The SEGA Source Ruleboard
Official Forum Rules & Regulations
The messages contained herein this message board express the views of their respective authors and not the views of The SEGA Source, The SEGA Source staff, or any other entity associated with The SEGA Source. If any user finds a posted message that they deem is objectionable or in violation of the rules, they are encouraged to contact a forum staff
Through your use of this service, you agree that you will abide by all of the following rules and regulations set in place and approved by the staff, make all posts in legible English, and will not use this forum inappropriately. Inappropriate use of this bulletin board includes, but is not limited to, the following:
I. Regarding this site and related services:
1.) Attacks against The SEGA Source site, forum, or personnel.
a. If you have a problem with a staff member, contact another staff member and explain your problem. He/she will go through all of the proper channels to solve your problem.
2.) Editing or altering any text left by The SEGA Source Forum Staff in your post.
a. Obviously, this is in regards to announcements, warnings, or messages regarding TSS.
3.) The use of open proxies to connect to the forum.
4.) False reporting of posts and/or abuse of the reporting feature.
5.) Evading or attempts to evade warnings, bans, or other administrative actions.
6.) Creating multiple accounts.
a. This goes hand in hand with Rule #5. If you are banned or deleted from the forum for any reason, you are not welcome back. Any attempt to reregister under a different username will result in an instant IP ban and will eliminate any
chance in the future that you would be allowed back.
II. Regarding the Private Messaging System
1.) Sending private messages which are defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or that violate any local, state, or federal law.
a. The SEGA Source is not responsiple for material that is passed on via the Private Messaging System, and
therefore cannot guarantee that rules won't be broken in this way. However, if the system is being abused by a member, please report it to a staff member.
2.) Posting or quoting of any private message on the forum.
a. If there is a private message that offends you or breaks a rule, please report it privately to a staff member.
III. Regarding Posting
1.) Flaming, bashing, or threatening any individual or group.
2.) Posts that contain names of suspected infractions.
a. Simply do not discuss who/what might have broken a rule.
3.) Racist, defamatory, or discriminating comments.
4.) Excessive use of curse words or words that could in any way be considered defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, or threatening.
5.) Sexually suggestive pictures or text not suitable for teenagers.
6.) Using "1337" text, binary or any other method of reproducing inappropriate content or avoiding language filters.
7.) Small, generic or empty content, simply to increase your post count or the post count of the thread.
8.) Posting content intended to take advantage of, or exploit forum or server bugs.
9.) Posting content from, or the names or URL`s of sites which explain or advertise illegal game cheats, codes, hacks, or exploits.
10.) Posting with intent to derail the conversation in a thread to a radically different subject.
11.) Posting copyrighted material without permission.
12.) Posting rants with the sole purpose of complaining about any forum member or the site/forum.
a. Constructive criticism is welcome, with regards to the site and forum.
13.) Bumping of any topics.
a. If you do not have something valuable to add to the discussion, do not post.
14.) Reposting locked topics. If a topic has been locked, do not create another topic.
15.) Posting of duplicate threads in more than one board.
16.) Posting advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or commercial solicitations.
a. We currently have a Fan section where users can freely post their websites and other creations for others to view. This is not to be abused by someone excessively promoting other forums, products, or services.
Please note that this document is not intended to be a complete list of possible infractions, it should be treated as a basic guidelines. Simply put, if you have to think about whether something is acceptable to post, it probably isn't, so just don't cross that line.
Thank you for your cooperation,
The SEGA Source Staff