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Sexy Excalibur
28-09-2005, 07:10 PM
The HiCalibur 3D Productions Forums are for everyone to enjoy and to post in. No users has more rights here than the next forum user.

All users here are required to read and understand this document to the best of their abilities. Any users who are unclear of a rule stated or do understand how the rule may be applied, they should consult a forum moderator as soon as possible for them to do so, in order to alleviate any confusion and possible infractions of the rules.

Moderators reserve the right to edit/close/delete topics/posts as they see fit in order to enforce the rules. Moderators reserve the right to interpret the rules contained herein in any manner they see fit or as the situation(s) allowed dictate. If you have questions or comments as to a moderatorís judgment or interpretation, speak with the moderator who applied judgment to the topic/post/thread in question.

Pointing out spelling/grammar errors isn't necessary. The best way to improve the overall presentation of the forums is not to post in every poorly written thread complaining about it. Instead, practice what you preach: Try to write reasoned, well-thought out, well-written posts.

--RULES--

- Respect the opinions of others; your opinion isn't the only opinion that can exist in this world. Don't force your opinion into other ones believes (religious, political or otherwise).

- If you decide to reply to a thread, make certain not to drag the conversation off-topic.

- If you feel someone is doing something wrong do not bother to post about it. Direct the post/thread to a moderator and it will be handled.

- Watch your language, we don't ban every cursing/vulgar word as long as it is not directed to anyone in particular; Moreover, restrict yourself to not using vulgarity in thread titles or excessive usages of vulgarity.

- Do NOT start a thread asking why a moderator edited/deleted/moved your post/thread. If you have any questions send a private message to a moderator.

- Do NOT discuss any prohibited content on these forums.

-- Prohibited Content--

- Pornography or any sexually explicit material. Breaking this rule will result in an instant permanent banned.
- Illegal Files (music, software, NoCD Cracks, key generators and the like).
- Post or promote speech or material that demeans or discriminates someone based on their: race, religion, sexual orientation/preference.
- Spam, scams, commercial messages, or advertisements.

--Additional Rules--

* Post count, length of time on the forums, or any other means of measurement does not absolve you of responsibility. If anything, we expect long-term members to behave more maturely, and help make this forum a great place for discussion amongst gamers!

* There's no need to post in someone's topic saying "this will be closed soon!" or "why did you write this?" or demanding that the moderators close the topic or ban the member. However, if someone is being exceedingly disruptive, feel free to bring it to a moderator's attention (via private message or email).

* You do not have the right to insult/attack/etc someone for any reason (new to the boards, old-school member who should be able to "take it", you just feel like it, etc...)

* People are going to ask questions that have already been asked, bring up topics that have already been discussed, and so forth. These things happen. If you're not interested in the topic at hand, simply don't post!

* Try to stay on topic this particularly applies to gaming discussion, but even in the miscellaneous area, we'd still prefer you avoid making random, off-topic posts for no reason.

--Disclaimer--

HiCalibur 3D Productions reserves the right to modify its rules without prior notification. You alone are responsible for understanding, following and keeping yourself up-to-date with the rules.

By using these forums you acknowledge that you have read the above rules and agree to be bound by them. HiCalibur 3D Productions reserve the right to terminate your access to this site at any time for a violation of these rules without your prior knowledge or consent.

Not happy with the rules? No one's forcing you to post, and you're free to leave at any time. We think, though, that you'll find staying within the boundaries of the rules is pretty easy, and that on the whole they will help keep the quality of discussion in these forums at a good level.

But that's censorship! Censorship, I say!
No, it's not. This is our forum and we have the right to make the rules. Feel free to say whatever you like on your own boards or on your own Web site.

--Additional Rules--

Never, ever, under any circumstance, attack or "flame" anyone, ever. No behavior is bad enough that warrants retaliation.

Remain friendly and civil at all times. Be helpful when possible. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Use of the forums is a privilege, not a right. Forum officials reserve the right to create the community we want to be a part of.

- Swearing and use of slurs about race or sexual-orientation are prohibited. Words that try to sneak around the swear filter are prohibited.

- Slanderous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, abusive, insulting, threatening, harassing or obnoxious comments are not appropriate in the community.

Any form of direct or indirect personal attack or harassment is prohibited.

Any comment that calls for or encourages unlawful or illegal behavior or might result in harm to others is prohibited.

Please stay on topic. Rambling or off-topic topics may be deleted without warning.

Aggressive advertising is not allowed.

If you wish to emphasize your point, use a bold font. Obnoxious use of oversized fonts and headings will not be allowed.

Please do not discuss CnCGamer. Not because we want to restrict your freedom of speech, but to prevent arguments.

If a user breaks any of these rules, they will generally get a warning. Repeated offenses will result in temporary or permanent suspension of your account. The forum moderators will use their best judgment in these cases.

Thanks for your cooperation!

-Sexcalibur