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  • BD Forum Rules

    The BD forums have grown tremendously over the past few years 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 Staff Members. We strive to maintain a community for you to openly discuss and interact without fear of reprimand.

    PLEASE NOTE: To combat spam you may not post a URL or IMAGE until you have 20 posts.

    General Rules:
    • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate excessively 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. Determination of the validity of said threads at the discretion of forum staff.

    • Please keep discussions on topic. Excessive thread diversions will result in warning and or infractions. Take it to profile comments or pm's. That's what they're there for.

    • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

    • Please give newer members a chance to get a feel for the forum. Try being helpful, not belligerent.

    • It is not your job to police the forum. Please contact the forum staff or report any troublesome post should the need arise.

    • Before creating a thread, please use the search function in the method described here. This helps ensure that the topic doesn't already exist.

    • When encountering duplicate threads members are asked to link to the existing thread only if one hasn't been previously provided, and to report via the report button. Needless harassing of the threads creator won't be tolerated. If this has been a reoccurring problem, please pm a moderator with examples.

    • In regards to the above: Please do not link to an existing thread that has been inactive for a prolonged amount of time. A thread that hasn't been posted in since 2005 could probably use an upgrade.

    • If you feel a created thread is generic and or lame, try routing into a more interesting but related direction. Post something of substance. Off topic tangents such as THIS THREAD AND YOU SUCKS and WORST THREAD EVER are equally generic and unproductive.
    • Troublesome members should be reported to staff. If you choose do this, please provide linked examples of disputes and gripes.

    • Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members. If you want to post your website please do so in the "Other Sites" forum.

    • When posting, please mark clearly any spoilers which clearly divulge crucial plot developments.

    • We also do not allow posts that are pornographic in nature or violate community standards. The BD 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 without first having your old account closed.

    • Posting another members personal or contact information on the forums without their consent is considered a huge violation of forum policy and will be dealt with accordingly. Also, posting content from private messages without consent is also against the forum rules, if you receive harassing or abusive PM's please forward the message to a moderator.

    • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

    • 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.

    • We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules. A banned user may also be banned from the rest of BD's pages including news and reviews if deemed appropriate.
    If you come across users violating any of these rules please click the button to report them to a moderator.

    Avatar and Signature Guidelines
    • Avatar images should be limited to 150x150 pixels
    • Signature images should be kept to a respectful size. If a moderator deems your signature image(s) to be too large or disrupting to the forums you will be asked to remove it. If the image is not removed your signature will be deleted
    • Pornographic images are NOT allowed to be used as either avatars or signatures.
    • It is the discretion of the BD staff to decide if a particular image is appropriate.


    If you violate any of these rules, you may be issued an infraction by a BD staff member. If you accumulate 10 points over a 30 day period your account will be banned. Infractions are worth various points based on severity and expire after a 30 day period.
    • Signature/Avatar Rule Violation (1 point)
    • Inappropriate Thread Content (1 point)
    • Insulted Other Member(s) (2 points)
    • Spammed Advertisements (3 points)
    • Racist / Prejudice / Hateful Remarks (5 points)
    In addition to these infractions, a moderator or administrator can issue custom points or infractions depending on the severity of the situation.
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