Ladies and gentlemen!
As you have noticed, today we have changed the forum guidelines.
The new rules are available here
The old rules can be found here
The change has been made in an attempt to make our rules up-to-date and harmonic, less personal, to unify them with the Terms of service each user has to accept when registering on this site, and to eliminate inconsistencies.
We have changed the rating of this site from "PG-13" to "Teen". PG-13 was an MPAA rating, i.e. a rating used for movies. For games there're other rating systems, one of them is ESRB, which can be used for rating sites as well, as "S" means software.
According to ESRB, "Teen" means that content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
This change will exclude the mix the previous rules contained where ratings from different systems were mentioned as if they were the same thing.
Also, this change will be especially important in the wake of our next games.
Another reason is that there were inconsistencies between what we knew as the Site rules and the Terms of Service each user had to accept when registering on this site. Now the Site rules and the Terms of Service are the same.
The report "reasons" on the Flag feature have been updated.
Still, many parts of the new rules repeat our previous rules, so you should easily understand them.
When creating new forum guidelines, we used the experience from site moderation during all these years.
If you have any question about new rules, don't hesitate to ask them here!