Written by Site Founder Redemption
All Visitors who participate and use the Forums and Site Facilities are expected to read and agree not to break any of the Forumwide Rules set out below during their time on the site.
These Rules are applicable in all Forums and Site Facilities including but not limited to NeoPM, Guestbooks and Personal Profiles. In addition, individual Forum Rules created by the Forum Moderators may supplement these Rules. Visitors are expected to refer to those Rules also and agree to comply before participating in the Forum.
1. Stay on topic at all times.
2. Post similar questions together.
3. Try not to post duplicate threads.
4. Use short, concise thread titles.
5. Try not to double post.
6. Do not flood a forum.
7. No offensive, insulting, profane or vulgar remarks are allowed.
8. Do not impersonate other Visitors.
9. Do not spam.
10. Do not use other accounts to break any of the Forumwide Rules.
11. Do not attempt to break Forumwide Rules as a Guest.
12. Do not create additional registered accounts to bypass an issued ban.
13. Do not aid other Guests/Members to bypass bans.
14. Pornographic content is not permitted on this site.
15. Do not advertise other websites/forums.
16. Do not use inappropriate avatars, custom titles or signatures.
17. Do not pose as an Administrative Staff Member, Portal Staff Member or Moderator.
18. Do not use NeoPMs as a secure communication medium.
19. Do not attempt to distribute or discuss Warez, ROMs, CD keys, CD key generators, or cracks.
1. Try to stay on topic at all times. Try not to drift off topic during a thread conversation. Please don't join in with off topic discussion even if others are. Instead, try starting a new thread and linking to it. Off topic posts may get deleted, and threads that really get out of hand will be closed.
2. Post similar questions together. If you have several questions, it's better to ask them all in the one thread rather than create additional threads to ask each within. Make use of the edit feature in your post to add more information.
3. Try not to post duplicate threads. Use the Forum Search to check if the topic you wish to post exists in the Forum already - it's very possible someone already asked your question! You can also use search engines such as Google to do advanced searchs of Neoseeker's forums for a topic, if you find the individual forum search isn't helping you or is not working. (Forum Search is located in the top right of every Forum for convenience.)
4. Use short, concise thread titles. When posting a new thread, it's a good idea to use a short, yet informative title, so it is not too long and other Visitors to the Forum know what your thread is about.
5. Try not to double post!. If you post additional identical replies/posts by mistake, please delete the duplicate replies by clicking the del link at the bottom of each. Where you need to add more information on to your original reply, click edit at the bottom of your post and add more to it, instead of clicking Reply and creating two replies.
6. Do not flood a forum. Flooding is where you post to many threads in a short period of time, perhaps to stay on top of the forum stats, or just to have your name all over the first page of a forum so you are popular, or perhaps because you want someone to see you post a lot there. Other members and guests want to use the forum as well as you. Give them a chance by allowing them to be the last person to reply to a thread.
7. No offensive, insulting, profane or vulgar remarks are allowed. This also applies regarding comments about other people who do not frequent the site.
8. Do not impersonate other Visitors. Trying to pretend to be someone else on the site, including Staff, is not allowed, because firstly you'll be bad at it and secondly you will be punished!
9. Do not spam. Under no circumstances are you allowed to spam anywhere, within any Forum or area on Neoseeker. If you are caught spamming anywhere, you'll be in trouble!
10. Do not use other accounts to break any of the Forumwide Rules. Please do not attempt to break rules by using another account for the purpose of anonymity to avoid punishment. All Moderators and Site Staff can find out who you are if they need to!.
11. Do not attempt to break Forumwide Rules as a Guest. Unregistered Members, or Unwashed Heathens/Guests, can also be identified using the same means to identify registered Members, and repeated abuse and rule breaking as a Guest will result in trouble! So don't go clicking Log Out to cause trouble - you can still be tied to your account!
12. Do not create additional registered accounts to bypass an issued ban. Trying to get around a ban using secondary/additional member accounts will result in a permanent banishment of all binding accounts from which you have created. Further abuse will lead to your ISP being informed for site abuse - that can mean you won't have the Internet anymore - yes, even just because you got in trouble on an Internet site!
13. Do not aid other Guests/Members to bypass bans. Using your knowledge of the site workings and Moderator tools to help a troublemaker or banned Visitor will get you in a lot of trouble as well.
14. Pornographic content is not permitted on this site. Young Visitors frequent this Site due to its basis as a Games Information Network, and should not be exposed to adult material. This includes the provision of links to source material, or the posting of pornographic text or imagery anywhere on the Site. So keep all of those "special pictures" to yourself, noone wants to see them here!
15. Do not advertise other websites/forums. Advertising through posts is strictly forbidden. This may only be done through your personal Profile, Custom Title or Signature. Advertising another website through NeoPM to unsolicited Visitors who you are unknown to, in an attempt to raise traffic, is also not permitted. Members who link to outwar.com or any other type of referral site will lose posting rights on their account permanently.
16. Do not use inappropriate avatars, custom titles or signatures. Using any of these site provisions to show sexually suggestive/blatant sexual imagery or text, profanity, religious, social or personal slandering is a serious offence.
17. Do not pose as an Administrative Staff Member, Portal Staff Member or Moderator. Visitors to the Site who are not recognised Administrators, Portal Staff Members or Moderators with full credentials, should not pose as the aforementioned ranks, through the use of Administrator, Portal Staff Member or Moderator in their Member name, avatar, custom title or signature. The creation of new accounts to pose as any of these ranks is also strictly forbidden, for example, "Neoseeker Admin", "Final Fantasy X Moderator" or "Neoseeker Portal Staff". This includes but is not limited to using the following titles or deviant spellings of admin, Administrator, Webmaster, Staff, Portal Worker, Portal Staff, Mod and Moderator. Please note that it is also an offence to use NeoPM or any other communication medium to pose as any of the aforementioned staff ranks in order to convince another Guest/Member of your false identity.
18. Do not use NeoPMs as a secure communication medium. Confidential information or details of a fragile nature should not be transmitted to another Visitor using NeoPM, the method of private messaging on the Site. The Administrators have access to these messages if necessary and accept no responsibility resulting from the exposure of this information to the public through using NeoPM.
19. Do not attempt to distribute or discuss Warez, ROMs, CD keys, CD key generators, cracks or any other illegal software or counterfeit merchandise. This includes the provision of links to source websites and/or file transfer software or download locations for the obtaining of this material. Neoseeker recommends that you buy all your software legally! No copying!
Should a Visitor be found guilty of breaking one or more of the above Rules, they may serve a variable amount of time under certain restrictions. These can include various punishments like not being able to post as much every day, or being banned from one or more forums completely.
Repeat rulebreakers or serious offenders will be subject to a permanent ban, whereby they cannot use site facilities ever again, or in extreme cases, Neoseeker Administration reserves the right to contact the Internet Provider of the Visitor to have them disconnected - this has taken place on several occasions before!
The rules above were designed to ensure all Visitors to Neoseeker have an enjoyable experience. Please ensure you try to maintain your best behaviour at all times during your time here.