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Post by Antari on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:48 pm

The Short Version

1. Do not break the law or do anything that may cause CrystalClear to break the law.

2. Do not be selfish or a jerk.

3. Do not do anything at all that may impede normal, reasonable, on-topic discussion.

Forum moderators have total discretion to determine whether any thread or post merits correctional actions such as locks, warnings, bans, or otherwise. But the Admin has say over them.

The Long Version

Below, we have fleshed out the rules and added some additional specific rules. These rules apply to all posts in this forum, and it is your responsibility to read them. This thread serves as your only warning, and you may be warned and/or banned at the moderators' full discretion for violating any rule in this thread.

------------------------------Spam is prohibited.

What counts as "spam"?
"Spam" is defined in different ways on different websites. Here on CrystalClear, the term is applied to any post that does not contribute to normal, reasonable, on-topic discussion on these forums. That includes, but is not limited to:

- All-caps thread titles and/or all-caps posts (unless specifically applicable to the subject of the thread)
- "Text-message" or "instant-messenger" shorthand posting (unless specifically applicable to the subject of the thread)
- Alternating caps and lower-case thread titles or posts (eXaMpLe)
- Threads that only require a one-liner reply such as a number or rank (Except in the Support & Help subsection)
- Rick Rolls
- "youfail," "You Fail," "Epic Fail," "Phail," "," or anything even remotely similar
- Posting "Banned," "Locked," "Enjoy your ban," "This will be locked," or anything similar.
- Posting "Wall of text," "China called...," "tl;dr," or anything remotely similar
- ASCII art, such as facepalm, middle finger, the care cup, PedoBear or anything similar
- Posts in any language other than readable and intelligible English
- Forum Games in any section other than "Forum Games"
- Typing upside down using an online translator
- Do not "break" the page width or forum formatting by repeating or special characters
- Posts that attempt to "catch attention" by using all-caps, false hyperlinks, or all-bold/italics/underline.
- Biased, unfair, irrelevant, non-contributory, or one-sided polls
- Any other post that does not contribute or encourage normal, intelligent, on-topic discussion as determined by any moderator.

------------------------------Do not flame each other!
Use your manners and common sense. If you disagree with someone, do so gracefully.

What counts as "flaming"?
The act of "flaming" is the act of attacking or insulting a person who posts, rather than the ideas expressed within the post itself. Your post should remain on-topic and focused on the subject matter of the thread rather than any individual user.

------------------------------Bumping is prohibited.

What is "bumping"?
"Bumping" is the act of posting in a thread solely to bring it back to the top of the forum. A general way to tell if your post is a bump is the following: if your reply is not an on-topic reply to another user's reply who posted after the last time that you did, your post is a bump. This is not an all-inclusive definition.
"Necroposting" (the act of making a non-responsive, repetitive, or off-topic reply in a thread that has not been active for weeks or months) is a form of bumping and is prohibited.

------------------------------Do not troll. Do not feed the trolls!What is "trolling"?
Trolling is any post designed to evoke an emotional or flaming response instead of an informed, well-reasoned reply. These posts are characterized by broad generalizations and personal accusations about specific people or groups of people rather than a well-reasoned assertion backed up with support. Just a few examples of trolling include:

- "All Forum Regulars suck"
- "Kids under 13 have squeaky voices and are all annoying"
- "You're gay"
- "CrystalClear is the worst forum ever created"

Parody or satire threads are a form of trolling.
"Do not feed the trolls" means do not respond to trolling, and is also strictly enforced.

------------------------------Do not post off-topic or in the incorrect forum for the subject matter of your post.

------------------------------Petitions and "sign here" threads are prohibited.

------------------------------Do not post about individual users.

------------------------------Be very careful when discussing political or religious things.
Politics and Religion are now banned subjects here and you are free to give your thoughts and opinions so long as you do so respectfully.

------------------------------Do not link to inappropriate websites.
This includes, but is not limited to: sites containing adult content, information on any type of software piracy or shock sites.

------------------------------Do not post false information or mislead other forumgoers.
This includes false information about the forum rules, or other information that may mislead other users.

------------------------------Impersonating forum moderators is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this rule results in permanent ban.

------------------------------*Discussions of "hacking" anything is prohibited.

------------------------------*Buying, selling, bartering, or offering to do any of the above for anything at all is prohibited.

------------------------------*Do not use the public forums to run contests or solicit donations.
This forum is for discussion of relevant topics only, not for advertising.

------------------------------Do not bypass the profanity filter
If it says -Wert- instead of the word you used, don't try different ways of posting the Wert word.

------------------------------Threads about groups of users based on age, gender, race, religion, or nationality, including discrimination against these groups, are prohibited.

------------------------------Fan media may be posted in the Art Section only.
This includes art, machinima, montages, and other fan-created content. This rule does not apply to media that is posted as an example, case-in-point, or demonstration within a larger on-topic post.

------------------------------No "Hero of Lemon", "Hero of Melon", "Snakebite 360" or "Japsa"
These usernames are banned. If a user appears with these names, they are imediately banned. Why? We have our reasons. Just avoid using these names.


-These rules can change without notice. You are responsible for reviewing this thread periodically.
-Warnings will not always be given.

- Second Chances will rarely be given.

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