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Forums / Chat / Messaging Rules
We have not set out to limit people’s freedom of speech or discussion. These rules simply strive to keep the boards on topic, productive and inclusive for all members. Accidental violation of minor rules will not result in strict penalties. We want our users to enjoy our boards and feel that these rules will ensure that everyone can equally.
Committing Minor Infractions at TheBigMMORPGList.com will result in a first warning, followed by temporary bans. If the issue becomes chronic, a permanent ban will be considered.
* For purposes of our rules, we will work under a 3 strikes your out policy. A first offense results in a warning. A second offence results in a 1 to 10 day ban and a third offence results in a lengthy and possibly permanent ban. Warnings and bans remain active for these purposes for 6 months. Note that severe offenses may receive stronger action, even on first or second offenses.
- Religion and Politics
- TheBigMMORPGList.com is a site to discuss massively multiplayer online roleplay gaming. While users are encouraged and permitted to use our Off-Topic forum to discuss real life and non-MMORPG gaming, threads concerning sensitive subjects such as religion, politics, or ethics may be locked or deleted if determined out of hand by the TheBigMMORPGList.com moderator staff.
- Language Policy
- TheBigMMORPGList.com wishes to create the friendliest atmosphere possible in our forums and on our site. As such, excessive use of strong language will not be tolerated. Ex: The odd “bad word” is fine. A profanity laced rant, on the other hand, is not. Discretion will rest with the moderators.
- Topic Hijacking
- Posting comments within a thread which severely disrupts the original conversation is prohibited at TheBigMMORPGList.com.
Example: Asking whether a game has PvP in a thread about crafting materials found in a new expansion is Topic Hijacking.
- Flaming and Personal Attacks
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not tolerate personal attacks on other posters. Please keep your arguments and posts on topic, and argue the ideas and topics of the thread instead of insulting other users.
Example: Telling someone that you disagree with their argument is tolerated, while calling someone inappropriate names is not.
- Game Attacks
- Unsubstantiated comments about specific or general games will be penalized in nearly the same way attacks against people will. The exception is that you can say mean things about games provided you back it up with reasons.
Example: “Game X sucks.” is not a legitimate comment. “Game X sucks, because…” is acceptable.
- Spamming “Post Report” Tool
- We encourage users to report posts that they feel violate these rules, but if you spam or abuse the report tool, penalties will apply.
Example: Reporting a post we do not take action is not against the rules. Reporting the same post dozens of times, is.
- Using the Post Report Tool as a Method of Contacting the Moderators
- The post report tool is not intended to be used as a way for users to communicate with Moderators. If you have an issue with a warning or ban, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Referral Links
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not support its members posting links for which they are entitled to reward. This constitutes advertising on the forums. If you wish to purchase advertising with us, please contact email@example.com
- Posting excessive negative comments or baiting others to respond in a negative manner is considered trolling on the TheBigMMORPGList.com forums.
For example: If there is one game that you did not enjoy, voicing your opinion is encouraged. Posting this opinion in every thread concerning that game to the point that it disrupts all other conversation is not tolerated.
- Copyright and Press Material
- Reposting material in its entirety from other sources is against our rules. Quotations from things such as news articles are fine, provided it is cited and (if possible) linked to. We ask others to respect our content and ask our readers do the same for other people’s content.
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not permit users to post information on games still under an NDA. For more information about your specific game’s NDA, please visit their official website.
- Off-Topic Posting
- Posting in boards that clearly have nothing to do with your topic is not tolerated. Typically, posts of this nature will be moved to the appropriate board.
Example: A post in the EverQuest II boards about how much you love World of WarCraft is off topic.
- Virtual Trading
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not allow the purchase, sale, or trade of in-game assets, accounts, or powerleveling services.
- Individual Forum Rules
- Some TheBigMMORPGList.com forums have individual rule sets â€“ please check the forum description and any stickied topics for more detailed information.
At the discretion of the moderator and/or the Community Manager, the following infractions will be classed as either minor or major infractions and appropriate penalties will be applied.
- Inappropriate Signatures
- Signatures may not contain material that breaches TheBigMMORPGList.com Rules of Conduct.
- Posting the same or similar messages over and over again for the sole purpose of disrupting a board’s activity is against the rules.
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not allow users to advertise products or companies in our forums. If you want to advertise, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resurrecting Locked or Deleted Threads
- If a thread has previously been deleted or locked by a moderator, it is against our rules to start another thread on the same topic. This rule applies if a participant in a locked or deleted thread re-starts the thread, a warning and 1 day ban will be issued. If this happens twice, the member will be permanently banned, no exceptions.
- Unofficial Servers
- Discussing or advertising unofficial servers or emulators for MMOs is not permitted on the TheBigMMORPGList.com forums. These servers are against the Terms of Service of the original game, and violate the intellectual propriety rights of the game’s publisher and developer.
- 3rd Pary Programs
- TheBigMMORPGList.com does not allow forum discussion concerning programs that go against a game’s EULA. This includes, but is not limited to, third party programs to automate gameplay or gain an unfair advantage over other players. Please check with your specific game’s EULA for more details on what is or isn’t allowed.
Committing Major Infractions at TheBigMMORPGList.com will result in an immediate and permanent ban from the site with no pervious warnings or infractions. The is no room for leniency or discussion
- Hateful Content
- Hateful content includes, but is not limited to, discriminating comments about: race, ethnicity (what country someone is from), religion, age, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status and political beliefs. TheBigMMORPGList.com holds complete and total discretion to decide what is hateful.
- Pornographic Images
- TheBigMMORPGList.com has subscribers of all ages and beliefs. Posting any pornographic images, content or links, no matter what the medium, will not be tolerated. At the discretion of the moderators and community manager, this rule will also be extended to include images of an erotic nature.
- Illegal Activities
- Either committing or the discussion of committing illegal activities at TheBigMMORPGList.com will not be tolerated. Illegal activities include, but are not limited to: illegal drugs, fraud, violence, hacking, software piracy and sexual harassment. As appropriate, illegal activities will be reported to the relevant law enforcement agency.
- Multiple Accounts
- If the staff of TheBigMMORPGList.com discovers that a user is creating and/or using multiple accounts, that user, and all accounts, both past and present, will be banned from TheBigMMORPGList.com.
- Posting Other’s Personal Information Without Consent
- It is against our rules to post the personal information of other people without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to, email correspondence, contact information, photographs, financial information and social security numbers. It is to the moderator’s discretion to decide whether or not the line has been crossed.