MozillaZine

Forum Rules

Disclaimers

Changes
The administrators reserve the right to add, modify, or remove any of these rules at any time. Rule changes apply to past, current and future posts.
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Disputes
Administrators have the final say in any rule dispute.
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Consequences

One Infraction
You will receive a warning.
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Two Infractions
You will have your forum account suspended for one week.
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Three Infractions
You will have your forum account suspended indefinitely.
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Avatars

Animation
Animated avatars are not allowed here. They distracts from the main content of posts and should not be used.
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Remote Hosting
If you use a remote host for your avatar, please use a host that can handle it being downloaded hundreds or thousands of times a day. Also, make sure your avatar host knows this and that it won't be a problem. We do offer on-site avatar hosting. Avatars that load slowly will be removed.
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Size
Avatars larger than 100 pixels by 100 pixels, and/or 13KB are not allowed. Avatars over these sizes will be removed.
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Text
Do not spoof or post misleading text in your avatar, or it will be removed.
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Content
Use proper judgment when choosing an avatar. We like to promote a family atmosphere, and avatars that disrupt this will be removed.
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Signatures

Images
Do not use images in your signature, they distract from the main content of a post.
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Sizes
Signature's text size should not be changed.
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Color
Colored text should not be used in signatures.
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Length
Keep your signature to no more than three lines. We know this depends on the size of someone's monitor, so if it's more than three lines on kerz's monitor, it'll get removed :).
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Markup/BBCode
Usage of markup/bbcode in signatures should be kept to a minimum. No use of tags like [code] is permitted.
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Posting

Crossposting
Post your topic to one forum only. If it needs to be moved, alert a moderator. Duplicates will be locked.
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Language
We are here for people of all ages, and want everyone to feel comfortable. Moderators can and will edit posts with explicit language.
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Spamming/Trolling
We do not tolerate spamming or off-topic trolling in any forum. If you do this, you will be warned once, and any further abuse will result in your account being deactivated.
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Off Topic
lease stay on topic. For general conversation about computers and technology, please use the MozillaZine Tech forum. For all other general conversation, please use the MozillaZine AfterDark forum.
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Email Addresses
Do not post your email address in a public post. Thousands of people visit these forums daily, it's not worth the spam, or scams, that are possible. If you must share your email, please do it with a private message. Email addresses will be removed by the moderating staff in public posts.
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Be Nice!
We pride ourselves in being a tight-knit community that polices itself well, and we want to keep it that way.
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Adult Content
No adult content of any type, including images or depictions. Kids visit these forums, and there are plenty of other places to talk about this stuff.
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Junk Posting
No posts just to post. This includes topics like 'let's tell a story post by post' as well as tacking on garbage to the end of a thread that has ended.
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Attacks/Name Calling
No attacking or name calling. This includes talking about groups of people, not just individuals.
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Hate Speech
No hate speech. Any instances of this are eligible for instant banning.
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Baiting
No baiting. Dropping things in the forums just to stir the waters will not be tolerated.
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Topic Changing
No derailing of threads because you don't agree with their content. If you don't like what you read, find a different thread. Don't take it off topic because you don't like it.
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Actions
Don't be stupid. If you can't be mature, find somewhere else to post.
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Links
Links to commercial sites that are not relevant to the thread or forum are forbidden, whether located in the post proper or in the member's forum signature. Please don't try to sell stuff here, we're not buying.
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