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PostSubject: Usage and Policies of Go DOoDLEs   Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:26 pm

Go DOoDLEs Rules and Guidelines

1. Newbies can introduce themselves at the Profile Section of the website.

2. Newbies CANNOT start a new topic! You can only "REPLY" to existing topics.

3. You can only start a new TOPIC if you have made 10 sensible posts.
With rules 1,2,3, redundant posts like "my name is 2hot2handle..." will be minimized. There are already Topics like "Introduce Yourself" or "How did you hear about Go DOoDLEs" so that you can make your initial posts.

4. By joining Go DOoDLEs, you agree to the Usage Policy

5. In starting new topics, make sure of the following:

• A similar thread does not exist anywhere. If another thread already exist, replies will be divided and the topic will be less effective/informative. This will also result in a very cluttered section.
• Use an appropriate title. There will be more replies if you use the proper title (or subject). Additionally, those who are not interested in your subject won't be inconvenienced.
• Be detailed and precise in your message. Failure to do so will only result in follow-up questions or wrong replies caused by mis-interpretations.
• Linked and locked topics may be pruned regularly to reduce page clutter. If you have a question about where your topic went, please PM a Moderator or Administrator before starting a new topic asking where it went, or posting a duplicate of the original topic. We will be happy to provide you with a link to the new location, or a reason why it was locked and/or removed.
• If the new topic has been closed by a moderator that topic may not be reopened by the thread starter even if they have the ability to do so. If you feel that your topic has been closed unduly you may request a review from any of the administrators.

7. Unacceptable topics are as follows :

• Incest
• Rape
• Drug use and/or sale
• Minors/Pedophilia
• Bestiality
• Blatantly criminal activities (robbery, homicide, etc.)

Failure to do so will only result in follow-up questions or wrong replies caused by mis-interpretations.
Admins and Mods may delete topics that violate the above without prior notice.

8. Procedures on how to share and request for contact numbers.
If you have a phone number to share, do not post the actual number in the board. Just give a description of the person and ask those who are interested to Private Message (PM) you.

Distributing the number via PM has 3 benefits:

• You'll be able to keep track of the people you give the number to.
• You can choose whom to give the number to.
• In case of problems, we can trace the offending member and disable his account.


To those who want to get the phone number being shared:

• PM the member offering the number. Do not post... "PM me the number." This is stupid and unacceptable behavior.
• Contact the member by clicking one of the few buttons available for that purpose.
• If you are found to cause trouble, your account will be disabled.

• Public posting of phone numbers in any format (i.e. using letters in the place of numbers) is strictly prohibited. This includes using a phone number as a handle/nickname or including it in a signature.

9. Rules on Pictures and Graphics

There are specific sections of the board where you may upload pictures and images, please the see individual section rules for more details

Go DOoDLEs does not allow any depictions of the following in the general sections of the board unless otherwise stated as allowable in a sub-section:
- Sexually explicit images be they photos, graphics or animation
- Incest
- Rape
- Drug use and/or sale
- Minors/Pedophilia
- Bestiality
- Blatantly criminal activities (robbery, homicide, etc.)
- Gore i.e. Morgue photos, Accident Photos, Decapitation etc...

Maximum allowed size for images/pictures is 640x480 pixels
Please refrain from posting pictures from other websites, especially those pics with copyrights or logos of other sites stamped
If you find any images posted on the forums that are in violation of any of the above, please inform the administrators or moderators so they may be removed.
Images/pictures may be removed at the discretion of the Administraors and Moderators if they believe them to be in violation of any of the above set rules

10. Avatars

Maximum allowed size for avatars 100x150 pixels and must be less than 10k.

Go DOoDLEs does not allow any depictions of the following as an avatar :
- Frontal nudity & close ups of genetalia
- Sexually explicit images be they photos, graphics or animation
- Incest
- Rape
- Drug use and/or sale
- Minors/Pedophilia
- Bestiality
- Blatantly criminal activities (robbery, homicide, etc.)
- Gore i.e. Morgue photos, Accident Photos, Decapitation etc...

Avatars found to be in violation of the avove will be removed immediately.

Only images and text are allowed as avatars. Please refrain from using, attaching or linking to sound/audio files. Flash is allowed as long as they do not affect site navigation or board format.

11. Signatures

The use of HTML codes in signatures is prohibited. Total signature hight inclusive of banners and images must not exceed 150 pixels. As a guide, refer to the avatar size. If its taller than the tallest avatar then its a violation.

Go DOoDLEs does not allow any depictions of the following in a signature :
- Frontal nudity & close ups of genitalia
- Sexually explicit images be they photos, graphics or animation
- Incest
- Solicitation
- Rape
- Drug use and/or sale
- Minors/Pedophilia
- Bestiality
- Blatantly criminal activities (robbery, homicide, etc.)
- Gore i.e. Morgue photos, Accident Photos, Decapitation etc...

Signatures found to be in violation of the above will be removed immediately.

Signatures that are more than 150 pixels in height will be REMOVED. If your signature is larger than the allotted size given or deemed unacceptable by staff, you will be requested by a moderator to resize or change your image. Failing to comply with a moderator's request will result in the removal of your signature. Please refrain from using, attaching or linking to sound/audio files.

12. General Behavior

Having fun is good. We like fun. Please keep it positive and polite. We may take action against posts and/or topics that could cause unrest in the community beyond a civil and polite disagreement.

You may not make personal attacks on other users or staff members either in public forums or private messages.

At all times please respect the other members. Kindly refrain from making lewd suggestions or indecent proposals to the other members in the public forums. Violation of this rule will merit a two day suspension of posting privileges.

You may not advertise or promote other companies or their products which may compete with those of godoodles.getgoo.net

If you would like to advertise a product or service, kindly do so in the Buy and Sell section. Violation of this rule will merit a two day suspension of posting privileges.

We reserve the right to ban any member who violates our guidelines or disrupts our community. We will be fair and provide warning in most cases.

Private Messages received on these Forums are to be considered private and are not to be posted publicly unless the sender of the private message agrees.

If you have an issue concerning our services, policies, or staff, please use a personal contact method such as a private message or email to a staff member. All moderators, administrators, and support staff are highlighted in the active members list. We take serious complaints to heart and will do our best to address them.

There will be no racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discriminations.

There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.

Spamming is not permitted; please keep all your posts as constructive as possible.

Users may not argue a moderators decision publicly. Any and all complaints directed at a moderator must first address the moderator in question via PM. If the problem can not be resolved, then the moderator and user must send their positions to the forum admin. The forum admin will make or change any and/or all final decisions.

Remember to post in the correct forum. Take your time to look at other topics and see where your topic should go. If your topic is placed in the wrong forum, it will be moved by a moderator. The same rule holds for individual posts. If a posts is found to be off topic it will be deleted without warning by our moderators so post wisely.

If a topic is recognized as being posted in the wrong forum, or if the post is a violation of our guidelines then please contact a moderator either via PM or the 'report post to moderator' feature; please do not respond publicly to the member - a member of staff will do what is required upon contact. Any person/s who attempt to present themselves as a Moderator by posting negatively to a member's topic (which has been posted in error and requires locking or moving to another forum) will be sent a PM warning and placed into moderation queue upon further actions.

The Warning Bar: Each member has a warning bar that is initially set at 0%. No one can see your warning bar except the Moderators, the Administrators and yourself. Moderators and Administrators may give members warnings for infractions and violations of forum rules and regulations that they commit. As the warning bars go up, members run the risk of having their posting privileges suspended. Worse, they may be totally banned from using the forum. Any warnings meted to you are PERMANENT.

About our Moderators: Forum Moderators are community volunteers that give up their time to help build a better community. They will assist with focusing topics and enforcing guidelines. They have the ability to edit/delete posts, to move, close or delete topics, and to temporarily moderate users’ posts. Our moderators are equipped with Kevlar flak jackets and an unlimited supply of admin bricks. Do not attempt to engage them in direct combat.
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