Forum Announcement: Rules & Guidelines

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Forum Announcement: Rules & Guidelines
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Aviation Paradise community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning or ban.

1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning
4.) Fourth Warning
5.) Fifth Warning = forum ban

Flaming is expressing anger at someone in uncouth ways with out of character (OOC) comments. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of angering someone indirectly. Forum users should not be participating in either as in doing so will result in a warning.

(2)Multiple Accounts
Multiple accounts on Aviation Paradise forums are not allowed. If a user has more than one account they will be deleted. If the user creates more multiple accounts they will be banned.

(3)Advertising Other Sites
The advertising of other sites will not be tolerated. If a post or signature is made showing how to get to other websites, the post starter will receive a warning.

(4)Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning.

Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of angering a group instead of an individual. Trolling is not tolerated and will result in a warning and/or suspension.

(6) Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked and moved to the archives and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will result in a temp-ban.

(7)Site Recruiting
Topics regarding the recruitement of user's to another site is not tolerated. User caught doing so will be issued a temp. ban. You can only recriut by sending PMs to user's.

Posts anywhere in the forums should be of substance. "Smiley Spam," where a user posts a topic or reply without any dialogue and a lone forum smiley will be met with a warning.
(8b)No more than 5 "Smileys" are allowed in a post or reply.

(9)Mild/Explicit Language
Mild expletives (*****, *****, etc.) are generally frowned upon and should be extremely limited in use. Excessive use of what are deemed mild expletives on the open forum will result in a warning.

(10)Harsh expletives (sh*t, f*ck, etc.) are forbidden on all parts of the forum.

Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking users from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning.

Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging will now be classified as posting in a topic that is dead and has no active discussion for a period of 30 days. Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this.

Those who fail to read and comply by these rules will have their signatures 'fixed' without warning. You may have only 2 pictures per signature which may not exceed the maximum size described below, only 4 to 6 lines of text and/or links and a font size no larger than 3 or XXLarge.

(13b)Signature pictures must adhere to a total area of 450WX450H pixels.

(13c)Signature shall not link to any other form of websites.

(14)Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be banned from the forums.

(15)Moderation Staff
Disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. They are here to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please conduct yourself through private message with the Senior Staff or via the Moderation forum.

(16a)Avatar Pictures
Those who fail to read and comply by these rules will have their avatar 'fixed' without warning. You may have only 1 picture per avatar which may not exceed the maximum size described below.

(16b)Avatar pictures must adhere to a total area of 100WX100H pixels.

(16c)Avatar pictures may only be 50 kilobytes in size.

(17)Questionable Actions and Content
The forum rules are not designed to cover every scenario. Any action that is seen to be counter-productive or harmful to the forum community may be met with moderator action against your account. The Forum Staff reserve the right to ban your account without warning if you are seen engaging in such behavior.

Thank you for your co-operation in following these rules and we hope you have a great time here at Reader's Paradise!

AirbusA340, Aviation Paradise Administrator