ENGLISH VERSION (Die deutsche Version findest Du weiter unten!)
1. General Board-wide
1.1 Do not mini-mod. We would like to encourage and thank members to use the report button but not add their own criticism. Impersonating a staff member is a serious offense and may lead to a permanent ban.
1.2 All publicly displayed messages are only limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles and other forms of public display.
1.2.1 Exception: Explicit as german declared threads
2. Warning System
2.1 Members who disobey the rules will be warned or banned depending on what the moderator believes is the appropriate punishment.
2.2 Members can be warned a maximum of two times consequently. On the third, the member will be immediately banned. This does not mean that you have to have a warning to get banned, moderators may ban you without warnings depending on the offense.
2.3 A warning can have a time bomb unless you're banned. If a time bomb is set, your warning will automatically expire after a certain number of days.
If you believe you do not deserve the warn please contact the moderator who warned you. Talking back to the moderator who gave you the warning with no sense of respect will lead to further warnings.
If you do not know why you received a warning, an email and private message would have been sent to notify you of the reason why you were warned and who warned you.
3. Posting Etiquette (manners)
3.1 All topics must contain a valid description.
3.2 Treat others positively and with respect. Flaming other members or other forums will lead to a warning, possibly even a ban.
3.3 Topics must be submitted to the relevant forums. Please read the forum descriptions before posting.
3.4 Topic titles must have an appropriate description.
● An example for a good description is "Help needed with game".
● An example for a wrong description is "HEEEEELP!".
3.5 Bumping is allowed provided that the reply has relevant information that is useful to the continuance of the topic. Short intervals of bumps are not allowed to bump the topic up onto the first page by the same person.
● Allowed: A topic discusses a news event. The topic's discussion has died but there is new striking evidence to turn thoughts around. A reply with such information that is relevant and useful is allowed.
● Allowed: Requests (Includes requests in helpdesk & graphics) may only be bumped once every 48 hours since the last reply.
● Disallowed: Bumping topics continuously to get them up to the first few pages. This includes using additional accounts (either your own or others) to do so.
3.6 Double posting of the same links (also called dupe) may lead to a warning, especially if you have your own independent topic for a set of links and yet still post the same links in related topics with the intention of gaining exposure. Posting the same links in more than one account even if an account was banned previously and topics removed will not be allowed.
3.7 It is generally forbidden to double post on the board. It means that you are not allowed to reply twice in a row in any topic. Use the edit button when altering your reply if you're the last to post in the topic. Exceptions may be found at 3.20.
3.8 Images must be hosted on public image hosting websites.
3.9 Content of posts should not be explicit, offensive, shocking, discussions of demerit commodities unless it is posted in an educational sense.
3.10 Image Image When their previous post has exceeded the maximum characters limit, or if they have relevant content to add to their topic 24 hours after the previous reply was made, members are allowed to double or triple post.
3.11 The action of Mass Posting to spam topics on the forum shall not be allowed and is restricted by the following conditions:
● If a member post new topics that approach 50 or more in a hour and/or the new topics approach or pass the maximum of 100 in a 24 hour period then this can be deemed Topic Spamming and the account will be Banned.
● The use of multiple duplicate accounts to try to get around this restriction will result in immediate banning of all associated accounts.
4. Private Messaging
4.1 All rules apply in regard to private messaging.
4.2 It is the responsibility of each member to check their private messages when online, as certain private messages from staff members may require prompt answers. Members who ignore these messages from staff may be warned, locked or banned, depending on the situation.
5. Avatars and Signatures
5.1 All rules apply to avatars and signatures.
5.2 The total maximum dimensions for all images in a signature is 500px (width) by 200px (height) horizontally only.
5.3 Signatures can only be 200KB or less in total file size.
6. Explicit Guidelines
6.1 Sticky Requests: Please do not request a post to be made sticky. If there is room to make an exceptional post as sticky, we will do so; however, there is only room for ten stickies per forum. Topics which use a poll to petition a sticky are not allowed.
6.2 To have your username changed please PM a Staff Member.
6.3 Asking any staff member if you can be a part of the staff will hinder your chance of ever becoming one.
6.4 All forum rules apply to each member's profile, no referrers, no porn links, and no warez forums.
6.5 All forum rules apply to every image posted in messages, signatures, avatars and PM's. Images must not contain URL's of websites (or any advertisement of another warez site, URL or not), words that bypass our word censor or any type of serial number. The sole exception to this is when a URL in an image is presented as a password (provided that the URL is not censored). We do not allow user names to contain email addresses or websites' names.