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Posted: Mar 27 2010, 05:50 PM
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Joined: 27-March 10
Spamming - Spamming is not allowed here, you will recieve a warning first but after that we will take action. Posts with two or under two words and one or more smiles or posts that make no sense and/or are irrelevant are considered spam.
Post Farming - Post farming is when users post things, which although may not be considered spam, is usually posted just to increase their post count, and usually doesn't add anything relevant to the topic at hand. This will be treated the same as SPAM, you will first recieve a warning but afterwards we will take action. The same goes for posting in a topic and deleting your post over and over to increase your post count
Flaming - We will take flaming VERY serious here, if you get caught flaming twice in the same day you will be suspended.
Inappropriate posts - Aquaria is a family friendly forum. Inappropriate posts, whether the actual post content or the wording, will be dealt with accordingly. Likewise, cursing is not allowed, and will be filtered. Cursing also extends to derogatory/offensive terms and /or phrases. If you see a doubtful post that hasn't been dealt with, please report it to the staff.
Depending on the severity, their post may be filtered and the offender may receive a warning pm explaining what they did wrong and requesting they stop, or they may receive a warning and/or suspension.
Topic Bumping - Posting in a topic that hasn't been updated for 2 or more months unless you post something that adds value to the topic (E.g. a designer who took a break for several months but decided to start updating again.)
Double Posting - Please don't post twice in a row without a 1 hour difference UNLESS you are updating a show & tell, projects thread, UXP thread, or something along the lines of that.
ALL CAPS - Don't create a post with only capital letters. It is considered very annoying by most and you will recieve a warning if you do.
Fighting - We're not going to tolerate any fights, even if they're a misunderstanding, everything will and should be handled through PMs if you have a disagreement. Otherwise you can be warned or even suspended if the fight is bad enough.
Fighting moderators and admins is even worse and can result in a ban or suspension.
Avoiding Filters The filter is there for a reason and purposely avoiding it will not be tolerated.
Stealing - Stealing art, claiming a download is yours while's not, stealing tips and copying other persons articles and tricks , etc. aren't allowed. Those who steal will get warned.
It's the staff's job to enforce the rules, so leave it to them. Seeing members telling other members what to do as if they own the place is very annoying in the eyes of most staff, and this behavior is punishable by warn in some cases.
Avatars and Signatures
Please don't make your signatures wider than the board or really long or it will be shortened. this means, do not allow your signature to exceed 560px wideth.
No inappropriate sigs and avatars, remember there are younger children here.
Signatures that stretch the page or are too tall will be shortened or removed.
We also suggest you have no more than 2 banners, or 3 extremely thin. Otherwise, some may be removed.
Veritcal Friend Lists may also be removed if we think they are scrolling too much.
Also, if you wish to use an image of another designer's work in your signature, not including signatures made by the designer as 'goodies' you must ask the designer first.
If you wish to start a contest here at Aquaria, you must first contact an admin. If you open a contest before asking permission, it will be closed, and any further unauthorised contests created after that will result in a warn.
Multiple accounts are pointless in having and waste board memory. If you are caught having multiple or alternate accounts, all but the main account will be deleted, and you will recieve a suspension for a set amount of days.
If you ask for your account to be deleted, these rules apply to any second or third accounts you make, alot of us are members at other sites, message us there and we'll talk.