Board rules

Section 1. Forum

1.1. General Items
These rules are valid for the entire forum, unless other items are stipulated separately. Ignorance of these and other rules of the forum cannot release you from responsibility for their violation, but it is supposed to be the violation and an aggravating circumstance. These rules can be changed or supplemented due to circumstances which are not covered by these rules. If a user violates the rules then some penalties can be applied.

1.2. General rules
Do not publish information containing:
  1. advertising without prior approval from the administrator;
  2. rude and obscene words or phrases;
  3. pornography or shocking content;
  4. someone else’s personal information;
  5. insults, threats, slander;
  6. propaganda of anti-human ideas and ideologies (fascism, racism, homophobia, etc.);
  7. incitement to violence or breach of international legislation.

1.3. Registration
Do not:
  1. create several accounts;
  2. specify a non-existent e-mail address;
  3. use website addresses or telephone numbers as a username;
  4. use usernames which are similar to usernames of other members of the board;
  5. use someone else’s avatar.

Section 2. Topics and Messages

2.1. Topics
Do not:
  1. create topics addressed to particular members of the forum;
  2. create vapid topics which are deliberately aimed at flood, off-topic and flame;
  3. duplicate the existing topics;
  4. create topics which do not correspond with the subject of the forum.

2.2. Topic Subject
The rule: the topic subject should reflect its essence as clearly as possible.
Do not:
  1. use senseless expressions such as "Help!", "It’s urgent!", etc. as a topic subject;
  2. write the whole subject or some part of it in capital letters, e.g.: "WHAT SHOULD BE DONE???";
  3. use a large amount of grouped punctuation marks, e.g.: "The computer hangs at boot!!! What should I do???";
  4. use the embellishment symbols, e.g.: "..:: Topic ::..";
  5. use the name of the topic that is not connected logically with your message.
Recommended to express the essence of the topic as briefly as possible: "The results of Quake III Championship".

2.3. Messages
Do not:
  1. write a message in capital letters;
  2. abuse of BBCode, e.g. application to the entire message;
  3. use writing techniques that can make the meaning of the message unclear to visitors, e.g. "1t 1s h4rd t0 und3rst4nd";
  4. use smiles from other websites through [img] BBCode;
  5. insert images with the size of more than 1000 kilobytes with [img] BBCode.

2.4. Discussions
Do not:
  1. discuss the moderators’ actions outside the administration forum;
  2. flame — ignoring the boundaries of politeness during the discussion;
  3. flood — the information that lacks for meaning or common sense, i.e. short messages such as "Cool", "It’s interesting", etc.;
  4. off-topic — messages that do not correspond to the topic, i.e. if car brands are under discussion but the message says that tomorrow you are going to the cinema;
  5. exchange personal messages — you can use Private Messages for discussing personal issues;
  6. use unfair methods of leading discussions by way of "distortion" the statements of your interlocutors, editing or deleting your own posts for the purpose of distorting or concealing their original meaning.