1. BORTZ

    OP BORTZ The Amazing
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    I started this as a personal reference guide but I decided to expand it to be something available to the general public of GBAtemp. Feel free to copy and paste these in threads you find applicable. This is kinda for me so I don't have to type out a response to necrobumping or when someone asks which DS cart to get. There are a few sections I might need help with, like the R4i suggestion part.

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    Terms and Rules - These are the rules you agreed to when you joined GBAtemp.net. IGNORANCE OF THE RULES IS NO EXCUSE. These rules are not an exhaustive list. There is no way you could expect us to have a perfect list of everything you could do to get in trouble on GBAtemp. Use common sense and you will be fine.

    WAREZ - Illegal content, ROMs, ISOs, websites that host illegal content, illegal torrent files, free anime streaming sites, etc, are all illegal here on GBAtemp. You may not post or link to them. This is done to ensure our community lives on. Remember Demonoid? ISOHUNT? All taken down because they hosted Illegal content. You will be warned for posting links or files that are illegal.

    "Freedom of Speech" - The internet's headcanon of freedom of speech: "I can say whatever I want because I have a right to my opinion". Well what it actually means is this.
    You have neither here on GBAtemp. We are not required to grant you any freedom of speech, nor will we abide by any. Although social media sites like Facebook or GBAtemp might seem like an ideal public forum for posting unpopular or controversial content, as private companies, we are technically free to delete or otherwise censor any content they deem offensive. You can and will be punished by the powers that be if we decide you are in the wrong. NSFW content, arguing, namec calling, racial slurs, warez, among other things will most certainly be removed and possibly get you a warning.

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    Account issues, name changes, 2 factor help, contact a Supervisor.
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    Warning forgiveness - If you have old outstanding warnings, you can appeal to a staff member to remove them. A year of good behavior is usually good enough to get your warning reduced by 10%.

    Which flashcart should I buy to play DS games on my 3DS? - One of these:
    R4i for baseline NDS rom support, as well as other homebrew like Moonshell. Cheap and affordable.
    DSTWO+ for extra functionality. It does drain your battery more, but you can run free cheat as well as other processor intensive programs. Supports GBA and SNES emulation. Has Gateway launcher mode, but I do not suggest using this. Much more expensive, but comes with a better menu and software support.

    I want to hack my 3DS:
    Follow this guide to the letter. It is constantly getting updated, so if you are going to hack you 3DS, try to do it in on go. I know it's a lot, but it will save you heartache later.
    NEVER FOLLOW VIDEO GUIDES FOR 3DS HACKING
     
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  2. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here
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    i thought this was gonna be some shitpost
     
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  3. Byokugen

    Byokugen Unit_01
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    And still no response.to what happened to my country...
    Great guide!
     
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  4. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's scalie trash
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    So what happened to this?

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  5. smileyhead

    smileyhead This is definitely not a robotic component!
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    Me too.
     
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  6. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here
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    Yeah, back when I guess I was whiny I got two warnings for being whiny. It would've been more better if they at least showed examples or pointed out ways how I was whiny.
     
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  7. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3
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    The [Not a bug] tag bothers me lol

    Anyways great thread
     
  8. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher
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    Warnings don't expire automatically? Seems like a limitation of the system to me.
     
  9. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3
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    No, they have it like that on purpose
     
  10. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive
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    Isn't there already a rules page? And new members are unlikely to be visiting this forum.
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend
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    All the way at the bottom of every page, where I bet no one ever bothers to look for it at. Not very noticeable. :P
    Honestly more members or all STAFF having rules (or least the link in their signature) would be better and easier to notice, specially with some of their post count being over 20,000 :ninja:
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  12. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ Grumpy Enby
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    I feel like this would be better suited cloned and locked in the introduction section. I don't know how many newbies visit this section, but I do a lot more of them frequent the Introduction section.
     
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  13. cearp

    cearp 瓜老外
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    don't forget to add that we can only share roms through pms
    (joking)

    nice thread idea :)
     
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  14. BORTZ

    OP BORTZ The Amazing
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    No? That's illegal and against the rules too.
     
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  15. StarTrekVoyager

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    Yeah, apparently they flushed that part of the rules, but if that's the case, I wonder why it's still in the rules...
    Great thread anyways.
     
  16. BORTZ

    OP BORTZ The Amazing
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    The rules have needed a rewrite for ages now, but we have no agreed upon a set of new ones yet.
     
  17. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks
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    Mentioning warez sites is prohibited, the rules clearly state it but everywhere I see users mentioning it by name or saying "that iso site" when it's borderline just saying out the site's name.
     
  18. StarTrekVoyager

    StarTrekVoyager Soon™
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    "that xxx site" is supposed to be a way to not mention the said site by name. You wouldn't want GBATemp to be like Dolphin forums, ie you're not even allowed to mention the existence or possibility of piracy/warez or else banbanban.
     
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  19. migles

    migles All my gbatemp friends are now mods, except for me
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    your picture should be against the rules, it's freaking me out!

    probably because mods got tired of the rage\mad replies they got in PMs or warned members giving such stupid explanations it's not worth the effort anymore :lol:
     
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  20. HamBone41801

    HamBone41801 Vipera’s Alt
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    I dunno. I still think a ban appeal section would be nice, but whatever.
     
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