TMS Forum Rules

Mave

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TheMaveSite: Forum Rules

#1 General

#1.1 TMS is aimed at a mature audience. Though you must obey the following rule;
Explicit, vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, porn and so forth is not allowed. (Unless specified in the board description)

#1.2 Please report topics and posts instead of 'mini-modding'

#1.3 The only language allowed on this forum is English. This includes signatures, avatars, posts.
If you speak Dutch then you're lucky; there is a Dutch board on TMS, if you PM me I will grant you access. (Inactive)

#2 Posting etiquette

#2.1 Treat others positively and with respect. Flaming at other members is a punishable offense.

#2.2 Topics must be submitted to the relevant boards. Please read the board descriptions before posting.

#2.3 Bumping/Double Posting is ONLY allowed provided that the reply has relevant information that is useful to the continuance of the topic.

#2.4 Content of posts should that can be considered as shocking, should be marked with the [WTF] or [NSFW] tag.
Gore and variants are not allowed. These posts will be removed and can eventually result in a ban.

#2.5 No topic hijacking. Try to stay on-topic.

#2.6 The use of unusual presentation methods within topic titles with the intent to gain attention is not allowed.
Examples : **** CHECK THIS****, L@@K, OMFG!!!, !!!1111, LOOK HERE

#2.7 Do not advertise websites or forums similar to TheMaveSite.

#2.8 A repost, no matter how old the original post, should always be merged together.


#3 Spam Rules

#3.1 If you choose to post a link it should benefit everyone and must not be a site of the following categories:
Referrals. Affiliation. Warez forums. Sites that require registration, subscription or a fee to access. Links within posts that links to a 3rd party in order to gain access to the content (eg Link protectors, Text files, ...).

#3.2 Excessive posting of similar messages to increase post count is not allowed.

#3.3 The following one-liner messages are classified as spam :
Any acronym such as lol, rofl, lmao, xD,...
The use of +1 within posts.
The use of an smiley-only reply (such as :laugh: ).


EDIT: 22/01/2013 As of now every topic can be bumped with no replies in 24 hours can be bumped by the last poster.
EDIT: 02/02/2017 Removed the signatures bit, since these have been disabled now for a while, cleaned up rules.


You are free to add forum rules suggestions by replying to this post.
 
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CreonSiper

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#3
Re: [Forum Rules]

I added a new signature meeting to the new limits and looking better.
 

Mave

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#5
Re: [Forum Rules]

People, watch rule 4.3 please.

#4.3 The following one-liner messages are classified as spam :
Any acronym such as lol, rofl, lmao, xD,...
The use of +1...+X within posts.
The use of an emote only reply (such as laugh).
(NOTE : This IS allowed in "Forum 'Games' " )
These are only guidelines not strictly limited to just these examples.
Many people seem to have forgotten about this rule.
 

Andre

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Re: [Forum Rules]

Actually, if I have to be honest then I'd say the rules are too harsh and there are too many of them. Those rules could probably apply good for a forum with ~20000 daily visits and ~1000 daily posts. Then there would be something to deal with.
 

Mave

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Re: [Forum Rules]

Rules are always, in any case necessary, of course I hope that they will become MORE necessary because we have 10 times more activity :wink:
 

Mauri

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#9
Mave said:
Update 28/09/2011: Added MOTM info + cookies amount changed to 25.
Come to think about it, there hasn't been MOTM for a long time. Are you planning to make one this or next month, since you updated this topic about it? :biggrin:
 

Mave

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Mauri said:
Mave said:
Update 28/09/2011: Added MOTM info + cookies amount changed to 25.
Come to think about it, there hasn't been MOTM for a long time. Are you planning to make one this or next month, since you updated this topic about it? :biggrin:
Yes indeed, I will force myself to make it every month :tongue:
 

Mave

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EDIT: 22/01/2013 As of now every topic can be bumped after 24 hours.
This way you can still contribute content even though you get no replies.
Your reply must be useful though, it must contribute something to the thread. If this is not the case, your reply will be merged/removed.
 
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