With concern to the escalating O C B issue from now on the following forum rules will be strictly applied:
1a. Advertising: Do not advertise or promote other web sites, books, products, media releases or services without express permission from a member of staff. The site is not a free advertising platform, registering an account solely for the purpose of posting promotional material will result in the suspension of your account. If you maintain a personal or other non-commercial web site you may place a link to it in your profile signature block.
3i. Forum groups/gangs: The formation or promotion of organised groups, clans or gangs is disallowed, as are organised attempts to harrass other members, disrupt discussions or enforce a certain viewpoint in any way that prevents fair and unbiased discussion.
3k. Forum warfare: Do not initiate or participate in "wars" with other members. Collective or individual attempts to attack, accuse, discredit or force a certain viewpoint on other members are disallowed. A "war" can constitute a prolonged series of disruptive confrontations between specific members or groups of members with similar beliefs or views, usually with either side accusing the other of being the aggressor and attacking, criticising and baiting each other on a regular basis. Action will be taken against members who instigate or participate in this type of activity.
We advice all affected members to take this warning seriously (e.g. to make changes to their signatures).
Action taken is done on a case by case basis and is dependant on the nature and severity of the violations, but can include anything up to the banning of the account and IP address without prior warning or notice.