Post Apocalyptic Hellscape => Karma Palace => Topic started by: Tony on August 15, 2005, 02:17:16 PM

Title: STICKY: Old Digital Devil BBS FAQ and Rules
Post by: Tony on August 15, 2005, 02:17:16 PM
All registered members are expected to read the FAQ and Rules before posting. The link is at the top of each page, but you can also access it here (

They should hopefully answer any questions or concerns you have about posting here and using vB in general. Please keep in mind that ignorance to the rules is not a suitable excuse in the case of a problem.

If you have any other comments, suggestions or questions please post them within this forum. They will be addressed as soon as possible. If, for whatever reason, you feel uncomfortable bringing up your issue here, feel free to send a Private Message my way.


Title: Re: Digital Devil BBS FAQ and Rules
Post by: yksehtniycul on August 16, 2008, 11:59:09 PM
It's too early to say, but a lot of these rules might change very soon. Watch this space...

edit: Oh the old FAQs aren't accessible anymore. I'll re-post them in here when I get a chance, so they can be compared to whatever new rules are ironed out. Expect the new rules to be much briefer  :P

Title: Re: Digital Devil BBS FAQ and Rules
Post by: yksehtniycul on August 17, 2008, 02:31:30 AM
The following are not necessarily the strict rules under the new administration, though they are ok guidelines if you're not looking to make waves...

Quote from:  Digital Devil BBS Rules
Post Quality Expectations
Digital Devil BBS is a place for intelligent people; at the same time, it's a place to have fun. Therefore, there are no real set rules for what is expected from a post outside of common sense guidelines that will be outlined below.

    * Writing Styles
    * Language
    * Flaming
    * Double Posting
    * Spoilers

Avatars, Signatures, Custom Titles and Attachments
Rules outlining customizable user options are listed individually below.

    * Avatars
    * Signatures
    * Custom Titles
    * Images and Attachments


Problem causing members can be banned by both Super Moderators and the Administrator. Bans can be as little as a day or permanent. If a ban is gone through with, the latter is far more likely.

Members may be banned for rude and obnoxious behavior, flaming, posting of extremely distasteful topics and/or images, continuously poor posting and so forth. These are all outlined in the above rules.

vB Codes

All vB codes are outlined here. They can be applied manually or with buttons within the posting window.

Title: Re: Digital Devil BBS FAQ and Rules
Post by: yksehtniycul on August 17, 2008, 02:32:43 AM
Writing Styles

Posts at Digital Devil BBS is required to be a certain level of quality. This does not mean that each member is expected to post a novella in each reply.

It does, however, mean that certain online writing styles are not allowed. l33t Speak, excessive shorthand usage ("u", "y?", etc), extremely poor spelling and posts consisting of nothing but smilies will be deleted entirely.

People come to forums to read. If they cannot understand a thing you're saying or it's a pain to make out, why bother at all? Please just use your head in this situation.
Obviously if one uses these within a decent post as a joke within reason it is not a big deal.


Digital Devil BBS does not have censoring enabled. This means that, currently, no word is blocked from a final post.

However, this does not mean that one may go around posting racial slurs, insults or ridiculous amounts of curse words for all to see. The hope here is that people act in a mature fashion with this ability.

If a member fails to do so, he or she will be warned. Excessive or continued usage will result in a ban. If this becomes a rampant problem site-wide this freedom will be removed entirely.


Flaming is not tolerated on this forum. Unfortunately, many people seem to have the opinion that someone disagreeing or debating strongly against one of their points means that they're being "flamed". That idea is not supported here.

Rather, any direct insults that are used with the sole intention of hurting feelings is against the rules and a warning will be issued. General nastiness will also wear the patience of members and moderators of this board thin. It's in everyone's best interest to simply be nice and constructive in their debates, disagreements and discussions.

Double Posting

Double Posting is a sticky topic. In most cases it's simply just rude and serves little purpose. New things can simply be edited into posts.

Double posting simply to bump a thread to the top of the list for new comments or asking why it's taking so long for a response is not allowed here.

However, if you were the last poster in a thread that hasn't been added to for awhile and you have new, significant information, double posting is allowed.

Use your best judgement.


Speaking of Megaten games can obviously lead to a lot of talk of plot elements. In many cases, members of the board may not be as far as other members in these titles. Please be respectful of this by avoiding ruining story elements and other developments.

Digital Devil BBS has a very simple spoiler tag that can be used to avoid such problems. By surrounding such text with [spoiler] tags the text will be blacked out. In order to read it, the user will have to highlight the text with their mouse.

If you're unsure of whether or not something you're writing will be a spoiler, put the [spoiler] tag around it anyway. Covering up something that isn't a spoiler is no big deal, but ruining important things for others is.

Title: Re: Digital Devil BBS FAQ and Rules
Post by: yksehtniycul on August 17, 2008, 02:33:55 AM

By default, all members can have their own avatar hosted on this website. The options to do so are under the User CP which can be accessed at the top of each page. In addition, there are many stock avatars to choose from.

Avatars can be up to 180 pixels in width and 100 pixels in height. The size limit is 100kb. There is no minimum size and avatars are not required.

Avatars are subject to the same rules as anything else on this site. Anything distasteful will be removed.


A signature is the block that follows each of your posts. It can contain text, links and images.

Digital Devil BBS allows a total of 750 characters per signature. This limit is in place to avoid extremely long signatures that throw off the flow of a page.

In addition, members are allowed one banner (image) in their signature. The maximum allowed dimensions are 500x100 pixels. Again, distasteful images will be removed.

Please respect the fact that some members may not be on broadband connections by keeping banner filesize reasonable.

Custom Titles

Each member has their own Custom Title. This is separate from their usergroup and is completely customizable. It can contain text or smilies built into the website.

Again, distasteful text will be removed.

Images and Attachments

Images that pertain to a post at hand can be uploaded to Digital Devil BBS. The option is listed under the submission box as "attachments"

As of right now there aren't many guidelines for this feature because of the wild differences in what could possibly be posted. This may include simple character art, smilies, wallpapers or full page scans.

Again, distasteful and irrelevant images will be removed.