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Local Forum Rules

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:23 pm
by Garrity
1. General Forum Rules
The general forum rules of course apply in this section, as would be expected.
No harassment, bullying or trolling, this includes but is not limited to: racism, discrimination, sectarianism and homophobia. No posting of copyrighted material such as games and movies. No doxing. No inappropriate videos or images on the forum, this applies to your posts, signatures and avatars. Use the search function before posting questions. English posts only — for foreign languages, use the appropriate section. No spamming. No hijacking or derailing of threads. Do not advertise other servers or the sale of real life goods.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity.
2. Spamming / Repeating / Paraphrasing What's Been Said Already
This is a very important rule. We understand that people enjoy the guides and want to express their opinions on that but we appreciate that you do NOT spam each topic inside this section with the likes of "great guide" "great guide keep it up".we actually take people's feedback into consideration when making a guide an official player-created guide.
3. Backseat Moderating
There is an extra emphasis on this rule. Backseat Moderating is not permitted in any part of the forum, however this section is the most renowned for people doing it. We understand that you are here to help others out just like we are, but we appreciated that you leave the forum moderation to LS:RP Staff. If there is something that needs to be locked or handled in this section, please report the post (the exclamation mark with the yellow background) and state the issue.

Hey, this is someone else's guide your going to get banned.
Punishments: Forum warning. Temporary ban for repeated offending.
4. Official Guides
We understand that people are going to strive to make their guide the best in order to get a slot in the player created official guides category however we want to remind you that people replying is not the majority of the things we take into consideration when choosing a guide to make official.
Punishments: Forum warning. Temporary ban for repeated offending.
5. Stealing Information (Plagiarism)
You need to make sure the guides you create our your own words! You are allowed to make a guide on the same topic of a guide already created however you need to ensure that your making it from scratch and using your own knowledge (resources) in order fully construct the guide.
Punishments: Forum Ban
6. Warez
Copies of any original files from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and other product are not to be posted here. In the end, as good as your intentions might have been you are NOT allowed to post such kind of links in a public forum like this. If you are doing so you are in fact breaking a law, because such files were simply not permitted by Rockstar to be uploaded for the public. They are meant to be kept in the gta3.img and nowhere else, that just concerns the original files you might want to extract from your gta3.img to help someone.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity and malice of post.