Maplemation Terms of Service and Rules

1. Content that violates United States law is forbidden.
This includes (but is not limited to) pirated software and other content.

2. NSFW artwork is only allowed if spoiled with a disclaimer.
Don't just put porn. If you created something that you believe isn't good to show someone below 18, might want to give us a heads up.

3. Please keep outside drama/jokes outside the forum and Discord server.
If you and somebody else on the forum don't get along, don't make a thread about it on the forum or make a post about it somewhere. We don't want it here. If it happened off the forum or out of the Discord. It stays there.

4. Be kind and polite towards others.
Don't call others names, bash on what they do or how they are or put them down in any way. When it comes to criticism, follow this guide to CNC written by Warren. In general, don't be rude to people. We expect everyone to treat other people with the same kindness and respect that they would like people to give to them.

5. Do not respond to threads that are older than 30 days.
This does not apply to sticky threads, MBR profiles, tutorials, or any other forums where the post-rate is relatively slow.

6. Backseat moderating does not help.
Please report posts that you see violate the rules aforementioned and afterwards. Do not respond to them. Do not make false or joke reports. Furthermore, if you have something you'd like for the staff to do or consider. Just try suggesting your idea or respectfully informing us of your concerns.
Be patient with us.

7. Do not make secondary accounts.
If we find out you have two accounts, both accounts will be permanently banned. So please don't do it. This doesn't apply to people who don't remember their email or don't have access to their account for some reason. If you're just trying to avoid a ban or pretend to be someone else, you will be banned.

8. No third-party advertising.
This is regarding product placement and promoting unaffiliated websites. If it doesn't have anything to do with Maplemation or your own creative work, don't bring it up here. No one cares about your fantasy football team in the Animation Section. Basically, if you're trying to promote something that doesn't exactly relate to or support Maplemation, don't bring it up here.

One final thing: The staff are obligated to do what THEY think is best for the forum. We are not obligated to care about what everyone has to say and do anything that people ask of us. However, it does helps us listen to people and do things for them if they are nice to us. We aren't robots. Don't command us. If a member treats us in a way that we view as rude or disrespectful, we are under no obligation to listen to or do anything for them. We value your opinion and your respect if you value the staff's.

Disclaimer:

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. Accounts will be deleted at our discretion.