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[RULES] INFAMERS Forum rules

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[RULES] INFAMERS Forum rules
« on: July 01, 2017, 04:10:11 PM »
Welcome to the INFAMERS Forum!

Please, take a minute or two to read the Forum rules before starting to post. This has been shown to you upon registration. To make sure you didn't miss it, here are the rules again. This is updated from time to time, so be sure to check it out every now and then and pay attention to the announcements and news.


Forum Rules
1 – Forum Etiquette
The general rules here are the “If you wouldn’t say it in real life, don’t say in online” and “Be Nice; Be respectful” policies which are broken down below. In plain terms, it means you should reconsider less appropriate choice of wording and treat others as you would like them to treat you. We reserve the right to moderate, modify and/or remove content which we deem to be unacceptable in our Forum that is not stated here.

2 – Do not swear or curse

Excessive profanity has no place in the forum. We encourage everyone to moderate themselves and think twice before submitting such content.


3 – The official language of this Forum is English

Should the necessity or interest arise, we will make provisions to accommodate other languages as well.


4 – Be relevant
Please, stay on topic and post/open topics in the appropriate section. If required, contact the moderation team to move the topic to where it is relevant. Topics steering out of their original context are subject to be closed, moved or deleted at our moderation team’s sole discretion.

5 – Be constructive
While opening a topic or posting a reply, ensure you are about to state something reasonable that is on-topic and helpful. Always contribute in a positive way to the solution or discussion.


6 – Do not be negative

“Fuel the fire”, negativity and other inflammatory statements, by the means of posts, topics, images and other media, covered or not in this agreement and Terms of Service, are not allowed.

7 – Avoid “bump” topics
It is more than possible to receive a reply within 5 minutes of your post. However, you should be willing to wait more if that doesn’t happen.

8 – Avoid “thread necromancy”

Try not to post in old topics that haven’t gotten new replies for too long. Open a new one instead.

9 – Do not impersonate anyone
This includes not only the Administration and/or Moderation team, but also our members.


10 – Avoid “shouting” and baiting

This means writing EVERYTHING IN CAPS, using misleading titles, excessive use of smileys, punctuation, etc.

11 – Be civilized when discussing sensitive topics

This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Social issues

The above and others will be allowed provided they remain rational, friendly and pertinent to the discussion. If they become personal, target specific groups/segments or have malicious intent, they might be closed and the users involved in the destabilization of the forum are subject to disciplinary action.


12 – Pornography, violence, slurs and related content are forbidden

Low tolerance will be given to users posting this sort of content and they might result in their removal from our community.


This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Misogyny or related content
  • Imagery that show real life depictions of gore, death, horrifically violent acts, etc.
  • Art, videos, images, sounds or other media that depicts nudity (full or partial), or other sexually explicit acts.
  • Links to sites showing any of the above

13 – Abuse, harassment and personal attacks are forbidden
If detected, they will be removed and the users involved in the destabilization of the forum are subject to disciplinary action.

This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Racial or Ethnic slurs
  • Promotion of national hatred
  • Real-Life Threats
  • Spamming or Trolling
  • Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
  • Links to websites containing any of the above mentioned cases

14 – Do not spam

If detected, they will be removed and the users involved in the destabilization of the forum are subject to disciplinary action.


This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Repeatedly posting the same content
  • Posting the same content in multiple threads
  • Posting irrelevant content
  • Referral links, advertisements, etc.
  • Advertising for product sales of any kind
  • Advertising for services offered by individuals or companies
  • Excessive capitalization, use of fonts, colours or images
  • Begging
  • Bumping posts (unless it is expressly allowed in the sub-section)
  • Abusing the "Reported Post" feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages

15 – Do not discuss illegal activities

If detected, they will be removed and the users involved in the destabilization of the forum are subject to disciplinary action. Furthermore, posts about illegal activity will also be escalated to the proper authorities.


This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Links to illegal software/content download
  • Links to illegal hacks/copyrighted mods
  • Links to phishing sites
  • Posting illegal cheats, hacks, Trojan horses or Malicious Programs
  • Links to websites containing any of the above mentioned cases

16 – Do not share/trade/sell accounts
All accounts involved will be terminated. Users involved will be banned from the site.

17 – Do not populate accounts with controversial material
Inappropriate names, avatars, signatures, links, images and other material that is controversial, of malicious or illegal nature is not allowed.


18 – Do not name or shame
Do not include anyone’s name on your topic’s title. Use the invite system instead.

19 – Do not share private conversations
Exchanges with our Staff and through private messages should remain private.

20 – Do not cheat in our Contests
Doing so, will result on your expulsion and barred from future contests or banning from our Forum.

21 – Do not discuss moderation and sanctions
Read our Forum Rules to understand why your post was moderated

Final Rule – Have fun & Happy posting!
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 06:21:32 PM by WindSplitter1 »