Welcome to Contest Galaxy. Here are some guidelines to get you started on the forum. Please note this works quite a bit differently from the Facebook voting walls. If you need help, please feel free to ask.
BEFORE opening a topic:
1. Make sure you have read and understand the forum rules at this link http://www.contestgalaxy.com/t17200-read-first-now-that-you-are-a-member-how-do-you-open-your-own-thread and then post on that same link that you have "read, understand and agree to ALL of the forum rules."
2. When voting, make sure you ONLY vote for the 1st person on page one of each topic.
3. Vote ONLY in the Vote Exchange forums, 1x and daily sections.
4. Post ALL available vote/like/rating/rankings, scores, percentage numbers etc. or other requested proof of vote with your reply
5. You MAY post your link with your reply.
Opening a Topic:
1. When you open your own topic, post it ONLY in the Vote Exchange Area 1x OR Daily section, NOT BOTH and NOT on other areas of the forum.
2. Do NOT open more than one topic per contest
3. Do NOT post multiple contests in the same topic. Each must have it's own topic.
4. Make sure you put the end date in the HEADER
5. If there are any types of votes (such as Registrations, Pinintrest, etc) put it PROMINENTLY in your header thus *****I do NOT return (what you don't return)*****
Returning your votes:
1. Votes must be returned within 24 hours for the daily section and 48 hours for the 1x section.
2. You MUST return all votes except those you have listed in your header and those you legitimately can't return, such as ended or already voted.
3. We will KNOW if you add that disclaimer AFTER you received the vote. If that happens you are responsible for returning the vote and then you may add the disclaimer.
4. Generic Responses such as "all returned" are NOT acceptable. Those votes WILL be tallied as NOT returned.
5. You must reply to everyone by username either in a list or with the quote button and you MUST post any and all numbers where they are available.
FORBIDDEN/WILL GET YOU BANNED
1. Sending/Requesting vote requests via the PM (private messaging) system
2. Offering/Requesting multiple votes (unless specifically allowed by the contest)
3. Using other's accounts to vote with (friends and family must have their own accounts and report their own votes)
4. Buying/Selling votes
5. Not returning votes/Abandoning your topic with unreturned votes
6. Multiple violations of any of the site rules
7. Profanity on the Forum
8. Mouthing off and/or rudeness to the mod/admin/other forum staff.
If your topic disappears:
1. Check the Post Jail and Locked Sections 1st.
2. If your topic is jailed, follow the instructions left for you by the moderator then PM any mod to let them know you did as was asked.
3. If you still can't find it, PM any moderator for help in locating your topic
4. Do NOT just open a duplicate copy of it, you will only receive a warning in return.
5. If you leave your topic in the Post Jail without returning the votes you will be banned from opening further topics and could receive a permanent ban from the forum. We do not tolerate non-voters.
Need HELP? Check out our New User section: http://www.contestgalaxy.com/f18-new-member-introduction-and-help or ask any moderator Admin (links listed below).
trex (Rules Admin) http://www.contestgalaxy.com/privmsg?mode=post&u=715
Johanna (Moderator) http://www.contestgalaxy.com/privmsg?mode=post&u=170
Tiramisu (System Admin): http://www.contestgalaxy.com/privmsg?mode=post&u=7
Admin (System Admin) http://www.contestgalaxy.com/privmsg?mode=post&u=1
Last edited by trex on Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:38 am; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : updated)