- 2010/08/13 10:18:37 PM
In addition to the Forum Code of Conduct (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/policy/forum-coc.html
), here are some common courtesy guidelines to follow. While these do technically fall within the bounds of the Code of Conduct, there has been some confusion regarding what is and is not allowed. These guidelines should help clear up any misconceptions.
- The World of Warcraft General Discussion Forum is for discussion of topics directly related to World of Warcraft. The word general can be somewhat misleading, but the General Discussion forum is for threads about the game itself.
- Do not post in all capital letters, use excessive punctuation, etc. This practice is used to draw attention to ones post. While everyone wants their posts read, we ask that you refrain from using sensational tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit.
- Using the words Blizzard, Blue, or any community team members name in a thread topic is frowned on. Everyone would like Blizzard to read and acknowledge his or her post, and we understand that. However, use of such words in the topic does not help that come to pass. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject.
- Posting IBL, IBTL, or its variants constitutes spamming. We appreciate that our posters understand the Code of Conduct to the point where they can call whether or not a thread is in violation; however, saying in before the lock does not contribute to a constructive community and it does fall under spamming. If you wish to acknowledge a post that violates policy, please report it instead.
- Do not bump posts. The act of bumping ones post is considered spamming and contributes nothing constructive to the discussion. Your thread will be seen; there is no need to continually bump it to the top of the list.
- Petition posts are frowned on. This is a discussion forum. Petition threads do not contain much discussion instead, a petition is usually page after page of /signed. This is not constructive. If you have an issue with the game, please discuss it in a civil fashion. There are other places on the Internet to form online petitions.
- Do not post about locked or deleted threads. Posts that are moderated have a reason behind the moderation. We lock before we post on a locked thread to stop the violation in question as soon as possible, so if you have yet to see a comment by a member of the community team on a locked thread, please wait for it and do not post on the subject. If you do have questions regarding forum moderation, please use the contact list below.
- If you have a post to report or a sticky to request, use the biohazard symbol or email email@example.com. Please do not post linking to threads you feel should be moderated or stickied. By using the methods we have in place, we can moderate more efficiently.
- To leave feedback on the posting performance of any member of Community Development (employees posting in blue text) or our forum MVPs (players posting in green text), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that while emails sent to this address will likely not receive a response, each one will be read and handled accordingly.