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Forum Guidelines

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:47 pm
by Administrator
administrator wrote:Forum Rules & Guidelines

We want every member to have an enjoyable experience and therefore expect that anyone who has an account on this forum will act in a responsible manner and have respect for their fellow users. The forum guidelines exist to help maintain a friendly and supportive atmosphere for everyone who participates in the community.

Posting Guidelines:
When posting a new topic, please select the forum that best relates to the subject matter of your topic. When posting a new topic do not use the CAPS lock. It is hard to read and is considered shouting.

Attachments & Links:
Images, material or links to images and/or material whether real, satirical or implied that are obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, or threatening in nature are not permitted on this site. Anyone who posts such images will be permanently banned.

The moderators and Admin will do their best to delete offensive images as soon as is possible.

Sigs & Avatars:
Please keep to a maximum size of 450x150 for sigs and 100x100 for avatars.

Language Guidelines:
Libellous, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, harmful, sexist, homophobic, threatening, obscene, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material will not be tolerated. Derogatory statements, direct or indirect personal attacks are strictly not permitted. Posts that are regarded as argumentative or inciting an argument will not be allowed.
The Moderators and Admin work extremely hard at keeping the forum free from such posts, however they will not be held responsible for any posts that contravene these guidelines.

Impersonating someone else:
This is unacceptable, as is adopting an inappropriate screen name (one that is vulgar, offensive, etc.) Posting under multiple usernames is also forbidden.

Swear Filters:
These are here for a reason. Attempting to by-pass them may lead to you being banned.

Non-English Threads:
Any messages written in another language will be deleted as they make the forum very hard to moderate.

PM Guidelines:
If exclusively personal contact is needed, use the Private Message system. Do not post a topic where only one member is expected to answer.
PM abuse is unacceptable and absolutely against forum rules. Please let a Moderator know immediately if this happens to you.

Copyright Guidelines:
Copyright infringement is illegal. When posting copyrighted material, please use small sections or link to the article. When posting copyrighted material please give credit to the author in your post.
Illegal download links for audio or video are strictly forbidden, and anyone posting such material, or information on how to obtain in, will be banned. If you are unsure as to whether the link you wish to post falls within this category, please contact a Moderator before posting.

Sales & Unofficial Merchandise:
Please be aware that selling unofficial merchandise is not allowed on this forum. Any other sales must be done via ebay, or a similar site. You may then post the link to your sale on this forum. This is to help protect both sellers and buyers.

Reporting Violations:
If you witness a posting that violates these terms, please report this post to a Moderator or Admin and it will be handled.
Any comments posted that violate our Guidelines are routinely removed as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close the accounts of persistent violators of these Rules of Conduct.

Consequences of Violations:
All users who register to this forum agree to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions. Changes to the rules and terms and conditions will be publicised and further posting to the forum indicates acceptance of any publicised rule. Any user who breaks the rules or terms and conditions may have their message removed.

1- If a member breaks the rules an initial warning will be given, explaining the reason for it.
2- If the member breaks the rules again a temporary ban will be given - at Admin/Moderators discretion.
3- If the member breaks the rules repeatedly a full ban will be enforced.
Severe violations may result in immediate banning (temporary or permanent as necessary).

Thank you for your support in helping make these forums a fun, safe place to visit.