Stay on Topic
(a). Discussions: Select Start is a place to discuss video games and video game related things. Discussions that are off-topic to Select Start will be closed and later deleted.
(b). Comments: Comments within a discussion should be related to the original post (“OP”), however, we understand that things may naturally veer in different directions. This is generally not an issue, but if the mods feel a comment chain has reached its limit, we may give a polite notice about being off topic. Arguments over issues occurring on other channels will not be tolerated.
no self promotion
"Self-promotion" is an attempt to redirect traffic from Select Start to your personal blog, Youtube channel, Disqus channel, etc. This may also include advertising games or apps you have developed. Self-promotion will not be allowed, with two exceptions: It you are an approver contributor to this blog
Choose your word wisely
Don't be rude
Provide Sources For Content That is Not Your Own
NO SEXUAL CONTENT
Content of Discussions & Duplicate Discussion
SANCTIONS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Please be aware that comments on Select Start are automatically filtered for profanity. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will be deleted..
Personal attacks, insults with hostile intent, stalking, harassment, slander, and using offensive speech will not be tolerated. Discussions and comments with the sole purpose of antagonizing or provoking will be removed. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. This is a community intended to be friendly and open. We simply ask that you be respectful of each other and remain mindful of your audience when making jokes.
Please provide sources for content that is not your own. If you are posting a news article under “The Hub,” or if you are referencing another article or discussion in your OP, provide a link to your source. Links to illegal downloads or content are prohibited.
“Spam” is the posting of unsolicited messages, generally advertising a product or service. “Spam” can also be repetitive posting that is meant to be disruptive. Either form of spam is prohibited. Please note that accounts that post advertising spam will be banned without warning.
Discussions and comments posted in languages other than English will be removed. We apologize for the inconvenience. This rule does not apply if you are using another language to make a point or using it colloquially rather than as primary communication.
Please remember that many of our channel users may be younger, so as a rule of thumb, try to keep it “PG-13.”
(a). Content: Discussions need to provide content and talking points. Have a topic in mind that will spark a conversation, provide your opinion on a subject, and/or present questions for the community to respond to. “Lazy” discussions are frowned upon. For example: “Do you like FNAF?” is not a discussion. (Apologies to the FNAF fans.) If you are uncertain what is allowed and what isn’t, participate in the community before starting a discussion of your own. The mods reserve the right to close discussions that lack content.
(b). Duplicate Discussions: Please take a second to glance at the recent discussions before starting a new OP. If someone has already posted the same discussion within the last few days, the mods reserve the right to close duplicates.
1. Warnings, Deletions, and Bans.
Generally, you can expect a warning, and a moderator will request that you review the channel rules before any moderation action is taken. Moderation action may be taken at the mods’ discretion if a user persists in violating the channel rules after a warning is given. This may include deletion of comments. Users who continuously violate the channel rules or purposely disrupt the community may be banned from the channel.
2. Appealing Bans.
If you have been banned by a mod, you can request for the ban to be lifted by contacting the channel owner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the only form of appeal that will be considered. Discussions started on other channels will not be considered as a request to have your ban lifted. Please be aware that all appeals will be discussed by the entire moderation team before a decision is made.
If you see a rule violation, please flag the comment. Comments that are flagged do not get automatically removed. Instead, flagged comments will be marked for a moderator's review. Flagging comments allows mods to do their job more efficiently and keep the community running smoothly. Please do not flag a comment just because you disagree. If a comment is flagged for review and it is not violating a rule, the comment will be approved.