Terms of Use

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The GameFAQs message board Terms of Use (formerly the Terms of Service) is a collection of rules and regulations that all users are expected to follow, located here.

History/Info About the ToS/ToU

There is often debate about the ToU, mostly owing to the "Including but not limited to" clause which preceeds each listing of violations that fall under each category.

Recently, it appears that almost any post that professes an unpopular opinion inevitably gets marked for trolling, leading some users to ask for clarification on what specifically entails trolling.

On March 31st, 2006, the Terms of Service were updated, and renamed the Terms of Use. Included in the update was an annotated version, for further clarification on things such as how impersonation or hacked accounts are handled.

On July 7, 2008, the Terms of Use were updated again. The new version banned homebrew discussion. Also, putting a user's quote into a signature or quote without the user's permission also became moddable.

The Terms of Use were updated once again on April 15th, 2009. Some of the subjects covered in the update were the user of the word "rape" and the mentioning of pre-sigs being disruptive.

Loosening of the ToU

On December 12, 2011, the ToU saw its most significant changes since its creation. SBAllen made a topic on MBA indicating he had secured the loosening of the ToU[[1]], greatly simplifying the rules and allowing for greater discretion by individual moderators. Also, the Annotated Terms of Use were greatly simplified and renamed simply to "Board Rules" (later to be renamed Board Etiquette).

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