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2] No bad language. Please refrain from using any offensive language. Also, do not substitute asterisks, acronyms, or use an alternative spelling or abbreviation for an obvious word in the hope that this will not get you a warning or a ban, it will.
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6] Please write in English and do not use text talk or deliberately misspelled short-cuts such as 'does any1 no wot the score is?' This is a place for intelligent debate and we ask all posters to write conventionally.
7] Avoid duplicating threads. If there is already a thread running with the topic on which you want to post, use that instead of starting a new thread. Don't worry about it not being seen as threads with the newest posts jump to the top of the board.
8] Warnings are visible on each members profile and mini profile just under your name. This is a traffic light system and increases with the number of warnings given by the moderating team. Dependant on the severity of the offence, banning from the forum (temporary or permanent) can still be implemented at any time, regardless of the number of warnings you have received. Admin's and moderators decisions are final.
9] Persistent behaviour that is deemed to be obnoxious or overbearing may well lead to a suspension and/or a ban from the forum. Due to the subjective nature of this rule it will only be invoked as a result of a majority decision by the forum moderators.
10] Messages sent by the forum's Private Message (PM) facility are also governed by these rules.
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12] One username per person please, multiple accounts are not permitted and will result in deletion of all accounts.
13] The above rules also apply to video blogs posted on this forum.
14] The Forum Admin reserve the right to make any rule amendments as they see fit, as and when deemed necessary.
15) It is a requirement of this forum that you provide a valid email address when you register, regular security checks are made and any user found to have an invalid email will either be deleted. Admin may give the user chance to provide a valid email address depending upon the circumstances.
16] New registrations will not be accepted from Bogus or proven spam email accounts due to the amount of spammers , and because generally people registering on here to just troll the board use these.
Captain Dowd signs another two year contract