Over the past few months, there have been some issues in this forum that have happened "in the name of the game" and after some discussion as a result of these issues, we, the mods, have decided to make a few changes to this forum.
The army games have been around for years but they have also evolved quite a bit over time. Important founders and members have left and other people have joined. None of the regular mod staff has had the interest, time or energy to dedicate time to act as a referee when issues arise between members as a part of the game (none of us are participants in the game and are not really fully clear on all the ins and outs, and the rules involved, either). Because of this, we have decided to turn this forum into an "unmoderated" forum. We feel that it will be best if all in-game issues be resolved by the members involved. If you would like to elect one member to be a mod for the gameplay, that can work or you can resolve issues as a group. However you choose is fine with us but we, the mods, won't be moderating the game.
This change does not mean that the forum will be a free for all, however. The forum is still part of the XOC and therefore will have to still abide by some of the rules. We have chosen to make the Army forum more of an adult forum and the rules will be more lax (this area will not be considered PG-13). The only big rules that still must be followed are:
* no personal attacks/bashing on other members outside of gameplay
* no strong language
* no graphic violence or sexual content/pornography in writing or in photos.
The mods will intervene if issues such as these arise and warnings will be given.
We know that the role-playing games are fun for a lot of the members here and we want to keep it fun for all. We hope that letting you all resolve your problems amongst yourselves will work out. But should problems escalate in a way that is severely disrupting the game and the harmony of its members, we may have to decide that the games cannot continue. This forum will be given three warnings in the event of severe issues arising before we may need to pull the plug altogether. We hope that this will not need to happen and that things can remain peaceful here outside of gameplay.
The XOC Mod Staff