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Welcome to the VGR Forum, and thank you for taking a few minutes to read up on our guidelines.  We provide this resource to you for free so that you can meet other members of the VGR community, exchange news, join clans, and participate in our giveaways.  There are a lot of fantastic people here, and I feel sure that you’ll make a lot of friends and enjoy what we have to offer.  Our goal is to make that experience enjoyable for everyone here in our community. 

To that end, we are posting these guidelines and rules for you to review.  While we offer you membership on this forum for free, it is a privilege and not a right.  If you do not follow our guidelines and rules, you will forfeit that privilege.  Please check each of our forum sections for additional individual rules which may apply only to those particular sections.  These forum-wide guidelines apply to the entire website.  We regularly update these rules, so check back regularly; it is your responsibility to be up-to-date.  And should you have any questions or concerns about the rules or guidelines, please ask for clarification instead of suffering in silence. 

Posting Guidelines

Account and Miscellaneous Guidelines

Moderation Policy

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Posting Guidelines

  1. Please use common sense when you participate on our forum.  If your posts violate our guidelines or we feel they are unsuitable in some way, we may edit, move, or remove your post.  If we do this, we will usually send you a private message to notify you.  If you do not hear from us, feel free to inquire, but you may assume that your violation was minor in these situations and that we have forgone contacting you because we are swamped in other moderating duties.  If you do hear from us, please do not assume that means that your violation is serious; we will let you know if it is directly.
  2. Please post grammatically.  While we do not expect perfection as far as your spelling and grammar is concerned, we ask that you do your best and post readably in English.  At the same time, we ask that you do not make posts or replies simply to correct the grammar or spelling of another forum member.  This behavior is a form of trolling and will not be tolerated.
  3. Spammy or rude posts do not belong on this forum.  If your post does not contribute to the topic in a positive, useful, or supportive manner, please defer posting.  Comments which are negative and do not contribute to discussions on the forum will be removed.  If you bump a topic (such as a recruitment thread for clan members), please provide some kind of new information, and do not simply write “Bump” in your post.  You may bump your topics once every 48 hours in any section of the forum.  Do not attempt to maneuver around this rule by “tag-team” bumping.
  4. Posting links is acceptable so long as the links are relevant to the topic.  No affiliate links please.  Do not post misleading links or images, including links or images that lead to shocking content.  Likewise, we do not accept posts that promote hatred or intolerance of any groups or which link to hate sites. 
  5. Try not swear or use any vulgarities on our forum.  Some users are under the age of 18.  Make your posts appropriate to a 13-18 age group. Use good judgment. 
  6. Please do not discuss torrent sites or pirating software or any related topics on this site. 
  7. Do not post private information concerning yourself or anyone else on this forum.  For more information, read our guidelines on staying safe online.
  8. If you have suggestions for improving the VGR forum, we welcome you to contact us.  You may send your suggestions via private message or post them publicly here, however we do not permit posts made solely to damage the community.  Please refrain from posting only to insult or complain; post with a positive, constructive purpose.  Posts which do not conform to these guidelines will be removed.

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Account and Miscellaneous Guidelines

  1. Do not open multiple accounts.  Please use a single account only.  If you share an IP address with another user, please contact us in advance before you create a second account under that IP address.
  2. Please refrain from using proxies to access our website. 
  3. Banners in your signature must measure 650x200 pixels or smaller.  If you violate this rule repeatedly, you may lose your signature privileges.  Please do not use inappropriate images.
  4. Avatars must conform to the size limit and also must not contain any inappropriate imagery.  If your avatar violates these terms, it will be removed immediately.
  5. Do not use our forum for purposes of self-promotion or to promote any product or website.  This goes for topics you post, responses to other topics, private messages, and profile comments.  If you notice a violation of this rule, we ask you to please report it to us immediately.  Of course you are allowed to promote your graphics and YouTube Videos, but so so in the designated forums. 
  6. Statements of libel or personal attacks are forbidden on this site, whether they concern other members of the forum or not.  Harassment is forbidden, and if you engage in this kind of behavior, your posts will be removed immediately.
  7. Do not attempt to do our jobs for us.  If you see a post which violates our rules, report the post instead of attempting to moderate the post yourself or respond personally to the situation.  While we appreciate your help, causing a conflict on the site because of a rule violation will only contribute to the drama and make our jobs more challenging.  Simply report the issue so we can resolve it ourselves and prevent further disagreements.
  8. VGR Points may not be traded for any other currency.  VGR Points that are traded for cash will be removed.
  9. Reputation may not be purchased with VGR Points or cash.  Those who abuse this system will be subject to whatever penalties we see fit.
  10. If you have a complaint regarding a specific member, please use the PM system to submit your complaint here.  Do not attempt to handle the matter publicly. 

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Moderation Policy

If you follow these forum guidelines, there should be no reason for you to ever have to face any of these consequences.  Here is what you can expect to happen if you do violate these rules:

  • Minor offenses:  This will result in a gentle reminder, and if applicable, your offending post/avatar/signature will be removed.
  • Serious or repeat offenses:  This will result in an official warning.  You may lose some of your privileges on the site and may be added to a moderation queue (your posts will need to be reviewed before we let them go live).  We may revoke Points if applicable.
  • Extreme offenses:  We may temporarily or permanently ban you from the site.

All administrators on this website reserve the right to edit, delete, move, block, split, or merge content for any reason, and to temporarily or permanently ban members of the site at their sole discretion.  If you do not understand a decision which has been made with regard to your account or your content, PM an administrator to ask for clarification. 

Thank you for following our rules and making the VGR Forum a friendly and fun place for everyone!

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