First and foremost, instructions by the moderators and administrators are to be followed. If you fail to follow these instructions you will be subject to censure, temporary ban (suspension) or permanent banning. The decisions of the moderators and administrators are final. We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums is a privilege and not a right.

Secondly, these rules are non-negotiable and are enforced by all moderators, administrators and unnamed board members with administrative power.

We understand the human need for cowardly hostility and there are certainly plenty of places on the net for you to vent- this ain�t one of them. Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning, temporary ban (suspension) and or permanent banning.

While debate and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.

These boards are a community of comic and pop-culture lovers to discuss all the stupid crap that entails. Threads concerning a board drama or personal conflicts will be immediately deleted. Nobody cares!! They are whiny and annoying!

If you are a seasoned member of this board, it is not your obligation to fuck with new members. In fact, it is your obligation to do the opposite. We are not a frat house, because frat houses are full of obnoxious shit-heads, we are the opposite.

Members are asked to not take it upon themselves to enforce these rules (i.e. do not get in a shouting match when someone breaks these rules). If you feel someone is posting offensive material (or is in some other way breaking the rules), report the post and the moderators will deal with the situation.

We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice. The definition of what is or is not pornographic and or offensive is up to the moderators and administrators and is not up for discussion.

Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, links, etc. will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning or permanent banning.

Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed. No warez, cracks, serials or illegally obtained copyrighted content! Links to content of a questionable nature (Including pornography), asking for, offering, or asking for help/helping to process such content in any way or form is not tolerated. This includes requesting links to such material (ie, "PM me, please!").

Members must maintain an active email account. Failing to do so may result in suspension or account forfeiture.

Advertising, spamming and trolling is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes using the forum email and Private message system to spam other members.

You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal. Nor are members allowed to sell anything in their posts nor link to your own eBay auctions.

We also do not allow posts that violate our community standards. The administrators and moderators shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

There will be no harassing of female posters. You will talk to them as if you were talking to your sister (and we will assume that you respect your sister and hold her in high esteem). All women are allowed to come here without enduring comments on their physical appearance or what you'd like to do to (or with) them.

There will be no slandering of comic book professionals. You are more than welcome to state an opinion of the quality of their work, but you will do so with a qualified opinion, not just saying: it sucked.

Keep the size of personal images down (this includes avatars and signatures).

Signatures and avatars are part of this community as such they are subject to all rules and community standards. We reserve the right to alter signatures and avatars at out discretion.

Members should respect the bandwidth of other users and sites. The use of inline ([ img ][ /img ]) image tags pointing to data stored on third party systems for which the user has not received permission to link to may be removed.

Members should post in a way that is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or colored text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned or banned.

All forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to censure, warning, temporary ban (suspension) or permanent banning.

If you don't comply with these rules you will face censure, warning, temporary ban (suspension) or permanent banning (not necessarily in that order).

Arguing with administrators and/or moderators about their decisions to warn, suspend or ban is cause for censure and possibly permanent banning.

Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

Any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban (suspension) will lead to permanent banning. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, registering a new email account to evade an email ban or posting as an anonymous user.

Permanent bans are a last resort and thought is given before implementing them. While we may consider lifting permanent bans from time to time this is a rare occurrence.

Remember, the eyes and ears of the comic industry are listening to you. They lurk here all day and adjust themselves according to your comments. So, for lack of a better way to put it... With great power comes great responsibility!

The reality is we can't see everything. That's why there's a report button at the bottom of every post. You can take your chances if you'd like, but own up to your responsibility if you're caught doing so. Each reported post gets checked against the posted rules, and depending on the severity of the violation, may result in infraction points, bannings, or outright public ridicule.

Three simple words to live by : Don't be stupid. And don't be a dick.

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Functions and Bugs FAQ:

Q: Why can't I stay logged in?
A: Depends on the error. If you get a "does not have permission or is not logged in" error AFTER your login appears to proceed as normal, you have a cookie problem on your end. You need to clear all cookies, as well as your Net cache, close and reopen your browser and try logging on again. In addition, check your browser's cookie settings, which must allow them. If you have a firewall installed, it must be allowed to accept cookies from 606studios.com.

If you are using AOL:
1. From the 'My AOL' menu, on the AOL toolbar,
2. Click 'Preferences', Then Click 'WWW'
3. Look for the 'Temporary Internet Files'
4. Click 'Delete Files', then click 'OK'.;
That should clear your cache.

If you are using Internet Explorer:
1. Up top in the pull-down menus (File, Edit, Tools etc.),
2. click Tools, then
3. Select 'Internet Options'
4. This brings up a dialog with 6 tabs across the top (General, Security,
Content, .......)
5. Click 'General;, the look for 'Temporary Internet Files'
6. Click 'Delete Files', then (if it appears, check off 'Delete all offline
content';, then click 'OK'.
7. Click 'OK' again and this should clear all cached pages.

If you are using Netscape:
1. Up top in the pull-down menus (File, Edit, etc.), click Edit,
then 'Preferences'.
2. Find 'Advanced'. Click the + sign in front of the word, 'advanced'.
3. You'll see 'Cache, Proxies, etc.........'
4. Click 'Cache'
5. On the right you'll see, buttons labeled 'Clear Memory Cache' and 'Clear
Disk Cache'
6. First, click 'Clear Memory Cache' when the "?" dialog appears click 'OK'
7. Then click 'Clear Disk Cache', when the "?" dialog appears, click 'OK'.
8. Click 'OK' again to close the Cache Dialog box

Firefox:
1. ctrl+F5

Also:
Go to this url: (http://606studios.com/bendisboard/mycookies.php) Select all and delete.

Finally, restart your browser.

This should fix the problem. If you are still having trouble, contact me.

Q: I changed settings in my userCP but they are not working.
A: You must scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "save changes" or your changes will not take effect.

Q: Why oh why? What have you done to my wonderful board?
A:I've changed the board software because this software is more stabile and more secure. It is designed for larger boards with lots of traffic, so hopefully we won't have too many performance issues.

Q:Where's my avatar?
A: This is how to fix it:
1) Go to your User CP.
2) Click on Edit Avatar
3) In Custom Avatar, type in the URL of your Avatar.
4) Click Save Changes.
Avatars should now work.

Q:Where's my smilies at?
A: This is how to fix it:
1) Go to the User CP. It's at the top of your page.
2) Click on Edit Options.
3) Go to the bottom of the page and you'll see something that says "Message Editor Interface".
4) Change that to Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing
5) Click Save Changes
Your smiles should work now.

Q:Black and white hurts my eyes...!
A:There is a menu at the bottom of every page where you can choose a new style.

Q:How does the ignore user feature work?
A:The buddy list is used to keep track of the friends you have made on this forum. By going to your "My vB Home", you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online, and be able to send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also allow you to send private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by clicking this button in a member's posts. Ignore lists are used for those people who's messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, those messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.[/spoiler]

Q:What happened to the "hide" and "spoiler" functions?
A: I have fixed the glitch and now you have a choice between [ spoiler] (which puts black text in a black box) and [ hide] (which makes a hidden box).

Q: I'm geting a notification for every single e-mail after mine on a thread, how do I turn this off?

A: I've been trying to fix some issues for some other members and I had to change some board settings. This was one of them. I made a universal change to user settings that turned this feature on. If you want this turned off, you'll have to go to:
1. User Cp
2. Click on "Edit Options"
3. Scroll down to "Default Thread Subscription Mode"
4. Choose from menu how you would like the board to handle this for you. You can choose not to subscribe automatically, to subscribe but not receive an email, to receive an instant email, to receive a daily email or to receive a weekly email.
5. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on "save changes" YOU MUST CLICK SAVE CHANGES OR THEY WILL NOT TAKE EFFECT.

Additionally, this change is not retroactive!! You are still getting emails from threads you were subscribed to, go to:
1. User cp
2. Click on "List Subscriptions"
3. Click on the option box to the right of the threads from which you'd like to unsubscribe.
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the list.
5. Choose what you would like to do from the pull down menu (most likely "delete subscription")
6. click "go"

Q:What time is it? Why's the time zone wrong?
A:You can change this in:
UserCP>User Options>
Scroll down to "Time Zone" and choose your time zone.

Q:Is there a way to remove the jinxworld borders when viewng the board?
A:Input the following address into your web browser:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/