THESE ARE MY RULES TO THE SHOUTBOX. THESE HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE ADMINISTRATION TEAM OF SPOREBASE, AND SHALL BE FOLLOWED OR YOU WILL BE PUNISHED.
Follow these Three Golden Rules to the Shoutbox and you will be fine:
1. The Shoutbox's rules are no different from the forum's rules: No Spamming, Flaming, P.O.R.N or Swearing.
2. Don't share links to inappropriate websites or anything that will violate our rules or the law.
3. All advertisements (even of topics and profiles on SporeBase) are strictly forbidden without permission. If you require permission, contact the Staff about it.
Each time you break a rule you get punished by a staff member; for each time you do it, you will get a more severe punishment:
First Time: If you break any of these rules you will get a direct warning afterwards by the staff; you will be left off for now, but if you do it again, you will start to get punished. Ignoring the staff's verbal warnings may constitute an initial 1-day ban.
Second Time: If you break a rule again after your warning, you will be banned off the Shoutbox for a week.
Third Time: If you break any other rule again after your first ban is finished, you will be banned for a whole month.
Fourth Time: If you come back from that ban and break a rule AGAIN, you will be banned off the Shoutbox indefinitely; when/if your behavior improves, we might let you back in.
Last Time: Now, after this long ban, if you come back in and STILL haven't gotten it through your head, you won't be back in the Shoutbox again; you may even be administered an account strike, which can eventually add up to a site ban.
*Spins the Global Key around my finger* Now you know the Rules, so obey them.