Post Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:57 pm

Forum Rules - [Updated 17-06-09]

In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please contact one of the phpBBStyles Staff Members.

Our goal at phpBBStyles is to keep a fun, clean, family-friendly environment, these rules help ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy this board.

General Rules:

  1. phpBBStyles has very specific content geared forums, members are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting to ensure they are posting in the correct forum. This rule is very forgiving, but users who repeatedly post in the wrong forum despite corrections from a staff member may be given a warning.
  2. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I’m stuck!" etc. Examples of good titles include; "How to change the header", "Imagesets are not working", etc. are okay.
  3. phpBBStyles is geared toward a general audience and therefore posts that are sexual in nature, pornographic content, or generally offensive in nature such as text, images, links etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to an immediate warning. If a username is found to be offensive, it will be immediately changed and the user PMed a request to choose another, more appropriate username.
  4. Members are not to post obscene, vulgar, racist, graven, offensive, illegal, warez, posts, links or images on phpBBStyles, posting of such content will be removed and could lead to a warning if necessary.
  5. Members are not allowed to flame other members or groups of members. Flaming includes, but is not limited to: Ridiculing, insulting, or demeaning another member or group of members, such behaviour will not be tolerated and may lead to a warning and the offending posts removed or the topic locked.
  6. Members are not allowed to bait other members. Baiting is an attempt to anger and provoke another member. Such behaviour may lead to a warning and offending posts removed or topic locked.
  7. Members are not to harass or abuse other members in topics, private messages, signatures, avatars or profiles. This includes stalking other members, both online and in real life. Such behaviour will lead to a warning or a ban.
  8. Members are not to violate the privacy of other members by publicly posting identifiable personal information about them; e.g. full names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers. This includes reposting the contents of private messages or e-mails without the prior permission of the sender. Exceptions may include notifying a staff member of a violation through private channels such as the board private message system.
  9. All rules apply to the private messaging system as well, abuse of the Private Messaging system will result in a Warning.
  10. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.
  11. Members are asked not to post using l33t speak, txt speak, abbreviated expletives, posting in ALL CAPS in posts, topics or blog posts. Repeatedly posting in these methods will result in a warning

Support:

  1. Support is offered via the forums only. Support is not given through private messages, instant messages. The reason for this is that private support only helps one single person, whereas support on the forums benefits everyone. Repeated requests for support through private means may constitute a warning.
  2. Members are asked not to abuse the “post report” by drawing attention to their topic or support question, such actions are considered spam and the user will be PMed or warned as needed.
  3. Members are asked to retain the full copyright information of MODs and Styles installed and especially the phpBB “Powered by phpBB” line in their footer and plainly visible. Removing such copyright information will result in not being able to receive support for anything at all on phpBBStyles.
  4. Members are asked to refrain from excessively bumping their topics or support questions until a reasonable amount of time (at least 8 hours) has elapsed, a reasonable amount of time must be allowed to give the staff time to answer the question and or topic. Repeated excessive bumping could result in a warning.
  5. Members are asked to refrain from demanding support from members of phpBBStyles, all members of phpBBStyles give support of their own free-will and such rude behaviour is not welcome and may result in a warning.
  6. Contacting staff members privately (via any method) to ask for support is strictly not allowed. Users contacting staff members privately will be PMed or warned as necessary.
  7. Members are asked to not post duplicate topics and or posts, or cross-post topics and or posts. Excessively posting duplicate topics or posts will result in a warning.
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