dp4m's Rules of the Jedi Council Forums

Discussion in 'FanForce Communications' started by Dark_Lady_Jada, Jul 15, 2005.

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  1. Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Grand Master

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    Recently dp4m compiled a draft of all the "unwritten" rules of the TOS and he posted them in JCC Communications. I'm wondering if FF is going to be also adopting these and using them. I think dp4m did a great job and they are most helpful to the FF also.

    TheForce.net Rules for the Jedi Council Forums

    Rules of the Forums

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  2. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    We're working on FF rules with the MS and in the OFH.
  3. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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  4. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Nah not more, just written down in one place :p
  5. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    We are hoping that we can get a generic set of rules that are board-wide, then a second set which are JC and FF-specific. Those are the board-wide rules as they stand right now, the specific differences are being worked on.
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