Insulting someone solely for the sake of provocation. That's a no-no.Reviving Dead Topics
If a conversation has played itself out already, don't try to kick it back to life. If a topic hasn't been posted in for a month or more, consider it D.O.A.Multiple Posts
Every single person has the ability to edit any post they make here. As such, there is absolutely no reason to see two or three posts in a row by the same person. If you have something to say that you forgot to mention in your post, just edit it in instead of posting again. Or better yet, think long and hard before you hit that submit button in the first place.Multiple Accounts
There is no need for one person to have more than one account on these boards. You'll be banned immediately if caught. If you happen to share an IP address with someone (i.e. two accounts for two people who live in the same household), I recommend you make it clear that you are two seperate people. How you do this is up to you.Policing
As of this posting, there are fifteen people on these message boards with the ability to moderate, most of whom are forum regulars. With so many enforcers present on these boards, the last thing we need is some random board member to take it upon themselves to tell someone if they've broken some board rule. Trust me, if someone does something wrong, it'll be seen. We'll take care of it faster and more efficiently than you ever could, and we'll look better doing it.Spam
We have two distinct definitions for spam here:
1. Making a topic that exists only to advertise something. (whether it's your website, your birthday, etc)
2. Making a post that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand.
I personally find this to be the most annoying thing done on the internet. Hope and pray I'm not the one who catches you if you do this."Introductory" Threads
There is a long history of cracking down on introductory threads on these boards. It's not because we don't want you to feel welcome; there are better ways of making yourself known than an attention seeking "HI I'M NEW =^.^=" thread dedicated to yourself. If you want to make yourself known here, contribute. Make a meaningful post on any of our lovely threads or start a worthwhile topic of your own.Authorization Code
In order to cut back on the amount of spam these boards receive, we require a registering user to input a simple authorization code before they can submit their account information. All you need to do is type the following case-sensitive text:
Contact an administrator if you have problems.