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Forum Rules

Post by lgromanowski » 21 Aug 2011, 21:21

Hircine wrote: Forum Rules

-=borrowed from phpbb's own forum and modified=-

In light of recent spam attacks I believe its best we have a set of standardized rules. Something Moderators and Admins alike can fall back on.
  • Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).
  • Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.
  • Members are asked to not act as â??back seat moderatorsâ?. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Please use the â??post reportâ? feature to report posts.
  • Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly â??actâ? as moderators may be warned.
  • Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.(Porn will result in no warning but a ban)
  • Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.
  • Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.
  • Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.
  • Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic. Examples of bad subjects include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc. Examples of good subjects include; "Getting an TABLE FULL error upon login", "Cannot restore a backup", etc.
  • Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. Recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, designers, professional MOD work, etc.) is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.
  • The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. Please note that currently any very first post is automatically placed in the moderation queue and will be approved/disapproved according to the present Rules.
  • The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.
  • No redistribution of any copyrighted material. Any redistribution of Bethesda game files will incur Moderator wrath. You will be warned, the second offense will give you a ban.... perhaps.
  • The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.
TL;DR


Behave yourselves, don't spam and you won't be banned.
pretty simple.



most of you guys should already know forum etiquette, i post this here to have something to point to when someone new to forums pays us a visit.
and also so no one can deny we have rules.


PM me if you need anything.

Edit: Added Note on Copyrights.
best regards,
Lukasz

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