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Section A: TeenBound Forum Official Rules

Present rules are valid for the whole conference. Separate sections and forums of the conference may have their own rules which specify the rules of conduct in them. However, present rules are obligatory in any case.

The rules are introduced to create comfortable and constructive atmosphere of communication. If the established form of communication doesn't suit you, then abstain from participation in this conference.
1. Registration of users.

By registration in the forum you accept present Rules.
To register in the forum a user must provide an active e-mail address. We guarantee privacy of the provided information.
Choice of a username (a nickname) is your exclusive right. The administration reserves the right to take measures for stopping a nickname usage, if its usage violates generally accepted moral and ethic standards and it is insulting for other forum users. Registration of nicknames, resembling the existing ones so that they can mislead other forum users, is prohibited.
Repeated registration of one user, regardless of his/her aims, is prohibited. This violation is considered to be extremely serious and leads to the blocking of all accounts.
If you do not display activity in the forum for a long time, you account may be removed.
2. Rules of conduct in the forum.

Communication in the forum is based on the principles of generally accepted morality and netiquette.
Usage of swear and abusive words is strictly prohibited, no matter in what form and to whom they are addressed. It concerns substitution of letters by characters as well.
Any advertising, including Internet projects (except for the cases of preliminary approval with the administration), is strongly prohibited.
Your signature in the forum cannot be longer than two lines. It must meet the same requirements as forum posts.
3. Message posting.

Thread subject must be informative and reflect the core of the problem to the maximum.
Before you create a new thread, make sure that you create it in the forum of the proper subject area and that this question hasnít been discussed before.
Creation of identical threads in different sections and posting of similar messages in different threads is prohibited.
Try not to make grammar mistakes in your posts, it will give a negative impression about you.
4. Relationship between users and the administration.

The administration follow common sense and internal rules of forum management in their actions.
Discussion of administrationís (forum administratorsí and moderatorsí) actions is strongly prohibited in any forums and threads, except for the special forum, intended for the discussion of all aspects of the whole forum work.
The administration reserves the right to change the rules with the further notification of forum users. All forum changes and updates are carried out with the consideration of usersí opinions and interests.
5.Additional rules.

-No Spamming- No re-posting the same thing over and over again.
-No Cyber-Bullying- No talking about others, starting drama, etc.
-No Disrespect- No hate threads, don't talk about any user, including staff.
-No Inappropriate Threads- Unless approved by Administration, don't post inappropriate threads. Anything sexual will be reported and sent to the Reported Threads Center of the website.
6.About staff on TeenBound Forums.

There are three types of staff members:
-Administrators- Administrators, or Admins, are Owners of TeenBound Forums. They have access to the Administrator's panel, which controls the site, and it's features.
-Moderators- Moderators, or Mods, are overseers of TeenBound Forums. They help new users, stop arguments, as well as give feedback to to the owners of the site about how everything is going.
-Advisors- Advisors, or Advis, are users that are specially chosen by our staff to help users with problems in their everyday life, and to publish articles about life, giving advice to other teens on TeenBound Forums. *Note: Advisors is spelled wrong on purpose.
7.Violation of TeenBound Forums rules.

Any form of violation of the rules will result in reproof, ban, or check. If user continues to violate the rules, they will be banned for 1-10 days. When the user returns, they will be put on check (probation), and be watched by the staff members. If bad behavior still continues, user will be banned forever.

Section B: Words To Remember

-Ban/Banned- When a user is removed from the site for a certain amount of time, because of bad behavior.
-Reproof- When a user is warned of their bad behavior, and is told to stop or they will get checked, or banned.
-Check/Checked- When a user is on probation, usually before or after they come from being banned, a user is on watch by the staff.
-Promotion/Promote- When a user goes up in rank, or position on the site. (Such as, User to Premium User, or User to Moderator)
-Demotion/Demote- When a user goes down a rank, or position on the site.

Section C: Becoming A Staff Member & Resignation Of Staff Member

When A Staff Is Demoted:
Usually, staff is demoted by doing something seriously bad. The head owner (Kyan), will decide if the user gets to stay as a staff member. If the staff member is demoted, staff will choose another one from the available users. If the staff member is not demoted, they will be on check by the other staff for at least 1-3 days after their reproof.

When A User Is Promoted:
When a user is promoted, they will be welcomed, and have to read the Staff Handbook and get familiar with the Forum Rules, which are in this Handbook, and also the Staff Handbook which they will get when they are promoted.

Resignation Of Staff:
A staff member can resign from their position whenever they'd like. They are free to come back, as long as the head owner (Kyan), wants them to at the time. When you resign from your position, send a message to Kyan telling him why you want to resign from your staff position, as well as if you plan to come back to the staff team.

*Staff Picks Are Usually At The End Of Every Month.

If there are any questions you have, message a staff member.