First order of business: I've opened staff applications. In the parent forum you will find an application format. Post your actual applications in the subforum. You will only be able to see your own application. Sorry this took so long - figuring out the permissions/logistics was a pain.
Second order of business: On the matter of the domain switch, there's some technical shenanigans preventing a transfer of ownership. I'm in contact with people that are helping me fix it, but it's going to be a few more days at least. Hang tight, I'm doing everything I can.
And lastly; some ground rules for the forums. You're all kind of a well behaved community (for the most part) so these are just obligatory.
First off, we will be using an infraction "point" system. This means that when you break a rule, you'll get an infraction for a certain number of points, depending on the severity of the offense. At certain point counts, you'll face repercussions. They are as follows;
3 points: 1 day posting ban.
6 points: 1 week posting ban.
9 points: 1 month complete ban.
12 points: Permanent ban.
Points will decay on a per-infraction basis, with a default of two weeks.
Got it? Good. Let's move on to the actual rules;
Rule 1) Be respectful. (1-2 points)
Don't launch personal attacks. Don't make a post just to put somebody down. Please do not go into a salt induced berserk rage and tear into people. Refrain from insults in general. If you can't solve your disagreements respectfully, just don't post. If you feel somebody is being antagonistic, please PM a moderator/admin rather than fight back. We don't need things devolving into metaphorical fisticuffs.
Rule 2) Keep content "SFW" (or PG rated). (1-2 points)
This includes both sexually explicit and violent images/links/text/etc - posting either of those will result in an infraction. Please abstain from posting even if it's suggestive. Borderline cases will be deleted with a warning rather than an infraction, but only the first time. Repeat cases will start to earn points.
Rule 3) No spamming. (1-2 points)
Try not to repeatedly post inane, empty posts/threads. Also try to abstain from posting just to promote your own stream/product (unless there's a thread/subforum specifically for doing that.) Also, do not "bump" topics with more than one consecutive "bump". This means, every time you bump a thread, you must wait for somebody else to post in that thread before you can bump it again. When making actual contributions to a thread, please try to edit your previous post instead of making a new reply.
Rule 4) No doxxing. (3-12 points)
Doxxing means attempting to find out somebody's personal, real-life details (such as name, residence, etc) through use of their online details. Even if it's easily found, do not go searching for people's personal information, and absolutely do not post it. Infractions for this rule will always result in a ban, and how severe the offense is will determine the length of the ban.
Rule 5) Do not share illegal downloads. (6-12 points)
You can talk about emulators and emulation, but do not share illegal software, or discuss how to obtain it. Links to ROMs, torrents, etc, will be met with an immediate ban.
Rule 6) Do not avoid punishments. (12 points)
If you use an alternate account to avoid a ban, even if that ban is temporary, I will up your ban to permanent and extend it to all of your alternate accounts. Do not do this. I will know if you do.
I'll adjust/add to this as things come up later.