RealHibs.net - Forum Rules

In order to keep these forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Staff Members.

General Rules

  • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Site Staff's decision is final in these matters.
  • Opinions will always vary but each user's opinions are also valid. Please show respect for this and feel free to persuade them on your argument with the above rule in mind.
  • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
  • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, article comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
  • We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate GGTTH.com community standards. The GGTTH.com team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
  • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
  • While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competitor's sites however we will not tolerate blatant adverts. Also, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other boards.
  • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
  • Posts arguing about site policies are not allowed. You can send an email via the Contact Us form if you have issue with site policies.
  • Posts discussing moderator actions are also not allowed.
  • Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
  • You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
  • You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
  • Private Messages should be considered to be Private! Private Message discussions posted in the forums will be deleted.
  • As there is no 'text to post' functionality on GGTTH.com, there is no need for 'text speak'. Posts containing 'text speak' may be deleted without warning.
  • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums are a privilege and not a right.

Links in signatures must follow these guidelines

  • Linking to a commercial product/service is not allowed. If you wish to link to a commercial product/service, please contact the Admins via the Contact Us form for information on placing an advert on the site.
  • A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate GGTTH.com community standards. The GGTTH.com team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
  • Duplicate links to the same URL in a signature are not allowed.
  • All signatures must be made in English

Avatars

  • Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry.

Signature Size Limits

All signatures should not exceed the following limits

  • You can't have both text and images in your sig
  • For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
  • For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
  • Animated images in a signature are not allowed

Moderation

Although the administrators and moderators of GGTTH.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of GGTTH.com, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc.. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of GGTTH.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Staff Disputes

Any disputes with the staff of GGTTH.com will be handled in private through the Private Message System. If you wish to escalate any issue with staff then please visit Message the 'GGTTH Admin' account.

Addendum

We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.

Administration Responsibilities & Privacy

The Administration & Moderation team at GGTTH.com will not:

  • Access your Private Messages unless, and only in the case of, a court order is received requiring that information be made available
  • Sell or make available your username, email address or IP Address to any third party unless, and only in the case of, a court order is received requiring that information be made available

Members of the Administration and Moderation team will NOT Infract or Ban a user without a written explanation being given to the account owner. Copies of any message will be saved within our Administration area and can be obtained by sending an email via the Contact Us form.