Last updated July 25th, 2016
All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Community Guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).
Please note that we may need to change these guidelines from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The latest version will always be available on this page.
Simple Guidelines (TL;DR)
All members must be treated in a respectful and adult manner, and should respect and adhere to the promotion of harmony within the community. Do not attempt to disrupt the community in any way.
Public discussions of staff decisions are not permitted. If you have any concerns or queries relating to a staff decision, please take it up in private with a member of the site administration team.
All staff decisions are final. Staff members have complete discretion over what is and is not acceptable on the site should it fall outside the rules outlined below.
No Harassing/Flaming Others —
You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
- if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
- if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
- if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
- if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
No Trolling —
Please do not post anything that disrupts the peace and harmony of this site, and do not create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages on member profiles, reviews, guides, or forum signatures.
No Spamming —
Please do not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums, threads, member profiles, or private messages. You may not post messages anywhere on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, activity, or other entities that you have an affiliation with (ie. no self-promotion), unless approved beforehand by a member of staff.
No Bumping (Your threads/posts) —
Please do not repeatedly bump your threads to try and get attention.
Most members of the site are not online 24 hours a day and so will not see your post the instant it is made.
Do not bump a thread within 24 hours, and not more than twice a week.
No Bumping (Other's threads/posts) —
Before replying to a thread, take notice of the last post date.
Try and avoid replying to posts more than 6 months old.
If you have a similar question and cannot find the answer, create your own thread.
No Offensive/Graphic Content —
Please do not post anything that is obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, and/or otherwise violate any local or international laws. This includes links in your signature, profile, posted images, photos and avatars. You may not use pornographic or excessively gratuitous media in your profile avatar, background, or forum signature. Staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not.
No Multiple Accounts —
Creating multiple accounts for the sole purpose of exploiting the badge system, harassing/spamming others or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
No Private Information —
You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent.
No Unlawful Use —
You may not use our site for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.