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    Hello and Welcome *Rules*

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    Hello and Welcome *Rules*

    Post by Admin on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:05 pm

    Welcome everyone to VGT Forums. Here you should have a great time chatting with others, posting some creative work or making a new discussion of your own! Below is the rule system here so please remember to follow it.

    Forum Rules:

    1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning (see policing below).

    2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    3. Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of a member of the Moderator Team. Only do this if a moderator team member has not replied within 6 hours. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly "act" as moderators may be warned.

    4. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning.

    5. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

    6. Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([IMG][/IMG]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

    7. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned.

    8. Members are welcome to use the Help/Suggestions forum for general "test purposes". These may include checking signatures, testing a link or image, etc. (subject to previous points on decency, warez, etc.). Users posting in the Help/Suggestions forum just to increase their post counts will be warned.

    9. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation, advertising websites etc. Recruiting of any sort (moderators, designers, professional MOD work etc.), be it for paid or unpaid jobs, is not permitted either. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. See specific item on spam and 3rd party linking for more information.

    10. Members are asked to not disclose to any 3rd party, board, or list any vulnerabilities in VGT Forums before first notifying the developers. You should submit all finds to our security tracker. Time should be allowed for us, at least 3 working days wherever possible, to respond.

    11. The moderating, support and other teams reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not the users.

    12. Please do not advertise VGT by bribing people to come here and/or telling them that VGT is giving away free stuff if they join. We are not responsible for this... and by doing this, it makes VGT look bad.

    13. Please do not talk about cheating devices, we would like to be as honest as possible here at VGT, not only that but, cheating devices places VGT in the position of having a liability issue since such devices can cause harm to your game.

    14. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings (as above) and/or the revocation of private messaging.

    Warning System:

    1. VGT Forums operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.

    2. Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.

    3. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the relevant team leader, e.g. if warned by a moderator you should contact the Moderator team leader. If they feel you were treated badly they remove a warning.

    4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.

    5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

    6. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While VGT may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.

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    *All of these rules are final!! Any violation of them will get you a free strike. The continuation of violations will only get you banned!

    **Remember we are here for you guys and we hope to never use this system. Have fun and enjoy yourselves!!

    ~Admin

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