Message Board Guidelines

 

Please read the following rules and guidelines very carefully. By proceeding to post, chat or blog you agree to these guidelines and must obey them at all times. Refusal to obey these guidelines will result in the appropriate responsive actions.


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RULES OF CONDUCT

Breaking one or more of these Rules of Conduct can result in disciplinary actions that could consist of one the following: receiving a warning letter asking you to comply with our guidelines, moderation of your posts before they can go through to the message board, temporarily or permanently expelling you from the chat room, disabling your blog, and/or being temporarily or permanently banned from this website.

1) There will be no excessive use of profanity. Please keep foul language to a minimum, any excessive uncalled for language will be removed and you will receive a final warning.

2) There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discrimination.

3) There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.

4) Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive and on topic as possible. Duplicate posts in more than one forum are also not permitted.

5) Pornography, warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.

6) All posts are the responsibility of the poster.

7) Site users may not argue with the Message Board Administrator's decision publicly. In private, disagreements must be kept civil.

8) Any and all complaints directed at a staff member must first address the person in question via PM.

 9) Pictures in the Gallery or on your profile page may be posted as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit. The maximum photo size for your profile page is set to 300px by 300px or 150 kb.

10) Signatures may not exceed the maximum of 3 lines.

11) Advertising (unless approved) of commercial-related products are forbidden.

12) No soliciting of funds, donations or pledges is allowed for any reason what so ever.

13) The source of all imported material (articles, poetry, etc.) must be properly credited.

14) Remember to post in the correct forum.

15) If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong forum, or if the post is a violation of our guidelines then please contact a moderator via PM; please do not respond publicly to the member - a member of staff will do what is required upon contact.

16) Any impersonation of a user from these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in a banning.

17) Linked and locked topics are pruned regularly to reduce page clutter.

 
18) If you are linking to external content, you should link directly to that content.

19) Photos are allowed on the message board only if the photo is needed to make your post make sense. All photos are welcome in our gallery.

Violation of any of these rules will result in consequences determined on a case-by-case basis.

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