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Old 26-01-2004, 01:04 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Rule added to prevent abuse of bandwidth on forums and externally.

Webmasters and web site owners in general pay for the bandwidth which costs alot of money. Regular forum members also pay for their bandwidth with their internet service providers (ISPs).

So when members deliberately set out to post very large images in posts such as several 1-300MB high resolution images in hopes to use up the web site owner's bandwidth or inadvertantly use up members and visitors bandwidth with their providers, it will result in an immediate permanent life ban from the forums.

Any member who is guilty of this prior to this rule being added, will get 2 week ban, while any member guilty of this rule breach after this rule was added (this post's date) will result in an immediate permenant life ban.

Such actions, are totally irresponsible and can cost web site owners and visitors/members alot of money in bandwidth fees.

As a web site and forum owner myself, I know keeping on top of hosting costs is very hard. Please be considerate to both fellow members and other web site owners when you decide to post large images on the forums.
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