Article 1 - Site Staff
The Staff Members undertake to ensure the smooth running of the forum and the safety of this community.
Administrators are allowed to delete your post.
Administrators are allowed to delete a topic, to lock or move it.
Staff Members are authorized to give you a warning, temporarily or permanently ban you depending on the severity of your actions.
If a Staff Member tells you to stop breaking a rule you must obey it. Failure to comply will result in a warning or temp ban.
Article 2 - Sanctions
Below is a list of sanctions imposed under the warning level received:
Level 1: Warning
Level 2: Ban = 1 day
Level 3: Ban = 3 days
Level 4: Ban = 1 week
Level 5: Ban = 8 weeks
Level 6: Perm Ban
Warnings will not be removed unless all Staff Members/Administrators agree to remove the ban.
Article 3 - Search and Duplicates
Before posting a new topic it is necessary to see if a similar topic exists to avoid duplicates.
The "search" will help you find what you need and at the same time prevent you from posting a duplicate.
If your search does not give you results, you can post a new topic.
Duplicates will be locked or deleted and directed to the current topic.
Article 4 - Sections
Each section has a description under the title to help you.
Be sure to post in the right forum, if not met, your topic will be moved.
Article 5 - Posts
The posts must be understandable.
We kindly ask you to take the trouble to write in the correct language.
Use capital letters at the beginning of words and punctuation.
Please avoid the use of SMS language or acronyms when possible.
Article 6 - Avatars and Signatures
Animated avatars are not permitted and will be removed.
Please keep avatars PG-13. Any avatar that is considered inappropriate will be removed.
Signatures as text or image is permitted.
Signature size must be appropriate. Anything excessive will be moderated.
Article 7 - Warez
Warez in any form is prohibited.
Links to any site containing warez are prohibited.
Article 8 - Off-Topic
The off-topic on this forum are prohibited except in the sub-forum off-topic.
When discussing a topic careful not to drift into the off-topic.
Abuse of off-topic can result in a warning.
Article 9 - Formats text
There are various text formats.
Misuse of these text formats can result in a warning.
If you always post in bold, italic, under-lined, resized text, colored text, all uppercase, you could be warned.
Use these formats if this is really necessary.
Article 10 - Discrimination
Any form of discrimination whether racial, religious or sexual discrimination is strictly forbidden on this forum.
Violators will go to a Level 3 warning.
Article 11 - Double Post
The double post is not allowed on this board, unless the post above is more than one day.
Thank you for using the "edit".
If you make the mistake then you will be automatically merged double post but if this continues you will receive a warning.
Article 12 - Injury/Insults
The injury/insults to others is a fair attack penalty.
Insulting a member is prohibited.
Article 13 - Pornography
All pornographic content is strictly forbidden.
Violators will go to a Level 3 warning.
Article 14 - Flood
Flooding is forbidden on this forum.
Avoid unnecessary messages containing only emoticons for example.
If you flood may be warned.
Article 15 - Advertising
Advertising is strictly prohibited without permission from an administrator.
The use of personal messages for purely advertising is strictly prohibited and offenders will go to Level 3.
Article 16 - Karma
Placing negative karma on a member for no reason is prohibited. Karma buttons should always be used to increase a persons karma never to decrease it. If you do not like a person, simply do not talk with them. Decreasing their karma is prohibited.
Article 17 - PM System
PM system is used to communicate between other members in private. If a member reports harassemnt through the PM system, the offending user will be banned - no exceptions. Harassment is taken seriously here and dealt with in such a manner.
Article 18 - Privacy
Privacy is very important to us at Mafia Scene. Users personal information is stored but never given out without permission. We collect personal information at registration and this is stored for data collection purposes. At no point is your personal information sold or given to a third party entity.
Article 19 - Criminal Activity
Although the games we cater to at this site do have criminal overtones, actual criminal activity through this site is against the law. Any user that is found to be using any services of Mafia Scene for criminal reasons, will be banned and all activity will be reported to your local law enforcement.