breaking Stories
In the event of a high profile breaking story the moderators will nominate a thread and temporarily sticky it, closing the rest. It is expected that the author will keep the OP up to date with the latest events in a prompt and impartial manner. If you don't think you are capable of doing this, please don't create a HPBS thread.
You can help update the OP by providing timestamped updates with verifiable sources, for example;
13:05 - Hezzy saw a shitty report and went on a rant: LINK
NOTICE: ALL POLITICS NEWS GOES HERE NOW Polidicks
Anything related to governments or politicians, or anything directly to do with Trump or Brexit, should instead go there from now on.
Polidicks is NOT for stuff that may end up just causing a debate about politics, like a shooting thread causing a debate on gun control laws, or a thread about a homophobic person causing a debate on Trump. Those can still go in this forum as politics wasn't the original point of the topic.
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