Our rules are not intended to be all-inclusive or overbearing. Instead, they exist to apply minimal structure to an open atmosphere.
Connection – We desire to grow. The community continues to grow and Maker Forum exists not only to help it grow but to supply it with everything it needs and help people get the correct information.
Correction – Maker Forum mods from time to time will help to “right the ship.” We will try to always uphold the best interests of our community members.
No Hacking/Exploiting – this would include any advantage gained through the seeking out of server/client exploits.
No Racism – you are all welcome to your opinions, but you are not welcome to always voice those opinions when they are racist in intent. We all know what racism is, let’s not be those people. This rule like the one above is a zero-exception rule. Any use of racial slurs or phrases will result in immediate removal from the community. If an admin is not present during the incident, please submit an official complaint with recordings if possible.
No Foul Speech – Foul speech will be treated with a warning and then ban. If an admin is not present during the incident, please submit an official complaint with recordings if possible. Foul speech means excessive swearing and/or going out of your way to cause issues with others.
No Illegal Topics – Do not discuss or post about anything that violates US law in any of our communities.
Etiquette – While seeing the same entry-level topics may be irritating not everyone has the same level of knowledge in this hobby. Be helpful when you can and do not harass someone because they are asking basic questions.
Personal Representation – Community members will not engage within open chat/posts in arguments or accusations of any kind. If you have a problem with someone, address it with them in a private channel or seek out one of the administrators, moderators, or staff members for assistance.
Reviews – Reviews are permitted as long as they are not being shared for the sole purpose of using the community to grow their brand/channel/etc. Reviews with affiliate links MUST be approved before being shared.
Advertising – Any form of advertising (Crowdfunding Sites, Group Buys, Affiliate Links, Other Groups/Communities, YouTube Channels, etc) must be approved by a Mod. This includes ANY sales posts.
Piracy – Under NO circumstances will anyone be allowed to use the community to share/distribute/discuss software piracy or other intellectual property theft (such as sharing/trading paid STL files).
Trolling/Harassment – Trolling and targeted harassment is NOT tolerated. If someone is following you around multiple threads please let one of the mods know. They will be banned at the discretion of the mod team.
Politics – No politics in our communities.
Blocking Moderators/Admins – If you block a moderator or admin this will result in a ban.
These rules are constantly being updated and revised based on how the communities are evolving. We reserve the right to modify and/or amend them at any time with or without notification. It is your responsibility to check these rules from time to time to make sure you are aware of them.