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Member No.: 7
Joined: 28-February 08
Updated ~29th February 2008~
1. Double Posting.
If it's an update to your topic in the creative sections or Game Chat, then it'll be allowed, otherwise, don't do it. It's unnecessary, messy, and in some instances can be regarded as Spam.
We don't tolerate spam. Just because we don't have a section for it doesn't mean you can feel free to post off-topic items in any threads. If it happens regulary, it will result in a ban.
If we can't understand you, then you have to try and improve. If your first language isn't English, then please inform a moderator/admin if he gives you a verbal warning. If you have trouble with your grammar/spelling, then please use a spellchecker before you post.
Trolling is not permitted. We'd rather you didn't follow a certain person around, and butcher them into flaming. Persistant trolling will result in a ban.
Just like trolling, flaming is shunned upon aswell. Name-calling, rude remarks, racist, and sexist comments are not welcomed. Will result in a permanent ban if persistant.
Art-theft, Sprite-theft, well, any sort of theft is extremely frowned upon. No-one likes it. If you're caught stealing, you will be permanently banned, with your IP and e-mail logged.
Please treat all members, moderators and admins with the same respect you would want to be treated with. Got a quarrel with a certain someone of the forum? Take it to PM. Otherwise, severe punishments will be given. Neither staff nor member's want personal quarrels on the forum.
7a. We will take action if we are brought evidence if a member presents us a copy of an offensive PM in their inbox. A warn will be issued depending on the severity of the contents.
8. Inciting Hate.
Depending on severity, this will be dealt with as soon as the situation is recognised. Whether it be on this forum, or it has been taken to another forum and hate is stirred up about either members, moderators or about how the forum is run, itself. You will receive a warning PM about your behavior and it will eventually end in a warn or a ban if it is continued. We're sure a majority of the members really dont want you here if stirring trouble is your motive.
9. Multiple Accounts and Ban Evasion.
Mods and Admins can see your IP. We can, and will, find out if you've made one account too many. A ban is very possible if a multiple account is made, or if you sneak back in consistantly, an IP Ban.
Time limit for a revival of a dead topic is ten days. We will overlook it if it's an update to your creative works or related to the topic at hand in the Media, Game or General sections.
If an image that you've posted is too big and stretches the forum in someway, please don't leave it as it is, edit your post and remove the [IMG][/IMG] tags.
12. Do not post links anywhere on the forum (sigs, posts, ect.) that direct to harmful or innapropriate websites. Your basically kissing your ass goodbye here.
We do not tolerate full on pornographic or hentai images on the board. Butt-shots and no-nippled shots are fine, so long as there's a NSFW tag in the post, and the image is linked to.
14. Commenter's Rule.
When critiquing someone's work, please be thorough so as to avoid miscommunication, so that the maker of the work will know how to fix it. Inadequate posts like "lol it sux" will be treated as spam.
Please refrain from immature comments such as "I've seen better work from other artists" or "My sprites are better than yours" or "Your sigs aren't the best I've seen" or whatever. These sort of comments can usually be hurtful. Whatever someone's feild is, they can only work to they're own ability and it's rude to compare. Depending on severity, this can result in warns.
16. Be Productive.
Please do not post unproductive comments in people's topics, such as when someone finishes an art peice, somebody would say "Oh, it should have this and that there too". Whether your suggestion is unrelated or not, expect a mod or admin to jump on you for it. The artist, spriter, game maker, whatever they're feild is, can't work from those sort of comments.
DO NOT post these on the forum. If you are caught doing so it can result in a very high warn or a ban.
Thank you in advance,
~ The Windy Valley Team.