Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on UK Retro Online. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Community Guidelines

    1. What is retro?
      "Retro" means a lot of different things to different people. Here, we have a simple approach: if you consider it retro, it's retro enough for the forum. Please refrain from defining "retro" for others, and try to keep an open mind. Retro is the starting point of a discussion, not the discussion itself. #
    2. Be respectful.
      The aim of this community is to be a valuable, collaborative hub of information and engaging conversation, with a bit of social history for good measure. Be excellent to each other, and remember that everyone here is a human as well.
      To this end, gatekeeping will not be tolerated, nor will discrimination of any kind.
      We would also take it as a kindness if you kept political discussion out of the forum as much as possible. This is meant to be a safe, fun space, after all. #
    3. Be sensible.
      Keep in mind that this is a public forum. Everyone can read posts even if they're not registered. Try not to share anything you wouldn't say out loud in a public space.
      Don't share any personally identifiable information (PII), even if it's your own information, and especially if it's somebody else's.
      Self-promotion is fine, but please try to keep it to a minimum. Posting about your YouTube channel or Twitch stream is okay, but we don't need a new post every time you go live. Ideally, please use your signature for any social links you want to promote.
      Use the search function! It's possible someone else has already started the same discussion you're about to - perhaps you can add to an existing topic rather than creating a new one. #
    4. Be diverse.
      UK Retro Online welcomes everyone, no matter what your background is, as long as you're accepting of individuals from other backgrounds, too. Everyone is entitled to talk about retro stuff online.
      If you have a problem with this, please don't bother signing up. #
  2. Ground Rules

    1. Do not discriminate.
      Any discrimination towards individuals of any background, for any reason, will not be tolerated. #
    2. Do not gatekeep.
      This is meant to be a welcoming and safe community. Gatekeeping has no place here. #
    3. Don't post NSFW content.
      NSFW content has its place on the web, I'm sure we can all agree on that. This, however, is not one of those places. #
    4. Do not spam.
      You're not the only person on this forum. Let other people have a say, and don't treat this place as your personal sounding board. This includes posting the same topic repeatedly, posting repeated messages, or bumping your own topics unnecessarily. #