Guy Code Link Posting Rules its guy code is like a very large tribe of LULZ. However we need a little order and direction to keep the good LULZ rolling. These LULZ need to have a few rules to make sure that nobody gets arrested, deported or end up on the FBI data mining data bases. Being cool about it and following the LULZ rules makes it more fun for everyone involved.
If you don't follow the LULZ rules, we'll ask you to leave for a little bit. Its Guy Code is there to help work it out with you. Following this one suggestion will help the process out immensely, somewhat appropriate yet relevant to the site’s purpose.
It does need to be said that repeated and extreme violations of Its Guy Code's posting rules will result in a permanent posting ban. We don't want to ban users from participating on the site but it stuff happens. A site ban is 100% avoidable just like knowing that man made global warming is a man made LIE! LULZ. Anyway, feel free to submit links just follow these guide lines to avoid rule breaking. Remember that these rules are non-negotiable and It’s Guy Code will not embark on a protracted debate over so-called grey areas. These rules apply to link submissions AND article submissions.
Don't troll/harass It’s Guy Code or its maintainers.
Don't try to make the thread discussions all about you -aka Attention Whoring.
Don't post It’s Guy Code content/links on regular It’s Guy Code.
Don't attempt to hack, flood, DoS, DDoS, or otherwise compromise It’s Guy Code.
Don't abuse the submission queue.
Don't post illegal content of any kind like the addresses of politician’s vacation homes.
Don't repost deleted content/links.
Don't post graphic images or links to graphic content.
Don't thread jack.
Don't encourage others to perform illegal acts.
Don't post broken images/links.
Don't post private/contact information no matter how easily obtained.
Don't troll/harass other It’s Guy Codes.
Post NFSA topic link if topic is NSFW
No nudity (implied is ok)
Images that are "not safe for work" ("NSFW") in the average professional workplace. If your post (be it image and/or text) is deemed graphic by a Moderator, then it is indeed graphic. This is not a decision open to debate. This includes, but isn't necessarily limited to, the following categories:
Graphic image content: Images that would make most viewers feel ill, upset, or uncomfortable. This includes but is not limited to: cadavers, autopsies, surgeries, vomiting, severed limbs, alarming deformities, dead animals, extreme body modifications, torture, and bodily functions are not to be posted in the threads. Images that depict graphic content will be deleted. Images containing child pornography will be reported to the appropriate local and Federal law enforcement agencies. The use of images depicting well-known tragedies such as 9/11 is not forbidden - but is generally frowned upon. Images which depict people actually dying (falling to their death, being killed in various ways - e.g. shot, maimed/tortured, etc.) should never be posted or linked to. The same holds true for such images involving animals.
Graphic text content: Graphic language fits right in with content. ITS GUY CODE is not an erotica site, nor is it a clearinghouse for random encounters or potential dates, a place for "who can tell the most disgusting story" contests, or a journal for your (or anyone else's) bodily/biological functions. Using a little common sense and restraint here will go a long way.
Borderline Image Posts: If you're posting an image and you're not quite sure whether it falls under the "safe" category or not, we strongly recommend reviewing this FAQ first. If you still aren't sure, ask It’s Guy Code. In the case of Photoshop contests, it's best to link it ("a href" instead of "img src") with a very clear warning that it may not be safe to view at work. The reason we have this rule is so that users can make their own decision as to whether they should chance viewing certain images or not. Inline images don't give the reader that choice, so they must always be safe for work.
Image swapping: Is disallowed for practical reasons. It's too much of a pain for moderation purposes and is too prone to abuse. Don't post rotating images.
Image control: Make sure that any images that you post are under your explicit control. Linking an image from another site that is not under your control can often result in that site changing the contents of what you linked. Sometimes the owner of that site is not particularly nice and will change the image to something that violates It’s Guy Code's posting guidelines. If you choose to hyperlink an image, you do so at your own risk to your account. By hitting the submit button, you are warranting that you have permission to post an image, even if it is subject to copyright protection. If you submit an image that is later determined to be a copyright infringement, it will be removed. While It’s Guy Code is the legal owner of all copyrights in content on this site, we will comply with any lawful demands related to all copyrighted work. If that image is illegal (e.g. child porn), It’s Guy Code will report it and comply with any resulting investigation conducted by State and/or Federal law enforcement agencies.
Aside from "not safe for work" posts, the following are also unacceptable:
Reposting something that was deleted: Posts (and links/threads) are removed for a reason. Reposting a deleted post, complaining about it in the thread, spamming the queue about it, or belaboring the point will result in action being taken. Reposting a deleted inline image as a link instead is generally acceptable as long as it falls within the posting rules. Posting or submitting links on behalf of someone else that was banned will in turn earn you a ban as well. The shorter answer is: Don't do it.
Repetitive messages: Cross-posting, flooding, spamming, advertising for a website, etc. If there's a website out there that people need really need to see - or if you would like more exposure for your own - please use our Classifieds section (and gird your servers for the incoming traffic). In addition, including a sig file in your posts or a link to your site/blog/freeiPod referral page is also considered spamming, and comments containing them will be deleted. Using bots to post comments will result in a ban.
Messages exhorting others to commit illegal acts: Murder, extortion, and any other misdemeanor or felony are expressly forbidden, especially threats on public officials. Don't even imply it. DoS attacks, hacking, flooding, and all other related computer crimes will be dealt with immediately and in fullest cooperation with local and federal law enforcement. Also, posting copyrighted software, music, etc. is forbidden (for example, linking MP3s of bands other than your own) as is discussion of illegal file sharing.
Also included in this is harassment -- for example, encouraging people to call someone on the phone, flood a website/mailbox, etc because they were mentioned in a linked article. (See also "messages containing private information" below.)
Hate speech is free speech but not on our website: Criticism is not hate speech, but inflammatory comments directed at a particular ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender, religion, etc. are unacceptable and unwelcome on Its Guy Code.
Messages containing only broken links or broken images: Images that do not load from their image hosts will be removed. Please refer to our list of acceptable image hosts. If you have any free and reliable image hosts with sufficient bandwidth limits - please let us know. You might want to see if your own ISP provides webhosting space; they tend to be most reliable. (Note that in some cases, the general populace of Its Guy Code may see a Red X when the image looks OK to you; this is usually because of your browser caching the image.)
Messages containing public OR private information: We are aware that most of this information can be found using Whois, or Google, or a phone book - however, posts containing personal names, contact information such as: email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, credit card numbers, etc. are not allowed.
Trolling/harassing other It’s Guy Code members: Unfortunately, disagreements can and will happen - but there is no need for them to become personal. Don't harass other users with your posts, parody links/threads, or create accounts to harass them with.
Trolling/harassing Its Guy Code Admins and Moderators: It’s Guy Code does not tolerate abuse of its maintainers in comments, in submitted links, or via emailing them directly. If you have an issue with a particular Admin or Moderator, It’s Guy Code itself, or It’s Guy Code's moderation practices in general - email Drew directly. The address is Drew at Its Guy Code dot com. He is always available. He may not be able to respond right away, but he will get back to you. The comments sections in the threads are not the place for airing grievances, mainly because no one person at Its Guy Code reads all of the over 30 million comments on the site. With that much going on all at once, important things can be and sometimes are overlooked. The bartender can't get your drink order right if he can't hear you.
A note on email and user profiles: Email exchanges with persons other than It’s Guy Code are considered off-site. By default, the email address field in Its Guy Code user profiles is hidden. Its Guy Code is neither responsible nor liable for personal/contact information that users choose to make public.
Calling out of other Its Guy Codes (in headlines): As odd as this may sound, not everyone wants attention on Its Guy Code. Specifically mentioning a fellow It’s Guy Code in a headline or post (where the named It’s Guy Code isn't participating) generates attention to a It’s Guy Code who didn't intend it. This is not welcome on this site. If you have something to say to a particular It’s Guy Code (and it isn't abusive), check their profile for an email address and go directly to the source. Comments and headlines about specific It’s Guy Codes will likely be deleted, as not everyone needs or wants to see their name in bright lights, and most often, the attention is undesired.
Attention whoring: This is a little SCOTUS-esque -- that is, we know it when we see it. This includes posting disruptively in threads that have nothing to do with you by means of; directing fellow It’s Guy Codes to your website, image gallery, or just posting your personal images etc. That is crossing the line into "attention whore" territory. We have Classified Ads if you are looking to get attention for your website and we welcome those submissions. We also have a It’s Guy Code Parties Forum where attention whoring is encouraged. Like all It’s Guy Code forums, F.P.F has its own community ebb and flow and might not receive you with flowers if you dive straight in without getting a "feel" for the place first. Any picture you post of yourself has to be Safe For Work. If it isn't, label it as NSFW and link it.
Attempting to hack, flood, DoS, crack passwords, or otherwise compromise It’s Guy Code system security, or the security of any site mentioned/linked via It’s Guy Code. Logs will be sent to the appropriate ISPs and law enforcement immediately.
Child Pornography. Any image or link containing minors or suspected minors in sexual situations will be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Stealing or guessing other people's passwords, giving or loaning your password to other users (especially Its Guy Code passwords), or otherwise using or sharing accounts that aren't yours. This includes attempting to create extra accounts or using someone else's account to evade bans. That last one bears repeating - if you create another account while your account is suspended, your new account will be locked and you may be subjected to a longer or even permanent posting ban.
Spamming. Worth mentioning twice. This includes spamming us with link submissions.