1. Try to stay on topic. If
you want to discuss a subject that is not currently addressed,
create a new thread. Always be specific with your post's title,
the subject line should indicate what's inside the thread.
("Look here!" or "Read!! This is important!" do not constitute
acceptable thread titles).
2. In order to maintain an environment that promotes ease in
the exchange of information, spamming is prohibited. Spamming
includes posting the same message repeatedly, making pointless
threads or replies, as well as advertisements, chain letters,
pyramid schemes, click-wars (referrals), or solicitations
including ebay-type spam. Please avoid pointless bumping of old
3. Members may not attempt to misguide other members. This
includes creating user names that impersonate Developers, Staff,
or other users.
4. Posts that are disparaging toward any religion, race,
nation, social status, gender, or sexual orientation are
strictly forbidden. Any post using excessive vulgarity,
threatening or harassing, obscene or hateful, deliberately
inaccurate or misleading, explicitly sexual in nature, an
invasion of a person's privacy, abusing our censor, or in any
other way violates the law may be edited or removed and the user
may be banned (at the discretion of the Administrators).
Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but if
your opinion involves the disrespect of others then it shall be
deleted. Usernames may not be offensive, vulgar, profane, or
5. Mild, intelligent flaming is allowable. However, pointless
harassment aimed at a specific individual or group of people is
not acceptable. It is not our intention to limit the poster's
option to use occasional cuss words to demonstrate a point.
However pointless, excessive, or obscene cursing will be edited
or deleted. There is a chat filter in operation.
6. Do not post any material that is protected by copyright,
trademark or other proprietary right without the express
permission of the owner.
7. Moderators and staff members will use their discretion in
taking any actions. They are here to ensure the rules are
applied, to keep order, and to help members. Posting personal
attacks against moderators or staff members for taking these
actions will not be tolerated. If you disagree with an action
taken by a moderator, DO NOT confront a moderator anywhere on
the forums, NOR anywhere else (3rd party messenger programs,
chats, etc). Please attempt to resolve the issue through private
messages in a professional matter. If you are not satisfied with
the resolution, please send your complaint to the board
administrator. Moderators will give everyone the respect they
deserve, its only fair they get the same in return. NOTE:
Moderators do not have the ability to ban people. Only
Administrators have the power to do this. There is almost always
at least 2 people involved in putting a ban in place - the Mod
that finds a breaking of the rules, and the Admin who takes the
action they feel is appropriate.
8. If you are breaking one of their rules on this forum, you
will be banned. Posters who break these rules may have their
posts moved, edited, or deleted. Moderators are not required to
note the reason for edit or removal of a post. Please direct
your questions regarding the reason behind removal or edit to
the board moderator through a private message. Habitual or
severe violators may have their posting privileges removed, and
their accounts and/or IPs suspended or may be permanently
banned. Moderators/Administrators will use their best judgement
in deciding the most appropriate course of action. If you feel
that any Moderator has made an inappropriate decision, please
contact an Administrator.
NOTE: We are unable to distinguish the difference between users
who use the same PC/IP address via router or other means to use
the forums, aside from their username. This means that if you
are banned, then any other names "you" have will also be banned.
If you misbehave on the forums and get banned, your whole family
will potentially also lose their posting rights. It is up to YOU
to follow the forum rules so this does not become an issue. Ban
Appeals with a reason of "It wasn't me, it was my brother" will
unfortunately need to be declined as there is no way for us to
prove or disprove your claim.
Monitoring: Although the administrators and moderators of this
forum will attempt to keep posts that are objectionable or in
violation of the stated rules of this forum, it is impossible
for us to review all messages. Any user who feels that a posted
message is in violation of the forum rules is encouraged to
contact a moderator or administrator. We have the ability and
right to edit or remove objectionable messages and we will make
every effort to do so within a reasonable time if it is
determined that the action is appropriate.
Terms of service: The Code of Conduct applies to both public and
private messages. Users authorize the administrator to make use
of any concepts, opinions, or other creative materials posted on
the forum boards without compensation or other recourse. The
administrators are not responsible for the messages or the
content therein. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy of
any message. Each message expresses the sole views of the
poster. The act of posting on these forums constitutes your
acceptance of and agreement to be bound by this Forum Code of
Conduct. Anyone who does not agree with the rules may leave the
forums. We provide this service for you, the least you can do is
cooperate with us.