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Rule #1: If you feel a post is inappropriate, please report it by clicking on the "Report Post" link that is available at the bottom left of every post (looks like this [IMG]http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/images/buttons/report.gif[/IMG]).
Rule #2: Absolutely NO referrals or self-promotion of any kind are allowed on the forum unless specifically approved by an admin or mod in advance. This includes posting referral or affiliate links, or asking members to sign up under you for something. No plugs for blogs and/or any other websites; if you would like to cross-promote, please contact us. Personal webpages with a want list are ok (no commercial webpages/links; ie. any webpages that sell, have ads, etc..) This is not allowed even if the promoted site does not directly compete with us. [Let me explain the main reasoning behind this rule; if we allow one member to post a referral and make some money, then eventually everyone will post their own and it will get out of hand...so to be fair, those posts will not be allowed.]
Rule #3: Any member trying to accumulate or collect email addresses for their own bulk email purposes will be banned. This includes any creative attempt or act promoted as something positive on the message boards.
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Rule #6: When starting a new thread, edit/update the original post if appropriate. This is another guideline to help keep the forum organized and easier to read and search (after all, many members are here to find information and we want to make the information easy to find). This applies anywhere in the forum, but probably mostly in the Box/Case Breaks section and in the B/S/T section. For example, if you sell a product or change the price, update the original post so others don't have to scroll through pages of posts to find out the most current info. Same applies for breaks, especially live breaks...update the original post with a summary of the break so if someone views it later, they don't have to look through pages of posts and comments to see the actual break.
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Rule has been updated
Rule #16: No gambling allowed. Use your better judgment in general...we can't list everything but anything illegal is obvious and implied. Doing Paid Brackets and Fantasy leagues are allowed
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