Final Rules for this Forum

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These are the rules, some have been amended from when you first saw them.

THESE ARE A GUIDELINE BECAUSE IT IS EASIER TO ENFORCE A RULE THAN TO MAKE ONE UP.

You can vote on new rules or amendments every 6 months.

1.) No NSFW material outside of the Screenshots sub forum. This is any nudity or simulated pornography. Inside of the Screenshots sub forum, images of gore or scat must be spoilered.

2.) Nothing illegal, anything illegal will result in a ban. This includes underage nudity, real life serious threats, planning of a crime that require more than a fine if caught, and direct links to pirated software. Direct links to video streams and discussions about torrents or things like that is authorized.

3.) Any real life information will be deleted if disclosed, otherwise known as "doxxing". Any doxxing will be discussed amongst the moderation team at the time and then the person may be banned. This does not mean they have to be banned, the moderation team has the discretion to handle each case separately. This is the one thing that the administration team will have final say on because they are ultimately responsible for any legal matters pertaining to this.

4.) Off topic posts will be moved to an appropriate thread if one is found that would be a good home for it. Any of that which is just trolling will be moved to a new thread in the RR section. This is under the discretion of the moderators.

5.) Do not evade the word filter.

6.) All avatar and ban bets are sacrosanct, if you can't do the time don't do the crime.

7.) Alternate accounts are not officially allowed. This being said there will not be a witch hunt unless asked for. Accounts will be locked if they are found to be duplicates. If you have an alt account and caught by the public your alt account can and probably will be locked. If you are disrupting the forum with an alt account and the moderators check IP's they may ban this account at their discretion. The "main" account is the account created first and it will not be banned for having made an alt.

8.) There is content that is in context of a thread that might be NSFW. This will only be hotlinked to and tagged in a NSFW spoiler to ensure that anyone that opens it of their own volition and clicks the link is aware of their own actions. The forum software has the ability for you to describe the spoiler and NSFW must be included in that description or it will result in a warning for you to do so if you ever post something like that again. The moderator team will have the final say if they are receiving a lot of reports on it.

9.) Spoiler tags in the TV and Movie sections are encouraged. TV spoilers will be encouraged for the first 24 hours after it airs, Movie ones will be encouraged for the first week. Anything before the TV episode or movie airs will be edited into a spoiler and a warning issued. The word ENCOURAGEMENT is chosen specifically for leeway. This is not a hard requirement but if multiple people in a thread are not having a good time because of a poster spoiling something the moderators have the discretion to cite this rule as their justification for a warning.

10.) Warnings on this forum will always have a public note on the actual offending thread explaining what the decision was. This will be duplicated in the moderator sub forum. Any warning can be appealed and a majority decision on the moderation team will be needed to overturn a warning. The process will be to report your own post that you were warned for and then wait for an answer.

11.) Three warnings will result in a 3 day RRP. Each warning will expire in one month. Every warning will be one and one only. Three warnings will not be used to temp ban, that will need to be done manually and a post created in the moderator sub forum opened.

12.) Rules adjustments can be voted on in the same week that moderators are voted on, every 6 months. Until that wraps around suck it up buttercup.

13.) Moderator actions are final after the first appeal is denied by a majority moderator decision. There is no escalation after moderators. The admins are here to work on the site itself and not deal with any of the rules and regulations other than that, as a result they will not arbitrate except in extreme situations.

14.) The public can be appealed to at any time in order to petition for a change of ruling that the moderator team has decided upon. This will be done ONLY in the comments and suggestions area and posting all over the forum about your grievance is not permitted. You will need a minimum of 60 total votes with a simple majority voting to appeal on a poll for the administration team to decide on the case.

15.) In the event of a tie vote by the moderators in any matter, the question will be brought to the people for a final decision. A poll will be made in the comments/suggestions forum with the same options that the moderation team had available and will run for 48 hours. If this poll ends in a tie, whatever action was being considered will fail.
 
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CHANGELOG:

1.) October 29th rule #5 added - "5.) Do not evade the word filter." A thread outlining what that means that will be updated with a new screenshot every time a word is added has been placed in the most important sub forums: General Discussion, Screenshots, PC & Console Gaming, and Comments / Suggestions.
 

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UPDATE:

16.) Do not direct other users to commit suicide. As per this thread. This is for liability reasons, and it's not asking too much to draw the line at this level of civility on the forums. Violation of this rule will result in at least a 1 point infraction, but more severe punishment may be handed out at the discretion of Amod.


This rule has been in effect for the last year, but it has been pointed out that it hasn't been updated here, so this post is correcting that oversight.
 
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