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Old 04-08-2010, 08:59 PM
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Forum rules - updated 22/04/2010
These rules affect the entire forum. Specific subforums may have additional rules, these will be found in a stickied thread in that subforum. All posts have a 'report' feature, which allows you to flag it for a moderator to review. If there is an issue requiring immediate attention, admins and moderators can be reached by PM or on IRC.

1. No discussion of or links to illegal/pirated material.
This rule has been in place since ToS was founded, but we have been quite lax on enforcing it. With the release of the DVD and blu-ray, that is coming to an end. Absolutely no mention of obtaining Avatar, or anything else, by illegal means will be allowed. This includes any discussion of or posting links to any material. We are aware many people, including some staff, have broken this in the past, particularly where images are concerned. Everyone has a clean slate going forward from now. You will get one warning for violating this rule, a second infraction will result in a permanent ban. This is not a rule we want to have to be hard about - it is simply the reality of hosting a forum like this. Our community here is outstanding - it is simply not worth the risk of losing it all just to flaunt illegal material. Please don't do it.
1a. Images and video clips
Screen captures from the retail DVD and/or blu-ray are allowed, but please use common sense moderation. It is not necessary to post hundreds of images of the same scene. Video clips may not be posted unless they were released to the public by Fox. Animated gifs must be small, and no more than a few seconds of footage.

2. No trolling.
Obvious trolls will be immediately banned and have their posts deleted. Other posts that are considered trolling may be edited and/or an infraction given. Persistent posting considered trolling may result in a ban.
2a. Do not feed the trolls.
Unfortunately, on the internet trolls are an inevitability. When someone is trolling, ignore them and use the 'report post' feature and let a moderator or admin deal with them. Do not quote their post, this only makes cleaning up after them harder.

3. No thread hijacking.

4. Do not post any personal details, without the permission of said person.
This includes (but is not limited to) real name, and any contact details they have not chosen to make public.

5. No offensive/NSFW material, or links to websites containing it.
This forum is used by people of all ages, and may be used by people in an environment where NSFW material could cause problems. Use your judgment here - if you are really unsure, ask a moderator first.

6. No advertising.
Again, another one you should use your judgment on. Generally, it is considered advertising if you stand to make a profit from promoting it, although may be in other cases as well. Again, if you are unsure, ask a moderator.

7. Do not attempt to evade bans
Accounts can be tracked by IP address, if an account is created that appears to be an attempt by a banned user to get around the ban, your IP address will be banned.

If you wish to discuss any of the above rules, feel free to post in this thread in the Feedback Forum.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:06 AM
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