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    Forum rules (October 23, 2012 version)

    General Rules

    last updated October 23, 2011

    1. While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Consistent disruptive behavior or attitude over a period of time will result in a permanent ban. Our decision is final in these matters.

    1a. User names. You are welcome to use your real name here, though most choose not to. Company and website names are NOT allowed except by advertisers & forum sponsors in good standing. Inflammatory names which contain bad language, religious overtones, or other objectionable elements as decided by the Mod team will be removed. If you have any doubt when choosing a name, please ask first if it is appropriate. Common sense should alert you well before we have to.

    2. No thread hijacking - this means any off-topic post which does not relate to the thread subject. This includes trading insults with other posters in the thread. Such posts WILL be deleted.

    3. Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the like - if you like a post feel free to use the "Thanks" button.

    4. Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

    5. Post your message in the appropriate forum, there are a wide range of topics which should cover just about everything.

    6. DO NOT post the same message in more than one forum - this will result in ALL copies of your message being deleted.

    7. Soliciting and offering illegal goods or services is NOT ALLOWED and may result in immediate banning or infraction.

    8. All ads should be posted in the Marketplace section. Please note that the process for posting ads is not the same as posting a normal thread or post - please read this thread for more information.

    9. Connecting to the forums via proxy servers may result in you not having access. We reserve the right to block traffic from sources we consider dangerous or potentially harmful to our users.

    10. Impersonating other members is NOT permitted and can get you banned. Posting real names or personal information is NOT permitted and will get you banned.

    11. You are allowed ONE account per person, unless you have special permission from the administration.

    12. Advertising, spamming, and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the Private Message system to spam other members. If you should receive any via the PM system, please report it to a mod or admin. Spam is defined as any unsolicited advertisement or message of a commercial nature.

    13. The Admin team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

    14. No advertising of any commercial operation is allowed on the boards - if you would like to advertise then please contact
    Individuals are allowed to advertise their services within reason, but posting the same thing in more than one section or more than once a month is not allowed and ALL posts will be removed. For more specific rules RE the Marketplace section, see this post.

    15. We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

    16. We also reserve the right to ban anyone at any time without explanation.

    17. You may NOT post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal and a warning will be issued. Multiple infractions will result in a ban.

    18. Promotion of other sites, forums, or products is NOT ALLOWED, nor is discussion of their politics, activities, etc.. Should you receive private messages promoting other sites or interests, please report them along with a copy of the message(s) in question. The exception to this is posting a link in your signature - you may post a link to anything within reason in your signature file if your post count is 20 or higher and you have been a member for at least 10 days.

    19. Swearing outside Bardak is NOT allowed, if you have to swear use a ‘*’ in place of at least two letters.

    20. Reposting something that a mod/admin has already moderated is grounds for an instant ban.

    21. When communicating with Moderators/Admins please be respectful and polite. Explain your problems/issues in a calm and clear manner. Rude behavior and/or attitude towards Mods/Admins WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and can result in an immediate ban. If you have a problem with any of the Moderators on the site or any decision they have made please PM one of the Admins. We take all such complaints seriously and will respond in a timely manner.

    22. No Personal information should be posted on the site - this includes telephone numbers and email addresses. Posts including personal info WILL be edited or simply deleted. Non-personal contact info may be posted, such as how to contact a business, restaurant, embassy, taxi, etc..

    23. DO NOT resurrect old threads. If you want to discuss something which you have found in the archives, start a new thread on that subject. Any thread with no activity for over a month is considered old.

    24. If at anytime you due to a glitch of some sort get access to any area of the site that you know you shouldn’t have please notify an administrator as soon as possible. Don’t enter the area, doing so will be seen as hacking and you will be banned from the site.

    25. Anything posted on the site becomes the property of and cannot be reproduced without permission.

    26. Threats made to other members and/or staff either publicly or privately will result in an immediate permanent ban.

    27. Please use proper English when posting. It is NOT ok to post using internet speak/slang and/or abbreviated words. Such posts will be either edited or deleted. Exceptions to this are standard acronyms such as LOL, ROFL, etc.., which are more "shortcuts" than slang. Example --> "LOLZ...!!! dat wuz funny!!", or using "u" instead of "you"... a bit of common sense here goes a long way.

    28. Private Messages (PM) are just that, Private. Do not post a PM from anyone that has been sent to you, if the author wants to post their opinion they can do so on open forum. If you receive a PM that contains abuse or anything that concerns you, please forward to an Admin and we will deal with it. At the least you risk losing the ability to send or receive PMs if you break this rule.

    29. The official language of these forums is English. If you wish to post something in Russian, please post it HERE. Posts made in Russian or any language other than English in any other forum will be treated as spam.

    While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

    Infraction System

    Breaking the rules will earn you infraction points:

    Insulting other members = 5 points
    Bad language (outside of Bardak) = 5 points
    Spamming will get you automatically banned and your account deleted

    10 points will automatically ban you for 2 days
    20 points will automatically ban you for 5 days

    By viewing/posting on the site you are agreeing to these rules

    Thanks, Admin team
    We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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