Forum Rules [Last Updated: 6th of March 2018]

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Dec 30, 2010
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Rule 1
Please respect all members, no matter what their age, race, sex or forum rank is.

We wish to keep the forums a friendly place for everyone, with no insulting and / or bullying.
PunishmentFailure to do so will result in your posts being deleted. You may also serve a temporary ban.

Rule 2
Do not spam the forum with useless posts or that are unrelated to the topic.

No-one wants to read them and they just cluster up the thread you posted in, making it harder to read.
PunishmentAny posts or topic considered to be spam will be deleted.

Rule 3
Do not make posts in huge text to gain more attention.

It will only make you seem immature and give a negative impression towards the ones reading it.
PunishmentThe post will be deleted.

Rule 4
Do not insult / threaten anyone in the Out Of Character / Off Topic board areas.

We do not accept any kind of OOC insulting. Do not insult a person if you're not sure if they take it seriously or not.
PunishmentDoing so will result in your account being banned.

Rule 5
Do not double/triple/quadruple/quintuple (etc.) post, please use the edit post feature.

Posting again and again makes the forums harder to read and forces others to scroll through all your posts to see the next responses.
PunishmentDouble/triple/quadruple/quintuple (etc.) posts will be merged into one post. Users will be warned.

Rule 6
Do not create a massive signature or avatar, keep it a reasonable size.

It enlarges the time it takes to scroll down to the next post, and is generally annoying. Keep your signature max. 1/3 of the screen height.
PunishmentThose who have oversized avatars or signatures will be asked to remove them. If they refuse, the administrators will remove them instead.

Rule 7
Respect and listen to all the administrators on the forums.

Keep in mind that they are here to help you and in turn they deserve to be treated with respect.
PunishmentFailing to respect admins will result in a temporary ban of your account.

Rule 8
Ensure that posts you write are in the correct sections (OOC, IC or Off Topic).

Also, make sure that the section you're posting in fits what your thread is about. Scroll through the forums and look for proper sections first.
PunishmentAny topics found in the wrong section will be moved without warning.

Rule 9
No advertising for other websites or servers.

As a SA:MP server it's more or less obvious that we do not accept any kind of server advertising on our forums.
PunishmentAdvertising will result in a temporary ban of your account. Persistent breach of this rule will result in a permanent ban.

Rule 10
Stickies and Announcements are important, please read them before posting.

Not reading them might result in you asking a question that the sticky / announcement already answered etc.
PunishmentIf an administrator feels that a poster has not read the sticky threads, he/she retains the right to lock or delete the post.

Rule 11
Use English in all forum sections, with the exception of the Non-English section.

English is the only language that can be fully moderated by the administrator team. As such, we ask that all members use that language to prevent rule breaking from taking place under the admin teams noses.
PunishmentThe posts will be deleted.

Rule 12
Do not include suggested Admin promotions, demotions or recommendations in forum posts or your signature or avatar (for example "Admin_Name for level 3!")

The admin team has a set system for hiring and promoting new administrators, and your suggestions won't change the situation at all.
PunishmentThese signatures / avatars /posts will be deleted and you may face a signature ban or a temporary forum ban.

Rule 13
Screenshots are out of character. If they are used as proof in an IC section, they must be surrounded by OOC brackets
(( )).
You can purchase a camera in-game then roleplay taking photos, which will later be treated as IC pictures.
PunishmentScreenshots which are used in an IC manner may be deleted. Screenshots may be used ICly with permission from administrators.

Rule 14
Do not create another forum account if your main account is banned.

If you want to post a ban appeal, fill out the form and contact someone to post it in the correct section for you.
PunishmentThis is considered to be ban evading. If you are caught doing it, your new account will be deleted. Your ban will be increased to 14 days. If you persist, your ban will be made permanent.

Rule 15
Always make the title in your topic as describing as possible.

Not everyone has time to click every single thread, the more descriptive the title is the more people will view it.
PunishmentThis means no "LMAO", "LOOK AT THIS", "OMG", "WTF" etc. If you use these in a topic title, your topic will be locked/deleted.

Rule 16
Do not post any explicit content nor link to it.

This is not a porn/gore site of any kind. Therefore no posting of explicit content is allowed. IC Forum posts are allowed to have IG nudity as long as its in a spoiler and tagged NSFW.
PunishmentA violation of this rule will lead to a temporary ban. If you persist, you will be permanently banned.

Rule 17
Signatures/avatars/posts that put forth suggestions to ban/unban a certain member of the community are not allowed.

You can voice your opinion about someone's ban by speaking with an administrator.
PunishmentAdding these kind of images/text to your forum profile will result in its removal, or it will result in your signature and avatar rights being taken away.

Rule 18
Once you've done forum work for a faction, it belongs to that faction.

If you have left, been removed or fired from a faction, you may not demand they remove your work. If you make something for a faction, it belongs to that faction. This includes written AND graphical work.
PunishmentTrying to force factions to remove or return your work will result in a temporary forum ban. Forcefully removing content that belongs to a faction will result in a permanent forum ban, and possibly a permanent in-game ban, depending on the circumstances.

Rule 19
You may not link to websites which win you free items.

You cannot post topics with unknown and untrusted links to help yourself obtain "free" things. Most of these websites are either scams or give users a virus. We do not want to be held responsible for any harm caused to our user's computers.
PunishmentThis will result in the topic's removal and you will be permanently banned from the forum.

Rule 20
Signature and avatar images must be appropriate.

Users may at times browse the forums in public places, and as such, signatures and avatars should not contain images deemed to be inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, images displaying violence, gore or nudity.
PunishmentThis will result in your avatar/signature being removed.

Rule 21
Do not bump old topics unless they are relevant to on-going discussions.

Users are not allowed to bump topics which have not been responded to in a long period of time. The only exception to this is topics for mods, other games boards and non-English sections. Some topics may be relevant to bump, as a topic surrounding that may have been brought up in a new topic, and information from the old topic is now relevant. Posts are old for a reason, as the discussion surrounding the topic ceased a long time ago.
PunishmentThis will result in a temporary forum ban. Repeat offenders will be banned permanently.

Please enjoy your self here and follow all the above rules. Failure to follow the rules will result in a forum ban.
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