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« on: January 09, 2012, 12:18:16 am »

Evionet
Official Forum Rules


The Evionet Official Rules are designed in a way to allow all the members of this forum to respect the values of other members. The forum rules aim to protect members and the staff around the forum to ensure that it is an enjoyable, safe experience for all of it's members. Rules may be subject to change; please check back on the forum rules as often as possible to review the rules.

If you are a new member, we ask that you introduce yourself in this board.

1. Be respectful and have a positive attitude.
Do not bash, insult, flame, troll, or cuss at any other member. If the average person would not say it to a stranger in real life, do not say it on this forum. If you are incapable of recognizing how to treat other people or do not know how to act yourself, we will not consider you mature enough to stay on this forum and you will be banned until you can grow up.

If you disagree with another member's point of view, logically and civilly argue against their POINTS, not the person. People come from many different backgrounds and situations, so assume the best in others when conversing on this forum. Never make a post personal or attack another person. If you find yourself consistently disagreeing with another member and you are on the brink of bashing them, simply ignore them. If you find yourself being flamed or trolled by another member, please do not give that person the satisfaction of a response. Report the offensive post or PM so that a staff member can handle the situation.

If someone needs help with something, please do not respond unless you have something positive or helpful to add. Do not be elitist. Do not be arrogant. Do not walk around with an attitude. Nobody likes a snob.

Show a positive attitude. Being negative, sour, or hateful toward the site, its members, and its staff will result in a ban. We don't want you here if you don't want to be here.

Do not be annoying. "Annoying" is a subjective term, but if it begins to become a noticeable and reoccurring problem, we can temporarily ban you for it.

2. Do not spam.
Spamming is one of the most common Internet offenses. Spamming includes posting messages with little to no intellectual value, posting messages that have no relevance to the topic at hand, posting messages that are meaningless or unneeded, and posting messages that lack proper grammar and spelling. Little to no intelligent discussion can come from a SPAM post. If you do have the need to spam, we ask that you limit yourself to this one thread.

We insist that you refrain from double posting. While in some cases it may be appropriate, most times it can be considered spam and annoying.

3. Use proper spelling and grammar.
Writing incoherent and badly written posts can make a forum look trashy. Other people might have a hard time understanding your posts. If you are incapable of writing a clean and coherent post, we will have to warn you. Take pride in your posts, use your browser's spell check, double check your wording (modify if needed), and there should be no problems.

4. Do not post inappropriate content.
Many members on this forum are young. Posting any inappropriate content, in any form, will not be tolerated. This includes obscene images, videos, and text. Inappropriateness is determined at the discretion of the moderating team.

5. You are only allowed to have one account and must be responsible with it.
You are only allowed to have one account on these forums for security purposes. Never register another account, even if you forget your password - your IP will be banned without exception. Contact an admin by email or IM if you are unable to recover your password and we will do our best to help you.

6. You, and you alone, are responsible for your account and anything that happens on it.
Do not let anyone use it at any time. Saying "it wasn't me, it was my brother/sister/parent/friend" will not fly. Be sure to double check that you logged out if there is a chance someone could get on your account while you are away. Make sure to change your password once in a while. Again, you will be held responsible for anything that happens on your account, so protect it at all times.

If you have siblings who want to register an account, you must notify an admin (red name) before or right after the sibling registers since you will be sharing the same IP address. If you do not notify us, we will think you are making another account, in which case you will be IP banned. If we find out you have more than one account, all of the accounts will be banned, your IP will be banned, and you will never be allowed back on these forums again. So don't do it.

7. Prohibited topics.
Any sort of message discriminating against a group, ethnicity, etc. is not allowed. Religious, political, and similar topics are okay AS LONG AS they do not attack a specific group. Please remain civil when discussing these sensitive topics or warnings and bans will be issued.

8. Only revive "dead" topics if you have something new or valuable to add.
A thread is considered "dead" after 1 month without a new post. You may revive any dead thread without consequence as long as you have something completely new or valuable to add to the discussion. What is considered new or valuable to the thread is determined by the moderating team, so make sure it's a good post if you're going to revive a thread!

9. Threads must have a sensible title.
When creating a new thread, make sure the thread's title gives a clear and specific idea of its content. For example, never name a deck thread "Best team ever" or name a thread asking a question, "Can you help me?" Give them specific titles. In the case of a question, it is advised to ask the question, or at least part of it, in the title, and go into further detail in the thread itself (ex: "Need help building an RU Team?"). Also, be aware of the topics made. Try to not create the same topic that was already made.

10. Do not mini-mod - use the report system!
If you try to scold another member for breaking the forum rules, termed "mini-modding," you will be warned. As tempting as it is to correct people, the mods are here for a reason! Plus we don't want you to start a fight with another member. If you see a post that violates any of the rules, you should use the report button that is below each post. This button immediately notifies all mods that someone is possibly breaking a rule. Do not take matters into your own hands - use the report button!

Do not abuse the report system. If you use the  button to alert mods about a post, only do it once per post. Reporting a post 20 times will not make us get to the thread any faster. Other abuses of the report system, like reporting yourself or reporting posts that are not questionable at all, will be considered report system abuse.

11. Signature and Avatar limits.

Maximum height for images in signatures is 500px (your overall signature should not go too much over this boundary if you add text/quotes). Avatars are automatically resized to 125x125px if they are larger. If you need help with customizing your profile, ask your questions in Site Discussion.

If you have any further questions regarding these rules, please feel free to PM a staff member.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 12:41:33 am »

Consequences for Breaking the Rules

1. All moderators will be keeping an eye on the forum constantly. However, if you find someone breaking the rules, it is up to you or other members to report the posts, and to aware the moderators or admin about it, if they want something done.

2. If a person does break a serious rule or does something to interrupt and disturb others, they will get a warning via a PM. Details of what will happen to them, and what they have done will be on the PM. Do not argue about it, and just accept it, so you don't get yourself in more trouble.

3. The second time this happens, if you have broken a small rule you will receive another warning. However, for more serious offenses, without warning you will temporarily be banned, for a short time period. We will not tell you when the ban will start, or when it will end. It most likely goes around 2-4 days.

4. The third time, you will be banned again for a longer period of time. The IP Address might become locked/banned, and it may be like that for a very long period of time.

5. Do not evade bans or let a banned member use your account. If you are banned, do not try to make a new account, change your IP, etc. to get back. This will only result in more permanent IP bans.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 12:57:53 am »

REMEMBER:

1. Being a new member does not give you a temporary immunity to the rules, so please read them and follow them.

2. Don't change your username every day, and don't change it into a very long one or to an inappropriate one.

3. Don't ask the Staff or constantly say in your post how, or, that you want to become a moderator. We will contact you if we find you're suitable or make a contest if we need more moderators.
   
4. Always contact a moderator if you have a problem, or make a new topic in the Site Discussion Board.

5. Make sure to read the rules of certain topics/boards. They contain their own unique rules that must be followed.
 
ALWAYS have fun, follow the rules, make the best of the forum, and enjoy yourself!!!
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