These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on The Warp Storm. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive environment for all of our community members and visitors.
These rules are not exhaustive, and supplemental forum rules topics can be found within those forums. These are subject to change at any time and without warning, but where possible notice of changes will be given in the form of a board notification sent to all members. Where possible infractions of new rules will be dealt with in a manner that takes those circumstances into account.
That said, The Warp Storm staff team reserve the right to take action where and in a manner that it sees fit. If you have a concern or a question regarding a rule or a ruling made, please contact one of the team.
Last updated: 12th Feb, 2021
The most important rule #
Be nice! It's really that simple. Thanks! =]
Stay on topic #
The Warp Storm is a place of discussion, and as such we understand that conversations will often drift away from their starting point. We ask however that members try to stay on-topic while using the forums so that topics don't become messy and confusing.
In the event that a topic strays from the original purpose staff might suggest that a new topic be created to continue the discussion, and can split posts from the original topic to do so.
This one should be fairly obvious. Nothing illegal, nothing copyrighted, nothing that will get you (or us) into trouble. Feel free to read the Games Workshop IP Policy here.
Mind your manners! #
This forum is open to people of all ages and as so we ask that members conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The last thing we want is somebody excited about the hobby being refused access because their guardians don't like seeing bad language everywhere (starring words out isn't a way around this!)
While we don't like to censor where it's possible to avoid doing so, by asking people to keep things clean we can help make sure that the forum is as accessible as possible to everyone interested in sharing and learning about the hobby.
As a general rule of thumb pretending the board carries a PG13 sticker is probably about right.
Language & clear communication #
Members of The Warp Storm can and do come from all over the world and it is our intention that the content here is accessible to as many people as possible. For this reason we ask that all posts made are in English, without the use of 'chat speak' or other shorthand/abbreviations that may be confusing for some users. Use of foreign languages or potentially unclear forms of typing not only make messages more difficult to read, but it also makes it more difficult for the staff to ensure that all is as it should be.
Despite the above we do understand that English is not everybody's first language and that even native speakers may not write perfect English - that's absolutely fine! This is a hobby community, not a classroom! However we do ask that you try your best, and if something isn't clear that you are polite and respectful in approaching the situation.
We don't really like it. Please try to make sure your posts have some kind of content, and are in the right area of the board. If you are unsure where to post you are always welcome to ask one of the team.
No recasters! #
Posts discussing manufacturers who recast official models (even just by name) from any range are not allowed. These companies are breaking the law by selling IP that does not belong to them, and as such we do not allow it here.
This rule also covers STL files or 3D prints that are direct recreations of copyrighted material.
Referral & affiliate codes #
While we're happy for you to share referral codes, we ask that you keep them to your profile signature, and are not linked in your posts.
Conversely, we do not allow the use of affiliate links. The Warp Storm uses affiliate links to help pay for its hosting, and so we ask that you don't post links which may stop our own from working.
Account Security #
Keeping your account secure is both very important, and also the responsibility of individual members. The Warp Storm uses phpBB software which is, in theory, relatively secure. However an easy to guess or reused password may make it easier for a third party to access your account. We recommend using strong passwords (upper and lower case, numbers and symbols) that are unique for both your forum account and associated email account. Services such as 1Password can help with this.
In the event that a member account is compromised, The Warp Storm makes no promises that the account can or will be recovered or returned to its rightful owner.