Greetings to You!
Welcome to Prehistorics Illustrated I am glad you are joining the community here. There is no cost and it is not required but you will have more options to explore here at Prehistorics Illustrated if you join and become a member. Before you join I want you to know about the rules at this website.
The rules here are not hard to follow. First, I do not earn my living from this website, it is a hobby. I have supported it from my own pocket and in my spare time. I am proud of the website and the artists who are displayed here and the members who keep this website going.
In saying this, I must also say there are no guarantees regarding this website, what it offers or how long it will last. I will not guarantee the accuracy, validity, integrity or security status of any content on this website, and will accept no liability from any issues that may result from it. I do not scan all hosted files for viruses.
I started it years ago in 1997. I have done it, all this time, out of my enjoyment for the task and the website subject. I do my best to make this a great website and I hope the website lasts at least as long as I do, hopefully longer.
Accounts and your behaviour
Do not join this website more than once (hence creating multiple accounts). If you cannot remember your password, use the 'lost password' feature, which is available on the login page. If problems persist, contact Prehistorics Illustrated.
Do not pose as, or willfully act as, a member of staff.
General posting/submission guidelines
Do not post any copyrighted material for which you have no right to do so.
Do not use strong/harsh swearing or sexual references of an offensive nature.
Do not be sexually graphic, visitors to this website range in all ages from very young to unbelievable old. Do not link to or post any pornography.
Prehistorics Illustrated has the right to edit, censor, delete or otherwise modify any content message they feel is inappropriate, without any warning or explanation given to the poster.
Do not submit any content that you know to contain viruses or commonly exploited security holes.
Any content submitted to Prehistorics Illustrated, will not necessarily be removed by request. We are not bound to remove submitted content and anything submitted should be assumed to be staying on our servers, publicly accessible permanently. By submitting, you are aware of the consequences of this, and take responsibility of it, and may not at any time insist on content being withdrawn.
Do not try to bypass the word filter: filtered words are placed in the filter in accordance with guidelines, and obvious misspellings or equally obnoxious alternatives, only serve to work against the wishes of the Prehistorics Illustrated.
Do not post spoilers (material that reveals information relating to the subject matter of this website before the majority of members have learned it through the channels they would wish to) in your topic titles. If you wish to post spoilers inside a topic give good warning about their presence, or use the Comcode 'hide' tag.
Do not post a link to a website that contains material that would be in violation of the rules if posted directly on this website. Special exceptions may be given by the staff when clear warnings are put in place.
Do not incite illegal activity, either directly, or by educating with the obvious purpose to make it more achievable.
Do not spam this website:
- you must be moderately confident that anything posted will interest at least a minority of the members.
- you must not post material more than once unless there is good reason, from the point of view of other members.
Do not intentionally disrupt the enjoyment of this website by other users. 'Enjoyment' has a general meaning for the purposes of this rule - for example, robust argument in a debate forum would be considered 'enjoyable', as debaters would wish for it.
- WARNING -Please be aware that Membership does not give you the right to post adds, pictures or links to adds or web pages or the like which have not been approved by Prehistoricss Illustrated. If your purpose in becoming a Member here at Prehistorics Illustrated is to post adds which are not approved by Prehistorics Illustrated than it is better that you not join at all. This is a website for the enjoyment of dinosaurs, ancient life, extinction, the prehistoric world and related subjects, these subjects may be considered as approved by Prehistorics Illustrated. If you have a question about your intended posting you may email this website for confirmation of approval or denial of the proposed posting.
So if adds, pictures or links to adds or web pages or the like are posted which are not in harmony with these subjects they will be removed without notice and a warning issued to the posting member. If this continues the member may placed on probation or be immediately removed from membership at the discretion of Prehistorics Illustrated staff or administration. If you wish to post your commercial adds and posts on Prehistorics Illustrated you may contact the website to purchase advertising space.
This website is private properly and hence any form of censorship is allowed at the discretion of Prehistorics Illustrated - you agree not to consider this website a forum for free speech if Prehistorics Illustrated considers it to break the rules.
Forum and Chat
Be respectful of the opinions of other members, and do not discriminate based on nationality, sexuality, gender, religion or race. Do not flame or degrade other members. If you have a problem with another members actions, contact Prehistorics Illustrated.
Do not double post (post consecutively in a topic) on the forum unless…
- You have new information to add after several days since your previous post was made
- You are bumping a topic after several days of no replies
- You are quoting various posts, and feel the need to do so in separate posts
Do not complain in-topic about the subject being too far off-topic or otherwise breaking rules. Use the 'report post' feature to alert a member of staff instead. Leave it to staff to establish what is and is not acceptable posting.
In no circumstances may you use the chat rooms to start or continue sexually suggestive or morally offensive dialogue with any person under the age of consent (whichever age is highest between any geographic region where the hypothetical parties are located).
The feedback forum and page were created so members may contact staff on matters that require attention. Please make an extra effort to not go off-topic in these areas, and use the most appropriate channels when communicating with staff. Our staff must read every last post of feedback, so off-topic messages will annoy them.
Images in your signature should not exceed 50k in size, 468 pixels wide, or 110 pixels tall. For a guideline, this is about five lines of standard-sized text space. Text in your signature should also not exceed more than 5 lines of normal-sized text space.
Remember that a big signature is not always a good signature. Keep it nice and simple. Feel free to advertise your website if you wish, if the link to it does not itself break site rules.
For your own sake, avoid trying to use .bmp files as avatars - the system will not let you, because you should compress them to a more appropriate format, such as the .png format.
Avatars size is restricted by the system according to your usergroup.
Do not abuse the point system - every gift point transaction must be justifiable to Prehistorics Illustrated, in both quantity and purpose.
You may not, unless explicitly given permission by the director of Prehistorics Illustrated, try to hack into this website. For the purpose of this rule, 'hacking' includes any technique designed to compromise the security or stability of the website.
Personal topics and posts
Prehistorics Illustrated reserve the right to read any personal topics and posts placed on this website. Any form of conversation made through this website should be considered viewable by Prehistorics Illustrated.
Prehistorics Illustrated reserve the right to ban any member who breaks any rule, whether the rule is agreed as broken by the alleged offender or not. No warning or explanations need be given.
Prehistorics Illustrated also reserve the right to change these rules at any time.
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