The Crossroads of the Aether
THE STEAMPUNK EMPIRE GUIDELINES
The Steampunk Empire is built for people who love steampunk. These guidelines, in conjunction with our Terms of Service, provide advice that we hope make the Empire an interesting, safe, and productive place to have conversations about the genre we came to love so much.
If we want respect and civility to be the hallmarks of The Steampunk Empire, we all have to strive to keep the feedback constructive.
STAY ON TARGET
Off-topic, out-of-context, drive-by, cross-posted comments make it hard to follow a conversation. We sometimes remove them to keep the conversation structured and meaningful.
WE TIDY UP
We move Forum discussions that look like they belong in a different category. We close duplicate discussions and point people to ongoing discussions about the same topic. We don’t intend to censor anyone, but we may remove a discussion or replies in a discussion if they’re causing confusion, are mean-spirited, or are otherwise inappropriate (e.g., language). In general, we do our best to tidy up and make things easier to find.
ATTACKERS WILL NOT BE DEFENDED
It doesn’t happen very often, but we will remove people who harass other people. Personal attacks, insults, and unrelenting negativity won’t be tolerated on The Steampunk Empire.
NOBODY LIKES SPAM (EXCEPT SPAMMERS)
What is spam? Spam is a noun: unsolicited ads for products and services. Spam is a verb: posting the same message again and again to as many people as possible. Spam is a bad word. Don’t spam.
Making this a safe, constructive place to exchange information is our top priority, and violating any of these guidelines may result in a suspension from the Empire. It rarely comes to that, though. The most important thing we ask of you, our fellow denizens of the Empire: Get involved! Tons of people here are helpful and kind to each other. Be one of them.