Clarification on posting rules, etc.


Active Member
Mar 30, 2005
Recently the topic of censorship & content moderation has been a hot button item around here.

The following is the OFFICIAL SupraMania! policy on the matter:

The Off Topic section of this website is, and always has been, "enter at your own risk". This is the only section of this website with very light moderation. With that said, some of the content in the Off Topic section of the site may be "NWS" (not work safe) or VERY offensive to some members. If you are a person who is easily offended, you are advised to stay out of that section of the site.

The rules for the Off Topic section are as follows:
  • NO nudes/porn in your posts, links only and only clearly marked NWS
  • NO Flame wars
  • Keep reposting to a minimum
  • Respect a moderators decision during the fate of a thread...any objections to be handled via PM
  • Post whoring threads will most likely be deleted
  • Political and religious views are accepted..however, please respect somebodys position on the stated topic, if you disagree state so, and be prepared to back up your opinnion. This is a DISCUSSION BOARD not an "I'm right and you're wrong" board.
  • Have fun, this is the off topic section, good for letting loose after a frustrating day or sharing your stories after a good one.
  • RESPECT ONE ANOTHER, this includes your fellow board members right to hold thier own opinion.
  • This is a public forum. Once you make a thread, be prepared for other people to post in it, and possibly ask questions or bring up topics that may seem tangential. You DO NOT own a thread simply because you are the thread starter.
  • If you see something in Off Topic that upsets you, we are certain that your keyboard came with a backspace key. Use it.
(Please note that ILLEGAL acts, regardless of location will not be tolerated. Threatening people on a forum is a crime. Remember this.)

All of the other forums throughout the remainder of the site have VERY clear titles that will infom you as to what posts belong in those sections - with that in mind there should NEVER be "NWS", controversial or offensive topics in any area of the site outside of Off Topic. This is your first, last and FINAL warning on the matter.

Signatures are posted everywhere, they should not contain the aforementioned "NWS" or offensive material. If the contents of your signature drag a thread off topic, your signature is therefore off topic. Also, so as not to detract from the readers ability to see the content on this site, no blatently annoying or distracting animated sigs as well. You know what we are talking about. Additionally we may choose to limit the size of signatures as we deem necessary to keep the enjoyment of this community high.

The following are the guidelines to be followed for signatures, they are not strict, but will be enforced as deemed necessary by the site staff, this is for everyone's benefit:

  • For signatures without an image, try to keep it to approximately 10-15 lines of regular-sized text. Note that coloured text may not be correctly viewed across our multiple site styles, so it may be best to not use coloured text.
  • For signatures with only an image, keep it below 650x225 pixels and below 200KB. Also, do not use Windows Bitmap (.BMP) format.
  • For signatures with a combination of an image and text, keep the image below 650x180 pixels and below 200KB. Try to keep your text below 10 lines of regular-sized text. Also, do not use Windows Bitmap (.BMP) format images, and remember that coloured text may not show up properly across all site styles.

Some general suggestions for your perusal as well:

Be Civil - This is a public forum with real people. Respect is still possible, and required among members with differing views.

Don't say anything via this message board that you wouldn't say if the receiving person was standing right in front of you. Visualize that person holding a large axe raised above their head if that will remind you to re-read a post before sending it.

Private Stays Private - Don't forward private replies without permission.