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Rules and Regulations - Updated 29th April, 2009

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:35 am    Post subject: Rules and Regulations - Updated 29th April, 2009 If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Just so no one is ignorant of the rules here, I'm going to set them down now, so they will be adhered to.

1. No swearing.

This, for the most part, goes without saying. Don't write any kind of swear word; this forum is meant for people of all ages. Why do you think the censor is there, anyway?

2. No flaming.

Flaming is a simple word meaning 'to insult or degrade someone'. It basically means slandering that person's reputation. The last thing that we need is a flame war. If you have an argument with a person, take it to them in PM; we don't all need to know what your reasons are.

3. No necromancing.

It's a fancy word, but it just means posting in a thread that has been inactive for a long period of time. Other names include bumping and thread-reviving. The bump threshold here at DarkCosmos is three weeks, no more.
The original creator is exempt to this rule only if it is a fan fiction or art thread, or if it is a question or similar thread, or if you make a post that is actually constructive and serves to continue the topic, if it needs it.


As of 23 April 2009, this rule has been temporarily removed.

4. No spamming.

Spam is an acronym that stands for "Stupid Pointless Annoying Message". This includes post that are one sentence long, are completely off-topic, or posting in a topic solely for the sake of posting. Posts here should be intelligent and thorough.

5. Only post in a forum with what best matches the aim of your topic.

That may look complicated, but it simply means this: If you want to introduce yourself, only do so in the Hello/Goodbye Thread. Don't do it in the Advertising Forum. This assists with keeping the flow of the forum stable.

6. Respect the decisions of the forum staff.

If the staff of this site has done something, i.e. locked or moved a topic, or placed a user on probation, it's for a good reason, and we will explain why this is so. We don't hate the members, we are only trying to help out.

7. Please try to have proper spelling and grammar.

It makes it a whole lot easier if people can understand what you say. I'm not too strict on one letter or two being off, but missing out great chunks of words and omitting quotation marks is something that isn't well liked or respected.

8. No sending emails to other members. Use the PM system instead.

A lot of people here don't have emails that they use, I myself included. All conversations are to take place via PM only.

9. No having two or more accounts.

Having more than one account is really pointless, as you only need to post off of one. If I find you have more than one account, one (or more) of them will be deleted. If you were banned and create another account then you'll receive an IP ban; there was a reason I banned you in the first place. You can just wait until your sentence wears off. (The only person who is allowed two accounts on this forum is me; I use my second account to test out forum features and permissions; it has no posts, no cash, and cannot send or receive PMs.)

If, however, you have a sibling that posts from the same IP as you, don't hesitate to tell me; I don't want to have to ban you for no reason and find out I'd made a mistake.

10. No abusing the cash system.

If I find you are abusing the cash system in any way, your cash will be set to zero and you will be placed on probation.

11. No posting of questionable off-site links.

This is the most important rule of all. I don't care whether it's pr0n or not; if you post a link and don't tell what it is, we will delete your post and ban your account. MARK MY WORDS.

A bit of clarification about what a questionable off-site link is. Links that are not questionable are sites that people generally know about and know what's on them, for example, Wikipedia, Serebii, and so forth. This can even include gaming wikis on Wikia, and even websites like Nintendo or Sega. A questionable one is a website with a strange URL that when you click on it you don't know where it's going to lead you. Two examples are Youtube (You are allowed to post Youtube links, BUT you have to say what the video is), and any link that results in a Rickrolling. Whether or not it's clicked on, it's enough to warrant a ban.

12. These rules MAY NOT BE COPIED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

I worked a long time to perfect these rules and set them in order. Copying these rules in whole or in part and posting them on your site without my permission is PLAGIARISM. There are some who copy it from me, and there are others who copy from those that copy from me. Whether or not you want to use my rules, or you want to use the rules of a friend's site (and the friend used my rules), you must ask my permission first. Plagiarizing my rules and posting them on your site, without giving credit to me or DarkCosmos, will result in a one-week ban.

Just so you guys know who is allowed to use my rules, I have allowed the following people:

~MarinePikaRV
~Swampert20 (of the Spriting Shack)
~CrystalHikari

That is all. As you can see, only two people have my permission. And I've seen copies of my rules in numerous places, on sites owned by members of this forum. I don't take nicely to my rules being taken.

13. Each staff member on DarkCosmos has his (or her) own specific place that he (or she) is free to post whatever he (or she) wants.

Only the owner of the space is allowed to post a new topic in the space, though other members may post in those topics if the space's owner wishes it. Remember, each space belongs exclusively to that one staff member, and as such that staff member may establish his (or her) own specific rules for that space to however he (or she) sees fit. Violation of the terms of the space (on the part of the member who wrongs the staff member) results in 1 warning. (The staff still must abide by the normal DC Rules, but that shouldn't be a problem, right?)

Violating rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, or 13 will result in a warning, and I will PM you the reason why (if another staff member notices it, alert me); 2 warnings will result in probation. Violating rule 10 gives you two warnings, and thus instant probation. Violating rule 12 will result in a one-week ban for plagiarism and unauthorized usage of these rules. Continuous breaking of any rule and just ONE violation of rule 9 or 11 will result in a ban - this forum doesn't need rule-breakers or links to dirty sites.

Follow the rules, and you'll be here a long time; I'm sure.
Thank you, and have a great rest of the day.

**ShamanLord**
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Rules of DarkCosmos, updated 29th April 2009
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[quote="ShadowDarkrai"]I AM THE HEAD BANANA OF THE BANANA HEADS. DO NOT MESS WITH ME OR I AM A LOBOTOMIZER OF YOU[/quote]
[quote="CrystalHikari"]You can't tell people what to do. If they want to make fools of themselves, let them.[/quote]
That quote is almost self-referencing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:58 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Rules 8 and 9 added. There are now 10 rules to DarkCosmos.

Please note that these rules are updated continually and I don't always say what or when, so keep up frequently. I will, however, update my sig and the topic name with the most current date.
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Rules of DarkCosmos, updated 29th April 2009
"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes." ~Romans 1:16
Sig by Pokenerd of Pokebeach.

[quote="ShadowDarkrai"]I AM THE HEAD BANANA OF THE BANANA HEADS. DO NOT MESS WITH ME OR I AM A LOBOTOMIZER OF YOU[/quote]
[quote="CrystalHikari"]You can't tell people what to do. If they want to make fools of themselves, let them.[/quote]
That quote is almost self-referencing.
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