Forum Rules (2016/12/03)

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  1. Eric

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    Forum Rules

    Last Revised: December 3rd, 2016

    These rules are subject to be changed. Be sure to check back frequently. All members are expected to be familiar with these rules. Your unfamiliarity with the rules will not be a valid excuse in the case of disciplinary action.

    1. Respect & Consideration Of Others
    All forum users are expected to respect each other at all times, under all circumstances. Showing disrespect, harassing, insulting, or belittling others will never be tolerated in our community and has no place here. Showing respect for others at all times is our number one rule.
    Minor: 1 Warning Point | Major: 3 Warning Points
    2. Number of Accounts
    We allow one forum account per person. Any accounts made after the first will be permanently banned, or merged with your first forum account, depending on which has the most activity.
    1 Warning Point

    3. Stickied Threads

    The rules you see on this page may not be the only rules that apply to you when you are posting or creating a thread. Be sure to check any threads which have been stickied in the forum you are posting in. Specific forums may have their own rules in the stickies - be sure to check them.
    1 Warning Point

    4. Spam
    Spam will not be tolerated. Be sure your post is constructive and has something to contribute towards the discussion. Exceptions may be made in certain cases among the off-topic forums.
    1 Warning Point

    5. Contacting Staff
    Do not privately message a member of staff needlessly. Things you should privately message a member of staff about include reporting abusable glitches that are better left hidden from the public or replying to a request from a member of staff for personal information such as your email address, date of birth, in-game account name, IP address.
    1 Warning Point

    6. Images & Media
    If posting images with a resolution greater than 800x600, we ask that you please use the spoiler tag, as these can be annoying to scroll past and look unkempt. Rapidly blinking images (including signatures) should always be put behind a spoiler tag, preferably with a warning. These can be annoying and even unsafe to other players with specific conditions. Please do not post media that could potentially be distressing, disturbing or triggering to other players. If you must post these, please use a spoiler tag and give clear warnings.
    Minor: 1 Warning Point | Major: 3 Warning Points

    7. Report Function
    The ability to report a post or thread exists for you to report material that does not follow the rules listed on this page - not for you to gain attention to your own personal material (ban appeals, requests, etc).
    1 Warning Point

    8. Server Threats
    Do not make threats against the server under any circumstances. Threats include, but are not limited to:
    - Hacking
    - DDoS Attacks
    - Doxxing
    Permanent Ban

    9. Cheats/Hacking Discussions
    Do not discuss cheating or hacking of any type under any circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to:
    - Using 3rd Party Software for Unfair Advantage
    - Glitch/Bug Exploitation
    - Ban Evasion
    Permanent Ban

    10. Personal Information
    Never reveal confidential information belonging to yourself or other players, including but not limited to:
    - Phone Numbers
    - Home Addresses
    - IP Addresses
    - Passwords
    - Financial Information
    Permanent Ban

    11. Impersonation
    Impersonation of any member of this community, including staff and players alike, will not be tolerated.
    Permanent Ban

    12. Nudity & R Rated Material
    Do not post a link to any form of pornographic material. Partial nudity will be tolerated, however must be placed within spoiler tags with clear NSFW warnings given.
    Permanent Ban

    13. Advertising
    Advertising or otherwise publicly promoting other servers (for any game) will not be tolerated unless you are explicitly given permission to do so by a Head Administrator.
    Permanent Ban

    The administration reserves the right to issue a ban from any or all services for any violation, depending on factors including severity of current or past offenses, history of offenses, or other factors determined by the administration. The administration reserves the right to restrict access to any or all services.
     
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    Forum Bans
    When a forum member is found guilty of violating the rules, they will be given a certain number of warning points based on the offense committed. When certain amounts of points are reached, a punishment will be issued. Warning points expire 30 days after they are issued. Points are cumulative between forum offenses and in-game offenses.
    • Accumulating 4 warning points will lead to a 3-day community ban.
    • Accumulating 8 warning points will lead to a 7-day community ban.
    • Accumulating 12 warning points will lead to a 14-day community ban.
    • Accumulating 16 warning points will lead to a permanent community ban*.
    Players are allowed to appeal warning points and bans for up to 30 days after the incident which led to those points/ban. Severe violations of the rules may result in a more severe punishment at the discretion of the handling administrator.

    * Players receiving a permanent ban may appeal their ban to receive an "unban date".
     
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    The rules have been updated. I ask that everybody please take a moment to review them.
    Thank you!
     
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