The Slot Machines Forum (SMF) has grown tremendously over the past few months and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community. In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Moderators.
∑ While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
∑ Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
∑ Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
∑ Advertising, spamming, thread hijacking, flaming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.
∑ Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts.
∑ We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate SMF community standards. The moderating team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
∑ Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
∑ Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
∑ While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about other boards, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other boards.
∑ We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
∑ If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.
∑ Posts arguing about forum policies are not allowed.
∑ Posts discussing moderator actions are also not allowed.
∑ Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
∑ You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
∑ You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.
∑ Private Messages should be considered to be confidential information. Private Messages posted in the forums will be deleted.
∑ We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums is a privilege and not a right.
Advertising Services and Solicitation
We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and solicitating in signatures is also prohibited.
You should never give out your forum ID or password to anyone. We can not take responsibility if you disclose this information to anyone.
Links in signatures must follow these guidelines
∑ A link and promotional text for a site that is not commercial and does not contain product(s) and/or service(s) is allowed, provided the site is not sexual or does not violate SMF community standards. The moderators shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards. (Examples include sites about drugs and/or sex.)
∑ Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry.
∑ Avatars that may be confused with moderatorsí avatars are not allowed.
∑ Use of the SMF logo in avatars is not allowed.
Signature Size Limits
All signatures should not exceed the following limits
∑ For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
∑ Do not use images with large text to bypass the previous item
∑ For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
∑ Animated images in a signature are not allowed
Although the administrators and moderators of SMF Community Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. We are not able to moderate membersí Private Messages. Please Private Message the moderators regarding any objectionable messages to be reviewed.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The moderators of SMF Community Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
Posts discussing moderator actions are not allowed.
Any disputes with the members or moderators of the SMF Community Forums will be handled in private through the Private Message System. Private Messages should be considered to be confidential information.
We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.
What is a Troll?
A Troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion
What is Flaming?
Flaming is hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. It is usually the result of the discussion of heated real-world issues like politics, religion, philosophy, etc. Internet trolls frequently set out to incite flamewars for the sole purpose of offending or irritating other posters.
What is Thread Hijacking?
Thread hijacking is the act of steering a discussion off-topic by discussing a subject entirely unrelated to the subject at hand. While this can be an intentional act of trolling, it is often accidental - caused by participants in the discussion responding to a throwaway remark, thus taking the thread off at a tangent to the original subject matter. The results often provoke a feeling of resentment from the author of the original post.