YouTubers / Streamers Unite Board Rules

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GameSpot has a set of terms for forum use. You can view the Terms of Use, and our Community Code of Conduct.

What's the one rule I should remember? Don't be a jerk. Treat people how you want to be treated!

Whether you've yet to upload your first video, or already have thousands of fans, our YouTube / Streamers Unite Forum is a place where you can:

  • Promote your YouTube Channel or Twitch page
  • Learn techniques to improve your filmmaking skills
  • Get ideas for new videos
  • Just hang out and talk about YouTube and Twitch

Board Specific Rules

  • If you want to share your channel, be engaging. Don't just drop a link to your page, it will be marked as spam.
  • Do not post about contests or promotions that you are hosting on your page.
  • Do not solicit for donations or subscriptions
  • Spammers will be banned on sight

How do I avoid trouble?

  • Don't flame, troll, or post disruptively and don't encourage such behavior.
  • Don't victimize others and avoid discriminatory language.
  • Don't discuss any illegal activities. (ROMs, Emulators, Homebrew, etc).
  • Don't post inappropriate material (pornographic, overtly sexual, gore, etc).
  • Don't post from an alternate account.

Definition of Spam

  • Topics in which you are advertising, promoting, soliciting and offering goods/services for commercial purposes or financial gain.
  • Topics that consist of "thoughts of the day", immature or inane content/purpose.
  • Topics solely linking to websites, images, videos or other material without any commentary from the topic creator.

How We Control Spam

  • New users are unable to create more than one forum topic per 24-hour window until they've created five forum topics.
  • New users can only post 5 posts a day.
  • Once a user has 25 total posts, this restriction is dropped.
  • Flagged content gains +1 karma point for the submitter and the accused. If the moderator accepts the accuser's position, their karma is reset.
  • Once a user hits +10 karma they are banned from posting.
  • Karma automatically degrades -1 karma each night.

Posting in Old Topics/"Necro-ing"

  • "Necro-ing" or posting in old topics is discouraged.
  • Be sure to check the date of the last post before you reply.
  • Topics that have not been posted in for a couple months or more, aside from stickied threads, will be locked.

Three Strike Rule: Hate speech and threats have no place in the GameSpot community. We want this board and the forums to be welcoming and engaging for users. Therefore, the moderating team has a 3 strike rule that will be enforced. It is as follows:

  • First offense: User will receive a warning.
  • Second offense: Seven-day suspension from the site.
  • Third offense: Permanent Ban from GameSpot

For the sake of clarity, this will include forums, comment sections, and blogs. The ban will be imposed to those that violate our guidelines within a span of 60 days of each offense. If no further incidents occur within the 60 day period, the user will be cycled back to good standing all is right in the world.

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