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    Exclamation Forum Rules Forum Rules & Code Of Conduct

    The forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, we ask all users to abide by the guidelines and conditions detailed below.

    By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the forums.


    1. You must have an active account to post on our forums.
    You can register your account by clicking the ‘Register’ link at the top of the page.

    2. Signature guidelines
    The maximum font size allowed in signature lines is 2.
    The maximum number of lines in a signature is 4.

    3. Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines:
    Signature graphics must follow our content restriction guidelines, of which are outlined in our Terms of Use. Signature graphics must not be hosted on the forum via the attachment or album features.

    The size limits for signature graphics are as follows:

    * Maximum height: 60 pixels
    * Maximum width: 400 pixels
    * Maximum file size: 50 KB (25 KB or below recommended)

    Only one image is allowed to be used in the signature.

    4. Use of attachments
    Attachments, like the posts to which they are appended, should be relevant to the topic at hand. Use of the attachment feature to upload content that is not related to a topic (for example, to host signature graphics) is strictly forbidden.

    Attachments containing offensive, illegal or otherwise contentious content are not allowed. Content that may adversely affect another user of the forum, for example malware, is strictly not allowed. and it's Adminstrators reserve the right to remove any attachment that it feels contravenes this rule.

    5. Be respectful of others at all times.
    The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and tips. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.

    6. Personal attacks are prohibited.
    Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.

    7. Trolling is prohibited.
    Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.

    8. No posting of personal information
    Please respect the privacy of other users and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.

    9. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
    Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

    10. You may not post advertisements.
    Posts discussing or linking to competing and/or commercial websites are strictly forbidden.

    11. Private communication between the moderators and administrators of the forum and the forum users is not to be made public on these forums or by any other venue.
    You are not permitted to publicise any private correspondence received from any of the aforementioned.

    12. Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer or administrator is strictly prohibited.
    You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum, even in jest. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your account.

    13. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum.
    Such matters shall remain private between and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please contact us.

    14. Immediate banning from the website / forum can result from any of the following:
    The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.

    15. Redundant threads will be deleted.
    As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.

    16. Avoid using profanity.
    Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.

    17. Post constructively.
    Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.

    18. Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.
    To discuss problems or concerns, please contact us.

    For information regarding general site usage, restrictions and privacy,
    please see our Terms of Service.

    Last edited by Mark; 19-07-2008 at 08:05 PM.

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