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« on: December 06, 2006, 06:52:21 PM »
Hey guys,
Due to some rising concerns about a few issues here, it's time to break out a [very minimal] Code of Conduct.  While we're still in our baby stages here, it's pretty small, and I'm sure most of you will notice (in particular, those of you who frequent WotC or the GitP forums) that it is an extremely lax CoC.  It may get more detailed as time wears on and more issues arise, but for the time being, this is all we need.

:: Ahem ::

IC: Code of Conduct
We are just a few rules (the third of which is broken down).  It's pretty easy to get along with us here.

1. Please read the FAQ.

2. We don't censor here, but seriously, Pirates don't get to bitch.  If you download WotC or other products illegally, you may not review them, talk about them, complain about them, or bitch about them on this site.  

3. We're working towards being a community, not just a random group of posters, and therefore, a bit of politeness and etiquette should be observed.  Therefore,

    * Please don't shoot down other people's ideas; it is okay to disagree (after all, this is a discussion board), but calling their ideas "stupid" or some similar-and-even-less- polite adjectives is pointless.  For more information on how to "Give it and Take it," see
This Wonderful Thread, started by Luminous Crayon.

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 07:10:39 PM »
Here here. Are you going to stick this somewhere on the main page?

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 07:29:08 PM »
I'll probably actually post a page somewhere with a direct link, and I may edit the html of the forums main page so that there's a link at the top
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 08:41:57 PM »
I dunno what to say, but in the interest of being productive, or at least maintaining an appearance of such...

I, Natural 20, Critical Threat, etc., do hereby support and agree to follow the above Code of Conduct, as of 12/6/06.  I formally encourage all other members of the CBG to do the same.  Also, I am absolutely dashing!

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006, 08:54:12 PM »
I, Darkxarth, under whatever guise I am currently appearing, being of unsound mind and body, do hearby state that I agree to follow, to the letter, the Code of Conduct as set down by Overlord Ishmayl on this sixth day of December, in the year two-thousand and six.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006, 11:00:15 PM »
I, Captain Obvious, regardless of whatever guise I am currently bearing, being of unsound mind and damn sexy body, do hearby state that I agree to follow, to the letter, the Code of Conduct as set down by Overlord Ishmayl on this sixth day of December, in the year two-thousand and six, for a period of no less and no more than 67.435 years (according to the standard calendar of earth).

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 11:11:51 PM »
Are there any alignment restrictions? I'd hate to lose any class features...
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006, 11:17:38 PM »
Quote from: beejazz

Are there any alignment restrictions? I'd hate to lose any class features...



yea, this is my biggest dillema, too....

it just sounds so..... LG...
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006, 11:18:58 PM »
We, the_taken, regardless of whatever guise we may currently be using, being of soundless minds and bodies covered in slithering tentacles, floating eyeballs, chocolate icecream and fuzzy ears, do hearby state the we agree to follow, to the letter, the Code of Conduct as set down by Overlord Ishmayl, The Grand Tortoise, on the sixth day in December of the 6 year into the 21st century, standard human calander, for a period of no less than the existance of the Campaign Builders Guild.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006, 11:22:05 PM »
Quote from: sdragon1984- the S is for penguin

Quote from: beejazz

Are there any alignment restrictions? I'd hate to lose any class features...



yea, this is my biggest dillema, too....

it just sounds so..... LG...

I'm an evil kitten, and I didn't lose any class/racial/taint abilites because of an oath to the CoC.

Wait... No. Never mind. It's wasn't cause of the CoC. (stupid catsup)

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2006, 11:22:42 PM »
Meeps says, "Yep."
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006, 11:23:54 PM »
The Opal Council operates outside of conventional alignment.

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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2006, 11:47:56 PM »
In that case... [stuff]

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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2006, 12:31:38 AM »
I'm down. Lighter than most.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2006, 01:27:41 AM »
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What's the policy on language?

Agreeing to a CoC would be superfluous. I willingly participate, therefore I must abide by rules.
(I'm totally cool with all the rules so far, but I figured I'd point out that people should post their aproval, rather than consent.)