(Updated on 2011-09-27)
1. Do not spam or self-promote in the forums.
These forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or
other web sites or posts with little, no or completely unrelated content.
Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Doing so is a waste of time.
Your account will be banned permanently and your posts will be deleted.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
2. Do not post "Free " threads
Posting pyramid scams (such as free iPods, LCDs etc.) is forbidden. All such posts/signatures will be edited or deleted. Any new users posting scams will be banned permanently; contributing users will either be warned or temporarily banned.
3. Do not cross post questions
Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally oneforum which is most suitable in which to post your question.
If you're not sure where to post, ask a moderator first.
4. Do not post copyright-infringing material
Do not upload, attach, or otherwise post any copyrighted material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you have a question about having permission to post or attach a specific item, please ask a moderator.
We do not condone nor accept posts pertaining to illegal activities such as hacking, cracking, warez, or spam.
Any posts or threads found in violation of this rule will be edited or deleted, and the poster warned or possibly banned; at the moderation team's discretion.
5. Do not post "offensive" posts, links or images
Do not post anything which is offensive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, obscene, vulgar or in violation of local or international laws.
6. Do not PM users asking for help
Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum.
7. Remain respectful of other users, moderators and administrators at all times
All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.
However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule. Doing otherwise will get your account banned temporarily, or permanently if the situation becomes severe enough (this will be left to the discretion of the moderation team).
General Forum Questions
1. Am I allowed more than one account at saxonwarrior.com?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account at saxonwarrior.com forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. By creating a new account, you are making the banning/warning system pointless. Your new accounts will be permanently banned. IP's are logged for purposes of controlling abuse.
If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address may well be blocked from the forums. If you then start to register using differnet IP addresses, we reserve the right to take legal action against you. Using proxy servers will not get you anywhere.
2. What happens if I break a rule?
If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. If you are given an official warning, using the built-in warning system, a further warning within the next 30 days will result in a temporary ban which will last 7 days. If you are not given an official warning, a user note may be added to your account and the incident may be logged for future reference.
While a ban will normally involve only a ban of your user account, in extreme circumstances, please be aware that it is also possible to block your IP address from the website and forums.
The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close and thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
3. What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators using the red triangle "Report Bad Post" link, which appears in the top right-hand corner of every post. This report will be sent to all moderators of that particular forum, who will respond to the incident as quickly as possible.
4. Where can I find out who is in charge?
The Forum Moderators page displays all the moderators and administrators of the forum.
When in doubt, ask a moderator about the topic of your thread or post. They will be able to tell you if it violates the rules or not. If your thread or post is removed and you do not recieve an email or PM about it, then ask a moderator why it was removed. Do not re-post your thread or start another one complaining about your thread being removed.
Signature and Avatar Guidelines
One of the perks of continued membership is having a custom signature for your posts. The contents of your signature must be acceptible for our community, and shall not contain any profanity, vulgarity, or insults/disparaging comments to our community or its members. In addition, comments and/or links that represent direct competition are not allowed. Once you have been a member at saxonwarrior.com for 30 days and have 30 posts, you will have the ability to include a signature in your post and upload an avatar to your profile. Your signature will be shown only on your first post on each page of a thread, to avoid clutter.
* Keep your signature in good taste, the contents of your signature must be acceptable for the community: no vulgarity, lewd men/women, profanity or insults to other community members.
* If you use an image as your signature, it should be chosen from the supplied library of avatar images available in your profile section.
* If you don't want to use an image in your signature, you can have up to six lines of text (with a maximum font size of 2).
* Do not include spam, harassing links or affiliate links in your signature.
* Comments and/or links that represent direct competition are not allowed.
* Do not create fake signatures. If you are not yet entitled to having a signature (because you have not been here for 30 days or don't have 30 posts) you are not allowed to create a fake signature, where you post the same text or links at the bottom of every post. Your posts may be edited and you may receive a warning.
Any signature violating these rules will be considered spam. The signature will be deleted and the offending member will be addressed by our moderators.
Registration to this forum is free whaen you join the website community! By using our forums (this includes but is not limited to signing up as a member or even browsing our forums without signing up) you agree to the following:
The owner, administrators, and moderators of saxonwarrior.com Forums will not be held liable for any objectionable messages posted on this forum, ownership and liability lie with the original poster of the message in question. It is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and NOT saxonwarrior.com and neither the owners of saxonwarrior.com Forums, nor Pureserver Limited, (hosting company of saxonwarrior.com) will be held responsible for the content of any message, regardless of what the message says or implies or any posts replying to said message.
You warrant that by registering for our forums, or simply just browsing our forums, you will indemnify saxonwarrior.com from any and all legal liability both civil, criminal, or otherwise. Any legal proceedings brought against saxonwarrior.com or its owner must be originated in the United Kingdom. You warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of saxonwarrior.com Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason but are not compelled to do so unless they deem it to be necessary.
Specific Forum Rules
The rules and guidelines found in this document cover all forum categories within this site. In addition, some of the forums may have additional rules and guidelines that apply specifically. Before posting in any forum, check for any sticky posts containing additional rules.
General Posting Guidelines
Necessary because a lot of people come in and post threads without thinking, and without realizing that there is no possible way they could get help because of the way they posted the question. Here are some general guidelines.
USE SEARCH FIRST!
There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique problem that it has been addressed on this forum before (or even hundreds of times before for some issues).
Use the forum's search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It's easy to search - just click the "Search" button at the top right of the page.
Don't use stupid topic names
Post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT. Don't use attention getting subjects. They don't get attention.
Editing and Deleting Your Posts
Due to security issues and the need to ensure the quality of our knowledgebase, we have had to impose a 30 minute limit on the ability for regular users to EDIT thier posts. What this means, is that users have the ability to edit thier own posts immediately after creating it and 30 minutes after posting.
If for some reason, a user needs a post changed after it is locked, a moderator can assist them to make the necessary changes.
This also means, as a rule, that we do not remove or delete content from our forums. So, before you post, consider this rule.