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Terms of Service (Updated 2007-08-16)

General Terms

By using our site, you automatically agree to the terms outlined in this document, and you will therefore be held accountable for any actions you take in violation of them.

This is an unofficial fan site. We are not affiliated with MADtv, Frank TV, their respective production companies, or any of the networks on which they're broadcast in any way, shape, or form.

All written content herein (site-wide) is property of Planet MADtv and may not be used elsewhere without express written consent.

Forum Rules

The Planet MADtv forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the MADtv community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms. This memorandum has been created to provide you with information about what you can expect here, what is expected of you, and to answer some questions you may have in your use of the Planet MADtv forums.

  1. Be respectful of others at all times.
    The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting.

  2. Personal attacks are prohibited.
    Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.

  3. Keep your criticisms constructive.
    Cast members have been known to visit this forum from time to time, and therefore, our personal attack rules extend to them as well. Negative feedback can be very useful, but it must be presented in a civil manner.

  4. Trolling is prohibited.
    Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and will not be tolerated.

  5. "Newbie" bashing will not be tolerated.
    Regular forum users are encouraged to be helpful and courteous in their responses to new members. All flames will be deleted and the poster may be warned or permanently barred from future forum use.

  6. Impersonating forum users or cast members is strictly prohibited.
    You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, even in jest. This may be grounds for permanent loss of your Planet MADtv account.

  7. Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
    The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.

  8. Don't be disruptive in your writing style.
    Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is, users should not SHOUT, utilize AlTERnatIng cAPs and/or "l33t sp34k", append the letter "z" for no reasonzZzZz, or use excessive punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in their topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this rule will be warned.

  9. Avoid using masked profanity.
    Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed.

  10. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
    Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

  11. Advertising is prohibited.
    Advertisement spam is not tolerated here under any circumstances. Recruiting of any sort, be it for paid or unpaid jobs, is not permitted either. In most cases, users posting spam of this nature will immediately have their accounts revoked and their IP ranges blocked.

  12. Warnings and bans are not to be discussed on the forum.
    Such matters shall remain private between our moderators and the user. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum.

  13. Just accept your punishment.
    Arguing with the staff after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. Furthermore, any attempt to circumvent a temporary ban will lead to that ban being made permanent. Circumvention includes re-registering under a non-banned username, changing IP addresses to evade an IP ban, and posting as an anonymous user.

  14. Post in the appropriate area.
    Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning.

  15. Ensure your thread titles are descriptive.
    Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include: "Help me!", "Question", "Looking for...", etc.

  16. Redundant threads will be merged or removed.
    As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please perform a search to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.
Be aware that we reserve the right to edit or remove any post, thread, or user at any time for any reason. The determination of what is construed as indecent as noted in the points above is up to the Planet MADtv staff and not our users. In addition, please note that all forum rules, where applicable, also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings and/or the revocation of your private messaging privileges.

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