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Terms & Conditions

  1. No Avatar & Custom Title Abuse.
    These are a luxury and abuse of them will result in them being lost and your account being restricted. Users may not upload or encourage others to upload avatars or links to material considered patently offensive in nature. This includes, but is not limited to: vulgar, profane, or sexually explicit language; using race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, handicap, nationality, or gender as a means of insult; using threatening, harassing, defamatory, hate-speech, or libelous language; uploading material considered pornographic, obscene, graphic, macabre, or hate speech. Voting such avatars is considered as aproval and grounds for equal punitive action.
  2. No Cursing or Swear words.
    Although we encourage you to use the news comments and forums, please refrain from using bad language especially against other people. Refrain from using inappropriate language, including language that may look, sound like, stand for, hint at, abbreviate, or insinuate profanity, hate speech (including but not limited to racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), illegal drugs/controlled substances or illegal activities (including electronic piracy). Trying to circumvent the web site foul language filter can result in immediate post deletion and later to an account ban.
    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.
  3. No Flaming
    Personal attacks such as flaming, instigating verbal abuse or mocking of members in forum posts are not tolerated at LANThrax. Such posts will be deleted on sight and 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 dealt with and shown no mercy.
  4. Use a title that describes the content of your post.
    Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention.
  5. 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. Also avoid disrupting (or attempt to) anyone else's sale attempts. If you are not interested in purchasing the item then please keep your comments to yourself. Posting claims about cheaper identical products will not pass by unnoticed and could result in penalties, especially if no solid links are provided. There is no "most frequent poster" award.
  6. LANThrax is not a support forum for affiliates or related 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 or tolerated.
  7. No spamming, Ever!
    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. 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.
  8. Do not advertise your website
    LANThrax forums should not be used to direct traffic to other people's sites. Members creating an account simply to advertise their site or their club's site will have their account terminated instantly and without warning. Veteran members who do that will be given a chance to make amends for their actions. The only exception where members are allowed to make links to their sites is in the "Web Developers Association" group threads.
  9. Do not advertise your business
    LANThrax has a dedicated "Market Square" forum that is meant to help members to sell their SECOND HAND stuff. It is NOT meant for businesses to advertise their products. Accounts created specifically for the latter purpose are particularly annoying and will be dealt with accordingly.
  10. Do not ask other members to "Like" your submission
    Posts asking members to vote or "Like" a submission made on or on other websites will be deleted on sight. Veteran members should lead by example and avoid using such tactics.
  11. LANThrax requires that members respect the decision of moderators.
    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 site bans) against the thread starter and/or participants. However, as a member you reserve the right to Private Message any moderator or administrator regarding action taken at LANThrax.
  12. Do not abuse the report system.
    While we appreciate members reporting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors (and we also award points for that), we don't appreciate rude comments or your opinion on how 'quick' staff are at handling problems around here.
  13. No alternate accounts are allowed.
    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 are automatically excluded from changing their user name. Developers of this web site might have multiple accounts that are ONLY used for testing and administrative purposes.
  14. Respect other people's privacy.
    Please avoid uploading pictures showing other people without asking their permission. Note that there is no way for the administration to know whether such pictures are posted with the consent of all those portrayed, so these will not be removed automatically. However, admin will remove such pictures on request by the subject once his/her identity is proved.
  15. Event "No Shows" will not be welcome for other events.
    Please understand that admins put a lot of thought and effort into creating fun events for all members. What we ask in return, is that if you sign up for an event, you do everything in your power to attend. If you think you cannot make it, please use the "Eject" button so that the admins have a better idea of who is coming and who is not and hence can re-organize the event accordingly. This is particularly important where teams have to be set up, or reservations have to be made. It also has a negative effect on other members where there is a limit to the amount of members that can participate. In cases where an event is on first come first served basis, no shows are actually taking the place of other members that would have otherwise made it to the event. Any members who sign up for an event but do not show up and do not even bother to inform the administration, will incur penalties ranging from being banned from future events to being banned from the community altogether (depending on previous performance).
  16. LANThrax reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time and an Administratorís word is final.

Last modified on February 24th, 2013.