are one of the most popular features of DPChallenge. In order to help
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In the interest of keeping the forums orderly, the Site Council will
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on the topic.
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There is no rule 6.
When posting potentially adult
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This includes "calling out" specific comments or
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appropriate in a constructive discussion. If you disagree with
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personal attack, so use care when posting. Please note that this
includes publicly "calling out" commenters (whether by
name or not) in a hostile way.
Do not bait or provoke other
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Assume good faith. When
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poster's message was intended to be constructive and follow the
rules. It's difficult to convey facial expressions or tone of voice
over the forums, so a post that appears offensive may be well
intentioned. If you cannot assume the original poster acted in good
faith, report the post in question, and do not reply at all.
Above all, play nice.
Be aware that the above rules are not all-inclusive. If you stir up
trouble to prove a point, or engage in a pattern of disruptive
behavior, we will address your actions, even if those actions do not
violate any specific rule listed here. We will also handle any
issues not specifically covered by the rules on a case by case
If you have any
questions about these rules, please contact the Site Council for
clarification. Thank you for helping to keep the DPChallenge forums
fun and constructive!