Her Interactive Message Board Rules
Please make sure
to read these rules carefully as non compliance with the rules
can result in the banning of your account on the Her Interactive
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Golden Rule:
In this board (and out in the world) this means "Treat others as you wish to be treated."
The G-Rating Rule:
Don't type anything in this board that you wouldn't say in front of your grandparents.
Do not use:
- Vulgar language which includes but is not limited to swearing, profanity, racism, sexism, or religious intolerance
- Graphic descriptions of violence, including weapons (objects intended to harm) and blood
- Explicit or indecent sexual content
- Drug or substance references
Do not give out personally identifiable information about yourself in the message board such as entire real names, last names, address (street, city, zip), parent's names, phone number, email address, age, place of employment, school, physical descriptions, Twitter screen name, or screen names from other websites. Do not give out other people's personal information either.
Threatening, offensive, obscene, aggressive or bullying type of remarks are considered harassment and have no place in this Message Board or any other public area.
Web Links , Images or Email Addresses:
Do not post any web links, URLs, images, or email address links in the message board. Self promotion of personal websites and step by step instructions to get to a website are not allowed.
No Beta Tester & Advisory Panel Information Sharing:
Do not reveal your status as a Beta Tester or Advisory Panel member. Discussing the selection or testing processes is also prohibited and may result in your removal from future Beta Tests or the Advisory Panel.
- Each person may only have ONE username/account.
- Usernames may NOT contain any personal information (real names, locations, etc.).
- Usernames may NOT be similar to a moderator’s username.
No Inappropriate Signatures:
For a complete guide to creating signatures, please read the Signature Rules.
MESSAGE BOARD POSTING GUIDELINES
The below guidelines are offered to help everyone enjoy the Message Boards and maintain a safe and pleasant community experience for users of all ages. These Guidelines are helpful tips and will not result in a permanent account ban.
Reporting Posts and Users:
If you read a post that you feel violates these rules, is threatening, or offensive, please contact one of the moderators using the "Report Post" button (triangle with exclamation mark). This function allows users to send a message with a link to the post to all the moderators who manage a particular forum. Please do not correct the user yourself - let one of the moderators do it! If there is a problem with a moderator, please contact the administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please report the following:
- Inappropriate content that does not follow the G-Rating Rule
- Personal information: names, e-mail, address, age, etc.
- Quarrels and harassment
- Beta tester and Advisory panel rule violations
- Outside links posted
- Wrong board posts
- Misuse of the Spoiler tag (i.e. in signatures, or to hide non-spoiler type things)
Please remember that the Her Interactive Message Board is not a chat board. For the enjoyment of users, Her Interactive, Inc. has provided several boards where users may discuss various topics related to Nancy Drew: mysteries, books, movies, and games, but the threads are strictly limited to Nancy Drew related topics. Asking for rep points is also considered chatting.
Do not post the same message more than once. Duplicate messages will be *deleted* without notice! If the same message is posted in a given folder numerous times or in multiple folders - it is considered "spamming.” There are many different types of spamming:
- "Board Spamming" - the same message/question posted multiple times on the same board
- "Forum Spamming" - the same message/question posted multiple times on different boards
- Re-answering questions that have already been correctly answered unless it is within 10 minutes of the first reply.
- Bringing up old threads
- "Up"ping posts (bringing up your thread to the top of the list by posting it again)
- Double posting on the same thread - any two messages posted back-to-back
- Posting empty posts that just say, for example: "hi" or “You’re welcome.”
- "Ask me for help" posts.
Write descriptive, helpful topics for other users. Your readers shouldn’t have to guess about the message they are going to read. Descriptive topics make your getting a response more likely. For example, try using, "Help - Cannot put out fire!" or "Stuck - Tile Puzzle" or "Help: Paintbrush & Finger Print" is much more helpful (and you'll usually get a quicker response) than making a topic that only reads "Help" or "Stuck".
Before you post a question, scroll through the topics previously posted by others and try to find your answers there. You can also do a keyword search and refine your search by limiting it to a specific board and a specific time period.
Never post your question on someone else's thread or use their thread as a place to ask others to come to your thread.
Posting Answers on the Game Boards:
- Hints are better than explicit answers unless the users ask for a step-by-step answer.
- Avoid clogging up the game boards with posts that do not answer the question (i.e., "I don't know the answer to that, but good luck").
- If you don't know the correct answer, leave the question for someone else or you'll confuse other players. You can also go back and replay that portion of the game to brush up your skills.
- If a post answers the question incorrectly, another user may post the correct answer only if the following statement is used: “I believe I have a different solution. You may want to try this if the solution already given does not work. [Alternative solution here].”
- Note Jr. or Sr. detective modes when appropriate.
This board is mainly a game hints and tips board. Unless you specify otherwise, most users who respond in this board will give you a hint so you solve the puzzle on your own. If you want step-by-step information then be sure to ask.
A spoiler is revealing the identity or gender of a/the culprit(s); posting direct answers such as phone numbers, passwords, codes, answers to quizzes, game ending details etc. Spoilers must be requested by another user in the Hints and Tips boards and the Case Closed board, and they must be written using the "spoiler code" tags as shown below. You do not need to use spoiler code in Game Discussions boards (except the Case Closed board). Never reveal a culprit's name/gender or a game ending unless you are posting in a Game Discussion board.
Do not use spoiler code in signatures or titles
[spoiler] Put your spoiler here! [/spoiler]
This is how it should look. Click and highlight to reveal the "spoiler".
This is a spoiler
Reputation Guidelines (reps)
Reps may not be put in titles
Reps may not be asked for or requested in any manner.
Reps may be offered in posts without conditions such as "Reps! Reps given!"
Reps may never be offered with conditions such as "reps to first three", "reps to all that help", "reps to answers in first 5 minutes", etc.
Do not post step-by-step instructions on how to play the entire game. You may be spoiling the game for someone else when you answer more than the question being asked.
‘If you need help’ Posts:
It is unnecessary to post "if you need help" or "I can help you" threads. This only clogs up the boards. If you want to help, please answer *open* questions on the forum. If a question has already been answered correctly, do not answer it again.
This is a sensitive subject and we ask that users respect and tolerate all religions. Graphic descriptions that are not G-rated or are satanic are not allowed.
Post in English only, unless the foreign language used is quoted directly from a game.
Word Case Usage:
Please do not use ALL CAPS: (all capital letters). In the online world this is considered shouting.
all lower case: All lower case is difficult to read.
are writing a message that has more than one sentence, you
should use proper capitalization. This makes it easier for
people to read your response.
This is a message board. Using proper punctuation and capitalizing the first word in a sentence makes reading your post much easier. Please take time to properly compose your post(s).
Please use a maximum size 4 font in posts (including cover pages). This helps keep scrolling to a minimum. Signatures are exempt from this rule as they should fit within the siggie ruler.
If a user violates a rule, they will be given 1 warning. If the incident occurs again, infraction points will be given by a moderator. Infractions point will stay on your record and accumulate until they expire.
|Infraction Points||Period Banned from Message Board|
|5 points||1 week|
|10 points||2 weeks|
|15 points||1 month|
|Inappropriate Content||5||12 months|
|Personal Information||5||12 months|
|Outside Links/Email Address||5||12 months|
|Posting Copyrighted Information||1||        1 month|
If you are new to using message boards please review these rules, and read all the stickies in the forums. They contain valuable information.
If a user violates any of these rules, we reserve the right to remove and edit content, block or ban your account and your use of this site.
Her Interactive has no obligation to review or remove any messages and has the sole discretion in removing any message. If complaints are received about content, Her Interactive may remove and edit the content. We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time.
If you are a minor and are using this account as a COPPA user (under 13 years of age), your parent or guardian has the right to access your account and to receive information about your account. Her Interactive also reserves the right to notify parents of any behavior and posts deemed inappropriate, disturbing or concerning
Her Interactive will not be liable, and disclaims all liability, in connection with any harm, losses, and damages of any amount or type arising from your access to, or use of the message boards.
Thank you for your participating on the Her Interactive Message Boards. We hope you have a safe and fun time here!
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