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RMB Etiquette and Rules

10000 Islands Regional Message Board Etiquette

The RMB (or Regional Message Board) is the common property of everyone in 10000 Islands. When posting on it, please observe these rules:

1. The RMB (or Regional Message Board) is the common property of everyone in 10000 Islands, and posts on the RMB should be PG-13 in nature and relevant to the wider community whenever possible. The XKI RMB is not a chat-board of the sort that appears as a quick moving sidebar on many games, or on YouTube channels, etc. The XKI RMB is designed for substantive posts and community discussions, government announcements, nation introductions and updates, and is an area where nations may ask questions and get answers relating to the game.

The RMB should not be monopolized by a few, for extended conversations, to the exclusion of everyone else. This sort of one-on-one chatting should be moved to the regional Discord server or conducted using the NationStates telegram feature.

2. Racist, homophobic, or generally intolerant comments directed at another group or individual, be they political or social in nature, are not acceptable in the RMB. This applies to everyone, regardless of political stripe or perspective.

NationStates is a political game, and political conversations in the RMB are frequent. If you disagree with someone, make your case by presenting a different set of ideas, not by attacking the individual with whom you don't agree. Flaming and trolling (posts designed specifically to incite controversy, bait others, or create negative discourse) are also expressly forbidden forms of posting.

3. Roleplay is not permitted in the 10000 Islands RMB

Occasionally posting in-character (from the perspective of your nation's leader), presenting IC updates from your nation, or posting national factbooks, is permitted and encouraged in the XKI RMB.

However, when in-character exchanges occur between two or more people, this moves into the realm of roleplay, which is not permitted in the XKI RMB. If you wish to proceed with an in-character exchange with another nation or nations, please move the conversation to the A Taco Archipelago RMB or A Taco Fantasy RMB, which exists solely for the purpose of RMB RP activities.

4. Spamming, filler posts, obscene language, and multi-posting are not permitted

Spamming will include any nonsense posts or posts that contribute nothing to the regional conversation or the discussion at hand. Posting for the sake of posting or for attention, gibberish, posting in all caps or using bold or underlined text unnecessarily all fall into this category, and are not permitted. Quoting spam posts by another user perpetuates the spam problem and will be considered spamming as well.

Double or triple posting (posting two or more comments consecutively) is also not allowed. The posting window on each comment has an EDIT feature. If you find you have more to say after posting in the RMB, simply add to your first post instead of making a second, unless replying to a post from someone else after yours.

5. Recruiting and region linking is not permitted

Promoting movement out of XKI to another region is against regional RMB rules. This will also include doing so by linking to another region in the RMB, using code. This is particularly true of linking to raider regions in the XKI RMB, which should never occur. You are welcome to mention other regions in the game, but please do not create hotlinks.

Nations posting from outside XKI are expected to follow regional RMB rules.

Special thanks to Kuriko for writing, and Free las pinas for formatting.