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Welcome to the Saskatchewan Gaming Community!

A Guide for SaskGames Members.

About This Site
Please take a few minutes to read the threads in this board. They will give you some basic information about the site and tips on how to get the most value from the site. Important announcements about this site will always be posted in this board.
The threads are located Here
   
Meet The Members
There is a Member Introduction thread in the "Meet The Members" board where we ask all members to post a brief BIO. Your BIO can be as detailed or brief as you like. Keep in mind that the more detail you provide, the more likely it is that other members will with similar interests will feel more comfortable and contact you. We want to keep these forums friendly and welcoming; member introductions help everyone get to know the community more. This section is only available to members and guest accounts cannot access this information.
The member introduction thread is located Here

If you have created a user ID that will be hard to recognize and would like to change it to your name in order to be more easily recognized in the community, please just send a private message to the administrator. They can change how your user ID appears on the site. PM Admin

Provincial Store Directory
We would like to have all of the gaming stores in Saskatchewan represented in the store directory. We have been in contact with many store owners and they are signing up and adding their store to the directory. Each entry should have vital information about the store hours and location, including a Google Map. If you know of a store that should be represented, please let us know and we will contact them with an invitation. The store directory can be located Here

Connect to SaskGames on FaceBook
SaskGames has a Page set up on FaceBook. If you are on FaceBook it is very easy to connect. Click Here

Calendar
The Calendar link near the top of the screen will show a traditional view of a calendar along with all public venue events and any private venue events you are authorized to see. It is a great "one stop view" of all sorts of gaming events. You can click on any event to be taken directly to a thread that explains all of the details of the event along with details about attending or getting involved. The calendar can be viewed Here

Venues
It has been mentioned before, but one of the main features of this site is the Venue section. All game related events on the calendar will be tied to a venue indicating where the event is taking place. All of the public venues are open to all members. In addition to the public venues, there are many private venues which mostly represent private residences for groups of friends. These venues will NOT show up to the membership at large. You will only see these venues if one of the people hosting games at a private venue recognize your user name or somehow know you personally. They will likely then have the administrators give you access to events at their venue. Then, when you look at a calendar, you will see all public events and all private events that you are invited to attend. You can turn on event notification for any venue. Event notification will instruct the site to email you whenever a new event is added for a venue. It is an easy way to keep informed of upcoming events.

Leagues
Some games are made even more enjoyable with leagues or ladder structures. There are a few of these that have been established on the site. If you are starting a league, let an administrator know and they can work with you to set up a league structure on the site. There is a dedicated section of the website for Leagues.

Marketplace
There is a marketplace section for posting threads for items you wish to sell or even items you are looking to buy. Please keep these for game-related items only and make sure you adhere to the guidelines for posting your items. The marketplace section is located Here

Member Locations
We have added a thread for members to give their locations. We update the directory. Just another way to help people locate other gamers in their area. We encourage you to add your location. Member Locations Here

News & Resources
We really encourage members to read through and check the News & Resources section. There are a number of helpful threads and gaming guides that most members will find informative. The SaskGames team will be adding a significant amount of content to this section in the weeks ahead.
New & Resources Section located Here

Game Design Section
We have a dedicated area for Board Game Design discussions and a monthly meeting which takes place during our Chewsday Challenge event.  More information can be found Here.

Protect Your Email Address
We discourage members from posting their email address in the forums. The site is open to guest viewing and we do not want your email address harvested by a spam agency. A good way to prevent that is to use the private message system that is included on the site. If you want to post your email address, make it so it is not easily readable by a spam harvester but writing your address as JohnDoe at gmail dot com instead of JohnDoe@gmail.com

Site Rules
  • You must be 14 years of age or older to have an ID on this site. Younger members are welcome to browse the forums using default guest access.
  • First and foremost, this is a family-friendly community. Racism, foul language, and slander in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual content is not to be posted. Keep it respectful, keep it in good taste. If you have a concern with a posting or another member, please bring it to the attention of the administrator by sending a private message: PM Admin
  • Members who have been inactive for a year will be flagged as inactive and after 2 years their accounts will be automatically removed from the site. This is just to keep things clean and tidy. This is also in place to foster an active community of participating members. Browse – Post – Contribute – Enjoy.

Complaints
  • In the event a member has a complaint or problem with another member, we urge them to try to work int out privately and not in the forums. If the problem persists and you wish to escalate it to the administration team, please send a private message to the administrator: PM Admin


Registration Agreement
Here is a copy of the Registration Agreement text members acknowledged when registering...
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Welcome to SaskGames. All about playing games in Saskatchewan. Please read this agreement...

FIRSTLY: If you have a suspicious user ID or Email Address your account will be rejected and considered to be a spam account. We take a very aggressive stance on keeping the site SPAM free and family friendly. That said...

You must be 14 yrs of age or older to register a user ID for this site.

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate and we strongly recommend using your real first name as part of your username. (Helps to keep the site friendly). With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

Enjoy the site... "Life is Short; Play Games."

Final Thoughts
Most of all, get involved and have fun. Games are a very enjoyable hobby; the joy of gathering with friends to play a fun and engaging game is very rewarding. If we can get a few more people to switch off their television and engage in a fun activity around the dining room table then we have truly accomplished something!

Feel free to send a message to the Administrator with any further questions by clicking Here

Life is short; play games.
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