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What is a bannable offence?
I think we all know what is and what isn't acceptable on this forum but for the benefits of new or recent users.
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These rules apply to 99% of cases, but if somebody is a known troublemaker from another forum, or if they post something that is massively out of order then they'll probably just get a permanent ban. Some people just aren't welcome here.

Anything Else?
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Don't post in CAPS - it's considered shouting which is considered rude.
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