Forum Announcement: Rules of FreeVPS Directory & Discussion
Last Change: 13 March, 2018
Change from last version: added rule #21

We ask you to visit this page frequently so that you are always up to date about our rules, policies and guidelines, as they will be updated from time to time. The forum staff reserves the right to change the rules without prior notice to the members. The severity of the warning is at the discretion of the issuing forum staff.

Warning Level:

The highest warning level you can get is 100%, where 100% means a permanent and immediate ban.

Forum Rules:

  1. Do not insult, flame, troll or attack guests, members, sponsors (VPS Providers) or the forum staff.
  2. Do not post spam in the forums, private messages or the shoutbox (You can read here what we consider as spam).
  3. We do not encourage the usage of online translators such as Google Translate, however if you do not speak English we allow them to be used.
  4. Do not create multiple accounts (includes but is not limited to: a) multiple accounts on the same IP address, b) multiple accounts on different IP addresses, c) friends who sign up through one IP address (without permission beforehand)). If multiple accounts are detected, they and the original account will be banned permanently from our system including the names, e-mail addresses and IP addresses or whole IP address ranges. One account per IP address!
  5. Do not offer services or goods in exchange for points or reputation points.
  6. Do not beg or ask for reputation points, VPSs or money in posts, private messages or the shoutbox.
  7. Do not use the quote function unnecessarily or excessively (You can read here what we consider as excessive quoting).
  8. Do not ask how or where to get a free VPS from FreeVPS Directory & Discussion (You can read it here).
  9. Do not ask/beg for a VPS in a VPS giveaway announcement or any other announcement. (This is simply spam so don't do it!) Saying that  you would like a VPS is also considered to be spam. 
  10. Do not copy and paste parts of text for a thread from other websites (including tutorials). If you copy your own work from your own site please provide proof that you really made it.
  11. Use the "Report Post" button only to report illegal/spam posts. It should not be used for any other reason.
  12. A signature may not be taller than 150px at a screen resolution of 1024x768 and may not contain excessive animation, advertising or affiliate/referral links (Including those hidden in shortened URLs).
  13. Do not excessively or impolitely ask/beg members, sponsors or the forum staff to look at your thread via private messages or in the shoutbox. It is totally up to themselves whether they want to look at your thread or not.
  14. links (or similar services) and affiliate/referral links (including those hidden in shortened URLs) are not allowed in posts, signatures, on your profile page or in the shoutbox.
  15. Anything related to piracy (pirated software, music, videos, games, etc...) and other illegal actions (such as hacking, fraud, bruteforce programs/scripts/applications, mail bombers/spam programs/scripts/applications, etc...) is forbidden.
  16. Do not post sub-standard VPS reviews (Click here to find out what sub-standard reviews are). Sub-standard reviews will be removed and a 10% warning level warning may be issued for one week.
  17. Do not bump old threads with off topic, spam or low quality posts.
  18. Do not post hateful, racist or harassing content (including links to sites containing such content), links to sites promoting illegal activities/content or links to pornographic sites/content.
  19. If you want to thank a member please use the reputation function of MyBB, do not post so called "Thanks posts" as they are low quality / spam posts. Please use the reputation rating system carefully. Always provide a meaningful description for your rating. Only rate what really deserves reputation points such as meaningful contributions, tutorials and similar meaningful content. Abuse of the reputation function isn't welcome and will be punished.
  20. Any posts or messages sent via the shoutbox or by private message that contain content that may offend someone of another religion or belief may be dealt with severely as this can cause great annoyance to other users. We are not against freedom of speech, but we ask that you respect others' views.
  21. Do not attempt to abuse or exploit the point system in any way. Abuse and exploitation includes but is not limited to any action that allows you to get more points than you should for a post. Staff reserves the right to determine what behavior is exploitative.

The rules above also apply for our Facebook page and our Google+ community.

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Please note that we do not tolerate any of our rules being copied. Any content posted in our forums is subject to our rules, and we do not appreciate copying our content without prior permission.