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General Posting Guidelines
I just made a thread, where did it go?
I feel that a user is being rude to me. What do I do?
What are badges and what is the Badge Shop?
What is "ACS"?
Are smilies and BBCode supported?
Board Specific tags (non-BBcode [tags] and other substitutions)
What's this IRC thing I keep hearing about?
Can I register more than one account?
How do I get a layout?
What are we not allowed to do in our custom CSS layouts?
How do I get a custom title?
Items and the Item Shop
&Tags& (Amp tags)
What are avatars & mood avatars?
Are private messages supported?
What is the calendar for?
What do the username colours mean?
|General Posting Guidelines:
||Posting on a message forum is generally relaxed. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind when posting.
Acmlmboard follows the "Three Strike Rule". This means if you have been warned twice by staff for whatever reason, your third notice will be a ban and a reason, coupled with a ban length. Each time you are given a "strike", you will receive a PM from a staff member stating so. This PM will also include a link to the post in question and a reason for the warning. Your third strike will come with a ban. Ban lengths are as follows:
Please note that these ban lengths are "soft" and may be changed and/or deviated from by staff at their discretion. Decisions made regarding length will not be negotiable. If you have been banned but not warned, let a member of staff know.
Following one rule doesn't mean your post is automatically acceptable. If it is distasteful, repugnant, or offensive, then don't post it.
If your post is seen by staff to incite drama, put down others, have negative connotations/bad attitude, or otherwise find fault therein, they have absolute right in deciding what to do with it and with you.
IRC is IRC, and the board is the board, and there's a distinct level of separation between the two. However, we acknowledge that they are closely related and will make decisions based on your actions from both mediums of this community. This means if you're prone to being rude on IRC, and then rude on the board, it will most likely be considered when determining disciplinary action.
The use of CSS usage to change your username colour, impersonate being staff, or similar is forbidden. Any alteration to one's username (font, icon etc) fake custom titles, and other additional text in a non-post field are under discretion of the the staff. Likewise, use of CSS that changes the board layout, others' posts or anything outside of your own post is forbidden. Failure to do so can result in deletion of your post layout, or even disabling the feature on your account altogether.
If you don't like this place, or cannot deal with decisions or conversations had here, you will be offered no compensation and you will not be given any explanations herewith. This is a free service; so you are not entitled to anything contained herein, nor are you entitled to anything from any other party.
|I just made a thread, where did it go?
||It was probably moved or deleted by a staff member. If it was deleted, please make sure your thread meets the criteria we have established. If it was moved, look into the other forums and consider why it was moved there. If you have any questions, PM a staff member.
||I feel that a user is being rude to me. What do I do?
||Stay cool. Don't further disrupt the thread by responding at all to the rudeness. Let a member of staff know with a link to the offending post(s). Please note that responding to the rudeness is promoting flaming, which is a punishable offense.
||What are badges and what is the Badge Shop?
||Badges are special trinkets that a user gathers through special means. You can acquire them from staff, meeting special requirements, or even find them somewhere. For example; sometimes special contests will be held, with a badge given for those who participate and/or win said competition. The badge shop allows you to use the RPG coins you get from posting to buy badges. Some badges may even have a special effect when they are in your possession!
||What is "ACS"?
||ACS stands for Acmlm Champion Series. It is an ongoing posting contest which is found in General Chat. All general posting rules apply.
||Are smilies and BBCode supported?
||There are some smilies here, a chart is below to show what smilies are supported.
Likewise, a selection of BBCode is supported. See the chart below.
|What's this IRC thing I keep hearing about?
||If you have an IRC client like mIRC, you can join a chatroom hosted by the Acmlmboard community. All crazy kinds of things can happen there, but will you take the plunge? Connect to the server irc.nolimitzone.com and join the channel. Mibbit is a great client to start with if you don't know what you're doing.
||Can I register more than one account?
||No, you may not. Most uses for a secondary account tend to be to bypass bans. The the most common non-malicious use is to have a different name, and we have another feature will allow this cleanly.
||How do I get a layout?
||You must code one yourself. Sometimes there are others who might be willing to help you with your layout. If your layout is bad, you may find it deleted by a staff member. Make sure that when you design your layout, it isn't hard to read and doesn't stretch the tables.
||What are we not allowed to do in our custom CSS layouts?
||While we allow very open and customizable layouts and side bars, we have a few rules that will be strictly enforced. Please read them over and follow them. Loss of post layout privileges will be enacted for those who are repeat offenders. If in doubt ask a member of staff. Staff has discretion in deciding violations. This list is expected to be updated regularly, so please make sure to stay up to date.
The following are not allowed:
|How do I get a custom title?
||Custom titles are titles you can use in addition to, or in place of the ranks provided by the board. There are three ways to get them:
The custom title is a reward for being an active member of the community. Use of the custom title to impersonate staff, or to flame members/staff may result in the loss of custom title.
||The RPG stats are based on your post count. Currently they are purely cosmetic. They were a part of a forum battle system developed by Acmlm.
||Items and the Item Shop
||Items are equipment that is actually a part of the RPG stat system. Like in an RPG equipment can boost your stats. An item shop allows you to use the RPG coins you get from posting to buy items and equipment. However, it doesn't currently matter what your stats are since they don't do anything right now, as said above.
||The syndromes are an old Acmlmboard tradition carried over from the first version. Syndrome are triggered when you reach the amount of posts posted per day listed in the table below.
|&Tags& (Amp tags)
||amp tags (or &tags&) are tags that allow you to put some of for your profile and RPG stats in a post. They can be incorporated into a layout or used once in a post.
|What are avatars & mood avatars?
||Avatars are a form of display picture which appears beside your posts and in your profile. Likewise, a mood avatar allows you to display a different picture as opposed to the one specified in your profile.
||Are private messages supported?
||Yes. Your private message inbox is represented by an envelope icon which is highlighted green when you have unread messages. Likewise, you may send a user a message from here, or alternatively use "Send Private Message" from the user's profile.
||The search feature is used to search the forum posts and threads for whatever you may be looking for. It has the ability to be filtered by forum and user it was posted by.
||What is the calendar for?
||The calendar lists user birthdays and special board events.
||What do the username colours mean?
They reflect the gender setting and group of the user.|
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