Official Forum & Sig Pic Rules *** READ ME***
Only ONE picture per signature.
Signature pictures are to be no larger than 100KB in file size.
Sig pics should be no larger than 300 pixels in height and 500 pixels wide. We do not want the images to stretch the pages or take up the entire page. This size rule also applies to text. Hisstank.com and it's Staff reserve the right to remove any signature image or file over 100 KB, to ensure the best possible page load time for users on slow speeds.
If you are curious as to where your current sig pic stands, click your 'right-mouse' button on your picture, and check it's Properties. If still you are not sure, just ask.
Here is a reference:
Do NOT steal bandwidth from other sites.
Make sure the picture you use is one you host yourself, or that somebody else has uploaded for you.
1. No trolling, flaming or Racial Insensitivity.
Any form of personal insult is a no-no. As a basic rule of thumb: if you think that what you are about to post is insulting, don't post it. No posting with the intent of starting "Drama". If you feel the need to start trouble, go elsewhere.
2. No posting IM or PM conversations.
This is not only a breach of privacy, but it is also incredibly annoying. Most people are not going to want to wade through an IM conversation you had with someone.
3. No harassing board members.
This goes for either in posts on the boards (see rule #1) or in private messages.
4. No Political Discussion at all.
No Jokes, no flash animations, no political signatures, nothing.
5.No links to illegal downloads or copyrighted materials.
This includes MP3's, games, pirated software, movies, full book or full comic scans.
6. No discussion on where to download videogame "Roms".
Talk of the actual emulators is permitted though, as these are fully legal.
7. Selling of pirated software, copied episodes, comics on CD, copied CD's, etc. is not permitted.
Neither is linking to places where these things CAN be bought.
8. No porn and/or discussion of sexual activity
No links to pornographic sites or content/discussion will be allowed whatsoever. This includes nude cartoons (hentai). No discussion on pornographic or sexually related activities. There are many sites on the internet that cater to sexual topics. HissTank.com is not one of them.
9. No discussion on abortion or religion.
As with politics, these topics are guaranteed flamefest generators; as such, debate/discussion on them is not allowed anywhere on here. Holiday cheer threads to express "Merry Christmas," "Happy Easter," etc. are permitted. Within those threads, posts that pursue avenues of religious debate/discussion will be removed.
10. Keep posts in the appropriate forum.
For example, don't post a topic about the toys you bought this morning in General Discussion, that sort of thing.
11. No questioning/mouthing off at staff.
If you have a problem with a decision a member of staff has made, PM them. If you feel that you are being harassed by a member of the staff, please contact an Administrator.
12. No alternate identities.
This is instantly bannable if we catch you. You and any alternate ID's will be permanently banned immediately. If you're sharing your computer with a roommate or family member, please contact us to avoid bannings.
13. Keep the swearing/offensive commentary to a minimum.
A lot of posters here swear a fair bit in real life and use "blue" commentary; however, you never know how old the next person to read your post is going to be. So try to keep the amount of swearing you use in posts to a minimum.
14. No bandwidth theft.
Every time you link to a picture hosted on someone else's site without their permission, you are stealing their bandwidth. If you do this in a signature, and we find it, your signature will be removed on the spot.
15. No posting anything for banned members.
If we find you posting sales, art, messages, etc. for a banned member, for any reason, you will find yourself banned for one week. Do it again, and it will be a permanent ban. No warnings will be given.
16. No posting of "Graphic Images".
Real Life Corpses/dead bodies, mutilated bodies, Graphical depictions of sexual activityor any image which can be considered overly sick or disgusting. Posting of these types of images will result in a one week suspension from the boards.
Anything of a graphic nature that could possible offend members of the community will be reviewed on a per case basis by the site staff. If you have anything of a questionable nature, please review with site staff prior to posting.
17. No personal ads.
We're not a personals board. So no "Any girls wanna go out with me?!" or "Single white male looking for obese elderly honey who's into mud-eating" or stuff like that.
18. No public discussion about rules or administrative action taken on the site or on members.
Concerned about the rules? Did we discipline someone? PM us about it. Neither are appropriate topics for public dialogue.
19. No posting Spam/Advertising
No posting with the intent of promoting stores/websites. No posting with the intent of re-directing traffic. If you wish to advertise on HissTank.com contact an admin.
20.No discussion of illegal/fraudulent activities
No discussion of illegal and/or fraudulent activities (such as exchanging items for a price other than what you paid for it at retail, how to repack an item, etc. Practices like this hurt our community..not to mention our wallets). This kind of discussion has no place on HissTank.com
21. No posting Private/Personal information without permission
This includes, but is not limited to: Facebook/MySpace/Twitter info, real name, address, etc. Your privacy is exactly that, yours.
22. Report known member alternate IDs
If it is discovered that you know of another member's alternate identity and do not report it, or discover it and try to "hide" it from moderators, you will receive an automatic temporary ban from the site. Banned members are gone for a reason, assisting them in getting back on the site/boards makes you just as guilty.
23. No Spam
We do not allow spamming in our general forums. Spam is relegated to the Testing Grounds Spam-O-Rama Forum.
24. Keep Off-Site Drama Off This Site
If it happened elsewhere then don't bring it here. If it is found that you are starting drama/trolling elsewhere and trying to bring that drama here (ie - spreading rumors, flaming members, threatening violence, etc), you will be banned. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Although that seems like a lot of rules, most of them boil down to one simple sentence:
Think before you post.
Thanks for reading, guys.
To all Custom Castors -
It is with great regret that I must inform you that the direct promotion of sale of custom cast pieces is prohibited, effective immediately.
Please note: You will still be able to link back to your store/site/etc through your Signature as you always have been able to. You will not, however, be able to start a thread promoting the sale of your custom cast items. This rule also extends to the completion of monetary exchanges here on hisstank. All sales for cast pieces should be completed outside of the forum. Buyers should not actively seek to purchase custom casts on Hisstank, nor should Sellers actively try to sell. Again, you as a seller will still have the ability to post up a link in your sig to your site.
There are many of you that are going to be negatively impacted by this new rule; both buyer & seller alike. That said, we want to ensure that everyone's experience here is free of the kind of drama that can occur.
This does not impact trading, asking for advice on what parts to cast next, or anything along those lines.
Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the Staff Team.
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