If there was no such thing as the law, the world would be in chaos (arguably so, anyway). So, naturally, here at eXophase.com, we have a set of rules and guidelines that you are expected to adhere to if you wish to have a problem-free, enriching experience being a part of our great community. Please be sure to read our posting guidelines, as well as these guidelines - in fact, we recommend that you read any thread found in this section of the forums. Ignorance is not a valid defense. 1. No excessive usage of profanity While we have no objection to sharing your opinions and debating a topic - in fact, we encourage it - with other members of this community, we do not tolerate any excessive profanity whatsoever. A minor or infrequent usage of profanity is permitted. If you are found to be using profanity frequently, your posts will be deemed of a flaming nature and you will be dealt with accordingly. Since the measure of excessive usage is ultimately decided by the Administration on a case by case basis, you will receive ample warning prior to being banned due to the infringement of this clause. 2. No racism, discrimination, threats or personal attacks of any kind are permitted. This is a friendly community and as such you are expected to be courteous and follow general posting etiquette. There are times when you may not agree with someone, or you've had a bad day and that's fine, we all have those days. But please, for your own benefit, leave your problems off eXophase.com. Doing so will ensure that eXophase.com is a welcoming, friendly community. 3. No distributing of any copyrighted content is allowed on this server without the copyrights' owners' approval. Requesting, posting links to or asking for help with illegally downloaded game images, commonly referred to as ISOs or ROMs, is forbidden. 4. No spamming is permitted, whatsoever. Spam is posting any content that is not within the topic of discussion, or does not contribute anything to the forums - off topic OR on topic. The definition of spam used by this community is determined by the Administration and is not open to discussion. 5. No flaming, inciting hatred or instigating flame bait is permitted. This is a friendly community and as such you are expected to be courteous and follow general posting etiquette. In general, any parties involved in a flame-fest - whether they be the instigator or the flamer, will be dealt with accordingly. The best way to stay out of trouble, with regards to flame-fests, is to not join in. 6. No selling of products or services, unless approved by a member of the administration. 7. Avatars and signatures need to be of a reasonable size. Abuse of any of these privileges will result in revocation of them. The maximum dimensions for avatars are: 135x135 pixels. The maximum file size for avatars is 380 KB. The maximum TOTAL dimensions for signatures are: 460x576 pixels. The maximum size for signatures is 1MB. You can link to your homepage or favorite site, but you can’t use it for advertising. Limit your signatures to several lines. We reserve the right to edit signatures that we consider (but not limited to): too big, flashy or inappropriate. Please be sure to read and adhere to any guidelines posted in each specific forum section. The above stated are not absolute. They are guidelines for those wanting to ensure that their stay here is a pleasant one. Reporting Posts We have staff at eXophase.com for a reason. As such, our staff will deal with any and all issues with regards to infringement of this Terms of Service. It is our duty - not yours. If you want to help out, please make use of our Reporting Posts system. The concept is simple. You report any posts infringing this Terms of Service, or any of the particular sections Rules/Regulations/Guidelines. Anytime you come about a post that does so, click on the "report" button at the bottom of the post, type the reason for the report (it BETTER be a valid one), and click Report Post. Warning: Abuse of the Reporting Posts system will not be tolerated. Doing so may result in a ban. Each member is given three chances: First offense - Warning. Second offense - Revocation of abused privileges. Third offense - Ban of a length determined by the Administration. Note: While we try to guarantee that every member is given three chances, we reserve the right to make any decision we believe is necessary to address the situation at hand up to and including, but not limited to, banning someone without warning. The staff at eXophase.com reserve the right to read any messages usually deemed private if the situation calls for it and reserve the right to edit or delete any content provided by anyone on eXophase.com. 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