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1. Moderators are to be treated with utmost respect. If you have any issues with Moderators, course them thru the admins (BeoR / Galadriel/ Vern) of the site or thru GlassMoon / Seducer/ Bailey privately. Persistent violations will result in a ban.

2. Posts should be composed in such a manner that respects persons of all races, religions, cultures, and sexualities. No post may contain personal attacks, as they have no proper place in discussions. The purpose of this forum is to facilitate growth, not to belittle others. This also applies to Private Messages and the Shoutbox entries. Attack the Opinion not the Person.

3. The posting of obscene content is prohibited. No user may refer other users to outside content of an obscene nature. No pornographic(NUDITY) content may be inserted in to any post. The use of harsh language(swearing, cussing, and cursing) is prohibited. Violations will most likely result in a ban.

4. When posting or creating new topics, make sure that they are in the correct forum. Off topic posts are not allowed but not strictly prohibited. Should you have an urge to write an Off-topic post, precede it with an "OT:". Senseless and irrelevant posts are discouraged. If you don't have anything to say, don't post anything at all. This refers to "No Comment" or "Wala lang pahipi lang ko" type of posts. only 3 successive OT's are allowed. Smiley posts are discouraged and will be deleted on sight. Max of 3 smiley's with post. Use smileys as scarcely as you possibly can. Each serves a particularly specific purpose, but also can be a tad annoying if used in excess.

5. Make sure that the topic you are about to start with have not been discussed already. Please use the search feature first. Any redundant topics will be locked or deleted on sight.

6. Posting topics that promote or engage in any illegal activity is strictly prohibited (ex. Selling Class A Imitiations, Clones, etc - this applies to everything: apparels, gadgets, bags, scents, accessories, etc). The illegal sharing of copyrighted material is prohibited. Posting links to sites which offers "sharing" of copyrighted materials is prohibited. Violations will most likely result in a ban.

7. No user may advertise any product or service on this message board (No recruitment style of posts, No Referrals, no selling) outside of the "Buy / Sell / Trade / Classifieds" forums. Any posts of this nature outside of the "Buy / Sell / Trade / Classifieds" forums will be deleted on sight. Persistent violations will result in a ban.

8. Do not post SPAM. SPAM includes unsolicited advertisements, flooding of the boards, inappropriate or illegal content, thread hijacking, and cross-posting of topics. Persistent violations will result in a ban. At our discretion, we will delete all posts / topics of persons engaging in the abovementioned scenarios. This also applies to Private Messages and Shoutbox entries.

9. Don't use needless or excessive usage of Line-breaks, ALL-CAPS, nested quotes "quoting of quotes" (max is 3), GIANT fonts, swearing or derogatory terms.

10. Topic Titles and Images within topics should be directly related to the subject being discussed or intended to be discussed. Images sizes should be 500 on the longest side.

11. Promotion of your website (personal or business) is strictly limited to the "Websites & Multimedia" forum. Anything outside that forum will be deleted on sight.

12. Make sure that your avatar does not violate any of the Rules and Regulations of this message board. Persistent violations will result in a ban.

13. Signatures should be limited to a reasonable size, should not contain excessive animations, does not contain advertising, should not have a URL to other sites other than those within the network of iSTORYA.NET, and should not violate any of the Rules and Regulations of this message board. Signatures have been disabled due to abuse.

14. Bumping of topics without any valid or justifiable reason is strictly prohibited.

15. Ensure that your username does not violate any of the rules

16. Do not argue with the enforcement of these Rules and Regulations. If you are requested to comply, comply. Persistent violations will result in a ban.

17. These rules are subject to change without prior notice.

18. Enjoy your stay here! If you have any problems within the forums or if there are any abusive users, please feel free to PM a moderator or click on the Report Post Button

19. Any obvious attempt to go around the rules will be dealt with accordingly (ex. posting of signatures - for non-paying members, etc.).

( revised September 4, 2008 )
( revised May 4, 2010 )
For breaking above rules you may be warned/banned appropriately!

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