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Post icon  Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:03 AM

Main Rules
These rules are here to ensure that everyone has a good posting experience here at Operation Burnout. Everyone is expected to follow the rules. Failure to follow the main rules will result in you being temporarily or permanently banned from the forums.

Quality of Posts
At Operation Burnout we aim to maintain a high quality of the posts on the forums. Therefore members are required to take the time and effort to write in full, structured sentences with correct spelling and punctuation. Repeated failure to follow this rule WILL result in your posts being removed and warning being issued.

No Flaming
It's basic etiquette to respect other members of the forum. This means topics or posts with the aim at being hostile or insulting towards another member are not allowed. If you feel a post has been made which personally insults you use the report button (Posted Image ) to report the post. DO NOT reply to the topic with a similar message.

No Discrimination
Discrimination against race, gender, sexuality, religion, age or nationality is not allowed. This means using terms which are considered offensive to a group are not allowed neither are posts which attack another member because of his/her race, gender, sexuality, religion, age or nationality.

No Spamming
Spam is a message which does not contribute to the forum. For example a reply of simply "lol" is not allowed. Try to make your replies relevant to the topics discussion. The only place which spamming is allowed is in the Scrap Yard.

No Advertising
If you have your own website then do not create a new topic to advertise it. There is a topic located here where members can make posts to advertise their website. You can also advertise your website in your signature, avatar and profile. Feel free to post links to other websites if they contribute to the forum (e.g. New Criterion Games Blog post or a site with all the Burnout Paradise maps on.)

No Warez
Do not post link or discuss how to download copyrighted material (e.g. ROMs, cracks, serials, hacks ect.)

No Unsuitable Material
Posting of explicit images or links to such material is not allowed. Generally, anything not suitable to people under the age of 16 should not be posted.

Members who do not follow these rules will be issued with a verbal warning first. If they continue to break the rules a formal punishment will be issued. Punishments will be a loss of posting privileges.

Other Posting Guidelines
These guidelines are to be followed by everyone. They outline some behavior which is allowed and not allowed. Bans will only be issued if a member repeatedly breaks these rules.
  • Post your topics in the correct forum. For example, if you are posting a topic to discuss the latest Need for Speed game then post it in the Off Topic forum, not the Burnout Paradise forum.
  • Do not post messages which stretch the forum. Large images are automatically reduced, however text is not so do not post a line of thousands of "!".
  • Posting all in capital letters is not allowed.
  • Swearing is not encouraged but not forbidden either.
  • Console wars and elitism are forbidden.
  • Do not bump your own topics unless you're adding something new to it.
  • Do not bump topics more than 1 year old.
  • Try not to double post. Edit your posts instead.
  • Image macros are not allowed. They're not original or funny so don't bother using them.
  • Do not create multiple accounts. If you've forgot your details use the form to retrieve them.
  • Do not abuse the rating systems. If you don't like a member then feel free to rate them 0, however if you don't like (say) 10 members, perhaps you should find a different forum. This also applies to topic and blog ratings.
  • Do not post others personal information on the forums.
  • If you're unsure whether something is allowed or not, PM me and ask
  • Use the report button! Do not reply to the topic yourself to tell another member to follow the rules.
Signatures and Avatars Guidelines
Your signature and avatar can contain anything you wish providing it stays within the rules of the forum. You may post links to your own website or another one and use the space to advertise it.

Not Allowed:
Explicit images not suitable for under 18's
Links to explicit material not suitable for under 18's
Referral Links (e.g. Sign up for a free iPod)

Please ensure your signature is no larger then 550px wide by 250px tall, including any text and not larger then 1MB. If you have a signature which exceeds these sizes it will be removed.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:05 AM

If anyone wants to ask any questions about the rules, reply to this topic or message me.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:17 AM

my avatar still okay?
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:15 AM

It's fine. :)
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:14 PM

Maybe there should be a section on hotlinking images?

For instance... probably not a good idea to find an image somewhere and link directly to it. We all know what can happen when this is done.

But... what about posting images from one's own imageshack or photobucket? By definition, this isn't hotlinking... but what is the official word on this?

For anyone that doesn't know what hotlinking is... read this http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html. There's good information here and they show some of the undesirable results that can occur when you hotlink an image.

***EDIT***
Nevermind... Cooper just explained this here

This post has been edited by UISProphet: 29 July 2008 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:38 PM

Rules have been updated.

Image macros outside of the scrap yard are not allowed anymore. They're not original or funny and will be considered spam.

For those of you unsure about what an image macro is see here: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Image_macro
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 05:48 PM

View PostCooper, on Aug 26 2008, 05:38 PM, said:

Rules have been updated.

Image macros outside of the scrap yard are not allowed anymore. They're not original or funny and will be considered spam.

For those of you unsure about what an image macro is see here: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Image_macro

I was gonna post O RLY :P

But ahh well XD Better had not lol I was just gonna steal the one from the wikipedia page you just summoned :P

I didnt know they were really a problem.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:01 PM

was it a big problem? :ermm: anyway I don't do it anymore outside of the scrap!
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

Nice to know, even tho I dont use Macros at anytime but good to know that its prohibited, Thanks Cooper ^_^
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:01 PM

View PostCooper, on Apr 2 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

Quality of Posts
At Operation Burnout we aim to maintain a high quality of the posts on the forums. Therefore members are required to take the time and effort to write in full, structured sentences with correct spelling and punctuation. Repeated failure to follow this rule WILL result in your posts being removed and warning being issued.


I love this rule. Maybe if Criterion enforced this rule on their own forum, it wouldn't have turned to shit.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

View PostDJPlayedYA, on Dec 5 2008, 05:01 PM, said:

View PostCooper, on Apr 2 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

Quality of Posts
At Operation Burnout we aim to maintain a high quality of the posts on the forums. Therefore members are required to take the time and effort to write in full, structured sentences with correct spelling and punctuation. Repeated failure to follow this rule WILL result in your posts being removed and warning being issued.


I love this rule. Maybe if Criterion enforced this rule on their own forum, it wouldn't have turned to shit.

I strongly agree. It makes the quality of the forums much better, although most people here write good posts in the first place so it's never really had to be enforced.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:03 PM

View Postviper1315, on Dec 5 2008, 05:05 PM, said:

View PostDJPlayedYA, on Dec 5 2008, 05:01 PM, said:

View PostCooper, on Apr 2 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

Quality of Posts
At Operation Burnout we aim to maintain a high quality of the posts on the forums. Therefore members are required to take the time and effort to write in full, structured sentences with correct spelling and punctuation. Repeated failure to follow this rule WILL result in your posts being removed and warning being issued.


I love this rule. Maybe if Criterion enforced this rule on their own forum, it wouldn't have turned to shit.

I strongly agree. It makes the quality of the forums much better, although most people here write good posts in the first place so it's never really had to be enforced.

Diddo on that i totally agree if Criterion would have put some more rules up then his would happen
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