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Old 03-24-2006, 07:33 PM
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3) SPAM

a) Posting of spam is not allowed. Spam is defined as any irrelevant or inappropriate message. Due to the nature of the forums, what is considered spam varies between threads. In other words: in some threads, small posts such as "..." are perfectly valid responses, whereas in other threads it is inappropriate. The context of the message is very important in this regard. It is the right and responsibility of the administrators or moderators to determine whether or not a message is spam and to take appropriate action if it is.

b) Only quoting someone, without adding anything from your self, is considered spam, and is not allowed.

4) SIGNATURES, AVATARS, AND CUSTOM TITLES

a) The size of signatures is limited for the benefit of all users. The width and height limits are 550 pixels (width) and 300 pixels (height). The maximum data size is 100KB. Please note that these limits refer to the properties of the entire signature, and not individual elements thereof (Pictures, and any writing included).

b) Users are not permitted to set signatures or avatars that mimic those of another member without his/her explicit permission. The moderators reserve the right to arbitrate on whether or not a signature violates this rule.

c) Similarly, users are not permitted to set custom titles which misrepresent the user e.g. as a GraalOnline or GraalOnline Communication Center moderator/administrator.

d) No links are allowed in signatures except Graalonline made/ran sites, or sites for playerworlds. This also means images with links printed out on them, not just clickable links.

e) No images which contain nudity, even if it is partial.

5) ACCOUNTS

a) If you are banned, the ban applies to you specifically - not merely your account. If you return to the board with a new account, it is considered evasion of your ban - regardless of how much time has passed since the original banning. If you obtain special permission to post from a high admin, you must make the moderators aware of this by contacting a supermod before you register your account. If you do not, your account may still be banned.

b) You are not permitted to share your account with other people, regardless of their relationship with you. The owner of the account is considered to be the person for whom the account was purchased - usually the same person as that which bought it. After this point, accounts cannot be transferred to new owners, and the original owner is the only person permitted to make use of it. Furthermore, you are not permitted to post messages on the behalf of non-members.

c) Accounts that take the form 'Admin-Playerworldxxx' or other local staff accounts (staff accounts are defined as accounts which only work on the server its name contains, for example: Graal2001_FAQ) are not to be used on the message board. These exist purely for administration of the relevant playerworld. Upgrading them yourself (a bad idea anyway) does not remove this restriction.

6) GENERAL

a) The moderation staff reserves the right to apply bans according to their own discretion - you receive warnings by convention, not necessity. Furthermore, they are entitled to arbitrate on any matters within their moderation roles. Moderators of individual forums, for example, can edit or delete your posts if they feel it necessary but cannot demand that you change your signature or other account details.

b) Discussions of bans, Infractions, or warnings (posts or threads) are not permissible. If you have a question about a ban, Infraction, or warning, or would like to make an appeal, contact the relevant administrator by Forum PM (Private Message) or by e-mail.

c) If you feel that you have been wronged by a moderator, contact a higher member of staff such as a supermod or admin, and calmly explain the situation. Do not disregard what you have been told, regardless of whether or not you consider it fair or reasonable.

d) The rules were made up to make these forums comfortable for the majority of the users. Do not make threads/posts complaining about, or discussing these rules. If you have a question, or a complaint about the forum rules, use a forum PM, or the support center.

e) The forum rules will be updated periodically as situations arise. Rules may be changed, revised, removed, or rules added as needed. It is the members responsibility to make sure they keep up to date with the rules. It is suggested that you read them often.

7) HOW TO REPORT ILLEGAL POSTS, THREADS, HARRASSMENT, ETC.....

When forum PM'ing complaints of illegal threads, posts, harassment, or whatever on these forums, look to see who the moderators are for that specific forum.
For example, if it is in the Era forum, click on the main Era forum Link, and scroll to the bottom to see who the moderators are, then make your report to one of those moderators.


We have regular moderators for each forum for a reason, please use them.
We have super moderators for a reason, please use them.
If satisfaction is not met after you follow this, please forum PM me (Darlene159).

If it is an emergency, you can forum PM Darlene159, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.

8) LINKS TO SUBFORUMS WITH ADDITIONAL RULES

GRAPHICS FORUM

NPC SCRIPTING FORUM

TECH SUPPORT FORUM

STAFF OPENINGS FORUM

JOB FORUM

GAINING ACCESS TO THE LOUNGE & ADDITIONAL RULES FOR THE LOUNGE

Last edited by Darlene159; 05-15-2013 at 03:04 AM.. Reason: Removed super moderator info