These MUST be followed at ALL times
, or you will be warned by a moderator. Certain warns are removed after a period of a month. When your warn reaches 100% you are BANNED or suspended. A few certain offenses are automatic bans.
The most common offense is Spamming, Double-Posting or Post Farming
. This is all STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Spamming is when you make a post that is unrelated to the discussion at hand, is simply very short, or is solely smilies. (Ex: good post
) Spam blocks are also not allowed, and you will be warned twice if you use a spam block (once for spamming, again for the block.)Double-posting
goes hand-in-hand with spamming. We understand you probably want exclusive downloads and want the required posts, but you aren't going to get them by double-posting spam in one topic. Please use the 'EDIT' button to add more information. Double-posting is allowed if a few hours or days have passed.
And finally, post farming
is a a short post that is on-topic but adds little to the discussion (Ex: I agree.) Having a high post count does NOT get you respect on this board. It's quality, not quantity, of posts.Flaming
is strictly prohibited. Although the occasional playful jab is okay, we do not tolerate rudeness towards members and flaming will be warned. The flaming rules are somewhat relaxed in the debate section, but outright flaming is still not tolerated, and the debate section is no safe haven from it. Disrespecting staff
carries separate consequences.Also Any comparing of designers can result in a warn if done more then once.Avatars must be appropriate
for younger members (No gore or inappropriate language) and must be 100x90 or smaller - we have an automatic avatar resizer that should take care of this for you.Signatures must also be appropriate
- it should not require scrolling on a 800x600 resolution, however and nothing that takes up half a page vertically. Please limit your banners to TWO and make them a suitable fit.
and if you have questions, ask an admin or moderator.
Advertisements are allowed in the 'Ads' board. Do NOT advertise in others' topics without prior permission and do NOT post solely to advertise. If you want to ask a member to join your site via PM, you may do so, but do not pester the member if they do not respond.
WHEN YOU POST IN ALL CAPS
LIKE THIS IT IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE POSTS THAT ARE COMPOSED SOLELY OF SHOUTING OR MOSTLY SHOUTING. LIMITED SHOUTING (SUCH AS IN THE ABOVE PARAGRAPHS) IS ALLOWED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONSInappropriate language is allowed in small amounts
, but explicit language and multiple uses is strongly discouraged and will warrant a warn.
The posting of inappropriate images such as pornography
(although images such as 'motivational posters' with curses in the text are allowed) is an AUTO-BAN, and linking to such intentionally (Ex: Free porn here!
) If such is accidental or unintended, you will only be warned.
Do NOT backseat mod
. It is a moderator's job to stop such things, so if you see a spammer or such, please use the 'REPORT' button and do NOT attempt to deal with it yourself. Such often leads to flame wars and escalates the problems, thus making it worse.*NOTE* the Halo(2) -SRP allows only slight, and unhurtful language,BUT NO SWEARING
ALSO*NOTE* Halo(3) -HRP allow language, swearing, etc. Do not invite others to join UNLESS THEY ASSURE AN ADMIN THEY ARE ALRIGHT WITH LOTS OF HARSH LANGUAGE.
The Staff of 'Halo: Fansite'