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[Read Before You Post!] Website Rules and Regulations
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As a member of Project Contingency, you are responsible for following these rules. As this site's staff, we are responsible for upholding these regulations. Breaking any of these rules can result in a multitude of punishments [each differing in severity depending on the inflicting staff member, the number of offenses made, and the proof given] leading up to banishment from the website.

I. Before Posting

--Report Bad Posts, Don't Respond to Them (AKA Don't feed the trolls.)
We have a staff of moderators specifically tasked to deal with nonconstructive, offensive, or nonsensical posts, and any post you report will be looked at and dealt with if necessary. We will also delete any responses to that post, for the sake of keeping the conversation on track and understandable - which frequently takes longer than dealing with the original issue.

--Use the Search Feature
When you have a question on a topic, use the Search feature first, most likely your question has already been answered. Posts in which users have clearly NOT performed even a superficial search will be unilaterally deleted, in order to avoid the forum being swamped with countless threads on common topics.

--Be Aware of Sub-Forum Rules and Other Stickies
It's good practice to make sure that you read all stickies before you decide to post in any particular forum section. Your question or topic may already be covered in one of the stickies, and certain forums contain rules that pertain specifically to that section.

II. Thread & Post Content

--Banned Subject Matter: Politics, Religion, Illegal Activity (Including Piracy) and Sexually Themed Material (Including Pornography and Cybering) and Explicit Gore.

Do not post about or link to the above subject matter. Also, please be mindful of your language. Message boards such as Project Contingency draw many different kinds of people, and people of different ages – observing these rules is good common sense and etiquette when dealing with others.

--No Trolling or Flaming
Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting. Trolling is the act of posting messages intended to cause a disruption or provoke other members into hostility. We encourage intelligent discussion and healthy debate, and personal attacks are not warranted in either. If you cannot be respectful to others, then don’t be surprised if those in charge are not respectful of your continued privilege to post.

Side note: The posting of PM's, or other personal information, between users will result in a website suspension.

--Mind Your Profanity
Serious use of profanity will not be tolerated on our website. Context, though, will apply. In case of meaningless and insulting use of cussing, consequences will be given.

--Do Not Hijack Threads
Thread hijacking is the act of trying to steer a web forum discussion thread off-topic by discussing something unrelated to the subject at hand. This is an intentional act of taking the thread off at a tangent to the original subject matter at hand. Off-topic replies will be flagged or deleted.

--No Spamming
To determine whether or not your post can be considered as spam, ask, "does this add to or advance the thread in a constructive way?" If you answer "yes," then you are probably good to go. If it's a "no" then you may want to rethink. Examples of spam posts include: "Yeah!" "lol", "/signed" "^this", or any form of repetition. Responding with images does not constitute as constructive posting, nor are posts which repeat a few words over and over. Posts deemed to be spam will be removed.

--Do not engage in "Quote Wars"
Quote Wars is defined as when a person dissects someone else's post into several quotes and responds to those individually instead of quoting and replying to the entire post as a whole. It's ugly, it's messy, and usually disintegrates into out-of-context replies and flamewars.

--Do not (or at attempt not to) Double Post
Use the EDIT Button. As the edit button will never disappear, you can always go back to edit your last post and add new thoughts. The practice of "bumping" is highly discouraged in our forums. If people wish to respond to your thread, they will add their opinions without the need of repeated spammed "bumps." Repeated "bumping" of a thread will most likely lead to the thread’s deletion instead.

No intellectual thief will be tolerated on Project Contingency; whether it is art, writing, Gfxing or coding. An intellectual thief defines itself as claiming as yours someone else's work or leaving a piece uncredited. This rule is taken very seriously on our website.

--No Advertising
This rule is pretty much for the usual poster that wishes to advertise their commercial site, or someone else's. Obvious spammers will receive an immediate IP ban.

Do not post in a non-spam or project forum thread that has been dead for three weeks or more just to revive it. This is equal to a 'bump' post and is generally frowned upon, unless there is an acceptable reason behind the post.

III. Your account

--Multiple Accounts
No multiple accounts will be allowed for any purposes, whether it is for trolling, creating yourself new personas, or evading a ban and/or a warning. In case of siblings (or any similar situation that involves the share of the same IP address - cohabitation), we will be comprehensive, however proofs will be requested. Anything will do as long you will properly be able to assure us that the two accounts are two different people. We shall also be lenient on user who report themselves their multiple accounts. This rule is to ensure a better, proper moderation.

IV. Moderation Actions & Guidelines

--No Public Discussion Over Moderator Activity
If you have questions or concerns over moderators actions - infractions, closed threads, or comments made by our Project Contingency staff, please send a PM to the staff member responsible for the decision, or contact an administrator who will happily explain the situation. Our staff does not have the time to publicly justify their every move, and neither could we reasonably expect them to.

Disrespectful commentary toward our staff will not be tolerated and the public posting of PM's, or other personal information, between a user and moderator (as with anyone else) will result in a suspension.

--Warnings and Infractions
A warning or infraction may or may not be issued for violating any of these guidelines. If warnings are sent, it will be delivered through PM’s, the bottom of your thread post in the form of a "Moderation Notation", or in your Closed Thread.

--Bans: Temporary and Permanent
When you have accumulated a substantial amount of warnings, you will be temporarily banned for a period at the discretion of the staff. If you break the rules repeatedly you will be permanently banned, no questions, no excuses. However, depending on the severity of violations, disciplinary measures may vary. If we see any member evading a temporary or permanent ban, i.e. creating another account after being banned or posting on another member's account, this account will be permanently banned with the high possibility of affecting the main account as well.

Final Notations:

- Ban lengths are not necessarily identical for users who commit the same offense, context and the user involved matter. In this case, nobody cares about your website tenure.

- Respect your fellow members, or at least tolerate them publicly. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated, even if they probably deserve it.

- We are strongly against acts of any forms of sexism. Period.

- We have a Public Discord Server where you can come and chat with us.

- Halo Online chatter is welcome at this forum / in the chat. However, providing links to the download of the game files and/or the Dewrito files is not. Breeching this will result in an immediate suspension.

The interpretation of these rules is at the present Moderator or Admin's sole discretion, and we reserve the right to modify, remove, or append to these rules without prior notice, warning or consent of anyone.

Failure to conform with the rules may result in warnings, chat kicks, temporary chat bans, permanent bans, and possibly some other creative and cruel punishment that we haven't thought of yet. The severity of the punishment depends on the severity of the crime. One thing can be sure, you won't like it. If anyone wishes for us to explain the reason behind a rule, we would be happy to oblige.

The Project Contingency Moderation Team

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