1. DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS.
If you feel the need to capitalize a few word or sentences to make a point, that's fine. BUT PLEASE DON'T TYPE YOUR WHOLE GODDAM POST IN CAPS! IT'S hugging ANNOYING!
2. Punctuation and proper capitalization are your friends.
if you want people to take you seriously it helps to throw in some commas and periods every once in awhile theyre not hard to find and they make your posts looks much nicer it also helps people figure out where your sentences begin and end so its a good idea im not going to be a grammar nazi but please put forth some effort ok
3. Oh, one more thing...
You are not Detective Columbo. If you forget to say something in a reply, don't post a new one directly after it. Instead, you should EDIT your original post.
4. Picture size
Please be respectful of others and do not stretch out windows with unnecessarily large pictures. Any picture with a width exceeding 800 pixels is considered too large. If an image you want to post is too large, you have two options:
1. If you have uploaded the image somewhere yourself, resize it and try again.
2. If the image is hotlinked, resize it using HTML...although I don't know how to do this myself
5. And while we're on the subject of images...
Offensive images are not allowed on these forums. Any image containing sex, bodily waste, graphic violence, or graphic nudity shall be deemed offensive. Disturbing medical photos are also not permitted.
6. Banned word and phrases
The following words and phrases are banned: ima, prolly, Carson Daly is not a homo, sammich. If you break this rule, expect a polite but firm written warning.
7. Don't bump old topics for no reason.
Sooner or later, all threads die. That's just the way things go. When new members join the forums, there is inclination to jump into as many topics as possible. And while that is certainly encouraged, please do not revive threads that have been dead for a month or more unless you can contribute something new and interesting to the conversation. It is considered bad etiquette to revive old threads, especially topical ones.
8. Try to stay on the topic at hand.
Much like conversations, threads have a tendency to wander away from the original topic. Please try to avoid this as much as possible. This rule will NOT be strictly enforced, but be aware that the moderators can split offtopic posts into new threads as they see fit.
9. Be patient with your fellow forum members.
Although this site is written in English, the internet is an international community and English is not everyone's first language. Consequently, these forums receive visitors from all corners of the world. Please be considerate of others and do not mock them simply because their English isn't great. These forums have had a few bad eggs whose poor English skills and idiotic opinions turned them into nuisances, but please do not judge all foreigners based on these assholes.
10. Don't be dicks to each other.
Try to avoid petty name calling and heavy petting. These things can be entertaining sometimes, provided they don't get too malicious. Don't cross the line.
11. No racial slurs.
The use of racial slurs will not be tolerated in the Chute.
12. Don't re-edit modded posts.
From time to time, the moderators will edit posts that violate the forum guidelines. You will not always agree with our decisions and if you ever feel that one of your posts has been unjustly modded and should be changed back, you can private message an admin and make your case. .
13. Relevance: It's What's For Dinner
When creating a new topic, please give it a title that accurately describes the subject matter enclosed therein. Topic titles like "What the hell?" and "Oh my god!" are vague and unacceptable.
14. Don't be sluts.
Creating new topics just for the intention of raising post counts is silly. Silliness is encouraged, granted it's funny, don't cross the line of funny and whoring.
Click here to view the T.O.S for the entire site/game http://www.starportgame.com/sgeforum/viewtopic.php?t=4290
This is April O'Neil signing off!
EDIT: Locked/Changed to an announcement for obvious reasons.