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Community Rules

Post by chris » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am

Community rules
These rules are posted to outline the various responsibilities of all community members here on They are revised regularly by the USMG Team and should be adhered to by everyone participating on this website.

1. Forum rules
a. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting.

b. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated. You may not at any time, or under any circumstances post any content including illegal, or unethical material, warez, (pirated movies/games/applications), racist or other similar extremist hate ideology on this public forum. Your topic will be removed, and you will be immediately banned from this site.

c. Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Think about what you're posting before you click Submit.

d. Members are asked to respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Users linking to or asking for information on warez, crackz, etc. or re-printing material without permission will receive a warning and their post will be removed.

e. Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community.

f. Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([ IMG][/ IMG]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

g. Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts.

h. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed.

i. The moderating, support and admin team reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time for any reason.

j. The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging.

2. Signatures
a. Signatures may contain up to five lines of normal sized text OR a single image that is no more than 90px high, 800px wide, 100KiB (100240 bytes) in size and one line of small sized text. The font size of signatures should be normal or small only.

b. Signatures containing an image of 30px in height may include up to two lines of normal sized text or three lines of small sized text. Images 15px or below in height may contain up to three lines of normal sized text or four lines of small sized text.

c. Content in signatures should be consistent with normal writing and abide by the general forum etiquette.

d. Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of 5* links. You may not link to warez, pornographic, racist or other similar extremist sites.

e. Remote signature images must have a consistently high availability to ensure page load times are not affected.

f. Users abusing these rules will be warned or have their signature privileges revoked.

3. Avatars
a. Avatars should be no larger than 120x120 pixels and should not exceed 21KiB (61440 bytes) in size.

b. Remote avatars must have a consistently high availability to ensure page load times are not affected.

c. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to the general forum etiquette.

d. Users abusing these rules will be warned or have their avatar privileges revoked.

4. Advertising/Solicitation
a. Users wishing to advertise anywhere on the domain, should send a private message to an admin to request permission.

b. Users wishing to collect opinions from the member base, should only do so after contacting an admin to request permission. Unsolicited survey's will be locked.

5. Policing
a. USMG operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.

b. Arguing with team members after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.

c. Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact the Admin team.

d. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban or other moderator action will lead to a permanent ban of your account(s). Circumvention includes re-registering or using an already registered account under a non-banned username. Other examples include changing IP addresses, using a new email account or other action that can be taken to evade moderator action to hide your identity as the owner of the sanctioned account.

e. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact team members personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

f. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While USMG may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence, so don't press your luck.


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