1. Don't be a jerk.

• Keep the flaming to a minimum. Remember, you were a noob once too. Also, keep in mind that this is a text-based medium, and as such, sarcasm does not always translate well.
• Don't quote something and claim it as your own, when we all know that someone else actually came up with it before you were even born. Don't flip a few words around and call it yours either. Doing either will result in embarrassing account changes.
• Don't troll. Posts made to intentionally start trouble may be deleted.
• Don't feed the trolls. If you feed them, they just come back for more.
• Intentional harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

2. Discussion of shooting anything at any person and/or animal is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account.

• The exception to this rule is for proper use of legal airsoft and/or paintball markers. Never shoot towards the face in any sport.
• Nerf guns are also an exception to this rule, provided that the nerf darts have not been dangerously modified. Never shoot towards the face in any sport.

3. Discussion of solid propellants, explosive devices or incendiary projectiles fired specifically from a spud cannon is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account. For the purpose of this forum, these definitions will be used:

Solid propellant: Any substance containing all the chemical elements required to enable sustained combustion without the presence of additional oxidizers. This includes but is not limited to gunpowder, thermite, and many commercial and/or homemade pyrotechnic compounds.
i. For this purpose, nitroglycerine, though liquid, would qualify.
ii. For this purpose, ordinary flour, though solid, would not qualify.

Explosive device: Any device that has the capability to release large amounts of stored energy rapidly.
i. Discussion of fireworks as projectiles is prohibited.
ii. Discussion of "soda bottle bombs" or any other similar devices that may cause shrapnel as a result of uncontrolled rupture is prohibited.

Incendiary projectile: Any projectile that is capable of producing flame.
i. Rocket propelled projectiles, pyrotechnic smoke bombs, or any other burning projectiles would qualify as an incendiary projectile.

4. Discussion of illegal activities will not be tolerated.

• If at any time any staff members believe you have dangerous or illegal intentions, you will be banned.

5. General posting guidelines:

• When creating any new topic or post, please refrain from the use of ALL CAPS. It's annoying.
• When creating a new topic to ask a question, use the "search" function first. It will save you much hassle later on.
• Old threads may be kicked up, if you have something relevant and timely to say.
• When replying to an existing topic, your post should be useful. Useless or harassing replies may be deleted.
• Images may be posted, but please mind the overall size of the image.
• Don't make several posts one after another in the same thread. If you want to change your post before someone has replied to it, PLEASE use the EDIT button.
• Please keep posts on-topic. Some deviation is tolerable, but a thread may be locked if it gets too far off track.

6. Do not spam.

• Advertisements of the "Free iPhone" and other similar schemes will not be tolerated.
• A reference to your personal website in your signature is fine, but don't link your site in every post you make. If it appears that you're abusing these forums to drive additional traffic to your site, your account may be suspended.

7. Inappropriate materials:

• Do not post pornographic images or links to pornographic websites. Doing so will result in an immediate account ban.
• If you must post a link to "non-work-safe" material, include a disclaimer before the link.

8. Moderator relations:

• Moderators may deem a post inappropriate at any time, for any reason, and may delete such posts without warning.
• A moderator may move an incorrectly placed post. If a post/thread appears to be gone, please check your recent topics (listed in your profile) to see if it was moved.
• If you question a moderator's decision, please contact the moderator via Private Message. If you have a valid objection, the decision may be overturned. Public flaming of the moderators rarely has a positive effect.
• Angering the moderators/admins is HAZARDOUS TO YOUR ACCOUNT'S HEALTH! Do so at your own risk.
• SpudFiles staff reserves the right to deem your activity inappropriate at any time. Any final decisions on questionable activity will be addressed by the SpudFiles owner, PCGUY.

Much thanks to member FreeFall for originally putting this together.