The Site Rules & Information (edited IV)

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The Site Rules & Information (edited IV)

Post by Ratchet_Expert on January 13th 2009, 18:21

Most commonly broken rules:
The rules in short (the ones most broken):


Disruptive Posting (aka Spam)
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Behavior that disrupts the Service for other users, intentional or not, are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
-messages or topic titles that force browsers to scroll horizontally
-large blank or content-free messages
-"bumping" multiple older topics (posting in them well after the last post)
-posting multiple identical or near-identical messages or topics, including "fad" posts or topics
-intentionally hard-to-read topic titles or posts (i.e. ALL CAPS, AlTeRnAtE cApS, no spaces, no or excessive punctuation)
-posting multiple hard-to-read or nonsensical messages in a single or multiple topics
-quoting more than two other posts in a message

Offensive Material
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Users may not transmit or encourage others to transmit material or links to material considered patently offensive in nature. This includes, but is not limited to
-using vulgar, profane, or sexually explicit language
-using race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, handicap, nationality, or gender as a means of insult
-using threatening, harassing, defamatory, hate-speech, or libelous language
-posting, requesting, or otherwise sharing material considered pornographic, obscene, graphic, or hate speech.

Trolling (Inciting flames)
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Messages intended solely to annoy and/or offend other users by going against the clear nature of a board, topic or chat room are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to
-provoking other users to respond with flames
-provoking fans of a particular system or game, especially on boards or topics dedicated to that system or game
-making misleading topic titles
-asking obviously useless questions
-posting false information as fact.

In short...before you post, ask yourself these questions:

Before you post: Before posting, please ask yourself the following question: "Am I making a post which is either funny, informative, or interesting on any level?"
-If you can answer "yes" to this, then please post. If you cannot, then refrain from posting.

Before you reply: Before replying, please ask yourself the following question: "Does my reply offer any significant advice or help contribute to the conversation in any fashion?"
-If you can answer "yes" to this, then please reply. If you cannot, then refrain from replying.


Warez(Illegal) Material
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Members caught talking about warez/illegal will be severely punished by being banned from this site. This includes, but is not limited to:
-giving out game serials and/or cracks that are used to activate pirated games as if they were legal
-giving out links that contain illegal files (full games, non-freeware)
-posting trainers, unlockers, fixes that are infected with viruses, keyloggers

Avatars & Signatures Restrictions
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Although avatars allowed for all members, images in signatures will be limited to founders and moderators, at least for now.
Avatar size:
80 x 165
Width x Length
Signature size:
?? x ??

Information:
The current information have been added to the Site FAQ <-Clickable
If you have any suggestions for the Site FAQ, please inform me of your opinion.


Last edited by Ratchet_Expert on January 17th 2009, 09:24; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : Edit IV)

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