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The Rules

Post by Zach on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 1:12 pm

Breaking rules results in punishments. There are several types of punishments:

  • Warning - This is where a public announcement is made that mentions your name and that you have broken a rule. I will determine whether you knew what you were doing was wrong or whether a warning is nessisary to explain it do you. If I do not give a warning, I will skip ahead to the next step in the penalty list.
  • Muting - This is where you are not able to talk on the board. You may still view it.
  • Temporary Ban - This is where you are not able to view the board for a certain period of time.
  • Permanent Ban - You can never again view the board.

The following rules list the most serious violations:

  • No Hacking - This should go without saying, but you are not permitted to hack the board. Guessing someone else's password and succeeding counts as hacking. Members who hack will instantly be permanently banned without any warnings.
  • No Being a Bitch - Being a bitch harms the nice atmosphere of The Corner. It also causes threads to go off topic, and most importantly, it hurts the entire community. The victim(s) may defend themselves against any accusations made to them, but may not make any additional accusations to the bitch (which also counts as being a bitch).

If you break one of these rules, the following penalties will apply (first time, second time, third time...) with the exception of breaking the rule "No Hacking" which immediately results in a permanent ban:

  • Warning - Depending on how serious a violation is, you may be issued a warning first
  • Muting - Muting for 10 days
  • Temporary Ban - People who cause more problems after being muted for 10 days will be banned for a month, and for 2 months for the next offense.
  • Permanent Ban - At this point, it is obvious that will never learn your lesson, thus, a permanent ban is necessary to be rid of the problems you cause.

The following rules are also important:

  • No Advertising - You are not permitted to make money using The Corner. You are not allowed to use the member list to obtain Instant Messenging screennames to harrass people to purchase a product from you.
  • No Double Posting or Spamming - You may not post more than once in a row in the same thread. Posting lots of times in a row reduces the quality of the board, is a waste of the board's memory, and provides the culprit with ill earned post count points. Double posts will be merged into regular posts, and you will lose 10 postcount for each of the posts excluding the first one. Your post count can be changed to a negative number if necessary. The only exeption to this rule is if your edit timer (24 hours) for the post has run out, in which case you may double post if you have something important to add. Spamming is also not allowed, and is defined as a post that has no meaning.


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Re: The Rules

Post by Zach on Tue 22 Dec 2015, 10:32 pm

The following are a set of amendments to clarify the rules for those people who wish to nitpick:

  • Amendment 1 - There are no excuses for breaking the rules. It doesn't matter if you were angry at the time and weren't thinking straight. It doesn't matter if you were only kidding around. If you break a rule, it does the same damage, regardless of your reasons for breaking it, and you will be punished all the same.
  • Amendment 2 - Staff abuse will not be tolerated. As a staff member, your job is to help the people, not harm them. You may only use your powers for the purposes that they have been given to you for. There is no limit on how much you may be punished for this severe offense as this must be stopped at all costs to protect the people. This means that if you abuse your powers, there is a good chance you will be permanently banned.
  • Amendment 3 - Harrassing the administration about punishments is not allowed. The admins are only trying to do their job, and many times they have to make difficult decisions. You may post your opinion in the thread that announces the punishment, so long as you do not flame anyone. If this thread gets out of hand, it will be closed, and you may not complain elsewhere on the board, or by other means including, but not limited to: private messages, instant messaging programs, email, telephone calls, and house visits. You also may not make threats against administrators (or other members for that matter...). Punishments for harrassment range from a 5 day mute for minor harrasments to a permanent ban if serious threats are involved.
  • Amendment 4 - If you break more than one rule, the punishments will stack up to a maximum of 2 months, or a permanent ban if neccessary. If a sentencing length is 10 days or less, it is a mute, otherwise, it can either be a temporary or permanent ban.
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