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- The rules of individual forums, if any, are addendum to the general rules of www.exotanks.com.
- Administrators reserve the right to change the forum rules without prior notice and for any reason.
- All addendums and changes to the rules take effect from the moment of their announcement.
- The use of names or logins that contain obscene or offensive words, addresses of web sites or emails is strictly prohibited.
- Members must not deliberately post information that is false.
- Do not use obscene or offensive language, words and phrases or their euphemisms.
- Members should not abuse or insult anyone, directly or indirectly, or express disrespect for the forum members.
- Members must never post messages that may violate the law.
- Advertising or soliciting any products, services, funds or donations in messages, signatures or avatars without exclusive permission of the administration is strictly prohibited.
- Do not create identical threads in multiple forums.
- Do not create threads devoted to questions that are answered in FAQ.
- Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Do not create meaningless threads whose names do not reflect the gist of the problem ("Help", "SOS", "Urgent" etc.).
- Flaming is not allowed. Do not create topics that are irrelevant to the forum, or posts that are irrelevant to a topic.
- Members must not post links to illegal software (warez), cracks, serial numbers or keygens, as well as copyrighted content (books, music, video etc.).
- Members should avoid posting flooding messages that are meaningless in the current context.
- Do not use links to off topic sites in your signatures.
- No all-caps (FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE THIS), or mixed-case or "all-bolds" are allowed. This includes the malicious use of excessive formatting to draw special attention.
- Unauthorized moderating is prohibited. Members that are not moderators must avoid reproving other members.
- Members should avoid discussing or speculating upon penalties imposed by moderators or administrators.
General points in closing
- Do not use avatars that include political or religious matters. Administration reserves the right to delete them after notifying the member via PM.
- Do not create threads of political or religious nature. Administration reserves the right to delete these threads without prior notice.
- Create signatures in your native or English languages. Other members have the right to understand text written on the forum. English is considered the international language. Administration reserves the right to delete violating signatures after notifying the member via PM.
- Do not bring the thread up repeatedly if your question is not answered. Otherwise, such actions may be considered importunate and flooding.
- Use search. Read FAQ. It is likely that your problem has already been discussed earlier. This will save you and other members time.
- Be grammatically correct. Spell check your messages before posting them.
- Avoid excess quoting. This embarrasses reading and congests a thread.
- Please refrain from posting private correspondence in public areas. This will be considered off topic. Use PM instead.
- Do not copy contents of verbose web pages to your posts. Instead, use links.
- Do not post meaningless messages just to say something.
Administration and moderation
- Administrators and moderators reserve the right to edit, move, close or delete threads and posts that do not comply with the forum regulations.
- Administrators and moderators have the privileged right to interpret the forum rules in the event that forum members report about ambiguity in any of the clause of the forum rules.
- Members have the right to appeal against moderator actions taken against them. Any appeal should only be lodged with the site administrators and must be made using private message (PM).
- In all cases, the decision of the administration is final.