Forum Rules

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Forum Rules
March 22nd, 2013, 2:32 pm

Community rules

This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at NekomimisFTW.com. Please read it and become familiar with it as its terms are retroactive and agreed upon by team and group members.

This forum is a private forum owned by KOSMOS and Hinagiku, it is provided free of charge at our discretion. Membership is not automatic, we reserve the right to remove users and/or posts for any reason we think is necessary.

Broadly speaking;
  • Don't be a jerk
  • Be respectful
  • No spamming, flaming, flooding, hate, obscenity, porn, threats, illegality, or shady posting of any kind.
  • If you would not say it loudly in the middle of a crowded public space, don't say it here.
  • This forum is FIRST and FOREMOST for members of the NekomimisFTW! guild. All guilds are welcome here, but please remember you're guests.
  • The Toppu Neko's decisions are final, as are those of KOSMOS and Hinagiku.
Forum Posts
[+] Forum posts...
  • Keep your posts in the proper forums. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.
  • Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning, suspension or ban.
  • No baiting, provoking or inciting other posters, any user doing this will be subject to a warning, suspension or ban.
  • No “back seat moderators”. Use the report button if you see something you think should be reported.
  • Use the search function before creating a topic, duplicate topics will be merged.
  • Use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic. Examples of bad subjects include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc.
  • This forum is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning, suspension and/or ban.
  • Respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Posting copyrighted material will lead to a warning, suspension and/or ban, any posts of that nature will be removed.
  • The NekomimisFTW! guild does not allow the use of hacked or modded game save data. Any post linking to or asking for information on hacks, modded saves, warez, crackz, etc. will lead to a warning, suspension and/or ban of the poster, and the removal of the post(s).
  • Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance.
  • Advertising/recruiting members for other forums or guilds is not permitted and is also considered spam. Any posts of this kind will lead to a warning, suspension and/or ban of the poster, and the removal of the post(s).
  • Members are asked to post in English, as this is primarily an English speaking community.
  • Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline () image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.
  • Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.
  • The forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings, suspensions and/or bans.

Note: This forum is not a recruitment tool for other FC/guilds, it's a place for friends to gather and talk. All outside recruitment topics will be removed. The NekomimisFTW! FC will also limit itself and will not spam recruitment notices in the general forums.

[b]Signatures

[+] Signatures...
  • Signatures may contain up to five lines of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image. Animated images are not allowed.
  • Text sizes above normal are not allowed.
  • Normal forum rules apply to the content of signatures.
  • A link in a signature is permitted (only 1 link). Links are subject to the forum rules and are included in signature size limits.
  • Users abusing these rules will be warned.

Avatars
Predefined avatars are available, or you may use an image of your own - within the rules.
[+] Avatars...
  • Users are permitted to utilize one of the predefined default avatars if they wish
  • Users may use an image of their own.
  • User defined avatars are to be no larger than 110 pixels square, contain no animation and may not exceed 12KiB (12288 Bytes) in filesize.
  • Avatars are subject to the forum rules where applicable.
  • Users abusing these rules will be warned.

General
Take note of any stickies and announcements (located above regular topics) as they often contain frequently asked questions and additional forum-specific guidelines.
Don't bump (replying directly after your own post) a topic more than once a day.
Rule Enforcement
NekomimisFTW.com operates a three strike policy.
[+] Rule enforcement...
  • NekomimisFTW.com operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offenses in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary or permanent ban will be given as appropriate.
  • Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary or permanent ban will be put in place as appropriate.
  • An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.
  • Any user that makes a personal threat in a post or personal message against another user or nekomimisftw.com team member will be subject to an immediate permanent ban.
  • Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other moderator action will lead to a permanent ban of your account(s). Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered account under a non-banned username. Other examples include changing IP addresses, using a new email account or other action that can be taken to evade moderator action to hide your identity as the owner of the sanctioned account.
  • Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them.
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