Here are the rules of this forum, taken from another forum that I am a part of, I might add.
You may not use the Forums to:
* Transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content.
* Post or transmit sexually explicit images or other content that is deemed by the administrators or moderators to be offensive.
* Impersonate any person including, but not limited to, an administrator or Moderator.
* Post or transmit chain letters or pyramid or money schemes.
* "Spam" by posting frequent and/or annoying messages in the forums.
Please find below examples of what the above activities may consist in.
Offensive or Damaging Links
Users who post links to "browser bombs," which open multiple windows or sites with offensive content, will be banned.
Harassment occurs when a Forums user targets another individual to cause distress, embarrassment, unwanted attention, or other personal discomfort. We do not condone harassment in any form. While you may disagree with someone's point of view, personal attacks, or attacks based on a person's race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disablement, or other such affiliation are prohibited. If you have a disagreement with someone's point of view, address the subject, not the person.
This also extends to likenesses, threatening to, or actually using images of others within photoshop is strictly prohibited within this forum. IF you actually publish any of this material on here, that will result in an instant ban... the only exceptions are where the user in questions has given previous consent IN PUBLIC.
Sexually Explicit Images
This forum prohibits the transfer or posting of sexually explicit images or other content deemed offensive by the administrators and moderators. In addition to the sanctions mentioned above, you may be subject to civil liability and/or investigation and prosecution by law enforcement.
This also goes for discussion of a sexual nature and sexual innuendo.
This can involve the use of another persons identity.
Chain Letters or Pyramid or Money Schemes
Transmission of chain letters or pyramid schemes of any kind is not allowed in the Forums. These materials are considered a nuisance by many users, and certain chain letters and pyramid schemes may be illegal. Users who create Posts for commercial purposes or any Posts that are designed to generate money for themselves will be sanctioned.
Your access to the Forums and/or to the Site may be terminated for posting frequent and/or annoying messages in the Forums. An example is posting the same message to multiple Forums.
This also includes Smilie spam within the chatbox. The only time this is exempted is with the addition of smiles - spam is then tolerated for testing and excitement purposes for several minutes, however, after this period, it is NOT tolerated.
Bumping and Necroing
Threads are bumped because they have fallen low down on the lists, both within the forum and on the Latest Topics. Please refrain from bumping any thread that has not been posted in, in the last 24 hours. It is also helpful if you leave thread bumping to the OP Holder (unless allowed by said person). This also applies to double posting, not just specifically bumping.
Any thread that has not been posted in for over 4 weeks can be considered dead (unless stated not to be with the OP or last post). Necroing is considered bad form, but is not specifically against forum rules. Please only necro if it is necessary, continual necroing is considered spam which is against guidelines.
This forum does not condone
-Double posting (unless this is explicity allowed in the rules of some threads).
-Excessive use of smilies.
-Use of text or 1337 speak.
-Overuse of CAPS, this is considered to be shouting.
We keep full rights to change and/OR edit any of the above statements and rules, that apply to every single member of the forum.
Swearing policy (This section is out of date, but I can't be bothered to update it. :/
We do not prohibit swearing of any varieties. Any swearing will result in a 7-day ban, after which you will be warned. If this behavior continues, you will be banned for longer and longer periods of time. Once you reach a full month ban, you will be perma-banned. The list of automatically censored swears includes (Warning: partially censored swears inside):
Certain "swears" will be considered okay if used in moderation. This list includes:
Crap and derivatives
Butt and derivatives
"Swears" will be slightly relieved within Roleplays, simply because certain situations need "swearing" to emphasize the points being made. However, they will be automatically partially censored. The list of relieved swears include:
D**n and derivatives
Certain threads may have users posting videos that may contain swears. If you post a video that contains swearing of any kind, please make a notification below said video advising people of this. I will do my best to watch every video posted here, and I will notify you if you have missed a swear in a video, editing the post to delete the video if need be.
Unless anyone can inform me of something I have missed, that should be the majority of rules. PM me if you think this list is lacking, letting me know of any improvements I can make.
Please enjoy your stay at the Elite Mechanier Official Forums.