The Independence War Community Charters

    With the imminent release of  Independence War 2 and possobilities for influx of new members, the undersigned Independence War Community members have agreed to an unofficial code of conduct to minimise the possibility of any misunderstandings or miscommunications that could lead to unnecessary aggravation and argument between members, new and old that we hope to meet. It is hoped that these guidelines will help keep the community the civil and friendly place it is today, always has been, and always will be.

+Decency Charter of Message Board Conduct:

1. DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, SUCH AS THIS. This implies yelling as in anger. It won't endear you to anyone, so please "speak" in a normal, calm tone of voice despite your frustration. We are here to help and thus to alleviate your frustration so that everyone can be happy.

2. Make the name of the thread relate to what your post is about. For example, a thread entitled "HELP ME PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!" is just plain annoying, as people must open it to find out what it contains, only to find out that the person that posted the thread is asking for help with something irrelevant.

2B. Make the title of a thread "friendly" of sorts. Don't use capital letters and there is no need to use lots of exclamation or question marks. The message board puts an icon next to new posts in old threads or new threads, so regular posts will notice and examine the thread. Thus, "HELP ME PLZ!!!!!!" could be replaced with "Assistance with At All Costs".

2C. Don't make the title of the thread too long. There's a limit, but if you can't fit your thread title within that limit, you should really shorten it.

3. Use prefixes on the names of your thread so that people know if it's off topic or something else. E.g. if you are posting in the Independence War forum, but your thread is about cooking, then you should have your thread title as "[OT] Cooking" or "[Off-Topic] - Cooking".

Also, if the thread is on topic and about the game, and you want help with a mission, or if you want to discuss something in the game that could spoil the game for someone else (i.e. a twist in the plot), then the thread title should be prefixed with "[Spoilers]". This way other people who are new to playing the game will know to avoid it.

3B. If you are going to post excessive amounts of pictures warn people in the subject line so that they wont have to wait for years to view the thread if they have a slow connection.

4. If your thread is either on, or off-topic, make sure you include all the relevant information which is needed to make the post comprehensible. As a rule, make sure you've got a good few lines which describe what your issue is, your opinions on it, and what sort of response your expecting - something to make it worth our time to read.

    If you have a technical problem, for instance, don't type "OMG IWar isn't running!!", as this will only mean people will end up having to ask you a series of questions in order to get all the information they need. In technical help posts, it is also sensible to include a list of your specs, a full description of the problem, and what methods you've tried to resolve it.

5. Don't spam. The more logical translation to this is: don't post something that is so off topic that no-one could possibly be interested in. For example, a thread could be considered spamming if it's title was "GUESS WHAT?" and the post simply contained: "You all suck!" or "1'm 4 l33+ h4X0r" or even "I jabbed my finger while typing on the keyboard!". This is not good, and in most cases moderators will ban users over too many posts like this. It will also not help you make friends.

6. Hacker or other types of web-oriented languages such as "l33t" or "leet" speak are often incomprehensible or extremely irritable to most users who can not or do not want to read through all of that stuff. Just a warning.

7. No thread belongs to anyone, as we are all members of the board and can posts in whatever threads we wish. Thus, personal gripes do not warrant anyone saying "Get out of my thread!!" or such other comments.

8. Don't flame. Argue or debate with civility, if you will, but don't splatter the bits and pieces of your arguments throughout threads.

9. Respect and welcome new players! They are members just like anyone else and deserve respect and a good welcome.

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The following I-War Community Members agree to and shall abide to the abovementioned terms to the best of their ability:

Dreadnaught             FAMS

Brett                         Lord Cronus

Technocrat6400         Greb

Voyager989

Captain Anon

Morat

Bellies

Tyr

Adam Kieffer

 


+Recomendations for multiplayer "Clans" or "Squads"

It is believed that a multiplayer clan or squad should embody the following elements:

1. Play with good sportsmanship- Don't be cocky, just play the game and enjoy it for what it is. No stupid concepts of "own4ge" or other junk like that. Be civil towards each other, clan or not.

2. Have fun- Obviously! :-)

3. All be friends- It helps. Petty gripes do not help a group of people enjoy their playing experience. If there are problems, work them out in a civil manner.

4. In it for fun- not to boost your ego.

5. Helps newbies- help them out! The I-War Community prides itself on its friendliness towards new players and its willingness to help them out. So, bring them into the fold and be amiable first.

6. The term "clan" itself commonly brings upon feelings of resentment that one is playing against a hostile group of people who aren't the pleasant, friendly teams described in items 1-5. Thus, a name such as "squad" or "team" may be more appropriate.

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The following I-War Community Members agree to and shall abide to the abovementioned terms to the best of their ability:

Dreadnaught             FAMS

Brett                          Lord Cronus

Technocrat6400         Greb

Voyager989

Captain Anon

Morat

Bellies

Tyr

Adam Kieffer

 


Special thanks to Nanoprobe, Technocrat6400, Brett, Captain Anon, General_H_Storm, & Integer for their input to the Charter. Special thanks to Bellies for the preamble.

 

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