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Rule 1- Post with respect. Flaming, abusing, ect. is prohibited and will result in a strike. This includes derogatory racist, religious, or otherwise hurtful jokes or statements. Doing so will result in the editing/deletion of the offensive post and will result in a strike. If you believe someone is out of line and is stirring up controversy, leave them to the administrators/ complain to the admins about said member. Remember to respect one another. Do not talk down to anyone. No one is better than anyone. We are all equal.
Rule 2- Antagonizing other members to incite a negative reaction is not allowed, and will result in a strike.
Rule 3- Be respectful when sending private messages. If you have nothing nice to say, please don’t say it. This includes harassing the Administration for doing their jobs. Doing so will result in a strike and consideration of a no-contact agreement.
Rule 4- keep it clean, people. This is a site for minors, and if it isn’t meant to be seen by a minor, don’t post it. Breaking this rule will result in deletion of the material and a strike.
Rule 5- Fighting in the chatbox will result in immediate temporary banishment (24 hrs) to all arguing parties, as well as a strike. Fighting on the boards will result in a strike and possible deletion of the argumentative posts. A no-contact contract will be considered in both events.
Rule 6- NO SPAMMING. This is the rule in which the most strikes are given. Spaming is defined as:
-posting the same thing over and over in the chatbox
-posting something with absolutely no relevance to a topic (There are topics that have exceptions to this)
-This also goes for chain letters, asking if someone wants a free flatscreen, ect. Spamming will result in a strike.
Rule 7- Online dating is not permitted on this forum or the chatbox. This is NOT a dating/matchmaker site.
Rule 8- MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS ARE STRICTLY FORBIDEN!
If you are found with a second account, the alternate account will be terminated immediately. Further disciplinary action is up to the admins, but more than a strike should be expected.
Rule 9- If you are found guilty of hacking this site or a fellow member, you will immediately be banished. period. Any accessories/assistants that had a part in whatever malignant endeavors to hack this site or its members will also be permanently banned.
Rule 10-Behave. That’s all. No impersonating other members, no jokes about other members, none of that. Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.
Rule 11- No unneccessary, irrelevant posts in any forum. If you make a comment that has nothing to do with the topic in the thread, your post will be deleted and you will be given a strike. Please do not post make random, unorthodox posts just to see your username on the ''top posters'' section. Strikes will be awarded everytime this rule is broken.
These rules do not cover everything, and the administrators can and will intervene if a situation arises that incites negativity on the site. Administrator discretion will be excercised depending on the situation.
Punishments for breaking rules
3 strikes- Immediate 24 hour site banishment upon reception of a third strike.
6 strikes- Immediate 72 hour site banishment upon reception of the sixth strike.
9 strikes- Immediate permanent Chat Box banishment, and 4 day site banishment. A final warning will be issued to the affected user.
Upon reception of any strike after the ninth, the affected user will be banished for 10 days and termination or permanent banishment of the user will be considered, depending on the severity of the offense.
If there are 2 subesquent, consistent arguments between two members within 3 weeks- an automatic ''No communication contract'' will be in effect for the length of 5 days. A ''no communication contract'' can also be put in effect if there is any situation going on between any members that the admins believe is detrimental and will have a negative effect on the atmosphere of the forum and/or chatbox. (This includes ''Rivalries'', Hate petitions, etc.)
It is possible for strikes to be lifted after an acceptable amount of time has passed in which the disciplined individual has behaved. Chatbox banishment will not be lifted in this method, however.
Members are welcome to ask any Administrator about the number of strikes they have accumulated.
At any point the administrations use ''Admin Discretion'', it will most likely be based on how many times the user has broken the rules(repeated offenders) and the severity of the rules they have broken. (Some rule infractions may result in an automatic account suspension, no questions asked. Admin discretion, seeing as these rules do not cover every aspect of proper forum conduct and what is expected of the members, may be used in a generous amount of situations.)
The rules are updated as of 1 October 2010.
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