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    General Discussion Rules *MUST READ*

    Updated on: April 5th, 2016

    By Posting in General Discussion, you hereby agree to these rules.
    Current General Discussion Mods - Damus_Graves, Glip, Coast

    NO AUTOPLAY
    If we find any autoplay videos in General Discussion, you will be given one 10 point infraction per autoplay video. We do not want that in General Discussion. If you quote an autoplay video, you will be given a 7 point infraction, per video quoted.

    Possible Infractions: Quick Ban - 10 points, Greifing - 7 Points

    NO HACKING
    If we catch you hacking (or promoting hacking) the website or the game, you will be banned.

    Possible Infractions: Permaban - 150 points

    No Advertisement Spam
    Advertising anything if you have less than 5 posts is not allowed. This is to prevent people from making accounts solely to advertise. If you'd like to let us know of another community or website then so be it, but moderators reverse the right to warn and infract you if you make it excessive.

    Clarification: Posting advertisements in public, or sending PMs to people, for the purpose of getting people to play forum mafia on another website is banned, and you will get a spammed advertisements infraction for repeat offenses. This does not apply to posts about Mafia Championship 3, within reason.

    Possible Infractions: Board Rules Violation - 2 points, General Belligerence - 3 points, Greifing - 7 Points, Spammed Advertisements - 15 points

    Do Not Spam Threads
    Spamming is bad, and if you start spamming threads or derailing them(posting off topic), you will be infracted, per post. These posts also are subject to deletion. Double posts will be deleted or merged with no further action taken in almost all cases.

    Possible Infractions: Regular Post Spam - 1 point

    No Posting of Personal Information or Illegal Activities
    If you post Nudity or Personal Information of another Forum Member (like a Facebook account or Pictures from social media) without their permission, you will be Permabanned. You will also be permabanned if you promote illegal activities.

    Possible Infractions: Permaban - 150 Points

    No Necroing Threads
    If you post in a thread whose last post has been at least 2 weeks ago, you must be adding something relevant to the discussion. Otherwise you will be infracted.

    Possible Infractions: Board Rules Violation - 2 points, Being an Asshat - 4 points

    No Mention System Abuse
    Mentions ( @Someone ) are for the purpose of bringing someone's attention to a post, particularly to one in a discussion that person is not a part of or to a post that they might otherwise miss. Actions deemed as abuse of the mention system, such as mentioning people who are irrelevant to the given post, mentioning people multiple times over the course of a discussion, or "doubling up" on a mention by mentioning someone you quoted (as quotes already send a person a notification) are not allowed, with the exception of FM sections. As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn't PM the person about it, don't mention them.

    Possible Infractions: Board Rules Violation - 2 points, General Belligerence - 3 points

    Do Not Insult Other Members
    If you attack another member or contribute to a flame session in a thread, and the said member reports your post, we will infract your post. Keep in mind that valid criticism of another member is not considered insulting. Throwing around slurs and inflammatory speech for no reason other than to offend is.

    Addendum on attacking other members:
    1: If the attacked user reports it, we will firmly consider acting and will most likely act in all cases unless we determine the post is really nothing and there was an overreaction.
    2: If someone other than the attacked user reports it, we will slightly consider acting. However, unless the attacked user feels harmed, all it will most likely do is simply bring it to our attention.
    3: If no one reports it, we do still reserve the right to act in severe cases. For example, blatant use of off-site information will be responded to before any report is required.

    Possible Infractions: General Belligerence - 3 Points, Being an Asshat - 4 points, Severely Insulting Another Member - 5 Points, Griefing - 7 Points

    Spoilers must be hidden!
    This qualifies for anything that has been out for only two weeks. If you saw a movie that was just released, don't post the spoilers for it unless you post it within a spoiler tag or password protected post. Do not post the spoiler as the title of your thread. This falls under General Belligerence and or Logical Fallacy infraction.

    Possible Infractions:Thread/Post deletion. Simple warning.

    Do Not Create Smurfs to Break General Discussion Rules
    If you create an Alt Account, post in General Discussion, and it breaks a General Discussion Rule, your main account will be given the infraction and your Alt Account will be banned. Creating an Alt Account to bypass a ban will result in your main account getting a 10 point infraction.

    Possible Infractions: Various - Depending on what is broke, Made Alt Account - 10 Points

    Do Not create threads or posts about changes to the Citizen Role
    Suggesting changes to the citizen role will result in thread closure and a possible Infraction.

    Possible Infraction: Logical Fallacy - 1 Point

    Do Not post about Mod Abuse in General Discussion
    General Discussion (as well as the majority of the site) is not where you post to complain about Moderator Decisions or complain about Moderator Abuse. This is only done in Site Discussion or the Answer Hall. The Gen Disc Mods reserve the right to infract you if we have to move your thread.

    Possible Infraction: Board Rules Violation - 2 Points

    Warnings: Moderators reserve the right to warn a member or to infract a member. You do not need to be warned for something to get an infraction for something.

    Signatures: If a Moderator sees a post with a signature that breaks an above rule, they will infract you for it. You have 24 hours to change the signature before you are infracted again and an SMod/Admin changes your signature.

    Excessive Violations: Infraction point counts for offenses can and will exceed normal values if you have more than three infractions in the same category.

    Reputation System: You will be banned from the reputation system if you abuse it (i.e ganging up on someone to negatively rep them, insult a member with the Reputation system, etc.). If this happens, you will be stripped of every usergroup.

    Ban durations
    If your infraction points go over 10 points, you will be automatically banned.
    10 pts = 1 day
    12 pts = 3 days
    14 pts = 6 days
    16 pts = 10 days
    20 pts = 2 weeks
    etc
    150 pts = Forever!

    Appealing a Moderators Decision: If you feel like a Moderator acted unfairly in infracting or warning you, post your appeal in the Answer Hall. The Answer hall can only be seen by Global Mods and Administrators. All Administrator Decisions are final.

    Regarding mentions: For the purposes of rule enforcement, mentions (i.e. tagging someone in a post like @Someone ) are considered PMs, and misuse of mentions is considered equivalent to misuse of PMs.
    Last edited by Brendan; April 5th, 2016 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Clarifying mentions and advertisements
    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    You should be priviledged to experience bestmas.

    "waah the screen is shaking, waah my delicate eyes".

    Fuck sake.

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