An example set of rules.

Alex_R

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I thought I'd post this here so that people can see my set of site rules :

Forum Rules

1. Treat other members with the respect they deserve. This should go without saying, but treat others like you would like to be treated !

2. The forum language is English only! Please only post in other languages in PM.

3. Please do not spam. The definition of spam is an irrelevant or advertising post. Any post considered spam will be removed.

4. Please do not post threads text in all CAPITALS since this is considered to be shouting and is not necessary.

5. Please refrain from posting images larger than 800x600. This is considerate to members with slow internet speeds, and keeps the forum looking tidy.

6. Using red text is forbidden. Only moderators and administrators may use this.

7. Insulting and flaming or personal attacks against forum staff will be not tolerated.

8. Please be considerate in language you use on the forum, some of our members are younger than others. Swearing is not completely banned, just do not swear unnecessarily, and only use minor words. A filter is in place to safeguard this system.

9. No hacking, and illegal activity, such as torrents and illegal downloads, this will not be tolerated, and if appropriate, may be reported to local authority.

10. Please do not post inappropriate material, I think everyone understands what I mean by this. The policy goes that if you would not feel comfortable viewing it at work, or in front of children or parents, don't post it !

I think these rules are clear, and easy to follow. These are only in place to ensure our community is a fun place to be, and a comfortable atmosphere for all.

What happens if I break a rule ?

Depending on the severity of the infraction, a different course of action may be taken, but the usual practice is as follows :

1st rule break (Minor offence) :

Corrected, A PM may of been sent, no further action taken

For a more serious offence, a warning will be issued, this is a mark against your name letting us know you have broken a rule

2nd rule break.

Another warning

3rd rule break

On your 3rd warning, you will receive a temporary ban, the length of which will depend on the severity of the incident.

On another breach of rules :

After this it will be assumed you will not learn your lesson, so you will receive a permanent ban, meaning you will never be able to visit the forum again.


If you have any questions regarding the rules feel free to PM any member of site staff, who will be able to clear things up for you.
I know some people find this sort of thing useful, so I decided to post it. :banana:
 

Andrew B.

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Thanks. I've been struggling to come up with a set of rules. The template I was using is so wordy I can't imagine anyone reading it.
 

Lochie

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Nice set of rules, Alex!
They will definitely help forum administrators just starting out :).
 

Alex_R

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Thanks.

And no, you are welcome to use them :)
 

Alex_R

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The red text thing is I guess similar to the no all caps one.

It sounds like you are a bit angry if YOU POST LIKE THIS


And, on forums like mine, if a moderator edits a post, they do so like this :

Moderator Note : Please do not .... etc etc
 

Andrew B.

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Inspired by your brief wording of rules, I was able to finish mine. They are up on my forum (which isn't open yet). I might tweak them, but I felt good enough to put them into HTML and load them.
 

jabbamp

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Mate, thanks, nice example of forum rules. I hope you won't mind me pinching your rules for me to tweak to use on my forum once I put it up. Based on your helpful post here, I decided to join the site :)
 

whocky

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you decided to join the site? what site is this then because when i clicked on his forum link ( in his sig ) it gets directed to third party sites such as Groupon etc.

Steve
 

Leaf_Green

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I guess I'll share my forum rules, which you can feel free to use and adapt to your liking, since it mentions some things that are specific to my community. Here's the link: http://www.outlawstar.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?tid=12

I wanted to create rules that looked presentable and not a wall of copypasta text. Still, your rules could look fantastic and most members won't read them. I want to improve my rules thread since there's more to add to it, but I hope you find it useful.
 
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