IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PCGEN - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!
PCGen is OGL or D20 compliant as of Version 4.0.0 release on Friday Sept 13,
2002! Now our goal is to acquire permission from Wizards of the Coast Inc. for
all their non-SRD material (SRD = System Resource Document, which is based
largely on the PHB, MM, DMG, Psionics Handbook and D20 Modern Handbook). To
avoid some common hot-topics that have been beat to death, here
are some basic ground rules for posting on our yahoo board:
Because PCGEN is an e-mail community dedicated to the (but always fun)
discussion of PCGEN product, there are some ground rules which everyone
needs to follow. Please read the following document carefully, or you
will be jumped on by the soft pawed one! (that would be the Moderator).
This list is for the discussion of all aspects of the PCGEN software.
Please do not send any off-topic or otherwise unrelated posts to the
PCGEN list. Please note there is a seperate list for LST file
discussions at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp,
posts are welcome here, and a seperate list for XML discussions at
(please keep XML related posts there
Please when discussing work on LST files for products we do not have
permission for (but you are working on personally) do NOT mention the
specific details. Ask for help on "Feat foo that adds 4 to the BAB", not
"Feat xavier from <non permission source>"
Our hope is that this list will stay as a community of people willing
to share thoughts and ideas about various aspects of PCGEN; Criticism
and feedback on specific parts of PCGEN and any general issues with
PCGEN is very appropriate for this list and actively encouraged - provided
such feedback is well thought-out, rational, and promotes an open
discussion of the issue in question. Although this list is essentially
administered by those involved in the PCGEN project, posters will not be
removed from the list or blacklisted simply because they are critical of
a part of PCGEN or PCGEN in general.
An exception to this occurs in relations to trolling, flaming and
personal attacks. Simply put, trolling, flaming and personal attacks ARE NOT
tolerated on the PCGEN list. Posters who troll, flame or attack others
will be placed on REVIEW or removed from the list if such activity
continues. Wherever possible, the soft pawed one and/or other moderators
will intervene and try to nip flame wars in the bud before they spiral
out of control.
A few definitions:
Trolling: posting messages designed to draw an angry response from
those who read it
Flame: a sarcastic, biting message, which often attacks the
intelligence, education and/or perceptiveness of others and is usually designed to
draw an angry response from them
Personal attack: A negative comment in a discussion, which is directed
at/or dealing with a person or persons instead of the issue at hand.
This includes flaming publishers, whether PCGEN supports them or not.
We are not a discussion board that allows slamming of publishers, they
have their own boards for that.
Remember that everyone on the list comes from a different background.
We have engineers, lawyers, college students, and high school-age
members who post on a variety of topics. Please respect the fact that their
opinions might be different from yours and move on. Many users also
come from non english backgrounds or countries, bear this in mind when
you wish to flame them for their spelling or grammer!
In addition, please adhere to the following rules of etiquette:
1) Please refrain from using profanity and other insulting language in
your posts. This is to include starring out of letters or other forms
2) When responding to a post, make sure to quote only what is required.
In general, do not quote more than you actually contribute.
3) Do not make "me too" posts.
4) If a post begins to move off of its original topic, PLEASE GIVE IT
A NEW SUBJECT. (This is an especially important rule as the PCGEN staff
who are on the list have a limited amount of time in which to read the
messages sent to it.)
5) Please keep your sig files reasonable in length. Five to six lines
is considered reasonable.
6) Please do not post virus warnings without the prior approval of the
7) When quoting, please remove the two pages of ads that appear from
various web-based email clients.
Bryan McRoberts, merton_monk@...
Benevolent Dictator of PCGen