BOARD RULES

Created 2409 days ago #1
Simsala
No character

4Story.co.uk– Board Rules


Each User agrees with his/her registration to the following forum rules.


The 4Story.co.uk board Staff holds up the right to warn, censor and ban users if the Users do not obey to the rules. The rules do apply for forums posts and personal messages (PMs).

The whole forum is included in the Terms and Conditions of 4Story. Therefore German Laws apply on the whole forum. It also means that the 4story.co.uk owners are not responsible for any posted pictures or links which are copyrighted. The general language for this forum is English.

No other language is to beused anywhere on the forums.

To guarantee a relaxed atmosphere between all participants on the forum, some posting restrictions are needed.

§1 User Accounts
· Every User may register and use one account. Multiple registrations and usage of several accounts may lead to a banning of all accounts. In cases where two or more users are either usually, sometimes or on occasion sharing an IP address and have accounts on the board, board staff MUST be informed. Failure to do so may result in a permanent ban. Report any instances of IP sharing to the BA or a SMOD.

· In extreme cases which are defined on each case individually Users might be banned in game and from IRC as well. The same goes vice versa. The rules do apply for forums posts and personal messages (PMS).


§2 Board Behavior
To guarantee a relaxed atmosphere between all participants on the forum, some posting restrictions are needed.

· The Board language is English. No other language is to be used anywhere on the Forums.

· Posting content and links of pornographic, politically extremist, immoral and offensive material which may breach applicable laws are forbidden. It is also not allowed to post keys, hacks, cracks or other things of illegal nature, including illegal download pages and "warez". Discussion of such items will lead to an immediate warning. The announcement of contents which come under the law of data security or copyright as well as requests for posting something like that.

· Posting of any personal messages or discussions, without the consent of all involved partiesare forbidden.

· Posting of contents which do not belong to the topic/relevant forum (Spam/Off Topic) are undesired and may lead to a warning. An exception of this is the Spam board.Quoting more than 5 posts consecutively is seen as a quote pyramid and excessive quoting and will be warned as spam.This includes postings which only point outbreaches of the rules (Backseat Modding).This is up to the board team.'Bumping' old threads is also not allowed. Backseat Modding also include the casewhere a user posts as mod.

· Double posting results in a warning or in extreme cases in a direct ban. Posting twice within the allowable time to re-edit the original post shall be considered double posting.

· Spamming of emoticons (5 smilies per post) and images is not allowed due to the fact that it may freeze peoples’ computers. Images or postings which are side exceeding(means one has to scroll vertically or/and horizontally to read all) are not allowed.

· Contents, links,user Names etc. with the only aim to flame and insult other participants of the community are forbidden. Same goes for trolling: posts solely intended to annoyother people or incite flames.

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Contents of inappropriate language, swearing and cursing are not allowed (Profanity).

· Advertisementand linking to other games not owned by Gameforge, is not allowed on the whole forums. Links to games with the aim to count every visitor are not allowed. (This includes Gameforge games bite links)

· It's not allowed to post for banned people. If you do so, it results in a warning for you. The sharing of accounts with people who are banned from the board will also incur a ban for the account holder.

· Impersonation of a Staff member (Name, Avatar, Signature) may lead to a warning or in extremecases to a ban.

· Miss use of the report button is forbidden.

· Editing a post after a warning was given (this includes removing or editing the warning) is against the rule and can lead to a ban from the forums.

· Discussion of board/game bans or warnings is not permitted in the public forums, this may result in further bans or warnings. Please discuss these issues with theModerator/ Game Operator involved or their superior only.

· In extreme cases a user might be punished with a permanent ban on the board without having received warnings. Also a temporal ban may be adapted by evaluating the type of warnings given.

· Insulting,flaming, or publicly contradicting staff members is not allowed, this includes protest posts,& petitions to have staff members fired. Such will result in an immediate warning & possible ban. If you have a problem with any staffmember please follow the chain of command to complain or use the ticket system.

· Harassment of staff members, current or former for information's about users or staff is strictly forbidden. Also stalking + or any way of making a staff member feel uncomfortable (including sexually) is forbidden & upon severity can bewarned or banned.

· The posting of personal data about others is not allowed, this includes but is not limited to; real names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, IP-addresses, etc. Attempting toreveal (correctly or otherwise) staff member's player accounts is also not allowed

· Breaches of board rules via board pm can be warned or banned based upon severity



§4 ForumStaff and User Responsibilities
Each Forum participant has to bey to the Rules. If you feel warned unfairly, first contact the Mod who gave the warning. Then you may get in contact the SMOD. In extreme cases you have the right to talk to a Board Admin. The Board Admins’ word is final. The same applies if your Topic gets closed. Please do not open several threads on the same topic and try to use the search. Several warnings may lead to a ban from the Forum. Each case is looked at individually. Reregistering a second account after a time ban from the Forums leads to a permanent ban. In extreme cases a User can be banned without having warnings.


§5 Notes
· Complains about SMODS go to a Board Administrator.

· Complains abouta Board Administrator go to another Board Administrator or the CommunityManager

· Please be aware that certain boards may have additional guidelines. Please check before posting.

· Board Rules may change at any time. It is the users' responsibility to keep up to date on them.

· Staff decisions will remain final unless corrected or reversed by the said staff member or the command structure.

The 4Story.co.uk Team as well as the GameForge Staff reserve the right to modify these rules any time it might be necessary.



Created 2273 days ago #2
SirsSchwester
GAMEFORGE



· Contents of inappropriate language and excessive cursing are not allowed (Profanity).


Board rules updated 02.04.12

 

Created 2256 days ago #3
Shaaryn
No character

Just to explain completely the rule:

Contents of inappropriate language, swearing and cursing are not allowed (Profanity)

Created 2001 days ago #4
DigitalLonestarX
No character

 To fix a small error  in wording here

 


· Discussion of board/game bans or warnings is not permitted in the public forums, this may result in further bans or warnings. Please discuss these issues with theModerator/ Game Operator involved or their superior only.

 

will now read.this in 2 weeks.

 

· Discussion of board/game bans or warnings is not permitted in the public forums, As well posting replies of tickets(screenshots of tickets included) between you and the staff is not permitted either. this may result in further bans or warnings. Please discuss these issues with the Moderator/ Game Operator involved or their superior only.


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Created 1989 days ago #5
DigitalLonestarX
No character

A small new system of banning has been placed, so I figured I'd take this second to explain how it works.

 

 

When a warning is a given, a point is given, you earn 1 point.  After every 3 warnings,  or 3 points  you will receive an automatic forum sanction,   the sanctions will follow as such

  • 3 points/warnings - 6 hour Read Only

  • 6 points/warnings -24 hour Read Only

  • 9 points/warnings -48 hour Read Only

  • 12 points/warnings -7day Read Only

  • 15 points/warnings- 30 day Read Only

  • 18 points/warnings 60 day Read Only.

"Read Only" is a type of sanction that removes your posting ability for a determined time as preset into the system as above #EMO_ALT_1#  old warnings will not count towards this, so consider the old warnings a wiped slate, only new ones will have the effect.

 

 

Infractions passed the latter sanction, will be subject to smod/admin level review,  sanctions such as forum bans & Game account bans can be taken, if needed & nessecary.

 


If the server breaks, it was probably me

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