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=General Guidelines=
 
=General Guidelines=
These guidelines apply for the entire site (tracker, forums, blog and wiki).
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These guidelines apply for the entire site (Tracker, Forums, Blog, Wiki and IRC channels).
* NO advertising allowed without the permission of BakaBT or staff members.
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* NO advertising allowed without staff permission.
* NO pornography-related material allowed (including signatures and avatars).
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* NO pornography-related material.
** Relevant hentai graphics are allowed in torrent descriptions of hentai material
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** Relevant hentai graphics allowed in torrent descriptions of hentai material
** Hentai discussions are not allowed on forums. Only within hentai torrents.
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** Hentai discussions not allowed on forums (except in the Hentai forum).
* NO flaming or making sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments allowed (bans will follow initial warnings).
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** No linking to loli/shota material
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* NO flaming, no sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments.
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* NO group/staff/site bashing or insulting.
 
* RESPECT other members. If you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected, don't go doing it to others.
 
* RESPECT other members. If you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected, don't go doing it to others.
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* Do not use colour excessively on comments, forum posts, and in our IRC channel.
  
 
[[Account Restrictions|Warnings, suspensions and/or bans]] may be dealt for flouting the above rules.
 
[[Account Restrictions|Warnings, suspensions and/or bans]] may be dealt for flouting the above rules.
 
  
 
When addressing staff:
 
When addressing staff:
 
* Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol BakaBT for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
 
* Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol BakaBT for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
 
* We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).
 
* We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).
* If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, ''do not insult or bitch at them''. Contact one of the administrators so we can resolve this in a civil manner.
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* If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, ''do not insult or bitch at them''. Contact one of the [[Staff List#Admins|administrators/owners]] so we can resolve this in a civil manner.
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Situations not covered by the rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you see any infringement of rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken, [[FAQ#How_do_I...|report it through the appropriate channels]]. If you have any questions you can find us at [[IRC|#bakabt-support on irc.rizon.net]] or leave us a PM.
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Situations not covered by the rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you see any infringement of rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken, [[FAQ#What is a report and how do I submit one?|report it through the appropriate channels]]. If you have any questions you can find us at [[IRC|#bakabt-support on irc.rizon.net]] or leave us a PM.
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===FINAL NOTE===
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'''<span style="font-size:110%;">Like all groups that do not like wasting time on internet ethics, BakaBT staff reserve the right to make final decisions without further explanation. We enforce fairness based on our own judgement. This site is not a democracy.</span>'''<br>
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If you just received your first ban for pushing things a little too far and would like to be unbanned, the best way to do so is to drop by [[IRC|#bakabt-support]], politely explain your point of view in a few lines and put in a request to be unbanned. If you choose to push the issue, insist on an explanation, demand a re-analysis of the situation, or tell us how to do our moderating etc, expect a full ban (on IRC channel, tracker and forums).
  
 
=Tracker Guidelines=
 
=Tracker Guidelines=
 
These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BakaBT a happy community.
 
These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BakaBT a happy community.
* Do not go against the moderator's wishes.
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* Do not go against staff members' wishes.
 
* Do not upload your private torrent files (.torrent files that you downloaded when logged in) to other trackers.
 
* Do not upload your private torrent files (.torrent files that you downloaded when logged in) to other trackers.
 
* [[FAQ#Can I upload your torrents to other trackers?|Do not hotlink to our torrent files]] from other sites, link to the description page instead.
 
* [[FAQ#Can I upload your torrents to other trackers?|Do not hotlink to our torrent files]] from other sites, link to the description page instead.
 
* '''[[Account Restrictions#Warnings|If your overall ratio is too low, your account will be warned]].'''
 
* '''[[Account Restrictions#Warnings|If your overall ratio is too low, your account will be warned]].'''
* Only [[BT Clients#Whitelist|whitelisted]] torrent clients/applications may be used. do not ask for [[BT Clients#Blacklist|blacklisted]] clients to be whitelisted.
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* Only [[BT Clients#Whitelist|whitelisted]] torrent clients/applications may be used. Do not ask for [[BT Clients#Blacklist|blacklisted]] clients to be whitelisted.
 
* Stat-hacking/cheating in any form may result in [[Account Restrictions#Bans|bans]] with or without warning. That means attempting to modify your data transfer statistics in any way.
 
* Stat-hacking/cheating in any form may result in [[Account Restrictions#Bans|bans]] with or without warning. That means attempting to modify your data transfer statistics in any way.
* No posting of "please seed", "please approve this", "when will this be approved" and other similarly useless comments in the torrent comments page. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users who post such comments will have their accounts warned]].
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* No linking to sites/trackers containing blacklisted material.
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* No posting of "please seed", "please approve this", "when will this be approved", "will seed this", "will download this", "thanks" and other similarly useless comments in the torrent comments page. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users who post such comments will have their accounts warned]]. Complaints of a release's file size will also not be tolerated. Torrent comments are strictly for comments relating to the torrent and its content (i.e. not a ranting place for you).
 
* Multi-accounting is not allowed. [[Account Restrictions#Why was my account disabled?|Users suspected of multi-accounting will have their accounts suspended or warned]].
 
* Multi-accounting is not allowed. [[Account Restrictions#Why was my account disabled?|Users suspected of multi-accounting will have their accounts suspended or warned]].
* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum, etc.) in user nicknames. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users with such nicknames will have their accounts suspended]].
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* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum, etc.) in user nicknames. [[Account Restrictions#Suspensions|Users with such nicknames will have their accounts suspended]].
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===Tracker Avatar Guidelines===
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==Tracker Avatar Guidelines==
 
Avatar image size limit:<br>
 
Avatar image size limit:<br>
 
Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.
 
Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.
 
     * maximum height : none
 
     * maximum height : none
 
     * maximum width : none
 
     * maximum width : none
     * maximum file size : 100kb
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     * maximum file size : 100kB
 
 
 
Avatar/Signature content:<br>
 
Avatar/Signature content:<br>
 
Same as [[Rules#Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines|Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines]]
 
Same as [[Rules#Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines|Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines]]
  
===User Classes===
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==User Classes==
 
See FAQ: [[FAQ#What are the different user classes?|What are the different user classes?]]
 
See FAQ: [[FAQ#What are the different user classes?|What are the different user classes?]]
  
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<b>When posting on the forums the following rules apply:</b>
 
<b>When posting on the forums the following rules apply:</b>
 
* NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).
 
* NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).
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* NO colour/size spam (the use of colour and size is permitted if you need to emphasize something, not so you can use it on every post)
 
* Topics must stay <u>on topic</u>. Discussion threads that stray off-topic will be locked if warnings are not heeded.
 
* Topics must stay <u>on topic</u>. Discussion threads that stray off-topic will be locked if warnings are not heeded.
 
* Type in comprehensible English (this means NO txt tlk and no 1337 5p34|<). If you don't, members are obliged to ignore you.
 
* Type in comprehensible English (this means NO txt tlk and no 1337 5p34|<). If you don't, members are obliged to ignore you.
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* Trim your quotes. Use quotes reasonably, and out of courtesy to other people reading the board avoid making unnecessary quote walls.
 
* NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads. These will be locked immediately, and possibly followed by restriction of forum privileges.
 
* NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads. These will be locked immediately, and possibly followed by restriction of forum privileges.
 
* NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. These reasons may or may not be given, do not keep pressing for them if they are not.
 
* NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. These reasons may or may not be given, do not keep pressing for them if they are not.
 
* NO making threads about locked threads.
 
* NO making threads about locked threads.
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* NO making threads asking for invites for other private sites/trackers.
 
* NO linking to sites/trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material.
 
* NO linking to sites/trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material.
 
* When asking for help or support in the support forums, give as much detailed information as you can.
 
* When asking for help or support in the support forums, give as much detailed information as you can.
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** Note that we are not a support forum for generic software/hardware issues (there are better places for that). You may ask about problems you have with other trackers or files you downloaded from elsewhere, but do not be surprised or angry to find that you do not get a reply, or that the thread is locked.
 
** Note that we are not a support forum for generic software/hardware issues (there are better places for that). You may ask about problems you have with other trackers or files you downloaded from elsewhere, but do not be surprised or angry to find that you do not get a reply, or that the thread is locked.
  
===Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines===
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==Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines==
 
Signature image size limit:
 
Signature image size limit:
 
     * maximum height : 150px
 
     * maximum height : 150px
 
     * maximum width : 500px
 
     * maximum width : 500px
     * maximum file size : 100kb
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     * maximum file size : 100kB
  
 
Avatar image size limit:
 
Avatar image size limit:
 
     * maximum height : 200px
 
     * maximum height : 200px
 
     * maximum width : 150px
 
     * maximum width : 150px
     * maximum file size : 100kb
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     * maximum file size : 100kB
  
 
Avatar/Signature content:
 
Avatar/Signature content:
 
     * Only one image allowed
 
     * Only one image allowed
 
     * NO nudity, pornography or linking to pornography (including hentai)
 
     * NO nudity, pornography or linking to pornography (including hentai)
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    * NO excessively ecchi avatars/signatures (images have to be SFW)
 
     * no advertising of other trackers (especially trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material)
 
     * no advertising of other trackers (especially trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material)
 
     * no advertising or scamming in any form
 
     * no advertising or scamming in any form
     * only two lines of text allowed
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     * only four lines of text allowed (one if it's used together with an image signature)
 
     ** current limit is 255 characters
 
     ** current limit is 255 characters
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    * No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum, etc.)
 
     * No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either
 
     * No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either
  
 
=IRC Guidelines=
 
=IRC Guidelines=
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==#BakaBT==
 
==#BakaBT==
 
These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.
 
These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.
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** Exception: the word "<span style="color: magenta;">fabulous</span>" may be highlighted ''only in magenta''.
 
** Exception: the word "<span style="color: magenta;">fabulous</span>" may be highlighted ''only in magenta''.
 
* No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
 
* No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
* No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics. We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics. A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics. If you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate channel.
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* No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics.<br>We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics.<br>A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics.<br>If you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate channel.
* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames. (This includes names from banned topics and impersonation)
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* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames. (This includes names from banned topics and impersonation.)
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* No WB scripts. IF you really like WBs, type them yourself manually or use a quotable database (such as [http://chalamius.se/quotes/ Chalamius']).
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* No automated messages, except the ones explicitly allowed by BakaBT staff.
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* No posting of pornographic-related material in the channel. Users caught posting them may find themselves banned. (You're allowed to discuss or request them sent privately).
  
 
==#bakabt-support==
 
==#bakabt-support==
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* Users are not to PM staff unless asked to.
 
* Users are not to PM staff unless asked to.
 
* Users without any business on #bakabt-support will be kicked. Those with auto-rejoin will have their IPs banned until auto-rejoin is disabled.
 
* Users without any business on #bakabt-support will be kicked. Those with auto-rejoin will have their IPs banned until auto-rejoin is disabled.
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=Torrent Content Upload Guidelines=
 
=Torrent Content Upload Guidelines=
We only accept '''complete''', Anime/manga-related Series/Movies/OVAs/printed materials. We also allow Live Action adaptations of anime/manga and their related games/eroge/visual novels.
 
  
The following content is '''not allowed''' to be uploaded (offers will be rejected):
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See: [[DO NOT UPLOAD#Torrent Content Upload Guidelines|DO NOT UPLOAD]]
* Loli/shota material* (that means no linking to it either! Warnings and/or bans may be given for breaking this rule)
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* Anything on the [[DO NOT UPLOAD]] list.
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** Titles licensed by ADV, and Funimation. Titles previously licensed by Central Park Media whose status has not been confirmed are temporarily not allowed.
 
** Any releases from Dattebayo or ILA
 
** Releases from Anime-4ever (a4e), Anime-HQ (AHQ) and Anime-Supreme may only be uploaded by their appointed distro members.
 
* Raws
 
** Raws may only be added if there is no need for subs (there is no dialog spoken) or if you've received "special permission" to upload it in the [http://forums.BakaBT.com/index.php?board=4.0 Uploaders' Forum] first
 
* Incomplete series
 
** Complete seasons/story arcs may be allowed if the show/manga in question is very long (clarify in the [http://forums.BakaBT.com/index.php?board=4.0 Uploaders' Forum] first)
 
* We do not permit non-Japanese audio versions of a show unless it fulfills at least one of the following 3 cases:
 
** It is the original language (such as Afro Samurai)
 
** There is no other version available (i.e., the show is very rare)
 
** It is accompanied by the original dub (dual audio)
 
* Fan-made material '''including doujinshi''' (artbooks and manga MUST be official).
 
* Games (including anime-related or anime-styled). If you have to install it, it is considered a game.
 
* ISOs (including DVD-rips of anime).
 
* Files in compressed archives (zip, rar, 7z, gz, bz2, etc)
 
** Manga torrents with about 300 or more images may be offered in zip/rar form, '''as released by the scanlation group'''.
 
** See also: [[How to make an offer#What should I put in my torrents?|What should I put in my torrents?]]
 
* '''Upscaled releases are strongly discouraged''', unless it is the best version available.
 
  
  
See [[Format Preferences]] for details on how we want our content packaged.
 
  
 
=Wiki Guidelines=
 
=Wiki Guidelines=
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The wiki is for informative purposes only. Anyone found abusing it or intentionally editing it in a misleading manner will be banned from the site.
 
The wiki is for informative purposes only. Anyone found abusing it or intentionally editing it in a misleading manner will be banned from the site.

Latest revision as of 04:34, 8 June 2014

Site Rules and Regulations
A must read


General Guidelines

These guidelines apply for the entire site (Tracker, Forums, Blog, Wiki and IRC channels).

  • NO advertising allowed without staff permission.
  • NO pornography-related material.
    • Relevant hentai graphics allowed in torrent descriptions of hentai material
    • Hentai discussions not allowed on forums (except in the Hentai forum).
    • No linking to loli/shota material
  • NO flaming, no sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments.
  • NO group/staff/site bashing or insulting.
  • RESPECT other members. If you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected, don't go doing it to others.
  • Do not use colour excessively on comments, forum posts, and in our IRC channel.

Warnings, suspensions and/or bans may be dealt for flouting the above rules.

When addressing staff:

  • Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol BakaBT for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
  • We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).
  • If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, do not insult or bitch at them. Contact one of the administrators/owners so we can resolve this in a civil manner.

Situations not covered by the rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you see any infringement of rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken, report it through the appropriate channels. If you have any questions you can find us at #bakabt-support on irc.rizon.net or leave us a PM.


FINAL NOTE

Like all groups that do not like wasting time on internet ethics, BakaBT staff reserve the right to make final decisions without further explanation. We enforce fairness based on our own judgement. This site is not a democracy.
If you just received your first ban for pushing things a little too far and would like to be unbanned, the best way to do so is to drop by #bakabt-support, politely explain your point of view in a few lines and put in a request to be unbanned. If you choose to push the issue, insist on an explanation, demand a re-analysis of the situation, or tell us how to do our moderating etc, expect a full ban (on IRC channel, tracker and forums).

Tracker Guidelines

These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BakaBT a happy community.


Tracker Avatar Guidelines

Avatar image size limit:
Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.

   * maximum height : none
   * maximum width : none
   * maximum file size : 100kB

Avatar/Signature content:
Same as Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines


User Classes

See FAQ: What are the different user classes?

Forum Guidelines

We try to keep BakaBT a place where anime fans can meet and discuss anime in a broad sense. To make sure BakaBT stays a happy community we need your assistance, please follow the rules stated below:

When posting on the forums the following rules apply:

  • NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).
  • NO colour/size spam (the use of colour and size is permitted if you need to emphasize something, not so you can use it on every post)
  • Topics must stay on topic. Discussion threads that stray off-topic will be locked if warnings are not heeded.
  • Type in comprehensible English (this means NO txt tlk and no 1337 5p34|<). If you don't, members are obliged to ignore you.
  • Trim your quotes. Use quotes reasonably, and out of courtesy to other people reading the board avoid making unnecessary quote walls.
  • NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads. These will be locked immediately, and possibly followed by restriction of forum privileges.
  • NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. These reasons may or may not be given, do not keep pressing for them if they are not.
  • NO making threads about locked threads.
  • NO making threads asking for invites for other private sites/trackers.
  • NO linking to sites/trackers containing blacklisted material.
  • When asking for help or support in the support forums, give as much detailed information as you can.
    • If you're having issues with your torrent client, tell us which client you are using, which torrents you are having problems with, and give us some information about your connection settings, as well as ISP. More information is always welcome.
    • if you're having issues with playback, tell us what operating system you are using, which video player you are using, what your hardware specifications (CPU, chipset, GPU) are, which video file you are having problems with, and what the problem is (stuttering video? audio/video desync? subtitles not displaying), in detail.
    • Note that we are not a support forum for generic software/hardware issues (there are better places for that). You may ask about problems you have with other trackers or files you downloaded from elsewhere, but do not be surprised or angry to find that you do not get a reply, or that the thread is locked.


Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines

Signature image size limit:

   * maximum height : 150px
   * maximum width : 500px
   * maximum file size : 100kB

Avatar image size limit:

   * maximum height : 200px
   * maximum width : 150px
   * maximum file size : 100kB

Avatar/Signature content:

   * Only one image allowed
   * NO nudity, pornography or linking to pornography (including hentai)
   * NO excessively ecchi avatars/signatures (images have to be SFW)
   * no advertising of other trackers (especially trackers containing blacklisted material)
   * no advertising or scamming in any form
   * only four lines of text allowed (one if it's used together with an image signature)
   ** current limit is 255 characters
   * No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum, etc.)
   * No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either

IRC Guidelines

#BakaBT

These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.

  • No flaming. No spamming. No unsolicited advertising of site/services.
  • No excessive use of colours. Some colour formatting in IRC scripts is allowed.
    • Exception: the word "fabulous" may be highlighted only in magenta.
  • No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
  • No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics.
    We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics.
    A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics.
    If you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate channel.
  • No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames. (This includes names from banned topics and impersonation.)
  • No WB scripts. IF you really like WBs, type them yourself manually or use a quotable database (such as Chalamius').
  • No automated messages, except the ones explicitly allowed by BakaBT staff.
  • No posting of pornographic-related material in the channel. Users caught posting them may find themselves banned. (You're allowed to discuss or request them sent privately).

#bakabt-support

  • This channel serves as a support channel for account-related issues only. For other enquiries, users should read the wiki, then post in the forums if there is no information in the wiki on the issue.
  • Users are not to PM staff unless asked to.
  • Users without any business on #bakabt-support will be kicked. Those with auto-rejoin will have their IPs banned until auto-rejoin is disabled.



Torrent Content Upload Guidelines

See: DO NOT UPLOAD



Wiki Guidelines

The wiki is for informative purposes only. Anyone found abusing it or intentionally editing it in a misleading manner will be banned from the site.