1. No posting confidential materials.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Any type of non-public documentation including, but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements and private Iron Realms employee or volunteer contact information.
2. No posting of, or posting of links to, anything that violates someone's copyright or involves stolen intellectual property.
This includes pirated music, software, and so on.
3. No advertisements.
advertisements are only allowed on the Linkages Forum ONLY!
The following are not allowed and are considered advertisements:
- Outwars / Outwars-clone link spamming / hit farming.
- Link spamming.
- Posts or links to other muds unless there's a reason
to be talking about that mud.
- Posters that violate these rules will have their posts edited / deleted and have either a warning issued or face suspensions / banning. The action taken will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
4. No pornography.
This includes but may not be limited to pornography, sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal, or simply displaying nudity needlessly. This covers ASCII porn, /cyber logs, and links to pornography. This includes poster avatars and signatures.
5. Personal attacks are not allowed.
Debate the post, not the poster. Personal attacks are taken seriously and will be dealt with using whatever action is needed. If you think you are being attacked you should ask yourself why it is an attack. If it simply disagrees with your post and tells you that you are wrong, this is not an attack. Violent personal attacks and threats will result in a suspension or permanent banning, depending on the situation.
"Your post is quite idiotic." - Not a personal attack.
"You are an idiot." - Mild personal attack, generally not a problem.
"You are a freaking idiot... I wish death on you and a pox on your family!" - Violent personal attack. Big problem
At our discretion, harassment of other players on the forums may result in consequences to your accounts in Achaea. For more detail, see HELP HARASSMENT
6. No hate speech
Anyone that insults people based on their race, gender, sex, sexual preference, religion, culture, or country of origin, or threatens them explicitly or implicitly is not allowed and may result in an immediate ban. This includes both fellow forum members and your fellow human beings in general.
7. Post in the correct forums.
Achaea related threads belong in the Achaea forums. Non-Achaean related threads belong in the Off-Topic forum. Rants belong in the rant forum. If you're not sure it's a rant, chances are it is and you should post there.
8. Moderator decisions pertaining to the board are final.
When a moderator or administrator makes a decision this choice is not up for public debate. If you have a problem with the choice made, PM or email that moderator or an administrator. If you create a post to question this choice chances are that post will be locked and you will be issued a warning.
Flaming a moderator for a decision publicly will most likely result in a warning or suspension, depending on the seriousness. Remember, flaming does not mean questioning!
This rule only applies to decisions involving moderation. Moderators participating in the thread do not have the final say and are considered normal members when posting. Argue and debate with them all you want.
9. Post farming is not allowed.
Spamming the message board in order to raise your post account is a violation of the rules. As such anyone found doing this will receive a warning and the posts made will be revoked. Repeat offenders face suspension and a post count reset.
10. Do not bump old posts without good reason.
If you’re bumping an old post for a good reason (information was requested or the topic came up again) that is fine. If you are bumping an old post for no reason or simply to be funny, you are looking at a warning.
11. Watch your language.
English should be use as primary
Self-explanatory. If you're not sure whether the swearing you're about to do violates this rule, just assume it does. Profanity includes the most minor to the most vulgar. Modification of curse words also isn't allowed and those attempting to do so will be warned and/or banned.
12. No personal wishes/requests of the admins.
This means that if you were shrubbed, you do not use the forums to request unshrubbing early. If you want to request such important request if you think... then you should make a new thread to the Forum Requests/Suggestions
13. No impersonating other Achaeans.
Do not use a name on the board that is a character in Achaea unless you are the owner of that character.
Signature, Titles, and Avatar Rules
Your avatar or signature may not contain the following:
- Explicit sexual images.
- Links to porn or warez.
If a moderator or administrator feels an image is inappropriate even though it may not fall under the above it may be removed.
Recreating the avatar after it is removed will result in either a warning or suspension and your privileges to use an avatar will be revoked.
Signature size may not be over 3 lines of normal text in height. If your signature takes up a full screen when you have posted one sentence, it is too large.
Each administrator / moderator has his or her own style of moderating the board. As such a basic template has been setup for dealing with each violation of the rules. In the case of a poster doing something blatantly over the top, they can and will be banned immediately.
Warn system guidelines
Violated a Rule -- members should be responsible on reporting this matter to any of the moderators... not only in the forum, but also to all of the forum moderators...
Violated a Rule many times -- moderators should be responsible to give the members some warnings, either you want to scold them, or just PM them for warnings, it's up to you....
Violated Many Rules -- moderators should be responsible to report this to the Administress... wait for further instructions or judgments from the Admin....
Violated Many Rules (still continuing) -- eternal band from the forum... no mercy is granted to anyone... Members, Moderators, and the Admin will be responsible on reporting this matter to everyone... esp. Gakuen Alice Reporters....
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