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January 1st, 2010, 9:07 PM
Research & Development Forum Rules
The ROM Hacking Research & Development forum is the place for contributing research notes and gathering suggestions in order to improve today’s ROM hacks. The research can consist of modifications to features in the games, or adding entirely new features to the game.

Posting Format
The first post should have what you’re aiming to do. It’s recommended that you write this in a short paragraph. In addition, you may include notes such as what you’ve already researched. You should also note the game(s) that you are researching and developing your idea for. You also have the option to forbid your idea from being given to another party (see rule below).

Any member may post in a development thread. You may contribute ideas, tips, scripts, or anything that may further the development or finish the project. Members may not, however, post any comments that don't contribute to the thread.

Forum Rules
All posts must follow the posting format above. In addition, threads must follow the rules detailed below. (Of course, please ensure that you follow the PokéCommunity rules as well.)

This forum is not for story/hack idea threads.
Research & Development is purely for research and developing ideas. Unless, of course, you're trying to research the most efficient story with a poll, or something.

You should have a minimum amount of knowledge before creating a thread here.
We expect that you are able to hex edit. It isn’t a requirement that when you post a idea that you specifically know how to implement it, since anyone can come up with a creative new idea, but if you post here we expect you to know the feasibility of what you want to do.

The revival limit does not apply in this forum, and you may assume control of inactive projects unless you state otherwise.
In case there is something that hasn’t been implemented and appears to be abandoned, you may take over the project (regardless of the thread’s last post). However, you can choose not to allow your idea’s rights to be transferred by stating so in the first post by of the thread. You may not assume the rights of anything in a thread you take the lead for if any statement (e.g. any copyright appended to code) expressly prohibits it.

This forum can hold finished products as a result of your research and development.
If you’ve created a document or tool that’s a result of your idea, you may choose to keep the resulting product in this forum or move the end product to its relevant forum.

Further information
If you have any questions about the rules set above, or you need assistance in setting up your thread, feel free to send a PM to the moderators or correspondents of this forum.

[css-span="color: #4f81bd; font-weight: bold; font-size: 13pt;"]Moderators and correspondents[/css-span]
Spherical Ice (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?username=Spherical Ice)
Christos (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?username=Christos)

Please keep in mind that these rules are subject to change, and while we will attempt to notify users of these changes, we advise that you check the rules whenever you can for any changes made.

Rules compiled and written by hashtag (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?username=hashtag)