DDR Freak Policies /

Rights and Responsibilities of being a DDR Freak Member

by God of Cookery

Over the past few months, DDRfreak.com has grown leaps and bounds, and has undergone many changes. Some people have left, some people are still around, and many new people have joined as well. It's a testament to how popular this game really is, and having a place where fellow players can communicate with each other not only helps people meet new friends and colleagues, but has helped this page flourish from day one. No longer is this a small, Northern California based establishment; it has grown to become a regionally covered and internationally televised giant, averaging 25,000 hits a day. It's come quite a long way since its inception, and both old and new members should appreciate what the page has become today.

First of all, it's common knowledge that everyone can come and go as they please. There is no special procedure to "join" DDRfreak; once you visit the site and start posting you've already become a member.

However, there are certain rights and responsibilities that come with being a DDRfreak member, and these should be taken into consideration. It's great to be a part of this organization, but there are certain things you should be mindful of.

I notice a lot of people have ddrfreak.com t-shirts these days. Some have black shirts, some have white ones. One thing to take into account when you're wearing a DDRfreak.com t-shirt though is that when you put that shirt on, it's not an elitist flag that you can hang over other DDR players. All it really makes you is a walking advertisement for the webpage itself. What it does mean though is that you are representing everything that the DDRfreak.com stands for, and what you do while wearing that shirt reflects on all the other members of this establishment. For example:

  • If you were to push a kid off a DDR machine, laugh at him, and then steal his turn, you're doing it as a part of DDRfreak. The kid probably wont know who you are or know what your name is, but chances are he or she will know you as "one of those guys in the DDRfreak shirts", and that will have an impact on how he or she looks at other members of DDRfreak.
  • If you were to go onto another website or BBS, or come in contact with a mailing list or newsgroup and tell them you are a member of DDRfreak, then proceed to start flaming and talking all kinds of trash, it will affect the people on those BBSes or newsgroups, and how they think of the rest of DDRfreak.

Basically, what i'm trying to say is this: as a DDRfreak member, what you say and do can have a negative impact on what people think of the rest of us. It doesn't, and shouldn't matter what you do on your own free time, but when you're doing something as a member of DDRfreak, please act responsibly. What you do can and will have an affect on everyone else. DDRfreak isn't about flamers, trash talkers, assholes, elitists, god like freestylers/scorers, or higher-than-thou types. It's just about a group of average people who all have a common interest in this game and the things that encompass it.

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