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The Definitive Forum Rules

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by Morbid, Dec 14, 2014.

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  1. Morbid

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    In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow the following rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Staff Members. We strive to maintain a community for you to openly discuss and interact without fear of reprimand.

    General Rules:
    • No personal attacks - While heated debates and discussions are fine, excessive personal attacks are not. Please note the word "excessive." We are loosely moderated and pride ourselves on not needing to babysit our members. Get some thick skin, and hash out personal differences in private conversations.
    • No racial slurs - Inflammatory racial comments are not allowed. You know what they are and this goes for all racial epithets.
    • No spam - Advertising and spamming is not allowed. This includes using the forum private message system to spam other members.
    • No porn - Pornography is not allowed. There's more than enough free porn sites out there, go find 'em.
    • No illegal activity - Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
    • No dupe accounts - Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed without permission from Morbid, or first having your old account closed.
    • No doxing - Posting another member's personal information without their consent is not allowed, nor is posting anyone's private information that isn't publicly available.
    • Report infractions - It is not your job to police the forum. Please contact the forum staff or report any issues via a PM or the report button.
    The following are not rules as much as they are guidelines:
    • Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts
    • Please try to keep discussions on topic. We have a Bullshit thread for general bullshit.
    • Please give newer members a chance to get a feel for the forum. Try being helpful, not belligerent.
    While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently, we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way, including the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

    I think everyone here knows that we run a pretty loose ship. For the most part, we have had no need for extreme moderating as must of us know how to act. The easiest way to get along here is to use the Ignore feature when applicable, and get some thick skin.

    Finally, we are NOT a democracy. Myself, Subrosa, Jaded and the other staff will choose to follow these rules as closely as we feel is necessary, depending on the situation. But in a nutshell, if you are an overwhelming pain in our ass, and a constant source of trouble on this site, we will have no problems banning you.
     
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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
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