Just a few basic rules for the forum.
i) I will put up with some swearing but keep to the less offensive stuff, really strong language will be removed and the user warned! Remember that younger people may be reading.
ii) No being abusive to other members, things said in jest are fine as long as it clearly is in jest, we all do it and its fun to tease and flirt as long as there is no real intention involved, again comments will be removed and the user warned.
iii) As for flirting, it's more than welcome in moderation, but please don't let it take over the forum by spreading it into all the threads. Remember that this is first and foremost a fantasy collectables forum and should be treated as such, there are people who come to the forum for information and there are younger readers too and they don't want to be confronted by the raging hormones of regular forum users. Please keep the forum fun but remember it's actual purpose.
iv) I don't like to ban people and i have only done so once before due to the person abusing members by email & PM's. against my better judgement i gave them a second chance much later but the abuse started again within a week and it was turned into a personal vendetta against me! please note that ALL posts on the forum, ALL emails and PMs are saved and logged, not just by me but also by request all my members and i will take legal action against the slanderous comments if it continues!
v) Privacy, feel free to tell and show people where you live if you want to but DO NOT tell and show people where other members live, if they want others to know they will tell them themselves. Remember the general chat is viewable by EVERYONE not just forum members!
vi) Ebay, again this is a privacy issue, if a person wants others to know what name they go by on eBay then they will tell you themselves, if they don’t tell you then they probably don’t want it broadcast, yes it may be easy to work out if you watch eBay but it is up to the individual to say who they are on there if they don’t mind it known and not up to someone else, and if a person changes their identity on eBay it is probably because they like their privacy and are not happy that their username was revealed and want to remain anonymous so DON’T go telling everyone that “so and so has changed their name to this” it’s not fair, this goes for PM’s & email too! (I can’t police PM’s & emails but please respect privacy).
vii) Again an eBay issue, a buyer may not want it broadcast what they have bought on the forum, if they do, let them post about it themselves, all well and good if everyone on the forum already knows that someone is bidding on an item and it's been chatted about already by whoever is bidding but otherwise no.
viii) One final eBay rule, please don't point out items on eBay because this has caused many problems on the forum before, you can mention items what have finished and you can email people you think may be interested in the item but please don't post about active auctions on the actual forum because it causes to much conflict.
(Please Note: It's fine to post silly and bizzare finds and items on sale for silly high prices but not regular sales and only in the members section)
ix) Forum Signature Rules: I will now allow small banners in your signature but please keep them within the size guidelines - Max width is 500 pixels, Max Height is 100 pixels, anything over that will be removed. Also no animated or flashing banners allowed as they are distracting and will also be removed.
x) If you have any photos that you would like added to the website, please DO NOT put them on the forum and expect me to take them from there. Any photos put on the forum will not make it to the website because i don't have the time to save pictures individually from the forum, it gives me more work that i don't have time for, so if you have any photos to add to the site please email them to me instead so i can catalogue them properly. (plus if they appear on the forum it makes putting them on the site straight after a bit pointless as people will have already seen it, so please if its wanted to go on the site, dont post it on the forum first otherwise i won't put it on the site for a minimum of 3 months after it has appeared on the forum)
xi) Dragon Cave eggs in signatures are fine, in fact i welcome them because they add colour, but if you get more than 4 adults and keep getting more eggs, please remove the adults from your signature! you can place them in the "Dragon Adults thread" for all to see or put a link to your scroll but please don't have more than 4 adults in your signature
(you can have four adults and as many hatchlings or eggs as you want but as soon as a 5th hatchling matures, please remove one adult and put it in the thread mentioned above - this is just so the signature space doesn't become overbearing)
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