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Guidelines and Etiquette for Forums [Updated 05/09/2006]
« on: August 22, 2003 04:51 AM GMT »
Alright, I'm making a permanent post here concerning the guidelines I typically follow for editing content, banning, suspending, and posting.  I'll just post some quick sections with points to consider.  Nothing here is concrete (as in I reserve the right to change the guidelines at any time) and applies only to the normal members.  Moderators and administrators DO NOT have to necessarily follow these guides, as their duties are different and could possibly be used to contradict legitimate duties.

When I use the term posting, that refers to any information committed to this forum's database.  This is not limited to publicly viewable content--you are not to use the private messaging system or your personal profile for uses prohibited here either.  In addition to all of the rules and regulations that are explictly stated below, you must make sure to follow all rules, laws, and regulations applicable in the United States on a national level, the state levels of both Kansas and California, and the city of Brea, CA and any levels applicable to the place in which you reside and/or use these services.

I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR A PERSON'S ACTIONS OR COVERSATIONS.  I reserve the right to moderate this forum at any level I see fit and will not be held responsible if I miss something or fail to act upon something.  By your posting here, you agree to be held 100% liable for your own actions and conversation.  Leave me out of it.

Rules For Posting
Violating these basic content guidelines will usually give me enough reason to edit your posts for you.  This does not mean you are free to post it in the first place.

    -Do not post directly, request, or link to any material that could be considered pornography, sexually explicit multimedia, extremely offensive multimedia (racial or otherwise), or questionable material.  If you aren't sure if it would be ok, you are probably considering borderline content anyway.  To be on the safe side, it might be in your best interests to ask or not post it.

    -Do not post directly, request, or link to any material that contains information for the use of pirated software (Warez), serials, cracks, CD-keys, downloads for "warez" or other illegal software.

    -Do not post directly, request, or link to any material that condones hate crimes or activities.  For example, posting a link to a page about "Nazi Stomping the Jews Away" would be in violation of this rule.  I apologize to the neo Nazis out there, but you aren't welcome here if you are going to violate other people's rights.

Rules For Usage of Forums and/or Services
You people are intelligent, like it or not.  If you know an action you are about to do would be considered abuse, you are wise not to do it.

    -Do not "spam" the forums.  If you are caught adding multiple meaningless messages or posting a message in multiple forums, I reserve the right to ban you.  You've been warned, and I will probably not ban you outright.  I'll take into consideration newness to the forums and community, mistaken multi-posting, etc.  This is not an invitation for meaningless excuses.

    -You are not to abuse services.  This includes (but is not limited to) flooding the server, using security holes or vulnerabilities to overcome your intended access level, circumventing bans (or suspensions), and abusing bandwidth on this webserver.  Doing so can get you banned very quickly and possibly legal action filed.

    -You are not to circumvent a ban.  If one of your accounts has been banned or your usual IP address ranges banned, you are NOT to use IP spoofing services, additional accounts, or other means to continue to use the forums for the duration of your ban.  Doing so can get legal action filed against you.

    -You are not to solicit the assistance from another person with an account on these forums to post if you are banned or suspended.  This constitutes circumventing a ban and the above rules apply.  If you are allowing your account to be used in such a way, I reserve the right to ban you without any question.  If required, under a case that I may deem severe, I also reserve the right to file legal action against you as well.  That would only occur under special circumstances, such as if it is accompanied by exploitations or if you are a "partner in crime" to the person or persons originally banned or suspended.

Etiquette
In addition to the legal obligations defined above, you are to adhere to the following guidelines during posting:
    - I allow profanity on this forum, provided it is not used distastefully or excessively.  Additionally, I am Catholic and would prefer that you do not use aspects of my religion in a disrespectful way (you will never see me say g-- damnit, etc).  Please respect this, even though I am not likely to make a big issue out of it.

    - Do not harass other users on this forum.  Doing so defeats the purpose of this forum at its core--providing a communal location for people that choose to be here.

    - You must not use crawlers or other means of information collecting (even manual) to collect personal information about the users here.  Doing so
will get you banned immediately.

- Please do not post the same topic multiple times.  Now, I don't mean that we can't have new Continual Story threads every so often, but I do not want to see five copies of "LOL I PWNED JUU NUBL3T" in General Discussion (or elsewhere) all created three minutes apart.  This falls under the spam topic discussed above.

- Do not troll.  There is no excuse for this.  As with harassment (very similar), there is no point to this activity at this forum.  I will likely ban you if you persist trolling activities for an extended time.

- Do not insult or threaten me.  I own and run this place with my own money.  I don't require for you to like me--a lot of people don't (valid reasons or not).  I do, however, require you to respect me if you wish to remain here.  Violating this rule will get you banned very quickly, as people have seen in the past.[/list]

BANNINGS
ALL BANS ARE FINAL.  If you violate these terms and are banned, YOUR BAN should be treated as FINAL.  There is no second chance--my memory just isn't that good.  Once added to my list, you will not be removed short of God telling me to.  So, heed the warning and do not ever have a lapse of sanity.  Drunkenness, being high, incapacitated, your kitty walking on your keyboard, aliens, moving monoliths, terrorist outbreak, hostage forcing, bullet impacts, nuclear explosions, armageddon, notes from your mommy, decapitation, electrical short, electrocution, computer malfunction, program crash, enlightenment, epiphanies, passing out, fainting, wild horses, puberty, or anything else is no excuse.  Don't expect it to pass as one.

All headings are provided for convenience and may not be used to alter interpretation of these rules.  Use of any services available under the pcrpg.org domain indicates that YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE to these terms.  I reserve the right to change this document as I see fit at any time.

Personal Note:
If you have been using these forums in the past, you should understand this.  Nothing is really changing--I'm just putting it in writing.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2009 11:11 PM GMT by Particle »
The last clear was 3,063 days ago as of February 15, 2013.  That is over eight years ago, folks; not that such things are incredible selling points anymore.

Light from our sun has been to all three stars in the Centauri system since, passed Barnard's star years ago, whizzed by Wolf 359 last July, and passed Lalande a month or so ago.  We'll be heading by Sirius this year on April 28.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2003 05:09 AM GMT »
Here some reason, Particle really reminds me of Thief. No, not an actual thief, but Thief from 8-Bit Theater. Here's a perfect example. Maybe Particle is Thief!  O_O

*suspicion*



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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2003 07:02 PM GMT »
Smart like an ass hole, ROFL!
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Re: Guidelines and Etiquette for Forums
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2003 10:48 PM GMT »
Quote from: "Particle"
 For example, posting a link to a page about "Nazi Stomping the Jews Away" would be in violation of this rule.


LMAO! Sorry I found that funny just how you said it.

*agrees to these terms and conditions*  :roll:
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2003 11:16 PM GMT »
It was meant to be humorous.  Hey, if I'm going to lay down some serious stuff, why not at least make it a little enjoyable to read?  =)
« Last Edit: January 1, 1970 12:00 AM GMT by Particle »
The last clear was 3,063 days ago as of February 15, 2013.  That is over eight years ago, folks; not that such things are incredible selling points anymore.

Light from our sun has been to all three stars in the Centauri system since, passed Barnard's star years ago, whizzed by Wolf 359 last July, and passed Lalande a month or so ago.  We'll be heading by Sirius this year on April 28.

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2003 02:19 AM GMT »
im so the black mage in that series....

i love that series... i just wish there were more flash movies of it

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2003 02:42 AM GMT »
I think there are quite some number of the 8 bit theatre flash movies on http://www.newgrounds.com

I'll have to check it out.
« Last Edit: January 1, 1970 12:00 AM GMT by Particle »
The last clear was 3,063 days ago as of February 15, 2013.  That is over eight years ago, folks; not that such things are incredible selling points anymore.

Light from our sun has been to all three stars in the Centauri system since, passed Barnard's star years ago, whizzed by Wolf 359 last July, and passed Lalande a month or so ago.  We'll be heading by Sirius this year on April 28.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2003 01:35 AM GMT »
I checked it out. Some old stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2003 12:04 AM GMT »
whats the dealy with profanity? is it ok or what? i mean, i wouldnt be stringing the f-word 8 times in every forking forkety forkin sentance. fork. so, uhh, should i go back and edit that so its not so offencive, or is it ok?... hrmm..
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2003 12:05 AM GMT »
question answered.
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spanish lady come to me
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it left a smoking crater where my mind was blown away
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« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2004 04:53 PM GMT »
revision and bump
« Last Edit: January 1, 1970 12:00 AM GMT by Particle »
The last clear was 3,063 days ago as of February 15, 2013.  That is over eight years ago, folks; not that such things are incredible selling points anymore.

Light from our sun has been to all three stars in the Centauri system since, passed Barnard's star years ago, whizzed by Wolf 359 last July, and passed Lalande a month or so ago.  We'll be heading by Sirius this year on April 28.

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« Reply #11 on: May 9, 2004 10:13 PM GMT »
You mean a note from my mummy won't even get my back if i'm banned!
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Re: Guidelines and Etiquette for Forums [Updated 05/09/2004]
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2004 04:51 PM GMT »
Quote from: "Particle"
Drunkenness, being high, incapacitated, your kitty walking on your keyboard, aliens, moving monoliths, terrorist outbreak, hostage forcing, bullet impacts, nuclear explosions, armageddon, notes from your mommy, decapitation, electrical short, electrocution, computer malfunction, program crash, enlightenment, epiphanies, passing out, fainting, wild horses, puberty, or anything else is no excuse.


LOL!  man I love that part!
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2004 02:38 AM GMT »
How did you come up with all that Part? You got some crazy imagination!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2004 02:24 PM GMT »
It is because some people that will remain nameless have used those excuses in the past to try to evade a ban.
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