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PostSubject: Forums Official Rules   Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:45 am

*Please note
Anyone break the rules will be banned or warned.
•Using vulgar, profane, or sexually explicit language. Attempts to evade the swear filter (by intentionally misspelling, using 1337-speak, or partially censoring swear words, for example) will result in a particularly harsh penalty. This includes posting pictures with uncensored profanity.
•Swearing in code (e.g. spelling out words making each letter the first letter of a word), or swearing in foreign languages.
•Using race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, disability, nationality, forum join date, or gender as a means of insult
•Using threatening, harassing, defamatory, hate-speech, or libelous language
•Posting or requesting links to (or material from) pornographic, obscene, illegal, or hate-speech web sites
•Posting links to web sites with potentially offensive content without a clear warning
•Descriptions or details about any sexual acts or sexual organs.
•Posting links to illegal software or providing sites, keys, warez, cracks, keygens downloads, etc.General discussion on where to obtain such is still allowed, so long as no specific details are provided.
•Plotting the spamming/raiding of another forum/website/message board

FLAMING (INSULTING OTHER USERS)


Posts clearly insulting other board members, directly or indirectly, are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
•Name-calling ("You\'re an idiot", "You moron")
•Direct insults ("Screw you")
•Offensive orders ("Go kill yourself")
•Insinuations ("Are you stupid or something?") or insults toward family members ("Your mom...")
•Hit lists
In addition, do NOT flame "newbs." Treat them the way you\'d want to be treated.

TROLLING (INCITING FLAMES)


Posts intended solely to annoy or offend other posters by going against the clear nature of a board or topic is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
•Provoking other users to respond with flames
•Making misleading topic titles
•Asking obviously useless questions
•Posting false information as fact
•"Spoof" Threads
•Informing users that you have reported their post
•Flooding with the intent of disrupting forum activities
•Posting only for the sake of informing other users that they are on your ignore list

SPAMMING


Posts that do not contribute to forum discussions or distract from ease of reading are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
•Posts that clearly advertise a service or product
•Repeated web site advertisements
•Scams, chain letters, and pyramid schemes
•Posting links to games like "OUTWAR".
•References to "The Game".
•Posting one or few worded posts
•Posting multiple messages in succession. (use the EDIT button to add to your post)
•Off-topic posting
•A post that contains no real words (exclusively random symbols, emoticons, 1337-speak, etc)
•A post simply telling someone that their post is spam (it is spam itself)
•A post telling someone their post is breaking the forum rules (report the post to the moderators instead)
•Posting to ask a question that could be answered by a simple google search
•Posting "+1 Post" "postcount +1" or similar.
•"Parroting" another user (posting the same thing/similar as another user above) – This includes quoting their post and posting “I agree” or similar.

DISRUPTIVE POSTING


Posts that disrupt the message boards for other users are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
•Utilizing any form of bot/script/automated process to post repeatedly on the fourm
•Posts with large spacing
•"Bumping" older topics (posting in them well after the last post - 2 weeks as a general guide)
•Deleting and reposting the same (or similar) things.
•Posting multiple, identical, or near-identical messages or topics, including "fad" topics
•Intentionally hard-to-read topic titles (i.e. ALL CAPS, ToGgLeD cApS, no spaces, no or excessive punctuation, 1337 speak, etc.)
•Posting multiple, hard-to-read messages in a single (or multiple) topics
•Posting (either in a thread or in your signature) autoplaying flash/videos with sounds. Any source of audio must have a "play" button – INCLUDING SPAMMERLAND.
•Posts requesting moderator action e.g. "Request Lock" (Use the post report button)
•Posting in ‘Adbot’ Threads (Scam threads/advertising threads, etc) – Please report the post to the moderators and move on.

IMPERSONATION


Users will be immediately banned (along with any associated accounts) for impersonating other boards users by creating and/or using a message board account with a name clearly intended to impersonate, mock, or antagonize another user, or otherwise falsely claim to be another message board member. Anyone found using the avatar and/or signature of a moderator/administrator after being given a light reminder via PM will be given a warning. His/her avatar/signature will be automatically removed as well.

Please be respectful to the other members.
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