FORUM GUIDELINES Note: Staff members reserve the right to change/edit/delete any content at any time and warn the person posting that content if the staff feels it is inappropriate. 1. AVOID DOING THESE THINGS Breaking any of these rules will result in an "infraction." An infraction is a warning that can be handed out by our staff. These infractions carry various point values. Once you hit 12 points, you will be subject to a ban until those points expire. 1.1: Flaming, insulting, or trolling other users or staff members. 1.2: Personally harassing a user via threads, status updates, or PM. 1.3: Making racist, homophobic, or sexist remarks (This includes attempting to bypass any filters.) 1.4: Using profanity in thread titles. 1.5: Abusing or encouraging abuse of the Report, Private Messaging, or Resource Systems. 1.6: Posting personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.) 1.7: Bumping (dead) threads. 1.8: Derailing a thread's topic. 1.9: Posting spam or Re-posting Closed, Modified, or Deleted Content. 1.10: Repeatedly posting in the incorrect forum 1.11: Openly arguing with a moderator. Contact the Moderator via a private message. 1.12: Publicly posting or otherwise sharing PMs with other users, unless you have the expressed permission of the sender to do so. 1.13: Posting links to illegal materials (games, streams, software, phishing sites, etc) This also includes posting footage of games prior to their official street date release. 1.14: Posting a topic already listed in the forums. 1.15: Posting Spoilers for a game, movie, tournament, etc 1.16: Advertising a competitors website solely to draw members away from TYM. 1.17: No Bashing Developers *click the spoiler* 2. BANNABLE OFFENSES Breaking any of these rules may result in an immediate and permanent ban from the site. 2.1: Posting pornography of any kind. Includes posts, avatars, signatures, and links to objectionable material. This also includes anything strategically censored. 2.2: Making alternate or duplicate accounts. 2.3: Making physical threats, whether in a joking or serious manner (This may also result in additional, more serious consequences beyond the realm of TYM.) 2.4: Continually breaking forum rules after having received a lesser ban. 3. Signature Limitations 3.1: PREMIUM MEMBERS - 450x150, no bigger. Only one image is allowed, and no gifs or any animated images are allowed in signatures. Two lines of text that fit within the size of the image, and in normal font size allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Premium Members have the ability to maintain signatures. If you want to have a signature, please purchase our Premium Membership.) 4. Selling/Trading/Buying on TYM 4.1: We have a place just for selling items on TYM - the TYM Marketplace. The Marketplace comes with its own set of rules, so make sure you read them very carefully: http://www.testyourmight.com/threads/rules-of-the-tym-marketplace-read-before-you-post.343/ 5. Reporting Posts 5.1: Should you observe a fellow forum member breaking these rules please report the post by clicking "! Report" located underneath every post, or feel free to contact any staff member. If you have any questions regarding TYM site rules, please contact any member of the site staff. Thank you.