Welcome to [AR51]
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Vulgar, offensive, or otherwise obscene names will be changed. Repeated violations will result in an account ban.
Please avoid nude or otherwise lascivious avatars for your profile and/or signature. These will be removed, and a warning will be issued. Repeated violations will result in an account ban.
Please use descriptive topic titles. Topics like "Help!", "Look", or "Error" just don't help anyone.
Think before you post! If you're giving criticism, try to be as constructive as possible and be respectful.
Avoid discussing controversial subjects. Political, racial, and sexual subjects are better left to other communities.
Avoid replying to "dead" topics (typically topics older than 1-2 weeks are considered dead).
If a topic is locked by a Staff member, leave it; do not create a duplicate topic.
We are no longer allowing the advertising of hosting services by regular members. This means you cannot link to, recommend, or otherwise promote a hosting service that is not an accredited name-brand business such as:
Other AR51 services are of course, permitted.
Advertising any independent hosting services (especially your own) will result in the removal of the post / topic and potentially warrant account penalty, with the following exception:
Administrators, Head/Server/Rookie Admins, as volunteers to this community, are clearly a trustworthy commodity and therefore completely exempt from this new policy. They can advertise their service, or a service they currently use.
All other user groups are subject to this policy at all times, no exceptions.
Do not attempt to mini-moderate. This is seen as both spam and abusive behaviour. Simply report the offending post and we'll handle it.
Do not send unsolicited support requests to other users or Staff! This includes content that is sexual in nature, solicitation of funds, distribution or request of Donator content, unsolicited advertising of your site or services, as well as support, product, or service requests. Failure to comply may result in PM and/or account suspensions. This includes asking for support in the shoutbox.
Status updates are not to be used for requesting support, complaining about other users or Staff, or for advertisements of your site, services, or needs.
Always place img tags wrapped in spoiler tags to avoid taking up a large amount of screen space.
Basic forum rules also apply to the shoutbox as well, this includes (but is not limited to) rules about vulgarity, flaming, spamming, etc.
The shoutbox is intended for general chat and off-topic discussions. It is to be used as a way to interact with the community, not to ask perceived "simple questions".
If discussions in the shoutbox are getting out of hand, PM a member of Staff with a screenshot and time stamp of what happened and when it happened. We will take the necessary action(s).
We will not tolerate flaming, vulgarities, spamming or anything that could potentially have a negative impact on another member's enjoyment of the site.
Have a good time, act maturely, be friendly, make friends, and have fun! That's what this community is all about. Webmaster talk, forum talk and all the 'good stuff' is very much allowed. If things get too complicated for the shoutbox we recommend you make a topic in the appropriate forum!
Failure to abide by our guidelines results in swift action. Your shout is deleted, you're issued a warning point as well as a 24-hr shoutbox suspension. If you violate these guidelines a second time, you will receive yet another warning point and your shoutbox privileges will be permanently revoked.
Use a spoiler for all media links include videos, images, embedded sounds/flash animations. Make sure you indicate what media type you are posting.