0. There are no fixed rules.
If you think that a rule doesn't make sense you can discuss this. Make a new thread for that. See below (Changes).
1. Treat other members with the respect they deserve.
This should go without saying, but treat others like you would like to be treated.
2. The language in this forum is English.
Please only post in other languages in PM. There are those exceptions:
A) if you are not able to write English. This can be only a one-time exception.
B) you can write in two languages, the second is the translation into English.
3. Spam is not allowed.
Please do not spam. Any post considered spam will be removed. We don't yet have clear rules as to what spam is, but advertising in the Off-topic board about a new game similar to Virtual SlotCars is welcome, advertising in the General-board about bathrooms is not.
4. Size of signatures and banners
Discussion (Link to be added)
In short: Your signature should not be higher than the left navigation pane, including your avatar pic etc. A banner picture in your sig should not be bigger than 600x100 (width x height) pixels. Included links should point to something interesting, related to Virtual SlotCars, see spam rules above.
5. No upper case only threads.
Please do not post threads text in all CAPITALS since this is considered to be shouting and is not necessary.
6. Please refrain from posting images larger than 1024x640.
This is considerate to members with slow internet speeds, and keeps the forum looking tidy. We may yet create a topic dedicated to high resolution images in the future.
7. Using red text is forbidden.
Only moderators and administrators may use this.
8. Insulting and flaming
Any personal attacks against forum staff will be not tolerated.
9. Swear words.
Please be considerate in language you use on the forum, some of our members are younger than others. Swearing is not completely banned, just do not swear unnecessarily, and only use minor words.
10. Inappropriate material
I think everyone understands what I mean by this. Do not post it. The policy goes that if you would not feel comfortable having your manager viewing it at work, or in front of children or parents, don't post it.
11. Respect the copyrights
Virtual SlotCars may be in alpha but we will still maintain copyright vigilance. If in doubt ask. This is the best sign of respect.
What happens if I break a rule ?
Depending on the severity of the infraction, a different course of action may be taken, but the usual practice is as follows :
1st rule break (Minor offence) :
Corrected, A PM may be sent, no further action taken
For a more serious offence, a warning will be issued, this is a mark against your name letting us know you have broken a rule
2nd rule break.
3rd rule break
On your 3rd warning, you will receive a temporary ban, the length of which will depend on the severity of the incident.
On another breach of rules :
After this it will be assumed you will not learn your lesson, so you will receive a permanent ban, meaning you will never be able to visit the forum again.
If you have any questions regarding the rules feel free to PM any member of site staff, who will be able to clear things up for you. Thank you for reading the rules.