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BigGuts Discussion Forum Rules:

Read these carefully!
These rules can and will be updated without notice, so check back often.
If you do not follow these rules you will be at risk of being banned permanently.

When we ban someone, the ban is permanent and non reversable.

1. Account/Profile Rules

1.1- Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

1.2- Profile pictures and avatars may not include pornographic or insulting images.

1.3- Profile text may not be inviting for sex, meet-ups or contain insulting content.

1.4- When posting a message on a members profile please try to follow the Discussion/Posting rules.

2. Discussion/Posting Rules

2.1- While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts nor do we allow posts of a racist or homophobic nature, and attacks towards any members religious beliefs.

2.2- We do not allow posts that are sexual/pornographic in nature or violate BigGuts community standards.

2.3- Please do not use this forum to arrange meetings or hook-ups in any way. If you want to, arrange it outside of the Forum without using any of the tools here such as, PM, E-mail, Posting, Profile.

2.5- Do not ask about unhealthy things like air pumping and similar. If you want to find forums that discuss this matter PM one of us mods and we can assist you.

2.6- Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.

2.7- Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For general questions this should be 24 hours. For specific issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.

2.8- Please use the search function to find if there is already a similar thread to your question, before making a new one.

2.9- Threads may not be revived/bumped once died out, if they die out their is probably a reason for it.

2.10- Threads may not be revived/bumped for post count.

2.11- Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

2.12- If you are going to post non-English on these forums, please also post an English Translation of your post.

2.13- If you are going to post, please do not abuse the English language and use punctuation to your very best.
Of course errors can be made, that's only human

2.14- Posts made entirely out of CAPS are not tolerated

2.15- Only emoticon posts are not tolerated.

2.16- Excessive use of emoticons is not tolerated.

2.17- Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) nonsense posts, or the such.

2.18- Excessive off-topic replies will be split, locked or deleted if necessary.

2.19- Any sticky or announcement topic is judged as an active topic.

3. Picture Rules

3.1- Pictures deemed to be of sexual or pornographic will be deleted. and the user will be warned. (in severe cases we immediately give out a permanent ban).

3.2- Pictures should not be of large resolution/size. If you think it's too big, make it smaller. Try to use your own insight for this!

3.3- Progress pictures should contain actual progress, and no 1lb gains.

3.4- If posting similar pictures on one day, please try to post them in the same thread you already posted.

3.5- All content posted on the Internet is protected by the Copyright law to more or less extent. Including pictures.
Therefore, you may not post pictures that do not belong to you, unless you have the original owners permission.
We are very active, even outside these boards and not always under the same usernames, so we will always find out or get tipped if you are trying to break this rule.

3.6- When you post a thread in the picture forum, actually attach the pictures or upload them to a website (Photobucket, Imageshack, etc). Picture threads without pictures or using your avatar as the picture will be deleted.

4. Private Messaging Rules

4.1- If you private message someone, and they don't reply, please don't continue to flood their box. If we get complaints about this, your private messaging will be disabled.

4.2- Try not to PM the moderators and administrators for useless things, ofcourse a friendly chat or other things like that are more then welcome.

4.3- Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.

4.4- We also do not allow PM's that are sexual in nature or violate BigGuts community standards.

On a side note:
While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

We reserve the right to remove posts/members that abuse our rules without notice.

We are not responsible for anything happening to you that is self inflicted, happens outside of the forum or that is beyond our reach, so always be careful when using the internet!

General Important Information
All other information that is added later or has a significant meaning will be posted here.

Leave the running and moderating of the Forums to us, and don't take matters into your own hand. If you feel like someone done wrong, notify us using the Private Messaging function or post in the Moderation Feedback thread that we have specially set up for problems you might encounter. Don't try to counter-act on us, or start a discussion about what we did, even if what we did totally contradicts your personal beliefs.

- Guests can not do anything except reading posts.
- Newly registered users must await manual moderation before being able to post. (This can take up to 24 hours)
- Registered users need atleast 1 post to be able to use the Private Messaging function.
- Registered users have to reach a minimum of 7 good*** posts to be able to see pictures.
- You need at least 10 characters in a post to be able to reply.
- The Random Stuff board does not raise your post count.
***With this we mean substantial, contributing posts that have a meaning. No mindless posting without reading the Thread, or giving a reply that does not fit the question asked. These posts will be deleted, reducing your post count. Remember if you are here posting for the first time, do not rush it! This will only force us to delete most of your posts as it will seem like you are trying to get to the 7 post limit as fast as possible. Also keep in mind that it can take up to 24 hours before your account gets upgraded, if it takes any longer, try to be patient or notify us.

Remember that we are a weight-gain forum, and not a weight-loss forum, anyone is allowed to post pictures of themselves if they intend to get bigger. This means that progress pictures should actually contain the stepts of you achieving a bigger gut, and not how you are slowly creating a six-pack.
The majority of members here will not care about, or give out any tips to, people who come here to loose weight, nor is it allowed anymore to come here with the specific goal to become thin. I hope we have made this clear.
Of course we also welcome encouragers and other members involved in the gaining scene!

Generally the rule is if you ask you won't ever get the position. So, I am going to make it known now. The site has three staff members, and as it is that is more than enough people to administrate/moderate this site and it's forum respectively. If we are going to mod someone, we make the selection and we will ask you directly if you are interested. We aren't going to automatically make anyone an admin/mod as it functions off of a prestiege system for such a promotion. Who we select is based off of their activity, how well they follow the rules and get along with others, and what content they can provide to the site. If you faithfully provide content to us we put you under consideration the next time such a position opens up and is available. We would like to hire people that we know will work and not sit there and slack on particular projects that we need help with or assign.

Asking us yourself, repeatedly, only annoys us and makes us not want to give you the abilities at all, ever, especially if it's put in the form of a demand. This makes it look like you are craving power and it's possible you could abuse this power and be irresponsible.

Account Deletion & How to come back
If you request, we can ban your account to prevent you accessing it. We request that you PM or Email one of the staff about this rather then posting in the general forum as that wastes our time, and it isn't on-topic discussion. From now your request will be ignored if you do not PM/Email us with your request, and just post it in the open forum.
In the PM/Email, please state a reason why you want us to remove you, and whether you believe it will be permanent or not. This will help us determine whether you will be allowed to come back if you choose to later on.
If you follow these simple guidelines your account will be banned in the proper way.

Coming Back
So you've changed your mind and want to come back to the forum. Thats fine, however if you have given us a prior reason or did not follow the rules the first time around, unfortunately we will not be able to let you back onto the site. I suggest that you Email or IM any of the staff before you create a new account, explaining that you want to come back. We will then reverse the ban on your old account and you can use that.

This process has been made so we have a cleaner forum in regards to multiple accounts, and because we have had a huge increase in the amounts of bans flouted with previous users coming back under different names, which is clearly not allowed in the forum rules.
We understand especially with younger members that you probably change your mind fairly often, so I'd suggest if you are having second thoughts about gaining, just leave the site for a while and don't request that we ban your account.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact one of the staff members or post in this thread: Moderation Feedback.

BigGuts Forum Staff.

These rules were last updated at October 10th 2009.

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