Terms of Service and Rules
No Post Spamming - We do not tolerate spam. Do not post small or useless posts that are not relevant to the topic being discussed. Unless relevant to the topic, Posts containing only an image, video, or link will not be tolerated. Excessive low quality posts will result in the deletion of the posts. Side Note by getting your post count up by Commenting on everything will not get you Staff or Employee position.
No bashing/hating on others - It causes arguments and makes other users feel discouraged to visit the site. If you're going to criticise, Please say it positively and be respectful as you'd want someone to respect you! If a staff member has to tell you more than twice to stop, You'll be banned for a day.
No posting NSFW/spam in forums - We have an 18+ section in premium, That's the only place NSFW content is allowed. Spam of any kind will result in periodic bans. (if bad enough, You could get perma-banned or even IP Banned.)
No posting of RATS or any other harmful software - We like to keep our members safe, And that means to keep them out of harms way as best as we can. If you are caught posting an infected file you will get perma banned and possibly even IP banned. We take this very serious and expect you to as well. Please refer to the layout of when you post a tool here - When Posting a tool.
Listen to/Respect staff - If a staff member doesn't like how your attitude is, What's in your thread, or anything else. You are expected to listen to them the first time they tell you to do something. Insubordination can result in an hour ban(or longer). Disrespecting staff can get you longer time. Let us make this very clear, If a staff member bans you for any reason whatsoever, Do not argue with the ban, Do not try to point out that you weren't breaking any rules. We have our reasoning behind the bans. We are staff, You are members. Arguing with staff and/or asking another staff member to unban you can and will result in longer ban time. If an admin feels you were banned wrongfully, It will be taken care of.
Posting Links - Make sure they are not to any scene sites. We don't support other scene sites, So don't post them here. You should also not have any ad links. Console Crunch is not a place you make money off of. So keep your ad links to yourself, This also goes for surveys. Of course this also goes for no Java Drive By's, screamers, etc. Your thread will get taken down and if the link is harmful you will be perma banned.
Posting Downloads In Threads - We love it when members help each other out with download links, But we'd like to ensure that everyone is safe when doing so. All download links must be accompanied by a thread, If one doesn't already exist for the item being posted. We also ask that the member posting the thread has been registered for at least 3 days and has a minimum of 5 posts. Anyone posting a thread MUST accompany the download link with a virus scan. If a virus scan isn't posted, We'll advise that you do so. After this your first offence will result in a warning and your link will be removed until a virus scan is provided. Anyone caught uploading any form of virus will face severe consequences.
Posting Downloads In The Shoutbox - We love it when we see members actively helping each other in the shoutbox with everything including download links. Download links MUST be accompanied by a virus scan. If a virus scan isn't also posted, We'll advise that you do so. After this your first offence will result in a warning and your link will be removed until a virus scan is provided. Anyone caught uploading any form of virus will face severe consequences.
No Selling console ID's - We make this very clear everywhere, But it's good to have this here. You're not allowed to sell, or buy from anyone who isn't approved by an admin. If you are unsure if anyone is a trusted seller, Please contact an admin. We want to prevent you from being scammed. If you are caught and we have to warn you more than once, We have the right to ban you. Do not tell someone to add your Skype to try to get around this selling rule, If you're caught you will be banned.
No asking for Console ID's - This is one rule that we heavily enforce. You are not allowed to ask for Console ID's on the site. People post public IDs out of their own kindness and generosity, So please don't ask for a Console ID to be posted as it's just annoying and repetitive, we'd also like to not that Console IDs should NOT be posted in the shoutbox either. First offence will result in a warning, A second offence will result in a 4 hour ban from the shoutbox. If you continue to ask for a Console ID to be posted or continue posting them in the shoutbox, After your second offence, You will face further consequences and you may possibly end up with a perma ban.
Premiums - If you are banned and your premium membership has not expired yet, You are not entitled to a refund. It is YOUR job to follow the rules, And it's your choice to behave. It's also your choice to spend your own money. Do not expect a refund just because you were banned for breaking the rules.
Stats Boosting - Abuse of boosting statistics such as post likes either via a friend or multiple accounts to obtain the contributor rank; Anyone caught doing so, Will result in all likes removed from your account.
No False Credits - This means that if you give yourself or another credits for something that does not belong to you or the other. This also means that if you take stuff from this site and post it on another and claim that you've made it and give yourself credits but not the one who owns it. This can lead to a ban or a warning.
No False Virus Scans - Those who posts tools in threads needs to make sure the their virus scan is up-to-date and isn't faked. If your scan is fake you can face: Getting your download link removed until explanation/research. Getting your thread closed. Getting a warning and worst case; a perma ban.
Please also note:
ONLY Moderators, Admins, And of course Super Admins are allowed to change the rules at anytime they feel it is necessary so it is up to you to check these rules every so often for any updates.
Also marketplace rules about selling items go for the ENTIRE SITE. Please refer to them in the marketplace section to make sure those rules are understood.
These forum rules generally apply to the shoutbox as well. As goes for any shoutbox rules, They also apply in the forums.
We can also give bans without having to say anything to you. We are not required to warn you to stop, It is simply something nice to do. It is your job to follow these rules and guidelines, And our job to enforce them. We will not take the excuse "I didn't know that was a rule". We make it very clear what is expected of you.
It is not up to you to decide if you did anything wrong or not. It's up to us as staff to make that call. So keep your opinions about your ban to yourself, And take whatever time given to you.