The goal of the Waypoint Community is to be an inclusive, fun place to talk about games and other things. Waypoint is a site focused on “why we play” and that’s the common interest that brought us all here. These rules are intended to promote that environment.
Bigotry, including but not limited to discrimination or hate speech based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or any other attacks on one’s personhood, will not be tolerated. Don’t put marginalized people in the position of having to explain or defend their marginalization. It is not their job to educate you. Do your own research.
Threatening behaviour or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes taking your problems across various social platforms. Our community and its platforms are not to be used to to launch attacks on others.
Rule 3 Revised 6/22/17
Danika is available if you have any concerns on the forums. Otherwise, do not DM members of the Waypoint staff for private conversation, direct feedback, or pitches unless requested by them. There are appropriate channels to pitch your work or offer Waypoint/VICE feedback. Do not use the forums as a launching pad for your pitches.
Use content warning tags where appropriate (e.g. body horror, gore, graphic/potentially triggering subject matter in linked content etc.). We understand this is subjective and ask you to err on the side of caution. Please flag or DM a mod re: posts you think are insufficiently tagged or inappropriate. Relatedly, don’t make jokes at the expense of content/trigger warnings.
Don’t be needlessly explicit. Remember that there are minors and people who are sex repulsed in the community. Don’t “perform horny” for laughs, as there are people in the community who are not comfortable with that. This includes things like jokes about your kinks or daddy jokes.
Don’t post pirated materials or links to pirated materials. Don’t suggest you have access to pirated materials.
If you’re a creator, share your work in The Workshop. We love seeing your stuff, but we ask that you don’t make posts about the things you create as being your first and/or only posts. Please make an effort to be a member of the community and not as someone only interested in self promotion.
When posting someone else’s fan work (fanart, cosplay etc.), please do your best to source it and provide links to the creator’s social media or portfolio. If you don’t have the source, do a reverse image search to look for it. While we understand this is not always possible, we think creators being properly credited and visible is good and important.
Don’t spam: keep your dokes and jokes in the Jokes N’ Dokes category.
Remember that the games journalism community is small, our community is visible, and other personalities have been active here - act accordingly. Do not speculate on hires or personal lives of staff or personalities of this or any other site; remember, this is a person’s livelihood, not fantasy football.
In addition to the rules above, the Moderation Team and Staff reserve the right to remove a user for reasons not explicitly covered here if deemed necessary.
Rules will be noted as new or updated for any addendum to them with date of change.
- 6/22/17 - Revised Rule 3 for clarification