The following Forum Rules outline your obligations when using the South Pacific Gamers Forums. We reserve the right to revise these rules at any time without notification to you. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our practices regarding handling any personal information that you may provide to us. You can also review our Terms of Use which outlines your obligations when using the South Pacific Gamers website and any of our servers or services

1. GENERAL BOARD-WIDE

1.1 South Pacific Gamers 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 maybe considered offensive and removed.

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 WoW" - 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 100 x100 Pixels, or 2mb.

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 SPG Admin 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, posting or private messaging (PM) links to unsafe sites is not allowed. You will be banned for this. This includes promoting other guilds for recruitment 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 private messages (PM's) 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/PM’s

3.1 Do not post or PM anything offensive, abusive, obscene, hateful, discriminating or harmful.

3.2 Follow basic etiquette 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 SPG Admin are final. SPG Admin 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 repeatedly 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 SPG ADMIN

5.1 Public discussions of SPG Admin actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest SPG Admin actions in titles, avatars, and signatures. If you don't like something that a member of the SPG Admin did, you DO NOT discuss this in the forums, you PM or email the Staff member 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 PM’ing, 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 Banned Members will be blocked from all IM services and e-mail(s) will be ignored by SPG Admin until the ban is lifted.

If you happen to violate any of the rules, the following punnishments against you may be undertaken:

• Edit or removal of post
• The locking or deletion of the thread
• 24hour ban per offence
• 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 Admin.

If you have any questions about these rules, you can send an e-mail to admin@southpacificgamers.com

Last Updated: January 01, 2003