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Laws of the Community

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Laws of the Community

Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:42 pm

By registering on the site you agree to the following:
By accessing “www.codenstuff.com” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “www.codenstuff.com”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “www.codenstuff.com”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “www.codenstuff.com” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “www.codenstuff.com” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “www.codenstuff.com” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, “www.codenstuff.com” shall not be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
Rules of conduct

You MUST follow the following rules at all times

1) Please post in the correct section. For example if you need help with a VB program post in the VB board, dont ask for help in the C# or General chat sections.

2) No offensive language what so ever, if you use offensive language your post will be deleted and you may receive a warning. All racist, sexist or homophobic abuse will result in the offender being permanently banned from the site!.

3) Spam posts. Please do not post links, images, downloads or videos that are offensive and/or have nothing to do with the topic you are posting in. *

The spam rule also applies to fake links and disguised links containing spyware,viruses,trojans and any other harmfull content. If you post such material on codenstuff.com you will recieve a warning for EACH violation and if you get 3 warnings your account will be removed and you will be banned from codenstuff.com. Neither myself or other members want to see spam on the site so I will ask you very nicely to please do not post such material here.

The spam rule also applies to excessive use of links within your posts or signature for example adding a link(s) to other websites in EVERY post you submit on the site. If you want to include a link to your own or someone elses website you can do this by adding it in your user profile settings.


4) Keep on topic. If someone asks for help please only reply if the content you are posting is relevant to that topic.
If you wish to thank someone for a post please use the "Thanks" button and/or give them thanks via reputation.

5) Please do not post images/videos/links/downloads or any content on codenstuff.com that contain illegal/infectable/abusive or sexual content. This includes links in your personal profile information.

6) Everything submitted on site is the propertie of Codenstuff.com and the perspective authors and should NOT be copied or posted on other websites without express permission from the original author. You can post links to articles found on Codenstuff.com but the content (including downloads) must not be copied/distributed off-site in any way without permission.

7) You must NOT post/discuss/share any information about patching/cracking/disassembling/hacking of software products anywhere on the site including the chat box and PMs. This rule also applies to applications/software posted on Codenstuff.com you must NOT hack/disassemble/decompile anything submitted by our members. If you are caught doing so you will be banned from the site without warning. We have a zero tolerance against any illegal activity on the site.

8) Do not send excessive amounts of PMs to a member of staff or other members on the site. If you require help with something please post your query in the relevant section and someone will respond to you as soon as they can. In the event that you do need to contact a member of staff please only send 1 private message and wait for a reply.

9) Admins/Moderators are here to keep the community a clean and friendly place to be and they will not tolerate any abuse on themselfs or other members. If you have any problems please contact them for help, you can tell who is an Admin/Moderator by the color of there names. Admins are highlighted in RED and Moderators are highlighted in GREEN.

10) Do not share you account information with anyone for any reason. It is your responsibility to keep your own account details safe and secure. If anyone is found to be sharing their account with another person regardless of the reason you risk getting a warning or permanently banned from the website. We recommend changing your password every so often to prevent anyone gaining access to your account without your permission.

11) New members are required to make a minimum of 5 posts before being able to download any files attached to posts. A minimum of 5 posts are also required in order to use the mini-chat box located at the base of the main community page. Do NOT spam the board with pointless posts just to get your count up so you can download files and use the chat box.

Pointless posts include simple messages such as: "Thanks", "Great", "Nice", "I like this" etc. Make a post in the "Introduce Yourself" section and say hello and let us know a bit about you. We would realy like to get to know any new members and we hope you will become a part of our community. If anyone is caught "spamming" the board with pointless posts then ALL your posts will be removed and your post count reduced to ZERO and you will receive a warning. If you are caught spamming for a second time your account will be banned.

We will now be issuing temporary bans for obvious spam posts which can be anything from 30 minutes to a permanant ban (depending on the severity of your posts). Moderators will use their descretion to decide how long the ban should be.

We reserve the rite to change/add to these rules at any time without notice.

Thank you.
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Group Leaders - Rules:

Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:10 am

If you are the leader of a usergroup you MUST follow the following rules at all times in order to keep your leadership status.

1) The name of the group must remain unchanged - Unless you have permission from a member of staff in advance
2) Do not change the groups rank
3) Do not change the groups color to one which is already in use by another group
4) Never use bad/offensive language in your group description
5) Do not use images/avatars/links for your group which violate any of the community laws found above

If you are found to be breaking any of these rules you will lose your group leadership and you will not be allowed to manage a group in the future. Depending on how the rules were violated you could also receive a warning and/or be banned from the site without notice.

To access your groups settings goto your control panel and click "Usergroups" > "Manage Groups" .

Please study the image below and the areas marked in red MUST not be changed while editing your group.
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Updates to these rules can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=120&t=2079&start=0
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Mini-Chat box

Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:38 am

Hello,

Codenstuff.com does have its own mini-chat box based at the bottom of the community index page which is available to all members to chat about programming or anything in general.

The rules of conduct for the site DO apply to the chat box aswell so please be aware of this when using it.

Please do not discuss anything in the chat box which violates any of the main site rules of conduct or you will be banned from using the chat box for a set period of time. If you see any members having a discussion about a project or asking for help please do not bombard the chat box with pointless messages because not only is it rude but it makes it harder for anyone needing help to get the help they need.

The chat box is here for your benefit and is a great way to interact and talk with your fellow members and we dont want to discourage anyone from using it but please be considerate and aware of other members using it and what they are discussing before jumping in.

Thank you.
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VIP Access - Rules

Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:21 am

Rules for VIP Members,

The VIP section is for use by VIP members only to access and post exclusive content such as downloads, tutorials and code snippets. Any VIP member is welcome to post any such content in the VIP section for other members of the group to access and use but the following rules apply.

1) Do not share any VIP content with non-VIP and non-Codenstuff.com users unless you have permission from the original author/poster to do so.

2) Do not share your account details with any other member so that they can access the VIP section using your username.

3) Please do not copy any of the content from the VIP section and post it into the general community sections. This goes with rule 1.

The VIP section is available because we wanted to give something back to our donators as a thank you for their support and help with keeping the site running. VIP access is also given to a small number of people as a prize for entering and winning certain contests because we like to reward people for their efforts and hard work.

Anyone breaking any of the above rules could have their VIP Status permanently removed and you could also recieve a warning or be banned from the site.
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File Uploads/Offsite Links

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:36 pm

Rules regarding file uploads and offsite links to file downloads

Uploads:
All members are free to share their software, apps, web scripts, source-code, projects, media and any other content related to programming by uploading them to the site. Currently we have no limit on the number of files each member can upload with the following exceptions: You are only allowed to upload a maximum of 3 files per post and no file can exceed 3MB in size - Image, Zip and RAR files are permitted.

Offsite Links:
If your files are too large and/or not in a format allowed on the site then you may use the offsite link feature to share your files on Codenstuff.com providing the following rules are followed.

These rules apply to both uploads and offsite links:

1) Do not share images/videos/links/downloads or any content on codenstuff.com that contain illegal/infectable/abusive or sexual content.

2) Do NOT disguise your links or deceive others by stating your download/file is something other than what you described in your post. ie: Saying its a web browser but in reality its just a text file zipped up.

3) You must only use the offsite link feature for FILES relating to programming and the site in general. Do not use it for linking to Youtube videos, your own website, other websites or anything else unrelated to programming/the site or goes against any of the other rules.

4) You will NOT attempt to tamper with the upload/offsite link features or hack or misuse these them in any way other than intended.

5) You will NOT share content that does not belong to you without permission from the original author and if we are in doubt we will ask for proof of consent. Failure to provide reasonable proof will result in your file/link being removed.

All Moderators on site will Warn/Ban any members who are found to be breaking these or any other site rules and reserve the right to delete/edit/lock/move any content that violates them without notice. We get a lot of uploads here and expect a big rise in uploads in the near future so we will now operate a 6 month cleanup of dead files which means any file the hasn't had a single download within a 6 month period will be deleted. If a file hasnt been download in 6 months then its obviously no longer needed and just taking up space which can be put to better use and allow more newer content to be added.

These rules stand as of: 25th January 2011 but again we reserve the right to change them in the future if we need too.
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Purchases/Donations and Topups

Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:10 pm

Donations:
When you make a donation to the site it is to help keep the site online by helping with the running/development costs. You are not buying anything physical nor non-physical goods - A donation is a donation and not a purchase. We (Codenstuff.com) give you VIP status as a thank you for your generous donation and although we are not obligated to do so we do this because we like to reward our members for their help.

Software Purchases:
These are non-physical goods sent to you via email as a download when you buy any of our official software. The money raised from these purchases again gets put back into the site to help with the running costs and future development.

Topups:
Here on Codenstuff.com we operate a FREE credit system which is used for many features around the site. You earn credits just by using the site as normal but you can also complete free offers or purchase them directly using various payment methods such as Paypal/Mobile/Credit Cards and again all funds earned from topups are put back into the site. You can then use your credits to download files, activate site features such as VIP and eventually to purchase our software.

Fraud:
If payments for any of the above features are reversed/reported as fraud/unauthorised then any benefits you earned from those transactions ie: software/VIP WILL be revoked and you could also have your account banned from the site. We (Codenstuff.com) do not allow any type of illegal activity/content on this site which includes fraudulent payments and as a member of this site you are bound by these rules and accept any action taken against you should you break them.
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