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Post by Dazza on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:00 pm

SELLING


*.1 Is not allowed unless its a Modded lobby. You can sell your goods if you are promoted a trusted seller




SPAM AND ADVERTISING


2.1 We do not tolerate spam. In short, do not post small or useless posts that are not relevant to the topic being discussed.

2.2 Do not PM a moderator or admin numerous times saying the same thing to try and speed up an answer/problem. We receive the PM's you get. There is no need to keep sending it.

2.3 Forum sigs are to be used respectfully.

2.4 Advertising is strictly prohibited.




OFFENSIVE POSTS


3.1 Do not post offensive, abusive, obscene, hateful, discriminating, or harmful posts.

3.2 ABSOLUTELY NO Cursing or Swear Words

3.3 Follow basic netiquette rules. For example, DO NOT ever type in ALL CAPS. This applies to both topic titles and the post messages, as this is considered yelling.

3.4 Never under any circumstances post personal information of another user, pictures, or any other material without person's consent.

3.5 After 2 Warnings - All warnings become permanent. This is to keep troublemakers from not getting the 'penalty' for their actions.

3.6 All warnings/bans given by the website's Staff are final. TheGameCenter website's staff members reserve the right to ignore any requests to modify a warning/ban.

3.7 If you are a long standing member, act like one; lead by example and assist other newer users rather than attacking them. We look upon our veteran users to use this opportunity to teach the newer users the appropriate way to conduct themselves in this community.

3.8 Personal attacks such as instigating "flame bait", verbal abuse, mocking or sexist remarks of members in posts are not tolerated at thetechgame. Such posts will be deleted on sight or moderated accordingly.

3.9 Members that reply to posts simply to instigate argument will be dealt with and shown no mercy.

3.10 Posts in a particular forum need to stay on topic.




HOW TO POST


4.1 Use descriptive subject lines & research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do or don't want to read.

4.2 Keep the focus. Each board has a focus on a certain topic. Questions outside the scope of a certain board will either be moved to the appropriate board, locked, or simply be deleted. Please post your topic in the most appropriate board. Users that post in the wrong board will be warned. Continuing these actions will result in a banned.

4.3 DO NOT bump your topics. Doing so causes unnecessary clutter to the forum.

4.4 If you post a one-lined message such as "lol", "+1", etc... it is classified as SPAM and will be removed. Multiple offenses can result in all your posts needing moderator approval or a complete loss of posting rights.

4.5 Do NOT report your OWN post(s) for any reason.




RESPECT THE AUTHORITY OF ADMINS/MOD'S


5.1 Public discussions of moderator or admin actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest moderator or admin actions in titles, avatars, signatures, and the chat box. If you do not like something that a moderator or admin said/did, DO NOT discuss this in the forums. If necessary, PM or email the moderator or admin and try your best to resolve the problem or difference in a private manner.




REPORTING ABUSE


6.1 If you have a complaint about another member, problems with other members, etc., please try to resolve the problem in a personal message. If necessary, address an admin or moderator by reporting their post.

6.2 If you believe an individual is repeatedly breaking the rules, please report to one of Administrators. Repeating offenders will be banned from the forum, and further action may be taken against them.




BANNED MEMBERS


7.1 Any Regular or Gold Member always have priority over banned members, because banned members got banned for a reason. It's their own fault.

7.2 Banned members will be blocked from all IM services and every page on TheGameCenter. E-mail(s) sent from the banned user to staff members will be ignored until the ban is lifted.

7.3 TheGameCenter website's staff members are not required to notify why the user was banned, though we most likely will do so.

7.4 Should you be disciplined with a restriction or ban, you are not allowed to open a new account to obtain freedom to post. Restrictions and bans are given for a reason, and usurping that ability by re-registering is not tolerated. If another account is opened, that account will be banned immediately, and the original account will be further penalized. Anyone who has warnings on their account is automatically excluded from changing their user name.




AVATARS AND SIGNATURES


8.1 You are only permitted one image per signature.

8.2 Your signature must be no larger than 340 x 40 pixels.

8.3 Absolutely no nudity or offensive material in your avatar and/or signature.

8.4 No commercial, business and/or website promotion/advertisement in your avatar and/or signature.




CONTENT AND LEGAL ISSUES


9.1 Although we would all like to post and leech off of shareware and illegal files such as an exploit, we can't. NOBODY is allowed to post any links or upload any files that are meant to be purchased or have copyrights attached to them saying the file(s) cannot be distributed freely. If we see any posts or chat discussions pertaining to the distribution of illegal software and/or files, that content will be removed as soon as possible and the user will receive a ban. The length of the ban will be determined by TheGameCenter website's staff and will vary depending on the volume and type of content the software or file(s) contained.




If you happen to violate any of the rules posted above, the following punishments against you may be undertaken:


*Edit or removal of post(s)
*The locking or deletion of topics
*24 hour ban per offense
*Edit of signature or avatar if in violation of rules
*Increase of the Warning Level
*All posts will require moderator approval
*Removal of offender's posting rights
*Suspension of the offender's user account
*Ban/Deletion of the offender's user account
*IP Ban of the offender's user account[
*Other punishments felt necessary by the Administrators.
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