Board-Wide Guidelines & Moderation Policy Written April 3rd, 2014 by Twisted Fairytale & Quacker Jack; Edited September 10th, 2016 by Belthazar & MeowsePad First of all, welcome to Forum Promotion! We are thrilled that you are with us, and we thank you for taking the time to read our guidelines. These guidelines exist to keep things safe and enjoyable on FP, and they should only take a few minutes of your time to read. Use common sense. Spam, excessive profanity, rudeness, backseat moderation, content copied from other websites, and inappropriate content are not welcome. Make sure that your post contributes positively to the topic at hand. For your own safety, avoid posting personal information. Report any posts that violate our rules rather than replying to the post to inform the user; our moderators will worry about dealing with violations of our rules. If you have a complaint about a staff member, contact an administrator or the staff member's team leader. Make sure that your posts make sense. While we understand that not all of our users are native English speakers, we request that you try your best to write in a way that is easy for everybody to understand. In addition, please ensure that all your posts are at least one sentence long, unless you're playing a forum game. Keep content friendly, appropriate for a thirteen-year-old audience, and legal. For a full list of topics and content to avoid on Forum Promotion, click here. Advertise appropriately. Linking to your site in off-topic areas or in private messages is not allowed. For your protection, users cannot use the private messaging system until they make five posts. Additionally, sites that are owned by banned users may not be advertised. Signatures and avatars must be appropriate and of a reasonable size. Signatures and avatars may not contain content that is offensive or inappropriate for a thirteen-year-old audience. Signatures may be not exceed 150 pixels in height (200 pixels for staff members, valued contributors, and retired admins). Use the forum and its functions appropriately. Reputation may not be purchased, sold, or traded. Multiple accounts are not allowed. Any form of illegal activities, scams, or cheating is not allowed. The private messaging system may not be used to bother users. Only sites that are allowed to be promoted on Forum Promotion may participate in exchanges. Enjoy your time on Forum Promotion, and please ask us if you have any questions!