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    General Rules
    • 1.1 - The Obinx website is aimed toward a general audience. Explicit and vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, pornography, violence and so forth is not allowed.
    • 1.2 - Do not mini-mod. We would like to encourage and thank our members to report everything to a staff member, without adding their own criticism. Examples of this include - "Lock this thread!", "warn this user", "ban this user", etc. Posting "no B/S/T", "not allowed", and similar phrases fall into this category.
    • 1.3 - All publicly displayed messages are only limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles, and other forms of public display unless posted in the Foreign Language Section, if available, or told otherwise by an admin/moderator.
    • 1.4 - When posting a new topic; please do not name the topic title as something similar to "HELP ME" - Instead, a better topic would be "Help me to understand this" - It looks better, and more people will respond to it that way.
    • 1.5 - Maximum number of characters for signatures must not exceed 2200, contain anything explicit, contain nudity, or contain porn. The same rule applies to avatars.
    • 1.6 - Do not create a new thread on a topic that is currently already in discussion. Regardless of if you "feel" you deserve to have your own thread, the existing thread should be used unless an Admin or Mod instructs otherwise.
    • 1.7 - The Obinx website's Staff reserve the right to lock and/or delete any posts or threads which they deem irrelevant or frivolous at their own discretion.
    • 1.8 - Please use the SEARCH feature of the forums before posting threads that address errors, problems, questions, and almost ANYTHING. Chances are someone has already asked the same question and received an answer. Please search before starting a new thread.
    • 1.9 - No alternate accounts are allowed. You are not in any circumstances allowed to make another account. You will get caught if you make one and dealt with accordingly up to both accounts being banned.
    • 1.10 - Impersonating Staff members is not allowed and consequences will be dealt with accordingly and immediately. This includes telling others you are staff or having staff badges as your avatar.
    • 1.11 - Trolling or anything of the kind is strictly forbidden. This includes flaming and making another member feel unwanted.

    Spam and Advertising
    • 2.1 - We do not tolerate spam. In short, do not post small or useless posts that are not relevant to the topic being discussed.
    • 2.2 - Do not PM a moderator or admin numerous times saying the same thing to try and speed up an answer/problem. We receive the PM's you get. There is no need to keep sending it.
    • 2.3 - Forum signatures are to be used respectfully, so don't annoy our members by making your signature into your personal ad revenue opportunity. (ie: advertising and/or reference/affiliate codes in your sig is prohibited).
    • 2.4 - Buying, selling, trading, and/or offering services are not permitted.
    • Offensive Posts
    • 3.1 - Do not post offensive, abusive, obscene, hateful, discriminating, or harmful posts.
    • 3.2 - ABSOLUTELY NO cursing or swear words.
    • 3.3 - Follow basic netiquette rules. For example, DO NOT ever type in ALL CAPS. This applies to both topic titles and the post messages, as this is considered yelling.
    • 3.4 - Never under any circumstances post personal information of anyone; pictures, or any other material. Things of this nature are sensitive and are not condoned.
    • 3.5 - After 2 Warnings - All warnings become permanent. This is to keep troublemakers from not getting the 'penalty' for their actions.
    • 3.6 - All warnings/bans given by The Obinx website's Staff are final. Obinx website's staff members reserve the right to ignore any requests to modify a warning/ban.
    • 3.7 - If you are a long-standing member, act like one; lead by example and assist other newer users rather than attacking them. We look upon our veteran users to use this opportunity to teach the newer users the appropriate way to conduct themselves in this community.
    • 3.8 - Personal attacks such as instigating "flame bait", verbal abuse, mocking or sexist remarks of members in posts are not tolerated here. Such posts will be deleted on sight or moderated accordingly.
    • 3.9 - Members that reply to posts simply to instigate argument will be dealt with and shown no mercy.
    • 3.10 - posts in a particular forum need to stay on topic.
    • 3.11 - No bashing or flaming any Maber affiliates
    • 3.12 - Pictures of yourself, your girlfriend/boyfriend, your friend, someone on the site, etc. are strictly prohibited. This includes photo albums, with pictures from Facebook, Myspace, or any other social networking site.
    • 3.13 - Reporting someone's post for an unnecessary reason, no matter what the circumstances are, is strictly forbidden. This includes reporting staff member's posts or your own.

    How to Post
    • 4.1 - Use descriptive subject lines & research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do or don't want to read.
    • 4.2 - Keep the focus. Each board has a focus on a certain topic. Questions outside the scope of a certain board will either be moved to the appropriate board, locked, or simply be deleted. Please post your topic in the most appropriate board. Users that post in the wrong board will be warned. Continuing these actions will result in a ban.
    • 4.3 - DO NOT bump topics. Doing so causes unnecessary clutter to the forum.
    • 4.4 - If you post a one-lined message such as "lol", "+1", etc... it is classified as SPAM and will be removed. Multiple offences can result in all your posts needing moderator approval or a complete loss of posting rights.
    • 4.5 - Do NOT report your OWN post(s) for any reason.

    Respect The Staff
    • 5.1 - Public discussions of moderator or admin actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest moderator or admin actions in titles, avatars, signatures, and the chatbox. If you do not like something that a moderator or admin said/did, DO NOT discuss this in the forums. If necessary, PM or email the moderator or admin and try your best to resolve the problem or difference in a private manner.
    • 5.2 - Public discussion of a Banned Member or why such user was banned is prohibited. The user either broke the rules or was banned at the Staff's discretion.
    • Reporting Abuse
    • 5.3 - If you have a complaint about another member, problems with other members, etc., please try to resolve the problem in a personal message. If necessary, address an admin or moderator by reporting their post.
    • 5.4 - If you believe an individual is repeatedly breaking the rules, please report to one of the Administrators. Repeating offenders will be banned from the forum, and further action may be taken against them.

    If you happen to violate any of the rules, the following punishments may be undertaken:
    • Edit or removal of post(s)
    • The locking or deletion of topics
    • 24-hour ban per offence
    • Edit of signature or avatar if it is in violation of rules
    • Increase of the Warning Level
    • All posts will require moderator approval
    • Removal of the offender's posting rights
    • Suspension of the offender's user account
    • Ban/Deletion of the offender's user account
    • IP Ban of the offender's user account
    • Other punishments felt necessary by the Administrators.
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