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Welcome Center => Forum Rules => Topic started by: Samuel on June 15, 2012, 10:38:06

Title: Rules of The Forum, PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!
Post by: Samuel on June 15, 2012, 10:38:06
The Elevator Forum - Forum Rules
By All Forum Administrators

NOTE: In this document, "we", "us", "our", "owners" or "staff" refer to all administrators, quasi-administrators, global moderators, and board moderators of this website. "You" or "your" refer to the user of this website.

There is a 3-strike system in place in this forum. In short, 3 strikes and you're out.

We reserve the right to do any action at any time, with or without warning, FOR ANY REASON, to ensure that this forum is not disrupted or abused in any way.

As well, if any rule is broken, we reserve the right to give whatever punishments we deem appropriate. These punishments include warnings, restrictions of posting privileges and/or other forum privileges, as well as temporary and permanent bans from the forum.

1. Spammers
Spammers will be PERMANENTLY banned from the forum without exceptions. In addition, spammers' IP addresses will be entered in the forum's blacklist.
Suspected spammers will have restrictions imposed on their account.

2. Threats made to any users
DO NOT threaten, abuse, degrade, insult, attack or otherwise harass a user on this forum.

3. Staff Abuse
Staff Abuse (mean posts towards forum staff) is strictly prohibited.

4. Bumping old topics
You may not post in any topic that haven't been posted in for 45 days or more since the last post date without having a legitimate reason.
This rule does not apply to staff members and posts in sticky topics.

5. Posting other people's building or content as your own (copyright violation)
Do not post other people's buildings or content as your own, unless the building/content is modified OR the creator has released that building/content into the public domain or the Creative Commons CC0 license.

6. English
It is a requirement for you to post in English because other people may not know the language you say. However, you are allowed to post in a foreign language provided there is an English translation alongside.
If you don't know English, please use a translator such as Google Translate ( or PM an administrator for other options.

7. Swearing
Swearing is allowed but you have to censor ALL swear words.

8. Offensive/Illegal Material
Posting of illegal, pirated, inappropriate, sexual, or offensive material is strictly prohibited.

9. Advertising
You may not advertise or solicit a commercial website. However, advertising of non-commercial websites such as a YouTube Channel or social media is permitted.

10. Private Information
You may not post any user's private and/or personal information without their express consent.

11. Multiple Accounts
You may only have one (1) account per person. If more than one member of your household wants to make an account here, you MUST PM ALL administrators (Kan, gooper1, Samuel).

12. Inactivity
All accounts which have been inactive for more than a year can be deleted upon admin recommendation. All admins will hold a meeting regarding this matter if it comes up.

13. Double-posting
Double-posting IS ALLOWED. However, please do not flood pages with large amounts of posts.

14. Backseat Moderation
"Backseat moderation" (pretending to be a staff member when you are not one) is prohibited. However, feel free to PM staff members about a thread that needs cleanup, should be locked or deleted (if it's your own topic), or is getting out of hand and we'll gladly fix it up!

15. Large Text
DO NOT use text larger than 24pt (the size of this document's title) in a post (etc.). Also, do not use a lot of larger-than-normal text.
This rule does not apply to forum announcements and other important documents, as well as staff members.

These rules apply to anything you post on the forum, including the shoutbox (if enabled) as well as signatures.

Any questions or anything? Feel free to PM any staff members.

We try our best not to break our own rules whenever possible. As well, we strive to treat users fairly, and if we see that this is not happening, appropriate actions will be taken.

Follow the rules, please!
Sincerely, Forum Administrators


Locking policy: If you lock a thread, give a reason. This does not apply to forum announcements and other important messages.
Deletion policy: If you delete a thread, give a reason and send a notice to the original topic author. (For more information, including instances where this rule does not apply, please see this thread (,346.0.html).)
Warning policy: Cite a rule or clear it with other admins/mods, or use the snowball clause* if it seems appropriate. (Be wary of snowballing warnings, though! If you misuse snowballs, warnings will be removed and YOU will be warned!)

* = see below

The snowball clause is: "If an issue does not have a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted by a certain process, there's no need to run it through the entire process."

Failure to abide by these policies can result in an immediate revocation of privileges and possibly a warning.