Thread: Site Rules
12-11-2012, 12:08 PM #1
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Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry. You are able to use a customized static image avatar though.
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- Are forbidden from posting any links back to their respective websites for any reason.
- The posting of product images within the forum are not allowed, including both attachments and hosted images.
- Product announcements are not allowed.
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