Forum Rules [Last Update, December 24th 2014]

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Forum Rules [Last Update, December 24th 2014]

Post by Dzani on Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:31 pm

The Rules!
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  1. Don't spam. Spam is basically anything that's not to do with the topic of the thread or forum you're posting in. So, if you make an off-topic or nonsense post, it has nothing to do with the thread topic so is considered spam. Other things considered spam are:
    One-word/one-smilie replies. The 10-character limit is there for a reason so try to make a constructive post!
    Anything advertising anything where you get some kind of financial gain
    Anything advertising anything that's not related to Team17 or their games
    Posting the same thing in multiple places - one post in one thread in one forum is enough to get you noticed.
    Random nonsense
  2. Backseat modding: By this we mean demanding a moderator do something like posting "Will a Mod please lock this thread". Mods don't read every single thread and we don't really like being told what to do.
  3. Please write in English: English is the language used on this board, therefore all posts must be in English, with the exception of those made in the International Forum, .
    Following on... you should write in a form of English that is generally readable - not text talk or "leet-speak". Many people here don't have English as a first language, so try to make it easy for them
  4. No Flaming: - don't insult others, it's not very nice.

  5. Artwork/avatar theft: Please don't steal someone else's avatar and use it without their permission - there are some default ones the forum provides to get you going.

  6. Signature sizes: Signatures cannot exceed 300 pixels in height. No one likes to browse through forum posts where +60% of the page is made up of signatures due to them being so large. If you pass this limit, you will get a PM requesting to shrink it down to size. Failure to do so will result in the following infraction rules below as well as a mod/admin changing your signature for you.

  7. Multiple Topics for One Tweak: Don't do this. This is highly unnecessary. If you have any updates to a mod, major or minor, please keep it in the same thread.

  8. Wall of Visuals: If you plan on posting a lot of images or videos in one post [example], or have a very large image, do put it in a [spoiler]. No one likes to browse though a wall of it, and moderators certainly don't want to edit the post every time this mess occurs. Use your good judgement, you'll know it is too much when you see it.

When you breake rules:
-Warning-No infraction points are issued, but you do get a nice little private message letting you know that your forum etiquette could do with being improved slightly.
-A small infraction
A "couple of points" that will expire after about 7 days. If you earn more than 10 of these, for any crime, before they expire you will be automatically put onto a Being Watched status until your points total goes below 10. You'll receive a Private Message for each infraction.
A large infraction
This is generally only used in the fanart forum and is for those who constantly spam. This will put you onto a Being Watched status for two weeks (unless you already have some infraction points, in which case, it'll ban you for a short while). See below for what happens when you Become Watched.
A huge infraction
So, you just don't get the message. OK, we'll ban you from the entire forum for two weeks. This will also happen if you clock up more than 20 infraction points, and will last until the points drop below 20 (when you'll then be returned to a Being Watched status, until your points go below 10). In some cases, we may feel the need to ban you for longer.

A "The Mods are totally fed up with your blatant disregard for the rules" infraction
Permanent ban. 'Nuff said. You don't come back for 1 month.
What's a Being Watched Status?
You get a nice, snazzy usertitle that says "Being Watched" (where mine says "User Mod")
Your avatar disappears (it will return when your status is removed). There is a small glitch where some users get to keep their avatars - if this happens to you, consider yourself lucky
You cannot create new threads anywhere in the forum, but you can still contribute to existing threads
You cannot post attachments (You can still use the IMG code though)
You cannot use the Private Messaging system at all, or send e-mails to other users via the forum
You cannot receive Private Messages from other users - they'll get an error message if they try to send one to you.
You cannot edit your profile, including signature and avatar.
You cannot vote in polls
You cannot acces your profiles

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Re: Forum Rules [Last Update, December 24th 2014]

Post by Fireworm on Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:25 am

One new rule added [8].

I'm done here. I want to call this site home, but I can't. There is nothing go to here, it's just a barren wasteland.
If you want me back, give me a call when the one-man show is over.

~Sincerely, Fireworm.

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