Rules and Guidelines for all forums

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    Rules and Guidelines for all forums

    Post by .Gunhilde. on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:42 am

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    Here lies the rules for everything inside the forums. If you have having technical trouble - unable to log in, timezones, formatting, ect. - please check our F.A.Q. before asking questions. Most of those questions can be answered if you just look around and read! And now onto the rules.

    Make sure you are familiar with the rules below. They are guidelines you must follow in order to keep your account from getting banned. If you break a rule, you will likely be punished. Punishment can be a temporary or permanent loss of posting/viewing privileges. Most users have been around for a long time and not had any problems. This is because they know the rules!

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    1. A Message to the New Guys
    2. General Conduct
    3. Posting Rules
    4. Image and File Rules
    5. Account Activity and Hacking
    6. Bans and Other Punishments
    7. Moderation and Administrative Action
    8. Stuff That Annoys the Mods
    9. Moderator Contact Directory


    If you have any questions about what you see here, feel free to make a thread in the Feedback and User Topics forum. These rules are not up for change or debate.


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    1. A Message to the New Guys

    Post by .Gunhilde. on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:57 am

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    We here at Vitamin-C take our rules very seriously. This forum is for social chat, with occasional topic based discussion. We are not a advertisement board, although we have a forum for personal adverts to share your Tumblr and other sites. We have a very clean forum, free of adverts and other unsavory things. We keep it that way by banning people who do such things, and relying on Trusted Members to bring the mods' eyes to the few things they miss. When you register, please consider your account as a investment - not of money, but of your time and effort. Treat it accordingly. Read the rules, use common sense and you should be fine, otherwise.


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    Re: Rules and Guidelines for all forums

    Post by _Hiatus_ on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:38 am

    Like a Star @ heaven General Conduct Like a Star @ heaven

    Each forum makes it clear from its name and description what is acceptable or not. Be sure you have the appropriate forum before posting. If there is no forum dedicated to the topic you wish to discuss, use Off Topic. Do NOT post porn or any "questionable" material in public forums; if you would be uncomfortable viewing it at work, or having anyone you know (or don't know) seeing it, post it in one of our members only forums, such as The Members' Lounge. Additionally, please check to see if your post has already been done. Use the search function, please.

    • Before you post, ask yourself whether someone browsing the forum will be able to reply to your thread. Make sure that people can actually understand and respond to what you're saying.
    • Before you reply, always ask yourself whether your reply contributes to the conversation in any way. Don't hijack threads, or randomly change the topic.

    If you can answer "yes" to this, then please proceed. If you cannot, the don't continue.


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    Re: Rules and Guidelines for all forums

    Post by _Hiatus_ on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:48 am

    Like a Star @ heaven Posting Rules Like a Star @ heaven

    • Don't Make Pointless Posts - Please don't post meaningless messages like "Hi, I'm new here", or "First post". These just litter the forum up, and they're boring. If you do not like a reply, then just vote it down and move on; replies consisting solely of trolling fall into this category. As a general rule, write as if you were speaking in real life to another human being instead of like you were on your phone.

    • Don't be Annoying - We do not care if you are drunk, or high, or what it is your taking. Please don't tell us about it. Do not register gimmick accounts and post on them. Do not post asking us to vote for you on some website, for free iPods/flatscreens/whatever.

    • Don't be Malicious - If you post a any URL with spyware or code designed to annoy people, you will be banned. This includes flashing gifs or videos that may cause issues with those who have seizure disorders. Do not vote spam a thread with your friends because you don't like the person who posted it; this makes the voting feature useless.

    • Keep Conflict Contained - Keep bitchfests and flame wars in their appropriate forums. This is stressed mostly with the happenings that go on in the Wall of Shame. Your issues should not be spreading into any other forums/threads.

    • Respect the Moderators - The moderators are here to keep the forums safe, sane, and secure. If they ask you to do something, please do it. Do not harass, annoy, or insult the mods. If you do not like the mods or the moderation, feel free get the fuck off our site.

    • Harass or Sass? - If somebody is harassing you on the forums then discuss it with them over PM or elsewhere before contacting a mod about it. Flames and insults do not constitute harassment. Please do not post others' personal info (phone number, addresses, emails). Try to stay out of other peoples' personal lives as well.

    • Racism Isn't Cool - Offensive terms such as "faggot" or "nigger" may or may not be bannable based on context. If they were meant as humor with absolutely no offensive slurs meant, the user may not be banned or probated. This rule is completely, 100% subjective and is based on the mod reading the post at the time. Use at your own risk.

    • Wall of Shame Freedoms - You cannot post illegal material, harass others by posting their personal information or nude photos, or harass any admins or mods in WoS. Also, it's okay to link someone to your thread, but do not make threads about something that happened in real life. Only internet feuds are allowed in WoS. It doesn't matter whether you know them or not, as long as it isn't happening away from the computer screen. You can request to have your own posts or the thread deleted, just message a mod.


    Please do not try to cleverly circumvent some rule listed here. These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible.


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    Image / File Rules

    Post by .Gunhilde. on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:43 pm

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    • Unless you are posting in a Member's Only area, keep all images work safe. However, even when posting in the Member's Lounge, pornography is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

    • Keep your images in perspective. If they cause you to have to scroll to see it in it's entirity, or it stretches the forums table, then it is too big. You have until a mod sees it to fix it.

    • Keep in mind that everybody on the forums has to see your sig file over and over every time you post. No flashing gifs, or annoying brightly colored pictures. It should not be bigger than 400 pixels in height. It's width should not screw with the forum table.


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