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Weirdo Zone Forum Rules - READ BEFORE YOU POST!
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Author:  Jaibyrd [ October 13th, 2004, 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Weirdo Zone Forum Rules - READ BEFORE YOU POST!

Welcome to Weirdo Zone Forums!

I made these rules originally to head possible future problems off at the past, and they are a bit different from other boards, so please read them through carefully. I expect all members to follow these rules while visiting Weirdo Zone Forums:

Netiquette: Overall I just want you to use your common sense and basic Netiquette when you post here.

No Chat Speak Allowed: This is a personal pet peeve of mine. This is a Message Board, not a Chat, the difference being that you have time to think about and edit your posts here. I am not tolerant of people who abbreviate 90% of their words and either type in all lowercase or uppercase. Chat speaking has nothing to do with grammar or spelling skills, so don't tell me that's the only way you know how to type. Look at it this way, I am a teacher; would you hand in a paper done in Chat speak to a teacher? I think not, so don't do it here. However, l33t speak is allowed in small poignant doses. I realize Chat speak and l33t speak are not the same thing, but don't over do the l33t speak either.

Spelling and Grammar: I don't mind spelling and grammar mistakes as I realize that not everyone speaks English as a first language. I myself am a horrid speller, but I try to improve myself, however I'm not going to run spell check on every post I make. Thus try your best with your spelling and grammar as no one will call you on it, but remember the above rule: No Chat Speak.

Foul Language: People may swear here, as I'm a major ca-ca mouth myself. However this does not give you the license to cuss other members out if they make you mad. I don't care what happened, but if you swear at someone in anger then corrective action will be taken with you. My suggestion is if someone makes you mad, do not post back immediately. Leave the computer, go cool down, and then come back to post later when you can think rationally. The post and the board aren't going anywhere, so it can wait. Remember, no matter how mad someone makes you, they still deserve some respect. Sexual, racist or religious bigotry will get you banned.

Religious Nonsense: Speaking of respect, Weirdo Zone Forums is primarily a religion free zone. We give credence to all religions, but we will not tolerate promotion of them here. Please remember that not everyone follows the same set of principles that you do, so don't try to cram your beliefs down other's throats. If you try, say goodbye.

Advertising: If you are here to solely advertise your message board, site, etc., then leave. We want discussion not advertisements for places we probably won't be interested in anyway. If you are a contributing member here, you can advertise your site and whatnot in your signature. That's why I allowed them at Weirdo Zone Forums.

Other: Do not ask if you can be a Mod here. Aside from myself there are three other Mods and that's enough. However you can request silly titles if you wish. Just PM me (Jaibyrd) and if I approve, you'll get your own silly title.

Warning System: I'm a firm believer in the three strikes rule. Therefore if you break one of these rules you will be warned privately. If you persist you will then be warned on the board and banned for a week. The third time you will be banned permanently without further notice. You can try to appeal, but I am very hard to appease once you've torqued me off. Remember this is not a democracy, I made this board and my word is final.

If the rules haven't scared you off yet, then what are you waiting for? Go post you silly heads! :D

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