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Eiki Shiki Yamaxanadu

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Forum Rules & TOS
« on: February 11, 2020, 07:03:47 AM »
Forum Rules
A set of guidelines to keep the community satisfied
  • Registration Guidelines
    • Protected names
      Non-reserved usernames of members from the old forum are protected under this rule.  If your current username has been registered by someone else make request via Forum PM on the old forum and we will change the account's password to one you request .  This means that if you wrongly register a protected username your account will be given away to its rightful owner!
      If your username is taken please refrain from registering an alt on the new forums and wait warmly for the Admins to grant access to the account in question.
    • Creative usernames please
      Usernames that exactly match official Touhou characters or terminology (for example, "Reimu", "Reimu Hakurei", "Marisa", "Marisa Kirisame") are reserved. Variations on their names are fine to use.
      Your username is your chance to come up with something creative, we don't need a 5th "Reimu Hakurei"!
  • Content Guidelines
    • No spamming
      You don't like spam in your mailbox and neither do we!  We do not track post count so trying to inflate it with one-word or otherwise non constructive comments is useless and makes real information more difficult to find.
    • A word on Advertising
      If you have created a tangible or intangible product (ex. doujin, game, strategy guide etc) you believe is in the direct interest of this community you are welcome to create a thread to inform of its existence.  Remember, be persuasive not spammy and remember "No pics, no clicks!".  Competitions or Events hosted on other communities are welcome, however advertising other communities for the sake of advertising them is not.  When in doubt consult with the staff for possible affiliation with the Maidens of the Kaleidoscope and partner networks for promotion.
    • Work-safe materials only!
      Posted materials must be work-safe. (This includes text!).  To post non work-safe materials link instead of embedding and warn by prefixing with "(NSFW)".  When in doubt better be safe and link instead of embedding.
    • Use the correct subforum and check sticky topics
      It's easier for everyone to find threads they are interested in that way.  If you believe a thread is in the wrong subforum use the Report functionality to notify the staff to move it (it helps to include the subforum you believe to be the correct one).
      Additionally if it's your first time posting in a particular subforum please check its stickies, chances are someone has asked a similar question before and the answer is just a few clicks away.
    • Proper English helps get the message across
      There are users from around the world and for many English is a second language, so slang might not translate well.  There is a built-in spell checker, please use it before submitting your posts. 
      This forum is equipped with a word filter that replaces some words with silly alternatives, you can disable it for your account in the Profile -> Look and Layout settings under "Leave words uncensored".  Preventing filtered words from being replaced isn't allowed.
    • Personal Information
      We advise all members to stay safe and not disclose any personally identifying or sensitive information over the service, this also applies to Forum PMs.  The staff will never ask for your name, address, credit card etc.,  if you receive messages requesting such information from other members or members claiming to be staff you are advised to ignore them and report the incident to a Moderator or Administrator.
  • Technical Guidelines
    • Bandwidth discretion
      Please refrain from embedding images larger than 640x480px and 150kB per image and thumbnail or link to them instead.  Large embeds slow page load times, especially on large threads.  Additionally please be mindful of users on metered connections who are being charged by the megabyte to download images they might have little interest in.
    • Image hosting and Attachments
      Please do not embed images directly from third party websites unless it's your server(s), instead mirror them, attach them or use an image hosting service.  The web constantly changing and broken links benefit no-one.
      This forum supports attaching files directly to posts, feel free to use this to share replays, code, scripts and other data.  Attaching images is not allowed (unless images are related to code/scripts/data) since images can easily be hosted externally on your own servers or a image hosting utility.  The RP section is exempt from this restriction (file size limits still apply)
    • Signatures
      Signatures should not draw away attention from your threads or post, as it defeats the purpose of it being a signature.  Thus the use of animated images in signatures is not allowed.
    • No linking/attaching copyrighted or illegal materials
      No posting links to websites which distribute copyrighted content.  Discussion or naming said websites is fine though, just no links or advertising please!.
      Additionally no linking to websites whose content itself is considered illegal in most countries.
Rules subject to change
  • Communities change over time, if you believe something isn't addressed properly or needs to be added or removed please let us know by creating a thread in Resurrection Butterfly.
  • Punishments are not retroactive, meaning that if a new rule is instated all "violations" prior to its creation will be forgiven.
  • Corrections can apply retroactively, for example if a user profile or post violates the new rules it can be edited or removed by the Staff (the user won't be punished for it).
  • You agree to follow the latest revision of these rules if you wish to continue using the website and services.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2020, 12:49:23 PM by Toyosatomimi no Miko »

Eiki Shiki Yamaxanadu

  • Supreme Arbiter of Gensokyo
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Terms of Service
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 10:28:20 AM »
Terms of Service
Rules for keeping the service out of trouble
  • You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.
  • Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.
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  • You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username and display name. We advise that you keep the name appropriate as the administrators reserve the right to change account names. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.
  • After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and appropriate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inappropriate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.
  • Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.
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  • Use of the service and its subsidiaries is a privilege, not a right and the staff reserves the right to remove anyone and anything at any time for any reason.