Team Discussions: Rules and Thread Requirements
Team Discussions: Rules and Thread Requirements
Welcome to the Team Discussions forum. This section is for hackers to band together and create teams of hackers to collaborate on hack projects. Please note that this section is not for showcasing hacks. If you want to make a thread for your hack, please post it in the Hacks Showcase forum or one of its subsections.
This forum is bound to rules that are set by the global PokéCommunity rules.
By posting in this forum, you agree that your posts meet rules set in the PokéCommunity global rules as well as the rules set from here on. All global rules apply here unless stated otherwise. Please note that infractions from the global rules also apply here.
Rules for team threads and posts
Forum linking is strictly prohibited
As stated in the global PokéCommunity rules, linking to other forums is not allowed. If your team has its own forum, please do not link to or advertise the forum unless it is relevant to the conversation.
This forum contains a revival exception.
The revival period for threads in this forum is set to sixty (60) days. This is approximately two months.
Each member may only have one team
You are only allowed to host one team at a time. If you would like to start a new team, you must have the thread for your previous team closed before your new thread will be approved. Please note that this does not mean that you can not join more than one team. You can join as many teams as you like; you are only prohibited from creating threads for more than one team.
All threads in the Team Discussions forum are under moderation. This means that after submitting your thread, you will have to wait for a moderator to approve your thread before it will be displayed. Please do not submit your thread more than once. It may take a moderator up to 24 hours to tend to your thread. You may only contact a moderator about your thread's approval status after 24 hours have passed. Doing so earlier will likely increase the waiting time before your thread is approved.
Required information for team threads
You must have been a member for 3 months to post a thread
In order to create a team thread, you must have been a member of The PokéCommunity for more than three (3) months. This is to ensure that new hackers try things out for themselves before immediately trying to recruit others to do work for them. Please note that this rule does not apply to the act of joining a team. You may apply for any team you'd like, regardless of how long you've been a member of PC.
Exception: If you can prove that you are not a new hacker, however you are simply new to PC, then you may post a thread. Contact a moderator before hand to let them know.
Your team must have some sort of identification to separate it from the other teams in this section. Make sure that the name is in both the thread title and the first post.
Your thread must have an introduction and it must be reasonably lengthy. A moderator will not hesitate to delete an unapproved thread if its introduction is deemed skimpy. When writing an introduction, ask yourself: "why am I making this team?" Your introduction should answer that question and you should aim to convince people to join your team.
PLEASE NOTE: A hack's storyline does not count as an introduction. The introduction is for the team itself; as such, the story of the hack can go in the hack's own thread. So, repeating for emphasis: please don't post a storyline as an introduction, as it will not count.
Also, remember to keep those intros reasonably lengthy. Too skimpy and it won't be approved.
You must include a form that prospective members will fill out when applying for your team. Possible items on the form include (but are not limited to): Skill(s), Proof of Work, Past Experience, Contact Information, Time Zone, etc.
Current team members
It is required that you include a list of the current members of your team and that you continually update the list. Optionally, you may state the role of each member of the team (scripter, mapper, etc.).
Finally, it is necessary to have a list of the projects that your team is working on. Please include a short paragraph about each project (with story and/or feature details) and, if applicable, a link to the project's thread.
Have a question that wasn't addressed in this thread? Don't hesitate to contact the Emulation moderator:
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