Posting Guidelines

First off, welcome to Takuchat!

[toc] With Takuchat, we strive towards the goal of being an open-source gaming site. What we mean by that, is that this is a website where the users are directly responsible for the content of the site. The readers are the writers. We welcome everyone to try us out. Let your opinions be heard by your fellow gamer!

With that said, we do ask that our contributors follow some very simple, lenient guidelines. That’s exactly what we’ll be covering in this page. So, here goes.

Posting

The number one thing to remember is that posting is a privilege. If you consistently abuse or ignore these guidelines, and worse spam post submissions or image uploads in any way, we reserve the right to revoke your posting privileges.

Quality

Post quality falls first and foremost on you, the author. We’ll edit, revise and correct small mistakes when able, but we can’t take the time to fix major errors in your posts. Be it punctuation, grammar or what have you. There is a very simple-to-use proofreading function built into the WordPress dashboard that will highlight the majority of errors for you. We ask that you please make use of it or before hand type your post in Word or something similar.

NSFW (Not Safe For Work)

Whether or not content you post is NSFW, is up to your own discretion. If you deem something in the post to be NSFW, the post must reflect that by including NSFW in the title. Also, we ask that you make use of NSFW tags ([ nsfw ][ /nsfw ]) to mask any questionable content. This can apply to text and images, though we’re mainly concerned about images. If you’re not sure if something would be considered NSFW, assume that it is. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Also, we will not tolerate posting pornographic images. Racy or raunchy images are acceptable, if, and only if they are properly tagged as NSFW when deemed necessary. We are not 4chan.

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Language

Coarse language is permitted, but we do not approve of insulting fellow contributors. racial, homophobic or gender based slurs will not be tolerated, nor will coarse language and insults exchanged between contributors be tolerated. Disagreements are human nature, but we can be civil about it.[/col]

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What you can post

We encourage you to post your opinions and thoughts on gaming, but you’re also welcome to post any news or opinions concerning Nerd/Otaku/Tech culture or anything you might be interested in. We use “nerd” as an umbrella term. Not just for gaming. We’re all into a wide array of hobbies and interests. Feel free to express those interests. We’d love to read about them.[/col]

Getting Help

Having said all of that, we know that posting can be intimidating and confusing at times. Especially for first-time posters. That’s why we will offer our help as much as possible. But ultimately it’s up to you to get acclimated to the posting procedures and etiquette. That’s also why we made the Posting Tutorial. Please refer to that before coming to us. We believe the best way to learn is to try for yourself. But we also realize that sometimes that doesn’t resolve the issue. *That’s why we sat up dedicated email addresses so you can easily contact us with any questions. They can be found underneath our Gamercards on the Community Profiles page. Don’t hesitate to come to us for help.* *It’s for this reason that we have a feedback form readily accessible for you to use should you ever need any assistance with site functions.* *Your WordPress profile has a built-in messaging function so you can easily get into contact with us. If you have any questions or need any help with site functions, feel free to contact us using this method.*

Community

Don’t hesitate to check out our Speakout section as well, where the conversation is always growing and evolving. Just be aware that these guidelines very much apply to Speakout as well. We welcome open discussion, but we also don’t want to alienate or disrespect each other.

So, that’s our do’s and dont’s. Nothing too demanding, right? With these guidelines in mind, come on in, speak your mind and most importantly, have fun! We certainly do.