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This site does not condone violence. As the name suggests, we simply document the reality of the world in which we live. Granted, sometimes that does include violent acts, but we do not condone them. We only document the fact that such things occur.
The fact that you can watch violent video coverage on CNN does not mean that they condone that violence, or the violence they document in images and articles. It is my hope that you understand the same applies to DocumentingReality.com.
THE RULES OF THE SITE
The rules below will be enforced through a 3 Strikes Infraction System. This means that if you accumulate more than 3 points, your account is banned permanently.
If you feel you have been banned unfairly you can appeal to chris to have the ban reviewed by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of infraction points you receive depend on the severity of your infringement. Infringements with 3 infraction points will be an instant ban. Infraction points will be assigned as follows:
Racist Post/Comment = 1 Point
Harassment of Another Member = 1 Point
Posting Porn = 1 Point
Posting Animal Cruelty = 2 Points
Forum Spammer = 3 Points
Duplicate Account = 3 Points
Member is Under 18 = 3 Points
Post With Naked Child = 3 Points
Trolling Outside of the watercooler = 2 Points
Sharing a "slut account" = 3 Points
RULES OF THE FORUM
1. DO NOT post anything pornographic or anything that displays nudity. This is not a porn site. If you're unsure, don't post it. Death pictures & Medical allows nudity if it is relevant to the section.
2. DO NOT post anything racist. Racist terms are not necessarily against the rules, but if we feel the post is racist in context, an infraction will be given. This includes trying to mask it with other letters or use like ni**er
3. DO NOT post any member's personal information or pictures. Do not post edited/unedited pictures of members that have been posted on this site or any other. If you do want to post a members picture you must have their permission.
4. DO NOT post any animal cruelty or the torture of animals anywhere on the site. This includes linking to another site.
5. DO NOT use any type of automated tools on this site. That would include any BOT or program designed to steal or leech pictures, videos, or text from this site. The only exception would be an automated crawler designed to rank this site in a search engine. The site has measures to detect and ban this type of activity.
6. DO NOT post any pictures or videos displaying corpses of naked children. Doing so will result in an immediate ban. The three strikes will not apply.
Please do not make sexual and/or suggestive comments and remarks about children under the age of 18, dead or alive. Keep any such thoughts to yourself as we are not a site that tolerates paedophilia.
Any such comments seen in future will result in a permanent ban from the site.
7. YOU MUST be 18 years or older to view this website. If at anytime a member of this forum thinks you may be under the age of 18 you will be banned.
8. While these rules cover most common situations they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently, we reserve the right to take any action(s) we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
9. Having more than one account here on the forums is NOT ALLOWED. Those caught having more then one account will have both accounts deleted and your ability to register on this forum removed.
10. Abuse of my mods will not be tolerated. Any disrespect or abuse geared towards a mod of this forum will result in a permanent ban on your first offense. If you have an issue with a mod, PM them, or PM me, as public shit talking against a mod is not tolerated. We may need to contact you by private message in reference to something, if you fail to answer it could also result in a ban.
11. Sharing your account with others, or passing it along; in what is typically referred to as as sharing a "slut account" will result in an immediate ban, strikes system will not apply.
12. Giving an invite to a previously banned user will result in your account being banned immediately. This is easily tracked by mods, and there will be no warnings, your account will just be banned on the first offense.
13. Trolling outside the Water Cooler is not allowed. You can not stalk, harass, start arguments, or otherwise disrupt normal on-topic discussion outside the Water Cooler. This includes constantly one staring posts on a consistent basis. If you want to be a douchebag, keep it inside the Water Cooler area.
NOT RULES, BUT ALSO WORTH MENTIONING
1. Please upload all images and video to the site through the attachment form. Linking to content from other sites is discouraged due to the fact that on other sites content seems to disappear and that would leave us with a lot of threads with no pictures or video in them.
2. If you insist on sending me hate mail or other lame shit, expect me to post it on the forum and across the Internet for others to laugh at, you have no expectation of privacy when sending me death threats, hate mail, stupid questions, or any other bullshit. If you're going to subject me to your idiocy, you can pretty much bet on me sharing it with others.
3. You will see usernames in different colors on the "online users" list. If the username is RED it means the user is a Moderator and if the username is BLUE it means the user has donated to the site and has extra privileges.
4. The Moderators are on this site to bring content and enforce the rules, not babysit the members. As a result, a zero tolerance policy is imposed to trolling/flaming anywhere outside of the watercooler.