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Forum Rules & Guidelines
« on: September 22, 2014, 03:07:19 pm »
Thank you for reading the Emps-World Forum Community Rules & Guidelines!

Posting in these forums is a privilege which may be revoked at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of the forum moderators and/or administrators.

Emps-World reserves the right to remove any content that they feel does not adhere to the spirit of the game and/or the forums.

Please follow the Emps-World Community Guidelines when participating in our Community. Failure to do so may result in temporary suspension or permanent banning from the Emps-World Forums.

It is up to each one of us to make this Community worth being in! It's like recycling; everyone can do their part. Always strive to be helpful, polite, interested and engaging.

Tips - these are not rules, but merely guidelines to keep you from being ignored:

  • Use the search feature, found in the upper right quadrant of each forum page, to find information on a topic before you post a question. Your fellow community members will greatly appreciate this effort.
  • Newly created duplicate topics of posts may be merged, by the forum moderators, into pre-existing topics covering the same subject matter.
  • Consider posting an introduction of yourself in the Introductions Forum Board - it's a great way to get started and meet other forum members!
  • When you create a new topic, be descriptive in the title. Naming your topic "help!" or "omg..." will not get you as much help as "I am unable to do 'x'" right off the back.

Community Guidelines:

In general, you may post any on-topic material, as relates to Emps-World, in the relevant forum boards, written in a courteous and respectful manner.

1. Respectful Conduct

  • Make a habit of two things - to help, or at least to do no harm.
  • Do not type in all caps, as that is generally considered yelling.
  • Do not bring in-game disputes or drama to the forums.
  • Please post only in the language our forum is running - English.
  • Be respectful of your fellow forumers at all times.
  • We’re not after keyboard warriors here! Do not attack or flame any players, no matter any history you have. It isn’t permitted on the forums.
  • Do not post vulgar or profane content, do not bypass the censor with the intent to offend or shock, do not give inappropriate references to bodily functions, no innuendo’s please; nobody wants to see it.
  • You cannot show a specific player in a negative light, so no naming and shaming.

2. General

2.1. Stay on topic
  • Post content relevant to the forum you are posting in.
  • Do not cross-link to content not relevant to the subject at hand.
  • Topics or posts not relevant to the forum or thread they are located in may be moved or have content deleted.

2.2. Do not spam or troll
    I. This includes:
  • Creating multiple topics or posts on the same subject in one or more forums boards.
  • Excessively communicating the same or similar phrases or gibberish.
  • Posting posts not adding content to the discussion at hand (+1, lol, etc).

If you wish to state that you agree with a previously made statement, please don't just post '+1', but post reasoning as to why you agree with that statement, or make some elaboration upon it. This should be of at least 3 words.

II. Posting with the intent to cause unrest in the Community.

  • Petitions are not allowed. If you would like to see a change made to a game, please post a well-thought out topic in the appropriate suggestions and ideas forum.
  • Read stickied topics and FAQs. They were created to help the users and/or contain vital information, and there's a decent chance that there is a solution for your issue in one.
  • Do not advertise or promote any non-Emps-World content unless the subforum you are posting in was created for that purpose.
  • Do not post any content discussing chat logs, forum private messages, and/or email correspondence with Emps-World staff.
  • Do not copy paste content into your posts. If you have a phrase, or would like your name to appear at the end of all your posts, please use the signature area.

III. Do not post any content discussing disciplinary actions taken against a Community Member, in-game character or clan issues. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Account or billing issues.
  • 3rd party tool abuse issues.
  • Discipline received by Emps-World staff.

3. Inappropriate content

I. Inappropriate content will not be tolerated and will be deleted. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Images, words, statements, usernames, signatures, or links that are, or refer to, sexual, drugs, vulgar, obscene, graphic, profane, defamatory, abusive, hateful, bigoted, violent, threatening, or otherwise offensive subject matter.
  • Thinly-veiled obscenities (using alternate letters/symbols).
  • Flaming, harassment, or verbal attaches intended to belittle, humiliate, defame, threaten, or cause embarrassment to another Community Member, Emps-World, Emps-World Founder, or any of the Emps-World game titles.

II. Material, or links to sites, advocating or discussing illegal activities, both online or offline including, but not limited to:
  • Cheats
  • Hacks
  • Trojan horses
  • Viruses
  • Malicious programs
  • Abusing illegal drugs

III. If you would like to report any posts within the Emps-World forums to a moderator, please use the "Report to moderator" feature within the forums.
  • The Report button is labeled "Report to moderator" and can be found at the bottom right of the post that you wish to reports.
  • The Report feature is to be used ONLY for reporting objectionable content and is not to be used as a method of communicating with moderators for other reasons.

IV. Any reports of in-game violations should be directed to the appropriate board.

4. Images
  • Images must be hosted remotely as we do not allow direct uploads to these forums.
  • Images must adhere to all Community Guidelines.
  • Images found in violation of the Community Guidelines will be deleted.
  • Please, for the sake of our users without broadband, do not post large images or quote images in replies.

Avatars and Signatures
  • All images placed in the avatar or signature areas must adhere to the community guidelines.

5. Personal Information

I. Do not post personal information including, but not limited to:
  • Full name
  • Home Address
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers

II. All personal information seen by a moderator or admin will be removed
6. Bypassing Moderation/Filters

  • Not heeding, or ignoring, admin/moderator requests or warnings will lead to actions against your forum account.
  • Reopening topics closed by a moderator will lead to actions against your forum account.
  • Any attempt to deliberately circumvent the world filter will lead to actions against your forum account.
This includes the use of alternate letters or symbols, abbreviations, punctuation, ASCII text, images, or other methods to convey the meaning of the filtered content.
  • If deemed necessary by Emps-World forum staff, Community members found responsible for offensive posting or attempts to circumvent the Community Guidelines may be suspended or permanently banned.
Any attempts to circumvent a suspension or ban by posting from another account, or having someone else post on your behalf will result in further disciplinary action for all parties involved.

7. The Moderator Team

  • Moderators are to be respected at all times. Even if they are "outside of their jurisdiction", they are still distinguished forum users and disrespect towards them will not be tolerated.
If you feel that a moderator is acting inappropriately, do not make posts about it, or attempt to take justice into your own hand. PM the appropriate community liaison (Thomy) and he will take the appropriate actions.
  • Backseat Moderation - Do not expect an instantaneous response from the moderators. Moderating the forums is not their entire life. Report a topic once, and wait for a moderator's action. If 24 hours have passed from your original report and you feel that it has not been taken care of, you may report the post/topic again.

8. Account Penalties

  • The forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate, which includes, but is not limited to, failure to abide by the Community Guidelines.
  • If a player is found to have engaged in inappropriate behavior or violated the Community Guidelines, they will receive one or more Account Penalties against their forum and/or game account including:
         I. Be given a warning - each warning will raise the user's warning level 5%-10%. When a user's warning level reaches 100%, they will automatically be banned.
         II. Having a "Moderator Preview" requirement temporarily or permanently attached to their forum account. This will cause all new posts created by the forum account holder to be invisible to the general community until individually approved by a forum moderator.
         III. Be temporarily suspended from the forum.
         IV. Be permanently banned from the forum.
  • Depending on the severity of the infraction, Emps-World reserves the right to block access to the forums for any length of time up to and including account closure.
  • If your account is suspended under these circumstances, you may lose access to your forum account for the duration of the suspension and/or the balance of any prepaid period, without any refund.
  • Repeated, or severe, violations of the Community Guidelines will result in a permanent banning from the forums.
  • Emps-World reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis.

A mention of our Community's bad word filter/censor:

While certain words may not be offensive to you, please be considerate of the fact that those same words may have a completely different meaning and effect on someone else, or could be used in a harmful or hateful manner. Additionally, words that are primarily used to belittle, humiliate, defame, threaten, cause embarrassment, are sexual, suggestive in nature, vulgar, obscene, graphic, profane, defamatory, abusive, hateful, bigoted, or otherwise offensive, may also be added to our bad word filter on an on-going basis as they are seen to be used in a negative manner.

Thank you for cooperation,
Emps-World Staff Team
« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 06:40:43 pm by Martin »
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