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Hello fellow lorehounds!

I wish to discuss the FSR of the new Lore forum. To be short, there are none. This makes it kind of a dumpsite for various threads: speculation (damn that FGU heritage!), 6th Age events, discussion of podcasts, god advertising or ''My god isn't as bad as he looks!'' threads, lore suggestions (new and existing) and even joke threads like how Armadyl tastes likes when cooked (no kidding that is an actual thread!).

We don't want that forum to become a clutter of randomness that contains the word 'lore', hence why FSR are very important. So I want to list up what I expect to belong and doesn't belong in the Lore forum. There is room for change.

First, what belongs in RuneScape Lore Discussion? Well everything lore-related! This includes general, recent, future, existing and suggested (with a condition, see further) lore.

What belongs in the Lore forum:
- Speculation of lore based upon various sources in-game (like books) as well out-game (forums, novels and podcasts).
- Discussion of existing lore (duh!).
- Suggestions of new lore based upon existing lore. So for instant suggesting a background for Brassica Prime is fine, coming up with a Brissica Primus as the wife of Brassica Prime does not. Fictitious lore needs to be clearly mentioned to distinguish between speculation and suggestion.
- God-related threads, so long as the discussion pertains solely to the confirmed, in-game canon of the god in question. Likewise, the discussion should be constructive in nature.
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

24-Aug-2013 16:22:18 - Last edited on 20-Nov-2013 09:31:40 by [#283U6XRSI]

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What doesn't belong in the Lore forum:
- Speculation and discussion of non-lore related aspects of the game, such as game updates. This includes game updates who do contain lore but isn't discussed in the thread (for instant boss mechanics). Those belong in FGU, RGU or EGC.
- Baseless speculation and wild rumouring.
- Suggestions of entirely new lore that has no foundation in the current lore. For instant, you cannot suggest entirely new gods. That belongs in NGC-S.
- God-related threads that are aimed for the sole purpose to recruit or to RP. This includes threads discussing your personal allegiance. Threads that only list people supporting a faction belongs in General.
- Opinionated threads should have as aim to discuss (disputable) lore. They cannot be aimed at certain players or discuss the opinion of other players. They cannot aim to recruit or convince, or to damage other factions. They should be open for discussion.
- World Events threads, they belong in their respective forum.
- Friend chats or clans that are lore-related. They belong in the Clan section.

Of course some general things:
- New lore that is less than a week old needs to have a spoiler warning. The thread title cannot refer to the new lore. This is not obligated but a sign of respect.
- Threads aimed to defame or ridicule god factions or its players will be locked. Heavy-loaded terms like evil, genocide, tyrant, child murderer, etc that invoke bashing and flaming should be avoided.
- All threads should be serious and discussable, no jokes.
- Threads aimed to troll or confuse people by pretending to be discussing existing lore while it is self-made will be locked.
- While tempting, using RL politics or events to prove a point leads to heavy reactions. So no RL stuff.
- Threads should contain lore (duh!).
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

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Feel free to discuss the list I've made, suggest alternative lists or discuss rules in general of this forum. Together we can shape the FSR of this forum! I want to emphasize this a new forum and nothing is set into stone yet. This doesn't need to be the copy of FGU.

Let the discussion begin!



On-going discussions:

Community threads, yes or no? Should we allow threads directed at the lorehound community or should it be exceptional (like this thread)? Should this forum be strictly about lore and nothing else?

God factions, a curse? The recent commotion about the "God X is Evil" threads made the community wonder about the placement of such factional threads in the Lore forum. God lore is so dominant it bumps off everything else. Should the forum be split up in a God Lore and Non-God Lore forum?
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

24-Aug-2013 16:22:38 - Last edited on 23-Dec-2013 14:59:24 by [#283U6XRSI]

Balustan

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My rule set would be something like this.

What should be posted:

Discussions about existing lore and lore inconsistencies.
Future lore based on evidence found in existing lore or backgrounds on areas or characters that are easily conceivable within existing lore.
Speculation on lore discussed out of game.

What should not be posted:

Threads solely designed to assign people to support lists.
Threads that are for role play rather than lore discussion.
Threads suggesting entirely new lore or speculation without evidence.
Joke threads.
Threads made upon the basis of gameplay mechanics rather than lore.
Discussions about updates as a whole rather than just the lore of an update.
Threads about lore clans.
World Event threads.

Then we have the general stuff for all forums.

Lore is a topic of discussion mainly and while we can have a laugh and a joke about something it should not be the basis of a thread etc.
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24-Aug-2013 16:45:52

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Hello

It is best to have such a discussion in its respective forum so I've moved this to the Lore forum. I've also stickied it so that it is easier for the Lore folk to find.

Thank you for taking the initiative on creating forum specific rules for Lore. :)
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24-Aug-2013 17:09:32 - Last edited on 24-Aug-2013 17:11:50 by Twillow

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Twillow said:
Hello

It is best to have such a discussion in its respective forum so I've moved this to the Lore forum. I've also stickied it so that it is easier for the Lore folk to find.

Thank you for taking the initiative on creating forum specific rules for Lore. :)

Thanks for moving and sticking! I wasn't sure and normally such discussion takes place in Website & Forums.



~ There must be
Tranquillity
and
Conflict
,
Liberty
and
Control
,
Order
and
Chaos
,
Collectivity
and
Individuality
, there must be...
Balance
! Join the 9th faction: Guthix! ~
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

24-Aug-2013 17:25:11

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@ Balustan

Thanks for your contribution! I'll add the World Events part.

I wonder how much tolerance we should have for newly suggested lore & quests. To apply in your case, shouldn't a quest suggestion that brings back Zaros belong here rather than NGC-S? Another example, a story how Bandos achieved godhood and explaining his current and past actions, doesn't that belong here?

I totally agree, jokes are nice to have a quick laughter but hardly have any discussion value.



~ There must be
Tranquillity
and
Conflict
,
Liberty
and
Control
,
Order
and
Chaos
,
Collectivity
and
Individuality
, there must be...
Balance
! Join the 9th faction: Guthix! ~
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

24-Aug-2013 17:28:07 - Last edited on 24-Aug-2013 17:33:46 by [#283U6XRSI]

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Kurai Haruna said:
A Sticky for the rules that should be made above already...
Ah well, who gives a sh*t about that, congrats on a Sticky! :D

Thanks :).



~ There must be
Tranquillity
and
Conflict
,
Liberty
and
Control
,
Order
and
Chaos
,
Collectivity
and
Individuality
, there must be...
Balance
! Join the 9th faction: Guthix! ~
~ There must be Tranquillity and Conflict, Liberty and Control, Order and Chaos, Collectivity and Individuality, there must be... Balance! ~

24-Aug-2013 17:34:52

Balustan

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Well this forum is not about quests but lore. A quest forum exists. Also if we allow people to come up with a full backstory on a character but there is no basis to it other than this character exists they could add all sorts of stuff.
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24-Aug-2013 17:56:15

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