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    Default Site Rules (October 31st 2015)

    Board Rules / Terms & Conditions of Use

    Last Updated: October 31st 2015.

    Welcome to I Think I'm Lost. Your use of this site is governed by the following set of terms and conditions. You must read and agree to these rules before using this board.


    Terms and Conditions

    I Think I'm Lost will be referred to as ITIL.
    "We", "Us" is the administration and moderation team that run ITIL.


    1. Registration

    1.1. Limited to one account. Registration to ITIL is free. You are allowed ONE account. Please choose your username wisely. If you wish your username be changed, you will need to make a donation of $11 as described at http://www.ithinkimlost.com/site-discussion/15011-username-changes.html


    1.2. Must be over 13. If you are under the age of 13 or have been previously banned from this site you are NOT permitted to register.

    1.3. Accept the rules. By registering and using ITIL, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

    1.4 A valid email address is required. There may be times where the staff may have to contact you via email directly. You agree to keep a valid and active email address registered with the site. To update your email address, you may go to
    http://www.ithinkimlost.com/profile.php?do=editpassword


    2. Administrator and Moderator decisions

    2.1 The current ITIL staff
    Administrators: Beer Baron, word
    Moderators: Antonath, Scrotty, SomePeopleJustSaySnow

    2.2. Complaints Procedure. If you have a complaint or other issue with a decision made by the board staff, you should contact us directly so we can consider your complaint/issue and inform you of the final decision. You can send a private message to the ITIL spokespeople or use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the board to send us an email. DO NOT post a public thread on the forum to discuss the complaint. Please note, public "mod bashing" is a bannable offence (see rules below).

    2.3. The moderators reserve the right to edit out content we deem inappropriate. For example NSFW images with links (in unmoderated forums), removing personal information about posters, or trolling posts in moderated forums. Sometimes people make a mistake and post something they shouldn't have and instead of issuing a warning the moderators will just clean it up. If it is a persistent problem or done purposefully we will issue infractions. If you feel that something was wrongly edited please contact the spokespeople or moderators.



    3. The rules: AKA Things that will get you in trouble.


    3.1. Posting inappropriate material: ITIL is a place for people on and or interested in the JET program to talk about things and ask questions. It isn’t a 100% professional site, but we don't want people to have to worry about reading the site at work. Inappropriate material such as obscene/shock/pornographic pictures and videos will not be tolerated on the forums.

    In an effort to comply with Google's content policy (see
    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?answer=48182), any posts on this site in any forum including The Lounge MUST NOT include OR link to:

    • Pornography, adult or mature content
    • Violent content
    • Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organisation
    • Excessive profanity
    • Hacking/cracking content
    • Gambling or casino-related content
    • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
    • Sales of beer or hard alcohol
    • Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
    • Sales of prescription drugs
    • Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g. firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
    • Sales of products that are replicas or imitations of designer or other goods
    • Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
    • Content regarding programmes which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
    • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others


    3.2. Having multiple accounts: Posting under a 2nd account name will not be tolerated. If you create a 2nd account and we catch you, the 2nd account will be banned, you will be warned, and a list of your accounts will be made public to the forum. If you do it again, your main account will receive a week long ban. If you are feeling brave and decide to try it a third time further disciplinary action will be taken on our part.


    3.3. Revealing private information: This is serious. No pictures, names, address, or any other kind of personal information about other posters will be tolerated.


    3.4. Trolling in moderated forums: Trolling: Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can.” Trolling in the site's moderated forums will result in disciplinary action.

    3.5. Public "mod bashing": If you have a complaint regarding a moderation decision, do not make a public post on the site. This leads to "mod bashing" and causes countless problems. Instead, use the "Contact Us" link and privately make your complaint known to the site administrator. This way, the issue can be discussed and a solution found. Failure to adhere to this rule is an immediate ban.


    4. Tips on how to stay out of trouble


    4.1. Do not reveal personal information about yourself: This should be simple enough but many people get this one wrong, and end up in trouble. The subforums on this website with the exception of “VIP” are visible to the public. So if you say “My boss is a jerk and I hate him” and he sees it and gets angry you have no one but yourself to blame. The moderators will not go back and delete your old posts because you were not careful. So as a general tip you should probably refrain from: posting your real name and contact info, pictures of yourself, names of the people you work with. DO KEEP IN MIND that anything you mention about yourself on the forums can be used by other posters. For example if you say “my name is Randy” in a thread, and in another thread someone says “Hey randy how was lunch?” you cannot claim he is revealing personal information about you and demand he gets banned. Play it safe and be private on the internet.


    4.2. Don’t be a jerk in moderated subforums: Don’t troll, don’t be mean, and don’t break the rules of the moderated subforums and you will stay out of trouble.


    4.3. If something bothers you: Contact the ITIL spokespeople or moderators.




    5. Additional information


    5.1. VIP: The VIP subforum is for posters who make a donation to the website. There is one simple rule for the VIP subforum “what is said in VIP stays in VIP”. If you post information from VIP in the other forums your VIP status will be revoked, and depending on the information leaked further disciplinary action may be taken ie. Infractions and or a ban. VIP members also are allowed to change their user title, any appropriate title can be chosen other than things that will lead posters to believe you are a member of the ITIL staff, or have been banned. Examples “Global Moderator, Banned, ITIL Spokesperson”


    5.2. Signatures: You may optionally use a signature. Signatures are subject to the same rules as message posts, as described above under "Inappropriate Material". We ask that you limit your signatures to only one reasonably sized quote. Or a few lines of text. If we think your signature is too long we will pm you asking you to change it. The pms and warnings will be at the mods discretion


    5.3. Discipline: ITIL operates a system of formal warnings.

    We will notify you of any warning made for breaking these terms and conditions by:

    Upon violating forum rules, you will be given an infraction, which will stay on your account for one month. If you violate the rules again within the month, you will be banned for one week.

    If you "troll" or are abusive in any of the non-off-topic forums, you will be banned for one week without warning. If you continue to violate forum rules after your returning, we may permanently ban you at our own discretion.

    If it has been determined that you are breaking the law by posting illegal media on the forum, endangering or physically threatening another person, or flagrantly violating the privacy of another person (be it a member or otherwise), you will be permanently banned without warning.

    If you divulge any information gathered through private communication (i.e. e-mails, PMs) with the staff without permission, you may be permanently banned without warning at the moderators' discretion.This is not a joke, leave personal information out of posts or you will be banned. Another way to get instantly banned is to publicly question/complain about moderator decisions. See rule 3.5.

    If you have violated any of the Terms and Conditions, any second offences of the same Terms and Conditions violation may result in a permanent ban.

    5.4. Requesting your account be deleted. We do not delete or deactivate user accounts so please do not ask if you do not want to be offended with our reply. The reason for this is deleting accounts breaks threads. We've had issues where entire threads have been destroyed by deleting one person. This is bad, so we've got a blanket policy in place not to delete accounts. If you do not agree with this, do not register.


    6. Copyright

    You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright on that material. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Any copyright holders who find their material posted on the site should contact us and request that material be removed.





    7. Disclaimer

    The views expressed herein are those of the individual posters and ITIL accepts no responsibility for any content posted on this message board.

    Breaches of our terms and conditions will be dealt with on an individual case-by-case basis, resulting in formal warnings, suspensions and permanent bans. In extreme cases we will not hesitate to report members to their Internet Service Provider (ISP) or to take legal action.

    We reserve the right to make amendments to these terms and conditions at any time. All changes will be notified to members via an announcement.

    ITIL is privately owned and run. Membership of ITIL is not an automatic right of any user and is only granted on the condition that users accept all terms and conditions. Any use of the forum is taken as your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you no longer wish to abide by these terms and conditions, do not use the forum.

    The owners of ITIL reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason. All Terms and Conditions are subject to Administrative review The Terms and Conditions may change at any time. Administrative decisions may override any part of the Terms and Conditions.
    Last edited by Beer Baron; November 1st, 2015 at 08:57. Reason: Edit mod list
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Updated the rules regarding username changes
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    i don't understand all of the rules regarding smilies.

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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Which rules?
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    I believe dirtbag is drawing attention to Scrotty's banning people for using a smilie he considers to be "his" in Anything Goes.

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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    That ban has been lifted now.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    lol
    Shut up Hikari / Muffles / uthinkimlost. (delete as appropriate)

    Quote Originally Posted by tenderRondo View Post
    minor rant: Waldroon mentioned Maria Ozawa in the japenese movie thread. Me being the fool I am assumed he was being serious and googled her at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rules
    The rules: AKA Things that will get you in trouble.


    1. Posting inappropriate material: ITIL is a place for people on and or interested in the JET program to talk about things and ask questions. It isn’t a 100% professional site, but we don't want people to have to worry about reading the site at work. So inappropriate material such as obscene/shock/pornographic pictures and videos will not be tolerated in the moderated forums. Some leniency will be given to things posted in the Anything Goes sub forum, but they must be hyperlinked and marked as “NSFW”.


    2. Having multiple accounts: Posting under a 2nd account name will not be tolerated. If you create a 2nd account and we catch you, the 2nd account will be banned, you will be warned, and a list of your accounts will be made public to the forum. If you do it again, your main account will receive a week long ban. If you are feeling brave and decide to try it a third time further disciplinary action will be taken on our part.


    3. Revealing private information: This is serious. No pictures, names, address, or any other kind of personal information about other posters will be tolerated.


    4. Trolling in moderated forums: Trolling: Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can.” Trolling in the site's moderated forums will result in disciplinary action.
    Can someone please point to me where having a chat about avatars is prohibited?

    Quote Originally Posted by RomulusLupin View Post
    Keep the avatar appreciation to AG, guys.

    Why does it seem to be the ITIL policy that when a moderator is enforcing rules arbitrarily so people complain, the answer is to go beyond the rules and try to rule through fear and intimidation? Wouldn't it be simpler to just enforce the rules as written so that the actions of the moderating staff doesn't seem as if it's made up on the fly and people know clearly what they can and can't do?

    Is there something about the moderation hat that makes people retarded as soon as they put it on?
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Mothy, as much as I approve of your crusade against retarded moderation, there doesn't need to be a rule for every single possibility. There's no rule against me posting hi-res photos of belly-button fluff in Applying, but that doesn't mean it's appropriate.

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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    How is stopping noobs from talking about their avatars anything other than tyrannical? We went through all this before and we decided that being that anal wasn't good policy. So now because people (Catphucker) couldn't enforce the rules as written we have to go full circle? Can it really be that hard to have simple, clear rules, and have the moderation staff follow them?

    If people want a strictly moderated place they have Official. Noobs can have a little more fun under the rules as written here. What's wrong with that? Nothing. It only got out of hand because Catphucker decided to not stop blatant trolling. If something goes on off-topic for a couple of pages I can see stepping in, but how does it not just encourage people to go elsewhere if they're afraid their friendly little, "Oh hey! I love the anime character in your avatar," or "Your signature cracks me up and is so true about the smell of Hikari's nether regions," is going to be deleted?

    We went through this shit already. We decided to allow more freedom. The problem wasn't the more freedom. The problem was the rules we did have weren't enforced. But you're trying to go back to square one. It's fucking idiotic.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Whether it's about avatars or about cottage cheese doesn't really matter. What matters is there is no rule that states those kinds of posts should be moderated, and there should be no such rule.

    Even if this has only happened once, which I very much doubt, it's better to cut it off now than to let it fester.

    First they came for the "nice avatar" posts
    and I didn't speak out because I didn't like their avatar.
    Then they came for the "oh are you a chick?" posts
    and I didn't speak out because I didn't care that Cytrix was a chick.
    Then they came for the "group B is better than group A" posts
    and I didn't speak out because group A and group B both suck.
    Then they came for the "OMG I'm going to Japan!" posts
    and I didn't speak out because I thought they were stupid to go to Japan.
    Then they came for the "Can we find honey made from unicorn tits in Japan?" posts
    and I said nothing because I didn't want honey made from unicorn tits.
    Then they came for the "you're going to die in Japan, regretting your life choices" posts
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.
    Last edited by mothy; July 26th, 2011 at 20:50.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Mothy, RL is keeping the applying threads on track and relevant for new jet participants. As stated on the note for the applying forum, the forum is strictly moderated.
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    Strictly moderated. Moderated for what? I would assume it would be moderated for compliance with the rules. Otherwise the moderation is merely arbitrary. Giving a moderator absolute power to make judgements as to what is relevent is a mistake, and one we've made before. Do people really have such a short term memory as to why we came to these simple rules?

    Sure they say history repeats itself, but every year or so seems a bit often.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (20/June/2010)

    Administrative decisions may override any part of the Terms and Conditions.
    It is in compliance with the rules.

    However, if you feel wronged by any actions of RL or myself, I will waive the following rule just for you
    4. Requesting your account be deleted. We do not delete or deactivate user accounts so please do not ask if you do not want to be offended with our reply.
    Feel free to request your account to be deleted and I will action it for you.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (26 / September / 2011)

    Rules updated with new content policy
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    Default Re: Site Rules (26 / August / 2014)

    Site rules updated. Namely:

    5. Public "mod bashing": If you have a complaint regarding a moderation decision, do not make a public post on the site. This leads to "mod bashing" and causes countless problems. Instead, use the "Contact Us" link and privately make your complaint known to the site administrator. This way, the issue can be discussed and a solution found. Failure to adhere to this rule is an immediate ban.
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    Default Re: Site Rules (26 / August / 2014)

    Updated rules today (22/Dec/2014) to include rule 1.4:
    1.4 A valid email address is required. There may be times where the staff may have to contact you via email directly. You agree to keep a valid and active email address registered with the site. To update your email address, you may go to http://www.ithinkimlost.com/profile.php?do=editpassword
    Moderator list also updated.
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