Welcome to Totse 2. Like Totse, there will be some site-wide rules in an attempt to maintain a sense of order and prevent annoyance. Violations of these rules will result in a ban at the discretion of a mod or admin. The admins of this site are myself (Idiosyncrasy), easy-e, and Ghost Prototype.
All users are in a moderated usergroup when they first join. Until you have at least 3 posts, you will only be able to make new threads in Introduction, or Help and Suggestions. These three posts can be made anywhere on the site but please do not bump old threads unless you are actually contributing to them. The script runs every 10 minutes to move new users out of the moderated usergroup so please be patient.
You can be banned for anything that a mod or an admin sees fit. We do not have a complete set of set-in-stone rules, so discretion is the main player. If you disagree with a ban from a mod, PM or email an admin with your dispute.
We use an infraction system. Our mods use their best judgement on if a post deserves an infraction. If you get 10 points your account will be banned until they expire. A mod can also choose to give you a regular ban instead for more serious or recurring violations. If you aquire 20 infractions your account will be automatically permabanned.
There may arise some occasions that we may make exceptions to specific rules under specific conditions. If in doubt, PM a moderator / admin for clarification before making your post.
You may be infracted for the following:
- Harassment Lvl 1 - 1 point, 5 days
- Off Topic Post Lvl 1 - 1 point, 5 days
- Multiposting Lvl 1 - 1 point, 10 days
- Bumping Old Threads Lvl 1 - 1 point, 10 days
- Harassment Lvl 2 - 2 points, 10 days
- Off Topic Post Lvl 2 - 2 points, 10 days
- Multiposting Lvl 2 - 2 points, 10 days
- Bumping Old Threads Lvl 2 - 3 points, 10 days
- Spamming text or images - 3 Points, 10 days
- Posting torrents or links to other illegal or copyrighted material. 5 points, 10 days
- Posting personal info of other users. 5 points, 10 days
You will be banned for the following:
- CP (child porn)
- Unapproved advertisements
- Multiple accounts
- Ban Evasion
- Hijacking, Denying service to, or otherwise attempting to deface the site's content, members, or services.
- Selling or advertising the sale of illegal material / advertising outside of the designated marketplace subforum.
- If you post a thread that is not fitting in a sub forum, it may be locked, moved, or closed by a mod.
- If you see a user that you think needs a ban, contact a mod/admin about it. There may not always be one around to immediately catch things, so feel free to bring these issues to our attention.
- If you repeatedly violate a rule, or if we think you are just bringing the site down, you may be permabanned by an admin.
- Keep images in your posts and signatures "reasonable" sized. Use the IMGL tag for large pictures.
- Please be courteous to other members by using the multi-quote feature. Constantly abusing this will result in a ban. We understand some people have issues when posting from a phone so this will be taken care of on a case by case basis.
Sometimes users don't deserve to be completely banned but just restricted. This is for those people who routinely abuse features of vBulletin. They no-longer will have avatars, pictures in signatures, photo albums, be able to give reputation, be able to tag threads, post visitor messages on profiles, post text files, post in their blog, and make comments on other peoples blog entries.
- Offensive or annoying avatars/signature pictures
- Abusing the "tag" feature
- Spamming the blog and CMS features
- Abusing the rep system
This list may and probably will be updated from time to time, so check back. If you have any suggestions for how things are run around here, feel free to explore the Help and Suggestions forum. (Last updated by easy-e 09/11/12)
Now that that's out of the way, welcome (back) to Totse 2 and enjoy!
All rules above are sitewide rules. Additional rules for each section can be found in the following threads or sticked in each section.
Printed Material Rules
Better Living Through Chemistry Rules Rules
Sex and Affection Rules
Bad Ideas Rules
&T2 Marketplace Rules
Half Baked Rules
... and Rock and Roll Rules
Games People Play Rules
Go Team Rules
Politics Left, Right, and Center Rules
Weapons and Combat Rules
Cunning Linguists Rules
I am the Law Rules
Technophiliacs & Technophiles Rules