1) GENERAL BOARD-WIDE
1.1 FPSCHEATS is aimed at a general audience. This means our site is designed for 18 year olds and older. Everything must be aimed at this age and older. Explicit, vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, porn and so forth is not allowed.
1.2 Do not mini-mod, We would like to encourage and thank our members to use the Report button, without adding their own criticism. Examples of this include - "Lock this thread,warn this user, ban this user"...etc
1.3 All publicly displayed messages are only limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles and other forms of public display unless posted in the Foreign Language Section or told otherwise by an admin/moderator.
1.4 When posting a new topic; please don't put the topic title as something such as "HELP ME" - Instead, a better topic would be "Help me with BF2" - It looks better, and more people will respond to it that way.
1.5 Maximum number of characters for signatures must not exceed 2200, Contain any explicit, vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, or porn. Avatars must not exceed 150x150 Pixels, or 92000 bytes.
1.6 Do not create a new thread on a topic that is currently already in discussion. Regardless of if you "feel" you deserve to have your own thread, the existing thread should be used unless a Admin or Mod instructs otherwise
1.7 The FPSCheats Staff reserve the right to lock and or delete any posts or threads which they deem irrelevant or frivolous at their own discretion.
1.8 Please use the SEARCH feature of the forums before posting threads that relate errors, problems, questions, and almost ANYTHING. Chances are someone has already asked the question and received an answer. Please search before starting a new thread.
2) SPAM AND ADVERTISING
2.1 Advertising or posting links to products offered by our competitors or anything non-related to www.fpscheats.com is not allowed. You will be banned for this. This includes promoting other software and other websites.
2.2 We do not tolerate spam. In short, do not post small or useless posts that are not relevant.
2.3 Do not send PM to other users promoting your software, websites, or any other site or product.
2.4 Do not PM a moderator or admin numerous times saying the same thing to try and speed up an answer/problem. We receive the PM's you get, there is no need to keep sending it.
3) OFFENSIVE POSTS
3.1 Do not post offensive, abusive, obscene, hateful, discriminating or harmful posts
3.2 Follow basic netiquette rules. For example, DO NOT ever type in ALL CAPS. This applies to both topic titles and the post messages, as this is considered yelling.
3.3 After 2 Warnings - All warnings become permanent. This is to keep troublemakers from not getting the 'penalty' for their actions.
3.4 All warnings/bans given by FPSCheats Staff are final. FPSCheats Staff reserves the right to ignore any requests to modify a warning/ban.
4) HOW TO POST
4.1 Use descriptive subject lines & research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do or don't want to read.
4.2 Do not PM any staff member repeadly for a "faster response", or for every little 'bump in the road' you may encounter.
4.3 Keep the focus. Each forum has a focus on a certain topic. Questions outside the scope of a certain forum will either be moved to the appropriate forum, closed, or simply be deleted. Please post your topic in the most appropriate forum. Users that keep doing this will be warned, then banned.
4.4 Please post in the correct forum. Your post will be deleted if it is in the inappropriate forum
4.5 DO NOT bump your topics, this causes unnecessary clutter to topics.
4.6 If you post saying one-line such as 'lol', '+1', etc...it's classified as SPAM and will be removed. Multiple offenses can result in: -All offender' posts will require moderator approval, -Loss of posting rights.
4.7 Do NOT report your OWN post for any reason.
5) RESPECT THE AUTHORITY OF ADMINS/MOD'S
5.1 Public discussions of moderator or admin actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest moderator or admin actions in titles, avatars, and signatures. If you don't like something that a moderator or admin did, you DO NOT discuss this in the forums, you PM or email the moderator or admin and try your best to resolve the problem or difference in a private manner.
6) REPORTING ABUSE
6.1 If you have a complaint about another member, problems with other members, etc. please try to resolve by PMing, if necessary, address an admin/moderator by Reporting their post..
6.2 If you believe an individual is repeatedly breaking the rules, please report to one of Administrators. Repeat offenders will be banned from the forum, and further action may be taken against them.
7) BANNED MEMBERS
7.1 VIPs always have priority over banned members, because banned members got banned for a reason. It's their own fault.
7.2 Banned Members will be blocked from all IM services and e-mail(s) will be ignored by FPSCHEATS staff until the ban is lifted.
7.3 Banned members may not make purchases while banned.
7.4 FPSCheats Staff are not required to update the banned user regarding news, or the latest hacks.
If you happen to violate any of the rules, the following punishments against you may be undertaken:
- Edit or removal of post
- The locking or deletion of the thread
- 24hour ban per offense
- Edit of signature or avatar if in violation of rules
- Increase of the Warning Level
- All posts will require moderator approval
- Removal of offender's posting rights
- Suspension of the offender's user account
- Ban/Deletion of the offender's user account
- IP Ban of the offender's user account
- Other punishments felt necessary by the Admins.
*WE MAY MODIFY THESE RULES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU BY POSTING REVISED RULES ON OUR SITE.
Date Format - DD/MM/YY
02/05/09 [BF2142leet] - Updated the site RULES to show the site is ok for users 18 or older.
24/04/09 [Hacker98] - Added section 1.7 and moved the previous 1.7 to 1.8.
Also added[*] The locking or deletion of the thread in the punishments.
23/03/09 [NE0] - Added section 1.6 and 1.8
04/06/08 [Recon92] - Added section 4.6
02/05/08 [Recon92] - Added section 1.4
05/02/08 [Recon92] - Updated section 4.5
21/06/08 [Dingdong555] - Added section 4.7
27/06/08 [Dingdong555] - Updated section 1.2
02/07/08 [Recon92] - Added punishment
07/16/08 [Dingdong555] - Added section 2.4
07/19/08 [Recon92] - Added section 3.3
07/23/08 [Recon92] - Added section 3.4
07/27/08 [Recon92] - Added section 7