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Shoutbox Rules

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Shoutbox Rules
These rules apply to the SupportMii Shoutbox, and will be enforced by all staff members. If you fail to comply with these rules then you are liable to have action taken against your account. However, if you feel the actions are unjust, you may appeal them. Please note that relaying messages to and/or from a silenced/banned member is against the rules. All Forum Rules are applicable to the shoutbox as well. These rules are specifically for the shoutbox, as well as for clarification.The shoutbox is a privledge most board don't put one up because of maintaning issues. These rules may be changed in the future.

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Rule 1: Offensive Language/Excessive Profanities
You are not permitted to use offensive, obscene, racist, foul, stereotypical, abusive, or derogatory language in the shoutbox. If you say something that can be taken offensively by other members, or is intentionally aimed at a specific user, then you are liable to have action taken against you (with or without warning). This also classifies using offensive language towards other members as flame, which is not allowed.

You may use profanities as long as they are not directly aimed at somebody and as long as they cannot be perceived as offensive by other users. You may not however use them excessively, be smart. Remember, cussing is one thing, but racial slurs are another. Context will not be taken into account during the usage of racial slurs.


Rule 2: Flaming
You are not allowed to say things directed towards other members that are meant to offend, hurt, or aggravate them. This includes offensive language, personal remarks, hurtful insults, etcetera.


Rule 3: Trolling/Aggravation
You are not permitted to make remarks that are meant to provoke a negative and/or emotional response from other members, disrupting the peace in the shoutbox. We understand you may joke around, but please be smart and be sensitive to others in the shoutbox.

Irritating and/or aggravating others to a point where they too break the rules will result in a punishment for you, but not necessarily for them, since you were the one who instigated it.


Rule 4: Respect Staff & Members
You are to always respect staff in the shoutbox. Saying someone doesn’t deserve their rank, or that someone else deserves it, is not allowed. If you feel someone is abusing their powers.

Please treat other members with respect. Do not flame, troll, aggravate, or do any such actions that can result in a negative manner. If someone is breaking the rules, simply report them in the Report Members section.


Rule 5: Spamming
Spamming is not allowed in the shoutbox. Spamming can be classified as but is not limited to:

  • Entering multiple messages with no relative meaning and/or point in the slightest.
  • Entering a single message with no relative meaning and/or point in the slightest (repeatedly as well as once).
  • Posting "special" character(s) that exceed the boundaries of regular text.
  • Entering multiple messages to gain the attention of a member(s) in the shoutbox, or for any other reason.
  • Speaking in languages other than the English language in the shoutbox.
  • Using text-altering code/BBcode (including flipped text, "stylized" text) repeatedly. Even once can be spam.
  • Using BBcode such as
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[color=#000000][font=Arial Black]Relaying messages from other (silenced/banned) members.[/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=Arial Black]Singing in the shoutbox. We understand you may have a song stuck in your head, but please do not spam. One line [i]from one user[/i] may be acceptable at times, but other than that it is not.[/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=Arial Black]Repeatedly posting links to a thread (specifically a help thread).[/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=Arial Black]Posting a blackmarket thread link and/or buying/selling in the shoutbox.[/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=Arial Black]Browser hijackers/annoying webpages (e.g. rick roll).[/font][/color]









































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[color=#000000][font=Arial Black][b][u]Rule 6: Advertising[/u][/b] You are not allowed to post any links that lead to a website with the intention of gaining visitors/members*. This includes forums, [your/your friends/affiliates] webhosting, a blog (unless it is merely a developmental blog), etcetera. Any websites of yours/your friends/affiliates that you link to may not have links to external and/or internal forums. [i]You are not allowed to advertise your black market thread, nor are you allowed to advertise buying/selling in the shoutbox.[/i] You [i]may[/i] post a link to a website with no forums, or any such software/features. *Affiliates are void to this rule [i]with the limitation to posting one link per hour.[/i] [b][u]Rule 7: Excessive Caps/Caps Lock[/u][/b] You are not allowed to use excessive capital letters in the shoutbox. Excessive caps will be determined by how many lines contain capitalized words in one 10 minute interval. [b][u]Rule 8: Rank Discussion/Asking for Ranks[/u][/b] You are not allowed to ask for a rank (with the exception of requesting a previous, non-staff rank back). By doing so you only hurt your chances of receiving it. Proposing and suggesting someone for a rank (e.g. Kevy4gmod!) is not allowed either. If someone deserves a rank, they will receive it in due time. [b][u]Rule 9: Posting Appeals & Relaying Messages[/u][/b] Please do not post any links to a silence, ban, infraction, or forum ban appeal thread in the shoutbox. They will be handled when a staff member can appropriately handle them. You are not allowed to relay messages from a silenced/banned/forum banned user. If they deserved to speak in the shoutbox, they would be able to. [b][u]Rule 10: False Representations[/u][/b] You are not to abuse, manipulate, or misuse the shoutbox for your own personal gain. You are not allowed to intentionally misinterpret rules, or “be smart”, in an attempt to avoid being banned for performing a rule-breaking action. [i]Use common sense in the shoutbox.[/i] You are not allowed to impersonate any staff members, or any other forum members for that matter. If you are caught doing so, you will be banned immediately. [b][u]Rule 11: Inappropriate Images & Links[/u][/b] Posting inappropriate images and/or links such as [i]pornography, gore, nudity, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, or any such content[/i] is not allowed. Doing so will result in a severe shoutbox punishment, and will leave your account liable to receive forum action as well. Saying something like "don't look up ____" to tempt people to look it up is also not allowed. [b][u]Rule 12: Ban Evasion[/u][/b] Shoutbox ban evasion is not allowed, just as forum ban evasion isn’t either. If you are using another account to evade a shoutbox silence/ban, and talk in the shoutbox, your main account will receive an extended silence/ban, and your evasion account will be banned. [i]Forum action may be taken depending on the severity of the evasion (multiple evasions, etcetera).[/i][/font][/color]

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Posted · Report post

+1 ; please don't BOLD it. xD

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Posted · Report post

yeah please dont bold :)

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