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PostSubject: revolution official forum rules (read before posting)   Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:11 pm

GENERAL RULES

1. Register only ONE (inoffensive) username only. Do not log on to any other screen name but your own. Do not let someone else log onto your screen name. We can track this kind of stuff, so don't do it!
2. Do not flame, troll, post offensively, flood, spam, etc. Descriptions:


* Major Offences: Posting inappropriate pictures (e.g. pornography, this includes animated gifs that do not actually show body parts, but imply a strong sexual undertone), mass spamming, extreme language and flaming, or any other major disregard of the rules will result in an instant permanent-ban.

Warnings are permanent and will be on your account forever.

OFFENSIVE POSTING


Posts of a patently offensive nature are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Using vulgar, profane, or sexually explicit language
* Using race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, disability, nationality, or gender as a means of insult
* Using threatening, harassing, defamatory, hate-speech, or libellous language
* Posting or requesting links to (or material from) pornographic, obscene, illegal, or hate-speech web sites
* Posting links to web sites with potentially offensive content without a clear warning
* Descriptions or details about any sexual act or sexual organs.

FLAMING (INSULTING OTHER USERS)


Posts clearly insulting other board members, directly or indirectly, are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Name-calling ("You're an idiot", "You moron")
* Direct insults ("Screw you")
* Offensive orders ("Go kill yourself")
* Insinuations ("Are you stupid or something?") or insults toward family members ("Your mom...")
* Hit lists

In addition, do NOT flame "newbs." Treat them the way you\'d want to be treated.


TROLLING (INCITING FLAMES)


Posts intended solely to annoy or offend other posters by going against the clear nature of a board or topic is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Provoking other users to respond with flames
* Making misleading topic titles
* Asking obviously useless questions
* Posting false information as fact
* "Spoof" Threads
* Informing users that you have reported their post
* Flooding with the intent of disrupting forum activities

Any member found flaming and/or trolling the forums will be subject to a week-ban. These will not incur a warning. Any member who does not desist in flaming may be subject to one or more warnings. If a user on probation is found trolling and/or flaming, he or she will be permanently-banned.

SPAMMING

Posts that clearly advertise a service or product are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Repeated web site advertisements
* Scams, chain letters, and pyramid schemes
* Posting links to games like "OUTWAR".
* Posting one or few worded posts
* Posting multiple messages in succession. There is an edit button for a reason: USE it!
* Off-topic posting
* A post that contains no real words (exclusively random symbols, emoticons, 1337-speak, etc)
* A post simply telling someone that their post is spam (it is spam itself)

DISRUPTIVE POSTING


Posts that disrupt the message boards for other users are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Posts with large spacing
* "Bumping" older topics (posting in them well after the last post - 2 weeks as a general guide)
* Posting multiple, identical, or near-identical messages or topics, including "fad" topics
* Intentionally hard-to-read topic titles (i.e. ALL CAPS, ToGgLeD cApS, no spaces, no or excessive punctuation, 1337 speak, etc.)
* Posting multiple, hard-to-read messages in a single (or multiple) topics
* Posting absolutely uselessly (including double posts)
* Posting in a thread or putting in your signature autoplaying flash/videos with sounds. There should be a "play" button.


INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE


Curse words or other inappropriate language are NOT allowed here. This includes images containing curse words. Using curse words results in a warning. We do warn for saying a curse word with merely one letter present: use something to completely censor the word (eg ####). Attempts to evade the swear filter (by intentionally misspelling swear words, for example) will result in a particularly harsh penalty.

Also, swearing in code is not allowed (e.g. spelling out words making each letter the first letter of a word).


SOUND IN POSTS/SIGNATURE


We know that you can easily turn down your sound, but when oneself is trying to read multiple posts in a topic and one has music looping over and over, it is very annoying. So, to prevent this, no more music will be allowed to play involuntarily in a post or sig. If you want to play some type of noise/song then create a link or a button that you must press to play it. If you break this rule you will be warned. If you break it again, appropriate actions will be taken.

Flash or videos that autoplay with sound is also against the rules.


IMPERSONATION


Users will be immediately banned (along with any associated accounts) for impersonating other boards users by creating and/or using a message board account with a name clearly intended to impersonate, mock, or antagonize another user, or otherwise falsely claim to be another message board member. Anyone found using the avatar and/or signature of a moderator/administrator after being given a light reminder via PM will be given a warning. His/her avatar/signature will be automatically removed as well.


"Spam paradise" is unique. Anything reasonable, inoffensive, and not directly harmful to others can be posted in "Spammer paradise".


SIGNATURE RULES

1. Images: One 600x150 pixel image OR any combination of images such that the width does not exceed 600 pixels and the height does not exceed 150 pixels
2. text: 1 or 2 lines of normal sized text in addition to images. If no images are used, 5-6 lines of normal sized text (or 1-2 lines of larger text) are acceptable.
3. If you use a Flash signature, these rules still apply to you. Make sure your Flash is still under 600 x 150.
4. Additionally, flash signatures which are used with the intent of causing lag to other people's computers are not allowed; whether they be auto-playing, or require a button to be clicked.
5. Auto-playing signatures should not contain excessive or overly distracting animation.
6. Any use of Audio must have a play button. Audio may not play automatically.
7. Signatures should not contain images inappropriate for school or work.
8. THESE LIMITS ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE AND ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED


Additional Note

Moderators and Administrators may, at their discretion, issue a ban for any length of time for any reason to any user. These bans will not accrue your number of posts nor will they appear on your permanent record.

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