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|A Quick Breakdown Of The Rules|
Being a member here pretty much requires nothing more than using common sense and good morals / ethics when posting. We are a community that is interested in tweaking and troubleshooting PC hardware and software.
Be kind and tolerant towards your fellow forum members, and they will reciprocate. Remember that respect and trust is something you have to earn, acting like a smart-alec is not the way to go.
Finally, do not engage in any illegal discussions, post anything abusive, racist, sexually-oriented, obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
Since there are quite a few clowns that need every last little detail spelled out, the sections below do exactly that.
|EXTREME Overclocking AUP Agreement|
Welcome to the EXTREME Overclocking Forums. You are expected to use good judgment and common sense when posting, and act like a civilized individual. Members here encompass all ages, and the contents in a post should be suitable as such. These forums are for people who have an interest in PCs, if this is not your primary reason for joining, then you best leave now.
Please remember that the open and real-time nature of these Forums makes it is impossible for us to vouch for the validity of any content posted. As such, we are not responsible for any messages posted nor the consequences of following any advice offered within Forum posts. The views expressed in the posts you will find in these Forums belong solely to their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of EXTREME Overclocking, its affiliates, and/or sponsors.
If you find any posts in these Forums to be offensive or objectionable, please report them via the icon that looks like that is contained within each post (if you are a registered member), or use the contact us page and submit the information to a staff member. If we determine that removal of a post or posts is necessary, we will make reasonable efforts to do so in a timely manner. Arguing with the person who made the offensive post accomplishes nothing except getting people banned. It also wastes the staffs' time by having to clean up the mess. We do not care who "started it", if you post something that adds to the argument, then you are just as guilty as they are. So please, do us all a favor and think before you post. If you see something that is inappropriate, click the report post button underneath the post in question, a staff member will handle it as soon as possible.
By using these Forums, you agree to the following:
These Forums do not and can not review all of the content of every message posted and do not accept responsibility for the contents of any messages. We reserve the right to delete any message and/or restrict posting rights in our Forums for any reason whatsoever. Should you continue to post messages that violate the rules of the Forums, your account may be terminated, your access to the Forums may be banned, and your service provider(s) may be contacted about your behavior. Furthermore, we expressly reserve our rights under the law to take any other actions we deem necessary.
We at these Forums also reserve the right to disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on EXTREME Overclocking, protect and defend the rights or property of EXTREME Overclocking's network of sites, or visitors to EXTREME Overclocking, identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties, and cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
|Unsolicited Advertising / SPAM / Site Pimping|
We do not allow unsolicited advertising of any kind on this site! Under US Federal Law: USC 47.5.II.227 we will seek compensation for damages of no less than $500 USD per incident. Texas Penal Code 33.02(a) and Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Chapter 143 also consider this act as a felony. Any additional fees from hiring a collection agency and / or legal council will be paid by You.
We do not allow Site Pimping! As mentioned before, Site Pimping refers to the use of this site as a redirector or gateway to another site for the purpose of collecting click, traffic, monetary, or other benefits. This encompasses all forms of forum communication INCLUDING signatures and avatars! Violations of this nature will be dealt with on a case by case basis with anything from simply removing the offending links to possibly a legal lawsuit. If you want to pimp a site, post it on digg or other social link sites.
Members found posting any unsolicited advertisements (especially illegal ones) will be banned, their posts deleted, their IP(s) blocked, their URLs censored, and all relevant information given to the respective hosting companies and / or ISPs, and possibly local and / or federal law enforcement.
You will not collect personal information about forum members for the purpose of sending them any solicitations through other means (email, messaging programs, etc.).
|First off, a sig is supposed to be something short and sweet, not take up half a page.
Second, new members aka the "Newbie Member" rank DO NOT have the ability to use a sig or custom avater.
If using an image (or image + text), the maximum dimensions are 500 x 175 pixels with a maximum combined file size no larger than 50KB. You can have any combination of smaller images and text blocks just as long as combined they don't exceed those dimensions or file size limit.If you are using strictly text, you don't need to make it wrap to constrain to the 500px width, you can leave it longer as browsers will auto-wrap. Just make sure that at 500px width it is not taller than 175px.
|FS/WTB Forum Section Addendum|
Please remember that EXTREME Overclocking accepts NO responsibility / liability whatsoever for any deals done on this forum. All deals are private transactions between the two individuals negotiating the sale. The staff will try to help out as much as possible in the event a deal goes bad, but understand we have no real legal authority over the matter (more details below).
In more legal terms: You agree to hold harmless and indemnify EXTREME Overclocking and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, EXTREME Overclocking will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
Ok, so these are the new and improved FS section rules. Read them VERY carefully as many times as required until you are in no doubt as to what they consist of. Failure to familiarise yourself with the full set of FS section rules WILL lead to infractions/restriction of access to the section, and ultimately permanent loss of the ability to trade on this forum. There is no fooling about in this section, and we will deal with any misdemeanours quickly and effectively. You have been warned.
Also, please, please, please use the REPORT POST feature (represented by this icon ) ASAP to report any spamming, thread trashing, scams, questionable listings, etc. We are going to be really relying on you guys helping us to moderate the section by keeping an eye out for trouble, and actively encourage some degree of self-moderation from users in reminding others of the rules and pointing out rule-breaking to others etc.
The For Sale / Wanting To Buy (FS/WTB) sections are exclusively for the use of all EXTREME Overclocking forum members with a user group of "Regular Member" or higher to use for buying and selling electronic goods and computer hardware.
Acceptable & Prohibited Items To Buy / Sell:
When we say "Your", that means YOU and only YOU... not "Your friend" or "Your neighbor"... When YOU sell an item, YOU are responsible for the deal and the item's condition and authenticity. If your friend needs to sell something, then let them do it themselves.
NO ITEMS OF ANY OTHER FORM OR CATEGORY ARE TO BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THIS SECTION. ALL THREADS CONTAINING ITEMS NOT FITTING THOSE CATEGORIES WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT WARNING. If you are unsure about an item please contact the forum staff prior to posting it and we will get back to you with a definitive answer. If your item is allowed, please place a note next to it saying, "Approved by ..." so that one staff member can verify it with the person that approved it.
The following rules MUST be adhered to when creating a FS thread, no exceptions!
Include the following in the first post in the For Sale forum:
Include the following in the first post in the Wanting To Buy forum:
Additional Rules For Item Listing:
When an Item Sells or is Found:
Recommended Guidelines for Buying / Selling:
These guidelines have been created to minimise the risks of problems when conducting a deal on the forum. While these are optional and no one is holding a gun to your head telling you to follow them, failure to do so will greatly increase the chances of you encountering problems or at worst case being scammed. We strongly recommend you take note of them.
As soon as you and another party strike a deal then immediately exchange emails and/or PMs providing both parties with the following information.
Print out or make a note on paper of the contact details of the other party. If your PC should fail or be subject to data loss, your Internet access get cut off, or similar disaster befall you then you need a way of contacting the buyer/seller. Should there be any delay in completion then both party’s will have full contact details to hand.
Please do NOT approach the mods for assistance if you have neglected to take simple precautions. It is a users responsibility to take their own steps to ensure that the person they are dealing with is genuine. With high value items, confirming a sellers telephone number by giving them a quick call is highly recommended, and is one of the most effective ways to see if someone is genuine.
For payment options PayPal is always recommended as it is fast, secure, and the most widely accepted. Postal Money Orders, Cashiers (Bank) Checks are also relatively safe. It is acceptable to wait to ship the item until the payment clears PayPal or your Bank, be sure to let the buyer know you are waiting and will let them know as soon as it clears and when you ship the item!
Never, never, ever never deal with someone who insists on paying via Western Union or some Escrow service. 99% of the time these are scams and should be reported immediately!
If you are shipping an item, you should ALWAYS get tracking / delivery confirmation, and hopefully insurance on any item with significant value. This is YOUR proof that you shipped the item (and the buyer received it). If you are really unsure about the buyer, then spend the extra for certified or required signature.
If there is a problem with the item after it arrives, TAKE PICTURES. It should be determined if it was damaged in transit (i.e. box is crushed when arrived) or damaged before shipped (DOA item).
If you are having problems concerning a trade, such as not receiving goods or money, then consider the situation very carefully before taking your next action. DO NOT POST ON THE FORUM with your complaints! PM a mod (or preferably multiple mods) with the details and then we will investigate.
However before complaining think to yourself: have you allowed sufficient time for the goods to be sent? Many have been embarrassed due to complaints or comments made only to later find that the sender has been in hospital or otherwise genuinely removed from web access. It happens, that’s life.
If you have followed the recommended guidelines we have set for safe trading then you will have the other party’s following information:
Attempt contact by these means first. If necessary, write to the other party by recorded/signed delivery so that there is no question as to what steps you have taken.
If you continue to have genuine and continuing problems with a trader then inform the mods, providing FULL information concerning the trade, the other party, what was agreed and any contact from the other party. The moderators may be able to help but nothing is guaranteed. It is important that you report any problems as soon as possible as they may represent issues that others are having with an individual, who may then be a scammer.
If the matter cannot be resolved after taking the above steps then the mods may at their discretion suspend the accounts of problem individuals until such a time as any problems have been resolved, or failing that a permaban will be issued in serious cases.
Rating The Deal:
After you have completed your transaction, it is highly recommended you rate the other person using the iTrader system. This lets others know how many deals the person has engaged in and gives some level of confidence that the person is dependable.
Listing Items In Sigs:
Please do NOT list items in your signature. We have special code in place that will update a special addition to the sig area with your listings. The links are created from the thread title, so it is imperative you make a descriptive title!
The additional listing info generated by the automated code will NOT count against the signature size limitations.
There will be an additional page in your UserCP that will show all your items you have listed, and additionally all the items in the archive section (for your reference).
There will be additional info on your profile page for people to find your items for sale.
The FS sections are for the use of private individuals to buy and sell their own personal property. Commercial Trading, i.e. buying and selling of items specifically for profit, is strictly prohibited. Anyone buying and/or selling excessive quantities of items will be deemed to be Trading and they will be banned from the forum. No exceptions.
The practice of Bulk Purchasing & Reselling through the For Sale forum is also prohibited. Such threads will be removed without further explanation. Bulk buying is not tolerated on this site and as such is deemed as trading.
These FS section Rules are to be read and complied with in conjunction with the Board Rules. The moderators reserve the right to add to or amend these rules at any time should they choose.
The decision of the FS moderators is final. Lengthy discussion by email will not be entered into.
If you wish to make any form of complaint regarding any major decisions undertaken by a moderator then PM/email Jason with your concern. His decision is final in all matters.
|Warnings & Bans|
We do not like having to ban people, but from time to time it becomes necessary.
The typical method of letting users know they are doing something wrong is by using the user infraction system. The User Infraction system is designed to automate the the management of misbehaving users. Infractions carry a point total that is awarded to users. When a user reaches pre-determined point levels, the user is given infraction groups. Infraction groups are set up to restrict the permissions of users. The system can also be configured to institute automatic bans based on points or number of infractions received. A user can also be given a "warning", in which the infraction shows up in their list, but the point(s) do not count towards their infraction total.
When a user reaches one of these point levels, they are put in the appropriate user group for the specified time period.
A user can only see their own infractions, it is not visible to other users. The display format of the infractions are: Warnings / Infractions (Points)
The infraction system is used 99% of the time, however the staff will still sometimes directly restrict a user's permissions or ban them depending on the offense.
As a warning a member will have their access "restricted", in which permissions and forum access is reduced, however they are still able to access to core of the forum as usual.
Past having a restriction, there is a full "ban" in which the user has no access to the forum. This can be set to expire after a specified period of time, or it can be permanent. Any user that is permanently banned is NOT allowed to re-register, we will delete any duplicate accounts that we find, and will report your abuse to the proper people should activities continue.
It is your responsiblity to read & follow the rules, so don't gripe to us saying "I didn't know!", that is not a valid excuse.
Images found in violation of the above (usually people linking full-sized massive images in the thread or broken images) will be removed without notice. Members who continue to violate the above notice will have action taken against them.
** The exception to linking to a full-sized image is only when you are writing a guide and the images must be in-line to go along with the text. The images in those cases must be of reasonable dimensions (640x480 or less), and probably it is still best to only show thumbnails and let the user click to see the full sized images.
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This page was last updated October 28, 2008