LooniesWorld.com FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

What are the rules of LooniesWorld.com?

Rule No. 1 - No "Flaming"
You will not post any messages that harrass, insult, belittle, threaten or flame another member or guest.

Rule No. 2 - No "Trolling"
You will not post any topic that disrupts the peace and harmony of this forum. Don't create meaningless threads with the sole purpose of starting a dispute. This includes messages in profiles and signatures.

Rule No. 3 - No "Spamming"
You will not double post or cross-post the same message in multiple forums. You will not mass-PM or mass-email multiple members of this site the same message. You will not post for the sake of increasing your post count or hack count.

Rule No. 4 - No "Offensive" Posts, Links or Images
You will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually graphic, hateful, threatening, racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise violative of any local or international laws. This includes links in your signature, profile, bookmarks as well as posted images, photos and avatars. Staff will ultimately decide if something is appropriate or not. For a definition of what is appropriate or not, please refer to "What are the limitations for sexually-oriented content?"

Rule No. 5 - No Self-Promotion
You will not post any messages anywhere on this site that are primarily for the promotion or advertising of any website, forums, email address, business, MLM, activity, or other entities that you have an affiliation with (ie. no self-promotion) except in the Business/Services Offered forum where trading is encouraged. However, you may not post services or products that directly compete with the major sponsors of LooniesWorld.com.

Rule No. 6 - No Public Posting of Copyright Material
You will not upload, attach or post anything that is copyright or licensed.

Rule No. 7 - Signature Restrictions
Not all members are allowed to use the signature feature. For those allowed to use the signature feature, all signatures should not exceed the following size limits:

  • For text signatures: 300 character limit. Empty lines are also counted! Font sizes above 2 are not allowed
  • For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size
  • No smileys, no animations, maximum use of 2 colors
If you do want to have text and an image, you can have a maximum of 2 normal lines (or 3 small lines) and one image (in a new line) up to 300 pixels wide, 75 pixels tall and 20k in size. You may have a link to your own website, but there must be no promotional language like "Best Hosting" or "Cheapest Styles". Don't use [color=yellow] or similar code as it is unreadable on our styles.

Rule No. 8 - No Posting of Identifiable Images, Phone Numbers, or Private Information
The following are prohibited:

  • Posting of images that have identifiable faces except those that have written permission of the person in the image
  • Posting of images that contain nudity, which includes, but not limited to the following: exposed vagina, exposed breasts with visible areola, depicting any sexual act
  • Posting of personal or other person's/member's phone numbers (e.g. landline, mobile numbers)
  • Posting of personal or other person's/member's address

These are general forum rules. There will be forum-specific guidelines and rules as well.

Updated April 12, 2011

What do you get being a LooniesWorld.com certified establishment?

  • Flash report update on anything that may impact your business like promos, schedules, line-ups, etc.
  • Marketing by the Loonies Group (the persons behind this board)
  • Advertisements in the website
  • Maintenance of the thread/forum will be taken cared of by the Loonies Group
  • Answers to the queries of other GMs in your thread c/o the Loonies Group
For inquiries on how to be a certified LooniesWorld.com establishment, please PM any of our super moderators (EagleEye, cold_face, luking4more, benitz, jazper2008, and Tanyen) and admins (ketchapay and mydnytman)

Why can't I upload my own avatar or open attachments?

When you register with LooniesWorld.com, you are placed in a group called Noobie Members where your access is limited to replying to existing threads and selected forums. This is to encourage you to familiarize with the board and interact with the community before you are given the privilege of creating your own threads, opening restricted forums, and opening attachments.

The system has an automatic "promotion" system that is affected by 3 factors:

  • Number of posts - minimum of 10
  • Number of days registered - minimum is 15 days (updated)
  • Number of reputation points - minimum is 7 points

If you satisfy the minimum number of posts AND these two factors: number of days registered AND reputation points, your will automatically be promoted to the Regular Members group and enjoy other benefits such as:

  • Downloading attachments
  • Posting attachments
  • Creating threads
  • Uploading your own avatar
  • Use of the signature function
  • More private messages
  • ... and more

Again, we encourage you to post more quality posts so you can earn those reputation points.

Updated: Feb. 25, 2011

Why do I sometimes get logged out without clicking the "Log Out" button/link?

The forum software (vBulletin) checks if you are still "active" -- when you click on links, post replies, etc. -- from time to time. For example, if you left without logging out (meaning--you're not doing anything on the site like clicking, posting, etc.), the system will automatically log you out after 30 minutes. This is done for security reasons.

What are reputation points and how do I give/receive them?

Here's a definition of Reputation.

By default, all members are given 5 reputation points. You also earn one (1) reputation point for every Thank You mark you receive from your posts. For every 365 days and/or 100 reputation points you receive, you earn 1 point of reputation-altering power. Reputation-altering power is the number of reputation points you can give or take away.

Before you can give reputation points to others, you need to get at least 10 reputation points and a minimum of 50 posts. You can only give 5 reputation points within 24 hours. Before you can give reputation points to the same person, you need to give reputation points to 30 different users.

Why am I seeing a lot of advertisements?

Running a website is no joke. It costs real money to pay for web hosting, bandwidth, and storage. Advertisements from other networks allow us to pay for those expenses. (I have to insert some more information here)

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