Forum Posting Guidelines

DarkMoonEnigma

Community & Media Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Virtualsense Media Team
VCAT Team Member
We (Virtualsense Development Team - formerly Monria Team) have been working extremely hard to build our community from the ground up, and while it's an ongoing process, we have made great strides in what we have accomplished so far. That includes not only what we are affecting in the game, but also the community environment we are establishing at this forum. We are unexpectedly, but pleasantly overwhelmed with the dedication and support that we have received from those who have made a choice to join us, and couldn't appreciate this community more.

Therefore, as we have said from the beginning, we are also here to support you, and that means making sure that your efforts are respected and valued. It not only applies in the game, but also here at our forum.

We have been able to be effective in establishing a positive energy both in the game and at the forum. We are able to respectfully banter with humor and have lots of fun, while also working hard to build amazing teams, and embrace valued contributors toward what our ultimate goals are for Monria, and now Planet Toulan.

It is in this vein that we wish to continue, and in order to make that happen, we are offering a few guidelines. We don't like a long list of rules, and will never publish any. The members of our forum are already exceptional at self-policing, but given some of our experiences, a little guidance couldn't hurt.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF THE FOLLOWING
  • each person is allowed one forum account - multiple accounts with the same IP address will be checked
  • content that is considered adult, pornographic, or potentially offensive is not allowed
  • --- this includes profanity (cursing) and sexual innuendo
  • --- this also applies to any personal storytelling that is shared
  • content that is intentionally rude or inciting is not conducive to a favorable discussion
  • constructive discussion is fine, but if it crosses the line, then we have to chat
  • please refrain from bad-mouthing another forum's staff members that you have issues with
  • if you are in dispute with members from another forum, please deal with it there
  • posting content that is intentionally disruptive has the potential to be moderated or deleted
  • discussions about politics and religion are discouraged as they have the tendency to derail
  • -----> historically, they incite and place people on the defensive where heated arguments ensue
TO CURRENT FORUM MEMBERS:
  • I would like to respectfully ask you to not respond to those who are trying to bait you
  • please bring any issues to my attention and let me deal with it - use the report feature
  • your help with this would be appreciated
  • we want to maintain the forum at the level of quality we have achieved thus far
Anhithe is an amazing and wonderful human being, and I know how incredibly busy he is behind the scenes with marketing and development, as well as working hard to make things right for Monria, and now Planet Toulan. I am more on the front lines managing the community at large, including all community initiative programs and media production.

ALL I ASK IS:
  • treat us and our community with respect and decency
  • if you have an issue with something, bring it to my attention
  • give us an opportunity to work through whatever the issues are without escalating them
  • this holds true for both the forum, in-game chat/trade channels and our official Virtualsense Discord
We have amazing community members who have made a choice to be with us, and are incredibly supportive, so they will not get any less from us. The members of this forum do exceptionally well with policing themselves without interference from moderators, and we want to keep it that way.

One other thing that is important to us --> we are Monria and Toulan focused only, and will be as unique as possible with where we go from here. It doesn't matter how anyone else does anything, we will make our decisions based on what will work for Monria and Toulan, and our collective communities.

The above applies to both in-game trade and chat channels for Monria and Toulan, as well as the forum, especially since the old Toulan forum has been integrated here and we are all one community.
 

E8ty2nd

RedWizardHat.com
Shop Owner
I am sure everyone on Monria can attest to the greatness that the Monria management team has brought in game and in the forums. I for one know that anyone who passes through the forums can attest to a wonderful community and those who have anything negative to say...well are probably not 100% true in their intentions or character. Keep doing what you do so well Monria and all will be Cthulhu grand!

We will not allow the nay sayers any ground.

Good HoF's to all :D
 

DarkMoonEnigma

Community & Media Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Virtualsense Media Team
VCAT Team Member
I'm bumping this thread for a refresher, even though I know that this community is brilliant at self-policing, but I wanted to reiterate something of importance here if I may.

We are not only a globally-diverse community, we are a growing community, and we bring our learned experiences into the mix, which in turn presents an opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts, feelings, reactions, opinions and intellect. In doing so, it's important to remember that we are all affected uniquely by such depending on the level of engagement with those in our growing community family.

Therefore, it's important to be mindful that when interacting with others, their dynamics are different than our own, and to give respect to such, as well as be constructive in the course of differences of opinion based on personal experience. It's ok to think differently than someone else, but in the course of discussion, it's not ok to be rude or inciting.

Differences of opinion are good, because it gives us an opportunity to entertain something different compared to what we are used to thinking or experiencing. We may even be persuaded from time to time to change our thinking as a result.

I would just like to encourage everyone to consider that someone else's dynamics are not the same as yours.

Thank You
 

DarkMoonEnigma

Community & Media Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Virtualsense Media Team
VCAT Team Member
Bumping this thread to remind everyone that these forum guidelines are available and should be followed. There is also other good information in this thread that would be helpful to understand.
 

DarkMoonEnigma

Community & Media Manager
Staff member
Moderator
Virtualsense Media Team
VCAT Team Member
I am bumping this thread to bring forum posting guidelines the forefront, and for those who not only new members recently, but also to our Toulan family of members who were imported from the old Toulan forum.

Learning a new forum environment can be overwhelming for some, and knowing what the posting guidelines are can only help.

We are happy to have the Toulan forum members with us now so that we are all in one place. If you have any questions at all about forum posting, please let me know.
 
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