Ironworks Gaming Terms of Service
Moderators: They are kind folks who
their free time to help me maintain this forum and keep it clean of
abuse. Note the emphasis on "volunteer" and "free time."
Forum moderating is always hard work, and it's impossible to please everyone
given the cultural and social diversity of this forum. Do not
question the decisions they may make--not Publicly at least. This will
get your account suspended quickly. Each of our great Moderators are
EXTREMELY non-biased and treat everyone fairly.
In order to maintain the civil atmosphere and keep things reasonably organized, Moderators may move, lock or delete threads that do not belong in these forums or break the Ironworks Gaming Rules. Remember, this is not a democracy. This is a semi-benevolent dictatorship.
No Piracy: DO
NOT post links to
'warez sites'. Do not discuss pirating games, bragging about
pirating or anything else. This will get your account suspended or
banned. The only possible thing you CAN discuss is the so-called
'cracks' for no CD operation. SOME Games don't work on some peoples
CD-ROM's. This is because of a special copy protection called 'Safe
Disc'. But that is it. Anything else is considered pirating.
Adhere to decency and refrain from abusive or hateful language,
cussing isn't censored, please don't direct the words towards
someone in a
hateful or demeaning way.
Cussing 'just to be cussing' will land you with an account suspension
if it becomes too much. Also, don't put an expletive in the title of your post.
It will be deleted.
While in a debate, or have a difference of opinion, please do not take it as an attack. We will close accounts of people that attack others, be it in a subtle way, or a deliberate loud way.
Posting Links to, or linking to images that depict ANY pornographic material will be dealt with by a Permanent Ban. We will NOT allow this type of TRASH on Ironworks Gaming. This is a Family site that Minors visit. It shows bad taste, and is just sick.
Be Politically Correct:
Remember when debating, that you are debating the topic, not the person, and we will not allow members to bash any political leader. Be it from any nation. Political discussion can be done in a friendly way. You can disagree with a political leader without wanton bashing. It will not be allowed. Threads will be closed if we see this occurring.
Election Year Rule:
While I personally do not mind if you inserted a political image in your signature, many others may take offence. Just to make is a friendly place, and avoid hurt feelings, we will not be allowing Political images to be inserted into your signature at this time. It will save many members from getting bent outta shape, and avoid arguments. Many other Forum Admin's I speak with do the same thing, and say it indeed is a good idea.
No posting of material that antagonizes, harasses or creates
toward another user or group of. If you are angry with someone in
the forum, take it up with him/her through private channels like e-mail or
PM or ICQ in a respectful manner.
No posting to purposely interfere with normal dialog flow. Please practice general netiquette at all times. Do not write your
messages in ALL CAPS, as it makes you look like as if you're screaming. Do not troll by
saying pointlessly provocative titles.
No targeting of another user by harassing or giving unwarranted
or attacking ones race, gender, ethnicity or country. Also, respect
each person's views and questions--this includes attacks on NEW
Before you post a message
or question, check and see if this has been discussed before. This forum
has a VERY good search engine, and nearly ALL questions have been
archived for every game we have forums for.
We require the use of your real E-Mail address,
The password system insures no one can impersonate you.
enter a fake email address, the system can't send you your password.
NOT give out email addresses nor do we sell them to any 3rd party.
spammers as much as you :-)
Entering bogus info is a waste of your time and mine. It is extremely easy to bust someone with false info, so please, just save us both time and enter the correct email address.
not post the same material to multiple areas.
like "me too" and 'no topic' posts are not allowed-- it's a
waste of space.
will not tolerate commercial type postings of any kind in any of the
Forums, unless relevant to the discussions and serves to satisfy a query.
A brief mention and link to a product is allowed, but otherwise no member
is allowed to come in and self-promote their own products or web sites.
a URL in your Signature,
although we do NOT allow any type of BANNERS or other 'ads images' to be
posted to your sig.
If you decide to just have a TEXT sig, please limit it to 3-4 lines. If you want an Image AND text, you must keep the text to 3 lines. This will be enforced. Any sigs breaking this rule will be edited to meet the requirements without warning.
Also, if you see a thread/post deleted or closed, DO NOT post a new message asking where the thread/post went or why it was closed. These types of questions can be answered by emailing your webmaster
The larger your
image in your sig, the longer it takes for others to load it. Don't
forget, MANY people still use dial-up internet, and huge images take a
LONG time to download. we allow the following as per signatures:
If you wish to use 2
images, both images must be no larger than 280x220 combined in
resolution, and 150Kb in size as well. Your text sig or 'tagline' must
not exceed 300 characters as well.
We reserve the right to delete any message we feel violates any of
rules. Please report any abuse to the sysop. Repeated violation of
results in your termination, and IP Subnet ban.
Read the instructions that are presented on the screen. Many
can be avoided, by educating yourself on proper the usage of our
you have any questions though, email me and I'll help you out.
Do not post private email from others that you have received
them. If they want their words public, let them post it.
Do not post slanderous, libelous or any defamatory statements on the
Gaming Forum, we will not be held responsible for your
just the same, we'd rather not go there! Posts that appear to be
should have supporting references included.
Nobody at Ironworks Gaming will ask you for your password. Keep your
password in a safe place.
before you Spoil:
A spoiler is something
that reveals information about a plot twist or the location of
some object/character/hidden place in a game. Spoilers are by their
nature subjective - you will need to use your judgment to determine what
Many people in this
forum talk about 'general' game issues, such as "What is the best
party for whatever" or "Should I drop whoever from my
group?". These types of posts usually don't require spoilers as
they are general information.
Other people might have
specific game questions like "How do I get past so-and-so" or
"Where is such-and-such". These would be considered posts
requesting spoiler information. Some are obviously bigger spoilers than
There are also posts
which refer to specific plot twists in the games here, A lot of people
who come here do NOT know about certain plot twists which the rest of us
might take for granted. Unmarked spoilers about these detract from these
people's gaming experience. The majority of people don't like finding
out about a plot twist before they were meant to. (Like someone telling
you the ending of a movie before you see it)
As a courtesy to other
board members who may not have gotten as far in the game as you have,
please abide by the following when requesting or revealing spoiler
reveal the spoiler in your
title. Put a SPOILER tag in the title
so people know you will be revealing spoiler information. Put spoiler
spaces just before the part where you are revealing the information.
The little words under your name that appear on the board is your current Ironworks Forum rank. Ranks are an indication of how many posts you have made - NOT of board seniority. Spamming to gain rank will not be tolerated. You will receive 1 warning, then a Deduction in posts and rank.
At Ironworks Gaming Forum, our
ranks are based on various People and characters in the AD&D,
Egyptian, and other Universes. A 'complete' listing of available ranks is unknown, as the
crafty board administrators like to add new ranks when the current ranks
are getting 'old'.
Here is a list of the currently identified ranks at Ironworks Gaming Forum:
The order of these
ranks does not mean one species or character is superior to another. The
list extends several ranks higher than those currently known. There are
also some 'surprise' ranks in there - keep an eye out for them!
Note from Ziroc:
Remember folks, I'm doing this for kicks, in my spare time. I don't get paid for
it, except for donations from time to time. This
means, like waitresses and bar staff, I hold the right not to deal with you if
you're being abusive to me. This is, of course, different to criticizing my
work. Calling me by any expletive will likely get you - yes, you've guessed it -
Finally, don't come to me with freedom of speech arguments. This is a house. If you insult anyone or act a fool inside my house, I make you leave. READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE before clicking agree, you are bound by these rules upon agreeing.