New users with 0 or 1 post.
As a registered user you can not write Private Messages. This is set up because of a new breed of spam bots that spam via PM.
New Player entering the game.
Every newly registered user becomes a New Player after his second post.
You can now write Private Messages and your PM box can hold 50 messages. You may also upload a custom avatar, create a forum signature and use signature images.
30 posts and 14 days of membership makes you a Gamer.
Your PM box can now hold 500 messages, you can vote in polls and create your own polls, and you can use hyper links, smilies and text formatting BB code in your signature.
1000 posts and 3 years of membership makes you a Protagonist.
Your PM box can now hold 2000 messages and you have a fancier user title.
3000 posts and 5 years of membership on this forum make you a true hero in our eyes.
Your PM box can now hold 5000 messages, you have the option to insert a Profile Picture and if you wish, you can contact an admin to request a custom User Title.
Since you can read this text, you are not banned, so the following won't apply to you.
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Members who have been temporarily banned. The forum staff issues temp bans to those who have seriously and/or repeatedly broken the forum rules, yet still not in a major way which would deserve a permanent ban, and another chance will be granted once they had a little "cool off".
Ex-members who have been permanently banned from these forums. This is done when members have majorly broken our rules (posting porn, racism, etc) or when they have been repeatedly warned about lesser violations (inappropriate language, flaming / trolling, rudeness towards the staff, etc) but don't stop.