What I’m Doing This Summer Forum Rules and Guidelines
Welcome to the What I’m Doing This Summer! The What I’m Doing This Summer is intended for discussing all things related to your summertime activities and trips. These can be things you’ve already done or things you’re planning to do. As a member, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the forum's rules before posting. Posting in this forum implies that you read and understand the rules and guidelines and that you accept responsibility for the appropriateness of your thread or post.
Flaming & trolling. Posts directed at another member which are hateful, abusive, or intentionally inflammatory are considered flaming. Making intentionally inflammatory or provocative posts to incite responses from other members is considered trolling.
Spam. Posts that are gibberish, off-topic, contain advertisements or begging, or have low or no content are considered spam. Please ensure that your posts are on topic and contain an appropriate amount of discussable content.
Sexually explicit content. Posting, requesting, distributing, or offering sexually explicit material is not permitted anywhere on Gaia. Sexually explicit content includes explicit photographs, text, artwork, video, or cybersex conversations.
Terms of Service violations may result in a warning or a ban on your account.
If you find Terms of Service violations, or threads that may need moved to a different forum, please use an appropriate report. The procedures for doing so can be found here.
You can find online moderators by following the "View Forum Moderators" link at the top of the forum. Gaia Staff will NEVER ask for your password! If anyone asks you for your password, report it.
Rules & Guidelines for Posting in What I’m Doing This Summer
Topics Appropriate for the What I’m Doing This Summer forum:
Topics related to your discussing all things related to your summertime activities and trips. These can be things you’ve already done or things you’re planning to do. This is purposefully being left open to generate interest and allowing for discussion.
Anti-What I’m Doing This Summer topics or ones criticizing them ARE allowed; however posting topics that mostly insult people or things that people are doing this summer, etc, or that are overly abusive with very little real discussion content, are not allowed as they are considered trolling.
Topics NOT Appropriate for the What I’m Doing This Summer forum:
Threads composed of a picture, or a link, or a poll, or a single question with a one-word answer are not enough to count as a meaningful topic. These are considered "low-content" and can result in a warning. Keep the low-content threads in the Chatterbox forum.
Threads that do not relate to What I’m Doing This Summer.
How to Report Abuse of the report system will result in a warning or ban of your account.
Report a Post
Use the button when an individual post in a topic contains inappropriate content.
Reasons to Report a Post:
The content of the post violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.
The content of the post is off-topic.
The member who made the post has a signature which violates the rules.
Report a Topic
Use the Report this Topic button at the bottom of the page when a topic is not appropriate for the forum.
Reasons to Report a Topic:
The topic violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.
The topic is in the wrong forum and should be moved to a more appropriate forum.
If you need to contact a moderator via Private Message, please use the "View Forum Moderator" link at the top of this forum to find a moderator.
Report Hacking, Scamming or Abuse & Harassment?
The Hacking, Scamming and Abuse or Harassment report forms can be found at the bottom of the forum index. When submitting a report, ensure that you fill out all fields and include as much relevant information as possible.
Report A Hacking
Use this form to report a Hacking. Hacking, on Gaia Online, refers to the unauthorized access of an account by someone other than the account owner. In most typical hacking cases, an unauthorized person enters an account which does not belong to him or her and takes items or gold from the account, often changing the account information so that the original owner can no longer access his or her account.
Report A Scamming
Use this form to report a Scamming. Scamming is when another member of Gaia takes your gold or items, or tries to take your gold or items, by making false promises of giving you rare items, get-rich-quick schemes, or by any other deceptive means. Scamming generally involves a situation in which two members of Gaia make an arrangement to trade gold, items, or a Gaia approved service (e.g. avatar art commission) with each other and then one of the parties involved in the arrangement fails to live up to his or her promise of an exchange.
Report Abuse or Harassment
Use this form to report ongoing Abuse or Harassment. If you are reporting harassment or abuse that is occurring directly in a thread, please use the "Report This Post" button instead.