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This thread is a guideline and list for new announcements that are taking in effect in the forums. Anything new added in the Site Rules will also be announced and updated here to ensure that everyone's aware of any changes.


Site Rules Amendments


  • Autoplay/Loop Videos [As of June 30, 2010]
Please do not post any autoplay / loop videos. This can lead to several issues for members and may instantly crash anyone's computer if the load is that severe. If you are caught doing it, the staff will instantly delete the post or videos without warning and you will be asked not to do it again via PM. Failure to comply to this rule after a verbal warning will eventu
ally lead to an infraction.


  • Spam [As of July 31, 2010]
Spamming smileys to the point that it may lag a user's computer and crash their connection if the load is that severe is prohibited in any forum, spam section or not. If you are caught doing this, your post will be immediately deleted on the spot, and a warning will be issued by a staff member via PM. Repeated offense will result in an infraction. There is no need to post multiple smileys all at once. This same rule applies in the Shoutbox.


  • Signatures and Avatars [Updated as of August 3, 2010]
The maximum combined height for signature space will now be 500 pixels. So you may put in two signatures, providing that their maximum height is 200 pixels each. It also leaves you enough room to add in quotes, sig bars and such if you wish, just as long as everything stays within 500 pixels. Or, you may add in a 3rd signature instead, providing that the maximum height is less than 100 pixels, so it still totals out to be 500 pixels in any case. The size for avatars is still 100x100 pixels, although depending on your usergroup, you may upgrade to 150x150 pixels.

[Please read Signature Limit for more information on this]

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Latest Update: [As of August 3, 2010]

- The spam section is closed for posting for the next 24-48 hours. Staff will be maintaining the section and working on a new spam guideline. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
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[As of August 25, 2010]
  • The RPG post requirement has been reduced to 25. This should be a more preferable setup for new members that come to this site in order to play the RPG Inferno.
 

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Site Rules Amendments

[As of February 21, 2011]

  • Tag Clouds / User Tagging:
When tagging, do not use it in a way that would cause any problems with members. Tags will be expected to follow the same general rules as the forums, depending on in which sub-forum they appear. Tags in post count sections will be on-topic and relevant. Tags that can be seen as trolling or flaming will be deleted immediately. Take note that staff can see which user posted which tag, so users will be held responsible for what they tag. If you are user tagging someone, please don't do it every single time you mention a user. The feature exist only if there's actually a valid reason you want someone's attention to that post/thread.


  • Social Groups
Members are able to create and manage their own social groups, but with that, comes responsibility. Please do not create groups for the sole intention of insulting any members, thinking that the private feature can't hurt those who cannot see it. Treat it as you would any forum; rules still apply and it will still be moderated. You are allowed to create 5 Social Groups in total. Staff has the right to delete any groups that we deem is not appropriate, so keep the topic and discussion clean.
 

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User Tagging/Mention Restrictions

[As of June 7, 2011]

Lord Golbez briefly discussed a few concerns with us and therefore another rule and restriction has been put into effect.



  • User Tagging/Mentions Restrictions

Mention, Tag, and Quote restrictions have been enabled. You can change the settings in your User CP > User Tagging > Settings. If you only want to be alerted from users in your friends list, you now have the option to do so.

On that same token, spamming of mentions in the Spam section or any other section in the forums is not allowed. It is quite intrusive especially if there was no valid reason for you to call members' attention in the first place. Members and staff find this highly annoying and unnecessary. Use the mention system if you have a reason for doing so, but if you are caught spamming this feature, you will receive a warning and/or infraction.
 

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Few Announcements

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. To follow up on last week's announcement...

Usergroups

Deleted a few usergroups for easier functionality.

Previous usergroup promotion setup:

Junior Member: 0-25 posts
Junior Member PMS: (Random)
Member: 25-100 posts
Full Member: 100-1000 posts
Veteran: 1,000 posts + 1 year membership

New usergroup promotion setup:

Member: 0 - 150 posts
Full Member: 150 - 1000 posts
Veteran: 1000 posts + 1 year membership

The reason for this is mainly cut down on the workload via ACP and its usergroup/forum permissions. It's a hassle to edit every single usergroup per mods/hacks that exist in the system. If you notice any issues / changes to your account, please let us know.


Spam

Disabled from the Top Stats. This is now the default setting. If you click on "What's New" in the navbar, the spam threads will be available then.

Belazor will post about this in support forums for InfoPanel, so that they can all look into having members enable/disable which forums show up in their Top Stats.

Members (0-150 posts) and Guests also cannot view or access Spam section.

Survivor

Same as usual, flaming will be allowed this year. Just no trolling/flaming hosts or members outside of Survivor.

Any further questions or suggestions, please PM us. Thank you all. :)
 

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Update: 5/17/2013

Regarding Warnings
Just a quick note regarding staff warnings for members breaking rules. Warnings are a courtesy not a requirement. Yes, staff will typically give one or two warnings if a member is breaking rules. No, these warnings are not required before a staff member can issue an infraction. Too many warnings can complicate things and may make some members think they can push the limits a bit because they will just get a warning. So this is just a heads up. If members are found to be breaking a rule, staff can issue an infraction at their own discretion.

 

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Updated Site Rules for clarity purposes:



  • Flaming / Trolling:
For the purposes of keeping an open, inviting, and congenial environment, we do not allow flaming or trolling of members. This includes, but is not limited to: insulting, provoking, intimidating, bullying, or harassing other members, or their beliefs, opinions, or lifestyles. If staff sees flaming or trolling happen, or is issued a report thereof, staff will first warn the offending member if appropriate. If the behavior continues, an infraction will be issued.

If you are being flamed / trolled, please report the issue right away. Even if provoked by others, any rules broken will be handled accordingly and may result in disciplinary action.




  • Warnings:
Warnings are a courtesy, not a requirement. Staff reserves the right, depending on the severity of the action, to issue an infraction regardless of whether a warning has been given. (Similarly, only one official 0-point warning will be given, regardless of infraction type. For example, if you are issued a warning regarding flaming, no warning regarding trolling, spamming, or posting offensive material will be issued. It will be an infraction.)
 

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Added Reputation System in the Site Rules to avoid sticky situations between members and admins.



  • Reputation System

[5/27/2014] Please make sure that any positive and negative comments are kept appropriate and within Site Rules. If a member reports any abuse in the system, your reputation privileges will be revoked. Please be considerate with this feature. Read Reputation System for more info.
 
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Daily Interest

Collecting interest in the Bank is currently disabled for now while we look into the system and make some adjustments.

Announcement will be posted soon regarding this. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
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