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The Gaming Community
There are all kinds of gamers here on paizo.com. Use of derogatory labels for other gamers can be hurtful and isolate others who enjoy different styles of play. You may find yourself in a debate on our messageboards, and disagreements are bound to happen. Focus on challenging the idea, rather than the others in the conversation. Remember that there’s another person on the other side of the screen. Please help us keep it fun!
Some of the forums on our messageboards have specific guidelines for posting (for example, the Pathfinder Rules Questions forum). These can be found in the sticky threads of each forum respectively and should be reviewed before posting.
Do not abuse, defame, harass, threaten, or stalk others via our messageboards or private messaging system. Community members should feel welcome while they’re on paizo.com.
Posts or threads made solely to provoke a strong negative reaction or conflict do not contribute to the inviting place we’d like our community to be. Threads with provocative titles will be locked, and posts removed as necessary.
While certain language may not be offensive to you, please consider that some phrases may have a completely different effect on someone else. Trying to get around our profanity filter or purposefully obscuring profanity/vulgar phrases is not acceptable.
Posts that contain content that endorses hatred or violence on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexuality, or for any other reason are not welcome on paizo.com.
Creating accounts or aliases claiming to be other community members is considered harassment. Duplicate or multiple accounts may create confusion within discussions on our messageboards and hinder our ability to provide optimal customer service. Please utilize "aliases" rather than creating more than one account. Multiple accounts for the purposes of character/event reporting are in violation of Organized Play rules.
When posting to our forums please use your best judgment when disclosing information about yourself. We try to keep paizo.com a safe environment to post, and may remove any posts that reveal sensitive information such as addresses, phone numbers, or real names.
Spam can include cross-posting the same information in multiple threads across multiple forums, repeated advertisements in several threads, or posts containing less than helpful content (such as "+1", "first post", or "grabbing popcorn"). We encourage meaningful conversations on our messageboards and spam posts are often counter to this goal.
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Do not advocate or disclose intent to commit illegal activities on paizo.com. This includes (but is not limited to) posts that encourage fraud, piracy, or violence.
Violating any of these guidelines may result in individual post removal, temporary suspension, or permanent removal from our community. If you have a question regarding any portion of these guidelines, please post to our Website Feedback forum or email email@example.com.
Remember that the above guidelines are not hard and fast rules for every situation that may arise. These guidelines are also subject to change as necessary.