Forum Rules

Discussion in 'Server Information' started by Operator, May 19, 2011.

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  1. Operator

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    Taco 'n' Banana Forum Rules and Guidelines
    • Only one account is allowed per user; if you wish to have a second one, please speak to an administrator.
    • Do not ever attack any member based on their ethnicity or backgrounds.
    • Do not ever use racist terms in a serious manner against another member.
    • Respect other members of the community on the forums and servers at all times.
    • Do not ever use the identity of someone else on the forums.
    • Do not ever postwhore or post excessively for no good reason.
    • Do not attempt to advertise other roleplaying communities unless you have received authorisation from an administrator.
    • Do not ever provide links on the forums to websites containing pornography or such adult-oriented material.
    • Do not post pornography or excessively adult-oriented material on the forums.
    • Respect the legal rights of all programs and companies; do not post links to torrents or pirated copies of programs.
    • Do not copy people's statements or ideas without asking them first. (Do not plagiarise.)
    • When choosing titles for threads, chose something appropriate to what is said within the thread.
    • Check for any answers to questions before you ask them; they may have been asked before - use the search tab.
    • When posting, keep on the subject of the thread and do not post something entirely irrelevant to it.
    • Post constructively and thoughtfully in serious threads.
    • Keep unserious threads, posts, and thoughts to the Fast Threads section whenever possible.
    • Think before you post and check over your post's spelling before finalizing it.
    • Do not flame, begin flamewars, or retaliate to any action by flaming.
    • Do not post anything that may allude or relate to another community that is similar to Taco N Banana is any significant way.
    • Signatures are to be kept within the size range of 800x300 pixels.
    • Signatures (and avatars) are not to depict any graphically sexual or overtly insulting imagery.
    • Signatures cannot exceed 1 megabytes in bandwidth size.
    • The Moderation team reserves the rights to remove any posts displaying content not listed above but otherwise deemed inflammatory, disruptive or generally unconstructive.
     
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  2. Zo

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    I remind you, despite your views, thoughts, or wishes on the issue: talking about actual piracy (not debating the morality of it) will result in an infraction and deletion of post. That includes posting links, ideas, where to find it, or how to do it. If you want to talk about these things, use Steam Friends. Thanks.
     
  3. Zo

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    Notice: Supermods have at their discretion the ideals of what is appropriate or not for a signature. Use your common sense and you'll be fine. Any appeals to a signature being removed may be taken to an RDA via private message. Please keep in mind that if your signature is re-added (or something similar) without approval, you may be banned.
     
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    Here's a friendly reminder: we don't ban satire on the forums. But we do ban offensive posts, and attacks, no matter where they are. If you signature is deemed bad by a moderator, it will be removed. If you re-add it once, you will be banned. Thanks for your time.
     
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    No admin can break these same rules and get away with it, including myself, and including any RDA, SEA, BA, SA, moderator, etc. Yet at anytime if you feel they have, as is anyone else, use the report button. An RDA will look at it, and send the user an infraction.

    Sending your own false infractions so you can be witty get's you an infraction. Spamming a user with those?

    That get's you banned.
     
  6. Zo

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    Added a discretion clause for future issues that may come up. In other words, the clause denotes that anything not listed may still be considered a violation of the rules at the discretion of the moderator. If you feel they are wrong in there choice, contact an RDA. If it is an RDA, contact another RDA.

    By the way, let me make two points somewhat clear: if you wish to become a Super Moderator and are a player, simply keep up decent activity. Forum Moderators should be active on the forums, clearly, and should be seen as community figures to some extent. Fixing threads, handling small issues, mediating - things like that are the qualities that gain you moderator.

    The same applies for Administrators, however, if you wish to gain Super Moderator and are an admin in Half Life 2, Terminator Roleplay, or STALKER Roleplay just PM an RDA and ask for it. We'll evaluate it then.

    The second point is to refresh a simple notice: Anyone with Super Moderator or Administrator (RDAs/Drakens) is viable and responsible for the entirety on the forums. They can delete posts and do as needed on any server, regardless if they play or not, if it is justified. If you feel they have overstepped truly - not that you object to there deletion, but that they deleted a fully valid post, go to an RDA and mention it. An RDA will make the final call if the action was justified. Moderators do have full control of the forums but cannot infract or lock or delete a thread of any other admin unless the thread is in malicious intent. That is only done by the RDAs.
     
  7. Zo

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    Small heads up: if you send a report which is clearly not meant to be serious (up for discretion) then I'm going to start banning you for increasing increments of time. I get that "it's funny", but it fills up a forum and makes it hard to see what is actually important.
     
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    Please note that ban/unban decisions are final. You may appeal the choice in six months (or otherwise noted time), however appealing before such time will result in automatic denial.

    Harassment of administration or repetitive creation of topics concerning your ban/unban is grounds for a permanent ban.
     
  9. Yoyo

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    I would like to remind everyone that account sharing is against forum rules and will result in administrative action. No one is exempt from this rule. Period. Thank you.
     
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