Topic #1: The Forum Rules, Read Before Joining!

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Topic #1: The Forum Rules, Read Before Joining!

#973

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

Welcome To NDS Central! The place for NDS Gamers! (And video games in general)

The Rules: :rules

1.
No Illegal things: ROMS (Unless public domain), Porn, Hacking, Product keys (This includes generic keys), Piracy, cracks, serial nos, and keygen.
Any Posts About such things will be locked and/or deleted, and a ban may be issued.
Pornography of ANY kind is not tolarated! Any images on porn or links to such images will lead to an instant ban, and the posts or topics will be deleted!

ROM hacking discussion permitted!
2.
Respect The Members Here. No Flame wars, no swearing, no trolling, and no making people feel like crap. They have the rights to be on this fourm, and you cannot make them feel that they are crap.

All members are treated equaly here.

Any violations may result in warnings, topic locks, or bans, depending on how severe the violation is. THIS GOES FOR STAFF TOO!

3.
Respect the Mods And Admins here.
Their job is to keep the forum in order.

You cannot argue with the mods here, or you might get punished.
No Refusing orders from mods, and NO telling mods how to do their job.

THE STAFF HAVE THE FINAL SAY FOR EVERYTHING!!

4.
Anyone is free to join this forum reguardless of:
Race, religion, creed, gender, age, whatever.

No forum is only open to certiain races, religions, genders, creeds, ages, whatever.

Everyone here is treated equaly here.

5.
You are not allowed to talk any member into giving your password or address, phone number, or any personal info.

A punishment may be given to violators.

6.
When you are banned, you have to respect that. You may NOT make an alt to get passed a ban. If you do that, more severe punishments will be arranged.

You have been warned. :aggressive:

7.
You are only allowed two alt accounts. This Goes For Moderators too. Please use this right wisely! :iconwink

8.
This may have been said before, but anyone who makes this an unsafe environment for other users will be banned. We want to make this forum a safe and comfortable place for everyone, and not to scare new members away. These members have all the rights to be on this forum as you do. But if you make members think that they can't be on these forums, then you shouldn't be here. This Forum is for everyone.

9.
No Spamming is allowed here, except in the spam forum(With some rules implented as well). Any spam topics will be locked and moved to the Locked topic archives: Spam. The author will be given a minimum of one warning, and any second violations will result in a ban.

10.
If NUMOROUS rule violations are made, this can lead to an ENTIRE forum getting locked down until you can learn to behave... :huh1

:iconexclaim WARNING!!! THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME WITH NO NOTICE PRIOR TO ANY REVISION!!!!! :iconexclaim

Enjoy the Forums! :iconbiggrin
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Moderator Rules

#974

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

Moderator rules:

1. Locking topics

DO NOT DELETE FORUM TOPICS AND POSTS! EVER!!

Remember:

When locking topics, give a reason on why the topic was locked.
Be Sure to move the locked topics to their approprite archives after a while. If you are unsure about a certian topic, PM me, and I'll take it from here.

When Moving topics to other forums or archives, be sure to uncheck the "Leave shadow topic in old forum" box, so the moved topic is not in the old forum, as for this can get annoying.

2. Banning a member

DO NOT DELETE MEMBERS! EVER!! ALWAYS BAN THEM!
There are NO exceptions for this rule!

:iconexclaim Only the forum founder (That's me) may delete members. Any others WILL will be permanently demoted from their staff position without an "Honorary Member" position. THIS ALSO APPLYS TO ADMINISTRATORS!!! :iconexclaim
Other admins: If you REALLY need to delete a member, PLEASE let me know BEFORE you delete one, and I decide if you can delete the account.
Chances are that we will never need to delete any member, unless they are malicious.

If a member breaks a rule, give them a warning (HOW!? THERE'S NO OPTION TO WARN ANYONE HERE!!), depending on how severe the violation is.
If a member posts spammy topics other than in the spam topic, give them a warning (REALLY!?)... If they spam again, then you can ban the member.
If a member posts any inapproperite content(eg. porn, racist or religous persecution, drug references, etc.) a ban wil be required.

Also, NEVER EVER issue warnings (WHYYYY) or bans just for members joining but don't post, it isn't worth punishing for, and maybe out of the blue, the member may become an active poster!
Remember, the infraction system is for broken rules only! :iconwink PM Me, and I will add a special usergroup to the member.

But...

If you are unsure about banning someone, PM me or toon ike and we'll I'll take care of it! :iconbiggrin

One more thing: Please do not ban the IPs or emails of spam bots, because a potential member could be banned on the spot if it happened to be assigned that IP or email address! Just give them a permanent ban! (Does anyone even care about this anymore? These are hopelessly out of date! Is it due to the upcoming launch of Nintendo 3DS Central?

3. Moderator Infractions:

Just because you have control over the forums DOSEN'T mean you are safe from being punished for breaking a rule.
If you break a rule, you WON'T get banned or warned, however, you may lose your moderator status depending on the type of violation. The minor violations I will let you slide on, as well as accidental violations (You must have a REALLY GOOD execuse for it).

Remember: Ya gotta set a good example for the members!
Plus you are immune to most rules anyway. If you have any questions about posting, just let me know!
Just don't post anything illegal or hateful and you should be just fine! :iconwink And no trolling the other members!
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Reporting Posts

#975

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

You are allowed to report a post if it breaks any of the rules. ONLY report posts if it insults you, or another member, and abuse of it may result in a ban.

Reporting a staff member's post will result in a ban. There are few exceptions to this rule, mostly to report a rule violation.
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Copyright Infringment / Piracy

#976

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

Any Posts that have anything to do with ways to download or install software, files, or any copyrighted work in illegal ways will NOT be tolarated!

This Includes, but is NOT limited to: ROMS, illegal MP3s, product keys for software such as Microsoft Office (This includes generic keys), keygen and cracks(Illegal software downloads), File hosting websties or software such as Limewire(Puts viruses on computers, happend to a desktop computer at home), etc.

The ONLY permitted dissucussion that is ROM related is ROM hacking. However, you WILL NOT post ROMS as attachments in ZIP folders, bans will be issued to violaters.

Any disscussion or posts of Product Keys for Computer Software, such as anti-virus programs, Microsoft Office, etc. will be deleted upon seeing, and bans will be issued to the violators. This includes generic keys as well.

THE MODS WILL BE WATCHING FOR THESE KIND OF POSTS, AND WILL NOT HESITATE TO LOCK OR DELETE TOPICS, AND BAN MEMBERS FOR SUCH POSTS!

Piracy is a crime, It will NOT be tolerated on these forums, (Except ROM hacking) It would NOT be nice to steal things that people worked SUPER hard, and not get credit for any of it. Not only will it put your membership in jeopardy, IT ALSO PUTS THE EXISTANCE OF THIS FORUM IN JEOPARDY!!!!

(Though Viacom FULLY deserves it, don't do it here!)

These Rules WILL BE ENFORCED 24/7, anything that breaks a copyright law will be DELETED and violators wll be banned!



Please read the last post for exceptions!

Thanks for reading, *Looks at view count* and CONTINUE to enjoy the forums! :iconbiggrin
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Religious Talk

#977

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

We will not allow the talk of religion here. If you have a religion, that wonderful!(I do too) But let's try to keep this kind of talk out of these forums.

There will not be any punishment for the talk of religions unless:

It is Hateful to the religon or anyone who follows the religon

It makes the religon look bad

There is talk including words that are used in-vain such as "God," "Jesus," and "Saten"

And Most Importantly:

It causes flame wars.

Any of said behaviour will result in some bans.

General talk topics will simply be locked and archived.

Just remember, this is a video game forum!

Keep on enjoying the forums! :iconbiggrin
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Fourm Rules

#978

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

:!: NOTICE: THIS LIST IS SEVERELY OUT OF DATE! THEREFOR, ANY RULE TOPICS WILL TAKE PRESIDENCE OVER THESE! In other words... FOLLOW THE RULES ON THE STICKIES IN THE FORUMS! THANK YOU! :!:

Rules for all the different forums:

•Announcements:

Only mods and admins can post new topics here.
Members are however, allowed to post replies here.

•Introductions:

Introduce New members here.
Ask members questions about the forum.
No spamming!

•NDS Gaming

•Action Replay DS Codes

This is where you share your action replay DS codes for many games!

Any codes that are posted, I will copy and paste the codes on an archive topic and sticky it.

Only Action Replay DS disscussion related topics, though. Any others will be moved to their approprite forum.

•Glitches

Any glitches that you've discovered for any game go here.

•General NDS Discussion

Disscuss Tips, Tricks, Secrets, and unlockables here.

No glitchs or Action replay codes, or Help In this topic. Any topics like this will simpily be moved to their appropreate forum

•NDS Game Help

Post what you are stuck in, and we'll help you in any way we can.

•DS Games

•Super Mario 64 DS

Post your Super Mario 64 DS tips, tricks, glitchs, whatever.

Action replay DS code topics will be moved to the Action Replay DS Codes forum.

•Mario Games

Discussion Of Mario Games Go here.

Super Mario 64 DS topics will be moved back to the Super Mario 64 DS Forum.

•General Discussion

•Off Topic

Anything goes here.

No Spam Topics allowed! Such topics will be locked and moved to the Locked Topic Archive: Spam Forum!

•Spam Forum

Anything goes here. Spam or useless topics can be posted here.

NO PORNOGRAPHY WILL BE TOLERATED! ANY TOPICS OR POSTS WITH SUCH IMAGES WILL BE DELETED, AND THE AUTHOR WILL BE BANNED!

Hateful topics, threats to other members, racist topics, religious persecution topics, flame wars, drug reference topics, or any other explicit, or inappropriate content UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE TOLERATED!

Depending On how severe the content is, topics with this kind of content will be locked and moved to the Locked Topic Archives: Spam, on in severe cases, deleted, and the author will be banned.

•Advertising Forum

Post Links To your forums and websites here.

One Topic Per Website.

Any of the same website will be merged into the same website topic.

•Archive

•Locked Topic Archives: Useful

Only Mods and admins can post in this forum.

Useful or helpful topics that are locked are moved here.

•Locked Topic Archives: Spam

Only Mods And admins can post In this forum.

Useless or spammy topics anywhere(Except the spam forum) are moved here.

•Forum Related Stuff

•Forum Ideas

Post requests on things to add or change or remove here.

Be sure to read the "What Not to Ask For" topic before requesting.

Make sure you go through the forum before requesting something.

Any rejections will be locked and moved to the Locked Topic Archives: Useful forum.

Any duplicates will be merged to the same request topic.

This list of forum rules are BADLY out of date! You should look at the pinned rules thread in that forum...

These rule came from the OLDER forum! WOW!
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Violations and Punishments

#979

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

These Are all the punishments you will get when you break the rules.
Remember this well when you think about breaking the rules. :iconrolleyes

Mods: Please read this, as for it will help you with your job. :iconwink
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WARN USER FEATURE!!! (If there WAS one...)

:!:WARNING :!: Punishments Are Subject to change at anytime WITHOUT warning!

Spamming (Does Not apply to the spam forum)
Results in topic locks.

Spamming- First time: 1 warning (I need to work on this...) :iconstudy
Spamming- Second time: 1 Day ban

Illegal content
Depends on how severe the content is.
All public domain items are exempt provided that you have the proof of such statements.

Posting ROMS, Piracy, Product keys (Including generic keys), keygen, cracks, serial no, warez: a TWO WEEK BAN! Why you do it, I'll never know... :shrug

Pornography and other explicit content- First time: a good 1 month ban!
Pornography and other explicit content- Second time: Kiss your membership good-bye! (Permanent Ban)

Linking to websites that put viruses or other code on other people's computers or drive-by downloads: You're banned FOREVER! IP Ban Included!

Other Infractions:

Insulting other members or just being a flat out troll: 1 day ban to get your act together. :para:
Talking back to staff: 1 month ban! No way will we tolerate that! :angry: Next offense will be PERMANENT! :aggressive

Bypassing word censors- First time: WARNING! (Wait, uhhh... What is a warning again?) :iconscratch
Bypassing word censors- Second time: We're giving you a day off! Yay! :iconbiggrin

Posting ANYTHING that shows support or defends ANYTHING about Viacom: 1 week ban to realize that Viacom is a backstabbing traitor.
Discussion about the content they make is fine, but talking about the company and any of their sub-companies in a POSITIVE manner (meaning it SUPPORTS or DEFENDS them) is not allowed...

----Repealed... :angry:

Asking to give someone's password to you: 1 day ban

More than 2 alt accounts with same IP: PERMA-BAN for all other extra accounts.

Registering As A Spam Bot: PERMA-PERMA-PERMA-PERMA BAN!!! And You IP Address Is BAN-ISHED! :iconbiggrin

Anyone who is proven to work for Viacom in any way will permanently banned along with their IP adderess and their e-mail address!! :aggressive

Evading Bans:
Remember, bypassing bans will just make your matters worse than they already are. :iconneutral2

Evading any Temporary Ban: YOU'RE OUTTA HERE! FOR GOOD! :aggressive

Evading Perma-ban: IP Address ban!

Joining with new IP(s): New IP(s) Banned! Just Give it up! :iconrolleyes
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Posting rules

#982

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

Posting rules:

1. Please try to contribute to the topic you are replying to.
Lets try to keep this place full of helpful info. :iconstudy


2. Please don't bump topics. There are some exceptions though.
We want the past to remain in the past... Topics may be locked but NOT archived.
STICKIED TOPICS MAY BE BUMPED.
Any topic in the Spam Forum may be bumped too.

----Repealed :excited4:

3. Double posting is permitted, but is not encouraged.
Use the edit button where possible...
Just DON'T overdo it, ok? :iconwink
(Except in the Spam Forum!! :iconbiggrin )

4. Posts and topics CANNOT be deleted.
PM me or a member who is in charge to close, move, or merge any topic or post to an archive folder.
Deleting posts have been dis-allowed by permissions, so only I (Or another administrator) can delete a post or topic.

Any more rules will be posted when they need posting.

Remember: Post responsibly! :iconwink

Enjoy the forums!! :iconbiggrin
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Public Domain / Copyright Permission

#983

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

Tiger21820 wrote:Any Posts that have anything to do with ways to download or install software, files, or any copyrighted work in illegal ways will NOT be tolarated!

This Includes, but is NOT limited to: ROMS, illegal MP3s, product keys for software such as Microsoft Office (This includes generic keys), keygen and cracks(Illegal software downloads), File hosting websties or software such as Limewire(Puts viruses on computers, happend to a desktop computer at home), etc.

The ONLY permitted dissucussion that is ROM related is ROM hacking. However, you WILL NOT post ROMS as attachments in ZIP folders, bans will be issued to violaters.

Any disscussion or posts of Product Keys for Computer Software, such as anti-virus programs, Microsoft Office, etc. will be deleted upon seeing, and bans will be issued to the violators. This includes generic keys as well.

THE MODS WILL BE WATCHING FOR THESE KIND OF POSTS, AND WILL NOT HESITATE TO LOCK OR DELETE TOPICS, AND BAN MEMBERS FOR SUCH POSTS!

Piracy is a crime, It will NOT be tolerated on these forums, (Except ROM hacking) It would NOT be nice to steal things that people worked SUPER hard, and not get credit for any of it. Not only will it put your membership in jeopardy, IT ALSO PUTS THE EXISTANCE OF THIS FORUM IN JEOPARDY!!!!

(Though Viacom FULLY deserves it, don't do it here!)

These Rules WILL BE ENFORCED 24/7, anything that breaks a copyright law will be DELETED and violators wll be banned!



Please read the last post for exceptions!

Thanks for reading, *Looks at view count* and CONTINUE to enjoy the forums! :iconbiggrin
Exceptions:

1. General Public Licence (GPL) / Open Source software.
2. Cite any source of an image, video, sound recording, etc. with a VALID url for FAIR-USE. UNLESS IT IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
3. Photos, videos, sound recordings, and EVEN VIDEO GAME ROMS that are IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN WITH AN EXPLICITLY STATED NOTICE FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE!!!!!!!!
4. Anything with WRITTEN PERMISSION may be posted, but WILL be removed upon request of the ORIGNAL owner.
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Re: Topic #1: The Forum Rules, Read Before Joining!

#984

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

List of user ranks:

Administrator (★★★★★★★ with "Administrator")
Honorary Member (★★★★★★★)
Moderator (★★★★★★★ with "Moderator")
Banned (☆)
Brand New Member (☆)
New Member (10 post)(☆)
Freshman Member (30 posts)(★)
Sophomore Member (50 posts)(★★)
Junior Member (100 posts)(★★★)
Senior Member (200 posts)(★★★★)
Graduate Member (500 posts)(★★★★★)
Golden Member (1000 posts)(★★★★★★)
Royalty Member (5000 posts)(★★★★★★)
Legendary Member (10000 posts)(★★★★★★)
Master Member! (50000 posts)(★★★★★★)
Super Master Member!! (100000 posts)(★★★★★★)
Hyper Master Member!!! (500000 posts)(★★★★★★)
GRAND MASTER MEMBER!!!!!!!!!! (750000 posts) (★★★★★★★)
Tiger21820's Chosen One!!!!!!!! (999999 posts)
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New forum, better rules!

#985

Post by NDSC_Tiger21820 »

These rules are hopelessly out of date... With the upcoming launch of Pokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo 3DS Central, there really is no point in updating or fixing any of these... If you are not sure what to follow, PM me... Anyways, expect a much more clearly defined and cleaner set of rules with the launch of Nintendo 3DS Central! Some rules will be moot, repealed, and void on the new forum! (No longer will we have to be confined to the lame full stops that make everything super boring, my policy is for me to make everything as exciting as possible by ending almost all of my sentences with the MIGHTY EXCLAMATION POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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