HERE BE THE RULES OF THE TEAM MEAT FORUMS.
Obey them and all shall be well. Break them and one might find themselves on the wrong side of a swift moving ban hammer.
RULE 1 Don't be an ass.
Should be simple enough. Being an ass includes but is not limited to, personal attacks on other members of the forum, racial slurs or otherwise super offensive language, any sort of harassment to other members, and acting like a general douche. Punishments for assery include verbal warnings from the forum staff (either public, or private through PM), temporary, and permanent bans. Treat people as you would in person, be civilized, and all that good sort.
RULE 2 No illegal stuff.
Do not post anything related to pirated material, and do not post material that is unsuitable for minors to view. This includes pornography and general gross/shocking imagery. Illegal materials could get us in big trouble with our web host, and we wouldn't want that. Any posted material or links to aforementioned materials will be promptly removed. A warning of some sort will come swiftly to the offending user. Repeat offenders will lose posting privileges, or be banned permanently.
RULE 3 No advertisement spam.
This should be obvious, but any spam advertisement posts (WoW gold, Ugg Bootz, Nike Jerseys, etc) will be immediately removed with the ban hammer coming down swiftly on the offending poster. If you make a post that is spam-like, the forum staff will assume that you are a spam bot and ban you permanently without warning. This rule applies only to posts that make you look like a spam bot.
RULE 4 No super annoying signatures (or avatars)
If your signature is huge and has 100 frames of animation then it's probably going to be moderated. There is no exact pixel size limitation on signatures currently, but if your signature is much larger than your average post size, then there's a good chance it will be moderated. Also if enough people complain about your signature or avatar giving them seizures, it will be moderated. You won't be banned, probably just warned and your signature removed.
RULE 5 Post Etiquette.
We're not asking you to behave like fancy pants rich people, but please be reasonable while posting in the forums. Completely derailing a thread will result in a warning. Repeat offenses of purposely derailing threads will result in a temporary loss of posting privileges. On top of that, try not to post large images directly to the forums (wallpapers for example). If you'd like to share a large picture, use a link to the image instead.
RULE 6 The rules can change.
The forum staff reserves the right to alter or amend the rules as they see fit. That's about it.
Some important notes:
- If you see something out of line, please report the offending post to the moderation staff with the "Report to moderator" link at the bottom right of the post.
- It is up to the discretion of the forum staff to decide what is a punishable offense.
- In most cases you will be warned about an offense before before further action is taken. (Except if you're a spam robot. That's a insta-ban.)
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