The Moderating Team
The ODDFUTURETALK Boards are a moderated forum. However, the moderators cannot be everywhere and see everything. Because of this, please use these rules as a guideline as to what is and is not allowed, rather than the content of other users posts.
· What Is A Moderator?
A Moderator is a staff member from among the userbase who gives of his/her valuable time to help keep the boards a fun place for everyone. They try hard to be fair but cannot be everywhere. Because of this, please use these rules as a guideline as to what is and is not allowed, rather than the content of other users posts. Note that the moderators have the final say-so in any situation.
· What Do Moderators Do?
Moderators monitor board posts and respond to complaints to keep posting free of undesirable content. They enforce the board rules, and can delete posts, edit posts as well as remove any user's ability to visit the boards. Please respect and adhere to moderators warnings, both public and private.They deserve respect and appreciation for their time.
· What If I Disagree With A Moderator?
Moderators are not perfect and are only human. Disagreements occur. Try to communicate with them first on a respectful level and settle your disagreement. They are not targets for your obscenities, flames or general insults. If you do not agree with a decision, you are not entitled to start a thread arguing about the verdict or flaming any of the moderators. Any such messages will be removed.
If you feel a verdict or ban was unfair, please contact the any other staff memeber before anything else and he will work with you regarding your situation. Please read therules so you will be familiar with them:
· Criminal Activity
Any instruction on how to carry out illegal activity or admission of illegal activity is not allowed. This includes but is not limited to discussions about how to obtain drugs illegally, how to steal, fraud, how to kill someone, rape (including statutory rape), abuse of humans or animals, and auto theft. To sum up, if it's against the law, don't post it.
· Posting "Real Life" Information
Posting any real life information about another user/person is strictly prohibited. This includes such things as full names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Purposely posting links to users social networking pages, websites, school, etc. for the sole purpose of harassment will be severely dealt with and can result in a permanent ban.
We are all entitled to our opinions and that may included negative opinions, but if you are knowingly or purposely posting to incite anger/negativity on the board or from the community, you will be warned for trolling. These boards are meant for meaningful discussions and debates, not a place for you to start trouble. Be mindful.
ODDFUTURETALK will not tolerate hate speech in any form. This includes but is not limited to racist slang terms, hateful comments based on skin color or background, gay bashing, sexist or misogynistic material, derogatory remarks, and all poor taste jokes about these topics. Also note that using the word "gay" to describe something as stupid/lame/dumb IS allowed. Remember, these boards are open to all walks of life and with that comes the need to respect them all. So leave your hate at the door please.
· Warnings and Warn Reduction
Depending on the severity and nature of the violation a warning will/can be issued. You can see a users warn status at the bottom left in the avatar column. Too many warnings within a short time period will result in a ban. To request a warn reduction simply contact any moderator. After a period of 1 month all members are entitled to warning level reductions
· PedophiliaContent that in any way depicts or implies sexually explicit/suggestive/provocative/nude imagery of seemingly underage persons (under 18 years of age) is not allowed at the boards for any reason. Violators will be permanently banned and their accounts will be terminated.
· Other Explicit Content
Explicit images/videos, which include but not limited to death scenes, death pictures, torture, mutilations, are not allowed. Explicit written descriptions of these acts is also not allowed on the boards.
Offensive language is acceptable. While we may let you get away with almost anything, don't go overboard. Additionally, If demanded by a moderator all letters of an offensive word must be edited out. Remember, you don't have to use excessive profanity to get your point across.
Purposely spamming a message board with senseless, vacuous, or empty messages is highly frowned upon! This includes such things as party posts, chain letters, two-word "I agree" or "me too" responses,"didn't read" or "old", continually posting the same topic or post, being annoying. On a similar note, participating in spam attacks (post riots, etc.) on OFT or planning a spam attack on the Message Boards or any other Website is unacceptable, and these actions will be reported to your ISP.
· Advertising & Solicitation
Posting for the pure purpose of driving traffic to your own website is not allowed. This includes any pyramid schemes, free offers, other board systems, money making ventures, etc. These boards are not an advertising platform for you to use. Spam advertising via the Private Message system will result in immediate termination of your account.