I. Severe Infractions
1. Do not hack, impersonate a member of the staff, or attempt or conspire in any other way to harm the forums, websites, projects, or their administration.
2. Do not register for the sole purpose of advertising.
Any member violating any of the above rules will be banned at least one year and possibly longer depending on the severity of the infraction and staff discretion.
II. Major Infractions
1. Do not post flames (personal attack against other members) in any forum other than General Bitching, where it is allowed. Flaming can consist of name calling, derogatory words, excessive yelling, trolling, or anything else that targets another member in a hateful fashion.
2. Banned members are prohibited from interacting with the boards in any way during the ban. Do not register a new account, solicit a non-banned member to post for you, or evade a ban in any other way while banned. If you are banned and solicit another member to post on behalf of you, the ban will be extended and the other member will receive a proxy infraction.
3. Some AGN members are children, and some view the boards at work. Do not post porn or other sexually explicit material. If you feel something is bordering the line, use the spoiler tags with a warning.
4. Do not post or link to copywritten content, including ROMs, as it exposes AGN to legal liability.
III. Other Infractions
1. Do not spam. Spam includes wildly off-topic posts, posts designed to inflate post count, advertisements, patent nonsense, complaints about moderator actions, etc. Though double-posting and grave digging are not specifically prohibited, pointlessly resurrecting or "bumping" threads is also considered spamming.
2. Do not post messages by proxy for a banned member.
3. Do not publicly request that a thread be closed, a member be banned or unbanned, or otherwise rent-a-mod. If you think a post or thread is in violation of the rules, use the Report Button.
4. Other behavior, judged by consensus of the staff to be disruptive or unnacceptable, may also be grounds for a minor infraction.
Banned from AGN for length of time determined by number and severity of infractions.
All infractions can be discussed by any member of the staff. If you disagree with an infraction you have received, respond to the private message sent by the staff member who gave you the infraction so that the staff can further discuss your argument.
Do not complain about infractions in a public forum. Such complaints will be considered spam.