New Users: Minimum Posts For any newly registered users, you must obtain a minimum of 25 posts on Wireless Dealer Group before you are able to create new threads. This was done as a measure to cut down on the amount of spam accounts and threads that were being created. If you do not have this ability after 25 posts, please Private Message an administrator.
Warnings, infraction and banning policies: Warnings will be handed out to users for first time offenses or cases with unique circumstances. Users are required to review the forum rules immediately after registration, although leniency will be given to new users or cases where the rule was changed and the user was unaware. Warnings will be sent via private message only once per rule, with infractions being the next step if a user fails to comply. Infractions are given based on a point system and used by moderators if someone is breaking a rule. Different rules carry different point values (see list below). If you receive an infraction, you are notified via private message. The infractions are stored on your profile (which only moderators can see) and will continue to accumulate. Infractions do not expire on WDG.
Bans will be handed out based on the infractions point system. Accumulating the following amount of points will result in ban from posting on WDG for varying lengths of time: 3 points: 3 days 5 points: 1 week 10 points: 1 month 15 points: Lifetime Ban
GOLDEN RULE: AUTOMATIC LIFETIME BAN
Any whole seller, vendor, master agent, account manager, or employee working for any said forth caught trying to recruit dealers through our forums, direct messaging, or any other way other than our wholesale directory or by becoming a Premium Partner will automatically be banned. No exceptions. Warnings, infractions and bans can be given for violating any of the following rules: 1. Signatures - 1 infraction Size standards: Please limit the size of the photo to 500 wide x 170 tall (pixels). The photos you use should not be hot-linked. Videos are not allowed, but GIFS can be added under the same size and amount restrictions. Multiple images are allowed in signatures, but only if they combine to equal no more than 500 X 170. If you don't have images, you can have up to three quotes. Signature Content Standards Signatures that show any of the following will be considered as a violation of the rules here on WDG: • Sexually provocative images • Illegal drugs • Curse words or images representing foul language • Baiting other users
• Items for sell on signatures
• Dealer recruiting on signatures
• No Hyperlinks on signatures
For more info on signatures, go to this thread: Signature Requirements. 2. Abusing/Misusing Smilies - 1 infraction point Any user who misuses the smilies to bait or troll another user will receive a warning for the first offense and an infraction for any subsequent offenses. 3. Foul language/Filter Dodging - 1 infraction point The forums have a filter to keep out certain curse words. This is to keep the forum quality high, user friendly, and not violate the terms and conditions of the advertising networks. Please do not go around the filters. If you are angry during a game and curse, let the word filter out. The moderators will likely not give you trouble for this unless it becomes constant. This does not mean however you can start cursing at other posters. That is flaming/baiting. Writing anything like "banned" underneath your username will also count as going around the filters. 4. Posting Images & Embedded Videos - 1 infraction point -Embedded images and GIFs must be the same size as signature images, which is 500 wide x 170 tall (pixels). -Images or GIFs that contain any of the following will be removed and may eventually lead to infractions that equal to the corresponding rule (i.e. baiting, trolling, racism, etc.) • Sexually provocative images (NSFW) • Illegal drugs • Curse words or images representing foul language • Baiting other teams or users • Violating any other rule on WDG
5. Copyrights & Sources - 1 infraction point Quoting sources should be done in the following format: Chicago Sun-Times: "The Washington Times became the latest to float the notion that Baker is searching for a bailout. The Times published a story that claims Baker has told associates he would be open to jumping ship from the Cubs and landing in Washington, with Nationals manager Frank Robinson ascending into the GM's chair." Always include a link and make sure that the quote is only a couple of paragraphs hitting the key points. Do not post articles found on pay / subscription sites. That stuff is off limits. Note that posting links from some sources will be deleted immediately if the source is deemed unreliable in any way. 6. Selling - 1 infraction point Do not use the forums to sell other than the marketplace section of this forum. This isn't EBay.
7. Post Padding - 1 infraction point Please do not post meaningless posts in an attempt to drive up your post count. This clutters the forum and lowers the quality. 8. Off Topic. - 1 infraction point Please keep threads on topic. We have an off topic forum where you can talk about whatever you want, but it is important to the flow of the forums that threads remain on topic. Posts that derail a thread will be looked at as off-topic and disruptive. 9. Thread Tags - 1 infraction point If you are making thread tags, please treat them like you would a thread title and enter appropriate tags. Otherwise, you are subject to an infraction. 10. Impersonating a Moderator - 1 infraction point It is the moderator's job to moderate the forums. So if you are not a mod, please do not act like one. This includes calling yourself a moderator in your user title. 11. Spoilers - 1 infraction point If you spoil a movie or a show for anyone without including it in the thread title, you will be given an infraction for disruptive behavior. It is not fair to spoil a show or a movie to those who may have not seen the show or the movie before. 12. Editing Quotes - 1 infraction point If a user replies to a post and edits the quote in a negative fashion where it insults, baits or trolls the other poster, the user editing the quote will receive a warning. Any subsequent times where a user is caught editing a quote, they will receive an infraction or will be banned depending on the severity. 13. Nondescript/Baiting Thread Titles- 1 infraction point Thread titles should be descriptive with the topic at hand, and not have a provocative title designed to make it "clickbait." Users will receive a warning for the first time and have the thread title changed by a staff member. Multiple instances will result in infractions and the possibility of having thread-making abilities removed. Thread titles should not be baiting or trolling in nature, and if they are, could be subjected to other infractions in those areas. 14. Flaming - 2 infraction points I know things can get pretty heated when you're discussing topics, but there's no need to get personal. Anyone who engages in name-calling, baiting, etc faces warnings via infractions and an eventual ban.
15. Baiting - 2 infraction points This is deliberately initiating a fight with another poster. Please keep good quality debate and don't try and coax someone into a personal fight. 16. Trolling - 2 infraction points Please do not go in to any forum and post comments that are primarily intended to get a negative reaction or antagonize another poster. 17. Disruptive Behavior - 2 infraction points Anything that appears designed to disrupt the peace and flow of the forum including personal attacks, hijacking/derailing threads and disagreeing just to cause fights will count as disruptive behavior. Please keep threads on topic. We have an off topic forum where you can talk about whatever you want, but it is important to the flow of the forums that threads remain on topic. Posts that derail a thread will be looked at as off-topic and disruptive. We want everyone to enjoy their time posting on this site. We welcome and value our posters. With that said, this site is strictly voluntary so please do not try to undermine the site with nasty posts. We want you to enjoy your time here, but posts that are made to undermine the site will be looked at as disruptive behavior. 18. Spamming Personal Articles/Blogs/Sites - 5 points - Posting and linking to your own articles, blogs, websites, etc. across multiple forums/threads with the intent to gain views or to take posters away from the site is not allowed. 19. Duplicate Accounts - 5 infraction points Do not create more than one account at any point (whether you are banned or not). If you do, your account will be banned immediately. Users who create a new account while on ban will have their current ban immediately doubled and duplicate account banned permanently. 20. Nudity/Porn - 5 infraction points Any type of nudity/porn posted will result in an immediate ban. It will not be tolerated by any means. 21. Religious Discussions - 5 infraction points All religious discussions are banned from this site.
22. Stereotyping/Prejudice Statements - 5 infraction points Any statements that are offensive to religion, race or persons of specific sexual orientation (including any kinds of jokes) will not be tolerated on this site and users risk an immediate ban for this type of behavior. 23. Racism & Bigotry - 5 infraction points You risk an immediate ban if your post is determined to contain Racism or Bigotry (including any kinds of jokes) of this nature including anything related to religion, sexual orientation. 24. Spamming & Links - 10 infraction points Linking or promoting other forums in anyway is extremely prohibited. Users are allowed to provide links to their own blogs within their signatures as long as the blog does not promote conversation that violates any of the rules for this forum (i.e nudity, racism, bigotry). 25. Legal/Illegal drugs - Lifetime Ban Discussion of drugs, whether legal or illegal, is now permitted on the site. However, any user who attempts to sell/distribute/promote the sale of any drug will be infracted and banned from Wireless Dealer Group.
26. Posting Personal Information - Lifetime Ban If any user posts any personal information on this site without the other users consent, they will be permanently banned from the site. Personal information includes a user's email address, phone numbers, home address, real name, names of family members or friends and personal pictures. 27. Usernames – Risk lifetime ban unless changed Unacceptable usernames will require a change to avoid in immediate ban. Please do not bait with your username choice and ensure it does not infringe on any of the other rules for this forum.
28. Dealer Recruiting - Automatic Lifetime Ban
Any whole seller, vendor, master agent, account manager, or employee working for any said forth caught trying to recruit dealers through our forums, direct messaging, or any other way other than our wholesale directory or by becoming a Premium Partner will automatically be banned. No exceptions. If you want to dispute your ban, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be sure to include your username and any links in question of the situation.