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« on: December 18, 2003, 08:01:37 AM »

Below is the last draft of the rules, if you do have any questions, comments or suggestions about them you can post below or PM/email one of the admins.

Board-wide Policies

1. Forum rules

1. Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting.
2. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated.
3. Members should remember this board is a primarily QB place and people worldwide visit because of QB/programming. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated.
4. Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Anything posted excessively or of a commercial nature will be removed.
5. Although this board will tolerate debate on almost any topic, any debate that is about a "sensitive" topic (think religion, race etc), or any debate that users turn into a "sensitive" debate, will be locked.. This does not mean they can not be discussed but rather they need to be discussed carefully. If these topics get out of hand due to inappropriate posts/etc they will be locked or removed.
6. The moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to the moderators and not users.
7. Members should note this board is maintained on a voluntary basis. No admin receives payment of any kind for time spent here. Users should therefore not post demanding anything, holding the admin accountable for problems with the board etc.
8. A thread you start is considered "controlled" (albeit in a limited way) by you. You may request a thread you start locked at any time, and when an admin sees this request they will take it into consideration and grant your request providing there is little reason not to. You also control how "off topic" a thread can get, and you may quote this as a valid reason for locking a thread

2. Signatures

1. Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, warez, emoticons, etc. You may include images in your signature, but no more than three, and no larger than 80 pixels high (in total).
2. Links are permitted in signatures. Links are included within the text and image limits above. Links to offensive sites may be subject to removal.

3. Avatars

1. Users are permitted to upload an avatar or to link to one of their own. User defined avatars are to be no larger than 150 pixels square, contain no excessive animation, may not exceed 15KB in filesize and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).
2. Avatars are subject to the same conditions as posts with respect decency, etc.

4. Policing

1. Qbasicnews operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences in a three month period. If the need arises for a fourth warning a temporary ban will be put in place of between 1 to 7 days.
2. Arguing with moderators after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Should this exceed three strikes a temporary ban will be put in place as above.
3. Users who feel that they have been unfairly been given a warning by an admin may contact another admin with their concerns, however do not contact the admin who warned you, they will interpret that as arguing! While the other admin will read your complaint and discuss it with the other admins, this is no guarantee that a warning/ban will be reversed.
4. Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account of evade an email ban. Circumvention includes posting as an anonymous user.
5. An exception to the three strike rule applies when users contact moderators personally (via any method) and post insulting, indecent or vulgar material. Such users may be subject to an immediate permanent ban.
6. Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While we may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.

EDIT: Updated avatar size
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 12:24:30 PM »

Nice, I like these rules =D. But you must add some tolerance in the avatar rules. For example the size shouldnt be 100x100 exactly. A little tolerance of say 10% should be allowed. A persons avatar shouldnt be disallowed or disapprove cuz its 101x101pix Wink.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2003, 12:30:03 PM »

Ahem BBQ, your avatar is just a little over 10% more than 100px! COUGH::160x122::COUGH
meehehe  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2003, 12:32:02 PM »

Once these rules are enforced I will see to it that my avatar size is reduced.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2003, 04:52:38 PM »

If there aren't complaints we can increase the size of the avatar. In 1024x768 your avatar isn't too bad, but I can't say for people in lower resolutions.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2003, 08:16:07 PM »

Who needs an avatar bigger than 100px square anyway? Note the optimum word here: needs. Would anyone with a larger avatar feel injusticed if we set the size at 100px square?

TBBQ: why don't you think of it as a 90.909..px square avatar with 10% tolerance Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2003, 08:51:16 PM »

Quote from: "wildcard"
If there aren't complaints we can increase the size of the avatar. In 1024x768 your avatar isn't too bad, but I can't say for people in lower resolutions.


i have 800x600 and the avatar looks fine dear. I'm using the smartdark skin and it all fits inside the window. (12" viewable area) Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2003, 11:20:12 PM »

Quote from: "TheBigBasicQ"
Nice, I like these rules =D. But you must add some tolerance in the avatar rules. For example the size shouldnt be 100x100 exactly. A little tolerance of say 10% should be allowed. A persons avatar shouldnt be disallowed or disapprove cuz its 101x101pix Wink.
Altho your avatar is fine on my 800x600 too. I don't think blurring the rules would do any good. As the rule might as well say 101x101px with 0% tolerence Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2003, 01:36:29 PM »

Quote from: "oracle"
Who needs an avatar bigger than 100px square anyway? Note the optimum word here: needs. Would anyone with a larger avatar feel injusticed if we set the size at 100px square?

TBBQ: why don't you think of it as a 90.909..px square avatar with 10% tolerance Wink


Oracle you suck at being an admin.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2003, 05:41:24 PM »

Even at 640x480 the avatar's no big deal. Although anyone who uses 640x480 nowadays isn't worth considering. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2003, 06:20:13 PM »

We're going to increase the size of the avatars. Its not clear how much yet, but probably upto to 120-150 range.
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2003, 08:43:12 PM »

Quote from: "TheBigBasicQ"
Oracle you suck at being an admin.


Is that right. Just because you can't get your way?.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2003, 09:11:42 PM »

Settle down, geeks Tongue  :lol:  :rotfl:
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2003, 08:40:09 AM »

Ok, the avatar size has been increased to 150x150.

adosorken: You wouldn't happen to be a diplomat, would you? ;-)
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2003, 11:57:13 AM »

Quote from: "oracle"
Quote from: "TheBigBasicQ"
Oracle you suck at being an admin.


Is that right. Just because you can't get your way?.


There you go again. All I did was suggested. Do you consider that as trying to get ones way?

Also have you lost your glasses or something? Didnt you see this post:
Quote from: "TheBigBasicQ"
Once these rules are enforced I will see to it that my avatar size is reduced.
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