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Forum Rules

GottaDeal.com is first and foremost a deals site. Anything or anyone that gets in the way of the site functioning as such will not be allowed.

Rule #1: In the end, this is a private site. All decisions the admins or mods make, whether or not they are exactly related to these rules or not, are FINAL and are not up for discussion.

Rule #2: There is a reason for all actions taken by admins and mods. Please do not get upset or take it personally. We do not have the time, nor the desire, to explain every decision we make. If for some reason we take an action that involves you or one of your posts and you have a desperate need to know why it was done, then PM one of us, however a response is not guaranteed. DO NOT post on the forums asking why something was done.

Rule #3: If you are ever harassed, threatened or made to feel uncomfortable, please PM one of the admins or mods immediately.

Rule #4: Absolutely NO referrals or self-promotion of any kind are allowed on the forum unless specifically approved by an admin or mod in advance. This includes posting items for sale, links to your eBay auctions, referral or affiliate links, or asking members to sign up under you for something or vote for you or a friend/family member for something.

Rule #5: The GottaDeal.com Forums are not a chat room. Avoid neffing and pointless threads.

Rule #6: Post about what you will, but avoid confrontational topics. Trolling and flaming will not be tolerated by the admins or mods.

Rule #7: Avoid reposting topics that have been visited before. If you are in doubt, perform a search before opening a new topic. If it has been posted about before and you have more to add, feel free to bring the topic to the top by posting in it again. If you are unsure about how to search the forums, please see this thread.

Rule #8: In the GottaDeal.com Forums, a certain amount of respect is expected by all. Avoid drama at all costs. Opinions will vary and shouldn't be taken personally.

Rule #9: Do not register simply to spam for your business, web site, charity, voting contest or similar endeavor. If you spam, you will be banned and we will contact anyone who may have hired you to tell them of your spamming. If you spam for votes, we will notify the contest organizer of your attempts.

Rule #10: Please refrain from discussing banned members or the reasons for their banning on the forum. In most cases, banned members are warned in advance and in all cases know why they were banned.

Rule #11: Because many involved in the community also frequent the forums from work, threads that are risqué should be marked as “Not Safe For Work” or “NSFW” or placed in the appropriate "adult" forums.

Rule #12: Do not solicit other members via PM. If you receive such a PM from another member, please forward it to an admin or mod immediately.

Rule #13: Discussing the re-selling of any items on eBay or elsewhere, such as video game systems, toys, or any other item is not allowed.

Rule #14: Do not post your e-mail address on the forum. There is no legitimate reason for you to need to do so and posting it will make it very easy for spammers to harvest it for their evil work.

Rule #15: Due to past problems, we do not allow "fund raisers" or other organized attempts to raise money for members - handle that privately.

Rule #16: Please do not discuss the various "cash back" sites. Those sites take commissions away from sites like GottaDeal which are what keeps the site running. Use them if you want, but please do not discuss them.

Rule #17: Do not mention competing sites, including other deal sites or Black Friday sites.

Rule #18: If you have any question regarding the rules or any application thereof, please PM one of the admins or mods regarding the matter.