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    On behalf of all of the staff here at Gamethreat, I'd like to thank you for visiting our site. This thread contains information that is important for maintaining your stay here as a pleasant one. Please review this thread in its entirety before proceeding to post on the rest of the forum.

    2. Rules and Regulations


    1. Making New Posts

    • Have the patience to read a thread completely before posting a reply.
    • Be sure to search for other recent, similar threads before posting your own.
    • DO NOT NECROPOST! This is posting in really old threads. Check the date before you post in a thread that you found by using the search feature or similar threads list.
    • Stay on topic. Posts that lead to topic hijacking will not be tolerated.
    • While we understand that not all members are fluent in English, please make your post as coherent as possible. There is no rush to make a post, so make it clear to the best of your ability.
    • No referral links are tolerated. This includes links to free iPod offer sites and things of that nature.
    • Do not make posts that are racially, ethnically, or religiously offensive. This can also include posts that are offensive to another user. This is ultimately up to the administration to interpret, so do not test the limits of this rule.
    • Do not post obscene content, including (but not limited to) pornography or mutilation. A profanity filter is in place, as well. Do not bypass this filter.
    • Spam or useless posts will not be tolerated. Posts containing pointless one-word acronyms or short phrases are considered spam and do not contribute to the topic.
    • The Personal Message (PM) system is a privilege. Harassing others or otherwise misusing this privilege will result in consequences.
    • Do not double post. There is an edit feature.
    • Do not make threads to beg for hacks.
    • Do not post material that violates copyright laws, including (but not limited to) warez and cracks.
    • Do not post material about substances that are illegal under US law. We don't want to know what you do on the weekends.



    2. Your Gamethreat Account

    • You are limited to one account. You are not permitted to create multiple accounts for the purpose of trolling or evasion of disciplinary action.
    • You are not allowed to put offensive material in your avatar or signature. Doing so will result in very harsh punishment.
    • Signature sizes are limited. Your signature may contain an image or collection of images that may not exceed a total of 460px in width and 180 px in height. Your signature may also contain a limited amount of additional text.
    • Do not abuse the reputation system. You may not ask to receive reputation or threaten others to give you reputation. Abuse of the reputation system will result in the removal of all reputation points.



    3. Attachments and Downloads

    • We have a very lenient attachment system. Please attach downloads rather than linking to off-site storage. Keep in mind that all user-submitted downloads must go through an approval process.
    • Do not attach enormous images to posts that distort the forum layout. Doing so will result in the picture being removed.
    • Do not host downloads hosted here on any other website without permission from the author.
    • Drophacks are strictly disallowed.



    3. What happens when you disregard the above

    In order of severity.
    Ridicule:
    If you break one of these rules the first thing that will likely happen is that you will be tormented to the brink of insanity by the forum populace. Don't challenge them.
    Infraction:
    Infractions can be handed out by any of the staff members. They are given to posts which they believe are breaking the rules. When you are given an infraction, you will know: You will be sent a partially automated PM about it, and it will appear in your User CP. They can also be seen by staff members looking at your profile. If you accumulate these, it can lead so some of the punishments below.
    Posting Disabled:
    Like the name implies, if you get this, you cannot post at all and can only view the forums and send PMs. They don't expire for quite a while, so these should be avoided.
    Banned:
    If you are banned, you are permanently exiled from the site and are never allowed back. Good riddance.
    If you want to complain about a punishment, make a thread in the website related forum. If you are unable to post, use the Contact the Webmaster link at the bottom of the page. Do not register a second account. Secondary accounts will be banned without exception.

    All of these are obviously things to be avoided... Follow the rules and stay out of trouble.
    4. What should I do first?

    Here at Gamethreat we have a large, diverse, and bustling community. Your best bet as a first post would be to introduce yourself in our newcomers forum. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you'd like to add to this already great community.

    Some other useful links for newcomers are:



    Now that you've taken the time to read through what's expected of you, get out there and start posting! We hope that you will enjoy being a part of this community as much as we have enjoyed watching it grow.