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Offline Hawkbit

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Board Rules
« on: April 11, 2011, 09:28:25 PM »
Section 1

1 - no flaming (this includes racial slurs, stereotypes, condescending remarks i.e. You can go to hell, etc.)

2 - no trolling (constant flaming of another board member in any way)

3 - no political nor theological discussions of any kind are allowed on this board.

Section 2

1 - use of the following words: ass, damn, hell
     a.) provided they are not used against any member here in a derogatory manner, there is no issue

2 - use of any of the words in section 2.1 or any other questionable words where the intent is clearly to anger is not allowed under any circumstances
     a.) included words: bitch, fuck, shit, slut

Section 3

1 - no creation of entirely random/pointless topics that offer no meaningful discussion; these include topics that 'brag' about reaching a certain post count
     a.) quick announcements such as an extended absence are fine
     b.) exceptions may be made in regards to games (ask a staff member first for approval)

Section 4

1. - Sharing and requesting copies of the Watership Down film, TV Series or its soundtracks are strictly prohibited on Fiver's Honeycomb.

     a.)  The following files may still be shared:

          1.) Songs/music (low quality only)
          2.) Screenshots
          3.) Music Videos

Section 5
If the staff agrees that actions or attitudes of a member are harmful to Fiver's Honeycomb in spite of being no outright violation of the sections 1 to 4 and if the respective member persists to continue the said attitudes in spite of being informed about them being perceived as harmful to the peace on the board the staff reserves the right to impose those sanctions on the member which are felt to be necessary to put an end to the harmful attitudes.


Consequences:

Anything under Section 1 can result in either a suspension or a permanent ban, depending on the seriousness of the offense.  No warnings are given for anything that falls under Section 1--you've lost your privledge to be here.

Anything under Section 2 can result in a warning or a suspension, depending on the seriousness of the offense and the particular word in question, and the context in which it was used.

Anything under Section 3 will result in the topic being deleted and possibly a warning only if the member reposts the message after it was removed.  The staff will decide what constitutes a "pointless or dead-beat" topic.

Anything under Section 4 will result in one warning, and if the warning is not heeded, the member will be banned for life....no exceptions.

Warning system:

First offense - warning level raised one bar; PM sent to member by an admin (50%).
Second offense - warning level raised another bar; 5-day suspension from the board

A PM will be sent to the offending member after the first (and only) official warning.  Consider it as a second chance to change some behaviors.  We will tell you what you did wrong, why it was wrong, and even how you can fix it.  The rest is up to you, the member to decide if you choose to listen, just don't expect us to allow the behavior to continue.


Finally, I hate nothing more than having to carry out any of this, however recent incidents have forced a much more stricter rules system at this board be created and enforced.  Follow the rules, have a fun time, and you should have nothing to worry about.


Hawkbit
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