Do not spam links to your thread, do not ask for something every 3 seconds and do not spam the smilies. Other members will find this very annoying and you could be banned from the shoutbox.
Spamming the forums will be picked up on, and dealt with accordingly. Spam can be anything from a person posting the same thing twice, giving one word answers and "jsdfjkjalhj." One word answers are only permitted in the "Forum Games" section. If you have nothing constructive to say, don't Post! Check to see if what you are posting has already been posted. Usually just typing in the title will do it. Also don't hijack threads by linking to posts you've made in other people's threads or it will be deleted along with your thread.
Do not post sites where you either have to sign up under someone's username or have to click in order for them to be able to gain prizes. If you were smart enough you would be able to get all these without having the trick the forum into helping you in less the time.
Do not post threads in order to mislead a member. This could be anything from phrasing a question as a tutorial or saying it is one thing and it being completely different. This also includes links that appear to go to one site and redirect to another. Even if you put a website that shows a link to content that is banned under our rules, and it links somewhere safe, you can still be punished for the appropriate reason.
Do not post any kind of pornography or any sort of image if the human genitalia. This could be anything from videos like 1 man 1 jar and pictures like bluewaffle, to just a picture of a nipple. There are young users on this site so respect their innocent ways.
Bumping threads will be picked up on. This means if a thread has not been posted in for a while, DO NOT post in there to bump it back up to the 'New Post' section this is made clearly by the warning box below quick reply. However, if you have something constructive to put forward into the thread, please post it. If you are just going to post "thanks" you will be site warned.
Ripping content from other users, websites or copy write material is not allowed here. Create it yourself! If you submit material to the GFX section that is not your own/ripped/copied, you will receive a ban from that section.
- Reporting a Post
Simple to do, and avoids any confrontation between members. The report button can be found in the bottom left of a person's post, and is either a triangle, with red edges or a button with a * inside it. By clicking this, a report is sent to the moderators/administrators, where it is dealt with from there.
- Backseat Moderating
Backseat Moderating is the act of posting in a thread as a "moderator" saying something like "mods please close" or "move this thread to this forum." This is not allowed at NextGenUpdate. Instead, please use the report post button to alert a moderator more quickly and conveniently. All posts like this will be treated as spam and deleted. If there are several occurrences some warnings and infractions may be shown.
Please make sure that what you are trying to say is understandable. Using long sentences with no punctuation is hard to see what people are saying. Using all capitals or capitals in front of every word can also annoy users.
Do not feed the trolls or even become one. This can get you into serious trouble with moderators and huge amounts of reputation can be lost as other members often do not approve with the content that trolls post.
Leaking premium content to other sites will either be a removal of your premium status or a permanent ban depending on the circumstances. Leaking from premium to non-premium will result in a temporary ban but the infractions will not expire.
Depending on what is scammed the consequences vary. Scamming of real life goods or real life money is a permanent ban. Scamming of small amounts of vbux is a temporary ban and large amounts is more serious. The larger amount you scam, the more severe the consequences.
Overusing the negative reputation button or not giving a valid reason for removing someone's rep can give you a warning for misusing the privilege. Misuse of -Rep will result in an infraction being issued to you.
-Rep for ___
Asking for rep in exchange for anything is against the rules whether it be vbux, gifts, ribbons or trades.
-Asking for Reputation
Asking for reputation or posting links to reputation anywhere will result in an infraction. If you continue to ask for reputation after this, all of your reputation points will be RESET.
Boosting your reputation with another user is strictly prohibited here. If you give reputation to another user for reputation in return, you will both be infracted and have your reputation RESET without any warning or notification. This rule has no tolerance what so ever and we will find you!
-Rep in signatures and user titles
Asking for reputation or posting links to reputation in your signature or in your user title is strictly forbidden on the forum. You are also forbidden from talking about or referring to reputation in your signature or user title..
-Abuse via reputation/showing off with reputation.
From now on, you are not allowed to use -rep for the purpose of causing grief to someone and you are not allowed to show off with your reputation harassing newer members. You will be infracted for this.
Warnings are given when the member has broken a certain rule, but not that severely. So say for double posting or accidental spamming, the member will be given a warning, just to let him/her know that they didn't need to do the action in question. Warning do not need to be given.
Infractions are given when someone has failed to comply with the rules, has posted something they shouldn't have, is being insulting to/rude/flaming other members, etc. If you are not happy with the decision there is a section you can challenge the infraction given to you.
1 Point is a strong warning.
2 Points is a very strong warning, edging on a ban.
3 Points is a 5 day ban.
4 Points is a 7 day ban.
5 and above points is permanent ban.
This forum is the place you can go to challenge a warning/infraction given. Find the post stating you have received one, and you can post in there to dispute it. If you have proof or an alibi that you were not in the wrong, they are allowed to post in there also to help you out/back you're case! Do not post in a thread which isn't your infraction.
Stick to the rules and enjoy your time here at NextGenUpdate, if you have anything to add or anything is conflicting please let us know!