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Liability

We will not guarantee the accuracy, validity, integrity or security status of any content on this website, and will accept no liability from any issues that may result from it. We do not scan all hosted files for viruses.

User posted content is out of our control unless we have known about the presence of it for at least one full week.

Accounts and your behaviour

Please do not join this website more than once (hence creating multiple accounts). If you cannot remember your password, use the 'lost password' feature, which is available on the login page. If problems persist, contact the staff.

Please do not pose as, or willfully act as, a member of staff.

General posting/submission guidelines

Please do not post any copyrighted material for which you have no right to do so.

Please do not repeatedly use strong/harsh swearing or sexual references.

Do not post, attach or otherwise link any sexually graphic images to this site. Do not link to or post any pornography, or even mild and non-sexually motivated nudity on this site. This site is a family friendly site and any member who breaches this requirement will be banned indefinitely.

Staff have the right to edit, censor, delete or otherwise modify any content message they feel is inappropriate, without any warning given to the poster.

Please do not submit any content that you know to contain viruses or commonly exploited security holes.

Any content submitted to us, will not necessarily be removed by request. We are not bound to remove submitted content and anything submitted should be assumed to be staying on our servers, publicly accessible permanently. By submitting, you are aware of the consequences of this, and take responsibility of it, and may not at any time insist on content being withdrawn.

Please do not try to bypass the word filter: filtered words are placed in the filter in accordance with guidelines, and obvious misspellings or equally obnoxious alternatives, only serve to work against the wishes of the staff.

Please do not post spoilers (material that reveals information relating to the subject matter of this website before the majority of members have learnt it through the channels they would wish to) in your topic titles. If you wish to post spoilers inside a topic give good warning about their presence, or use the Comcode 'hide' tag.

Please do not post a link to a website that contains material that would be in violation of the rules if posted directly on this website. Special exceptions may be given by the staff when clear warnings are put in place.

Please do not incite illegal activity, either directly, or by educating with the obvious purpose to make it more achievable.

Please do not spam this website:
  • you must be moderately confident that anything posted will interest at least a minority of the members.
  • you must not post material more than once unless there is good reason, from the point of view of other members.
Please do not intentionally disrupt the enjoyment of this website by other users. 'Enjoyment' has a general meaning for the purposes of this rule - for example, robust argument in a debate forum would be considered 'enjoyable', as debaters would wish for it.

This website is private properly and hence any form of censorship is allowed at the discretion of the staff - you agree not to consider this website a forum for free speech if the staff consider it breaks the rules.

Forum and Chat

Please be respectful of the opinions of other members, and do not discriminate against another member be it based on nationality, sexuality, gender, religion or race. Do not flame or degrade other members. If you have a problem with another members actions please contact a member of staff.

Forum

Please do not double post (post consecutively in a topic) on the forum unless…
  • You have new information to add after several days since your previous post was made
  • You are bumping a topic after several days of no replies
  • You are quoting various posts, and feel the need to do so in separate posts
Please do not complain in-topic about the subject being too far off-topic or otherwise breaking rules. Use the 'report post' feature to alert a member of staff instead. Leave it to staff to establish what is and is not acceptable posting.

Chat

In no circumstances may you use the chat rooms to start or continue sexually suggestive dialogue with any member under the age of consent (whichever age is highest between any geographic region where the hypothetical parties are located).

Feedback

The feedback forum and page were created so members may contact staff on matters that require attention. Please make an extra effort to not go off-topic in these areas, and use the most appropriate channels when communicating with staff. Our staff must read every last post of feedback, so off-topic messages will annoy them.

Signatures

Images in your signature should not exceed 50k in size, 468 pixels wide, or 110 pixels tall. For a guideline, this is about five lines of standard-sized text space. Text in your signature should also not exceed more than 5 lines of normal-sized text space.

Remember that a big signature is not always a good signature. Keep it nice and simple. Feel free to advertise your website if you wish, if the link to it does not itself break site rules.

Please do not add links to websites that contain commercial products and services without written confirmation from staff that this is allowed. If you do so without permission the link will be removed and you will receive a warning. Repeated offenders will be dealt with appropriately and may be banned.

Avatars

For your own sake, avoid trying to use .bmp files as avatars - the system will not let you, because you should compress them to a more appropriate format, such as the .png format.
Avatars size is restricted by the system according to your usergroup.

Advertising

We do not allow commercial advertising on our site. By commercial advertising we mean advertising that relates to the sale of commercial products and services. We also mean any personal website that has content that tries to get you to purchase commercial services and products or contains news articles or other information that seeks to send the reader to an affiliate site that is linked purely for the website owners personal financial gain.

Please do not link, post or advertise your website or a website for which you are an affiliate anywhere within our community. Failure to comply will result is a warning, followed by the banning if you are a repeat offender.

Points

Please do not abuse the point system - every gift point transaction must be justifiable to the staff, in both quantity and purpose.

Hacking

You may not, unless explicitly given permission by a high-ranking member of staff, try to hack into this website. For the purpose of this rule, 'hacking' includes any technique designed to compromise the security or stability of the website.

Personal topics and posts

The staff reserve the right to read any personal topics and posts placed on this website. Any form of conversation made through this website should be considered viewable by staff.


Violation

The staff reserve the right to ban any member who breaks any rule, whether the rule is agreed as broken by the alleged offender or not. No warning or explanations need be given.

The staff also reserve the right to change these rules at any time.