The Rule BookSection 1: General Rules
Last Updated: 1.2.12
A. Newcastle University is a PG-13 Forum. Therefore, nothing above a PG-13 rating will be allowed. This INCLUDES Password-Protected forums.
B. Excessive swearing, bashing, spamming… is strictly prohibited. This includes advertising outside of the respective areas. This INCLUDES spam through the PM system!
C. Do not give out your personal information, or ask for someone else's. This is a VERY serious offense and will be treated as such.
D. Please respect the Admin and Mod Team, while we are here to help you, we may need some time.
E. Do not ask for Administrative Positions (Executive, Director, Head Staff, or Department Chair). You will be PMed if we would like you to consider one of these positions.Section 2: Registration
A. Although this is a Non-RPG Forum, we use Aliases due to multi-characters. Therefore, your character needs to have a FIRST and LAST name capitalized properly. A middle name is optional. This cannot reveal your true identity.
B. The restrictions on what names you can choose are such. You can not use any celebrity names or characters from books/movies. Neither can you use any offensive or otherwise suggestive or inappropriate words in your name. Such usernames will be punishable by deletion, IP banning, or immediate name-change as seen fit by the Executives.
C. Before registration, be sure to have read all the material in The Information Desk
! Whether or not you have read it, you will be held accountable to it!
D. You can have up to THREE active accounts at Newcastle University. You may have 1 Professor (Executive, Director, DC) Account. You may have 1 Student Account. You may have 1 Staff (Banker, Moderator…) account. Alumni accounts do not count towards this limit!
E. After Registration, you MUST Validate your Account via E-mail. Afterwards, head over to the Admissions Office and post an Application for students or staff. THEN go to The Claims and post appropriately.Section 3: Graphics
A. All Content must be appropriate. If it isn't, it will be immediately removed and the holder will be warned.
B. The use of any Celebrity for Icons and signatures MUST be claimed in the Character Library!
C. ALL Avatars/Icons must be 100x100 Pixels in size.
D. ALL Signatures must fit within 550x450 Pixels to conserve space on the Forum. This amount of space is for both IMAGES AND TEXT!
E. Your signature can consist of 1 Character Banner, Text, and Small images/pins, try not to overload it, though. We may PM you if we feel that your signature contains too much.
F. Though you may NOT link to any outside site in your signature, you MAY link to any topic, forum, or sub-forum in Newcastle University.
G. YOU MUST CREDIT THE MAKER OF YOUR GRAPHICS unless it is yourself!Section 4: Classroom Rules
A. Professors work hard to provide Students with an educational experience in which they can gain knowledge on the subjects that they wish to. Therefore, they are to be treated with respect.
B. The posting of Random information in class or Disruptive nature is punishable by expulsion from the class and possibly School punishments.
C. You MAY drop classes if you wish, but if you are found to be repeatedly Registering for and then Dropping an excessive
number of classes, we may prohibit this freedom.
D. READ ALL TEACHER RULES! They are vital and teachers reserve the right to take you out of their class.Section 5: Activity Standards
A. AT THIS TIME, Students and Staff will need to post in an Activity Check once per term to stay active. If you go inactive, you may post in the Reactivation Forum and we'll bring you back to your previous position.
B. Executives must sign in within 30 Days to prevent being moved to the Inactive group, but lack of participation may result in loss of Executive Status.
C. GROUPS EXEMPT from this are: Retired
Professors and Executives as well as Alumni. These groups will never be moved to the Inactive Group! To "Retire," one must formally resign to their Department Chair/Head Staff, the President, or any member of the Executives Board.Section 6: Content & Copyright
A. All content is the sole property of the Members, Students, Teachers, and Executives of Newcastle University; it is to be treated as such!
B. You may not steal, duplicate, plagiarize, or otherwise take the content of Newcastle University. Such actions are punishable by immediate IP Banning.
C. Do NOT change content found at Newcastle and then claim it as your own. Being inspired and stealing are very separate. Treat it as such.Section 7: Other
A. Consequences for breaking any of the above rules are to be administered as deemed fit by staff of Newcastle University. The Consequences Guide in this forum gives a quick outline.
B. The C-Box has its own rules that are designated in text on the sidebar, directly above the box.
We reserve the right to change these rules at any time. If a rule is changed or a new one is
implemented, we will post a warning in the Announcements section.
~The Admin Team~