- Image Hot Linking - Do not hotlink images from other sites. HotnessRater Images and Imgur are the only approved image hosts.
- Do not post nudity
- No Hacking - This should go without saying, but you are not permitted to hack the board. Guessing someone else's password and succeeding counts as hacking. Members who hack will instantly be permanently banned without any warnings.
- No Discrimination - You may not insult members based on their religion, race, sex, political beliefs, or whether they are gay or straight. This is worse than flaming, because it also hurts other members of the board who fall into the category you insult. Hotness Rater Forum is a place where everyone is equal, and discrimination will NOT be tolerated!
- No Bullying - Do not pick on other members. The worst kind of bullying is where new members are picked on. This hurts the member as well as the board.
- No Flaming - Flaming harms the nice atmosphere of Hotness Rater Forum. It also causes thread's to go off topic, and most importantly, it hurts the person being flamed. The victim may defend themselves against any accusations made to them, but may not make any additional accusations to the flamer (which also counts as flaming).
- No Advertising - You are not permitted to make money using Hotness Rater Forum. You are not allowed to use the member list to obtain Instant messaging screen names to harass people to purchase a product from you.
- No Illegal Activity - You are not allowed to break the law using Hotness Rater Forum. This can get Hotness Rater Forum into legal trouble.
- No Spamming - You are not allowed to put links to other websites in the text of your messages for promotional reasons. You can have a link in your signature IF you are actively answering questions and trying to help others without referring to your link or your website as the solution. If you are spamming and have not contributed in any way to the forum (by answering peoples questions), you will be deleted. Other violations may just get a warning depending on the situation.
If you break one of these rules, the following penalties will apply with the exception of breaking the rule "No Hacking" which immediately results in a permanent ban and the No Spamming rule which has already been discussed:
Warning - Depending on how serious a violation is, you may be issued a warning first
Temporary ban - People who cause problems will be given a temporary ban depending on the severity of the actions, infraction points the user may have, past experience the board has had with the user and other variables.
Permanent ban - At this point, it is obvious that will never learn your lesson, thus, a permanent ban is necessary to be rid of the problems you cause.