It seems that there is some confusion around what the rules are on this forum, how they're enforced, and how the forum is moderated, so I thought I'd just clear this up a bit.
We've had forum rules on GOG for a long time - if you need to refresh your memory, they're here: https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/212182929-What-are-the-house-rules-Code-of-Conduct-for-posting-on-the-website
. These rules will possibly be undergoing some change in the near future, however, they are solid as they stand as of now, so please do follow them. If you have any questions or need any clarification, please let me know.
Remember that if you fail or intentionally choose to not adhere to those rules, this behaviour might result in a forum ban (after a warning, of course).
As for threads that are likely to cause uproar or are the kinds of threads that would, in the past, lead to many a forum rule being broken - those will be closely monitored, any posts breaking the forum rules will be removed - and their authors contacted. If the authors of those posts intentionally make themselves hard to get in touch with, the thread might be closed until those users have made contact themselves or responded to their warning(s).
By no means do I want to discourage discussions on those forums, but there are things that should and will not be tolerated, so please do take this into account while posting.
Now that we know we have (new) rules, that they apply retroactively and that failure to reply or comply to moderation's warning will ends up with our user account removed (games licences/ownership included) i have a few questions:
1) Where/how i would have to send a request to use one's rights of access, modification and/or suppression regarding any part of one's entire personal datas handled by GOG.com according to the Rulings N°2016/679 of EU parliament and council from April the 26th 2016 ? (which is in fact only a unification of already existing rulings regarding various member states' "Commissions for computing and freedom")
2) What is the time delay that is decided/set by the moderation for a user to comply or reply to warnings, before it is considered as failure to do so: 1 hour ? 6 hours ? 12 hours ? 1 day ? 2 days ? Calendar days or opened days ?
3) Given the unconvenient lack of features of current forum engine (compared to existing board systems even by the time of GOG's launch out of beta some 10 years ago) is there a reliable way for a given user to manage to find back each and every message posted with his own account for possible proactive review, modification or deletion ?
Can the tech support profide on demand a list of links to participated/contributed threads and post numbers ? (as direct post link can fail due to other users missing posts)
4) Regarding civil case, is GOG.com liable under customer's home law and court, and/or European scaled ones ? (...and penal case too, in fact)
5) How does moderation plan to react regarding users who would keep a public fair face but use alts to post questionable/objectionable contents, messages and/or private messages ?
6) Is there any warranty from moderation to prevent being used by willingly malevolent user/group of users to target, harrass (and ultimately also strip off one's library) a GOG user, from their own main account and/or alt accounts ?
7) how are we supposed to deal with conflictual rules (such as "search/look first for relevant thread that already exists" and "dont necro old threads back") ?
Thank for additional insights and answers from appropriate GOG's staff members regarding those questions.
(PS: use of masculine pronouns/words here are only made within usual grammar rules and/or for the sake of genericness, and not by any possible mean as a willing intend to offend any possible user)