Spam refers to the repeated posting of thread entries and/or private messages, all of which contain the same content and are unsolicited by the recipient. Spam may or may not include advertisements or solicitations.
(1) Multiple Posts / Messages
Any incidence of the exact same message being sent to threads or individuals more than twice (except by accident) will be automatically considered spam. Spamming in this manner via private messages and/or posts is a Category 4 offense.
(2) Attendance or Nonsense Posts / Threads
Any post that does not contribute information, experience, or opinions to the thread in which it is posted will be considered spam. This includes “attendance” posts, “like” posts, subscriptions or “joining” posts, etc. This is a Category 1 offense; these posts can and will be deleted by the moderators or administrators without any prior warning.
(3) Posting Unrelated Messages
Posts with large amounts of content which are unrelated to the parent thread or which include personal discussions are considered spam; members are recommended to use private messaging for this. This is a Category 1 offense.
(4) Thread Bumping / Post Count Padding
Posts published for the sole purpose of increasing the ranking of a member or thread within the forums (post count padding or thread bumping) will be treated as spam as well. This is a Category 2 offense.
Posts upped for the sole purpose of increasing post ranking will automatically be deleted. This will also be enforced in the Marketplace boards. Registered sellers may edit their original posts, deleting those that have already been bought or adding more merchandise, but should not “up” their posts by re-posting the same message within the thread.