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  • A Message For New Members

    Welcome to the site! We're hoping that you will be able to add to the extensive findings and speculations in regards to of Leaves and the other sections of these forums.

    Essentially, these forums have no rules. There have been a few people banned in the past, but I am not entirely sure all the reasons why. I'm not an official or admin or even an expert around here, just another member.

    That being said, there are some people here who will request that you try not to post things that have been posted 400 times before or start new threads for topics that have 40 threads already. They may do this either nicely or bluntly. They may also link you to other threads with the information you seek, this is done as a courtesy until you can learn to use the search function, which is a very valuable tool for anyone serious about doing research on of Leaves.

    We do not mind if long dead threads get revived, it is helpful in remembering what else has been posted in the past.

    Once again, these are not rules, only requests made by some of the members, but if you feel those requests are somehow oppressing you, you might Google "forum rules" to get a little perspective. The search returns over 50,000,000 hits.

    Here are the first five:
    Last edited by heartbreak; 12-08-2008, 09:29 AM.

  • #2
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    Originally posted by www.vbulletin.com
    The vBulletin forums have grown tremendously over the past years and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community. 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 feel free to contact one of the Staff Members.
    General Rules

    * While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
    * Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
    * Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
    * Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
    * Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For style changes and general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.
    * We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate vBulletin community standards. The vBulletin team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
    * Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
    * Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
    * While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competitor's products, we will not tolerate blatant adverts or the sort of 'ooh look, yet another bulletin board' threads. Also, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other boards.
    * We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
    * If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.
    * Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
    * You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
    * You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
    * Support tickets should be considered to be confidential information. Support tickets posted in the forums will be deleted.
    * We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our support forums are a privilege and not a right. A banned customer is still entitled to support from the support system.

    Advertising Services and Solicitation

    We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and solicitating in signatures is also prohibited.

    We do not allow selling vBulletin installation or upgrade services, as we offer this already, and we can not condone this type of service offered from anyone on the forums because of the potential security problems it brings up. You should never give out your vBulletin customer number or password to anyone, and you should not disclose server logins and/or passwords to anyone except through the vBulletin support system. We can not take responsibility if you disclose this information to anyone else.
    Links in signatures must follow these guidelines

    * Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that competes with a product or service offered by Jelsoft and it is not an affiliate program link for vBulletin or any other affiliate program.
    * Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.
    * A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate vBulletin community standards. The vBulletin team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
    * Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.

    Avatars

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    * Avatars that may be confused with official staff avatars are not allowed.
    * Use of the vBulletin logo in avatars is not allowed.

    Licenses for Sale

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    Affiliate Programs

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    Signature Size Limits

    All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, and you can't have both text and images

    * For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
    * Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
    * For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
    * Animated images in a signature are not allowed

    We also have some rules that apply for certain forums
    Hosting Forum

    * The hosting forum is for discussion of hosts and hosting options for vBulletin customers. Advertising of hosting services is not allowed. This includes any host or anyone with a financial interest in or a partnership relationship with a host from replying to questions or requests regarding hosting services. Any posts violating this rule will be removed.
    * Because of the high rate of software piracy on 'free' hosts, discussion and questions regarding free hosting services are not appropriate for this forum. Please feel free to use this forum to discuss paid hosting services.
    * The hosting forum cannot be used to promote specific hosts. We will moderate posts and users continuing to excessively promote or advertise any hosts. Anyone abusing this will lose their right to post in this forum.

    Chit Chat forum

    The Chit Chat forum is where vBulletin owners and fans can gather to chat about almost anything, technical or non-technical in nature. If you have a question that doesn't fit into any other forum, or just want to chat, this is the place.
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    All sites sent to this address will be added to our anti-piracy database and will be investigated. The name of the person submitting the report will always remain confidential.

    We will be unable to respond with whether this site is properly licensed or not, or our actions, for privacy reasons.
    Third-Party Disputes and Customizations

    We will not mediate third-party disputes due to third-party purchases. Third-party purchases include styles, addons, custom programming and modifications, pay-per-post services, purchasing second-hand licenses, moderation fees, advertising fees or any product not directly purchased from Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Purchasing these items from another company is done at your own risk. If you have an issue with a third-party regarding their support or conduct then you will need to handle it through the means they provide. Any such threads on this topic will be closed.

    We cannot provide support for third-party customizations. This includes contract programming, purchased or free styles, or modifications downloaded from http://www.vbulletin.org.
    Moderation

    Although the administrators and moderators of vBulletin Community Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of vBulletin Community Forum, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

    By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

    The owners of vBulletin Community Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
    Staff Disputes

    Any disputes with the staff of the vBulletin Community Forums will be handled in private through the Private Message System or the Support System ticket. If you wish to escalate any issue with staff then please visit: http://www.vbulletin.com/go/sales.
    Addendum

    We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.

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    • #3
      Two

      Originally posted by www.webhostingtalk.com
      Warning. Your postings on this public forum will become public. Your text will be available to anyone with an internet connection.

      By using this web site, you agree to be contacted by site administration, regardless of your account settings, when it becomes necessary to do so regarding your account activity.

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      You are permitted a maximum of one account, active or inactive, regardless of how many companies you represent. If you choose to ignore this important restriction, all your accounts will be disabled. If you require a temporary user name for any reason, please open a helpdesk ticket. If you require a user name change, please open a helpdesk ticket. If you have forgotten your log in details and are unable to retrieve them via the system, do not create a new account, please open a helpdesk ticket. Web Hosting Talk allows one account per member and one member per account.

      We don't intend to censor messages based on the opinions expressed within posts, but we will enforce the policies outlined both here and on the Forum. We reserve the right to remove, modify or move posts at our discretion and without explanation. Please contact the Community Leaders via our help desk at www.webhostingtalk.com/helpdesk if you do not understand any of the rules, guidelines or policies outlined below.

      Suspension of your account is a definite consequence of not adhering to these guidelines.

      In addition to the rules posted here, you are required to read any individual forum rules which may be posted at the top of specific forums as Important threads or Announcements. By using this forum, you further agree to abide by iNET Interactive's Terms of Use. WebHostingTalk staff assume members have read them and will not take ignorance of any rules as an excuse for not following the rules, policies, and guidelines outlined here and in the forum specific rules.

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      * We take the "Be Polite" rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.
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      • #4
        Three

        Originally posted by www.phpbb.com
        This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at www.phpbb.com. Please read it and become familiar with it, it's terms are retroactive and agreed by team and group members.

        1.
        Forum rules
        1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below). #
        2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. #
        3. Members are asked to not act as “back seat moderators”. If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Please use the “post report” feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly “act” as moderators may be warned.#
        4. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. #
        5. 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. #
        6. Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([IMG][/IMG]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed. #
        7. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned. #
        8. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc. Examples of good titles include; "Getting an TABLE FULL error upon login", "Cannot restore a backup", etc. #
        9. Members are welcome to use the test forum for general "test purposes". These may include checking signatures, testing a link or image, etc. (subject to previous points on decency, warez, etc.). #
        10. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. Recruiting members for your own projects (moderators, designers, professional MOD work, etc.) is not permitted and is also considered spam. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. See specific item on spam and 3rd party linking for more information. #
        11. Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in phpBB before first notifying the developers. You should submit all finds to our security tracker. Time should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to respond. #
        12. The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users. #
        13. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging. #
        2.
        Signatures
        1. Signatures may contain up to five lines of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image, valid combinations include; a single image of no more than 60px high, 468px wide and 6kB (6000 Bytes) in size. Signatures containing an image this large may also include one line of small size text. Signatures containing an image of 30px high may include up to three lines of small size text or two lines of normal size text. Images of 15px height or less may allow up to three lines of normal size text or four lines of small size text. Animated images are not allowed. #
        2. Text sizes should be between 75% and 100% (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, and so forth. #
        3. Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. phpBB Team members are allowed additional links to aid in rendering support for phpBB. Such links may only be to *.phpbb.com or approved material. Linked sites may be commercial in nature. You may not include links in a way which suggests you offer official support, software, etc. for phpBB. You may not link to warez, porn or political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits. #
        4. Users abusing these rules will be warned. #
        3.
        Avatars
        1. Users are permitted to utilise a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 120 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of team members), may not exceed 12KiB (12288 Bytes) in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed). #
        2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, and so forth. #
        3. Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges #
        4.
        Support of phpBB 2.x and phpBB 3.x product
        1. phpBB.com exists to support phpBB 2.x and phpBB 3.x as made available for download on this site. No support will be given for versions of phpBB 2.x or phpBB 3.x released or made available from other sites. This includes but is not limited to; mirrors, modded boards, modularised phpBB 2.x or phpBB 3.x components, etc. Users of these boards should seek support at the site from where they obtained the package. #
        2. Similarly no support is given to versions of phpBB 2.x or phpBB 3.x obtained via CVS/SVN or those using the snapshot packages made available at area51. #
        3. Members who have others install their forum for them should firstly direct support requests to that person/company. phpBB is designed to be easily installed and members are strongly encouraged to install the software themselves. Support is available for specific questions on installation. #
        4. Likewise the support forums are not to be used to ask questions on MySQL, Apache, Linux, etc. Questions regarding the applications phpBB requires should be directed to the support site of the relevant software. #
        5. Support is offered only via these forums and #phpbb on irc.freenode.net. Do not contact team members privately (via any method) to ask for support. Users found to be contacting team members asking for support will be warned. #
        6. When joining the #phpbb channel users should be aware that additional terms exist, see terms of use for complete details. #
        7. Before posting a support question users are asked to try and solve the issue themselves. This includes reading the documentation enclosed with phpBB (INSTALL.html, README.html and FAQ.html, the Userguide, the Knowledge Base and using Search. Users who persistently ask questions without showing any desire to help themselves should expect to receive at best a delayed response and at worst no response at all. #
        8. When posting a support question bumping is permitted only after six hours have elapsed since the last post to that topic. Users who abuse this will be warned. #
        9. Members should note this software and board are maintained on a voluntary basis. No team member receives payment of any kind for time spent here. Users should therefore not post demanding support, bug fixes, etc. Users who disrespect the work of team members will be warned. #
        10. Members are requested to retain the full copyright as shown on the default subSilver, subsilver2 and prosilver templates. If for good reason this message cannot be displayed we request at least the "Powered by phpBB" be retained with phpBB linked to http://www.phpbb.com ... said message should be plainly visible and not hidden in the background colour, and so forth.#
        11. Members who remove (or fail to display on their own template) this message will receive no support here. Users found adding copyrights back for a short period and then removing them after obtaining support will find that future aid will not be given. #
        5.
        Support of Mods, styles, etc. and linking offsite
        1. If the author of a Mod, style, etc. maintains their own support board (or uses someone elses board) they may direct users to that board or site for the purpose of offering support and/or updates to their Mod/s. Alternatively authors may maintain a topic here at www.phpbb.com (in the appropriate forum) for each item they produce, directing users to that topic where appropriate. Such topics are intended for support only and not for general promotion of non-phpBB product, sites, and so forth. #
        2. Members may include or post links to 3rd party sites in an effort to render support for phpBB in response to a support request (including requests for Mods not available at this site). Members are not permitted to post links to material unrelated to phpBB or where linked material is not relevant to a given support request. #
        3. Members who maintain localised (non-English) phpBB2 support forums may be allowed a link within the Support section of this site. Members should contact the website team leader to propose their site. #
        4. General linking (within posts) to other sites is generally not permitted. Exceptions may be made where links are being offered in a "support context" for non-phpBB related questions. Acceptable support contexts may include (but are not limited to): problems with non-forum 3rd party software, hardware, and so forth. Unacceptable support contexts include requests for hosting providers, questions and discussion of alternative fora systems, and so forth. #
        6.
        Show Off
        1. phpBB no longer provides a general forum or other solution for users to promote or show off their sites. Consistent with Rules 1j, 5b and 5d users may not promote or show off their sites through their own posts. Such posting constitutes spam and may lead to a warning. Users or other persons wishing to advertise at www.phpbb.com should read our advertisement information.#
        7.
        Policing
        1. phpBB operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days. #
        2. Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above. #
        3. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the relevant team leader, e.g. if warned by a moderator you should contact the Moderator team leader. If they feel you were treated badly they remove a warning. #
        4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user. #
        5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban. #
        6. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While phpBB may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence. #
        8.
        Translation forums
        1. In order to keep things understandable for our end-users, language packs are to be released through the languages download page only: we do not allow release topics in the Translations forums. These forums are meant for getting help with translation issues and finding users to co-operate on a translation only, not for releasing "duplicate" language packs or linking to external sources which contain such releases. #
        2. Topics which were posted prior to the addition of a given language pack to our system but not relevant to this specific translation will be left intact but may be locked if we choose to. #
        3. Applying for a translation should be done through the designated system on our languages page; posting a topic about this will not get you added and such topics may be removed. #
        4. We would like to encourage collaboration between translators so please, if you see a topic about a translation you would like to work on, choose to co-operate instead of starting a competition. Topics of this nature will be locked immediately if we choose to. #

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by www.eve-online.com
          EVE Forum Rules

          The EVE forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the EVE community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the EVE Online forums.

          TERMS OF SERVICE
          We would like to direct your attention to the Website Terms of Use Agreement, particularly Section 6, which deals directly with the Forums.

          * 6.1 tells you what you can and cannot do on the forums.
          * 6.2 tells you what the moderators can do to regulate the forums.
          * 6.3 tells you what procedures may be put in place by CCP.

          RULES OF CONDUCT

          1. You must have an active Eve Online game account to post on our forums.
          Your forum account is linked to your game account. If you are suspended or banned from the game, you will not be able to post. If you are suspended from the message boards, your game account will be reviewed and you may be banned from the game, as well.

          2. Screenshots may not be posted.
          In order to provide optimum forum performance for our users, the posting of screenshots is prohibited in the forum. You may provide links to screenshots you have hosted elsewhere. Screenshots taken from the world of EVE may be posted in the Screenshot section, provided they are in accordance with the rules set forth for that section of our site. Other images are not permitted.

          3. Posting images on the forums is prohibited with the following exceptions:

          a. Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines: signature graphics that may only contain your character name, corporation logo, corporation or personal slogan or other text that is directly related to your in-game persona, or content directly related to EVE Online. All content must be in good taste.

          Additional restrictions are as follows:

          * No more than one signature image may be used
          * Maximum height: 120 pixels
          * Maximum width: 400 pixels
          * Maximum file size: 24,000 bytes (not Kbytes)


          b. Corporation or Alliance Recruitment Banners are permitted only in the Alliance and Corporation Recruitment Center. Banners must be related to your organization or EVE specific.

          Additional restrictions are:

          * No more than one image
          * Maximum Height: 700 pixels
          * Maximum Width: 500 pixels
          * Maximum File Size: 75kb
          * 100 pixels/inch resolution


          c. Press Release Banners are permitted only in the Corporation, Alliance and Organization Discussions channel. All banners may only contain Corporation or Alliance name and logo and OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE printed on the bottom right of the image.

          PR Banners must also meet the following restrictions:

          * No more than one image
          * Maximum Height: 200 pixels
          * Maximum Width: 450 pixels
          * Maximum File Size: 40kb


          4. Be respectful of others at all times.
          The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.

          5. Ranting is prohibited
          A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community and helpful in the development of the game, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.

          6. Personal attacks are prohibited.
          Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated. Corporation, faction members and other players are cautioned to avoid allowing an "in character" dispute become an "out of character" personal attack. The game is designed for role playing and/or portraying a role and it is sometimes easy for tempers to flare when the lines between the virtual world and the real world are crossed. Keep in-game disputes in the game and off the forum, please, unless it is clearly a mutual, in character exchange.

          7. Trolling is prohibited.
          Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.

          8. No posting of personal information
          Please respect the privacy of other Eve players and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.

          9. Private communication between the Game Masters, Eve Team members, moderators and administrators of the forum and the forum users is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue.
          You are not permitted to publicize any private correspondence (including petitions) received from any of the aforementioned.

          10. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum.
          Such matters shall remain private between the CCP and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please contact mods@eve-online.com.

          11. Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
          The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.

          12. Spamming, bumping and pyramid quoting are prohibited.
          Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same topic or text or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Petitions or "/signed" posts are a version of bumping and likewise are not permitted. Pyramid quoting is a response to a forum thread which contains the quotes of four or more previous posters, sometimes with additional spaces added unnecessarily. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

          13. Do not post about bugs and exploits.
          Bugs and exploits should be reported through the proper method by filing a report for our Quality Assurance department. You can find the form here. Issues discovered while playing on the Chaos test server should be noted in the Patch Review forum. Discussions about unverified problems in the game can cause unnecessary panic in the community. When there is an issue the community needs to be aware of, we will make an official statement about it.

          14. Redundant threads will be deleted.
          As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.

          15. Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer, administrator or CCP employee is strictly prohibited.
          You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum or in the game, even in jest. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your Eve account.

          16. "Newbie" bashing will not be tolerated, particularly in the Newcomer's Forum.
          New forum members are encouraged to use, but not restricted to, the Newcomer's Forum. The Newcomer's Forum is specifically designed to provide a platform for those who are new to the EVE community to ask questions and learn more about the game. Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses. All flames will be automatically deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently barred from future forum use. The answers to many new players' questions may be found in the Eve Knowledge Base and we encourage our players to seek information there before posing questions on the boards.

          17. All posts must be about or related to Eve Online.
          Posts about other games or game companies, products or services not related to Eve are not permitted.

          18. You may not post advertisements.
          Posts discussing or linking to online auction sites or the sale of in-game goods or services for real money are strictly prohibited.

          19. Avoid using profanity.
          Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.

          20. Post constructively.
          Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.

          21. Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.
          To discuss problems or concerns, please send an e-mail to: mods@eve-online.com.

          22. Please use English when posting on the forums.
          Please use English when posting on the forums as a courtesy to other players unless the forum channel is specifically created for discussions in another language.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by www.webproworld.com
            he following are a general list of forum rules. We ask that you read these rules before posting in the WebProWorld forums. In addition, some individual forums on WebProWorld also have their own rules specific to that forum, which should also be read before posting.

            The rules will be updated as necessary.

            WebProWorld Forum Rules:

            Overall Community Attitude

            * Keep in mind that WebProWorld is a professional e-business community
            * Our purpose is to share, help and support others
            * Always display a positive, friendly attitude
            * Be respectful of others' opinions
            * Allow your fellow members to voice their opinions
            * DO NOT deliberately start arguments. Debates are great, as long as they remain respectful!
            * Always try to "give" back to our community. For each time you find help or answers here at WebProWorld, try to help someone else out in return. You may find that what goes around comes around...
            * Give people a little time to respond to your requests. There's a lot going on in these forums and it may take a little time for people to notice and respond to your request. Please be patient.
            * DO NOT just make a negative statement and leave the person hanging out to dry. Although you may consider yourself to be an "expert" now, try to remember that we were all new and learning once upon a time. Take it easy on your fellow members!
            * Do NOT make threats or implied threats towards other members -- even if you think it's fun.


            Inappropriate Behavior

            * DO NOT Make Inappropriate or Offensive Posts - including threats, harrassment, swearing, prejudice, slander or deliberate insults/name-calling, or other negative remarks about WebProWorld, its moderators and administrators, iEntry, or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS
            * Do NOT drag another member's personal site into a forum discussion unless the discussion directly involves that site OR if the member brings his or her own site into the discussion first. There's no point in ruining a good debate by accidentally (or intentionally) offending someone with a personal comment.
            * WebProWorld believes in integrity and respects what other forums have to offer. Because we realize members of WebProWorld may also be members of other forums, do not try to degrade or discredit other forums, their administrators and moderators, or their members. This includes slander and other offensive comments.
            * DO NOT POST PORN or adult content. This also inludes sites promoting activities such as drug abuse, gambling and links to sites containing such content.
            * Non-pornographic adult related material (such as lingerie) is allowed, as long as you provide a warning in your post, such as:


            * "WARNING: Site contains adult content that may be unsuitable for some individuals."
            * Even though this is an international forum, please make sure that your posts are written in English.
            * We want WebProWorld to be open to people of all ages, genders, races, and sexualities, so any inappropriate or offensive posts will be deleted
            * Please DO NOT embed cookies in your posts in the WebProWorld forums.


            Forum Abuse Policy:

            * 1st Offense - A polite Private Message from a Moderator pointing out the Forum Rules, in addition to the editing or deletion of the post
            * 2nd Offense - Public warning on the message board plus deletion of post
            * 3rd Offense - Moderators will discuss and possibly delete the user from the WebProWorld forum

            Depending on the situation, Admin may bypass any and all of these steps and take whatever action is deemed appropriate.

            Private Message and Email Abuse Policy:

            * DO NOT use WebProWorld as a basis for spamming or scamming our members.
            * We take PM/email abuse very seriously, and it will result in the immediate removal of your membership and ban of your IP address, without warning


            Our SPAM Policy

            * Please make sure that you are posting for the good of the community, not just for the sake of self-promotion :)
            * Please refrain from posting affiliate links and press releases in our forums.
            * Surveys are not allowed, unless you have been given permission in advance from a Site Admin
            * Do NOT use the WebProWorld community for the purpose of 'spam' or excessive advertisements! This includes forum posts, private messages, or emails to other WebProworld members
            * Our moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any posts they consider to be 'spam'
            * If we find that you are spamming our community, you will be warned by a Moderator or Site Admin, and it may lead to the deletion of your posts and/or the removal of your WebProWorld account


            Identity Theft

            * DO NOT impersonate anyone whom you are not, regardless of who the other individual may be. Identity theft is illegal and will not be tolerated.


            Multiple Posts

            * DO NOT post the same topic in multiple forums. If you are unsure of which forum a thread should go under, just state that in your post, and a moderator will move the thread to the correct forum. Multiple posts are unnecessary and will be deleted.
            * DO NOT post the same question multiple times in multiple threads in the same forum. If no one responds to your question or request, just post a reply to the same message thread again to bring the message to the top of the list so folks notice it.


            Signature Restrictions:

            * Maximum length: 3 lines
            * No images or cookie requests allowed
            * You may link to your site, but no illegal, pornographic or otherwise objectionable links are allowed
            * No more than 3 links per signature


            Font Restrictions:

            * Do NOT use excessively large font sizes, as it is considered to be "shouting" and will be edited back down to the default size by the moderators


            Image Restrictions:

            * Unless otherwise stated, if you post an image in the forums, please keep the image size under 50K, and preferably under 300 x 300 pixels
            * All avatars, or as we call them, member photos must be of you. Images of characters or graphics of any kind will be removed when found.


            By joining WebProWorld forum and member newsletter, you agree to abide by the forum rules, and you understand that violations will not be tolerated.

            Please report any member whom you feel to be in violation of these rules to a moderator or Site Admin immediately.

            Thanks!
            The WebProWorld Team

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            • #7
              The xkcd fora rules are pretty light.

              1. Standard forum rules apply; no flaming, no trolling, no spamming.
              2. Use the Report This Post button to flag threads that appear to be breaking a rule, rather than replying to them.
              3. Please do not post any links before you have reached five posts.
              4. Search first to see if a thread on a topic you wish to discuss has already been created.
              5. Try and keep off-topic posts controlled. If the thread you want to post in seems off-topic, post anyway. On-topic posts always take precedence over off-topic.
              6. Please keep posts entirely consisting of "PONIES! Ponies, ponies, ponies!1! I like Ponies!" or "seconded", "thirded", etc. at a minimum. If you don't have anything to contribute to the conversation, then by all means don't.
              7. Do not double post. Use the Edit Button.
              8. Do not cross post in multiple boards. You may link to existing posts and threads when relevant, but do not reproduce them entirely.
              9. Do not post browser-crashing pranks.
              10. Do not post blocks of coloured text. Red text is reserved for mods, so please do not use any shade of red at all.
              11. Keep signature images under 100 px vertically and keep the filesize as low as possible.
              12. Handle moderation concerns through the proper channels - do not start a thread about it, and do not derail a current thread to discuss it. PM the moderator in question, or if that's not known, another moderator.
              13. If you have any questions or issues or anything you'd like to talk to us about, feel free to PM a moderator and we'll see what we can do for you.

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              • #8
                hb... don't hexapost that much man, use the edit button ^_^

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                • #9
                  I like to go by the simple rule, "Don't be an asshat." It really covers everything.

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                  • #10
                    Whenever i see those "Agree to these terms" things forwhatever i'm signing up to, it's pretty much telling me to be good and not do anything stupid

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                    • #11
                      And of course, being quite the contrary bastard, you make it your personal crusade to break that cardinal rule at every opportunity you get, no?

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