Spamming is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited, to: one word posts, repeated messages across many sections, inappropriately-placed topics (I.E. talking about the football game in a division section), and posting over 100 times in one day (unless they are all constructive, non-spam posts, or appropriately-placed spam posts). If you are not sure what is or is not considered spam, talk to a moderator, global moderator or administrator.
Do not flame (disrespect) other forum members. Please keep in mind that what you may consider a joke may be seen as offensive by someone else.
Do not use abusive language. This includes, but is not limited, to: racist, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate language.
Do not avoid the autofilter. Certain words are filtered for a reason. Avoiding the autofilter includes replacing letters with similar characters. You may star (*) out the word(s), as long as the entire word is starred. If you so choose, you may leave the ending of the word unstarred (“ing”, “ed”, etc.).
Do not use ban evasion techniques. This includes using proxies or creating another account to circumvent a ban or suspension. If you are banned or suspended from any part of the forums, it is for a reason. Any attempts to circumvent a ban or suspension will result in additional punishment, up to and including an indefinite revoke of forum privileges.
Do not create more than one account on the forums if it's not necessary. A user is allowed to have one active account, and one active account only. A user should only need to create and use a second account if that user is unable to access the first account (the "forgot password" feature and administrative help should be exhausted before this happens).
All of the items found in the TSC Rules and Regulation’s apply to all members of the forums, regardless of actual TSC membership status. Furthermore, nobody, regardless of rank/forum status, is exempt from following the rules set forth in this page.
If, for any reason, a moderator or administrator determines that a user has not followed the rules set forth in this page or the TSC Rules and Regulations, or has otherwise posted forum-inappropriate content, the user will be given a minimum of ONE warning. After that warning, if the user clearly disregards the warning, the appropriate punishment will be given, at the sole discretion of the moderator(s) or administrator(s) involved.
The general punishment guidelines are as follows:
1st Offense: 2 day suspension of posting privileges
2nd Offense: 7 day suspension of posting privileges
3rd Offense: 2 week suspension from the forums
4th Offense: Indefinite ban or indefinite suspension of posting privileges
Note: Punishments are subject to change at the forum administration's discretion. Every situation is different, and may or may not call for different discipline than what is noted above.