These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on TheHoodUp.com. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
- Protocol: You must obey your ranking members orders. You must never disrespect a ranking member. You are not qualified to expose a ranking member. You must never publicly disrespect or expose a fellow member of your group. You must always put in work which consists of contributing valuable content to our community (TheHoodUp.com), obeying ranking members orders, publicly representing your group on the forums, reporting useless posts, reporting ranking members who are not doing their job, scouting for new recruits to your group and more. #
- Warnings & Bannings: You will be banned after you receive 3 warnings from a godfather, unless you are deemed an immediate threat to the community. The banning godfather will determine the length of your ban, which can be a permanent ban. You can receive warnings for various things including disobeying a ranking member, posting useless content, not following the chain of command, spamming, snitching, not taking care of your responsibilities as a ranking member, unwarranted trolling and more. #
- Groups: Within the community of TheHoodUp.com, there are various groups you are free to join which are based on colors. However, in order to officially fly the color of your group (change your username to the color of your usergroup), you must at least have a senior rank (at least 800 posts). Until you have reached senior rank, you are free to fly the color of your group in other ways including your avatar (sophomore ranks and up) and signature (junior ranks and up). Freshmen may not fly colors. Some of our members have found creative ways to use and monetize these groups such as organizing events, intelligence gathering, private information sharing and more. Each group member is responsible for recruiting members, organizing group events and more. Changing default groups is frowned upon. #
- No Snitching: On yourself or others! #
Ranks: The ranking system on TheHoodUp.com is based on how much work you put in for the community (post count). The more work you put in, the higher your rank. The higher your rank, the more features you unlock. TheHoodUp.com's ranking system is as follows (from highest to lowest):
Godfather - 40,000 posts: Unlocks global moderator powers which gives you the ability to warn users, ban users, approve/disapprove posts, lock/unlock any topic from any region and deal with reports.
Elite ranks: Unlocks your ability to view hidden online members, private message groups & multiple members and grants you permission to request to be a regional moderator (moderator for specific region).
ooog - 20,000 posts
oog - 15,000 posts
og - 10,000 posts
Royalty ranks: Unlocks your ability to change your username and lock your own topics.
king - 9000 posts
prince - 6000 posts
Senior ranks: Unlocks private messages, ability to report posts and officially fly your group color (change default usergroup).
superior - 3000 posts
boss - 2000 posts
underboss - 800 posts
Junior ranks: Unlocks signatures and the ability to edit your own posts (within 2 minutes).
general - 700 posts
colonel - 600 posts
major - 500 posts
captain - 400 posts
lieutenant - 350 posts
sergeant - 300 posts
Sophomore ranks: Unlocks avatars, ability to hide your online status and create & vote in polls.
corporal - 250 posts
soldier - 200 posts
foot soldier - 150 posts
Freshman ranks: Unlocks your ability to put in work (post).
associate - 100 posts
prospect - 50 posts
fresh meat - newly registered user
Godfather responsibilities: Godfather status means you have reached 40,000 posts. Obtaining this status on TheHoodUp.com gives you global moderator powers. This means you now have the power to issue warnings, ban members (after 3 warnings unless deemed an immediate threat), lock topics, approve posts for new members, review / close / delete reports, move topics, and more. Please use your powers wisely and for the benefit of the community or you will be banned by the HMIC. #