Welcome to our beloved CabalBaguio Community! In order to create an enjoyable community for everyone, i have an additional rules for everyone and please follow this following rules:
1]CabalBaguio Forums are free to join, and it serves the community as a social site. As such, please do not disturb other users: Do not use derogatory, accusatory, harassing, irritating, and/or provoking language. Do not express yourself through inappropriate or cussing words. Please avoid ‘flaming’ users by all means. With no exception whatsoever, do not base your discussions on matters of sex, race, religion or ethnic background. If you can’t follow this rule you will be warned or infracted accordingly.
2] If you need to report a user, abuser, hacker, cheater, scammer, or any person that breaks the rules either in-game or in-forums, please do so accordingly in the Abuse Report Section, and follow the reporting guidelines included in the section. Do not use any other Section. Do not act out of anger and harass or insult the reported person. Respect the staff’s evaluation and decision at all times. If you want to appeal the ruling, you may do so by submitting new evidence through PM to whoever is handling the case. CabalBaguio Staff will punish any kind of biased, fraudulent, or dishonest reports either by temporary ban, or permanent ban.
3] If you need to contact one specific person and just that person, please do so by Private Message (PM). A PM does not mean that you may bypass Rule # 1. Do not create a thread, or post in that person’s thread with the intent of contact; PM the person, you will save yourself time. In addition, PMs are, like its name state, private by all means. You may not publicly post a received PM unless permission is given by the sender.
4] Marketing of any product with the intent to sell is prohibited, but you may review products. For any type of business transaction is illegal to conduct through forums. CabalBaguio Forums are intended for leisure and entertainment. Furthermore, advertisement of other Cabal networks’ services, servers, forums, or related is strictly prohibited. You may, however, create threads and discuss about games unrelated to Cabal; do so in the Games Section. Breaking this rule will result in an automatic permanent ban from forums
5] Impersonation, or misrepresentation of any user, either staff member or not, and regardless the intent to benefit from it or not, is illegal under this rules. You will be banned permanently for taking upon this action.
6] Abusing your posting power is not allowed, and is called spamming. There are many ways to spam, and in order to avoid any problems please follow the next:
* Do not just think of post-count, think of post-quality. Remember that what you say is more important than how many times you can say stuff. Further, post-count doesn’t make you more important; important words make you important.
* Post accordingly to a thread’s topic, and stay on topic by all means possible. If your post is off-topic, you will be WARNED. If you continue with this posting behavior you will be BANNED for spamming the forums.
* Post as needed! Double and plus posting, posting back to back, power-posting, and bumping are considered as spam. You will be WARNED accordingly for posting in such manner.
* Do not irritate users. Spamming (or any other type of abuse of) a user’s Visitor Messages is prohibited. Warnings and/or Infractions will be assessed when needed.
Note: Bumping is allowed in Market Section, and Guild Area Section only every twenty four  hours and no less than that. If you bumped your thread in less than six hours, contact a Moderator to remove the bump. Failure to do so will result in your thread being closed.
Added (2011-01-30, 11:15 Am)
7] Abusing User Reputation is strictly forbidden. This includes any type of trading, manipulation or agreement to affect a user’s reputation either positively or negatively. At no exception whatsoever, reputation has to be given out only if a post or thread was helpful, useful, wise, or constructed for the better of forums in any other way. Furthermore, it is not allowed to spread reputation in the Spam, Guilds Area, Foreign Languages, or Market Section of the Forum Board. Breaking this rule will result in the following consequences:
* The first offense is a warning.
* The second offense is half of Reputation Power removed and the disabling of Reputation function for a week.
* Third and final offense is all the Reputation Power removed and the disabling of Reputation function for a month. Every offense after this one will be punished as equal as a third offense.
8] Signature Rules are as follow: Signatures are based off a point system whereas the total points in a signature are 7 points. There are many combinations to distribute the points.
* A maximum of 1 Signature or Graphic; Max dimensions 450 px width x 200 px height OR 400 px width x 250 px height; 4 points
* A maximum of 2 Userbars; Max dimension 450 px width x 30 px height each; 1 point each.
* A maximum of 2 quotes; Max of 2 lines of text each; 1 point each.
-Note: You are allowed to use a maximum of 2 Userbars and 1 quote or vice versa. In other words, you may use 2 UB + 1 Quote OR 2 Quotes + 1 UB.
-Note 2 : About the max dimensions of a signature, although you are allowed to have a sig of 450x200 or 400x250, you can NOT have something like 450x250. When the height is over 200px the width can not extend the 400px and when the width is over 400px the height can not extend the 200px.
* Every line of text is half points equal to its font size. If text is size 1, then it is 0.5 point; font size 2, worth 1 points, and so on. If a line has multiple font sizes, the line is points equal to the larger font size used. In addition, it is not allowed to use font sizes larger than #3, and the maximum text lines in a Signature is five.
* A Maximum of 2 Smiley Rows; worth 1 or 2 points each depending on the smiley selected.
It is strictly prohibited to quote or paraphrase some other user’s words, works, or collaborations unless consent from this person is given. This consent has to be shown to Moderators upon request. Failure to demonstrate that the quoted user agreed to being quoted will result in the removal of such and an WARNING.
9] Please show ultimate respect to the CabalBaguio Staff. The Cabalbaguio Staff and all of its members work voluntarily to service this community and provide fun free of charge. Any sign of disrespect to any of them will be punished accordingly. If you have a disagreement with any of them, you are more than welcome to discuss such by PM with the person. If you don’t wish to do so, or can’t sort things out, you can also refer to the person’s superior: for Moderators, refer to the Lead Moderator(if we have a LeadMOD); for GMs, refer to the HGMs. If you do not wish to speak to the Lead Moderator or HGM. For inconvenience with the, Lead Moderator, or HGM, please contact the Administrator.
10] Posting any obscene or inappropriate material is strictly not allowed. This includes any gruesome, pornographic substance and anything deemed unsuitable for this community forum, posts made unwisely and foolishly which is recklessly and irresponsibly done. At any rate, failure to abide with this will be given a warning or an immediate ban of 1 - 3 months depending on the level of obscenity.
Added (2011-01-30, 11:15 Am)
11] You are not allowed to use any signature, avatar, user bar and any image or property owned by another person without prior permission. The author of these works have the complete rights on what in any manner they want to do with their works. If the owner have reported you and presented credible evidences that the art work used was not given prior permission and that they prove ownership of the art work, you will be deemed guilty and will be penalized with the following:
First offense: WARNING
Second offense: 2 weeks ban of your account
Third offense: 1 month ban of your account
Fourth and final offense: 2 months ban of your account. The following offenses after this will be banned for 3 months.
You are not allowed to rip any signature, avatar, user bar and/or any image owned by another person and/or gifted by a person. The owner and the maker of these works have the complete rights on its personal usage. If either the owner or the maker have reported you and presented credible evidences that the art work ripped was originally theirs proving its ownership, you will be deemed guilty and will be penalized with the following:
First offense: 2 weeks ban of your account
Second offense: 2 months ban of your account
Third and final offense: Permanent ban of your account.
12] Any kind of advertisement, promotion or other positive influence to illegal or/and harmful substances is not allowed. The forum's members are in majority teenagers and easily influenced so simply avoid talking about drinks, smoking and especially drugs.
13]While it's ok to use colored fontswhen you want to give emphases into something or septate your post to themes, you are not allowed to use them just for show in all of your posts. Although it is ok to use different font / bold / italic to make your post special, colors can be harmful to the eyes and make the forum look ridiculous when each member uses a different color.
14] Advertising other websites and/or encouraging others to do illegal actions such as some of the sites to make easy black money online or even worst things is not allowed.
15]Fishing people with referral links to sites like games, other forums etc is not allowed. You are still allowed to advertise your own site though but only if you have approval from the Lead mod/MOD.
NOTE: In addition to these Cabalbaguio Forum Rules, many Forum Sections may have their own specific rules posted in a sticky thread. It is your responsibility to read such rules before posting in that section. It is also your responsibility to be updated to changes and amendments done to this Forum Rules; please review them often