3D FORUM CODE of CONDUCT

Welcome to the 3D Martial Arts & Tactical Defense (3D) Forum, we’re very happy to have you here!

We want to make sure this forum is a positive environment for you to discuss 3D related topics, and to give us your feedback. 

To facilitate this, we ask that all members of the forum follow a set of guidelines known as the 3D Forums Code of Conduct; or CoC for short. 
 
Please remember that your fellow classmates and forum users should always be treated with respect, without exception.

 
Forums are a discussion of different opinions and ideas. We won’t always agree with each other, and that’s okay!
 
 
Respecting your fellow forum users
Discrimination and Slurs based on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender will not be tolerated.
We want the 3D forum to be a welcoming place for everyone, this means that discriminatory slurs both clear and masked in words or images are not appropriate, ever.
 
Threats
Members of our forum should feel safe to express their thoughts and opinions  without fear or intimidation. To this end, any threat of physical harm toward another forum user will not be tolerated.
 
Harassing or Defamatory Content

For the same reason, harassing, bullying or defamatory content will also not be tolerated. Throwing around insults or targeting individuals with malice, has a negative effect on everyone’s experience in the forum. Harassment takes on many forms.  if we believe that there is an intent to bully other forum users or make them feel uncomfortable in this environment, action will be taken.
 
Obscene / Vulgar or Inappropriate Language and/or Images
Some people are comfortable with all kinds of colorful language and images, others are not. We ask that our forum members remember to treat each other with courtesy, and respect. We have users of all ages. We are a child friendly forum. We do not all have the same expectations when it comes to what is acceptable. Remember that if you can’t make your point without using vulgar language, you probably don’t have a point at all.
 
Politics
Politics is a fascinating subject to discuss and debate, and as such there are many places online where people engage with this topic.
The 3D forum is not one of those places, if you want to talk politics, we recommend you find a more appropriate venue. 
 
Non-Constructive Posts: Spamming, Trolling, or Topic Bumping
These forums are an excellent tool for us to collect feedback and keep up with issues that are important to our community. Being intentionally disruptive, derailing threads, creating threads meant to intimidate, instead of discussion points and creating posts or threads intended to cause unrest in the forums are not behaviors conducive to this goal.
 

Respecting the Forum Environment

Community Managers & 3D Staff
The most frequent staff members you will see posting on the forums are the community managers and moderators. We enforce the CoC and respond to threads and posts, whether it is to address an issue or simply having fun.
 

If you don’t see us responding, it isn’t because we are ignoring you. Sometimes we don’t have a good answer, or we are looking for an answer or we cannot comment on the issue at the time.
 

We also have other work we have to do that isn’t on the forum, so if you don’t see us around, we are working on something else for you!
 
Impersonating an 3D Employee

Working for 3D is cool. Passing yourself off as an 3D employee is not. If you want to work for 3D, you can apply at the school.
 
Using words or any community team members' names in a thread topic
We understand that everyone would like 3D to read and acknowledge his or her post; however, use of such words in the subject line does not help the threads visibility. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject. Threads violating this guideline are subject to be closed or deleted.
 
Posting in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, and/or non-standard symbols, etc. We ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Making your thread title relevant to the post subject makes collecting your feedback easier for the community team. Threads violating this guideline are subject to be closed or deleted.
 
 
Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

To maintain the environment of the forum, it’s absolutely necessary that the moderator(s) are able to do their job effectively. To facilitate this, any discussion of disciplinary action or moderation is not allowed, and circumventing suspensions by posting on another account or having another user post on your behalf is also not allowed. This includes posting any chat logs or email correspondence between a student, moderator, administrator, or any member of the 3D staff.
 

In addition, abusing the report feature makes it more difficult for the moderator to maintain the environment of the forum and as such will result in disciplinary action.
 
Creating Duplicate Threads
Forums can be a great platform for open discussions, and we want all the people interested in a topic to be able to engage with it in a meaningful way. One way to facilitate this is to use the search feature before creating a new thread. You can imagine what would happen to the forum if everyone created their own thread for every popular topic.
 

If all comments about a particular issue are in one place, it makes it much easier for us to collate and act on any feedback. Creating multiple threads on the same topic does not make it more likely that your post will be seen, it does make it more likely you will irritate and confuse your fellow forum users. If a user creates multiple threads with the intention of drawing attention away from other threads, disciplinary action will be taken.
This general rule also applies to abuse of formatting options, or any other manner of attempt to artificially draw attention to any post.
 
Be Smart

Distribution of Personal Information
The release or distribution of a forum members personal information without their permission, or consent is prohibited.

 
Discussing Disciplinary Actions
The 3D forum is not the place to discuss disciplinary actions taken on a member/account, including your own. Please refrain from creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a member/account on the forum… including email correspondence.


If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact: info@3dmatd, and we will  provide assistance with restoring access to the account.
  
Illegal Activities
The 3D Forum is not a place for discussing illegal activity, and you may not violate any local, state, national or international laws or regulations. We recommend you don’t violate these laws anywhere at all, ever.
 
Advertising
This forum is not to be used for inappropriate or fraudulent advertising. This includes businesses, organizations, or websites deemed inappropriate.  Do not post links on this forum. Users, for your safety; do not click on links posted in this forum unless you are sure of their safety. 3D cannot be responsible for malware or links that contain viruses. 
 
Thank You for Your Time
Thank you for taking the time to read the CoC! This forum should always be treated as an environment where everyone can feel comfortable. This CoC is intended to be a set of guidelines that help create and maintain that environment, not a definitive list of every eventuality we may need to take action on.
If you’re unsure how these guidelines affect you, please email any questions to info@3dmatd.com
 
SmallPrint
Any 3D school suspension or ban will be duplicated in the forum. 3D reserves the right to suspend your access to the forum, at any time, for reasons that include, but are not limited to, your failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.

3D and its Community Team also reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis, and have full discretion when addressing any behavior that they determine is inappropriate. Any finalized decision may be based on the offending posters full history on the 3D forum. Should you wish to discuss any disciplinary measures against your account, you can email info@3dmatd.com

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