The Code of Conduct applies to all activities and areas on GetReal forum, including forums, the personal messaging system, member profiles, member blogs and the chat room.Please keep in mind that use of the site is a privilege and not a right. GetReal forum reserves the right to revoke privileges and member access at any time.Privacy and security are of the utmost importance.
Respect for Others. The GetReal community is based upon mutual support and discussion. We welcome and encourage questions, opinions, viewpoints, commentary, spirited discussion, debate and similar contributions. However, it is not appropriate to create posts, threads or messages that disrespect the viewpoints, sexual orientation/identity, religious beliefs or other personal views of other members, or are disruptive, threatening, or constitute hate speech against any individual or group. This rule applies to the discussion board, chat, and the PM/wall system. Failure to comply may result in suspension or permanent banning.
Conduct yourself with respect to others. Always keep in mind the "Golden Rule": Treat others the way you would like to be treated. By doing so, you will have a more rewarding experience.
All discussion content within the forum reflects the views of individual participants only and do not necessarily represent the views held by the GetReal forum Management .
You may only create one account for yourself as an individual.
You may not create an account for your corporation or other business entity.
If your account is banned you may not create another one to circumvent the ban.
Each person should post only under their own account.
Do not give anyone your account user name and password. Do not use the account of another user.
Do not impersonate or harass GetReal Forum Administrators and staff .
Do not impersonate another member or username (including "faking" a username by using similar-looking text characters).
Rules on Forum Username
The Forum username must not contain any offensive content
Racist content within a forum username is not allowed
No advertising is allowed via the forum username.
User names should not reference religious topics.
Should not reference current or historical events that may be considered inflammatory or inappropriate.
GetrReal forum reserves the right to change any username that is deemed inappropriate for any reason. If you are in doubt about your username, please ask the Administrator first.
Rules on Avatars (Profile pictures)
No Pornographic/Racist/Indecent/Advertising content allowed in Avatars
Rules on Signatures
Signatures must not contain Pornographic/Racist/Indecent content.
Rules on Topic Names (Thread titles)
Empty topic names will not be allowed
No Pornographic/Racist/Flame Topics will be allowed
Topics should be relevant to the forums in which they are posted and the topic name should be relevant to the message posted as well
Topics must not be links to other sites/web content
Topic Spamming is not allowed
Rules on Posts
Users are are solely and fully responsible for any content that you post on any area of our site.We do not regularly review the contents of materials posted by our members or other visitors to our site. We strictly prohibit the posting of the following types of content on all areas of our sites:
No Sexually explicit / Pornographic/Racist/Flame posts will be allowed
No posts that attack, insult, "flame", defame, or abuse members or non-members.Respect other members of the community and don’t belittle, make fun off, or insult another member or non-member
The dimensions of Images in posts should be less than or equal to 800x600 pixels
No Pornographic/Racist/Indecent Images allowed in posts.
Spam posts are not allowed. See below on what we consider to be spam.
Copying and pasting of articles from elsewhere, without providing links to the source is not allowed
Any Topic in Sinhala stories forum without updates for 60 days will be temporary removed,if it is abandoned topic will be locked.
Excessive self promotion is not permitted there. Such topics/posts will be deleted and offending members warned/banned.
links, logos or watermarks for pornography,sexually explicit or illegal contents are not allowed.
Do not post Sensitive Personal Information in the public forums. This is to protect your privacy.
Protect the privacy of others. You should never share the personal information of another GetReal forum member.
Always consider the privacy of others when posting pictures of other people in your profile or in your gallery.
You should only use contact/personal information if received in a personal message (PM) by the account holder of that information. Do not provide contact information on behalf of another member, or use contact information that has been shared outside of a PM.
Code of Conduction Violation:
If you violate the Code of Conduct, your account may be limited, suspended or permanently deactivated. While we will endeavor to inform you of the reasons for our actions, Getreal Forum is not obligated to warn you before taking any action on your account.
Revocation of Privileges:
User privileges are granted by the Administrators of GetReal forum. Administrators - may at their discretion- limit, restrict, demote or revoke privileges of any user who violates our Code of Conduct.
Some offenses may warrant a warning, while others will result in immediate account suspension.
We reserve sole judgment in all such matters. In almost all cases, severe racial remarks or hate speech, profane usernames, posting viruses or URLs to viruses will result in immediate and permanent removal from GetReal forum.
Circumventing a Ban:
Circumventing a ban by creating another account will result in your IP being blocked and no possibility for your account to be reinstated.Users who are banned should not attempt to add another account under a different name. Doing so may result in a permanent ban and block from the site.
What we consider to be spam :
Messages that are advertisements, abusive, or otherwise unwanted on this forums board are considered to be spam.
Posts that consists of links to external sites, with the goal of increasing search engine visibility, which contributes nothing to the
Posts that contain anything from a single link, to dozens of links where text content is minimal and unrelated to the topic
Thread that is revived solely for the purpose of spamming links.
Be sure to reread this document from time to time as it may change. You are always responsible for ensuring that your activities conform with these rules. These rules are subject to change without any notice.