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Post by Matthew on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 am

1. The mod is always right. What the mod says, goes.

2. If you have a question about any of these rules, or if you have a question about your ban, PM a mod. Do not post about your ban on the forum. If you post about your ban on the forum, you may get banned again.

3. You are expected to abide by the spirit of these rules. What does that mean? That means that if the rule says "Do not talk about purple things" and you post talking about violet things, or lavender things, then you will get banned. (No, you are not being forbidden from talking about purple things. That was just an example). Do not try to find loopholes in the rules. You will be banhammered or warned if you do.

4. Don't cuss excessively.
Period. It has no place in our community. You can cuss, but don't over-do it.

5. Don't be a jerk.
You’re welcome to disagree with another member’s opinion but attacking (flaming) and insulting another member is not acceptable. Intentionally starting flame wars WILL cause you to be banned for a while.

You can say "I disagree, and here is why". You can NOT say "I disagree and I think you suck".

5a. What is a personal attack? A personal attack is when you post about a member on the forum and talk about them in a negative way. This includes announcing that somebody is a hacker. DO NOT NAME NAMES. Linking to their profile is the same as naming their name.

6. No degrading racial comments are allowed.
I shouldn't even have to say this. Seriously, you guys. Don't hate.

7. No inappropriate references.
There’s no question that Internet is full of degrading inappropriate material and comments. We are PG-17-, for example, No Porn. This will get you instantly banned. If you are not sure if the thing you want to talk about is okay to talk about, PM a mod and ask.

This means no talking about anything R-rated, drugs, or any dating topic (including furries).

8. Politics and Religion can only go to a certain extent. Casual discussions are perfectly okay, but if they turn into hate/trolling there will be consequences.

9. No “this vs. that” posts (ie IOS vs Android).
These types of threads invoke strong opinions, flaring tempers, and often result in flame wars and mass penalties. These threads will ultimately end up being deleted.

10. No whining about moderation
This mostly applies to the operation and moderation of the online community. Members will be banned, threads removed, and so on based on the clearly defined rules. Publicly bemoaning the operation of the community and the way the rules are enforced will not put you in good favor with the moderators. If you have a legitimate concern or suggestion, PM a moderator.

11. No spamming.
akdjfaskhj is spam. Posting the same thing over and over is spam. Responding to somebody with a short pointless comment like tl;dr or inb4b& is spam AND it's rude. Don't do this. If you are going to take the time to post on the forum, make sure that you actually have something to say.

Using horrible grammar and spelling is a form of spamming. Making a typo or spelling a word wrong is not spamming. tieping liek dis lawl is spamming.

11a. Post things on the appropriate forum. Off-Topic goes on Off-Topic. If you are not certain which forum you should post on, PM a mod and ask. Posts posted on the wrong forum may be moved or deleted without warning. Repeat posts may be flagged as spam.

12. No dating topics.
This isn't a dating help site. Keep topics about dating and relationships, be it online or not, out of here. Do not post asking for girlfriend advice. Do not post asking for a boyfriend. Do not post talking about the cute girl or boy in your class. Do not post asking how to ask somebody out. There are a lot of places online where you can talk about dating: This is not one of those places. If you are not sure if it's okay to post, do not post it.

13. Just because you know somebody who broke a rule and didn't get banned does not mean that you get to break that rule, too. Instead of complaining how unfair the mods are, go report the person who got away with breaking the rule.

14. These rules are not complete. They will be updated from time to time. Make sure you check back every few days to see if a new rule has been added.

Don't be scared. This is just to make this place more friendly. :3

Last edited by Matthew on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:36 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Made some of the rules a bit more fair to the internet community)

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