|Rules & Guidelines|
|1. No Spamming
-One word posts. If you can't figure out more than one word to say, it's not worth posting.
-Random pictures or comments including catch phrases ("O RLY?," "Buttsecks," "NO U," etc.) that don't contribute to the topic.
-Mass bumping of threads or just bumping an old thread without a good reason.
-Posting in caps.
-Posting two or more times in a row instead of using the "Edit" feature. You are allowed to double post when at least a day has passed since your last post and you have something legitimate to add to the thread, like new information pertaining to the topic, a new chapter in a story, and so on. Double-posting simply to bump the thread, because you forgot to quote someone, etc. is considered spam and is not allowed.
-Keep your signature and all pictures posted within the limits of the screen (don't stretch the board), and unless there's a specific reason, do not quote pictures.
-All YouTube links in signatures will be linked with text or a single picture. Inserting YouTube clips in signatures is not allowed.
-Make sure your thread fits the theme of the board you're posting it on.
-Responding to a comment via several compound quotes, or quoting a comment with a large picture. The quote box is beneath the reply box when you hit "reply," so make sure you delete the excess.
2. Respect the Community
-No Bashing/Insulting Moderators: If you have a problem with them for other than personal reasons, contact StrawberryP0cky or Aerdrie.
-No flaming. Flaming = personal attack on a member.
-No flame baiting. Flame baiting = posting to piss someone off and get them to start flaming you (aka, Trolling).
-No Threadshitting. Threadshitting = insulting the thread or idea of the thread.
-No racist/sexist/homophobic remarks, or any other "ist" that you could possibly construe. This forum is not for you to get on your high horse because you hate a certain group of people, or to flame a person based on the group he/she belongs to. This includes religions and political affiliations.
-No blatant lying about serious topics (i.e. saying someone has died, etc.).
-Do not insult PAWG inside or outside of PAWG. If you hate the forum so much as to do this, you are subject to ban to help your transition away from PAWG.
-Refrain from trolling other Zetaboards forums.
-Follow the rules given in subforums and stickies.
-Not Safe For Work (NSFW) material is any material that includes exposed nipples, penises, testicles, vaginas, anuses, sexual fluids (to include urine and bowel movements), or any number of the above that's thinly veiled by translucent material (to include but not limited to lace, plastic, mesh, netting). Fondling of another person or self-fondling, to include a hand underneath clothing, is also considered NSFW. Cleavage is acceptable, as are buttocks in blatantly non-sexual situations. This is a fetish site and NSFW material can be posted. However, it must be linked instead of directly inserted into a post, and that link must specifically say "NSFW" in there.
-Posting threads/comments to discuss illegal material is prohibited, as is posting any form of copyright or pirated material for distribution on the forum will be strictly dealt with (up to and including ban).
3. Member Accounts
-If you are currently suspended, you are not allowed to ask another member to post on your behalf (proxy member will be suspended, currently suspended member will have an extend suspension).
-If your account has been banned but you would like to return, you must first contact an admin via email or AIM. The moderating team will then vote for or against your return. If approved, you must go by your former account name for two weeks and you will be subject to stricter enforcement of the rules (i.e. instead of a suspension/warning, you'll be banned).
-We will not delete accounts under any circumstances, so don't ask.
-Your emails/PM's are fair game when your status is being considered. If you do not wish to have them used, you must specify to the person you're talking to. If you accuse them of using it anyway, you must provide proof.
-WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BAN ANY ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME. If the situation arises that a member should be banned for this reason, it will have to be approved by a vote.
Concerning Name Changes: Request a name change here: http://s2.zetaboards.com/PAWG_Forum/topic/5074749/1/
Concerning Multiple Accounts: As it is under name changes, multiple accounts are prohibited under normal circumstances, if you do not have explicit permission to have multiple accounts and are caught then all your accounts will be banned (not suspended).
Concerning Forum Competitions: all forum competitions must be approved by a member of the administration
3 Warnings: Each warning earns an 8-12 suspension (decided by the staff member at time of warning).
After 3 warnings you may well be banned, but prior to a ban you will be properly counseled... keep in mind that we *DO* reserve the right to ban members at any time (as is outlined in rule 3).
If you are given chances beyond your initial 3 warnings then your punishments will be increasingly worse:
3 day suspension (4th warning)
5 day suspension (5th warning)
7 day suspension (6th and final warning)
Permanent Ban (7th and final infraction) - This level is not negotiable, if you've been given this many chances, you've gotten more than most.
Note: Depending on the severity of your offense(s), the administration and moderating teams have the right to ban you even if it is your first violation of the rules. This is for the most extreme cases only.