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OWTB Rules and Guidelines

OWTB Messageboard Rules and Regulations

Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below, and read it again every once in a while. This is a working document which may change over time as the community faces new problems in its growth.

We strive to have a courteous and respectful community where members can discuss and debate without fear of abusive and unnecessarily rude behaviour from other members. All posts express the views of the author of the message, and not necessarily the views of OWTB. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

Please....

Be Nice.

Remember the human element - adhere to the same standards of behaviour online that you follow in real life.

Do not insult others.

Do not post someone's personal information.

Do not troll.

Do not post any illegal activities or content.

Do not post lengthy quotes from other websites, quote a paragraph and link the rest.

Do not shock post, or post topics with misleading titles.

Do not post articles from the official website - link only.

Do not post any racist, sexist, or homophobic comments

Do not post anything that violates OWTB's Terms of Service agreement with Invision Power Board/Invision Power Services.

Do search for duplicates before posting.

Do link to sources wherever possible.

Do report spam.

Do vote on content and quality, if you vote against an opinion - state why.

We reserve the right to remove any post or topic without the authors consent.

If posts are not safe for work, please prefix the title with NSFW or put NSFW next to the links in the post.
 
Signature and Avatar Guidelines.
Please limit them to 5 lines of text, no short stories or mini-novels. Please - Only ONE pic per signature, no exceptions. Admin will remove ALL sig pictures if there are multiples - it's not up to the admin team to decide which one to keep. Make sure your signature pics are of a reasonable size, befitting the layout of the forum. Oversized pics will be removed without informing the user - keep them neat - keep them spam and agenda free. Signature elements broadcasting or pointing to schemes and websites that include but not limited to charities, business advertisements, social events, and offers must be cleared with OWTB first.

If an avatar or a sig pic shows more than you would see at your typical family beach, it is likely over the line. It is often tough to know where the line is drawn exactly when it comes to acceptability and we often review them on a case-by-case basis. We do reserve the right to delete any avatar or sig that we deem to be too provocative or otherwise, for any reason whatsoever.

By registering with OWTB you agree to the Rules and Regulations as they are at the moment, and it will be considered that you have read them. "I didn't know" or similar excuses is not good enough. OWTB reserve the right to change the Rules and Regs at any time.

Thank you for your time,
The OWTB Team.