Just to Clarify

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Just to Clarify

Post by Admin on Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:42 pm

The following are a few rules that I think we can all agree on.


We at the Lenoir Forums believe in freedom of speech. This forum will reflect that. Though tempers may run high, we still have been given the gift of believing in whatever we choose.

However, there are a small amount of infractions that transcend the freedom of speech. Though they are very limited, these infractions will get you in trouble here on the Lenoir Forums, and can result in permanent banishment.

Generally the first offense for breaking the rules will result in a warning. You will be notified via PM that you have violated one or more of our rules. Everyone messes up, this is why the warning is in place. If you break a rule, and can then go for an EXTENDED period of time without breaking another, you'll pretty much only have to worry about verbal warnings.

However, if a verbal warning doesn't cut it, we will go to phase to. You will be banned from the board, for a period of 1 week. It'll give you some time to cool off.

On the 3rd offense, you will be banned for a period of 1 month. This is the final step. If you cannot control yourself after three warnings...

The 4th offense will get you banned for life.

Also, do try to remember, for extreme cases the administration can and will skip one or more of the 4 strikes, and just ban you outright. Use common sense people. It's not hard.



Rules:


VULGARITY

  • Cursing


- While allowed, we at the Lenoir Forums V2 ask that you do so in moderation. Use your good judgment.
- Racist words will not be allowed because. . .that's just unnecessary.



  • Images


    - Pornographic images in general are not allowed and will not be tolerated.

    - Images exceeding the bandwidth will be taken down, and you will be asked to resize them.
    - Posting images of another member in you profile, avatar, or signature is not acceptable.


Offensive images, pornography, etc. . .is a tough issue. Fortunately, I have figured out the best way to go about this. If you are posting an image that may be offensive (and is not something from the above list), the SUBJECT LINE of the thread should have the initials "NSFW" in it somewhere.

NSFW of course means NOT SAFE FOR WORK. This will alert people that the thread contains offensive images, and they can make the decision of whether or not to click on it.

!!! Remember, if the subject contains the letters NSFW, then odds are something offensive will be inside!!!

Ignore those if you are offended. Freedom of speech. Use your discretion.

Signatures containing images may NOT have offensive material in them. Again, use common sense. This also goes for avatars.

All images in signatures should be no larger than 500 pixels wide and 600 pixels tall. If you are unsure of how to go about this, or even what I'm talking about, ASK IN THE "WELCOME" thread (it's stickied at the top of the board), and someone will help you.


VIOLENCE

  • Threats


Threats will be dealt with swiftly and harshly. However, we tend to get pretty riled up in this forum, so calling someone an idiot, or even cursing at someone, does not constitute a threat. However, directly threatening to harm anther person on this board (and this includes threats to hack them) is not going to fly.

    - To threaten someone with bodily harm, mental breakdown, or harm to someone close to them is unforgivable.

    - Banning threats from moderators and admin that are not justified are not acceptable.


(EX)

"FUCK YOU, YOU'RE A COCKSUCKER, AND I HOPE EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY DIES IN A CAR FIRE."

= not a threat

^ Although this would be considered rude, and annoying, it's not a threat.


"I'm going to kick your ass" or "I'm going to kill you. . .and no, I'm not joking."

= considered a threat

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

Absolutely no illegal activities will be tolerated.

  • Theft


- This includes (but is not limited to:) Identity theft and credit card fraud.
- Hacking someone's account will result in an immediate ban.


Identity theft also includes stealing someone's picture and using it as your own on the internet. So don't.

  • Sales


- If you have something you want to sale, do so through the IWANNA. Do not post advertisements here.
- Selling drugs through the forums is unacceptable.


  • BOARDS


Any spamming or flooding of the board will result in immediate and PERMANENT banishment.

- No double posting. This doesn't mean you can't promote something, or even self promote; it means don't be an asshole about it. We don't need 20 topics. 1 will suffice.


  • MISCELLANEOUS


- No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to post on these forums.

Now, obviously you can lie about your age, and we'll probably never know the difference. However if we indeed DO find out that you are under the age of 18, you will be kindly asked to leave, and to come back when you have reached the proper age. If you refuse, a banning will be put into place until you have reached the age of 18... unless we just forget about you. Then it'll probably be forever. Sorry, but with freedom, comes responsibility. Being as this forum has no censorship, it would be irresponsible, and possibly illegal to allow minors access to the forums.

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Beyond that, everything goes.

I can't think of any other rules to add, and we don't want a ton of rules. We'd like to keep this pretty informal and fun. However, if you can think of a good rule, send me, or one of the other admins a PM, and it'll be taken into consideration.

We're reasonable here. Unlike the admins of the topix forums who won't talk to you, or even identify themselves, WE GIVE A DAMN!

Have fun.

Thanks
-The Management

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