Forum Rules


These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on reKar's Edmonton forum.

Forum Rules

Postby admin » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:27 am

The reKar.biz forum is looking to inspire and we thank all of you for being a part of this community.

In order to keep the forums running well, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Admins or Moderators.


General Rules:

While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.

Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) nonsense posts, or the such.

Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

Cross posting, the act of posting the same thing across multiple forums, is not allowed. Please just post once in the most appropriate forum.

Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.

Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts, at least 24 hours.

We also do not allow posts that are sexual or violent in nature or violate reKar.biz community standards.

Additionally adult/sexual topics and those concerning sexual orientation as used in a derogatory, inflammatory, or insensitive manner are not allowed.

The reKar.biz moderation team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

Discussion of illegal activities such as fraud, software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed. There is a zero tolerance policy for illegal activity being discussed.

Do not post content from private correspondence, such as email or chat, within the forums. Posting any other persons private information such as email, phone number or address could result in banning.

Discussion of cracking passwords or bypassing security measures is prohibited.

Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.

You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral.

You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.

Foul language isn't necessary to help people, so it won't be tolerated. Any attempt to bypass the profanity filters will result in an infraction against the user and that post being edited or removed. Using asterisks or any other symbol to disguise bad language is considered bypassing the filter.

Hidden links in posts or signatures are assumed to be malicious and members posting such content will be permanently banned, no exceptions.

Please, no rep begging.

Do not post EPP codes or anything similar not for public use.

If you are going to post material that is not your own, properly credit the source(s); failure to do so is considered plagiarism.

Please do not post huge images. Anything over 500x500 should be thumbnailed or linked only. See our guide for where to host images here and how to resize images here.

Image replies are not allowed (posting just an image in response to a question)


Any threads/posts of these above types will be deleted.

Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

We reserve the right to ban or infract anyone who willfully violates the forum rules. Bans will not necessarily be permanent, but enacted based on the seriousness of an offense to these rules.

Advertising Services

We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products or services. Explicit advertising and solicitating in sigs is also prohibited.

You are not allowed in posts to link to or advertise in any way (including but not limited to) personal blogs/websites/pages/affiliated websites/affiliated resources in posts, no exceptions. Links of that type are restricted to the signature area only; see below for additional information.

Links in Sigs

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines:

Promotional text for a commercial product or service is ok, provided there are no price(s) of product(s) or service(s) listed.

No donation links or similar are allowed (this applies to the entire forum, posts included).

A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate reKar.biz community standards. The reKar.biz team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or inappropriate material.)

Duplicate links to the same domain in a sig are not allowed, the exception to this is you may have mutliple links to pages/threads here on reKar.biz.

Links to reseller sites or promoting them in a signature is not allowed, if it is discovered a member has been paid to embed links in their signatures to another website it is grounds for banning.

No embedded players are allowed in signatures


Avatars

Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry. You are able to use a customized static image avatar though.
Make sure that your avatar is rated "PG" and appropriate for all age groups.

Signature Size Limits

All signatures should not exceed the following size limits:

For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size (when viewed in the vBulletin Default style) and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)

For image-only signatures: A maximum of 500 pixels in length, 125 pixels in height, and 25K in file size. If using multiple images, the attributes of the combined total cannot exceed the above mentioned maximum. For example: you could have 3 images, each 500 pixels in length by 40 pixels in height and 8k in size.

For text + image signatures: image limits for image-only signatures apply. Characters per line limits for text-only signatures apply. Maximum (2) lines of text in normal font [size 2] or (4) lines of text in small font [size 1]. For additional lines of text beyond the above mentioned, the maximum image height shall be reduced by:
--15 pixels per line of normal size font [size 2] - Maximum 2 additional lines, Maximum 95 pixel height image.
--10 pixels per line of small size font [size 1] - Maximum 4 additional lines, Maximum 85 pixel height image.

Do not use images with large text to bypass font size limits

Animated images in sigs (incl. scrolling text) are not allowed

No autoplay or embedded media links allowed

Images must conform to the forum community's standards

No referral links allowed

No political, religious or adult content images, text, or links allowed

IP trackers are not allowed

We also have some rules that apply for certain forums:

Off Topic forum

The Off Topic forum is where reKar.biz members can gather to chat about almost anything, technical or non-technical in nature. If you have a question that doesn't fit into any other forum, or just want to chat, this is the place. That being said, please do not post about inappropriate, senseless or highly controversial topics. Illegal activities are not to be discussed or promoted, and topics such as alcohol are not allowed since many members are not 21.

This forum is rated PG - lets keep it that way.

Political Discussions, Signatures & Avatars

Discussions, signatures and avatars supporting candidates, political action/interest group, or controversial topics are not allowed. Political and religious discussion should not take place on this forum.

The Final Word

The owners, administrators, and moderators of this site reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any post or ban any user for any reason. By registering with the this forum, you agree to this rule and to all of the other site rules and guidelines.

All content posted on the forum is granted to the reKar forum with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Please note that all posts express only the views of the author. Neither the trustees of reKar nor its administrators or moderators are responsible for the content of any post.

These rules and guidelines are subject to change at any time without notice.

Thank you - admin
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