Gossip Rocks Forum 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.

Board Rules

First Degree Violation
First degree violations will result in a minimum 2 week ban or a permanent ban.

  1. Excessive bashing based on race/sex/gender/sexual preferences.
  2. Excessive/repeated trolling. Failure to maintain overall good fellowship/camaraderie, and/or if you are consistently unpleasant, malicious, or personally attack other members. Skirting around this rule by not mentioning a member's username will not be tolerated.
  3. Registration of more than 1 username without prior permission.
  4. Unsolicited Advertisements/Spam
  5. Posting pornographic or obscene images/videos of any kind of any human or animal engaged in any form of lewd or deviant act.

Second Degree Violation
Second Degree Violations will result in a warning, inability to follow the rules after the warning will result in a minimum 2 week ban .

  1. Postwhoring - Postwhoring is defined as posting short/unnecessary replies multiple times in the same thread AND/OR creating multiple useless threads with multiple useless replies, AND/OR replying to random threads with same/useless replies. This includes bumping old threads with useless posts or posts with no new information.
  2. Posting not-work-safe content in a thread without warning. Not work safe content is defined as absolutely anything that you may not want your boss or co-worker to see on your monitor. This includes large bold fonts, excessive gore, and other related content. Always place a NSFW warning before the content, so people at work know not to click on it, regardless of the thread titling rules.
  3. Avatar and Signatures - Need to be work friendly.
  4. Posting other people's personal information in the forums, even if they are publicly available.
  5. Using Gossip Rocks to harass someone or attack other sites, or make prank phone calls.
  6. Posting copyrighted content without permisson.
Third Degree Violations
Third Degree Violations will result in a warning, inability to follow the rules after multiple warning will result in a minimum 2 week ban .

  1. Not following thread titling rules. The rules are laid out here.
  2. Excessive reposting. Please use the search feature to make sure that your thread hasn't already been posted
  3. Excessive double posting. Please edit your current message in a thread to add new information, a new reply is necessary.

Thread Titling Rules

For All Forums

General

Please use the full name of the person, and use a descriptive topic, also please try to limit your use of abbreviations that not all people may be aware of (USA is fine, however not everyone may know what a CPA is).

When posting an article or images from another site, you must include a link to the original page. This means that by clicking the link you will be able to see the article - not the homepage of the website you found it on.

IE. http://www.website.com/article/article1.html not http://www.website.com/

Dating Threads

If you're adding the date to the title of the thread, please put it at the end of the title, not the beginning in this format.

Please use dates in this format (MM/DD/YYYY) - Please note that (MM/DD/YY) should only be used if the thread title is too long with the four digit year. This date should reflect the date that the information was released, not the date you posted it.

Titling Threads

"Wahoo"
"Wo0o0"
"Look at this!"
"Come check this out!"


Is not an acceptable title. Please try to include some indicators of what the thread is actually about

"Wahoo I got my job!"
"Wo0o0 Janet Jackson got thin!"
"Look at this! Fergie pees herself again!"
"Come check this out! Paris Hilton finally gets what she deserves!"

Are attention-getting and descriptive titles!

For the Magazines and Photoshoot Forum


Subject's Name - Publication or Photoshoot - Date of Publication

Please note that YYYY is fine for the date of publication, but if you can provide the month (Spelled fully, i.e. January) please do so as well!

For The Latest Photos Forum

Subject's Name and The Event (MM/DD/YYYY)

Titles must always include a date.

For the Hot Eye Candy - Hot Guys and Hot Women forums


Name [Job Description]

Job Descriptions can be of the following or a combination by using Job Description / Second Job Description:

Athlete
Model
Actor/Actress
Singer
Musician

If their "job" is not on the list feel free to use your own.

Reporting Posts

You are encouraged to use the reporting button to report a post which you feel has violated the Posting Guidelines.

Contacting moderators or administrators directly is not necessary. All of the staff will be alerted of your reported post.

Member Disputes

The easiest method is to contact that member directly. They have the ability to edit their own posts after making the post.

The other option would be to execute a legal court order. We will of course abide by any court order issued by a US court.

We do not have the time or resources to deal with member disputes. If you have an issue with a member, either place them on your Ignore List or work it out, privately, through the Private Messaging system.

Posting Personal Information

Do not post another member's personal information without their prior consent on any of the forums. This includes, but is not limited to, any information that would make that person identifiable in real life. If personal information is stolen or revealed to others, and it becomes obvious to us that it was taken from our forums, that member will be removed from the Gossip Rocks! forums.

Post with caution when you are revealing your personal information on any of the forums. The Personal Talk forums are for these sorts of issues.

Do not give away your phone number, address, real name, work place, without considering the ramifications.

Pornographic and Nude Images and Inappropriate Content

Posting pornographic and obscene images and content is prohibited by law and our server's terms of services.

The posting of dead animals, corpses, dead fetuses and other inappropriate content is a bannable offense.

In the case of images: Link to them and place a (NSFW) notifier beside the link ONLY if it actually adds content and value to the thread.

Definition of pornograpy and obscenity under U.S. law
  • Whether "the average person, applying contemporary community standards" would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest"
  • "Whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law"
  • "Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value"

Privacy Policy

* Why do you want to know my e-mail address?

Information is gathered by the forum to assure that the members of Gossip Rocks! are not spammers, or automatically generated users. The email address is also used to contact members if needed off the board.

* What other information do you keep track of, about me?

A user is able to provide as much information as they feel comfortable. The only things that are required are birthdays, and emails.

* Do you collect information from children?

People under the age of 13 are unable to register without parental consent as is set forth by the COPPA.

* How do you verify parental consent for information about their children?

A parental consent form must be printed out or emailed to us.

* Do you share my information with other parts of your company?

Personal information is never given to a 3rd party. The only need for this information is to ensure authenticity as well as to send alerts in case there an issue with the website.

* Do you share my information with other companies?

No. We have a strict policy against sharing personal information with other companies or 3rd parties. However, we do use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

* Do you sell my information to anyone?

No. * Can I see and change the information you have about me, personally? Can I review information you have about my child?

This information can be viewed in their profile

* How can I start or stop receiving e-mail from you?

Please send a request using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the website.

* Who can I talk to if I have a question about my privacy?

Please use the link at the bottom that says Contact Us.

At www.gossiprocks.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.gossiprocks.com and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.gossiprocks.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.gossiprocks.com does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
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.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.gossiprocks.com and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.gossiprocks.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.gossiprocks.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.gossiprocks.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Legal

If there is any dispute about or involving Gossip Rocks' Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of Canada located in the Province of Ontario, City of Toronto.

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