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Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 am by Adrian
Merry Christmas/Festivus/whatever holiday you do or do not celebrate!
2017 was a pretty busy year IRL for most of us - according to forum statistics, our busiest month was in June with 1671 total posts, meaning our post rate has been a little …
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:18 am by Adrian
We're aware of a peculiar forum glitch that's causing some subforums to be locked.
Due to the lateness at this time, it might be a while before the glitch can be remedied, because despite my best efforts and as far as I can tell, everything seems to be working fine admin-side. It may have …
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:35 am by Adrian
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Godmodding and Mary-Gary Sues are not allowed. This is probably an obvious one, but it nevertheless needs to be said.
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Have fun with the forum! Despite a few limitations, you can share anything on here. Also, when in doubt, if you aren't sure if something is appropriate, don't post it, or at least ask an admin or moderator. It's always better to be safe than
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Last edited by Sentinel on Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:24 pm; edited 35 times in total (Reason for editing : Policy on hate speech in/out of writing (12/11/16) -Adrian)
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