I don’t foresee any problems as everybody has comported themselves extremely well during the time I have been frequenting the game threads but, please keep these guidelines in mind when posting in current threads, or creating new threads. We do have a lot of games already, so please use your common sense.
A - THE BASICS:
1) Search through the forum and see what threads are in place already. There are only three pages of threads so it's not hard work. You can look at the next posts to see some of the separate game thread rules and intentions.
2) Don't create threads that revolve around you. Those threads always end up dying or move at an extremely slow pace. If people have to wait for the thread creator to post, it won't be very popular, and it just crowds the forum.
3) Try to keep the games Tolkien or LoTR related. This is after all a Tolkien/LoTR fansite. Although non-Tolkien based games where you get to know people better are fine.
4) The majority of games have some kind of a chain, those are the ones that are usually popular in this forum. Random games usually die out, and/or are too spammy. Again, please use your common sense.
5) If you are going to post a thread about LoTR video/console/board/card games, PLEASE, PLEASE post it in the sub-forum. And if you are asking for help with a game, don't start a new thread. You should also check out the Roleplaying Forum for threads that may be of assistance to you.
6) You don't have to PM a moderator to start a new thread, but you can do so if you like.
KEEP IN MIND
Mods will close and restart a thread when it reaches over 700 posts in order to shorten the number of posts each thread has. We will try our best to maintain continuity between the old and new threads.
Your post count will go down if you post in any of the threads that are closed and opened in a new part. Basically if you're an avid poster in this forum, you post count will go down periodically.
AFTER YOU’VE READ THE BASICS:
1) Read the Site Forum rules, please!
Different forums may have different rules, but when it boils down to it, it's all the same. So please read them! Anything rude, offensive, hateful or inappropriate will be dealt with immediately!
2) If you aren't sure whether there is a game thread similar to one you want to start, use the search module. If you can't find anything, and still aren't sure whether to post or not, you can PM the Forum mod (me). For sheer courtesy, PLEASE post a video, console, board, pc game thread in the sub-forum! If that thread happens to have cheats, inform other members that there are cheats but putting it in your thread title.
3) If you are going to post pictures in the Console/Computer/Board Games forum, remember that pictures must be resized to a maximum of 500x500 pixels.
4) Try and keep the games limited to Tolkien’s work, including The Hobbit, LoTR, etc. (collectively referred to as the Tolkienverse). Games where you get to know another member better are fine. But don't get carried away, and don't create pointless game threads that can be considered spamming. People just get sick of it after a while and it lowers the forum quality. If one of your threads was closed and you want to know why, you can PM the mod of this forum.
Rule 5) modified - January 17, 2015
5) Don't get carried away. I know the Games Forum is fun, but please don't "machine gun" post: a gap of 10 minutes
should be observed in each of the threads during high-traffic periods so that everyone has the opportunity to play the games. At other times, I would ask that you use your discretion and ensure that 'competitions' do not evolve in which you and one, or several other members, post rapidly to see who can beat the other, etc, etc.; or run up your total number of posts. Remember, the mods have to read your posts, and it drives other members away.
Feel free to PM me (Evil~Shieldmaiden) if you have any questions.