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  • **FORUM RULES -- MUST READ**

    THE SPORT LOUNGE
    RULES TO LIVE BY

    **All rules subject to change when appropriate**

    1) Users or visitors shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages in the Forums. We are not responsible for the content or opinions posted or sent by users in any Forum. You take responsibility for postings under your username and use the information provided in the Forums at your own risk. We reserve the right to remove or edit content from any Forum at any time and for any reason although we have no duty to do so.

    2) The S.P.O.R.T (and its antecedents) is a private board -- we reserve the right to edit pics, posts and any other material we see fit. You're free to express yourself as you'd like, as long as its not lewd or deemed inappropriate by the staff of the Lounge (moderators/admins).

    Please use your best judgment when posting - take into consideration other users situations and please try to be respectful -- after all, this board was created for everyone, not just you.

    3) Do not engage in antisocial, disruptive, or destructive acts, including "flaming," "spamming," "flooding," "trolling," and "griefing" as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet.

    4) Respect everyone's various situations by keeping NSFW content labeled as such, in its relation to people's various backgrounds by cutting back on the racist/sexist comments. We aim to have the board be suitable for viewing in all locations. If the picture displays nudity or sexually suggestive in nature, it deserves a NSFW linking.
    Note: NSFW = Not Safe for Work

    5) Threads that have long ceased to be about the original topic and have devolved into personal squabbles may be deleted or closed at the discretion of the Lounge staff.

    6) Threads do not exist for personal vendettas, nor do they exist for personal conversations. We have a Private Message system for a reason, and if you have a question for a particular member of the community, use the PM function instead of creating a new thread.

    7) Use of IP masking/anonymizing utilities or websites is strictly prohibited. If the Admins/Mods find out that such a service/application is being used, it is grounds for an immediate and permanent ban from the Lounge and all associated sites. If there is a ligitimate reason for the use of something like this, it must be PRE-APPROVED by SteveI and SteveI only.

    8) Profanity is not allowed in the title of any thread.

    Avatars
    The maximum size for Avatars is 128x128 pixels. That's plenty big -- anything larger than that will be deleted.

    Signatures
    The maximum size for Signatures is 250x500 pixels. That's rather large as well -- and like the avatars, anything larger will be deleted.

    Remember, there are some unfortunate souls who are still on dial-up modems and they can't or don't want to wait for your ultra-cool 500k avatar/signature to load, so try to keep the file size down to under 20k. If you have that killer design you want to use, but it's 300k, try exporting the file at a lower resolution, or lowering the quality of the image. If all else fails, change the image format to a .gif or a .jpg.

    Don't forget: Use common sense when creating a new avatar and/or signature. If it's not something you'd feel comfortable showing your mom, then odds are, it's not appropriate. If you have an open-minded mom, think of your grandma.

    Willing violations of the above guidelines will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to the violation procedures outlined below.

    Disciplinary Procedures

    The steps of discipline for the S.P.O.R.T Lounge:

    1st offense: 1 day in the sin bin
    2nd offense: 2 daysin the sin bin
    3rd offense: 4 days in the sin bin
    4th offense: 1 week ban
    5th offense: permanent ban

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy
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