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The Bellingham Gaming Collective
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All Members , Moderated
Gaming Geeks of Bellingham unite!

...or... well... that's a lot more work than it's worth, isn't it?

In any event, here is a community just for that sort of thing, or perhaps as a way to organize games, meet up with others out there (Resistance is futile!) or just to offer general advice to the world at large.

As with life, these things have rules:

1) Be respectful. I don't care if you hate the other person with a burning passion comparable to a thousand fiery hells. If you post here, keep your personal antagonisms out of the community.

2) Be constructive, or at least somewhat so. If someone's asking for help with something, don't mock them to get some sort of kudos from others. Sarcasm is fine, in small doses. We don't need flame wars here, though, as there are plenty of other places to take such things.

3) Stay on topic, as much as possible. This one has quite a bit of play here, in my book. Yes, this is a community with which to discuss gaming, but it's also a community for the gamers of Bellingham. Sometimes we'd like to talk about things that only semi-relate to game, or about things happening in our lives that need a bit of sharing about. We're also here to help one another, so a post regarding something of that nature is not necessarily off topic of the community. But, if someone starts a post, it is considered polite to comment within the vein of the thread, rather than take it all off on an unrelated tangent. If you really want to talk about your topic, go ahead and make a new post.

4) Don't play moderator. If someone is behaving inappropriately, there are ways to get ahold of me, maxerg, to deal with it in a reasonable fashion. You may send me a message via LiveJournal or track me down by way of the Bellingham grapevine if you feel the need to do so. If I'm immediately unavailable, send me an email and I'll get to things as soon as I'm able to do so. We haven't had any situtuation thus far that has required banning or even a stern verbal smackdown, but there have been a couple of times where someone feels the need to reprimand another community member about their conduct within the community, whether the person was truly at fault or not. So to make things simple, if someone misbehaves, tell me, and I'll deal with it. Do not start making posts about how awful they are, as that will quickly put you in just as unfavorable a light as the original offender.

5) No flame wars, mud-slinging, general asshattery. Like I've said before, there are plenty of places to go for such fun and hijinks. Hell, I can probably provide some links, if you feel so inclined. I'd rather we avoided maligning people here, simple as that.

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