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Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Winston » January 16th, 2012, 11:39 am

To all new members:

Welcome to the Happier Abroad Forum. If you are new here and have questions about the basic operations of the forum, you may see this Help Guide.

Although this is generally a free speech open forum, there are some basic common sense rules that we need to establish here.

Official Forum Rules

1. No posting of images with nudity or adult content, except in the private NSFW section. This includes semi-nudity, such as close ups of cleavage, private parts, see through nipples, or strategically covered nipples and private parts.

We have no moral problems with them, but they are flagged by one of our advertisers, Google, and are also not safe for those browsing this forum from work. Plus such pictures get us blocked in certain countries, public library terminals, and family safe filters.

2. No posting pictures of anything excessively obscene, graphically disturbing or revolting. We are not here to repel people or gross them out.

3. No unduly disruptive behavior that would cause us to lose other members.

4. No harassment or unnecessary hostility toward other members without valid cause.

5. No lying or spreading of blatantly false information with an intent to deceive. No fraudulent activity.

6. Posting links is permissible as long as they are useful and relevant to the discussion. No spam links by hired internet marketing contractors.

Three Strike Rule

- Any abuse or violation of the above will result in a warning, or first strike. (except for #6 since spam and spammers will be immediately removed)
- A second infraction will result in a temporary ban. The duration will be determined by the moderator.
- A third violation will result in a permanent ban. Permanent bans can be appealed, but only for valid reasons, which will be evaluated by moderators.

Hope all that is clear.

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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Winston » August 16th, 2016, 10:40 am

New forum rule: No creation of heckling, bullying or ridiculing threads about other forum members

Please do not post new threads with the purpose of heckling others, such as putting their name in the title of the thread to bash them, ridicule them, bully them or bait them in a mean spirited manner.

The thing is, heckling threads create internal drama and in fighting among the boys here. No captain of any ship wants in fighting among their crew. It doesn't make a good team or brotherhood. It also wastes lots of energy and time too, to squabble over personal affairs like this. We are supposed to debate and discuss issues here, not attack others.

Violators will receive temporary bans, which will increase in duration each time, until eventually it results in a permanent ban if the user incurs too many violations.

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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Winston » November 26th, 2017, 3:50 pm

New forum rule:

Because of the complaint by @Master about his signature, I'm going to add this rule.

Please do not use overly large images or videos on your signature. Keep them small and within reason. They should not detract from posts or look intrusive.

If you guys are here, then you are smart. So you should know what's overly large without me defining it for you. Use common sense. Signatures are supposed to be short and small. Usually they are one sentence. That's the definition of a signature. We've been more liberal about that here and stretched it a bit. But that doesn't mean it can be as big as you want. One poster named Master put in a huge image and video for his signature, which was way out of proportion and detracting. So we have to specify that here.

Thanks for your attention and understanding.

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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by TruthSeeker » November 26th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Yes, I tend to agree with that. The other guy had a big advertisement in his signature and he was never reprimanded.

Winston, with the new 3.2 is there a setting that allows only text or hyperlinks in the signature? That might do the trick.

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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Master » November 26th, 2017, 7:04 pm

add no ads allowed.

A sig shouldnt give you the right to force extra ads for us to watch over and over again every time you post an announcement brainwashing us to death.
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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Winston » November 26th, 2017, 7:23 pm

TruthSeeker wrote:
November 26th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Yes, I tend to agree with that. The other guy had a big advertisement in his signature and he was never reprimanded.

Winston, with the new 3.2 is there a setting that allows only text or hyperlinks in the signature? That might do the trick.
Unfortunately no. If i disable bbcodes then only plain text will be allowed in signatures. But this is unusual. People dont usually post big graphics or videos in their signature. So its not usually an issue. This master guy must be an unusual guy. Lol
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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Winston » November 26th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Master wrote:
November 26th, 2017, 7:04 pm
add no ads allowed.

A sig shouldnt give you the right to force extra ads for us to watch over and over again every time you post an announcement brainwashing us to death.
Theres nothing wrong with text link ads as long as they are relevant. Especially when its a link to something within this site. At least its not a graphic or video. :P

Text links in signatures are ok for veteran members who are valid posters. As long as they arent promoting anything illegal of course.
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Re: Official Forum Rules - New Members Please Read!

Post by Master » November 26th, 2017, 8:08 pm

A signature, should be as a personal signature with something personal in it.

Especially your ads since they are all over the site. Theres no point to add something inpersonal to your signature promoting more monetary interests. Everyone knows by now your ads in your signature there is no reason to repeately remind us, if you want to make this a pleasant site. One where we can relax back and feel at home and not an ad brainsmoosh. In the profile there are sections for websites and the like which I'm okay with not the signature where it should be about YOU, your personality and your person.
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