Spiel: A lengthy or extravagantly malcontent speech or argument usually intended to persuade. Rant: To utter or express with malcontent or extravagant anger. The Spiels and Rants forum is here for you to vent and release your frustrations. Please do know, that while the arguments will be allowed here to a lenient extent, that personal attacks or threats will never be allowed. It is okay to argue and debate but we all know there is a line between arguing and throwing out personal information. Please exercise common sense when posting. This is the SnR FAQ. If there is anything that you feel should be added, PM me and I'll add it. First off, some basic forum slang. FAQ- Stands for Frequently Asked Questions. OT- Stands for Off Topic, is used in the thread title to let people know the thread is not about Ultima Online. PM- Stands for Private Message. Mod- Short for moderator troll- a post that is written to get negative replies from people. Also the word for someone who writes trolls. Flame- a personal attack (insult). Spam- posting a massive number of posts within a short time period, or an excessive number of posts with little to no content. Why did my thread get locked? I didn't do anything wrong in it! If the thread has been locked it either did not promote discussion, was too obscene, or contained personal threats or information and was not promoting the community. Off topic threads are permitted as long as they promote discussion, and are not too obscene. Please use common sense when posting off topic. Can I post about choo choo trains, what I had for breakfast, and all those other mindless things in existing threads? Exercise your common sense when posting in existing threads. If you are posting just to irritate others with no sense of promoting discussion or it is completely obscene it can result in a warning and removal of the post and in extreme cases bans. What if people are not agreeing with me in my thread and are arguing against my opinion? Your opinions will be challenged by those who do not agree with them here. That is the purpose of this forum. People come here to debate, and rant about things. Can you change my title? No. You earn them by posting. Keep in mind that spamming will result in banning . Earn your title through legitimate posts. Can I have a banner under my name like yours? Banners are offered to posters that qualify please check here to see if you can get one. There is this giant thread that is very offensive on *insert name of forum here*, can you go do something about it? Only if I moderate the forum. Moderators are only given privileges to certain forums. If there is a problem, go to the offending thread and click on the 'notify moderator' button under a post. It will notify all of the mods of the forum of the problem and hopefully will be solved quickly. We WILL, however, try to get a moderator for the forum or an admin ASAP if it is a very serious situation (such as graphic porn being spammed) What exactly is this RoC thing? It is short for Rules of Conduct and can be viewed here These are the rules that all of the moderators work by. It is the basis for our actions. The rules are a little more bending here in the SnR, but that doesn't mean you can post whatever you feel. Can I have a cookie? If you are a good poster, then I'll consider giving you one. Hey! What's up with the off topic threads in this forum? In this forum, it has been decided that the amount of off topic (more commonly known as OT) threads will be limited if we feel too much non-productive stuff is being posted. YOU CAN POST OT THINGS IN THE OFF TOPIC FORUM HERE. If you have anymore questions you think should be posted here please PM me and I will add them. Thank you.