I never honestly thought I would have to make a list of the rules to follow on the forums, but lately, I've been having to ban, lock topics, move topics, and warn members privately/publicly that I feel this probably has to be done. Now, a lot of these really shouldn't concern most of you, as these are all pretty obvious, but there's a lot of new members lately who seem to have trouble with common sense.
Also, with the implementation of these rules, we will for the most part no longer be warning people unless they've done something not posted here. If you break one of the rules, in most cases, it's an instant 5-day ban with the warning posted to you. The second infraction will lead to a permanent one. Furthermore, this doesn't exclude some of the older members. Rules are rules, and your post count/how long you've been on the forums doesn't excuse breaking any of these.
1. No spam of any kind. This includes creating topics when they're not necessary (IE making a topic asking for help just to figure it out seconds later), making nonsense posts, ADVERTISING OF ANY KIND (this includes twitch), frequent posting for the sake of posting and not contributing in any way to the forum, and making multiple posts that could fit into one.
Furthermore, don't double post unless there's a good reason to bump the thread (for example if it's been inactive for a long time and there are still questions unanswered, or if you started the topic and have an update on the matter).
2. DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE. I cannot stress this enough; if you're immature enough to start arguments or purposefully try to get under other peoples' skin on our forums, you're not welcome here. We banned a member of HL2DQ because he has acted like a dick on multiple occasions, so we're perfectly okay with banning whoever we need to.
Due to the severity of what you've posted, we reserve the choice to skip the temp-ban and go straight to a permanent one.
2a. This also includes acting better than someone for no reason. Everyone is equal here, and no amount of outside influence will change that.
3. Don't overuse obnoxious (preferably any) memes, i.e. Lenny, anti-memes such as "so le funni xDDDD" (I seriously cannot stress this enough, and this goes for EVERYONE on the forums), or other popular memes (like most of them; the one most common here is the "hl3 confirmed" one).
4. And of course, don't do things you wouldn't do on other forums, i.e. porn, gore, whatever.
Subject to change.