1.1 Allstar Modz website is aimed toward a general audience. Explicit and vulgar language, drug talk, nudity, pornography and so forth is not allowed.
1.2 Do not mini-mod. We would like to encourage and thank our members to report everything to a staff member, without adding their own criticism. Examples of this include - "Lock this thread!", "warn this user", "ban this user", etc...
1.3 All publicly displayed messages are only limited to English. This includes posts, titles, signatures, profiles, and other forms of public display unless posted in the Foreign Language Section, if available, or told otherwise by an admin/moderator.
1.4 When posting a new topic; please do not name the topic title as something similar to "HELP ME" - Instead, a better topic would be "Help me with Modding My Gamertag" - It looks better, and more people will respond to it that way.
1.5 Maximum number of characters for signatures must not exceed 2200, contain anything explicit, contain nudity, or contain porn. The same rule applies for avatars.
1.6 Do not create a new thread on a topic that is currently already in discussion. Regardless of if you "feel" you deserve to have your own thread, the existing thread should be used unless an Admin or Mod instructs otherwise.
1.7 The Allstar Modz website's Staff reserve the right to lock and/or delete any posts or threads which they deem irrelevant or frivolous at their own discretion.
1.8 Please use the SEARCH feature of the forums before posting threads that address errors, problems, questions, and almost ANYTHING. Chances are someone has already asked the same question and received an answer. Please search before starting a new thread.
1.9 No alternate accounts are allowed. You are not in any circumstances allowed to make another account. You will get caught if you make one and dealt with accordingly up to both accounts being banned.
1.10 Impersonating Staff members is not allowed and consequences will be dealt accordingly and immediately. This includes telling others you are staff or having staff badges as your avatar.
2.1 We do not tolerate spam. In short, do not post small or useless posts that are not relevant to the topic being discussed.
2.2 Do not PM a moderator or admin numerous times saying the same thing to try and speed up an answer/problem. We receive the PM's you get. There is no need to keep sending it.
2.3 Forum sigs are to be used respectfully, so don't annoy our members by making your sig into your personal ad revenue opportunity. (ie: advertising and/or reference/affiliate codes in your sig is prohibited).
3.1 Do not post offensive, abusive, obscene, hateful, discriminating, or harmful posts.
3.2 ABSOLUTELY NO cursing or swear words.
3.3 Follow basic netiquette rules. For example, DO NOT ever type in ALL CAPS. This applies to both topic titles and the post messages, as this is considered yelling.
3.4 Never under any circumstances post personal information of anyone, pictures, or any other material without the person's consent.
3.5 After 2 Warnings - All warnings become permanent. This is to keep troublemakers from not getting the 'penalty' for their actions.
3.6 All warnings/bans given by the The XboxMB website's Staff are final. XboxMB website's staff members reserve the right to ignore any requests to modify a warning/ban.
3.7 If you are a long standing member, act like one; lead by example and assist other newer users rather than attacking them. We look upon our veteran users to use this opportunity to teach the newer users the appropriate way to conduct themselves in this community.
3.8 Personal attacks such as instigating "flame bait", verbal abuse, mocking or sexist remarks of members in posts are not tolerated at XboxMB. Such posts will be deleted on sight or moderated accordingly.
3.9 Members that reply to posts simply to instigate argument will be dealt with and shown no mercy.
3.10 Posts in a particular forum need to stay on topic.
4.1 Use descriptive subject lines & research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do or don't want to read.
4.2 Keep the focus. Each board has a focus on a certain topic. Questions outside the scope of a certain board will either be moved to the appropriate board, locked, or simply be deleted. Please post your topic in the most appropriate board. Users that post in the wrong board will be warned. Continuing these actions will result in a banned.
4.3 DO NOT bump your topics. Doing so causes unnecessary clutter to the forum.
4.4 If you post a one-lined message such as "lol", "+1", etc... it is classified as SPAM and will be removed. Multiple offenses can result in all your posts needing moderator approval or a complete loss of posting rights.
4.5 Do NOT report your OWN post(s) for any reason.
5.1 Public discussions of moderator or admin actions are not allowed on the forum. It is also prohibited to protest moderator or admin actions in titles, avatars, signatures, and the chat box. If you do not like something that a moderator or admin said/did, DO NOT discuss this in the forums. If necessary, PM or email the moderator or admin and try your best to resolve the problem or difference in a private manner.
5.2 Public discussion of a Banned Member or why such user was banned is prohibited. The user either broke the rules, or was banned at the Staff's discretion.
6.1 If you have a complaint about another member, problems with other members, etc., please try to resolve the problem in a personal message. If necessary, address an admin or moderator by reporting their post.
6.2 If you believe an individual is repeatedly breaking the rules, please report to one of Administrators. Repeating offenders will be banned from the forum, and further action may be taken against them.
7.1 We DO NOT allow members to sell, trade, give away, swap or exchange their accounts/subscriptions. If we become aware that this has happened then the new and original account holders will both be permanently banned from Allstar Modz.
7.2 Although we would all like to post and leech off of shareware and illegal files such as an exploit, we can't. NOBODY is allowed to post any links or upload any files that are meant to be purchased or have copyrights attached to them saying the file(s) cannot be distributed freely. If we see any posts or chat discussions pertaining to the distribution of illegal software and/or files, that content will be removed as soon as possible and the user will receive a ban.
If you happen to violate any of the rules, the following punishments may be undertaken:
Edit or removal of post(s)
The locking or deletion of topics
24 hour ban per offense
Edit of signature or avatar if in violation of rules
Increase of the Warning Level
All posts will require moderator approval
Removal of offender's posting rights
Suspension of the offender's user account
Ban/Deletion of the offender's user account
IP Ban of the offender's user account
Other punishments felt necessary by the Administrators.