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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Forum Rules and User Agreement Reply with quote

Here is a list of 20 rules that apply to ALL areas of the forums. If you break one of these rules, there will be consequences. Pointless threads will be locked, failure to understand basic rules will result in stern scoldings and/or temporary bans, and absolute failure to follow these rules will net you a forum ban. These rules are non-negotiable. This is your new manual.

The 21 commandments of ScoreHero:

Rule 1: Watch this to understand everything about forums. No, I'm not kidding. It's funny and informative. Just watch it.

Rule 2: Do not report false scores on the forums! Use the report button next to the score to inform the staff of false scores.

Rule 3: Do not link to or embed pornographic images, shock images, or links to sites that contain malware. You will be banned immediately.

Rule 4: Don't backseat moderate. If you see a problem occurring, report the post or thread using the report button. We will take care of it.

Rule 5: DO NOT ASK ABOUT CUSTOMS ANYWHERE ON SCOREHERO BESIDES SOFTWARE! This includes the Custom Songs sub-forum and other members' custom song threads. If you post there, do NOT ask stupid questions like "How do I put custom songs in Guitar Hero?" The topic will be deleted immediately, and if you keep it up, you will get banned. There are PLENTY of comprehensive stickies people have created, and it's just ignorant if you ask stupid questions before looking.

Rule 6: Write in complete sentences. Spell correctly. Don't use all capital letters in your posts. No one is perfect, and we do not expect you to spell correctly all the time, but we do expect people to post with a certain level of intelligence. In fact, Firefox automatically underlines words that are spelled wrong, which can be a lifesaver.

Rule 7: Use the Search function. ScoreHero has been around for a long time, and it is unlikely that the new topic you are about to create has not been discussed multiple times. At least scan the first 3 pages to see if a thread like yours is already active.

Rule 8: Don't make topics that have to do with illegal drugs. It isn't allowed.


Rule 10: Don't offer money for customs discs. This will result in an auto-ban.

Rule 11: Don't talk about leaked setlists or rumors on ScoreHero! If you want gossip, go to another site!

Rule 12: Keep avatars within the size limits of 135 x 135 pixels, and the file size no greater than 150kb. If a moderator decides it is too large, we will remove the avatar and PM you to inform you.

Rule 13: Keep signatures within 170 x 800 pixels (with the exception of ScoreHero dynamic stats images). More details on signature rules can be found here.

Rule 14: Don't complain on the forums (unless it's a technical problem, then feel free to publicly address it in Bug Reports). We don't need it.

Rule 15: ScoreHero does NOT consider Hyperspeed a cheat under any circumstances. It is acceptable in all sections of ScoreHero, including the leaderboards.

Rule 16: If you cheat on the leaderboards/leagues/rivalries, you will be banned from the forums as well.

Rule 17: Read the announcements in each forum before you post. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to read the entire thing, and you'll be thankful for it. A lot of time has been spent on these, trying to make life easier for both you AND the moderators.

Rule 18: Persistently annoying someone will get you forum banned. It could be via PM, AIM, IRC, etc, but persistently harrassing people will get you banned.

Rule 19: Don't answer a question if you don't know the answer. It isn't helpful at all, and it only makes things more complicated for the user asking it, not to mention the people that have the real answer.

Rule 20: Don't post in color just for the sake of posting in color. It's annoying.

Rule 21: Do not publicly mention bans or penalties for either yourself or other members. This is a private matter dealt with only between the staff and the user receiving punishment; disobeying this rule will only lengthen the penalty.

General Rules and User Agreement:

1. ScoreHero.com provides a variety of Tools for its users to post content to the web site and communicate with other users. These Tools include, but are not limited to, the Message Board, Personal Messages, Chat Rooms, and Personal Profiles.

By participating in any way on ScoreHero.com, YOU AGREE NOT TO:

a. Post or transmit any content that is abusive, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;
b. Post or transmit any material that you don't have the right to transmit under law (such as copyrighted materials);
c. Transmit or link to sexually explicit material, including drawings of breasts or genitals or anatomical drawings used for educational purposes.
d. Intentionally violate any national, state, or local laws or regulations while accessing and using our site;
e. Impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity (such as regular board contributors, administrators, or moderators);
f. Create a username that intentionally mimics or disparages an existing member's username;
g. Attempt to bypass the mechanisms in place that prevent the re-registration of banned users (specifically, email addresses, IP addresses, or IP ranges);
h. Post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters and pyramid schemes; and
i. Post or transmit any file that contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer

2. All materials posted on ScoreHero.com are the sole property of ScoreHero.com (except as noted below in 3.) Bear in mind that content posted on ScoreHero.com is "public," and other users may have access to your material and could copy, modify or distribute it. By submitting or posting content here, you represent that you are the owner of such material or have authorization to distribute it. Once you post content with these Tools, you expressly grant ScoreHero.com the complete right to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, etc. the content in any form, anywhere.

3. Programmed Applications that are used to create Original Material are governed by the rules that the respective creators describe in the About, Help areas of their own Tools. All member created Tools that are hosted on the ScoreHero.com site must be explicitly approved by Joseph Cirri. All materials created by the user community that are posted to ScoreHero.com using these Tools must adhere to the ScoreHero.com ownership clause above.

4. We may at any time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion, remove any posted material or ban any user for violating the above provisions. You agree to indemnify the owner and operators of ScoreHero.com and hold us harmless from any actions, claims, proceedings, or liabilities arising out of your violation of these rules of conduct. If any provision in this Agreement is invalid, unenforceable, or nonsensical, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

5. By signing up or transmitting any material of any kind with the Tools mentioned above, including using any page on the site not specifically mentioned above that allows the transmission of content through any means, you agree to these rules of conduct. By participating you also confirm that you understand that your computer's Internet address (IP address) is logged and could be publicly displayed at any time. Please note that your IP address is a means of identifying your computer and can be used to look up information about you and your company and/or Internet service provider.

ScoreHero.com reserves the right to make changes to these guidelines at anytime and you agree to be bound by any such changes. Please check these guidelines periodically for any changes.
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