Site Rules

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General Board Rules
  1. Forbidden Content
    Gaming Sinners tries to aim all public content at a general audience. Please refrain from posting vulgar topics and/or responses. Such topics include, but are not limited to: Nudity, porn, and explicit content. Such content hidden in spoiler tags, or sent through the use of private messaging, is not allowed as well.
  2. Public Knowledge
    Problems with the board structure, or management, should be handled with the board staff. Such issues should not become a public topic, and should be voiced in a ticket using the appropriate category.
  3. Communication
    Members may communicate with the administration team personally at their request by creating a ticket with the Admin Issues category. Please note with the small amount of administrators, replies may take longer. Some administrators are open for private messaging.
  4. Language
    We are an English speaking board. Please refrain from making threads in another language.
  5. Moderation
    Mini-moderating will not be tolerated. Mini-modding refers to throwing in comments such as, but not limited to, "Reported," "wrong section," etc... after a post that violates the rules. Such offences should be reported, and left alone for the staff to handle. We encourage members not to add their own input.
  6. Site Wide
    These are board-wide rules that should be followed at all times. Violation may result in an infraction, which in time can lead to a suspension or a permanent ban.
  7. Guidelines
    Some sections and sub-sections throughout the board contain basic guidelines which should also be enforced alongside. Pay attention to pinned topics which layout such guidelines.
  8. Report System
    Make sure certain reported items are based on the following rules (including those in sub-sections). Abuse of the reports system, such as reporting for false or unreasonable causes, may be subject to further punishment
  9. Multiple Accounts
    We enforce a "One Account Policy". We do this to ensure the safety as well as the rights and freedoms of all our other users/members. Anyone found creating an additional account will result in a warning (First offence) if unresolved after 7 days (1 week). If this is your second offence your account will result in a ban. If you can no longer access your old account, please submit a ticket to request help in retrieving your account.

    Anyone who's account is awaiting approval and has modded request "open" said ticket(s) will be rejected.
Warning System
  1. Points
    The warning system is based on a set amount of points. These points do not expire. Various offences are accumulated for a set number of points, however may be altered depending on the level of offence:
    • 10 Points = 3 day suspension
    • 20 Points = 2 week suspension
    • 30 Points = 1 month suspension
    • 40 Points = 3 month suspension
    • 50 Points = 1 year suspension
    • 60 Points = Permanent ban
  2. Banned
    Any user who has been banned or suspended is not allowed to create a second account to bypass the said ban or suspension. Doing so will result in the current account being banned.
  3. Bypass
    Users who bypass their suspension by means of multiple accounts can result in said users main account suspension being extended, or resulting in a permanent ban on their main account.
  4. Violation
    Warnings are a direct result of violating the rules, whether they be board-wide or section guidelines.

    Any disagreement with a certain rule must be taken up with said staff member in privacy via private messaging, and are between that of the staff member and member, and must not involve the public. Other staff members may intervene if necessary. Please note that the same level of respect must be used, and depending on the situations, warnings have a possibility of be overturned.

    You may also create a ticket about any concerns regarding problems. Moderation actions must not be discussed in public for personal reasons or otherwise.

    If you would like to speak to administration directly, create a ticket using the Admin Issues category for it to be viewed and responded to only by Administrators. Administration Issues should also be used if one has a direct problem with certain staff members. Making any of these issues a public problem, or disrespect towards a staff member may result in a warning.
  5. Infraction
    Warning points vary by infraction. Some violations are worth more points than others and, depending on the level of offence, may result in faster bans / suspensions.
Posting Guidelines
  1. Mannered
    Make sure all post descriptions are valid and well-mannered.
  2. Respect
    All topics and replies must be met with respect for a fellow member. Any disrespect or flaming is a violation of the rules and users will be punished.
  3. Responses
    Content in posts / topics / responses must not contain, but not limited to:

    • Flaming / Disrespect towards other members or staff.
    • Sexual Harassment.
    • One-liner responses ("+1","lol", use of emotion).
    • Bypassing word filter.
    • Begging for "likes."
    • Advertising illegal or forbidden content or activities.
    • Racism, Sexism, or any form of hate crime (in form of text or image).
    • Excessive typing (i.e, "LOOOOOOOOOOOOL") that results in breaking the forum width.
    • Selling / Trading / Offering of unapproved digital contents, illegal content, or forbidden activities in sections that don't allow it. This also includes directing members offsite to conduct these activities.
    • Nudity, graphic, or explicit content.
    • Referral links from any website or forum.
  4. Flame
    Flaming, or provoking of members, is not tolerated. Through public or private messaging (if reported to the staff) can be subject to warnings.
  5. Disagreements
    Gaming Sinners is not liable about any arguments or issues taking place outside the forum.
  6. Grammar
    We encourage members to make legible posts to make their content easier to understand. Members are not encouraged to taunt or degrade others based on their grammar use.
  7. Malicious
    Posts/PM's containing content that is determined to be malicious in nature depending on the context of the post.
  8. Dox
    Posts/PM's containing personal information ("dox"), false impersonations, illegal content (such as warez), selling of personal or confidential information, are a violation of the rules. This extends to private messaging as well.
  9. Large Posts
    We encourage you to try to refrain from quoting posts containing mass text and/or quotes, media, or images. Please edit your post down to the relative content you are aiming to quote for a more precise response. If you want to reach out to a member in a topic, you can refer to the @username tagging.
  10. Bump
    Bumping of ones own topic for the sake of gaining lead over other topics is not allowed. However, if a person comes across a topic that is dated, and has relevant information or response to add, the user is allowed to reply under those circumstances without punishment.

    Bumping is allowed in the B/S/T section, and other various sub-sections if permitted in their respected guidelines ONLY every 48 hours. Multiple offences can result in the members thread being permanently removed.
  11. Double
    We encourage users to refrain from double posting. If you have something to add to your post, use the edit button.
  12. Derail
    Derailing a topic in discussion by posting off-topic replies or content is also a violation of the rules, and can result in a warning or further punishment.
  13. Pin
    Do not encourage, or ask for threads to be pinned. That is a decision left for the staff to decide based on the content provided in said topic.
  14. Rules
    Before posting, please check the section for our section specific rules. By not following the section specific rules, your account may be infracted or banned. Agreeing to these terms means you know about each section specific rules and you agree to abide by them.
  15. React
    Abuse of the react system will lead to a warning and the removal of react privileges for a 3 month period.
Spam Outlines
  1. Advertise
    Advertising is not allowed in any public content (i.e., profile, profile posts, topic replies, signatures, avatars, etc...). Advertising, or posting of referral links, is a violation of the rules and can result in a warning and/or further punishment. Advertising is only permitted with the approval of the Administration Team. To submit a request for approval simply create a ticket.
  2. Post
    Excessive posting of any advertising will result in an automatic ban without warning.
  3. Count
    Excessive posting to increase post count is also a violation, and can result in a warning or further punishment depending on the level of offence.
  4. Spammy
    Spam posts are also a violation of the rules. We discourage members from posting useless replies that does not add to the topic. Spam replies are as listed, but not limited to:

    • One-liner responses such as: +1, lol, first, haha, etc...
    • Use of meme phrases such as: cool story bro, lolwut?, etc...
    • Use of emotion-only replies such as: :) , etc...
    • These are strictly enforced in all general forums, and topics of discussions, excluding The Funhouse forum.
  5. Spammy Posts
    Excessive posting of the same topic is also a violation of the rules, and can result in topic deletion, a warning, and possible further punishment.
Private Messages
  1. Restrictions
    Posting restrictions also extend over to private messaging. Any violations reported to the staff in private messages can be punishable.
  2. Responsibility
    Messages from staff may be important, and is the responsibility of the end user to attend to the request or note from staff. Any pre-warning inside the message that goes unread may result in the described action being taken, or any action being taken depending on the situation.
Avatar, Profile, & Signature Guidelines
  1. Avatar
    Avatars are limited to 200 pixels by 200 pixels.

    Currently, only static image formats (.PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, etc...) are recommended. GIFs may be uploaded, but animation is only permitted for premium members.
  2. Signature
    Signature heights are restricted to 200 pixels, maximum. Only permitted for premium members.
  3. Avatars & Signatures
    Prohibited content for both avatars and signatures include, but not limited to:

    • Graphic or Explicit content.
    • Advertisement/Referral Links (Youtube and Twitter links will be allowed unless you are advertising your own modding/glitching/gaming news site on either of the sites). Twitch accounts are permitted on the Streams tab for Premium members.
    • Asking for donations (including off-site methods of contact).
    • Nudity, revealing, or sexually suggestive content (NSFW, 18+) Media (such as flash, videos, etc..).
    • Begging for "likes."
    • Advertising illegal content, forbidden content, or forbidden activities. Racial impressions.
    • Disrespect towards any member or staff.
    • Referral links from any website or forum.
    • Animated Avatars and Signatures are not permitted for non-premium members.
  4. Impersonating
    Staff icons, symbols, or images are prohibited for use. All avatars must be distinct from ones currently in use by current staff to refrain from possible confusion or impersonation (unless authorized by a staff member).
  5. Violation
    Violation of these rules can result in said member losing their ability to alter their avatar and/or signature, and can be disabled for an extended amount of time or permanently.
Award Rules and Guidelines
  1. Violation
    If you fail to abide by these rules your award request is subject to denial.
  2. Title
    You must include the name of the award you are requesting in the title.
  3. Proof
    You must provide sufficient proof that you are deserving of the award.
  4. Restricted
    You can only request one award per 2 days.
  5. Rejected
    If your request is denied, you cannot request that award again until the following month.
  6. Communication
    Do not PM a staff member asking why your award request was denied.
  7. Automatic
    Some awards are automatically awarded, so please check any of your posts to manage awards or check your awards to determine if your award is yours.
  8. Donate
    If you are requesting the Donator award, please provide sufficient evidence, such as pictures of the PayPal transactions.
Ticket Guidelines
  1. Restrictions
    Posting restrictions also extend over to ticket system. Any violations can be punishable.
  2. Respect
    All tickets and replies must be met with respect for a fellow staff member. Any disrespect or flaming is a violation of the rules and users will be punished.
  3. Spammy Tickets
    Excessively creating tickets of ones own ticket for the sake of gaining lead over other tickets / requests is not allowed and is also a violation, and can result in a warning or further punishment depending on the level of offence.
Media, Resources & Streams Guidelines
  1. Restrictions
    Posting restrictions & spam restrictions are also extended over. Any violations can be punishable.
  2. Guidelines
    Some sections and sub-sections throughout the areas contain basic guidelines which should also be enforced alongside. Pay attention to pinned topics/ notices which layout such guidelines.
Groups
  1. Maintained
    Group admins is responsible of the end user to ensure each group guidelines are set and meet. Site staff members may intervene if necessary, end user can raise this to site staff by using "report" feature.
  2. Violation
    Any disagreement with a certain group rule must be taken up with that said group admin in privacy via private messaging, and are between that of the group admin and member, and must not involve the public.

    Site staff members may intervene if necessary. Please note that the same level of respect must be used.
  3. Public Knowledge
    Problems with the group structure, or management, should be handled with the site staff. Such issues should not become a public topic, and should be voiced in a ticket using the appropriate category.
Requesting Rules
  1. Guidelines
    List of rules are below are enforced throughout requesting areas and must be followed.
  2. Opened Requests
    You can't submit another ticket in same category if you still have a "open" ticket any further tickets opened will be rejected.
  3. Appreciation
    Once your request is completed show your appreciation to prevent warnings or further action being taken to your account. You will receive appreciation warning if you sign in to your account without replying to your request ticket or your request ticket has been "awaiting response" for 7 days without reply.
  4. Additional accounts
    Creating additional accounts isn't allowed under any circumstances, We do this to ensure the safety as well as the rights and freedoms of all our other users/members, We have tools in place to track all members so don't take the risk.
  5. Multiple Game accounts
    Providing multiple game accounts in tickets in the same category is strictly forbidden for members, only enter the same details as of the first ticket. We only allow multiple game accounts for our premium members supporting our site & services, tickets are checked before being confirmed.
  6. Spamming
    Once you have opened a ticket with us please don't create additional tickets within same category to gain attention, we have tools in place & once it detects spam your account will be at risk.
  7. Demanding
    Demanding for request to be completed or pushing our team won't get your request completed quickly, We have wide range of tools to discourage users & are subjected to annoying random delays and failures in system behavior, on top of this further action will be taken to your account.
  8. Requesting, begging, sharing mods
    Begging / asking for "mods." is strictly forbidden on our website, sharing mods for any games we provide services for from any mod owner is also strictly forbidden. Sharing mod websites, forums, groups is also strictly forbidden and your account maybe banned, We have wide range of tools to discourage users & are subjected to annoying random delays and failures in system behavior, on top of this further action will be taken to your account. (Please Note) This rule is enforced throughout our website including private areas Conversations, profiles, threads, tickets or other public and non public areas.
  9. Other Rules
    We have more rules and requirements for all members, Please make sure you check out all rules on this page.
Final Guidelines
  1. Agreement
    Upon registration grants automatic agreement to these forum guidelines, and all other guidelines in sub-sections.
  2. Changes
    Although rules are subject to change, members will be notified after changes have taken place. Such changes will be announced in the announcement section or by email, and is everyone responsibility to check for updates. Changes are effective immediately.
  3. Spam
    We do not encourage any of our users to spam our website on any other sites. If you are a victim of such activities, please register and make a ticket, We will request the necessary details, and attempt to punish users who condone in such acts.
  4. Liable
    Gaming Sinners is not liable for any scams, selling, or trading made off the site. Any back-door transactions and activity are done at the risk of all members, and we may not take action on any situation if brought to our attention. If you are scammed on the site, please ensure you have liable details and proof, and then proceed by creating a ticket, in which we will try to assist in any attempt to resolve the issue depending on the situation. Punishment will be decided depending on the outcome.
  5. Position
    Do not request any staff position, premium content, or and other ranking exclusive on the site. Any leak of premium content or confidential information will be punishable. Depending on the level of offense, termination of Premium access is liable, regardless of payment or remainder of access, and is not refundable in this situation. Other statuses' may be revoked, with a warning, suspension, or permanent ban to follow.
  6. License
    You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.
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