- User Rules
Pirate-Boards Forum Guide
This guide was created to provide an easy access and the up-to-date general information for Pirate-Boards and the community. All members are expected to read this guide to not break the community rules. Besides the explanation of the rules, this will also provide other helpful information and links.
Table of Contents
1.0 - Forum Rules
1.1 - Important Definitions/Interpretations
2.0 - F.A.Q.
2.1 - Bumping Guide & Edit Button
6. Other Information
1. Forum Rules
1. Do not spam.
2. Do not light/moderate/heavy flame.
3. Do not harass.
4. Do not double post or multipost. (Exceptions on 1.1)
5. Do not flood.
6. Do not swear/cuss excessively. Changing letters in the word into numbers or symbols still counts.
7. Do not post/link anything that is related to pornography/sexual. (Yaoi/Yuri are also prohibited)
8. Do not link/trade any form of pirating or make illegal transactions here.
9. Do not trade accounts here. (Pirate-Arena or otherwise)
10. Do not scam.
11. Do not rip other member's work.
12. Do not act like a Moderator/GM/Admin if you're not one.
13. Do not advertise other services/websites as a whole. (Exceptions on 1.1)
14. Do not cause unnecessary drama.
15. Do not evade your bans.
All rules apply to Private Messages, Signatures, Avatars, Users and Clan Profiles.
Obs: Moderators have the right to create and enforce rules in their own respective sections. You must follow those rules and listen to any request the moderator makes. Section Rules or special rules for a single topic override Global Rules
1.1 Important Definitions/Interpretations
In this section, certain words and phrases used throughout in Forum Guide will be defined/interpreted in order to prevent confusion apart the members.
Spam:A message/topic that is pointless and off-topic.
-Anything that doesn't answer the question that the topic starter asks. (''Example: I don't know'')
-Topics with misleading titles, regardless of the message content. (For example: ''Topic title: Free Porn|| But the topic message is a bunch of avatars")
-Reserved posts not filled within 12 hours.
-A post with only a smiley/smilies
-Irrelevant topics (For example: "Look at my signature, Come to my Xatbox")
Topics not posted in their definitive section it'll be moved or locked depending on the subject.
Flame:Any post that mean to offend/hurt a member.
Light Flame: Harsh criticism and anything offensive, but nothing "major". Examples: You're a noob, that is bad as hell, stupid member".
Moderate Flame:Any sort of offense/insult that is neither extremely offensive. It's the middle region. Examples: "idiot, retard, moron".
Heavy Flame:Anything racist. profane, sexual or extremely offensive.
Harassment:Constantly annoying someone with offensive or negative messages in order to make them feel unhappy, annoyed & embarrassed.
Double Posting: Posting twice in a row without other people's posts in between.
Multipost:Posting 3-5 times in a row without other people's posts in between.
Obs: However, they're cases that the computer lagged and that created a double post. Use the "Edit Button" and tell is that it was an accident. Mods will delete that post for you.
Flooding: Intentionally posting many times in a short period of time. 6 or more in a row, or many multiposts in one topic will automatically be considered as flooding. Flooding can also take place if you create many useless/similar topics, or send many Private Messages to users in a short period of time. (Example: "Posting images with many images/smiles in one post, quoting a flood post")
Ripping: Take a member's work and say that is of yours. (Example: ''I make a signature, and then another member takes my signature and posts it on a topic/reply saying that he made that, but he didn't'').
Links: What is Prohibited: Any type of link that leads to other RPG ot MMORPG it's prohibited. Otherwise, other links that it don't have any type of game are allowed. (Example: ''Click my Pokemon, Youtube Channels, etc..)
Scam: Asking or taking someone's password to use on his/her own account. (Example: ''Hey, can you give your password? I will level up for you'' and further more). DON'T GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE.
Evading Bans: When someone is banned and creates a new account to continue using the Boards. We, Staff, can see the I.P. of the users (But we don't share this with anyone), so don't evade your bans because we can see that and you can be Permanently Banned because of this.
Acting like a Moderator/GM/Admin: Well, if you're not a moderator you can not act like one. If you see someone breaking the Rules, PM a Mod/GM and they'll do the necessary actions. Respect when a Moderator, that doesn't have the power of locking a section (Not his Mod Section), writes something like ''Consider this topic locked. Any posts after mine will be treated as Spam'' because for that you can receive a Warning.
Trade Accounts: It's prohibited here on Forums but you can trade your account on your own, and the risk is yours. You can lose your account and Admins will not retrieve it back because you didn't follow the Rules.
That's good for now.
Still in construction
2.1: Bumping Guide & Edit Button
Bumping Topics: When your topic is inactive or had it go to 2nd page, you can Bump your topic to help it become active again, but be careful: topics that are inactive for more than 3 months cannot be Bumped again. You must follow the 4th Rule when Bumping. Example for Bumping a topic:
'' ~Bump ''
^Write this and we'll know that you wanted to Bump the topic.
Edit Button: Forgot to say something on your last reply? Use the Edit Button, or like others call it, ''The Amazing Edit Button''. When using the Edit Button be sure to put an 'E:'/'Edit:'. For Example:
'' First Sentence.
E(from Edit): 2nd Sentence (or what you forgot to tell us). ''
Spelling / Grammar
Go over this Draco. I probably made a few mistakes.
Still in construction.