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    RULES AND GUIDELINES


    This is the set of regulations that applies to all members. Be sure to read all the rules.
    The language used on this forums is English, please take discussions in other languages with members from your country to PM.
    Moderation has the right to edit posts and the user profiles of members, warn or ban any member who violates the guidelines or disrupts GamersHood Forums.

    Rules ( IN SHORT )

    1. Post in the appropriate thread
    2. Do not use adult or foul language, not even in abbreviated form
    3. Do not harass members, moderation or administration.
    4. Do not spam (off-topic content, links, numerous smilies etc.)
    5. Do not multiple post (reply to your own posts)
    6. Do not give away personal information (password, full name, email address etc.)
    7. Use spoiler tags to give hints, but do not abuse them.
    8. Do not create multiple accounts
    9. Do not impersonate moderation (do not act as if you were moderator)
    10. Do not post hotlinked images, except when the site clearly states or encourages to use a direct link to the image they provide.

    Rules ( IN DETAIL )

    1. Post in the appropriate thread
    Every game/topic has its own thread. Please post in the appropriate thread.
    If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong thread, then it will be moved to the appropriate thread by moderation or administration. Off-topic chat in game threads will be deleted, and the poster might get a warning by private message from moderation.
    Please be aware that certain new threads must first be approved by moderation before they get visible to members, be patient.
    Post new games in the New Games Subforum as mentioned here.

    2. No adult content or foul language
    Do not post racial, political, gender based insults or any other personal discriminations. Do not use inappropriate language, not even in abbreviated/hidden form. Do not use such language in your username, user title, user profile, avatar, profile picture, or signature.
    Adult content or any other illegal content or actions (stolen contents, viruses etc.) will not be tolerated, and dealt with strictly.

    3. Do not harass members, moderation or administration
    Do not make personal attacks on members or staff members, neither in the threads nor by private messaging. Any content with the aim to offend or hurt others won't be tolerated.
    You may not pressure other members to anything, e.g.:
    Do not send unwanted private messages, do not add members to your signature without their permission, do not pressure members to take part in a game, or to become member of a group.

    4. Do not spam
    Spamming is posting of useless off-topic content (including numerous smilies) or unwanted links.
    If there is spam or bad post, just report it or send a private message to a moderator, otherwise ignore it. Do not post comments on that and leave it for the moderation to deal with it.
    Upon sign up, your first post is to an outside link that does not relate to what this forum is intended for, will lead to an immediate, permanent ban.

    5. Do not multiple post
    Multiple posting in a row, instead of using the edit button is considered spamming (exception: if you didn't get help in a game after at least 48 hours).

    6. Do not give away personal information.
    Do not give away personal information (e.g. your full name, address, email address etc.). Be very cautious if you give away such information by PM to other members, because it can be abused. Do not give away your password to anyone.
    If any problem occurs because of your unwariness, GamersHood can't take responsibility for the consequences.

    7. Use spoiler tags, but do not abuse them
    Use spoiler tags to give hints:
    [spoiler=Title Here]Enter text here...[/spoiler]
    While playing the "Riddle games", do not give any away details of levels or solutions, not even in spoiler tags.
    Do not abuse spoilers, use them only if necessary. Use multiple spoilers (spoiler in spoiler) only if reasonable, but limit them to maximum 3.
    Do not test spoilers in the game threads, practice them here.

    Walkthroughs must ALWAYS be in spoiler tags.

    8. Do not create multiple accounts
    Each member or household is allowed one account only. If more than one account is opened by a member, then the newest account will be banned permanently and the original account will risk being temporarily banned. Any attempts to create a new account while banned will be dealt with strictly.

    Allowed Exceptions:
    1. If there is more than one person in a household that would like an account, then permission must be obtained first from an administrator or moderator. This will generally be allowed as long as there is not reason to believe that the exception is being abused or not used for its intended purpose.
    2. If you open an extra account for technical reasons, then let an administrator or moderation know immediately. This will only be allowed on a short term basis, and administration and moderation has the right to refuse the request if this exception is being abused or not used for its intended purpose.
    Any attempt to use these exceptions for deceitful purposes will be strictly dealt with.

    9. Do not impersonate moderation or administration
    Members may not post any content that let other members believe that it was created by moderation or administration. This includes putting comments like "<<DELETED BY MODERATION>>", using a user title like "Moderator, Mod, Administrator, Admin, Banned" etc.
    Members may not enforce the rules of the forums, rather inform moderation if you have the impression that a member doesn't follow the rules (see also below).

    10. Do not post hotlinked images.
    An exception is when the site clearly states or encourages to use a direct link to the image they provide.Those sites often offer an embed link along with the image you only have to copy and paste.

    If you are not sure if it is allowed to hotlink a image, simply DON'T!
    Instead you can:
    1. Save the image onto your computer and use manage attachments to upload it here. (See the thread HERE for help with attachments.)
    2. Use a free image host to upload images, like imagehost.org, photobucket, imageshack, etc, and then use the provided forum link.


    General Guidelines And Information

    In order to become a fully registered member, you need to confirm your email.
    After registration, please visit useful threads here, to make yourself comfortable with the usage of the forums.

    If you have any further questions about the usage of the forums, please read the FAQ, and check the Questions & Feedback Subforum first. If you don't find an answer to your question, feel free to post a new thread in the Questions&Feedback Subforum, or send a private message to one of the moderators.
    If a member has any problem with another member, you can do one or more of the following:
    Contact a moderator. They will help you in the best way possible.
    Contact the administrator (GamersHood).

    If you see a post that violates any of the rules described above, please do one the following (or better both):
    1. Use the Report Bad Post button that is located to the right of the button that shows if a member is online/offline.
    2. Send a private message to one of the moderators with the link to that post.

    Creating a thread doesn't mean that it's the creator's property. If the creator of a thread would like to have special rules for it, the member may contact the moderation team first.

    All games with this sign are not suitable for children. Read further information in the first post of the thread.
    Users may not argue a moderators or administrators decision publicly. Any complaint directed at a moderator must be addressed through a private message. If the problem cannot be solved, the forum administrator will make or change the final decision.
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    New members and long-time members, please read the updated rules.
    Some details have been changed or added, and it's important that you know about them.
    Thank you, and enjoy the forums

    ~ GamersHood Administration and Moderation

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    The moderation has decided to allow all members to change their user name ONCE. Please think about it very carefully before you request to alter your user name. Once your user name has been changed we will not consider a new request.

    ~ The Moderation Team
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    Dear members,

    From now on, it is not allowed to post hotlinked images, except when the site clearly states or encourages to use a direct link to the image they provide. Those sites often offer an embed link along with the image you only have to copy and paste.

    If you are not sure if it is allowed to hotlink a image, simply DON'T!
    Instead you can:
    1. Save the image onto your computer and use manage attachments to upload it here. (See the thread HERE for help with attachments.)
    2. Use a free image host to upload images, like imagehost.org, photobucket, imageshack, etc, and then use the provided forum link.

    Hotlinking is embedding an image in a post using the [IMG] tags with the image URL in it.
    For example [IMG]http://www.image.com/image.jpg[/IMG]

    Hotlinking is in fact bandwidth theft (unless the site gives permission to use an embedded link to the image) because it puts an additional strain on the original server. This means that viewing/loading hotlinked files are paid by the other server owner.
    Furthermore hotlinking can bring security issues along with it. The person, who controls the server from where you hotlink, can theoretically change the hotlinked file, and redirect you to malicious content.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    ~ GamersHood Administration and Moderation
    Some people shouldn't have a keyboard or internet. Sometimes I include myself to that list.



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