We welcome you to participate in the PixelMansion Community, however as with all social circles there are a few rules you must abide by in order to maintain your active membership within these message boards.
These rules apply to the forums, comments system on our news and any blogs created here.
We are trying to provide the highest quality community experience for all of our members and following these guidelines is the best way to maintain a quality environment for all age groups. These rules are very basic and we hope that you read them fully. If we find that you break any of these rules, your account may be disabled and your posting privileges removed.
Thanks for your cooperation.
No Graphic Material of either a macabre or pornographic nature.
Any posts or links to such content will not be tolerated. We are a forum for all ages and expect posts to be family / work friendly.
No Illegal Software/Copyrighted Discussion.
Discussions involving warez, cracks, security circumvention, using torrents for downloading copyrighted or illegal material is strictly prohibited. This includes music files or other unauthorized software. Asking for help in doing so will cause warns or suspensions of accounts.
The following punishments may be applied to your account following infractions:
Posting a link to pirated software/film/tv/music. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
Suggesting (overtly endorsing) that somebody pirate material. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
Requesting assistance in pirating material. = SNIP POST + WARNING LEVEL RAISE
Posting screenshots that show obviously pirated material (e.g. someone's uTorrent download screen) = SNIP POST + PM and/or ZERO LEVEL WARN
Openly discussing pirated material (e.g. z0mg - new episode of Lost was amazing!! BitTorrent FTW!) = SNIP POST + PM and/or ZERO LEVEL WARN
Repeat offenders of the above examples will eventually be restricted from posting all together.
No Cursing or Swear Words.
We encourage you to use our communities as a forum to debate topics, but please use proper adjectives to express yourself. We do not tolerate circumvention of our word filter or abuse upon another member. As stated above, we are a forum for all ages and expect posts to be family / work friendly.
No Racism, Threatening, No Victimization or Hateful Posts / Retaliation
If you are a long standing member, act like one; lead by example and assist other newer users rather than attacking them. We look upon our veteran users to use this opportunity to teach the newer users the appropriate way to conduct themselves in this community.
No Personal Attacks or Retaliation
Personal attacks such as instigating "flame bait", verbal abuse, mocking or sexist remarks of members in posts are not tolerated at PixelMansion. Such posts will be deleted on sight or moderated accordingly.
As above, if you are a long standing member, act like one. Lead by example and assist other newer members rather than attacking them. Members that reply to posts simply to instigate argument will be warned / suspended from forum areas.
Post On Topic.
Please post on topic and within the subject area of the subforum. If your topic does not fit, please use our General Discussions area. If you have questions on the correct content area, please PM a moderator.
Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention to your post. This is an English speaking site, and we expect all posts to be in English. Links must resolve to other English speaking sites.
No Unacceptable Forum or News Comments.
While some members feel that post count is important, there are some posts that we feel do not contribute to the community in any way what-so-ever. If you wish to direct a fellow member to something that has already been posted, please do so in a courteous manner. Unacceptable posts include (but are not limited to):
"old news" or anything similar
"first post" or anything similar
"(insert product or brand) sucks" or anything similar
"I posted this in BPN x days ago!!!" or anything similar
Do not post links to exploits, malware, or websites that produce undesired effects to our members.
This includes browser crashes, multiple pop-up screens, DOS attacks, or similar results. Links will be removed, threads closed, and members will be warned or suspended.
No Avatar & Custom Title Abuse.
These are a site courtesy and abuse of them will result in them being lost and your account being restricted. We also have Sig Guidelines: Signatures will be limited to 600x150, do not link to other sites or commercial endeavors outside the forum.
PixelMansion Is Not A Support Forum For Other Sites.
Comparing, judging the content/value or raising the opinion of other sites, recruiting members or staff, bad mouthing (or victimizing) & negative discussion about non/affiliate site issues on our forums is neither wanted nor tolerated. Promotion of individual member sites or blogs will be deleted on sight.
Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, be it off topic or on topic. Examples include: empty bodies, bodies with few words that have no relation to the current thread or discussion and those posts that state they are spam, either to annoy, advertise or increase a member's post count. Users may not use news item comments to advertise or promote another product. Resurrecting old forum posts is also not appreciated unless it serves a worthy cause to the forum. This determination is made by the forum Moderator or Administrator and is not up for discussion.
Respect Moderator Decisions.
Threads and posts questioning the actions or decisions of forum moderations will be deleted on sight, and the appropriate action taken (up to and including forum bans) against the thread starter and/or participants. However, as a member you reserve the right to PM any moderator, supervisor or administrator regarding action taken at PixelMansion.
Use the PixelMansion Reporting System Properly.
Do not abuse the report system. While we appreciate members reporting bad behavior, or posts, please do not use this system to post rude comments or retaliate against other members. Reported posts will be handled as soon as possible.
No Alternate Accounts.
Should you be disciplined with a restriction or ban, you are not allowed to open a new account to obtain freedom to post. Restrictions and bans are given for a reason, and usurping that ability by re-registering is not tolerated. If another account is opened, that account will be banned immediately, and the original account will be further penalized. Anyone who has warnings on their account is automatically excluded from changing their user name.
PixelMansion reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time and an Administrator's word is final.
Note: Any infraction of these guidelines will result in a warning being placed against your PixelMansion account.