Firstly, welcome to the iGrandTheftAuto.com forums! Thanks for stopping by. Before you start posting around, it might be worth while reading up on our few rules, which we have to keep the place more enjoyable for everyone.
We believe in freedom of speech here, so none of your posts will be censored, and you will not be punished for any unorthodox views you have on the world. With that being said, there is a time and a place for everything, which we will explain here.
Flaming (insulting other users) or trolling (provoking other users into insulting you) is not tolerated anywhere on the board apart from the Rants and Raves forum. Flaming outside of R+R will result in the post(s) being deleted and the members involved being punished accordingly.
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Mature / 18+ Content
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Usernames and Name Changes
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Members can change their username twice every 90 days. This is to prevent abuse of the system, whilst still allowing for mistakes.
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We hope that wasn't too painful, and we look forward to seeing you around the forums!