Community Rules & FAQ — Totseans

Community Rules & FAQ

DfgDfg Admin
edited August 2011 in Help and Suggestions

Introduction

Totse (The Temple of The Screaming Electron) was created by Jeff Hunter was closed in 2009. Totse.info started in June 2010 and has been active since. We aim to follow the old traditions of Totse.com and keep the spirit of expressing yourself freely alive. Totse.info is a place for sharing information and learning new things. Unlike the old Totse.com we’re a community driven website and majority will of the community is always taken into consideration in our decision making process.

Community Rules
  • Thou shalt not cause grief to thy Administrator, Global Moderators, or Moderator in their sections. These people volunteer their time and have been chosen for their contributions to the community in general as well as the forum(s) they moderate. Their time is better spent contributing content to discussion than dealing with useless drama.
  • Personal Information (PI): Do not post messages with credit card numbers, calling card numbers, passwords to private computer systems, other user's real names and personal info (which includes any information that can identify a user beyond their Totse user name.), or unsolicited phone numbers.
  • SPAM: Posting the same rant, advertisement, or announcement in multiple forums is moral equivalent of sending SPAM e-mail, we hate SPAM. You’re allowed to advertise your website/blog in one thread or in your sig but you’re not permitted to flood totse with it.
  • Harmful Links or Content: If you post a link to a harmful script (password stealer, system crasher, other assorted nasties) you must identify it as a link that can cause harm to users system.. Trying to trick people into clicking on a harmful link will get you booted and banned. If you are going to post a harmful link you must identify it as such and place it in a spoiler or a code tag.
  • Do not threaten other users with physical harm or engage in other harassing behavior. Try to be nice to each other if possible.
  • Before bugging the Admins with questions, look around and see if you can find your own answers. Seek the Truth! Check the Help and Suggestion section. Using the search function is highly recommended.
  • Messages you post may be moved to a more appropriate forum without warning. However, they will not be deleted unless the content is considered SPAM or is harmful to Totse or the thread it is posted in.
  • Users will not be deleted because of what they post. They can however be moved to a special user group called mite. The mite group is very restricted as to where it can post so please try to work with the staff if you are being asked to modify your behavior in order to avoid the posting restrictions imposed on the mite group. About the only thing that could get you banned from the system is if you break any of the above rules or if you try to destroy Totse.info.
  • Posting off-topic anywhere but Bitch & Moan or Half Baked is frowned upon especially if it does not add to the thread or disrupts it.
  • The derailing of threads by page stretching, excessive image posting, off-topic inflammatory remarks or by any other means is not permitted. It is up to the discretion of the moderator of a particular forum as to what is considered off-topic in a given thread.
  • Abuse of the report post feature will get you banned. In most cases moderators are required to send a polite PM requesting the user not repeat an infraction offense. In the case of report feature abuse this PM is not mandatory. A warning can be issued for the first offense. The report feature should only be used to report spam, child porn, flooding, hacking, PI, or harmful links that endanger totse. Do not use the report feature for anything other than the above. Users who abuse the report feature will be banned. Only moderators may use report feature for any other purpose.
  • Trolling isn’t forbidden on Totse. However if you’re shitty at trolling don’t expect users to go nice on you. Excessive trolling might earn you an infraction if you're trolling derails a thread in a serious discussion forum.
  • Posting Drug sources is not allowed. You will get banned for posting them. Please use IRC or other means of communication for sharing them.
  • Posting Child Porn is forbidden on Totse. Please use the report feature for reporting it.
  • Users who demonstrate a complete lack of respect for the community by continually breaking the rules will be moved to the mite group which is mentioned above. Should this prove to be in adequate to modify these behavior the account will be locked.
  • Divisive behavior designed to divide the community and create unnecessary drama will get you added to the mite group. We love freedom of speech but with freedom of speech comes responsibility on the part of user. We will not let users directly harm the community by attacking it via propaganda campaigns. Users deemed by the administration to being engaged in such behavior will be dealt with swiftly.
  • No mod or Admin is allowed to leak or sell information regarding any users. Users caught doing it will be dealt with immediately.
  • Administrators and moderators are not permitted to make secret deals with any user regarding actions that are in violation of totse rules. Should a user approach a staff member in this manner it is mandatory that the staff member report this to the administration. Should the user be approached by a staff member in this manner they are strongly encouraged to contact a global moderator or administrator.
  • Users will be modded based on their contributions and behavior on Totse.info. Inactive mods will be removed after a period of 30 days in less they have posted in the away/leave thread provided in M&A for this purpose. Moderators who have been deemed to have abused their privileges by the administration will be removed from the staff.
Spammed Advertisements
Each infraction results in a direct ban which lasts from 6 hours to 4 days or more. A warning is mandatory before an infraction unless it’s a spam bot.

Spammed Advertisements

Posting Ads in the appropriate section and posting links to your blog or website for promotional purposes is allowed. Posting the same ad or link in multiple locations will be considered spammed Advertisement can result in a warning or a ban.



Example:
Thread: Aliens are hot.
Content: Aliens are hot, they’re really effing hot. Read more at this link: LINK TO YOUR BLOG.
The above is allowed.

More that one post per user such as this is not allowed.
Thread: Visit my website
Content: LINK
This may be done once per user.

Page Stretching
Users who purposely post in a fashion to increase the width or length of their post and or the thread they are posting in will be deemed to have committed page stretching.

Hacking the forum (Exploits)
User tries to hack the forum using scripts or tries to exploit forum weakness or tries to harm the community by phishing.

Flooding
Repeatedly posting the same image and or text in multiple sections or in the same thread will be deemed to be flooding. 3 times shall be the definition of multiple for the purpose of this rule.

Spam Bots
Post made by accounts that are an automated script designed to advertise anything will be banned on site.

Posting child porn
Links or pictures to child porn. It's advisable that the links should be edited out and send to Dfg as soon as possible for review. If the images are questionable do not post them unless you can prove the age of the person(s) in the image.

Posting Drug Sources
Links to websites that trade or sells drugs that are deemed illegal in Canada or any nation that has reciprocal extradition treaties with Canada will not be permitted and can get an account banned.



Posting harmful links
Links that are used for phishing or are harmful to users and the community fall in this category.
Torrent links and links to file sharing websites are permitted. When it comes to warez it should be limited but it's permitted as long as nothing is hosted on totse. Serial numbers should not be posted and will be edited out. In addition the user will receive a warning.

Abusing Report Feature
The report feature is only to be used to report spam, child porn, flooding,hacking, PI, exploits and harmful posts that will put Totse in danger, DO NOT USE IT FOR ANYTHING ELSE, users who abuse this feature will be banned. ONLY MODS CAN REPORT USERS FOR OTHER ISSUES.




Panic Button
Used when some crisis arises and no other Gobal Mod or Admin is around. It's a general infraction and should be used only in extreme cases. Using the report tool would be a better idea.

Torrent Policy
You’re allowed to post links to torrent websites. Posting links to private trackers will get you in trouble. Use public trackers like Demonoid and Piratebay. When it comes to software, warn the users in advance. Torrents links to questionable material such as child porn are not permitted. Use a disclaimer whenever possible.

Freedom of Speech Limitations
None from our side but basic rules might apply where you live. We try to comply with International code but honestly we don’t give a fuck. Please bear in mind with great freedom comes great responsibility. In other words just as in the real world if your speech infringes on the rights and freedoms of others or causes harm or danger to the community you will lose this right and be moved into a restricted user group. The owner of Totse, its administrators, and staff members reserve the sole right to determine when your speech has exceeded the bounds of this provision. All decisions in this regard are final but may be appealed in the Totse TeamSpeak 3 server located at 208.100.9.178:4723

Child Porn
We don’t host or post or post CP here. Do not do it!

Contact
Use the contact forum for any issues. Most of the content posted on Totse.info is covered by Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).


Torrent Policy


You’re allowed to post links to torrent websites. Posting links to private trackers will get you in trouble. Use public trackers like Demonoid and Piratebay. When it comes to software, warn the users in advance. Torrents links to questionable material are okay as long as Totse doesn’t get in trouble. Use a disclaimer whenever possible.


Freedom of Speech Limitations
None from our side but basic rules might apply where you live. We try to comply with International code but honestly we don’t give a fuck.

Child Porn
We don’t host or post CP here. Avoid posting it on Totse.info.



Terms of Service
Use of Material


Definitions used:*

"We", "Us", "Totse", "&T", "Our", all refer to Totse, its owners, administrators, predecessors, successors, and any and all affiliated products and services provided by, or serviced by Totse. This agreement also covers Totse.info.

"You", "I", "Your" all refer to the end user of the products and services provided by "us".

"Product", "Services" or a conjunction thereof refers to the site, application, or otherwise executable code designed for utilization by an end user. "Products" and "services" refer to all products and services encapsulating the freeware, shareware, and paid application.

"You" are solely liable for ensuring that you may legally download, operate, transmit, receive, or otherwise interact with the products and services provided by "Us". "You" agree that programs and services may not be used in those countries that are prohibited by United States Government legislation.

"You" agree that this software is provided as-is without warranty. These warranties include, but are not limited to fitness for a particular purpose (implied or otherwise) including merchantability.

"You" agree that by installing products or services from "us" that you are doing so at your own risk. Any damage to data, equipment, or others data or equipment through the use of this product or service is deemed "your" liability.

"You" agree not to use "our" products in the act or commission of any crime. This phrase encapsulates such items as gaining access to, or modifying data to which "you" aren't privileged. "You" may not use the products or services to commit any crimes such as stalking, harassment, or other nuisances or threats to others, including but not limited to others benefiting from this service.

"You" agree not to interrupt/dissuade/harass other users of this network. "You" may not interfere with their usage.*

"We" may change this agreement at any time, with or without notice to you. Changes become immediately effective.*

"You" may not reverse-engineer, decompile, replicate, alter, or duplicate this product or service on any electronic storage system or other records keeping system.

"You" agree you will not use this product or service for personal gain, including but not limited to advertising, soliciting, or otherwise detracting from the goals or implied goals of such a product or service.

"You" understand that your rights under this contract may be revoked at any time with or without notice to "you".

"We" reserve the right to remove this product, service, or other related services (such as cookies on web pages) at any time with or without notice to "you".

"You" understand that this contract may or may not be standalone, and is complementary to any appendix or presiding contractual agreements contained in our products or services.

"You" agree, upon finding a hole, loophole, or other undesired executable situation (I.E. Bug in our code, or unknown or unresolved potential problem) that you will keep the information confidential from all other peers with exception to affiliates or personnel representing "us". In addition, "you" agree to dutifully attempt to notify, and provide conditions, of any situation arising from such problems and how they were generated to "us".*

"You" agree those images, animations, code, text, interface styles, and other elements of our products or services that are not licensed as open-source are held sole proprietary property of "us". Any duplication, modification, re-license, resale, or other modification or derivative works without written consent from "us" violates copyright and/or intellectual property and/or trade secret rights of "us" and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent applicable under law.*

"You" understand as the products and services were rendered in The United States, that any arbitration resulting from any reason regarding our products or services will be held under United States law and carried out in a United States court.*

"You" agree that you will cover any fees incurred to "us" during any arbitration, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees.*

"You" agree that you will not post/submit/or cause to be visible any copyrighted or protected data on this site. In addition, vulgar, pornographic, or offensive content is strictly prohibited for submission on this site.*

"You" agree that you are of legal age to view any explicit content this site may have, or may link to; also "you" agree that "you" are of legal age, and in a jurisdiction which allows you to accept said agreement, clauses, sub-clauses, or future relevant documents.*

Our forums track page loads and activities while on our site. "You" agree that "we" may display the last accessed time, or an approximation thereof on "our" site to aid in social networking.*

"You" may send and receive messages, and other notifications from the site and other members. "We" do not direct any messages to a private E-Mail box, and only require it to keep duplicate accounts down. "You" agree that "you" would like to receive messages and other communications from "our" members and administrators.*

Thank you for using Totse.info (the "Web Site") which is provided by Totse (the "Company"). This page states the terms and conditions (the "Terms" or the "Agreement") under which you may use the Web Site. Please read this page carefully. By accessing the Web Site you accept and agree to be bound, without limitation or qualification, by these Terms. If you do not accept any of the Terms stated here, do not use the Web Site. The Company may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating this web page. You are bound by any such modification or revision and should therefore visit this page periodically to review the Terms.*

Use of Material



The contents of this Web Site, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations, artwork, video, music, sound, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and other material ("Material") are protected by copyright and other laws in both the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The Material includes both content owned or controlled by the Company and content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to the Company.*

The Company authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Material on the Web Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the written permission of the Company. Special rules may apply to the use of certain software and other items provided on the Web Site. Any such special rules are listed as "Legal Notices" on this Web Site and are incorporated into this Agreement by reference.*

If you would like information about obtaining the Company's permission to use any of the Material on your Web site, e-mail or, if you would like to link your web site to the Web Site.*

If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Material.*

No Warranties



THE WEB SITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMMPLIED. THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY OF TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY OR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICE, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THIS WEB SITE OR ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUS' OR OTHER HARMFUL ITEMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIAL RETULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RETPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.*

MUCH OF THE MATERIAL ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES AND THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY MATERIAL.

Limitation of Liability / Disclaimer of Damages



Your use of the Web Site is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials or other contents of the Web Site or with these Terms and Conditions, the Company's Privacy Policy, or other policies, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Web Site.*

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR LOST PROFITS) RESTULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Communities - General



The Web Site, among other things, contains certain discussion forums, ratings, comments, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups (including, without limitation, Usenet and other third party news groups), communities and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Communities"). Much of the content of the Communities, including without limitation the descriptions for many Communities and the content within a specific message, comment or posting, is provided by and is the responsibility of the third party creator of the Community or the person posting in that Community. The Company has no responsibility for such content and is merely providing access to such content as a service to you.*

BY THEIR VERY NATURE, COMMUNITIES MAY CARRY OFFENSIVE, HARMFUL, INACCURATE OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL, OR IN SOME CASES, POSTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MISLABELED OR ARE OTHERWISE DECEPTIVE. WE EXPECT THAT YOU WILL USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE AND EXERCISE PROPER JUDGMENT WHEN USING COMMUNITIES.

No Obligation to Monitor



The Company does not control the information delivered to the Communities, and the Company has no obligation to monitor the Communities. However, the Company reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, in the Company's sole discretion.

No Endorsement.



The Company does not endorse, support, represent or guaranty the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications Posted in the Communities or endorse any opinions expressed in the Communities. You acknowledge that any reliance on material Posted in the Communities will be at your own risk.

Company's Rights


If the Company discovers communications which allegedly do not conform to any term of this Agreement, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. The Company will have no liability or responsibility for performance or non-performance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to terminate or restrict your access to any or all of the Communities at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. You acknowledge that some Communities available through the Web-Site are available only through the Web Site and others are available both through the Web Site and other sources, such as Usenet, over which the Company has absolutely no control.

Privacy


You acknowledge that all Communities are public and not private communications, and that therefore others may read your communications without your knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Community. The Company does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community and, therefore, the Company specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communities and any actions resulting from your participation in any Community. Generally, any communication which you post to the Web Site (whether in chat rooms, discussion groups, message boards or otherwise) is considered to be non-confidential. If particular Web pages permit the submission of communications that will be treated by the Company as confidential, that fact will be stated on those pages. For more information see the Company's Privacy Policy.

License Grant



By posting communications on or through the Web Site, you automatically grant the Company a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sub-license such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licenses.
Copyright Infringement and Copyright Agent



The Company may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, or disable access to, material on the Web Site that infringes on the rights of others.

If you believe that your work has been used on the Web Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Company's Copyright Agent with a written notice (e-mail is sufficient) that includes the following information:

An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Web Site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a link or links to the infringing content; a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

External Linking



The Web Site contains links to third party web sites that are maintained by others. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Company of the contents on such third-party Web sites. The Company is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.

Indemnity



You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material (including Software) or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. The Company shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall reasonably assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
Export Control



The United States controls the export of products and information. You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export the Materials (including Software) to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Materials (including Software), you are agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Product.
General



The Company makes no claims that the Materials are appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that they may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Materials (including Software) may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Web Site from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Arbitration



This Company is headquartered in The United States. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Web Site shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of The United States.

Sever-ability



If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in a particular "Legal Notice" for Software or material on particular web pages, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and the Company with respect to the use of Web Site. Any changes to this Agreement must be made in writing, signed by an authorized representative of the Company.

Abridgment to Privacy Policy -- Right to Monitor


Totse reserves several rights to retain, monitor, modify, extract, distribute, redistribute, and remove any content posted to the site. The right to monitor includes, but is not limited to: posts, comments, blogs, messages, ratings, chat rooms, user agent, IP, referrer, requests, and other submissions to the site whether voluntary or involuntary.

These procedures allow the best interests of Totse to be attained through competent analysis of documents and information exchanged on the site.

Contact



Use the contact forum for any issues. Most of the content posted on Totse.info is covered by Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

Comments

  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited April 2011
    For discussion use this thread please.

    Revision:
    TOS was spell checked and fixed thanks to buddha

    Dividing community rule was removed since the 1st rule already takes care of it.
    Rule about posting drug sources and chemical source was revised.

    Please us the discussion thread if want to fix or get something changed or updated.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited April 2011
    FAQ


    Regarding SSL

    Totse.info using SSL but it's a self-signed certificate. You will need to add an exception for Totse.info. If you're using Firefox then please consider using HTTPS Everywhere (Thanks to Trx for recommending this) which is an Add-on that keeps using SSL links throughout the Website.

    It's vital for Totsean to use SSL whenever they're using Totse. In future we will fix this issue with a purchased SSL certificate and disable non-SSL connections if possible.
    List of Current Mods and Admins.
    Scroll to the botton of the Community page and click the forum leaders link.
    forumleaders.jpg
    What is CMS?
    CMS stands for Content Management System . We used it for hosting Totse.info created Text-files and articles. We're using Drupal with a custom created theme.

    Where can I find Totse CMS Sitemap?

    Check this link.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited August 2011
    Rules updated to reflect the latest policy change.
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