#1 Warez-BB is aimed at a general audience. This means our site is designed for 13 year olds and older. Everything must be aimed at this year level and older. Explicit, vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, porn and so forth is not allowed.
#2 Do not mini-mod. We'd like to encourage and thank members to use the report button but not add their own criticism.
#3 All publicly displayed messages are limited to English only. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles, other forms of public display.
#1 Members who disobey the rules will be warned or banned depending on what the moderator believes is the appropriate punishment.
#2 Members can be warned a maximum of three times. On the third the member will be immediately banned. This does not mean that you have to have a warning to get banned, moderators may ban you without warnings depending on the offense.
#3 A warning can have a time bomb unless you're banned. If a time bomb is set, your warning will automatically expire after a certain number of days.
If you believe you do not deserve the warn please contact an admin. Talking back to the moderator who gave you the warning with no sense of respect will lead to further warnings.
Posting Etiquette (manners)
#1 All topics must contain a full description.
#2 Treat others positively and with respect. Flaming other members or other forums will lead to a warning, possibly even a ban.
#3 Topics must be submitted to the relevant forums. Please read the forum descriptions before posting.
#4 Topic titles must be descriptive.
A good example is "Help needed with game".
A bad example is "HEEEEELP!".
#5 Bumping is allowed provided that the reply has relevant information that is useful to the continuance of the topic. Short intervals of bumps is not allowed to bump the topic up onto the first page by the same person.
Allowed: A topic discusses a news event. The topic's discussion has died but there is new striking evidence to turn thoughts around. A reply with such information that is relevant and useful is allowed.
Allowed: Requests may only be bumped once every 48 hours since the last reply.
Disallowed: A one-liner reply with the words "lol".
Disallowed: Bumping topics continuously to get them up to the first few pages.
#6 Double posting of the same links may lead to a warning, especially if you have your own independent topic for a set of links and yet still post the same links in related topics with the intention of gaining exposure.
Also use the edit button when altering your reply if you're the last to post in the topic.
#7 Images must be hosted on image hosting websites.
#8 Content of posts should not be explicit, offensive, shocking, discussions of demerit commodities or pornographic unless it is posted in an educational sense. Content which is inhumane or unethical to be viewed by ages below 13 years old is not allowed.
Mainly for movies: Mainstream horror, gore, bloody movies are allowed. Videos such as bum fights, real death scenes, cruelty to animals, or anything which is just indecent/sick is not allowed.
Disallowed: Hacking, fraud, drug related, porn, political/religious discussions even if educational.
#9 All links must be coded - including internal links, for e.g:
#10 No topic hijacking (going off topic).
Code: Select all
Link placed inside here
#11 Requesting mirrors is allowed in topics as long it is requested in a polite manner.
#12 You must add tags in all topic titles within the Games and Movies forums and their sub forums.
A [HTTP] tag is added to the beginning of the topic title if there is a http:// link in the post. If you would like more examples please go into those forums to have a look.
#13 Post count milestones may be posted at 500, afterwards only in increments of 1000 up to 5000 and then at 10K - 15K - 20K and so on.
#14 Removal of moderated messages is not allowed.
#15 Posting serial numbers or license keys in messages is not allowed.
#1 You may only promote your website once.
#2 If you choose to post a link it should benefit everyone and must not be a site of the following categories:
Web hosting. Referrals. Affiliation. Warez forums. Sites that require registration, subscription or a fee to access. Sites that contain links that can be posted here but poster requires users to go their own links to benefit from advertising.
#3 Passwords that advertise other sites is allowed provided that they are required. If the passwords are not required the poster will be punished as a spamming member.
#4 All topics with a never-ending plot will be locked after 500 replies. We do not want to spoil the fun however if the topic is locked and another similar topic with the same plot is posted again, the newly created topic will also be locked.
#5 Excessive posting of similar messages to increase post count is not allowed.
#6 You may not have links advertising other websites within your signature.
Trade and Requests
#1 The trade and exchange of goods and services is not allowed through the medium of money. Only bartering (trading without money) is allowed.
The selling of cheap Rapidshare, Megashares, etc accounts are not allowed.
#2 You must have at least a post count of 10 to request.
#3 The staff are not liable for any loss caused through an exchange; the person not honoring their side of the transaction would be an example of this.
#1 All rules apply in regard to private messaging.
Avatars and Signatures
#1 All rules apply to avatars and signatures.
#2 The total maximum dimensions for images/text in a signature is 500px (width) by 200px (height) horizontally only.
#3 Signatures can only be 100KB or less in total file size.
#4 All avatars should follow General Board-wide #1 rule.
#5 All usernames should not exceed 15 characters, and may not refer to a email or any web site - use good taste here.
#1 Sticky Requests: Please do not request a post to be stickied. If there is room to sticky an exceptional post we will do so, only room for six stickies per forum. Topics which use a poll to petition a sticky are not allowed.
#2 To have your username changed please PM a Super Moderator instead of Admins.
#3 Asking any staff member if you can be a part of the staff will hinder your chance of ever becoming one. The same applies for VIP as well.
#4 All forum rules apply to each members profile, no referrers, no porn links, no warez forums.
Our aim at Warez-BB.site is to respect and protect your private life. As a result of this we would like you to know that if you are quoted in an article or if you appear in a photograph or picture, and you feel that this is infringing on your private life then we ask you to contact us immediately and we will do our best to resolve the situation as soon as possible.
We also guarantee you that we will never release at any time any private information regarding your e-mail address, IP address or any personal information you provide to us to any outside authority or source, including professionals and individuals.
As Warez-BB.site is such a large forum any personal information that you do supply about yourself will be shared amongst the staff members only. This is for safety reasons and will also enable us to continue to moderate the forum in the same professional manner as we do now.