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Forum Rules

Forum Rules
1. General Forum Rules:
Do not:
  1. Flame or insult other members.
  2. Intentionally post useless or otherwise inappropriate responses to threads.
  3. Abuse or encourage abuse of the Reputation, Post Reporting, or Private Messaging Systems
  4. Bump threads. If a thread is over a week old, do not reply to it unless necessary.
  5. Derail a thread's topic.
  6. Post links to phishing/malware infested sites.
  7. Use excessive profanity, this means you can say a naughty word (this is the internet) but keep it fair. Don't go over the top.
  8. Post spam (i.e. +1, 10char, rickrolls) or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content.
  9. Repetitively post in the incorrect forum (example: TF2 threads in the General section).
  10. Openly argue with a moderator. Contact the Moderator via a private message.
  11. Share your account. Forum accounts are intended for the use by one person.
  12. Create alternate, backup, or multiple accounts.
  13. Publicly post or otherwise share PMs with other users unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. Private Messages are intended to be just that - private.
  14. Abusing our trade forum reputation system will result in a forum ban. This system is in place to help users earn trust. Don't abuse it.
2. The following posts are strictly off limits, including in external links:
  1. Porn, gross stuff, or anything else not safe for work (Unless in the correct forum)
  2. Piracy, warez, Leaked content.
  3. *Any* discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from our Forums.
  4. Cheating, hacking, game exploits.
  5. Explanations of map exploits.
  6. Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke.
  7. Soliciting, begging, auctioning, selling, advertising, referrals (Selling is allowed in the trade forums).
  8. Racism, discrimination.
  9. Drugs/Substance abuse.
  10. Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads.
3. No Backseat Moderating:
Please don't be a backseat moderator. It's unhelpful and annoying. If there is content you do not think follows our rules, report it and a moderator will deal with it accordingly.

4. Report Post to the Moderators:
Should you observe a fellow forum member breaking these rules please report the post by clicking the Report button.

5. Repeat offenders:
Users who are found to be repeat offenders will be removed from the forums.

6. Notice for VIPs:
VIP members are not protected in any special way. If you break our rules, you WILL get banned.