While you are in the Catapult Community, there are a few things we ask you to refrain from doing.
TROLL, FLAME OR BE OFFENSIVE
Trolling and flaming is when you deliberately make offensive or provocative comments with the aim of upsetting another user or prompting an angry response from them. We will also remove any content or communication found to be racially, ethnically, religiously or sexually offensive, libellous, defaming, threatening, bullying or stalking. We reserve the right to immediately delete any posting, suspend or ban any user at our sole discretion.
SWEAR OR POST INAPPROPRIATE, SUGGESTIVE OR GRAPHIC IMAGES, TEXT, VIDEOS OR LINKS
Keep it clean. We have a language filter that *bleeps* out swear words, It is also against the rules to deliberately misspell a word to evade the language filter - This also includes taking any action, uploading, posting, streaming or transmitting any content, language, images or sounds that the forum moderation team deems offensive, hateful or vulgar.
VIOLATE ANYONE’S PRIVACY OR POST YOUR OWN IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
We take down any phone numbers, e-mail addresses and any other personally identifying information that is posted in public. This also includes posting PMs from other users/officials in the public forums.
No advertising commercial products or services or solicitations (this includes petitions, asking others to vote on a poll, and advertising your own personal website or other forum). No making off-topic or redundant threads, no posting multiple times in a row with nothing new. Spam also includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Bumping which means making a new post solely to bring it up to the top of the thread listing and push down legitimate discussions, including old and inactive discussions.
- Insignificant contributions such as repeatedly posting just “LOL”, “+1”, “agreed”, “.”, “QFT”, etc. Instead, you can ‘like’ the post by clicking the thumbs up icon to show that you agree.
Here are a few guidelines for posting that we would like you to be made aware of in addition to the Code of Conduct
In general, Catapult Community managers from time to time, may edit post content at their discretion. This is usually only kept to top-level edits like Topic Titles and formatting. Your thoughts and opinions are welcome, and will not be edited so long as they adhere.
Avoid using all capitals
Online, typing in all caps or a large font size is considered shouting and doing so tends to annoy others in the community.
Use descriptive & interesting titles
Titles like “I need help!” don’t describe what you’re talking about. Making sure people know what you’re talking about just from reading the title will help you get the attention you are seeking. Forum moderators may change your thread title to address this.
Check the forums for the topic you want to talk about before you post. Someone may have already answered your question or started the conversation. You can also use the ‘Auto Search’ feature which will find similar topics as you start to type the topic title. Forum moderators may merge new threads into an already existing thread should that topic have already been in active conversation.
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