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#1 DarkChaos Admin Hitokiri Battousai 9518 posts 14.00 XCB

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 10:50 PM

Rules of the XeroCreative Forums


The rules you MUST follow when posting on our forums and the Portal.

Global Forum Rules

1. Spamming in any XeroCreative Forum will not be tolerated. (SPAM = Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages) Just don't say "yeah, cool", "sup", "woo", etc. Put some thought and opinion behind your post.
2. No blatant advertising of any kind will be allowed on any part of the board. NOTE: There are some cases where advertising is necessary or acceptable. Please contact a moderator or administrator before posting advertisements for permission.
3. No flaming other members simply because they have different views. Everyone has their own opinion, but disagreeing with another's opinion does not justify flaming.
4. Favorite topics will be allowed on the forums within reason. Don't create a thread that just says "What's your favorite food lol?" Again, put some thought behind your post: "My favorite food is pizza because the sauce makes my mouth gasm and I like how the toppings offer me more variety than there are species of rodents."
5. Versus topics fall under the same rules as the favorites, but come with an added danger: flaming. Any flaming that occurs will not be tolerated, and if a thread derails into that, it will be locked and the offenders will be dealt with by staff.
6. No "Wanna duel?" topics anywhere on the board. We have chats if you want to find a duel.
7. Don't double post (posting twice in a row.) or thread bump (posting a spam message to generate activity) in any forum except for the Deck Depot and Fan Fiction forums. Rules concerning these are more detailed in the specific forum's rules.
8. Be sure to post your thread in the appropriate forum. Don't post an "I have a question" thread in the suggestion forum.
9. Never ask for a staff position. Don't come to us, we will come to you.
10. Do not post in a topic when a question has already been answered, when rules are broken, or when a topic is inappropriate just to say "This topic needs to be locked." or anything similar to that. This is known as mini-modding, and will not be tolerated by any of the staff. If you notice a post or a thread that breaks the rules, hit the report button. We'll get to it quickly.
11. If you see a topic that is inappropriate, do not post in it. Leave it for a staff member to handle. Posting in such topics will result in the same punishment as the original starter of the topic. Again: Report button. Use it.

If You wish to take an image from another site, please save the image and host it yourself.


SIGNATURE & AVATAR RESTRICTIONS

Signature

1)500px Width for all images. What this means is that any one image in any user's signature should not exceed 500px in width.

2)400px Height TOTAL for all images combined. What this means is that if you add up the height of all of the images in your signature, the total should not exceed 400px. As you should be able to infer already, this also means that you can have multiple images in your signature, just as long as their total height does not exceed 400px.

3)Vertical signature images are allowed. Each user may only use 1 vertical sig. When using a vertical sig, the height may not exceed 450px (meaning that vertical sigs are the only exception to the 400px limit on signature images). Also, when using a vertical sig, no other images may be used in your signature.

4)Users may use an animated image in their signature. However, every user is only limited to the inclusion of ONE and only ONE animated image per signature.

5)Each user has a base allowance of lines of text allowed in their signature. This allowance is 7 lines of text.

6)For every 50px (of the 400px allowed) of signature image height that you DO NOT use, you are allowed one extra line of text in your signature. By omitting a signature image altogether, you can use a total of 8 extra lines.

7)Quote and Code tags count as an additional 2 lines used (as they take up extra space).

These new limitations will be enforced starting Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Abuse of font size or spoiler tags, or failure to comply with these rules will result in the removal of your signature.

Your avatar may not be any bigger than 150 x 150 pixels or 150 KB in size.


Rules Last Updated: June 27, 2011


Edited by DarkBlaze557, 27 June 2011 - 12:08 PM.
Updated rules. Yay new management!

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#2 DarkChaos Admin Hitokiri Battousai 9518 posts 14.00 XCB

DarkChaos

Posted 17 December 2005 - 03:06 PM


Indepth Sig/Avatar Rules

Avatar Rules

If you wish to use a XC Pre-Made Avatar:
-Go to My Controls
-On the left hand side, Under Personal Profile, Click Edit Avatar Settings
-On the drop down menu under Pre-installed avatars you may choose an avatar from one of our galleries
-Select a gallery and hit "Go"
-Select an Avatar and hit "Use Selected Avatar"
Repeat these steps to change to a new XC Pre-Made Avatar

If you wish to upload your own Avatar for your use:
-Go to the XC Store
-You will see a link taking you to the Shop Inventory or Stuff area (Name Subject to Change)
-You can use your XC Buxs to buy an Avatar Upload (Prices will vary)
-Once bought, click the Item and follow the Instructions.
Avatar Maximum is 100x100


Signature Rules

To edit your signature, Go to My Controls.
On the left hand side, Under Personal Profile, Click Edit Signature.
Edit from there.

Member Signature Limits:

1)500px Width for all images. What this means is that any one image in any user's signature should not exceed 500px in width.

2)400px Height TOTAL for all images combined. What this means is that if you add up the height of all of the images in your signature, the total should not exceed 400px. As you should be able to infer already, this also means that you can have multiple images in your signature, just as long as their total height does not exceed 400px.

3)Vertical signature images are allowed. Each user may only use 1 vertical sig. When using a vertical sig, the height may not exceed 450px (meaning that vertical sigs are the only exception to the 400px limit on signature images). Also, when using a vertical sig, no other images may be used in your signature.

4)Users may use an animated image in their signature. However, every user is only limited to the inclusion of ONE and only ONE animated image per signature.

5)Each user has a base allowance of lines of text allowed in their signature. This allowance is 7 lines of text.

6)For every 50px (of the 400px allowed) of signature image height that you DO NOT use, you are allowed one extra line of text in your signature. By omitting a signature image altogether, you can use a total of 8 extra lines.

7)Quote and Code tags count as an additional 2 lines used (as they take up extra space).

These new limitations will be enforced starting Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Abuse of font size or spoiler tags, or failure to comply with these rules will result in the removal of your signature.



Rules have been created by Cassie, Julian, Andrew, and DarkChaos.
Updated signature rules have been created by Celsius and DarkBlaze557


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#3 LunarNova Retired Administrator Nyoro~n... 2540 posts 0.00 XCB

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:27 AM

Sometimes there seems to be a little misconception about these rules. Let me clarify some of them:
  • Member Groups... there are so many of them... which one's mine? Different member groups get different sig limits, but with all of these member groups floating around, who gets what? Simply put, let's leave it at this:
    • Members, Level 2 Members, and Veterans (regardless of level) fall under the two-image limit.
    • Xtra Members fall under the three-image limit.
    Sig sizes apply for everyone. No image can exceed a length of 500 pixels or a width of 175 pixels; every member is allowed one (and only one) of these. Other sig images cannot exceed a length of 400 pixels or a width of 100 pixels. If one of these parameters is violated by a noticeable amount (so if you're off by 1-10 pixels, we won't get on your case), you should fix it.
  • What counts as an "image"? Anything that is not text counts as an image. So even if you have a small little 300x100 animated gif, a userbar or even a survey image that is an image, that counts as a sig image (for now, that is) and will therefore count towards your limit. If you're still confused, put it this way: if you need to use an image tag, then it's an image.
  • I'm part of a clan and team, and they have clan/team ("CT") images. What happens then? Those images still go towards your sig limit. So if you're a regular member who's part of two teams and a clan, you can only put up two CT images in your sig and no other images otherwise. Of course, if you can get someone with skill-- yourself included--you can make a collage of all of your affiliations, like WildHeartless did.
  • So there's a text line limit... what about refs? Think of it this way: instead of ~6 refs on a list, visualize a 400 x 100 image instead. So a list of 30 refs, each having their own line, would have the sig length equivalent of five 400 x 100 images. That's really frustrating to scroll through, especially if everyone with ref lists that long posts their refs like that. Instead, just separate them by commas and spaces or by slashes. A lot of people on XC aren't traders, so they don't really take note of the refs anyway. Better yet, just have a small mention in your sig saying "Refs: x;" it gives you more room for other characters in your sig, and it appeases the traders and the non-traders who have to scroll past your sig.
Remember that you can't get extra images in exchange for spare lines of text. I haven't seen anyone fall for this, but don't be one of them.

Or else... :cthulhu_smiley: will eat you, of course. Or you'll get pwnt.
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