Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Menzel Studios Forums. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Forum Rules

    1. Post with respect toward others. This site is aimed at a general audience, please be considerate of this. #
    2. Please keep content PG or PG-13. Pornography and other adult content are strictly prohibited. Harassment and discrimination are also strictly prohibited. #
    3. Please do not link to warez, cracks, or any other material that does not respect copyright. No support will be provided to such sites. #
    4. Report any posts you feel contradict our policies by using the "post report" feature and an Administrator or Moderator will handle them as needed. Please do not reply to these posts yourself. #
  2. Product Support

    1. Although we are happy to help if possible, problems with server configuration (Apache, *nix, etc.) or general php coding may better be better asked at sites specifically dedicated to the support of the particular product involved. We are unlikely to have the same expertise in those areas as dedicated support sites. #
    2. Community support is offered on this board. Please do not contact Team Members or other community members for support unless asked to do so. #
    3. Please do not "bump" your post if nobody has replied. Instead, try editing your post to add more information and describe what you need in more detail. #
    4. All staff and community members are volunteering their time to support you. Please consider this before posting. #
  3. Linking Offsite

    1. Linking to your own site or another in a support context is acceptable. It is also fine to link to your own site in your signature or website profile. #
    2. General linking within posts to other sites is not necessary. Promotion of sites in a non-support context is prohibited, including alternate systems, hosting providers, and other material unrelated to a support context is not permitted unless otherwise asked or permission has been granted by a Moderator or an Administrator. Some support requests or chat may require sites for context. Please use your judgement to determine if links are necessary. If you feel a post has a link that is not required or could be dangerous, please report the post using the built in report feature and a Moderator or Administrator will take the post into review. #
    3. Promoting your own site without a support related context is not permitted unless written permission has been granted by a Moderator or an Administrator. #
  4. Signature and Avatar

    1. Avatars should be no larger than 120x120 pixels and cannot contain animation. #
    2. Signatures may contain up to five lines of normal sized text OR a single image that is no more than 60px high, 468px wide in size and two lines of small sized text. The font size of signatures should be normal or small only. #
    3. Links in signatures are limited to a maximum of 5* links. *Administrators, Moderators and users affiliated with the development and maintenance of Menzel Studios Development or other major products are allowed further additional links to aid support of the product. #
  5. Moderating Policies

    1. All rules apply to forum posts as well as private messages and any site, subdomain or affiliation. #
    2. The Administrators and Moderators are responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of these rules. Warnings and bans or placement on the moderation queue will be utilized as necessary to run the site smoothly. #
    3. Attempts to evade bans or moderation queue will result in further discipline. If you feel you have been treated unfairly by a Moderator or an Administrator or any other member, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the index page. #