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Rules

iGAMELAB is an exclusive private online community—membership is by invitation only. Participation is limited to those who meet certain qualifications, abide by these community Rules and Guidelines and the site’s Terms and Conditions.

iGAMELAB is a place for people who love online and mobile games and apps to come together to share their opinions about games and apps: what they like, what they don’t, what they would like to see—that sort of thing. iGAMELAB is also a place where members give their feedback and opinions on various beta games and apps that they are invited to play. Only iGAMELAB members get to play these beta games/apps and give their opinions/wishes to the game/app developers.

Together we can create a cool and positive environment and a helpful, fun and interesting on-going conversation between iGAMELAB moderators and members and among iGAMELAB members themselves. We want to learn from you, share thoughts and ideas, and gather feedback. Most importantly, we want you to enjoy being a member and actively participate. To help achieve all of this we have established these community Rules. If you follow the Rules, you can have a great time, earn some rewards, and help iGAMELAB become a cool place. If you break these Rules, you'll not only be kicked out of iGAMELAB, you'll also be kicked out of the TSR Panel sponsor and lose all of your points, and any rewards or incentives. We do not want to do this so, please, just follow the Rules and help make this a cool place for everyone.

Below are the iGAMELAB Rules --—please read them before participating. Our moderators are here to help, so if you have any questions about what's allowed, feel free to ask one of them or contact us directly at surveys@coolopinions.net

DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE EVER.

You can't tell anyone your name (use your iGAMELAB handle instead), address, phone number, age or email address. Do not post any pictures or videos of you. Do not post anything that has any personal identifying information about you or anyone else. If anyone asks you for information that's yours and private, tell them no and let us know by clicking the Report link in the post.

DO NOT ASK ANYONE FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION EVER.

Don’t ask anyone their name, address, phone number, age or email address or ask them to post any pictures or videos of them or anyone else, or post anything else that has any personal identifying information.

Do Not Tell Anyone Your Password

Do not tell anyone your password to iGAMELAB. NOTE: No moderator or staff member from iGAMELAB, will ever ask you for your password. If someone asks for your password DON'T give it to them. If someone asks for your password let us know by clicking the Report link in the post.

Before Posting

Before beginning a new discussion, please look through the threads and make sure that another community member hasn't already started a thread on your topic. Also, please make sure that you add your thread or post in the appropriate topic or thread. For example, iGAMELAB Discussions contains the discussion forum “Hot New App”, all “App” related threads should be posted there as opposed to starting a new thread in the “Send Feedback” discussion forum.

Don’t be Rude or Disrespectful

Please be polite and respectful to other community members and remember that others may not always share your point of view. Although you may not share a member's opinion or enthusiasm on a particular topic, please be respectful of their opinion. We encourage you to exchange opinions as long as everyone stays respectful. Attempts to drive off a member because they have a differing opinion will not be tolerated.

It is fine if you do not like something and you want to let us or the game/app developer know this—in fact, we encourage this—but please do so in a respectful and constructive manner. If you treat others the way you would want to be treated we can create a positive experience for everyone.

Please be respectful to iGAMELAB members, iGAMELAB staff and moderators. If you post with respect, you will be respected.

No Personal Attacks or Harassment

We encourage you to post your opinion, but you aren't permitted to insult, harass, or intimidate other members for expressing theirs. Do not post content that demeans, or marginalizes, is abusive, harassing or personally attacks others.

No Derogatory Content or Hate Speech

Do not post content that depicts another person’s race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other status in a patently derogatory manner.

No Use of Profanity, Obscenities, or Other Inappropriate Content.

Do not post any profane, vulgar, abusive, hateful, sexually explicit, or indecent language or images, including text, video, pictures, audio, etc.

No Content that Violates Any Laws, Unauthorized Copyrighted Material, Advocates, Illegal Activity, etc.

Do not post anything that violates any law, advocates illegal activity, or infringes upon the intellectual property or other right of any entity or person. Do not post statements that are libelous or otherwise defamatory. Do not suggest, encourage, boast about, or discuss your participation in any illegal activity.

No Off-Topic Content or False Information

Do not post content that does not pertain to iGAMELAB community topics, or information that is false or misleading. Please ensure that your content is relevant and will prove useful to other members taking part. This will help to build a better community.

No Advertising or Solicitation of Goods or Services

Do not use the iGAMELAB community to engage in commercial activities, including but not limited to advertising, promoting or soliciting, funds for goods or services. Do not post pyramid schemes or chain letters.

No Multiple Messages or Other Disruptive Posting or Activity. No Spamming.

Please don't post the same message more than once in the same thread or another thread. It is considered spamming and those who consistently do so will be removed from the community.

Occasionally you will see a message with only the word "Bump" in it. This is a vehicle for moving a thread to the top of the menu. Since threads with the most recent posts are displayed first, members get more replies to the threads they create (and threads that they believe are important and should be reviewed) if it appears often at the top. Frequent bumpers, however, are also spammers. Please don't be one of them.

No Hijacking Threads

Please don't hijack threads - it is bad etiquette because it isn't fair to the originator of the thread, since many members are reluctant to interrupt an ongoing conversation, even if it's just to ask for a return to the title topic. Examples of hijacking a thread are: 1) abruptly posting a message that is completely off topic to the original thread post 2) two or more members begin "chatting" in a separate "personal" conversation in a thread.

THREADS & POSTS

If you see any post or content you feel violates any of the above rules please let us know.

iGAMELAB staff or moderators may remove any post or any thread or remove any member from the community for any reason. In most cases we will not remove threads or posts unless a community rule is broken or the thread is having a negative impact on the community. The question the moderation team asks when deciding whether to delete a post or thread is: "Is it mean-spirited or malicious?" If the answer is "Yes," it comes down. If a member establishes a pattern of mean-spirited posts, their account will come down.

If one of your posts is deleted, it is usually because you have violated a forum rule and the deletion is a warning. If you establish a pattern of violations, your account will be permanently blocked.

The following are examples of posts that will be removed (at our discretion), it is not intended to be all inclusive:

  • Posts that are harassing or antagonistic in nature.
  • Posts intended solely to annoy or offend other posters.
  • Ranting, raging or whining posts i.e. comments like: “I hate this”, “The new X sucks.” without any constructive feedback or explanation as to what the issue is: what specifically do you dislike and why, what are your suggestions.
  • Posts that have been reported by multiple members.
  • Posts that are derogatory or hateful in nature.
  • Posts that contain profanity.
  • Posts that contain vulgar or offensive material.
  • Posts that advertise a business or services.
  • “Vote for me" posts, or any post soliciting votes to win a contest or sweepstakes.
  • Fundraising posts, or any post soliciting money or contributions from other members.
  • Posts that attempt to recruit members to a competitor site.
  • Posts containing malicious links to competitor sites or petition pages.

In certain circumstances, it may become necessary for entire threads to be closed. For example, the following topics may be closed (at our discretion):
  • Topics that duplicate the content of a thread that has been posted on within the last three months.
  • Topics that have veered significantly off-topic.
  • Topics that contain multiple harassing, offensive, or attacking posts.
  • Topics related to political, ethical, moral, or religious debates that become nasty or are likely to become nasty.
  • Topics related to controversial issues such as role playing likely to generate extreme viewpoints and disagreement or debates that become or are likely to become nasty.
  • Topics that are not relevant to the purpose of the community.
  • Topics that have been reported by multiple members.

These rules and guidelines apply to member contributions and to any part of the community/panel (forums, blogs, member generated polls, chat, etc.). We reserve the right to remove any content, for any reason, at any time. The site’s Terms and Conditions also apply to your participation in iGAMELAB, by accessing, using and participating in iGAMELAB you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions and any modifications made to it.

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