NO spamming and/or flaming. Straight and simple. If you post or reply with spam (brief, random, meaningless posts) or flaming (cursing, insulting, etc) your post will be deleted and you will be suspended depending on the severity of it.
ONLY post clan recruitment, creation, or application topics. This forum is not for questions or discussions relating to clans, just clan recruitment and development. You can either post a recruitment topic for your clan here, a topic to create a new clan, or you can post an application if you are looking to join a clan.
Replies MUST be related to the forum. Basically the same thing as rule number two. Only make replies that are related to the topic and forum. All off-topic replies will be removed and the users punished accordingly.
All topics MUST use the appropriate template. All clans that want to recruit must use the recruitment template. Anyone looking to create a new clan must use the creation template. And, finally, anyone that is looking to join a clan (and wants to make a topic about it) must use the application template. If a Moderator sees any topic without one of these templates, it will be removed and the topic starter will be warned.
Do NOT "bump" your topic unless two weeks have passed since your last reply. "Bumping" means replying to your topic using the word "bump" or another similar message to bring it back to the top of the page. This is considered spam, and it will be removed and the poster punished accordingly.
Do NOT post multiple topics for the same clan. Anyone caught posting multiple topics for the same clan will be suspended and have their topic closed. If you just want to make a new recruitment topic, then PM a DotA Mod or Global Mod to have them remove your original topic and to receive their approval on making a new one.
Do NOT post fake replays. If you are caught posting replays not of your own, you will be suspended.
NO shows. If you miss one of your scheduled dates (ie: clan tryout time, clan creation time, etc) and do not post a valid reason why you missed it within three days, your topic will be closed and you will receive a warn.
Three-week inactive topics WILL be removed. If a topic starter does not respond to his topic after three weeks of someone else replying to the topic, the topic will be removed.