Rules Update!

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Sep 30, 2008

Rules Update! by Sinkhead at 7:35 PM (8,187 Views / 0 Likes) 87 replies

  1. Sinkhead
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    Former Staff Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Rules Update!
    Please read

    After the recent staff meeting we have decided to make some changes to the site rules which we feel will benefit everybody. We ask you to please read the rules in their entirety (they're not long), and to stick to them to avoid trouble for both yourself and us, the staff.

    We've decided to up the size limits for signatures from 400 by 100 pixels to 500 by 150 pixels. If you go over this limit you'll see scrollbars appear round your signature. We've also increased the filesize limits a bit, but most importantly the filesize limit (80kb) is now calculated between your avatar and signature in total, for example you could have a 30kb avatar and a 50kb signature, or a 60kb avatar and a 20kb signature.
    If you are using a low-bandwidth connection, you still have the possibility to disable signatures and/or avatars if you want to be able to browse our forums faster.

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    We would also like to make it clear that blogs are not exempt from the site rules. While they are a place for expressing opinions, they are not a place for harassment or flat-out flaming. On that note, neither are the forums!

    If you've not already, please take a look at the rules. Be sure to familiarize yourself with them. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Read the new rules now!
     


  2. JPH

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    Please read 'em carefully, folks.

    Hopefully you'll enjoy the "upgrade" for the avatar & signatures. [​IMG]
     
  3. Renegade_R

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    I enjoy the fact that obnoxiously long signatures listing a bunch of crap are now chopped off...one thing I dislike however is that I ALWAYS have those 150 pixels reserved in my post...regardless of whether my signature is too big or not. Considering how my sig is like 2 lines.
     
  4. Ace Gunman

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    The new rules are ribbed for your pleasure. [​IMG]
     
  5. DrKupo

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    just what we need, more rules.
     
  6. Ace Gunman

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    I hope that's not sarcasm because you've been asking for new rules for like 2 weeks. "Make it a rule!" you keep saying. Well, you got your wish. [​IMG]
     
  7. Maikel Steneker

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    I was already wondering what those scrollbars were doing in some posts [​IMG]

    Anyway, it seems like these rules are only better, so I won't get in any problems because of them [​IMG]
     
  8. DrKupo

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    Just because I'd rather have it a rule versus it being enforced without being a rule doesn't mean I want the rule. I'd much rather have no rules against trolling/off-topic posting.
     
  9. JPH

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    You actually helped us notice we need some rules changes [​IMG]

    “Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.”
     
  10. DrKupo

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    I don't need any guidance from 15 year olds, but thanks [​IMG]
     
  11. Whiternoise

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    Trolling is against the rules, is it not..? It's certainly frowned upon.

    Off-topic posting - well i've seen plenty of posts edited by mods that are deemed unsuitable for the topic.
     
  12. DrKupo

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    ....I'm saying it shouldn't be against the rules. The mods ruin valuable discussion by removing off-topic posting, and it's a shame.
     
  13. Gaisuto

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    Because a long, chained discussion about someone's sig being too large is such valuable discussion, right? [​IMG]
     
  14. Renegade_R

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    Yes...lets all talk about ROMs, how you botched your Wii soldering attempt, how DealExtreme has not sent your TopToy DS yet and girl problems.
     
  15. Dominator

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    woo great, wtf ? 29 gb of sign and avatar XD impossible
     
  16. Renegade_R

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    I have updated my signature to reflect the current times.
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    Ok.. how will the rules about posting be used on the Testing Area?

    in special:
    Those two..
     
  18. Ace Gunman

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    We'll presumably be putting up a header in the testing area that states that it's exempt from all rules except flaming, warez, obscene images, requests, and advertising. We COULD put it in the rules, but that's like a one line section.
     
  19. dice

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    ... but this has been planned for months

    oh and if you don't like, GTFO [​IMG]
     
  20. Little

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    Happily.

    Nothing left here anyway.
     

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