Styx Guidelines

edited December 2021 in The Styx
Have you been wandering aimlessly, looking for answers to all those burning Ship of Fools-related questions? Rest awhile, ye tortured souls. Whether you need technical help, have a question for these discussion forums, a bright idea for the main site, or just want to practice your BBCode before you wreak havoc on another forum, the river Styx is the place. Dive right in and a ferryman will be along to pick you up shortly.

This forum is the information clearinghouse for the whole Ship of Fools site. Please read these guidelines in conjunction with our FAQs & the ships 10 commandments. Here is a list of the subject areas covered on this forum...

1. Technical problems and suggestions

This is the place to raise technical issues about Ship of Fools and these discussion forums.

2. General questions and idea-sharing

This includes the 10 Commandments (our in-house forum rules), better ways to run the whole site, ideas for new features, and pointers to websites and stories you think we ought to know about.

3. Media reports

If you know Ship of Fools has been mentioned in the media, please use this forum to share what info you have. We often only get to know that we've been covered when someone lets us know by email.

4. Practice makes perfect

Feel free to use the BBCode practice thread if you're planning to astound people with bold letters or pictures of your Mum. Nothing says "laugh at me" like mucking up your BBCode, particularly in the middle of a Very Serious Post. Please take advantage of this area. It makes the job of running the rest of the forums so much easier.

5. Concerns about H&A rulings

If you are concerned about any H&A ruling or statement, the Styx is the place to bring that up. Start a new thread and quote or link to the H&A post(s) you are concerned about and explain why. We will try to ensure meaningful discussion happens, and correct mistakes if necessary - but inevitably the resolution reached on these threads will not always be satisfactory to all Shipmates. We prefer to avoid the same issues being raised again within a very short period of time, unless there has been a significant change of circumstance.

Please note, Commandment 6 applies to the Styx as much as to other forums. H&A are unpaid volunteers who work in public and behind the scenes to help keep the Ship afloat. Abusive behaviour toward the Crew will not be tolerated. By that we mean direct personal attacks, or repeated multiple posts or threads without waiting a reasonable time for a crew response or other patterns of harassment. Behaviour of this kind may lead to restriction of posting privileges in the Styx, suspension or banning.

Any discussion of reinstatement to the ship following a suspension should be between the affected shipmate and the SoF crew, rather than via a third party.

6. Ship developments

This forum is also used to announce the launch of new features and other bits of news. Therefore, watch this space...

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The Styx is hosted by Admin Emeritus @RooK, and the rest of the admin team as circumstance may require.
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