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Complete Forum Rules & Tips - Read Before Posting

These are the rules that are to be followed throughout the entire site. Please ensure you follow them when you post and be respectful towards your fellow members. Those who violate the rules may be punished including possibly having their account suspended.

Forum Rules:
  • Do not post inappropriate content (illegal, overly graphic/sexual in nature)
  • Do not post with the purpose of enticing fights (trolling, threadcrapping, and inflammatory posts)
  • Personal attacks against another user will not be tolerated
  • Discrimination against individual sexual preferences, race, culture or religion will not be tolerated
  • Racist comments or Ethnic Profiling are strictly prohibited
  • Promoting your own business/service (self-promotion) is not allowed
  • Referral solicitation is not allowed
  • Do not accept compensation in exchange for posting a deal for a business/individual (shilling)
  • Do not post the private information of individuals or businesses unless you have the expressed written consent to do so
  • There is a limit of 1 account per person (contact us if you want a new account or are locked out of your account)
  • Only publicly available coupons from retailers may be posted - include your coupon source if not listed on the product page
  • Do not use URL shortening services
  • Do not copy and paste entire articles from outside websites (2-3 paragraphs max and include a link to the source)
  • Cannabis deals are only permitted from official government run provincial online stores (e.g. ocs.ca)
  • Deals from Amazon 3rd party sellers with less than 1,000 lifetime ratings and/or sellers known to recruit shills will be deleted
  • We reserve the right to delete or edit posts that link to, or contain original content sourced from select 3rd party/outside websites
  • Religious and political content are not allowed (Exceptions: Politics & Religion forum)

Temporary Rules:
  • COVID-19 related product threads may be removed for price gouging, item/seller quality, and other reasons
  • Firearm deals are temporarily restricted to the Firearm Deals thread

The above rules apply to ALL content (text, images, audio and video) which is posted to the website and private messages. We are also not experts in every field so moderation will be done based solely on civility.


Signature Policy:
  • Signatures have a 4 line limit
  • Default font style, size, and colour only
  • No images are allowed within the signature area (includes emojis)
  • External links in signatures are not allowed except from select feedback (e.g: eBay) and photo sharing (e.g: Flickr) websites
  • All standard forum rules apply to signature content

Avatar Policy:
  • Animated images are not allowed
  • All standard forum rules apply to avatar content

Infraction System:
If you break the rules, you may receive an infraction. Think of it as similar to a traffic ticket without a monetary fine. Certain offences will be worth more points than others depending on their severity. Infractions expire over time, vary in length and stack with one another.

Once you reach an infraction level of between 10 and 14, your account becomes placed under moderation (your posts will need to be approved by our staff) until an infraction expires bringing you down to below 10. You may lose access to certain forums while in this infraction group.

When you reach an infraction level of 15 or more, your account becomes temporarily suspended. During this period of time you will have access to your private messages but will not be able to post. Consider this your strike 1. Similar to baseball, once you reach 3 strikes (suspensions) you are out and your account will be permanently suspended. Certain offences (posting nude images, cookie stuffing, etc.) will net you an immediate permanent suspension without any warning.

You do have the choice to appeal your infractions by either private messaging an Administrator or writing to us via the Contact Us page.

RedFlagDeals reserves the right to update and/or modify these rules as necessary and without any prior written notice.
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