Rules and Guidelines

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  1. Seth

    Seth Owner Administrator

    Rules and Guidelines

    1. Do not spam or self-promote in the forums.
    • These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites or posts with unrelated content.
    • Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.
    • Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
    • Double posting aka. posting twice in the same topic within a short amount of time is also not allowed.

    Your account will be banned permanently.

    2. Do not post Scams or Referral link threads.
    • Posting pyramid scams or referral links (eg. Adbux, Adfly or any "refer 5 friends get this offer" site) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted.
    • Posting anything that involves attempts to gaining money or donations is also forbidden.

    Any new users posting such content will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.

    3. Do not cross post questions.
    • Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.
    • If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.

    4. Do not post copyright-infringing material.
    • Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.
    • We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.

    Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's discretion.

    5. Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images.
    • Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.

    6. Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times.
    • All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.
    • However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

    Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).

    7. No gigantic signature images.
    • Do not use images or multiple images that result in a signature that is larger than 300px in height.

    8. Do not welcome members who joined earlier than you.
    • If an introduction thread was created prior to you joining the community, you don't need to welcome that member.

    This is considered post farming. You will be given a warning.

    9. Giving relevant feedback.
    • If you respond in a thread by only quoting another member's post, it is spam.
    • Posting twice in a row or more is also spam.
    • Additionally. if you respond to a thread which solicits an opinion, please be specific.
    • This won't be strictly enforced, but please make an effort to be specific and constructive when you give feedback.

    Example of a bad response:
    "gud idea"

    Example of a good response:
    "I like this idea because *insert opinion here*."

    10. Read Pinned Topics before posting.
    • Pinned threads work to answer questions you may have and to provide a place for simple reports. If you cannot find the answer to your question in a pinned thread, you may start your own.

    11. No quoting extremely large posts.
    • Do not quote posts bigger than 100 words in size.
    • Do not quote topics having big pictures as well.
    • Replace the post with -snip- or something relevant!

    Your post will be edited and if this is repeated you will be warned.

    12. No public shaming.
    • We do not tolerate negative topics/posts which are targeted towards a certain member or staff.
    • If your topic's sole purpose is to criticize the position of a staff member or to make another member infamous.
    • You do not need to display it for future visitors to view and tarnish our reputation. Instead, send complaints to administrators personally.

    You will be given a heavy warning.

    13. No spoilers.
    • We do not tolerate people who post spoilers without the spoilers tag.
    • This is anything which someone would not want to know such as an anime's ending, a major event that happened in a show, and everything else in between.
    • You must also explain why you have a spoiler and not just put it hidden in a spoiler.

    Your post will be edited and if this is repeated you will be warned.

    14. No multiple accounts.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
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