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PostSubject: TO ALL THE NEWBIES PLEASE READ THIS!!!   Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:01 pm


A simple set of rules and regulations in which every member must comply with, or face punishment.

• No spamming or flooding the forum
• No links to pornography of any kind
• No links to any sites regarding warez, or illegal drug use.
• No casino, gambling, pharmacy, drug, etc. allowed anywhere on the forum.
• No selling of signature space on this forum. Your signature is your own, not someone elses.
• No harassment of any of the other members whatsoever
• Please keep foul language to the absolute minimum, we are a family friendly community
• All attachments must be reviewed by either a Moderator or Administrator before being posted publicly
• Private messaging is a privilege provided by us for clients to contact one another privately. Any abuse of this system will result in immediate disabling of this service.
• Impersonation of any person of Pinoy Mania Forum staff will result in an immediate permanent ban.
• No promoting of other web hosts or competition websites (ie; other webmaster forums).
• Absolutely NO referral or affiliate links ANYWHERE on the forum, whether in post, profile or signature.
• Absolutely NO masked URL links such as tinyurl or any other URL short links. They will be deleted on sight.

All rules herein are to be respected and obeyed. Any member caught violating these rules will receive a punishment at the sole discretion of the staff member.

The administrators of this forum reserves the right to modify these rules and regulations at any time without prior notice to the members. It is every members duty to remain updated with these rules.

There are NO excuses .



Note: rules of conduct apply to posting and all profile fields of your user account, including, but not limited to username, user title, web site, avatar, signature, location, or any other informational field that is available for edit in your personal profile.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post or link to any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, and sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.


1) Flaming: Do not post any messages that harass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member or guest. Debates are fine, but argue with the point, not the person.

2) Spamming: Please do not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You will not mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. This includes "bump threads" and posts intended merely to increase one's post count. Worthless posts with no content and nonsensical posts eat up space and waste everyone's time. These are not allowed on any of the forums.

3) Offensive Posts, Links or Images: Do not use profanity, racial, ethnic, religious, or other slurs, or post, or any other offensive material. This includes:

We have members from different regions, religions, backgrounds. Even if you express a point of view that is very popular in your culture, it may generate a negative reaction from members in another part of the country so please exercise tact.

4) Advertising: Posting of advertisements for products or services, links to auctions, affiliate links, links to promote websites, and so forth is not allowed. If you have a hockey-related or non-hockey-related website, you may include the link to your site in your signature ONLY. The signature option is limited to only personal websites. Links to commercial or business-related sites are not permitted in signatures.

5) No Disclosure of Personal Information: Do not disclose any other member's email, real name, address, phone number, IP address, or other personal information. This includes the posting contents of emails and private messages without the sender's consent. Do not bring personal disputes into the forums. Bans and warnings issued to other users are considered personal information.

6) Duplicate Posts: Check the first 2 pages of the board before posting and make sure someone has not already done a post similar to yours. Pages can be accessed at the immediate bottom right on the board. Duplicate or similar threads are subject to being merged or closed at the discretion of the moderator.

7) Libel: Any posts libeling forum staff or members. It's not acceptable to post that you heard staff/member X has a drinking/drug/sex/personal problem from a "good" source. A link to a credible media source must be posted to support such claims. Other forums and personal websites are not credible.

8 ) Claiming to be a public figure: If you are one and wish to post as such, contact an administrator for verification. Such public figures include professional athletes, celebrities of any media, and/or political figures.

9) Playing the Role of Moderator: You're not a moderator so don't correct posters like one. If you have a problem with a post, use the "Report This Post" button, rather than playing the parent. More often than not, that causes more problems than it fixes. Let us handle what is ours to handle.

10) Attacking/Disobeying the Moderators: If you disagree with something the moderators did, fine, disagree and let us know, but do it politely through PM or email. Dancing around the rules, purposely skirting them just to see us twitch will not help you out much, either.

On the same note: No posting on behalf of someone who's banned. That'll probably get you banned, too. The idea of being banned is that they're no longer a part of this online forum community and are no longer allowed to interact here. No making threads that give glory to banned people. It's not a violation to mention them in passing but no threads that focus on them. Prohibited threads include "What banned member do you miss/would you bring back?" type of threads. They're banned; don't give them that attention. If a moderator gives you specific instructions in a warning, and you blatantly disregard it, you are subject to being banned.

11) Discussion of illegal drugs: Discussion of illegal drugs should be kept within academic or newsworthy limits only. "How to" discussions and "I'm so stoned" posts may result in repercussions ranging from a warning to immediate and permanent banning, depending on previous history, context of post and nature/content of post.

12) Forum Specific Rules: Please check the global announcements or sticky threads at the top of each forum for any forum specific rules

13) One Account per User: multiple accounts are not permitted. If you have a good reason for needing more than one account, contact an administrator and ask for permission.

14) Thread Hijacking: taking a thread off-topic to pursue one's own agenda.

15) Shouting: excessive use of caps, large fonts.

16) Ban Circumvention: The actions of trying to get around a certain ban that has been put on you such as registering under a new e-mail, username, or IP address will not be tolerated. This will result in a permanent ban on all levels and contacting your Internet Service Provider.

17) Abuse of Report Bad Post: Multiple reports per thread, duplicate or frivolous reports will be deemed abuse and subject to warning. Every report is addressed. Please do not report something more than once.

18) Baiting / Trouble Making: If you are thought to be causing trouble by a moderator, you will be removed from the forum. This includes leading another poster into a thread or “board trap” where one member tries to make the other one snap by messaging them or subtly suggesting something that would cause one to argue back. Our staff is fair and if they pass judgment that you are here to cause problems, you will be removed. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. We have had enough problems here in the past and would like to operate in a civil manner. This is a publicly run website and will be treated like that for the members.

These rules are subject to change. We reserve the right to remove, edit or move posts at our discretion.


1. NO images over 100 kilobytes or 450 x 150 pixels. (If you are unsure if your image qualifies, right-click on it and select "Properties" from the menu -- the size will be available there.)
If you fail to follow these guidelines your signature will be removed. If a removed signature is replaced with another infringing signature the offending member is within grounds of having posting privileges temporarily suspended.

Note: Signature guidelines are enforced to help keep bandwidth costs down and improve the viewing experience for all members. Remember: Members are here to post -- not to observe and/or endlessly scroll past large signatures.


NO images over 50 kilobytes or 100 x 100 pixels. (If you are unsure if your image qualifies, right-click on it and select "Properties" from the menu -- the size will be available there.)
If you fail to follow these guidelines your avatar will be removed. If a removed avatar is replaced with another infringing signature the offending member is within grounds of having posting privileges temporarily suspended.


If you violate one of the rules and/or the staff feel that you have:
The 1st step is to remove your posting rights for 24 hours from when a staff member has put the block on your posting rights. You will receive a PM as to why this has happened and your warning meter will increase. Only staff and yourself can see this meter so no one else will no what your level is at or why you have gotten blocked for 24 hours.

The 2nd step is to remove your posting rights for one (1) week.

The 3rd step is to remove your permanently from the community.

Major offenses will not be tolerated. While we do have the Three Strikes rule in effect here, such offenses can warrant a user immediate termination from the forums. If you are curious as to how what would warrant this action. What do I have to do wrong to get immediately banned from the forum?" Rule #18 is a main example of this. If the staff member believes that you should be removed from the community for the good of the community, you will be. Don’t cause trouble and you will be fine.

IV. Reporting Bad Posts

To report a post that violates the rules click on the report bad post icon within the post and give a brief description of the rule being broken. The icon is located in the user information field of each post. It's triangular in shape with a red border, and exclamation mark in middle. Be specific in your report. DO NOT PM, email, or post in the Forum Discussion board to report offensive posts. Usage of the Report Bad Post feature is the only acceptable, and most efficient means of reporting posts that violate our rules. All reports are kept confidential. You will not be contacted regarding your report. Whatever action is taken, if any, will remain confidential.


This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above, they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The email address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).


Is posting private emails, Private Messages (PMs), chat logs, or Instant Message logs ok?
ONLY if you have the consent of the other party(s) involved in the communication in question. Posting of private communications without the consent of the other party(s) involved is reason to have your forum membership terminated and to be banned from the forum. This also applies to any private communications which are to or from the sites' staff whether they be posted here or elsewhere. In some places, posting of such communications without consent is considered illegal.

Why are threads closed?

There are many reasons why a thread is closed. The most common reason is that the thread has evolved into heavy bickering, name calling or other childish behavior. Personally attacking other members of the forum is unacceptable and may result in an individual warning to the members in question, which may ultimately lead to banishment from the forum.

If the thread has racial slurs or other derogatory comments it is subject to closing.

If there are other threads already on the same topic, it may be merged or closed .. depending on the situation.

If the thread is exhausted, or repeating the same arguments over and over and seeming to have reached its limit, it may be closed.

If the thread is posted in an 'instigating' or 'flaming' manner it may be closed.

If you see a thread that you feel is unacceptable or out of control you can use the "Report this post to moderator" link in the bottom right hand corner of each person's post. If multiple members of the forum suggest to a moderator or administrators (in private) that they feel the thread should be closed, it may be discussed among the moderators and ultimately closed.

If a moderator or administrator addresses a thread such as these with warnings to refrain from continuing in a harsh or unacceptable manner, and the warnings are not acknowledged, it is their job to close the thread.

Please do not start new threads asking why a thread was closed. PM or email the moderator who closed the thread.

What do I have to do wrong to get immediately banned from the forum?

If you register on this forum solely to advertise your website or sell merchandise, you will be warned and may be ultimately banned.

If you have been warned by the administrators on more than one occasion to not personally attack other members of the forum, or for any other reasons, and do not agree to comply, you may be banned.

If you were previously banned from this forum and attempt to register or post again, you will be immediately banned.

If you personally attack a moderator or administrator in a harsh manner, you may be banned immediately.

Trolling: Intentionally disrupting a forum by posting obviously inaccurate or inflammatory information and/or hoping to get a rise out of people. The perpetrators are known as "trolls".
What constitutes a post or thread worthy of being closed, deleted, or edited by the forum moderators?

Anything that is a personal attack (by personal attack, we also include yawns, roll eyes, etc. that are directly intended to annoy, and are used excessively).

Topics that are dragged on or 'bumped' up for no legitimate reason or to start a fight/get a rise out of people...etc.

Cross-posting your topic in multiple forums is not allowed. Please just choose one forum to post your topic.

Anything that is "inappropriate" (overly sexual, excessive profanity, etc)

Anything that is defamatory towards another site, person, or organization.

*Please note - threads are closed at the discretion of the moderators, for any reason they see fit. Please contact the moderator or administrators via PM or email if you have a problem with thread closure.


A moderator

* is a person, or a small group of people, who preside over these message boards (hereby known as 'forum') to preserve order and regulate proceedings, constantly being within and observing reasonable or average limits.
* is within due bounds, not being excessive, violent, rigorous, limited and restrained when preserving order, and one who shows no extremity in actions.

- has the authority to edit, delete, and move thread(s).
- has the authority to edit and delete individual posts in a thread.
- has the authority to lock and unlock and stick and unstick a thread.

A Sticky

is a thread dedicated to useful and valuable information pertaining to a forum.

A Spamming

"To post irrelevant or inappropriate messages to one or more Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists, or other messaging system in deliberate or accidental violation of netiquette."

Summarized and simplified: Posting random or inappropriate messages violating the rules, purposely or accidentally.

That is the definition of spamming, straight off of Memorize it, save it in your UCP, do whatever it takes to remember this for it is the definition that will be used when moderating the forum. Consequences for spamming are as follows:

First offense - Verbal warning in the topic you were caught committing your first offense. (We are not responsible for any misunderstandings that may take place later on because you did not see this warning.)
Second offense - A three-day suspension from the forum.
Third and final offense - You will be banned from the forum.

A Flaming

* is a virtual term for venting emotion online; rude and uncalled for comments, with or without of the intent of expressing such remarks.
* is an insulting criticism or remark on member(s) and opinion(s); to incite anger, and by this means, repeatedly violates such regulation, regardless of when one is warned or not;
* shall be punished as seen fit by the moderators

First offense - A posted verbal warning.
Second offense - A two-day suspension from the forum.
Third offense - A one-week suspension from the forum.
Fourth and final offense - You will be banned from the forum.

Remember: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not yours.

A Meaningless threads

* are ones created with no purpose, or ones that contain irrelevant, or inappropriate content and/or material. Such threads shall be reviewed by moderator(s) for appropriateness, and as such, decides its fate.
* are made for the sole purpose of achieving attention
* shall be punished as seen fit by the moderators.

First offense - A posted verbal warning.
Second offense - A two-day suspension from the forum.
Third offense - A one-week suspension from the forum.
Fourth and final offense - You will be banned from the forum.

Please note that the Rules and Regulations of the forum may change any time that the staff and/or administration feels necessary.

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