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Last updated: 8th March 2015

Gravity prides itself in being a community-ran discussion forum but to maintain that everyone remains happy and the community is peaceful, we do have some few rules that are in place. We do not enforce these rules to the maximum capacity because we believe that we shouldn't be moaning at people all the time, but we do reserve the right to act upon a rule breaking at any time. Below are some examples of what you can expect as a result of breaking a rule...

  1. Warnings
    A warning can be either an official one or a formal one. An official one is put on your record for future viewing but a formal warning is a personal PM sent by a member of staff to just warn you off what you're doing. A formal warning will not go on your record.
  2. Post Moderation
    This is the process of your account being put under moderation. A member of staff will have to review your every post to ensure it meets board guidelines. If so then the staff member will approve it but if not then it will be denied and you will be PM'd with what you did wrong.
  3. Post Blocking
    This is only used in the most serious of circumstances. You are denied your right to post on the board for a limited amount of time until we, as staff, have made the decision you have rehabilitated.
  4. Account Ban
    This is a permanent ban of the use/viewing of Gravity, this is only given out to spam bots and members with an outstanding offence record.


Moral and Posting Guidelines
  • While profanity is allowed, please do not use extreme profanity or direct profanity at other users
  • Please refrain from asking about being promoted to a higher position on the forum. We select people who will think may be suitable for the position, not those who request it (although we may open applications in the future).
  • The list that follows is that of what is not prohibited on this forum...
    • Profanity. Staff are flexible with this as we are a community but please censor anything which you think may offend people.
    • Discriminatory material of any kind. This includes racism, homophobia, sexism etc.
    • Inappropriate behaviour towards a member of staff or another member of the forum.
    • Posting private, copyrighted or indecent content such as nude photos, private conversations or illegal pirate downloads.
    • Short & useless posts (spam). We advise 40 characters minimum.
    • Personal details of yourself or another person, such as IP addresses, emails, passwords, IM usernames, telephone numbers etc. If you wish to share your own details then please use the private messaging service.
    • Sharing hyperlinks which may be misleading such as ones directed to pornography, illegal websites, screamers (or other pranks), videos etc.
    • Posts that purely advertise another website, service, forum (etc). Please use our services for this.
  • Because of users with smaller resolutions, we restrict images in posts to be a maximum width of 700px. Any larger images will be automatically resized.
  • Post in the appropriate sections/forums. If your topic is posted in the wrong one then it may be moved. If you're unsure which is the right sections then feel free to contact a member of staff.
  • We, as staff, reserve the right to terminate an account without prior permission or warning to its owner.
  • Users are only allowed one account per person on this forum without senior staff permission. If we discover that you have created an account to avoid punishment then you may face more serious consequences.
  • Please do not request unrestricted access to this forum.
  • Only users aged over 13 may register on this forum, this is because of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Any user found under this age will be subjected to restricted access or account termination.


Signature & Avatar Guidelines
As a member of the forum, you're allowed to use an avatar & a signature with your account. These are used for expressing yourself and showing off your personality to what you want it to be. Here are the guidelines...
  • Your avatar cannot be more than 150 by 150 pixels in size. To enforce this, the forum will automatically resize your avatar.
  • Your signature is limited to 300 pixels in height. Any signatures over this height will automatically have a scroll bar added.
  • If we believe your signature is inappropriate or have strong negative views against it we may request you change your signature.


Topic Bumping Rules
To restrict members continuous posting we restrict members to double posting once every 12 hours. Posting twice in a topic before the 12 hours then the topic will be bumped but you won't receive any Credits or a post to your post count.



Rights and Privileges
Your account remains ownership to its sole user. By registering an account and continuing to use it, you are agreeing to handing over full rights of written content to Gravity. Images and other content are the sole ownership of its creator. Written content may be used in our bi-weekly updates, testimonials, sharing or other forms of use. We may notify you if we do use your written content but we have no obligation to.

The private messaging service (PM) is for privately contacting and communicating with another individual. You have the right to assume that all messages will not be shared or made public without your consent. Any conversations you may have will be logged by the system but will not be used against you unless it breaks one of the board rules. You also have the responsibility to report any private message that breaks the forum rules.

You have the right to edit any of your posts whenever you like and for whatever reason and this right is also reserved for staff members. By editing your post you will have to input a reason into why you have edited it. We are aware that the majority of times this may be just for fixing a typo but we ask that you still enter a valid reason. We have implemented secure ways in which we believe you cannot bypass this but if you do so then you may face consequences.

You have the privilege of using a signature with your posts to express yourself. This is popularly used for posting images, banners, graphics or links. Gravity allows their users to use their signature to purely advertise a website, service, forum etc. But we reserve the right to remove this privilege at any given time.



Email Usage
By validating your email for Gravity, you are automatically entered into being notified about important events. This can be changed in your email settings. Important events includes...
  • Our bi-weekly updates.
  • Major events such as our plans for a special occasion and forum rule updates.
  • Staff changes that our members may want to know about.
If you are unsatisfied with the content we are emailing you about but do not wish to change it via your email settings then please do post a thread here and we can discuss the matter of your concerns and suggestions.