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Official AlphaByte Rules

Post  Guru on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:26 pm

AlphaByte Official Rules

Please read the following rules clearly. Please note that all information
and files posted on are only for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. is not responsible for any content in any posting made by users on the site.

Here are the rules:

- Users will be given infractions when rules are broken.
- A user who receives 5 infractions will receive a temporary 14 day ban.
- A user who receives 7 infractions will receive a temporary 1 month ban.
- Infractions expire after 1 month.
- Users permanently banned after multiple temporary bans when necessary.
- Users can also be banned immediately for breaking the most serious rules.

Users will receive 1 infraction for the following:

- Spamming:
* Posting short, unhelpful comments.
* Flooding a forum with replies for the sole purpose of increasing post count.
* Posting comments with little to no relevance to the topic
* Bumping a topic to get it to the top of the forum. You must wait until the topic has died before bumping.

- Accusing Someone of Scamming: Without proof. You must have pictures.
- Begging: Asking for free items, gold, and accounts, asking for a rank, or thanks on AlphaBtre.
- Infraction Complaints: Complaining about an infraction you an infraction you have received, and doing it outside the Dispute Forum.
- Trying to Sell Something That is Free: For example, Demonoid Invites. However, selling the method of how to acquire these items is permitted in the relevant forum.
- Oversized Signature: Maximum of 350 pixels in height including all quotes/text/pictures in it and a maximum of 650 pixels in width with all text/quotes/pictures. If this offense is repeatedly broken, you will simply be banned from having a signature.
- Flaming: Excessive cursing, insults, and/or derogatory comments towards another user.
- Referrals: Posting referral links for sites, surveys, other games, etc...
- Thanks Abuse: Giving random people thanks.
- Drama: Drama can be very annoying, and we absolutely do not want it on AlphaByte.

Users will be banned for 2 weeks for the following:

- Accrual (buildup) of 5 infractions

Users will be banned for 1 month for the following:

- Accrual (buildup) of 7 infractions
- *Warez: Posting direct downloads to Warez, links of websites related to Warez - includes: full length movies, completed seasons of a television show, shareware programs, cracked shareware programs, cracks/serials for shareware programs, etc... However, you are allowed to have a service, and PM the warez.
- *Advertising: Posting threads advertising sites - only allowed in personal signatures.
- *Porn: Posting pictures, videos, links to websites related to porn, etc. The staff will decide what is porn. It is not for you to decide. Stay away from posting anything which could be interpreted as porn.
- *Plagiarism: Plagiarism (including the ripping of GFX and Guides) results in a forum ban from the pertinent forum as well as a one month ban the first time it happens.

* = If only posted/offended once. If posted/offended more than once, it's a permanent ban.

Users will be banned permanently for the following:

- Scamming: Or attempting to scam. This also includes impersonating other members, and any other similar behavior. Counter-scamming isn't allowed either.
- Posting Infected Files: Keyloggers, viruses, trojans, etc...
- Account Sharing: Only 1 user is allowed to use an account here at AlphaByte.
- Ban Evading: If one of your accounts has been banned, and you return on another account, all of your accounts will be banned.

Additional Notes/Clauses:

Staff reserve the right to ban or infract for any unconscionable act. The above rules and associated punishments only apply when the staff can reasonably judge that a user does not deserve some other, perhaps more severe form of punishment for any unconscionable act they might make on the forums.


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