Instant Permanent Ban Offenses
•DO NOT create an account for the specific purpose of advertising or spamming the Forums.
•DO NOT register an account with an offensive username. As to what qualifies as offensive, if you think it might be then just don't do it.
•DO NOT publicly criticize LOP Forums. If you have an issue with the Forums or how they are run, please either PM an admin or see your way to the Feedback subforum. We welcome criticism and constructive feedback but just complaining to complain achieves nothing but discouraging others to participate in the Forums. There are NO exceptions to this rule, including the FFA.
•DO NOT post another user's private information, up to and including addresses, real names, pictures or anything else not made available on the Forum by the user in question. This is not only an LOP Forums rule but also carries with it potential legal ramifications. If said user has made this information public on the Forum previously, it's fair game... but it would be wise to use discretion and just leave things of that nature alone in general, especially as it pertains to debates/arguments/etc. This also applies to our Private Messaging system. If something is said via PM, it is not to be reposted publicly without both users' clearly expressed permission.
•DO NOT post pornography of any sort.
•DO NOT plagiarize someone else's work if you participate in the Columns Forum, be they an LOP writer or anyone else. We do check regularly and you will be caught.
•DO NOT register more then one account. If you require a name change, just ask an admin. If you're having issues logging in, contact an admin via either a user who isn't having issues or via social media. Users with multiple accounts will be IP banned. If you share a computer with another user, please let the Staff know so as to avoid being identified as a Multiple Alias Infraction (MAI).
Red Card Rules : Max penalty is a permanent ban
•Don't register more then one account (If a computer is shared, please let Staff know)
•Don't register with an obscene/vulgar/bigoted or spam (advertisement) user name. Said name WILL be banned, as will your IP.
•Don't flame and or harass members on LoP. This includes Private Messages, pictures, videos, links, signatures and any other method eligible to the LoP Forums. (FFA allows flaming, but not harassment)
•Pay attention to the fact that individual Forums (such as LPW and Columns) may enforce additional rules. It is your responsibility to seek out and read these rules before participating in said Forums.
•Don't plagiarize the work of others. (LoP members or not)
•Don't post or link images/videos that contain nudity, pornography, and or that are gory/gruesome.
•Don't post spam. (Advertisement of product or site via link, username, text , image, homepage, etc.). This applies to links or advertisements in regular forum posts, signatures or your user specific homepage. Spammers will be permanently banned on first offense, no warnings.
•"Prejudiced" comments about religion, gender, race and/or sexual preference are subject to edit or deletion by Staff on a case by case basis. This includes includes via Private Message, pictures, videos, links and or signatures. The only exceptions to this rule are posts/comments made within the FFA and the "artistic license" afforded to writers in the Columns Forum. Even those exceptions only go so far. Your freedom of speech is not in question, but your free reign to abuse and offend others will be regulated. Be aware of this.
PRIVACY (Violations may earn permanent ban)
Please note that our reach on LoP Forums only reaches so far. Be wary of whom you friend/follow/etc on social media if you wish to maintain a level of privacy between your "real life" and "Forum life". Any incidents or harassment on social media that spring from incidents/interactions on LoP Forums are to be reported to that respective social media site. Though harassment that extends from social media interaction can potentially result in the LoP Forums banning of an an offending party, LoP Forums Staff can only police LoP Forums. We cannot police Facebook, Twitter or any other outside site.
In other words, mix LoP and your real life, up to and including your social media accounts, at your own discretion.
•Don't post personal information about other member(s) without their permission. This includes real names, addresses, phone numbers or photos. For safety reasons, moderators will remove real names, addresses, and phone numbers at all times. If you prefer information to stay private - don't share information publicly.
•If a photo is shared publicly on the Forum, (NOT via PM), that photo will be considered public domain and is open to reposting. If you prefer a photo to stay private - don't share that photo publicly.
•As it pertains to social media, members are not allowed to take photos or personal information from another's social media profiles, nor are they allowed to discuss on the board private events of a member's life which have transpired outside of the Forums. The only exception to this is if someone personally brings up said events within the confines of LOP Forums. For example, if someone brings up their divorce in a Forum post, you can mention their divorce. If you just read it on their Facebook profile and they've made no mention of it here on the Forums, keep your mouth shut. One's private life is one's private life and is to remain so.
•Private messages are to remain private. While the contents of a PM can be reported to Staff if it contains flames or other harassment, the contents of a PM are NOT to be made public via posts, signature quote/image or any other means. Private means private.
Yellow Card Rules : Max Penalty is Temporary ban ( up to 30 days)
•Do Not Engage in Message Flooding (the sending of mass Private Messages)
•Avoid Double/Triple Posting
•Don't publicly argue with Staff about rules, bans or any issues with a specific mod/admin's methods of moderation. This applies to all subforums, including the FFA. If you have a valid point to raise that you feels warrants further discussion and/or looking into, please the LOP Feedback thread, Report Post button for a specific incident or direct a Private Message towards another mod or admin.
•Don't abuse the "report a post" option. Use it only if it's for a legit infraction
•Don't publicly post the URL, the site name and or a link of pro-wrestling news sites, forums or podcast networks except for those affiliated with Lords of Pain. This includes signature or homepage links. Personal blog pages or links to podcasts are alright as long as they're not part of a larger wrestling based blog page.
•Questionable images, as outlined in the rules above, are not allowed as signature images.
•Usernames will only be changed once a year. (requests can be done via PM to a mod/admin)
•Don't start a thread announcing your arrival. Just start posting.
•Don't ask for PPV streams or share links to PPV streams. This will be considered spamming and you WILL be permanently banned.
•Don't post spoilers (except in spoiler threads)
•New members must have at least 1 post within 1 week of registration. "Lurker" accounts that do not engage in posting of any sort will be deleted.
•If you notice a questionable post that should be brought to Staff's attention, please click the Report button. This is the triangle shaped button with an exclamation point in the middle found at the bottom of each post.
•LPW is the ONLY E-fed allowed on LOP. No other ROLE-PLAYING game will be allowed on LoP
Disclaimer: No squirrels died during the making of these rules.
LOP Staff Rules (Violation of these rules may result in demotion or removal of Staff position in general.)
•LoP Staff members are to moderate THEIR forums only. The only valid exceptions to this are if it's basic spam or if it's a serious infraction & the moderator(s) of that forum are not online. If an infraction has occurred and that forum's moderator(s) are online then let them know about it. They may or may not be already aware of the problem. Each Forum Leader is naturally most knowledgeable about their respective forums and will know the history of offenses and whether issues are ongoing, thus making them best equipped to handle any issues.
•All infractions, warnings and bans must be noted in the Staff Forum. (Not applicable for spam, as we'd be here all day.)
•LoP Staff business stays in the Staff Forum.
•LoP Staff are not to "throw each other under the bus" as it pertains to changes in rules or decisions upon bans, infractions, etc.. If a staff member has an issue with another staff member's actions then it can be discussed privately in the Staff Forum.
•LoP Staff members are not to edit LoP members posts with infuriating and insulting remarks. This is tantamount to flaming and will be treated as such.
•LoP Staff should not be snide or rude with LoP members (outside of FFA). This will be considered flame baiting and will be treated as such.
•LoP Staff should not engage debates with LoP members about LoP rules or moderating decisions (such as bans, warnings, rule changes, etc.). If someone has a critique about your modding and/or LoP rules outside of the designated Feedback Forum then tell them to take it to said designated Feedback Forum. That's why it exists. If someone tries to pick a fight, DO NOT fight back. It's called "responsibility" and it's expected of Staff members.
LoP Staff on Staff warnings will be judged based on a case by case basis and appropriate punishment will be determined by the severity of the infraction as well as the Staff member in question's overall history. The range of penalties include:
- demotion of Staff rank
- removal from Staff
or any combination of those penalties that is deemed fit.
YourAyatollah (Steve) and Calvin are the highest ranking officials within LoP Staff and one or both of them will have final say as it pertains to incidents involving Staff.