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Announcement: Forum Rules

Posted by CMMaridah


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Please be aware that this is a general guide to conduct on our forums. Reasons beyond the boundaries established here may be given for the suspension of any account. These rules apply to all aspects of the forum including signatures, avatars, posts, comments, status messages, and links.

This is an overview of our forum rules from the Rules of Conduct Section: http://forums.warppo...les-of-conduct/

General Rules

Abuse on the forums will not be tolerated. No flaming, harassing, abusive language, swearing or abbreviations of such words, personal attacks, racial attacks, religious attacks, ethnic attacks, or sexual related insults and slang. This includes linking to sources outside the forums.

Personal attacks are not tolerated. No character assassination threads allowed.

Any attacks against the forum moderators or staff will not be allowed.

Topics regarding forum censorship will be removed and a warning given. Any further posting about the topic by the poster will result in suspension.

No Spamming, Thread Bumping or Thread Necroing. A thread maybe bumped 1 time per every 12 hours in the Buy/Sell and Guild Recruitment sections of the forums. Necroing of a thread means to post in a thread which has not been posted in over a week without providing new information.

Don't be a troll.

Any attempt to circumvent the forum word filter will not be tolerated including posting avatars, forum names or signatures that contain a word that is censored by the bad word filter. Modification of words or the use of abbreviations can result in suspension.

Do not post images on the forums that can be insulting; promote adult behavior and activities; suggestive actions; violence; and/or pornography.

Impersonating a Gravity representative or any other forum member will be punished by a permanent ban.

Dummy accounts are not allowed. Creating accounts for the purpose of posting ill-mannered or illegal topics on the forums will not be tolerated. Accounts created solely to allow players to hide their "real" accounts from staff to prevent disciplinary matters will also not be tolerated and is ground for immediate suspension.

Deleting of GM/CM edits made to posts using Mod voice will result in suspension.

We do not allow the promotion of a referral website, phishing website or other malicious links. This also includes threads that intentionally promote (“advertise”) non-Warpportal games. This also includes advertising/discussion of non-warpportal MMORPGs. These threads will be removed without warning.

No Petitions. The forums contains a Proposal section that maybe used to post your ideas, but creating petitions for others to sign is not allowed.

No 'Or Else!' threads. Threads posted in a manner that is considered as combative or with the intent to pick fights will be removed without notice.

Threads stating the decision to quit the game for whatever reason will be removed.

Posting on behalf of a suspended user is not allowed. Posting to appeal or complain on behalf of other users will not be allowed. If they have an issue then they should use the correct channels to discuss the topic.

Attempting to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt on the forums will not be tolerated. Creating false rumors and information will lead to disciplinary action. This includes conspiracy threads or posts.

No Rule Circumvention. Any thread subject or discussion determined to be seen as an attempt to find a loophole in any of the game or forum rules, whether it is a specific rule or spirit of such, will be removed. Players making requests to be taught exploits will be suspended.

No Legal Action threads. Using the forums or PMs for encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action against anyone is strictly prohibited.

Posting regarding rumors of future content or game updates may or may not be removed based on content.

No posting of services, sales, or trades of in game items for real currency.

No Ban Dodging. Players who have been banned from the forums temporarily or permanently must serve the sentence of the ban. Posting/creating new forum accounts while banned will lead to all your forum accounts being permanently banned for ban dodging.

Moderator and staff action is non-negotiable. Reasons for moderation, suspensions, and other forms of action by mods and staff do not require warning or explanation to the forum user.

Locked Threads

Threads will be locked if the discussion has come to a conclusion and further discussion would no longer benefit from further conversation or if a topic has become overrun with flames or unconstructive posts.

Threads may also be locked for reasons not detailed here. An explanation for a thread being locked is not required to be posted by staff or moderation.

Do not repost locked threads. Reposting locked threads will be deleted with the possibility of account suspension pending the thread's topic.

Competitor Content
This is a company run forum. We ask that you keep the discussions on our forums about the games we publish. Anything other than discussions about Gravity / WarpPortal published games will be removed. The exception to this being the off topic section, where you can discuss non-MMO games.

We understand that our community is not made up of only English speaking gamers. Our office has a number of languages spoken but we can only offer English support on our forums. Threads not in English that are outside of the Technical Support and International sections will be removed.