The RulesAgreement
Emulation Underground Message Board Rules

Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse

Please do not complain about the lack of ROMs on the site. If you want ROMs look elsewhere or better yet register your own site and you can be the one who gets fined and or jail time.  Also, no links to torrent sites, pirated software, bootleg movies, tv shows, mp3s or any other illegal warez.

I. ROM linking.
Rom linking of ESA protected and Newer console systems is not allowed. Do not ask for these ROMs, do not post these ROMs. Pretty easy rule to follow. Sorry if that's annoying, but it is now the rule. Failure to comply will result in a instant ban.

II. Emulation Underground's Language & Censorship Policy

As many of you have probably noticed by now, EU's policy when it comes to language is pretty liberal. Yes, cursing is allowed in all forums. There is no need to edit or censor you own posts with asterisks or pound signs or anything like that....unless you just really want to. However, there are a few things that you ARE NOT allowed to say here on Emulation Underground. These include:

- Racial/Ethnic epithets and insults

- Insults or intolerance of those with alternate lifestyles

- Harassment of other members and/or threats of harm and physical
violence against them.

Other than those things, feel free to say whatever you want.

III. Common Sense
1. Have respect for the other forum members. Refrain from insulting or personally attacking other members in the regular forums. If a legitimate thread ends up turning into a verbal brawl, that thread will be closed and the offending parties disciplined accordingly. If you feel the need to get into a pointless fight with a complete stranger over the internet, do it somewhere else.

2. Unless you need to post multiple pics or a thread over 5000 characters, do not make double posts. Please use the Edit button in the post window if you have something to add to a message.

3. Post in the CORRECT forum. Sounds pretty self-explanatory to me. Just use a little common sense. If you have a question about MAME don't post it in the Console Gaming Forum or the Anime Forum. The support forum is there for a reason! Moderators may delete any threads made in the wrong forum at their discretion. This also applies to the shout box.

4. On a similar note "Roadblocking" (ie posting the same thread in multiple forums) is also against the rules. Not only that, but it's very annoying to deal with. Please post your thread once and only once in the proper forum. Duplicate posts will be deleted at the moderators' discretion.

5. Do not post in a thread merely to "bump" it up above others in a forum. If nobody has replied to your thread it either means that

a. They don't know the answer to your question
b. They have no comment on anything you said.

6. Posting pointless drivel or "spam" is not allowed. And by spam I mean posting messages consisting of nothing but nonsensical phrases or words such as "lmao", "roflmao", or "dfredtitycdkityuikiopooppo$%^&#!", or even posting messages that consist of nothing but smileys like " Big Grin ", or " Crying " - This is spam.

Spam also refers to any pointless thread that you make for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising a website or service. Such threads contribute nothing to this message board and will be closed immediately. If you wish to advertise your website, you may do it in your signature. And of course, NO GIANT RATS Evil

7. If a moderator closes a thread DO NOT revive it. The thread was closed for a good reason. If you feel that a moderator unfairly closed your thread, do not make a "Why was my thread closed?" thread. Send them a Private Message or an email if you have issues. However, keep in mind that the mods are given a certain amount of discretion when performing their duties and are under no obligation whatsoever to explain their actions. Harassment of the mods via PM, IM, or email will not be tolerated and is a sure-fire way to get banned from Emulation Underground.

8. Before posting a question in a forum (especially in the Support forums), check the sticky threads at the top of the forum first to see if your question has already been answered there.

9. The "English Is Not My Native Language" excuse will not be accepted here. I've seen it used (and abused) too many times on other message boards as an excuse to blatantly break the rules - mostly by people whose native language really was English (and just had terrible grammar). And while I do appreciate the fact that not everyone here at Emulation Underground may speak English as their native language, or even speak it fluently, everyone that posts here on this message board should at least know enough to read and understand the posted rules.

10. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES make any posts on the message board forums asking the site staff or board members to make and send CDs with roms on them to you. This is highly illegal and not condoned here! Any such posts will be ignored and closed on sight.

11. Please do not make threads addressed to specific members. If you have something to say to a specific member, send them a Private Message. BUT, do not send a Private Message to another member with the intent to flame or verbally abuse them. I view this as a form of harassment.

12. When asking for help in the Support forum, be specific about the problem you are having. It's really the only way anyone here can help you. DO NOT make a post that just says "I can't get to work".

13. One account per member only. DO NOT make multiple accounts for any purpose! I can't think of a single legitimate reason for having multiple accounts, however, I can think of about a dozen bad reasons for having them. This is a serious offense, and if you are caught making multiple accounts, you will be banned from the Emulation Underground message board.

**On a related note, using the old tried-and-true "I am 's friend and I am just posting on his behalf" tactic will result in a banned account as well. Most of the time this is just a transparent ploy by a banned user in order to cause more trouble in the forums. If by some rarity, you do happen to be the friend of a banned Emulation Underground user, DO NOT let them use your account to post messages, and DO NOT post anything on their behalf. Anyone who aids or abets ban dodging will suffer the same!

14. DO NOT REQUEST/POST Warez, hacks, cracks ,serials of any kind failure to comply will result in perm ban

Esa Protected List:

Aliens vs. Predator
Brute Force
Dance Dance Revolution
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Final Fantasy
Grand Theft Auto
Killer Instinct
Lego Island
Lego Racers
Matt Hoffman
Metal Gear Solid
Monsters, Inc.
Pac Man
Prince of Persia
Star Fox
Top Gun
Ultimate Fighting Championship

Please note these are general licenses so every game after i.e 1,2,3,4,5 etc are included and this includes hacks aswell