Boy, do the threads on the main forum ever suck. How did it get this way? The main forum was the best place on the internet for fun. Now I can barley find a good thread. Has anyone noticed that I havent really been doing anything entertaining? Well theres a good reason for that, My personality runs on good threads. The way it is now, I can barley sustane myself. I beleive the cause of this is in fact, the ToB. Originally there was no Tob. And for a time, it was good. There was an equalibrium, stupid threads were closed, thus did stupid posters become the architechs of their own demise. Also, there were like only six or seven rules. I have found a way to make the rules more Compact.
No advertising about your site or message board, unless you get permission from an administrator
In other words “Thou Shalt Not Spam”
No posting excessively large pics, size or kb-wise. Try to keep it under 350X350 pixels and a few kb otherwise it would take an annoying amount of time to load, being a hassle especially for those with slow modems.
It’s so rare that even if somone does it, nobody will really care. So its outta here.
but if too much senseless posting is done just for sake of posting or to get a higher rank in the posting levels then you will be warned
That will go under the “No Spamming” catagory.
No excessive flaming.
Lets rename this “No Excessive Harasment”
No excessive swearing.
If it becomes so excesive that you can barlet understand what the persons are trying to say. It becomes a “Senseless Post” And if you remember earlier, Sensless posts are Spam.
No hateful insulting of the staff or its affiliates
Everyone at the bored is an Affiliate, so its basically flaming. Thus it goes into the “No Flaming” catagory. Besides, what is flaming if not hatefully insulting somone?
It is not advisable to overly antagonize any other user,
Or overly Harass somone. “No Harassment”
No sexual solicitations. One warning only.
Aka “Sexual Harassment” however there is nothing wrong with a little Double Antandra, and flirting.
No insults on religion, nationalities, sexual orientation etc. You’ll have only one warning.
Thats insulting, more often than not, Hatefull too. So its going in the “No Harassment” Pile. Damn, I only got two piles.
No hack or rom requests.
there is no stupid question. What is simple for some is hard for others. Be considerate.
Not really a rule. But I think that would fit in the Harasment pile.
Only one account per user.
Theres really no reason to do this except to evade a banning, or execute a spamming. Or perhaps there really is more than on person in a house hold that goes to rpgc? So I dont think this is really necessary.
Forum administrators and forum moderators are solely responsible for rule enforcement on our forums. If you are a visitor, please refrain from yelling at another user for violating a rule. If you are that concerned, please notify a mod or admin. Save your vigilantes for Death Wish sequels.
Nobody listens to this anyway. Gone.
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Most of it isnt really a rule cept the “Thou Shalt Not Steal” thingy.
So now you have
and No Stealing
Now that you have just those 3, You understand that
Spamming = Excessive posting, plugging your site, and no rom requests.
Harassing = Racism, no excessive insultation, and no trying to do somone else.
Oh wait, I forgot
No porn and no gorey pics. These warrant an immediate ban.
That means you Urkani, I dont care if you sent it in a private message, you should still be banned! This one stays as is.
Thou Shalt Not Spam
Thou Shalt Not Harass
Thou Shalt Not Steal
Thou Shalt Not Show Charlemagne Photos of your penis, Urkani!!!
Anyway, as I was saying before I sidetracked to this little project, The ToB throws off the balance of rpgc, Pure Stupidity engulfs the ToB, while Dreary politics are talked about on the main forum. (with the exceptions of Sins exciting shampoo threads, of course) Without the ToB maness will not seize the main forum, because the “No Spammin” Rule exists. Only good things come from the ToB’s downfall! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!!!
In Closing: The ToB Sucks!